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10 Cute Medium Braided Hairstyles For Black Women

Just like long hair, medium hair also has quite a diversity of many different and numerous braided hairstyles which look great on ladies with both natural hair and relaxed hair. Sometimes braided hairstyles for long hair might a little be heavy or bulky when wearing it down or up on your head which might cause a strain on your hair strands especially when not feeling fine.

Braided Hairstyles For Medium Hair But for braided hairstyles for medium hair, the length is relative and it won’t matter whether you wear it up into


various braided updo hairstyles or down just as many ladies would like to wear it and it will cause less or no weight or heaviness of wearing your braids as compared to long hair.

Among these braided hairstyles for medium hair, there are those remarkable ones that will give an awe-inspiring look to ladies with round faces. Though there are many braided hairstyles for black women with round faces, this one which we have highlighted in this post will certainly beautify your face as it will disguise the undesirable features of your face and bring out the attractive features on your pretty face.

On your medium-length hair which sometimes is called shoulder-length hair, you can install black braided hairstyles such as box braided hairstyles, cornrow hairstyles, braided bob hairstyles, crochet braids, flat twist braids hairstyles, among others.

Allow me to invite you on this amazing adventure as we explore the best and most stunning braided hairstyles for medium hair which will look great on ladies with shoulder-length natural or relaxed hair.








When it comes to choosing a braided hairstyle for medium-length hair which you can easily frame around your face for an elegant and stylish look, bob braided hairstyles for medium hair will be the ultimate choice for you.

Bob braided hairstyles for medium hair are easy and look super chic when installed into small or medium size braids. You can do any kind or style of braids such as box braids, two-strand braids, or maybe two-strand twists, and then style them around your face in a bob style.

This young black lady in the above image highlighted one of the best bob braided hairstyles that looks great on all ladies with different face types. As you can see, the braids were styled around the corners of her cheeks which will certainly bring forward all the beauty on her face. This is a cool braided hairstyle for black women which is ideal for all official and special occasions.

You can wear the attires that suit the occasion you are dressing for and confidently you will be good to go make heads turn and necks bend just as depicted by this good-looking black woman in the featured image.




If there is any braided hairstyle that has caught the attention of many black women on the market; it is none other than box braids for black women. Box braids are protective braided hairstyles styled mostly by African Americans on either medium-length or long hair.

The design of the braids alone makes them irresistible to many black women and the various styles or ways in which you can style them around and across your face give them resourceful looks from one person to another.

Let’s take a look at these cute and eye-catching box-braided hairstyles for medium hair. Her hair was installed into nice and gorgeous box braids in black and purple colors. The purple color and the beads (hair accessories) that were added to her braids made the hairstyle look much more attractive and appealing.

You can dress this kind of box-braided hairstyle for medium hair when going to prom parties, homecoming parties, weddings, business meetings, or any official occasion that you might think about.




Similarly, this awesome black woman also highlighted one of the best black braided hairstyles for ladies with long faces. She brought out box braids that were installed in inimitable designs and later accessorized to add attractiveness to the individual braids.

I like the way she designed (framed) the box braids around the corners of her face. It elongated her face bringing out all the beautiful features of her face. You too can install box braids hairstyles on your medium hair and style them in a similar style and you will look endearing for any occasion.





There are some braided hairstyles that are more effortless to install and style on your head yet they will give you that classy and sophisticated looks on your face which in turn makes you feel loved and favored. One of the effortless or quick braided hairstyles for black women is this braided hairstyle for medium hair with ponytails. All you need is to make sure that your hair is ready for styling.

Though it looks great on relaxed hair, you can as well style it on natural hair. Make sure your hair is clean, nourished, and moisturized at all times. For ladies who might have taken a month or two without washing their hair, it’s time to give your hair a fresh feeling by washing it with clean water.

Some ladies might prefer using cold water as it doesn’t deprive hair of its moisture while others might prefer using warm water which we too would recommend as it will remove all product residues in your hair and that which might have accumulated on the scalp of your head.

Genteelly rinse the hair with warm water to remove shampoo for a new fresh look. With your head facing upside down, allow the excess water to drip off from your hair then gently place a clean dry towel to absorb the remaining excess water from your hair.

If your hair is thick and voluminous, it might take it a while to naturally air dry by setting it under a shade or near a fun which might call for a hairdryer for quick drying of your hair. When your hair is dry to a recommended degree, apply styling products (like hair moisturizer) to make your hair soft, nourished, and moisturized. Comb through to evenly distribute the products and remove any tangles or knots.

Starting at the front, get a small section of hair and then twist it along the hairline to the other side of the head. Get another section next to the previous one and flat twist it in the same direction as the previous one. Continue doing this till when all the hair on one side from the front to the back is flat twisted to the other side.

Gather the remaining hair strands from each twist to create a side ponytail. Fasten the ponytail in place using a ponytail holder. With the hair in a ponytail, you can now style it in any way that you think will make you look irreplaceable. You can style them into curly or wavy styles and then finish off with small amounts of hairspray to hold the curls in their designs.

