From retro pixies to shaggy, shoulder-length mullets, short spring styles have essentially taken social media by storm. Now don’t get us wrong, we’re totally down for a chin-grazing ‘do. But there’s one waist-length look that’s got us second guessing this short hair obsession: the ultra-long braid. This old school favorite is making major waves, and the fashion elite have taken note. Mane Muses like Shay Mitchell and Kylie Jenner are taking this cool-girl trend to iconic new heights. Check out the 9 ultra-long braids we’re totally taking into spring.
1. Runway Ropes
The ultra-long braid isn't just hot, it's haute. Designer Tia Adeola took this tresses trend to high fashion heights with this runway rendition at NYFW.
2. Blonde Braid
Kylie's bronde braid is giving us long hair envy. This photo is further proof that the ultra-long look is perfect for the poolside.
3. Chain Braid
A simple accessory takes this casual 'do from daytime to dinner and dancing. Dress it up or down, the ultra-long braid is versatile af.
4. Mid-Back Braid
Not every lengthy look needs to graze the ground. Shay Mitchell is rocking this trend extension-free and the result is equally as stunning.
5. Rapunzel Braid
Perhaps the longest ultra-long braid yet. Hairstylist Linda Ha went all in on this on-the-rise trend, crafting a rapunzel-esque rope that's fit for a fairytale.
6. Beach Braid
Kim K. knows what's up. The icon rocked a super-sleek, super-long plait on a recent Cabo vacay.
7. High Glam Plait
From pop stars to actresses and influencers: basically everybody can agree on the ultra-long braid. JLo's super taut take on the trend is totally chic.
8. Braided Braids
Joyjah Estrada never disappoints when it comes to her stunning strands. The Belizean model pulled her cornrows into a lovely long plait and we're loving the unique look.
9. Ultra-Long Fishtail
These super-long strands don't have to be simple. A waist-length fishtail gives this long hair look an intricate and eye-catching twist.
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