43 Beautiful Ways to Rock a Butterfly Braid

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Butterfly braids are a beautiful, protective style. These gorgeous braids have become one of the hottest hairstyles to try because they look amazing and don’t require a lot of maintenance. We love these braids and have put together 43 of the best hair ideas on Instagram. You will find stunning braids that you can wear anywhere from a party to a formal event like a wedding. There is a butterfly braid hairstyle to suit everyone!

1. Butterfly Braid Updo

The first hair idea we want to show you is this beautiful butterfly braid updo. The braids have been styled on top of the head to create a trendy faux mohawk hairstyle. You can also see chic gold beads which really give the updo a glam look. Hair like this would be perfect for a special occasion and for the holiday season.

Butterfly Braid Updo

Source: @vybrantrose

2. Trendy Butterfly Braid

Our next idea is this trendy braided hairstyle. We love these braids because they are sleek and create a stylish, statement look. When recreating a hairstyle like this, keep the braids thick but the ponytail can be any length. Braids like these are versatile and can be worn for any occasion.

Trendy Butterfly Braid

Source: @quantaebraids

3.  Elegant, Curly Butterfly Braid

Looking for a glam butterfly braid hairstyle? Then this idea is perfect. These butterfly braids feature a long, thick and beautiful braid with a smaller side braid. The hair has also been accessorized with hair cuffs too. This is a stunning idea that would be perfect for the holiday season.

Elegant, Curly Butterfly Braid

Source: @mariamcoreen

You can find the tutorial down below, so you can recreate this look at home:

4. Cute Butterfly Braid Hairstyles

Butterfly braids can be left in a single braid once the two braids have met, but they can also be styled into other ways too. Here we have a couple of beautiful ways to style butterfly braids. As you can see, one has the classic ponytail look while the other has been put into a bun. You can wear the first style during the day and glam up your look for special occasion with the bun.

Cute Butterfly Braid Hairstyles

Source: @londonsbeautii

5. Long Butterfly Braid

Next, we have a long braided look. The hair has been styled into the two braids that then meet in a very long butterfly braid ponytail. We love how the braid is more relaxed than some of the sleeker styles as it gives the hair a trendy, boho look. To achieve this style, you will want to pull the braids out quite a lot when creating the butterfly effect.

6. Trendy Double Butterfly Braids

Generally butterfly braided looks feature two braids that meet and then blend together. This hairstyle is a little different. Here we have braids that start and end as two separate braids, but they still have that stylish pulled out butterfly look. This is a gorgeous hair idea that is great for the women who like to stand out from the crowd.

7. Butterfly Braids with Glam Cords

You can make your hairstyle unique and express your own individual style by adding accessories to your braids. These braids are a super stylish example. The chunky butterfly braids meet in the middle and end in one, sleek single braid. Then the look is finished off with a gold cord. As you can see, the gold really jazzes up the hairstyle. You can use any cord, in any color.

8. Vibrant Red Braid

If you love bold hairstyles, this next idea is for you. Here we have butterfly braids in a vibrant, red shade. As you can see, the red and the braids look amazing together! You can recreate this red look or you can use a different color. If the bright tones are not for you, try a dark color like burgundy.

Vibrant Red Butterfly Braid

Source: @themonebrand

9. Butterfly Halo Braid

Next, we have a stunning halo braid to show you. Halo braids frame the face beautifully and look very glamorous. This halo braid features thick braids with a red tone running through them. A red color like this is perfect for Christmas and halo braids are perfect for parties and formal events.

Butterfly Halo Braid

Source: @naturallynata

A YouTube tutorial on how to create this look is down below:

10. Chunky Butterfly Braid Hairstyle

This next hairstyle is one of our favorites! This stunning look features chunky butterfly braids and instead of the braids blending into one, the two are put together to create one large ponytail braid. This way you get the detail of both braids. Also, the ponytail looks intricate and it has a lot more volume too. Recreate this look or try the hairstyle without the accessories.

