23 Ways to Wear and Style Knotless Braids

Knotless braids are one of the must-have protective styles. Not only are these braids beautiful, but they are also kinder to your hair. These braids do not use the tight knot that is used in more traditional box braids. Instead, these braids start with your own hair and the other hair is gradually fed in. Also, you will not have sore scalp and your hair won’t break. With that said, we know you will love these braids if you don’t already, so to give you some hair inspiration, we have found 23 gorgeous ways to wear knotless braids. We have different colors, braid lengths and more. Take a look to find your gorgeous new hairstyle!



  • As we’ve already mentioned, you start your braids off with your natural hair versus traditional braids where you start with synthetic hair right away. This step gives your hair a more of a seamless and natural look.
  • The best thing about these braids? There’s really no pulling on your scalp and that’s one of the biggest reasons why so many women would probably never go back to box braids. Box braids pull so much and that’s not good for your edges and your hair overall. Knotless style is extremely lightweight, and it doesn’t matter how large or how small you go with these braids. Traditional braids use a whole lot more synthetic hair to hide your own natural hair and that alone is what adds so much weight and makes box braids heavy for a lot of women.
  • With knotless braids there is no tension, so the second you get them done you can move them around and style them however you want. When you get regular box braids, your head is hurting for a week or more and you really can’t do much with your braids but leave them down. No pain and tension is a big plus for us! If you’re tender-headed, you will absolutely adore these braids.
  • Knotless braids can be styled in so many different and trendy ways. It’s basically like having long straight hair. There is no any knots so you will be able to style your braids into ponytails, buns, and other trendy updo styles. There is so much that you can do with them!
  • They last long and you can have them in for up to two months.


  • The thing you should know before getting these braids is that they take very long to do – up to 10 hours. Especially if you opt for small and very long braids.
  • If you have short or soft hair in the front, the braids can slip out.
  • High price: $250- $700 (not including hair).

1. Medium Knotless Braids with Beads

The first hairstyle that we have to show you features stylish knotless braids with beads. These braids are about mid length and have trendy parts. This is a beautiful and easy to wear look that will suit anyone. We love the beads because you can use different shapes and colors to really make your hair unique. Beads can be used on a shorter or longer version of this style as well.

2. Bold Red Braids

If you are looking for a bold and trendy style, then this is for you. Here we have very long braids with added red color. For this look, the color starts quite dark and then goes brighter towards the tips. You can recreate this or have more of the vivid red color. Either way, your hair will look amazing. There is a YouTube tutorial for this hairstyle down below.

Bold and Long Red Braids

Source: @kersti.pitre

3. Knotless Goddess Braids

Next, we have a stunning updo that was created with small knotless goddess braids. The beautiful braids have been styled up to create a stunning and statement making bun. A hairstyle like this is so versatile because it can be worn for any occasion – from a casual day to a party, it all depends on how you wear it. This is one of our favorite looks because it will look gorgeous on everyone.

Beautiful Braided Bun Updo

Source: @dmv_cgs

4. Cute Braided Bob

One of the must-have looks is a bob and with hairstyles like this, we can see why! Here we have a cute and stylish braided bob. The hair is a beautiful and warm shade and the braids are around chin length. We love the color and length of the hair because it is such a chic and trendy combo. A bob is the perfect hairstyle for the spring and summer.

5. Awesome Green Knotless Braids

Another cool color you could try is green! Now green may seem a bit daring but as you can see, the hair below looks awesome. So, for this look the hair is styled into knotless braids and the hair is a mix of dark and light green tones. It is such a statement making look. You can wear your braids in a ponytail or loose like in the image. There is a tutorial for these braids on the link here.

6. Gorgeous High Ponytail

The ponytail is a classic hairstyle that can be worn in different ways. Next, we have a gorgeous high ponytail that will make you look trendy for any occasion. These knotless braids are a warm shade and have been styled very high on the head. The hair also has cute accessories that really jazz up the braids. Hair like this is stylish and easy to wear. You can view a tutorial on how to create this ponytail as well as two other styles for this type of braid on the link here. Hair used: Kanekalon hair in color “30”.

7. Long Knotless Braids with Curls

Next, we have a hairstyle that uses knotless bohemian braids. As you can see, these braids look stunning! The braids are long, use multi tone color and the curls are just gorgeous. Braids like these are great for the ladies who feel that their hair has been a bit drab so it could do with a glam makeover. Recreate this or you can try the same look with shorter hair too.

Stylish Knotless Braids with Curls

Source: @hairbybrazy

8. Long Caramel Braids

Looking for a hairstyle that is trendy and easy to wear? If so, this is for you. Here we have long knotless braids that are beautiful caramel shade. We love the caramel color because it suits all seasons. It is bright for the spring and summer but warm for the fall and winter too. Hair like this will also look gorgeous for any occasion and it will suit everyone. It is just a pretty style and it is one of our favorites!

Long Caramel Braids

Source: @dmv_cgs

9. Trendy Double Buns

Next, we have a fun and trendy style to show you. For this look, the braids have been styled into a half updo. Half of the braids are left loose and the other half are tied up into two buns. As you can see, the double bun look is so stylish and unique. This is perfect for the ladies who want to stand out from the crowd. Recreate the style or tie all your braids up into the buns. Hair like this is great for the summer and festivals.

