Similar to tribal braids, two layer braids involve braids that move in two different directions from a part on the hair. The part doesn’t have to be in the center, though. Creating side parts, tribal styles, and dynamic cornrows is what this braided hairstyle is all about.
Cool Two Layer Braids
As with all braided styles, there is so much variety to choose from. Below are some trendy two layer braids for women to consider.
1. Cotton Candy Pink
Two layer braids with color are so trendy and fun. This looks involves a cotton candy pink color that feeds into your natural hair for eye-popping contrast. This look has two layers, but the hair is definitely pushed back to fall behind the ears.
2. Medium Two Layer Braids
Medium two layer braids are a perfect middle-ground for creating your style. Not too big and not too small, medium-sized braids are easy to style and approachable to wear.
3. Braids with Beads
Let your hair show your personal vibe with two layer braids with beads. Create beautiful patterns or even match your outfit to your braids. Defining your edges elevates this look to chic and trendy.
4. Small Brunette Braids
If you’re going long with your hair, you should consider small two layer braids. Little braids means less hair and less weight, so these will help to distribute the weight on your scalp, creating less tension overall.
5. Feed In Braids
To create two layer feed in braids, start by dividing your hair horizontally. Start cornrowing your hair and feed in extensions close to the roots. When you’re finished, why not add some charms or accessories, too?
6. Half-Up Style
These types of braids don’t necessarily have to move in a horizontal nature. A two layer braided ponytail requires you to braid the lower portion of hair downwards and the ponytail portion of hair upwards for cool contrast.
7. Strong Center Part
Create two layer braids with middle part for a strong and sleek look. Exactly how you structure your part is up to you. It may require that you get creative! We love this simple style on long braids especially.
8. Two Layer Braids for Girls
Two layer braids are so awesome because they work on little girls, too. Create two layer braids for kids with a center part, or try this swooping side part style. Add a few beads or charms for a kid-friendly style.
9. Lemonade Braids
Popularized in Beyonce’s “Lemonade” music video, two layer lemonade braids combine cornrows, Fulani braids, and a dash of Goddess locs all into one style. This look gives off a side part vibe and keeps your ends nice and curly.
10. Two Layer Braids With Baby Hair
This two layer hairstyle may have a small part, but both portions of hair move to the back of the head at an angle. This braided hairstyle works just as well on long and curly locs for a vibrant, stylish look.
11. Two Layer Bob
Why not use the two layer technique for your gorgeous braided bob hairstyle? A side part is a great choice because it looks great on virtually every face shape, but a center part can work just as well.
12. Jumbo Two Layer Braids
This hairstyle utilizes a creative pattern on the scalp, which is a nice variation on your more simple two layer horizontal styles. This type of style typically looks best with chunky jumbo braids for structure.
13. Electric Blue Braids
Adding color is the perfect way to express yourself through your two layer braids. Feed in electric blue style, or even red or purple hues. We love the way these braids thin out as they grow longer for a free-flowing, mermaid style.
14. Funky Space Bun Style
Two layer braids are all about versatility. This look winds the majority of braids into a cute space bun style, which is easy to do, thanks to the divided, horizontal nature of these braids. Pin it all up or leave some strands down for flair.
15. Soft Half-Up Style
This quick and easy half-up style involves two layer braids that are already complete. By pinning back the front two layers of braids on each side, you’re giving your look some variation, and keeping your hair out of your face as needed.
There are so many different ways to create your two layer braids beyond a simple horizontal style. These looks are trendy, sleek, and perfect as your next braids hairstyle. Will one will you choose?