For those of you who aren’t familiar with triangle braids, the term applies more to the pattern of braiding. Your stylist will gather sections of hair and carefully form a triangle, which then becomes the base for braids. Depending on the length of your own hair and your preference, you can braid your natural hair or use extensions. When styled by someone who knows what they’re doing, there is nothing more stunning than the glimpses of artfully crafted triangular patterns on your scalp.
Popular Hairstyles that Highlight Triangle Braids
Still unsure about triangle braids? We’ve got some hair-spiration to convince you! Because the most important part is the braiding pattern, you can do whatever you want with the braids themselves. Go long or short. Stick with natural hair color or pick out something fierce and fantastical. What will it be?
1. Long and Defined
You can really see the triangular shape with these triangle braids. The triangles themselves are beautifully arranged so that the shared points look like starbursts. We’re in love with those baby hairs, too.
2. Half Bun
This high-piled hairdo is the bee’s knees. Thanks to both the braids and the beads, it’s ideal as a casual, everyday coif and as a formal look. The triangles in this pattern are smaller, which allows for many more braids.
3. Silver Tinged
These triangle braids are pretty standard regarding the pattern and technique. However, they illustrate exactly how to rock fantasy-colored locks with the braiding style. Those frosted plaits stand out beautifully from her dark roots.
As you can probably tell, we’re living for these baby hairs, as well. Take a look at the pattern, and you’ll spot a looser, more abstract triangle shape, as well, but that’s cool—braiding, after all, is endlessly customizable.
5. Golden Sprinkles
Not only do we love the color of these triangle braids, which are liberally sprinkled with shades of gold, blonde, and light brown, but we’re also living for the pattern. Notice how the triangles are sharply defined but are not uniform in size—that definitely draws the eye.
6. Piled High
That is a lot of bun, made up of a bunch of braids. The twisted, cable style of the plaits just adds to the triangle technique, don’t you think?
7. Length for Days
Everything about this triangle braid style is on-point. The length is to-die-for—that’s some Rapunzel level lushness. The half-up bun also shows off the triangles, which is always a plus.
Have you ever had your hair done in triangle braids? Are you ready to try them?