Chunky Butterfly Braid Hairstyle

Source: @hairbyjhade

11. Beautiful Butterfly Braid Idea

The next look we have to show you is this beautiful butterfly braid hairstyle. For this braided style, there are two braids that blend into one long braid. The hair has also been accessorized. This is an elegant and stylish look that would be amazing for the holidays.

Beautiful Butterfly Braid Idea

Source: @foreigncutie

Make sure to check out the YouTube tutorial and try to recreate the look yourself!

12. Statement Butterfly Braid

Earlier in the post we featured a braided look where the ponytail braids do not blend. Here is another beautiful example of that style. For this one, the braids start thin and end up thick, and the side braid is subtle too. Then the hair ends in a stunning double braid ponytail. We love this long braided look!

Statement Butterfly Braid

Source: @indigo_dazzle

13. Accessorized Butterfly Braids

Next, we have this chic accessorized hairstyle. This butterfly braided look features thick braids that have been put into a low bun that sits at the nape of the neck. The hair has been finished off with a glam, gold hair accessory. This is a gorgeous hairstyle and it would be a beautiful choice for a special occasion. Add an accessory like this or maybe some hair cuffs.

Accessorized Butterfly Braids

Source: @laidby_nae

14. Chunky and Messy Butterfly Braid

Our next idea is another relaxed butterfly look. Here we have long braids that have been pulled quite a a lot to create a loose, butterfly style. The hair also has a double braid ponytail. This is a stunning hair idea and the cuffs finish off the look perfectly. Braids like these are trendy and are perfect for the ladies who want to glam up their look.

Chunky and Messy Butterfly Braid

Source: @uptownbeautie

15. Two Butterfly Braids

If you love the double butterfly braids, you may like this next idea too. Here we have another braided style where the braids do not blend but stay separate. For this look, the braids are sleek and have been accessorized with a stylish cord. You can recreate the look featured or create some cool cord patterns that show off your unique style.

Two Butterfly Braids

Source: @indigo_dazzle

16. Butterfly Braid with Hair Cuffs

Braids look amazing when they are thick and full of volume, especially for a style like butterfly braids. These next braids are a gorgeous example. As you can see, the ponytail here is very thick and statement making. It is a glam and trendy hairstyle that will wow.

Butterfly Braid with Hair Cuffs

Source: @themonebrand

17. Long and Sleek Butterfly Braids

Next, we have a sleek and stylish braid idea. The butterfly braids featured here frame the face beautifully and are very neat. This is an easy way to wear look as the hairstyle makes statement but is not too over the top. Hair like this can be worn anywhere from your office, to a night on the town. We love these braids.

Long and Sleek Butterfly Braids

Source: @yanistyledit

18. Elegant Butterfly Braid Look

If you are looking for a stunning hairstyle for the homecoming or prom, this next idea is for you! Here we have long, butterfly braids that are accessorized beautifully. The hair is decorated with silver cords, cuffs and rings. This hairstyle looks fit for a princess or an angel! Braids like these would be amazing for any special occasion.

Butterfly Braid for Prom or Homecoming

Source: @leelee.moehair

19. Butterfly Braids with Curly Hair

Another way that you can jazz up your braids is by having curly hair at the ends. Here is a pretty example. The look features two braids that blend into a double ponytail. Then the hair is finished with a gold cord and curls. This is a beautiful hair idea that would look amazing throughout the holiday season.

Butterfly Braids with Curly Hair

Source: @hair_i_am757

20. Double Butterfly Braids

Our next idea is a gorgeous double braid look. The hair almost looks like a halo and then blends into a large ponytail. This is a beautiful and elegant hair idea that will suit any formal occasion from a wedding to the prom. Finish off your own version with braid cuffs in any color.

