10 Popular Rope Braid Hairstyles You Must Try

Written by Anisha Pradhan • 

Rope braided hairdos are the perfect way to cover up a bad hair day—or just to cocktail things up to deglamorize a look. There are about hundreds of incarnations of the easy-to-create, stylish hairstyle that are perfect for any occasion. So, in order to inspire you, we have compiled a list of these ten celebrity rope braids that run the gamut from simple Ponytail to braided bun and everything in between.

Read ahead to try our favorite rope braid hairstyles!

1. Wet Rope Ponytail

You cannot beat a wet, messy rope braided ponytail during the summer months. Quirky, stylish and oozing sex appeal, it’s little wonder designer Ayse Deniz Yegin in his show was such a fan of it. To duplicate this sexy braided ponytail, begin by sectioning out wet hair into two parts. Next, from the nape of the neck pull your wet hair back and rope braid this section and tie it at the bottom, like in the picture above. When you’re done roping your hair, mist with a little hairspray.

2. Rope Braid Messy Pony

Rope Braid Messy Pony
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Actress Elizabeth Olsen’s messy, side-swept rope braid is an excellent hairdo from all angles. The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress looks stunning with her undone, two-toned blonde hair done up in a cute side rope braid. The actress doubles the glam factor by going all nude with face and sultry with eyes.

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3. Side Braids

Side Braids
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The red carpet is usually all about the glam gowns, but we think actress Busy Philipps’s supersize rope braid at the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards stole the show. We love everything about this side braided hairstyle – the easy rope braids, the wavy locks and the two tone blonde hair colour.

4. Rope Braided Bun

Rope Braided Bun
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We love a messy rope braided bun, and this strikingly beautiful wraparound on Aymeline Valade is a perfect hairdo to copy for a wedding.

To duplicate Aymeline Valade’s look, divide hair into two sections, and rope braid each section separately. Make sure you spritz a good hairspray before. Once done, pull the two braids at the back and across the back like a bun, and secured to form a detailed halo-like bun.

5. Rope Ponytail

Rope Ponytail
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In this hairstyle, Teresa Baca Astolfi added a laidback finish to her gorgeous curve-fitting gown courtesy of this high, rope ponytail. It’s really a simple, sleek ponytail that begins with applying a good amount of anti-frizz serum. Now, divide hair into two sections and pull it back. Next, hold the sections high and start rope braiding and tie it at the bottom.

6. Rope Braided Updo

Rope Braided Updo
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American country music artist Kellie Pickler is a picture of perfection with her rope braided updo. We love the fresh messy look of this hairstyle, that goes well with the rope braids. To recreate this hairdo, divide hair equally at the back, braid each section normally and separately. Pull the two sections and wrap them behind like shown in the picture. Once done, secure to form a bun. When you’re finished braiding, wrapping and pinning, mist with a strong little hairspray.

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7. Sleek Pony

Sleek Pony
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Sometimes, the simplest hairstyles are the prettiest. Do not believe us? Take a look at Hailee Steinfeld’s gorgeous rope braid ponytail. Sleek and easy-to-DIY, to recreate her look, begin with sectioning out the hair to one side, then divide hair into two parts and create two normal rope braids by twisting and crossing over each other. Once done, set the braids at the bottom of the hair with a hair tie and spritz lots of anti-frizz hairspray.

8. Halo Braid

Halo Braid
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Glee actress Dianna Agron has given us some major hair-spiration with this gorgeous and romantic rope inspired halo braid. We love how her messy, intricate and textured hairdo is undeniably trendy. To get the look, once done with roping your hair, position your braid on the crown of your head and skip the hairspray for a chic and natural look.

9. Half Updo

Half Updo
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For the ideal night out hairstyle, copy Ashley Benson’s messy waterfall rope braids hairstyle: rope braided from the sides, but messy and easy from the back. Pair your rope braided hairstyle with boho accessories and flawless makeup for a trendy, flirty and romantic final touch.

10. Low Braided Bun

Low Braided Bun
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Gorgeous actress Emilia Clarke sure knows how to draw attention with de-fussing a shimmer cocktail gown with a messy braided updo. In this simple look, the actress’ braids effortlessly blend along with the low-slung bun. She secured her braided bun with bobby pins and left it loose for a more whimsical look.

So, how cool are these rope braid hairstyles? Tell us in the comments section below!

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