In the past several years, our perception of women has completely changed. No longer are woman those innocent little creatures that need saving. Instead, we look at women as fierce, strong and independent individuals that can do just about everything. Just look at the professions. Gone are the years when we had male professions, and typical female professions.
With that in mind, in the past few years, we’ve also seen some notable female warrior characters. And as a result, a female warrior look has never been so popular. One of the ways to achieve the warrior look is with your hairstyle.
The best hairstyle for a warrior look is the braids. You can try different braids, but they all have to have a simple goal in mind, and that is to make you look fierce.
Let’s go and check some out.
1. Side Row Braids With Front Poof On Colorful Hair
We start off with side braids, and an accessory that is often overlooked. That is the color of your hair. For a warrior outlook, in most cases you’ll need some color. The more fierce the color is, the better. This purple definitely shows a woman that is not afraid of anything.
2. Star Intertwined Braids Into Single Braid
One of the reasons female warriors braid their hair is so that they are less vulnerable in combat. At least that is the legend. With this braid, you have your entire hair gathered in just one braid, and a ponytail that looks amazing. You want to be a star? Well, now you can be one.
3. Long Tied Back French Braids
The French braid is a classic you just cannot ignore. And because of its versatility, you can easily adjust it to a different look. Be it a romantic and innocent look or a fearsome warrior look, the French braid can help you achieve your goals. And if you look at this hairstyle, I am sure you’ll remember few movies where you have seen female warriors wearing it.
4. Fishtail Braid Intertwined With Micro Braids
Another instant classic, at least when it comes to the warrior look. Micro braids give your hairstyle a special look, and a little bonus.
5. Twisted Zipper Braids With Gold Rings
I said color is a nice accessory to the braiding, but you can also go with some classic accessories as well. The gold ring is one of those accessories that make any hairstyle look better. And if you think this hairstyle looks complicated, just look at the instructions and you’ll get it.
6. Pink And Purple Unicorn Tied Back Braids With Floral Twist
I know what you are thinking. Pink is not a warrior color. Well, but purple is. And don’t be fooled by the floral twist. You do not always have to look as a male warrior. You can look girly, and fearsome in the same time. Bonus points for implementing one of the biggest trends of 2017, the unicorn coloring.
7. Three Chunky French Braids Twisted Into One
Some women love chunky braids, others want micro braids. If you fall into the former category, you’ll love this hairstyle. Basically, you go from big, to bigger.
8. Pull Through Braid With Side Chain Braid
One of the more interesting aspects of braid hairstyle is that people often wonder how you made it. This one, for example, looks unique and extremely complex. And that will get people wondering. If you want to get them thinking about your hairstyle, go get this one, and you’ll see how everyone just gazes at you.
9. Infinity And Fishtail Combo Braids
The best part about braiding is that you can mix different braids together. In fact, that is one of the more preferred options. With that in mind, we have a combination that is worth checking out. To infinity and beyond my ladies.
10. Crown Rope Infinity Braid
Warriors usually do not wear a crown. They leave that to the queens and kings and princesses and princes. But every now and then, you might want to try a crown fit for a fearsome woman. Who says you have to be a queen to wear a crown?
11. Half Done Dutch Braids
This is one of those hairstyles that is very similar to the elf hairstyles we see in the movies. You still get your hair loose, and you have a braid in the same time. If that is something you like, the half-braid is the best way to go. You still get the warrior look, but with more sensual and sensitive side to it.
12. Infinity French Snaked Through Braids
As I said before, braids often look complex and hard to make. That gets people wondering and pondering. But when you look at it, this braid is just easy an simple. And of course, you can check the instructions and see how to make it on your own.
13. Tied Back Twist In Updo To Braided Bun
When you think of a warrior look, you rarely think of something elegant and classy. But that is exactly the case here. Who says you have to look dirty and rugged. This classic warrior braided hairstyle can actually be worn on special occasions like a wedding, or a cocktail event. Think about that for a moment.
14. Side Fishtail, Dutch Braid and Box Braids Princess Warrior Braids
In most combinations, people combine two braiding styles. But in this case, we go to the next level. And what is after two? Well, three of course. Bonus points for the coloring, which makes this hairstyle that much more unique and awesome.
15. Large Dutch Braid With Tied Back Loose Twist
I said before that there are many people that love big and chunky braids. But in the same time, you want your hair loose. That gives it a bit of a romantic touch. What if I tell you that you can have both? Just look at this example.
16. Three Side Dutch Braids On One Side Into Single French
I love it when braids intervene between each other. That is actually the core principle of braiding. So, with that in mind, check out this hairstyle, where you go from small to big in one step.
17. Connected Waterfall Pigtail Braids
The waterfall braid is among the most popular braiding options. At least when you want something more elegant, girly, and innocent in the same time. The twist here is that the two braids are connected to each other. And that makes the hairstyle that much more classy.
18. Large And Loose Fishtail Braid At The Top And Small French On The Sides
Big and small can work together. While most braid combinations are either two big or two small braids, sometimes, you can work with both. It all comes down to your creativity and thinking.
19. French Pull Through Intertwined Braids
Remember, this is a warrior braiding article after all. So we have to have more warrior looking women out there, right. This is one of those hairstyles that looks rugged, but it is beautiful in the same time.
20. Front Poof With Small Braids And Gold Rings
We had gold rings before. And I said that accessories are welcomed in warrior braids. And no, you do not have to have bones and similar creepy accessories to look like a fearsome woman. Gold is good enough to be honest.
21. Side Dutch Cornrows With Hawk Braids
Getting something close to the Mohawk with braids is just a thing of art. Not many women can pull it off. We are now into the era where Mohawk is acceptable as a mainstream hairstyle. Make sure to take advantage of it while it lasts.
22. Twisted Tied Back Braided Style With Accessories
As I said before, getting a warrior look doesn’t have to mean you need to ignore you feminine side. In fact, the two are closely tied together. With that in mind, getting a girly accessory is acceptable, as long as it is not some childish one.
23. Three Type And Sized Braids Mixed Together
The only thing I have to say here is “WOW”. I mean, just look at those braids. Now, this takes some time, because you literally have to braid at length up to your butt. But if you have the time, and you are willing to put the effort, this is one of those hairstyles that will make you star of the show. And that means anywhere you go.
24. Braids Into Loose Ponytail
Sometimes, you want something simple, but still in line with the trend. For a warrior look, this loose ponytail will do the trick. And it will take you five to ten minutes to get it done. Is that simple and easy enough for you?
25. Dutch Braids Ito Single Braid
It is only logical that we finish off with one of the most popular and common braiding techniques and styles. That is the Dutch braid, one of the basics, yet timeless braiding styles.
With that in mind, I hope you enjoyed it. If you are looking for a small change to your hairstyle, without cutting your hair, a braid is always a nice idea. Be it a more rugged and fearsome looking, or a feminine and sensitive, it is up to you to choose.