Layer braids hairstyles are braided hairstyles that are made by first creating sections or layers. These layers are typically made by sectioning the hair horizontally to make rows. Then the rows are made into vertical braids so that the top layer overlaps the layers beneath it.
Layer braids include all braided hairstyles, except ponytails, that aren’t braided from the front of the head to the nape of the neck in just a single line. This braid style can be made into two or more sections with the first section being cornrows and the others beneath it being either cornrows or individual braids.
Layers can make a braided hairstyle look fuller and more plentiful. If you want your cornrows to look less sparse, adding some braids underneath them can help create the look you desire. Below are some stylish layer braid ideas that you can show your hairstylist.
1. Two Layer Braids
Two layer braids are achieved by sectioning the hair into just two sections and either plaiting each section as cornrows or the top as cornrows and the bottom as individual braids. This particular style can be made either without parting or as side or center part braids.
2. Side Part Layer Braids
Side part layer braids soften your facial features. The side part can be made on either sides of the face depending on whichever you feel is best for you.
3. Layered Feed-In Braids
Layered feed-in braids are made by sectioning the hair into two or more sections and braiding each layer using the feed-in braid technique. Feed-in braids are natural-looking braid styles that have extensions added.
4. Two Layers Feed-In Braids
You can style your feed-in braids as just two layers for something quick and simple. If you love sleek and neat layered braids then this style will work really well for you.
5. Layered Tribal Braids With Curls
Layered tribal braids with curls, also called goddess tribal braids, is an attractive hairdo that’s made by braiding cornrows in front and individual braids at the back with curly extensions hanging with the braids. The curls give the style even more volume and definition.
6. Three Layer Braids
Three layer braids usually feature three cornrow layers or two cornrow layers and one individual braids layer. This one is very fashionable even though they take several hours to make.
7. Three Layer Tribal Braids
Three layer tribal braids are created by sectioning the hair into three layers and braiding the two top layers as cornrows and the last layer as individual braids. This version of tribal braids usually looks fuller than the ones with two or no layers.
8. Three Layer Feed-In Braids Middle Part
Three layer feed-in braids with a middle part is made by first parting the hair in the middle—which is perfect for elongating the face—and then braiding the hair into three different layers. This style works best with natural-looking feed-in braids made as three cornrow layers or two cornrow layers with the bottom-most layer being made as individual braids.
9. Small Layered Tribal Braids
Small layered tribal braids are the most long-lasting tribal braid style when compared to other larger sizes. If you don’t mind spending a lot of time at the salon, then why not go for small braids. This hairstyle is made by weaving small-sized cornrows in front and small single braids at the back.
10. Tribal Layer Braids
All tribal braids fall into this category as tribal braids are made by first sectioning the hair into two layers and then braiding the upper section of the hair into cornrows and the lower into individual braids.
11. Layered Tribal Braids With Design
Ladies recently have found means to spice up their layered tribal braids by making them into designs or patterns instead of the regular straight cornrows. You can make the plaits at the front of your tribal braids with trendy designs like the criss-cross, hearts, zigzag and more.
12. Medium Two Layer Braids
If you don’t want to spend half of your day getting your hair done into two layer braids, make them in medium sizes. Medium-sized layer braids last for several weeks.
13. Two Layered Medium Tribal Braids
Medium tribal braids are two layer braids that feature cornrows in front and box or knotless braids at the back. These don’t require as many hours at the salon when compared to the small ones and still last a decent amount of time.
14. Layered Tribal Braids With Heart
Layered tribal braids with hearts are lovely tribal braid styles that are currently in vogue. This hairstyle features one or more heart braided designs incorporated into the cornrows. The individual braids at the back are braided as regular braids.
15. Two Layer Jumbo Tribal Braids
Two layer jumbo tribal braids are the quickest to make since they’re made in very big sizes. Jumbo braids, because of their conspicuous look, give you a bold and striking appearance. To pull off this hairdo, make large cornrows on the top layer as well as large box braids on the bottom layer.
16. Layered Cornrows
Layered cornrows are achieved by making cornrows in two or more steps. This braid style exclusively features cornrows and no individual braids in any of the layers.
17. Two Layer Cornrows
Two layer cornrows are layered cornrow styles that are made by first parting the hair into two layers or sections, then braiding each section into different cornrow styles.
18. Two Layer Red Tribal Braids
Two layer red tribal braids are made on red-colored hair or on other natural hair colors by using red braiding hair. If you want your tribal braids to give your face a stylish pop, make them a vibrant red with cornrows on the upper layer and individual braids on the bottom layer—all braided with the red extensions.
19. Layered Blonde Tribal Braids
Blonde tribal braids are bright and attractive braids that can be achieved by using blonde braiding hair if you don’t already have blonde natural hair to braid both the top layer and bottom layer of the braids.
20. Layer Box Braids
Layer box braids are made to resemble the classic layered cut which has the top layer cut shorter than the bottom one. The style is made by braiding the hair into different lengths with the top one braided the shortest.
21. Two Layer Ombré Tribal Braids
Ombré tribal braids are a creative and colorful way of rocking tribal braids as it gives you the opportunity to try out different color combinations. Both the cornrows on the upper layer and the single braids on the lower one are braided using ombré extensions that transition from one color or shade to another.
22. Layered Scalp Braids
Layered scalp braids are also referred to as layered cornrows and they’re braided very close to the scalp. All layered braids fall into this category as they all have cornrows included.
23. Layered Pop Smoke Braids
Layered Pop Smoke braids feature the hair sectioned into two or more layers with each layer braided into several braids in the same pattern that you would braid regular Pop Smoke braids. These signature braids have the hair plaited as a single braid from the middle of the head to the back and sides.
24. Layered Hair Updos
Layered braids can be styled into updos just like any other style. You can make your layered braids into a half updo by styling just the upper layer into a bun if you don’t mind having the bottom layer touching your skin. You can also style your layered braids into full updo styles without leaving any hair out.
25. One Layer Tribal Braids
Single layer tribal braids don’t have the hair divided into multiple layers as with regular tribal braids. To make one layer tribal braids, braid the hair down to the nape of the neck without having any individual braids underneath.