Double Butterfly Braids

Source: @hairbyjhade

21. Stylish Butterfly Braid

Looking for stylish braids? Then this idea is for you. Here we a braided hairstyle with two braids and a super long ponytail. This is a gorgeous hair idea that would look stunning on anyone. We love the volume, length and hair accessories.

Stylish Butterfly Braid

Source: @leelee.moehair

22. Bold Butterfly Braids

Next, we have bold braids. These braids really stand out because they are jumbo and the thickness really shows off the butterfly style. The two braids then meet and create a very long ponytail with volume. This is a stylish and easy to wear look. Braids like this work best on long hair.

Bold Butterfly Braids

Source: @shuglikehoney

23. Thick and Thin Braids

The last idea we have to show you is this hairstyle with combination of thin and thick braids. The look features two thick braids that blend into one, but also there are stylish thin braids running down the parting. This is such a cool and trendy hairstyle. Recreate this look or try the braids without the cuffs.

24. Beautiful Blonde Butterfly Braid

Next, we have a beautiful blonde butterfly braid. The hair is a mix of warm and light blonde tones and is styled into chunky braids. This look is finished off with gold rings. It is a stunning hairstyle and the blonde really makes a statement. This hair will be perfect for the summer season.

Beautiful Blonde Butterfly Braid

Source: @bundleboutique

25. Chunky Braided Hairstyle

The next hairstyle is so pretty and easy to wear. For this look, the hair is styled into a chunky butterfly braid. It is a simple and stunning hair idea. Something like this will suit everyone and it can be worn for any occasion. Recreate this or you can jazz it up with some accessories. Flowers or gold cuffs would look amazing.

26. Pretty Braids with Cords and Cuffs

If you do like to accessorize and look glam, then this for you. Here we have two braids that meet at the back and then are tied together. The hair also features silver cords and cuffs. A butterfly braid like this will be perfect for a special occasion such as the prom or a wedding. The silver accessories look stunning, but you can opt for gold if you prefer.

27. Glam Butterfly Braid with Curls

This next hairstyle is another one of our favorites. The hair is styled into a glam butterfly braid with curls. So, most of the hair is braided and there is also a smaller braid too. Where the braids meet, the hair changes to loose and elegant curls. You get the best of both worlds with hair like this. This updo would be perfect for a special occasion.

Glam Butterfly Braid with Curls

Source: @grip_and_twist

28. Multi Tone Butterfly Braids

You can jazz up your braids with color and this next idea shows how to do so in style. Here we have beautiful butterfly braids. The hairstyle is simple and there a few loose and tight curls too. Towards the ends of the braids, a warm brown tone has been added. This just gives the hair a lift and makes the style more unique. Recreate this or add a different color such as blonde or red.

Multi Tone Butterfly Braids

Source: @indigo_dazzle

29. Butterfly Braid Updo

Looking for a chic and elegant updo? Then this is perfect for you. Here we have a simple and pretty butterfly braid. Instead of the braids being left loose, they have been tied up to create a low updo. We love this type of braid as an updo, it just looks so glam. Keep the hair simple or you can try a similar style with accessories.

30. Bold Black and Blue Braids

Next, we have another color idea to show you. This time we have a classic butterfly braid but it has been jazzed up with color. The braids are a mix of black and vivid blue. As you can see, the blue really makes a statement. You can try the blue look or use a different bold color such as red, purple or pink. Experiment and see what you like.

31. Easy to Wear Braided Hairstyle

Maybe all the bold hairstyles are not for you? If so, you can choose a simpler butterfly braid like this one. Here we have the classic two braid look where they meet to create a low ponytail. This version of the updo is so easy to wear, will suit everyone and it can be worn for any occasion.

Easy to Wear Braided Hairstyle

Source: @hairbytoriann

32. Statement Making Butterfly Braids

The next hairstyle is glam and statement making. Here we have butterfly braids that meet to create a long ponytail. The end of the braided ponytail is curly, there is a zig zag part and the hair is a bright blonde color. Everything about this hair is bold. This is great for the occasions where you want to wow. Recreate this or try a different blonde shade.

