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High Top Braids – 21 Quirky Styles for Men to Try

High top braid hairstyles have become really popular among men throughout recent years. Men are more curious about trying out new, fun hairstyles, and some of them look really amazing.

Below we have prepared some useful tips for creating and maintaining high top braids, as well as 21 great ideas to try out.

How to Style Men’s High Top Braids

How to Style Men's High Top Braids

Becoming skillful at braiding can sometimes be tricky. But a good style to start from is a French braid for men. From there you can keep searching for other types of braiding and build the skill up.

Other than that, your hair type, hair length, and the type of hairstyle you want to go for are also very important. You must figure out how a certain hairstyle would match with the shape of your face.

It’s also important that you have patience when it comes to maintaining your hair. If a part of your head is shaved, you have to have it trimmed regularly.

Hair products are very important as well. After your hair has reached a certain length, and you’re not planning on cutting it, you have to start using products to nurture it. Also, use styling products such as hair gel and pomade to keep the hairstyle looking great.

Watch The Following Video to Learn How to Style High Top Braids in Cornrows

Trendy High Top Braid Hairstyles for Guys

Following are the on-trend high top braids that modern men are incorporating in their hairstyles. Have a look at these 21 hairstyles to get your new braided look.

1. Cornrows-Inspired Look

high top braids with weave

Cornrows are timeless and look effortlessly classy on men.

Ideal for: Diamond and triangle-shaped faces.

How to Style: Braid curved sections of hair while incorporating blonde extensions for a two-toned appeal. Secure in a top knot to contrast with the buzzed sides.

2. Straight-Back Plaits

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Straight-back braids are easy to achieve and can be kept for a few days.

Ideal for: Square and round faces.

How to Style: Separate out four sections and plait them to be secured in a ponytail at the back of the high top. The clipped sides will make any face appear slimmer.

3. Reverse Updo

high top braided bun

Rock a reversed messy updo keeping all the attention at the front.

Ideal for: Diamond and square face shapes.

How to Style: Incorporate brown strands while braiding the extra-long top. Gather them at the front to secure in a ruffled updo with the ends sticking out.

4. Hint of Silver

high top long braids

Another quirky high top braids hairstyle for confident men to try.

Ideal for: Oblong and oval faces.

How to Style: Opt for a narrow long top and plait it for the braids to fall on the neck with a hint of silver contrasting against the black base creating a two-toned appeal.

5. Classic Man Bun

high top twist braids

Turn around some heads with this classic man bun.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Use extension while creating long Senegalese twists and wrap them around a bun sitting on the top. The high fade along the sides sets off this bold look.

6. Blue Ombre 

high top braided ponytail

Express your wild personality with a blue ombre hairstyle that won’t go unnoticed.

Ideal for: Heart and diamond-shaped faces.

How to Style: Choose hair extensions with a midnight blue hue transitioning into a lighter tone while reaching the ends and incorporate them on the top creating a unique high top box braids hairstyle.

7. Slick and Tight

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Men who like a slick hair look can opt for this low-maintenance style.

Ideal for: Triangle and oblong face shapes.

How to Style: Go for middle-parted rectangular sections with the tightly braided strands falling along the sides. Add a touch of blonde on the tips for a chic finish.

8. Intricate Design

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Turn the long top into a piece of art by considering this hair design.

Ideal for: Triangle faces.

How to Style: This style calls for a hairstylist who is ready to experiment with high top braids by sectioning the strands intricately and knitting them neatly.

9. Braided Dreadlocks

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Combine thin dreadlocks with chunky braids to stand out from the crowd.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to Style: Separate the dreads into four parts to create chunky straight-back braids that are secured in pairs at the back. Complete the bold look by shaving the sides and back.

10. Hipster Appeal

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Beware as this daring hairstyle is not for the weak-hearted.

Ideal for: Square and round faces.

How to Style: The style features two main braids with sharply pointed ends accompanied by side braids while the remaining sections merge into them along the length. Finish off with a neat skin fade.

11. Crown Braid

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The trendiest way to rock a high top braids hairstyle for guys is this semi-crown braid.

