There was a time when fashion week runways were dominated by poker-straight hair. That time has now come to an end, with designers embracing natural hair looks on the catwalk and using this medium as a platform to showcase the versatility of natural hair. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to rock that bold braided do or are keen to take your style game up a notch or two, check out these stunning braided hairstyles that have dominated the runways.
1. Cropped box braids
What makes this look really stand out are the frayed ends. The stylist responsible for creating this look advises using large sections for each braid and creating straight parts for added drama. You can also use Darling’s Yaki Braid to add more volume to your look.
2. Chunky Fishtail
Accentuate your regular ‘fro with a chunky fishtail braid. You can either choose a section of your own hair to create the braid or use a faux braided pony.
3. Rapunzel Braid
Not a look for the faint-hearted, these accessorised braided hairstyles are sure to turn heads and make you the focal point of several conversations. Get creative with your choice of accessories and make sure to use a good quality set of extensions, such as Darling’s One Million Braid for a more distinctive look.