At this moment look closely in the mirror and see how awesome, amazing and stunning you are with this simple braided hairstyle for medium hair with a ponytail. Pull out your party dress and you will be good to go turn heads at that party you’re dressing for.



Some ladies more so black women want to wear braided hairstyles in more than one style at once. This can be done by wearing some braids up and styling the remaining braids on the sides or just wearing them down.

This enchanting black lady brings out one of the ways in which you can wear your braids in more than one style. She brings out a braided hairstyle for medium-length hair where her hair was installed into colorful loose twists. The twists feature both brownish and black color that complements the tone of her skin making it the perfect braided hairstyle for chocolate-skinned or light-skinned black women.

The twists on her head were then styled into a half-up-down braided hairstyle. Twist braids at the front on one side were pulled and pinned at the back while those at the front on the other side were swept across her face to create (form) braided bangs (fringes). Voluminous amounts of twist braids were then left to freely hang in the back and the sides which finished her look creative in the way she styles her braids on her head.





Braided hairstyles for shoulder-length hair with straight ends look interesting and charming on most black women. If you are that kind of African American lady who would prefer to wear your hair with half braids and straight ends, then you better give this braided hairstyle for shoulder-length hair an attempt as it will charm your looks and make you the most adorable and noticeable beautiful black lady in the building.

This adorable braided hairstyle for shoulder-length hair with straight ends can be installed and worn by both girls (kids) and mature black women. In fact, if you are over 40’s this as well will be one of the alternative braided hairstyles for black women over 40’s which you can install on your medium-length hair and wear to various formal, official, casual, or special occasions.

It’s easy and quick to install on your head and it will take you less time to have a finished look as compared to other braided hairstyles for black girls. Here below, we highlighted one of the most exciting braided hairstyles for shoulder-length hair with straight ends.

Her hair was installed into micro braids (small braids) running up to around the ears and then the remaining hair strands were left unplaited but rather flat ironed straight sleek and smooth. Apply small amounts of hairspray to the straight ends to hold the style in place.

You may now style the braids around or across your face in a way that complements your facial features like your face type or shape among others. Since the hairstyle is of medium or shoulder length, you might need to wear slightly big earrings and a cute medium-length necklace so that your bracelets are visible. This is an ideal braided hairstyle for black women for an office day, dinner or date with your fiance, special occasions such as weddings or exclusive parties, mention it all.





Long hair, medium length (shoulder length) hair or short hair can be installed into colorful and charming braids and then styled into braided updo hairstyles. The design of the braids that you install on your hair will define how unique, or distinctive your updo will look.

Some ladies if not most of us will go for easy braided hairstyles such as box braids, two-strand twists, three-strand twists, or braids but if you can; there are those other so-called “complex” braided hairstyles such as kinky twists, Marley twists, sister locks, micro braids, among others which will make you have an irreplaceable updo hairstyle which in turn making you stand out in a crowd of many ladies with different braided updo hairstyles.

We present to you this cute black woman bringing out a glance of one of the best-braided updo hairstyles for medium hair where her hair was installed into two-strand twists featuring brown and black colors. The color mixture of the twists complemented the tone of this black girl’s skin.

After installing the twists, gather them on top of your head as if you are going to create a high ponytail. Secure the twists using a hair elastic or any artificial hair strands and then allow the ends of the twists to flow back so that they cover up the hair elastic that you used to fasten the twist braids.

This, in turn, will create some kind of an updo in form of a high bun and you will be done and good to go. Maybe you can add some hair decorates like a bow hair tie, or flower hairpins, among others to make the braided hairstyle look more attractive and appealing.





It’s time to give your natural medium-length hair a tree-like style by installing tree braids to your hair and then styling the ends into any style you feel like. Look at this indescribable tree braided hairstyle for medium hair, wow the black lady looks gorgeous with stunning eyes and a pretty smile on her face.

I guess you too can also have such stunning, pretty endearing looks on your face by installing a somewhat similar tree braided hairstyle for medium hair like the one highlighted by this awesome black lady. Get the basics you need to know about tree-braided hairstyles so that you will be in a position to create your own exclusive tree-braided hairstyles for medium hair that will charm your looks and turn heads.



shoulder length braided hairstyles for black women


Finally, we present to you this shoulder-length braided hairstyle featuring dreadlocks. For ladies who are into locks, well this shoulder-length braided hairstyle with dreadlocks will look great when styled on your medium-length hair.

All you need is to visit a professional hairstylist whom you are certain will be in a position to install the dreadlocks on you in the right way and design as in when the dreadlocks aren’t correctly installed on your head, it may lead to hair breakage triggering hair loose in a long while.

Decide on the size of the dreadlocks which look great on you but if you aren’t decided, allow the hairstylist to choose for you ( you should always remember that beauty lies in the hands of the beholder so medium-size dreadlocks will be ideal for you).

After installing the dreadlocks, you can at this moment wear them around your face in styles that complement your facial features and you will be good to go to any formal, official, or casual happenings that you plan to attend or be part of.

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