Ideal for: Round and oval faces.

How to Style: Go for middle-parted square sections that are plaited while merging into the crown braid extending along the sides from the front to the back.

12. Asymmetrical Braids with Man Bun

high top braids with bun for men

This asymmetrical high top braid hairstyle is a true masterpiece for men! With a topknot or man bun, it becomes sexier.

Ideal for: Square and round-shaped faces.

How to Style: Again, a mix of precise sectioning and wide and thin braids. Other than that, the front and the sides are precisely carved and shaved, and the braids come to a medium-high bun at the back.

13. Middle Part Double Braid

men's high top braid with middle part

This high top braids hairstyle is a slightly simpler version of men braids that a lot of men go for.

Ideal for: Oval and round-shaped faces.

How to Style: The two braids hairstyle for men is carved and shaved on the sides and on the front. The top part is parted in the middle and braided, with both braids coming to a high bun.

14. Short Dreadlock Braids

best high top braid hairstyles for men

These high top dreadlock braids with low fade look so cool and magnificent.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to Style: You can keep it swept to one side, with the other side being shaved.

15. Sectioned High Top Braids

black guy with high top braids

Spice up these classic high top braids for black guys by being creative with the trimmer.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to Style: This type of lines and fade require a lot of precision. The three lines at the back are carved out very precisely. The top part is divided into square-shaped sections and each section is braided into simple braids.

16. Crab High Top Braids

high top braid styles for men

This men’s high top fade with braids hairstyle is neither easy to create, nor to maintain. But every creative soul must experience wearing something as original as this crab high top braids hairstyle at least once.

Ideal for: Square and oval-shaped faces.

How to Style: Leave the struggle to a professional who gets to be very creative and shows their skill.

17. High Top Spider Braid

Only daring men can wear this star high top braid!

Ideal for: Heart and square-shaped faces.

How to Style: Start parting your hair from the middle of the top part of your head. The hairstyle consists of 12 braids – 8 wider ones and 4 thinner ones. Tie each section with an elastic band, so that you don’t get lost in the middle of the process, and then start braiding.

18. Zig-Zag Braids

zig zag high top braids for men

Speaking of creative and original – another great idea stand out is to wear these zig-zag braids.

Ideal for: Heart and round-shaped faces.

How to Style: Same as the previous hairstyle but in a zig zag pattern.

19. Simple High Top Braids

The simplest and easiest hairstyle in the bunch is this wide high top braid for men with a man bun.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to Style: After you’ve had the sides of your head shaved, braid the top part of your head into a Franch braid, tie it, and make a little high man bun from the rest of the hair.

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20. Subtle High Top Braid

high top thin braid for men

Another simple high top fade braids hairstyle for men to play with.

Ideal for: Round and oval-shaped faces.

How to Style: Braid a thin braid on both sides. Use hair gel to shape the hair in between.

21. Halo Braid

guy with high top halo braid

If you are eccentric and like to stand out from the crowd, you’ll love this high top braided hairstyle for men!

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to Style: This braid is probably achieved with the help of a hair extension that is attached with a hair clip. The important thing is that the color of your hair matches the color of the braid.

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Which braids style is suitable for men?

Any braids style you think would look good on you. The most common are those with shaved, faded sides, as well as high top braids with designs, but you can go with whatever you feel most comfortable with.

Can white men also try high top braids?

Of course. There are a few examples above of high top braids worn by white models. High top braided hairstyles are becoming more and more popular and some of them are even worn more frequently by white men.

High top braids with designs or high top fade with line?

This depends on the type of hair and, above all, personal preference. High top braids with designs are often connected to a specific culture, but we strongly believe in wearing whatever one feels comfortable with or finds suitable.

Men often opt for hairstyles with the line because, unlike top braids with designs, it doesn’t only have an aesthetic but also a structural function. Having shaved sides and a well-executed fade and high top braids help elongate your face

If your hair is a bit longer and feeling brave when it comes to spicing up your hairstyle, these high top braids are very cool hairstyle options to try, even if it’s just for fun. The chances of liking it are high!