Trendy Double Buns

Source: @daniisworld

10. Knotless Blonde Braids

Knotless box braids can be styled in different ways by using different hair thicknesses. This next style shows smaller braids. The braids are super long and because they are thinner the hair looks so intricate and statement making. These braids really make those boxy parts stand out too. Hair like this will just wow and it can be recreated in any color. You can check out the front view of the style on the page below.

Knotless Blonde Braids

Source: @glambymerry

11. Purple Knotless Braids

Next, we have another amazing hair color to show you! These knotless braids are a pretty and bright purple shade. We love the purple because it is bold, fun and unique. You can recreate this look or try using a different shade of purple. Pastel would be perfect for the spring and summer while the darker tones are great for the fall and winter. Six packs of hair were used to create this look – 3 purple and 3 black. You can check out a tutorial to on the page below.

Purple Knotless Braids

Source: @frizzybri

12. Glam Braided Bun

The next hair idea features another bun. This one is a little tighter and smaller than the one we shared earlier. We love this version of the bun because it is so glam and chic. A braided style like this would be perfect for special occasions, parties or even more casual events too. It just looks effortlessly beautiful.

Glam Braided Bun

Source: @theglamcamm

13. Bohemian Knotless Braids

This hairstyle is another one of our favorites. For this look the hair is styled into very long knotless braids with lots of beautiful and loose curls. It is just a stunning hairdo that will make you stand out from the crowd in style. This look was created with 3 packs of Xpression braiding hair & 1 pack of Freetress Curly hair.

14. Statement Making Knotless Braids

Be bold with a hairstyle like this one! Here we have long knotless braids that are a beautiful red shade. The color, parts and length of the braids all create a trendy and statement making style. Hair like this will suit everyone and it is great if you want to give your hair a stylish makeover. Recreate this look or you can try a similar style in a color of your choice.

Statement Making Knotless Braids

Source: @missleleofficial

15. Trendy Ways to Style Your Braids

If you love knotless braids but are thinking about how you can style them, then the image below will help! As you can see, there are eight different ways to style your beautiful braids. If you want to recreate one of these yourself, you can view the Youtube tutorial for all eight styles. All you have to do is click the link below and head to her YouTube channel. We love these styles and want to wear them all!

Different Braided Hairstyles

Source: @kensthetic_

16. Chunky Braids with Triangle Parts

Next, we have a hairstyle that features chunky braids. For this look the hair is styled into triangle parts with large braids. Some of the braids are also different shades which include dark and light brown tones. The colors, parts and braids are just a stunning combination. Hair like this will wow, will suit everyone and it will look amazing for any occasion.

Chunky Braids with Triangle Parts

Source: @glambymerry

17. Long Braids with a Half Up Bun

The next hair idea shows another way to wear a bun. This style features long and thin knotless braids. Half are loose and the other half are tied up into a bun. The half up bun is such a cute and stylish look. You can recreate this or you can try a similar style with shorter braids. Either way, it is trendy and pretty hairstyle.

Long Braids with a Half Up Bun

Source: @glambymerry

18. Chunky Knotless Braids

Love the chunkier braids? If so, this is for you. Here we have jumbo knotless braids that are a beautiful brown shade. This is a simple but stunning style that is very easy to wear. It is perfect for busy ladies who need versatile hair that will suit any event. From work to a party this hairstyle will look chic and gorgeous. We love this braided style!

Chunky Knotless Braids

Source: @dmv_cgs

19. Stylish Caramel Braids

Earlier we featured beautiful caramel braids. If you liked that color idea, then you need to see these braids too. This time we have a different way to wear the shade. The braids are black with caramel weaved into them so you get a stylish multi tone look. This color combo will work on any braided style.

Stylish Caramel Braids

Source: @daniisworld

20. Knotless Braid Ponytail

Next, we have another cute and stylish updo. This time the knotless braids have been styled into a ponytail with wavy ends. As you can see, the ponytail looks so stylish and it looks a little softer compared to the sky high ponytails too. This is a pretty hairstyle that will suit everyone. If you want the hair to be bolder, then try the ponytail in a more vivid color like red or blonde.

21. Bold and Colorful Ombre Braids

If you love to wear vibrant colors in your hair, then this is perfect for you! Here we have long braids that start black and then about midway, vivid colors are added to the hair. There is a variety of colors used from yellow to pink. We love this because it is such a unique and fun idea. You can recreate this look or use different colors of your choice.

22. Chic High Bun

The next idea features another chic bun. This time the hair is a gorgeous brown shade and the braids have been styled into a high and loose bun. There are also some cute accessories that are peeking through some of the braids. This is such a glam and beautiful look. You can try a similar style or recreate the bun with a different hair color and accessories.

23. Unique Braids with Accessories and Curls

Last on our list of knotless braids is this unique and stunning hair idea. For this look there is a mixture of braids, curls, hair colors and accessories. It is a beautiful braided look that will show off your own personal sense of style. We love this and it is one of our favorites! Recreate this or try your own version by using different accessories and hair colors.

We hope you have found a new hairstyle to try!

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Rebecca Puttock


4 thoughts on "23 Ways to Wear and Style Knotless Braids"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I really look all the ideas

  2. Anonymous says:

    My photo is included, yet I’m not mentioned anywhere. It would have been nice to receive some credit.

  3. Monique says:

    Hi! Thank you for your contact. We give credit to every image. If you look closely, there is a link under your image to your Instagram page. 🙂 Let us know if that is OK.

  4. Anne says:

    How do I do the curls though?

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