Statement Making Butterfly Braids

Source: @yb__creations

33. Long Braid with Gold Cuffs

Next, we have another easy to wear style. For this look, the hair is styled into a long butterfly braid. This hair is also finished off with gold cuffs. This version of the butterfly braid is glam, stylish and simple. You can recreate this style or try silver accessories. Silver cuffs would look amazing as well.

Long Braid with Gold Cuffs

Source: @spstyled

34. Copper Butterfly Braids

The next hair idea is another multi tone look. So, the hair is styled into the classic butterfly braid but the braids are a mix of colors including coppery orange, brown and black. We love the color combo because it is unique and bold. Recreate this look or try a different shade of red. Burgundy would look stunning with this hairstyle.

Copper Butterfly Braids

Source: @kween.braider_

35. Beautiful Braids with Gold Butterflies

This is another one of our favorite hair ideas! Here we have beautiful butterfly braids with loose curls. The hair is also decorated with stunning gold butterflies. These butterflies suit the style perfectly and they give the hair a unique and magical look. Hair like this is great for special occasions and you will be able to buy gold butterflies online.

Beautiful Braids with Gold Butterflies

Source: @hairbykimani

36. Trendy and Pretty Braided Hairstyle

Looking for pretty and trendy hair that is easy to wear? If so, take a look at this. Here we have a long butterfly braid with curls at the end. The hair is also accessorized with charms. It is a beautiful hairstyle that will suit everyone and it can be worn for any occasion. You can recreate this style with or without the charms.

Trendy and Pretty Braided Hairstyle

Source: @slaystation_

37. Black and Blonde Braid Idea

Earlier in the post we shared a blonde braid idea. If you like the blonde hair, then check out this style too. Here we have a beautiful blonde and black butterfly braid. So, the hair on the head is black and the actual braid is blonde. The colors are so striking and statement making. It shows another gorgeous way to wear blonde.

Black and Blonde Braid Idea

Source: @jaylaboostyles

38. Two Butterfly Braids

When styling butterfly braids they do not have to be joined together. You can have them separate like this. Here we have two long butterfly braids. As you can see, even though they do not blend together they look stunning. This is a pretty and cute way to wear the braided style.

39. Elegant Butterfly Braid Hairstyle

Next, we have an elegant version of the style. So, for this, hair is styled into a chunky butterfly braid with a long side ponytail. The hair is also decorated with gold cuffs. It is a pretty and easy to wear style that will glam up your look for any occasion. Recreate this or add more cuffs.

40. Butterfly Braids with Gems

The next version of the butterfly braid is glitzy and glam. For this look, the hair is styled into two braids that are tied together. The hairstyle is finished off with cords and sparkling gems. As you can see, the crystals look amazing and they really jazz up the hair. Hair like this is perfect for a special occasion and you can buy gems for your hair online.

41. Stylish and Glam Grey Butterfly Braids

If you like to wear more unique hair colors, then this idea could be for you. Here we have butterfly braids that are a mix of black and grey color. As you can see, the grey looks so striking against the dark black color. The hair is finished off with rings and charms. It is a trendy hair idea that will be perfect for the summer season.

42. Accessorized Braided Style

Next, we have another cool and accessorized hair idea. The hair is styled into a chunky butterfly braid. All of the braided sections are decorated with rings, cuffs and dangling charms. A variety of accessories really make the hair unique. Recreate something similar or choose your own accessories to show off your personal style.

Accessorized Braided Style

Source: @taylordddd._

43. Stunning Butterfly Braid for a Special Occasion

Need a hairstyle for a special occasion? If so, take a look at this. Here we have a stunning butterfly braid idea. So, the hair features the classic two braid style. The braids are also accessorized with stunning white and floral accessories. This is a gorgeous hair idea that would be perfect for the prom, weddings and more.

We hope you have found a beautiful butterfly braid hairstyle to try!