The 16 Hottest Braid Styles of 2022 … How Much Do They Cost? How Much Time Do They Take? How long do they last?

Time is money… All professional braiders are not the same. Depending on your stylist’s experience and skill level, they may vary in time, price and the recommended amount of hair needed to achieve a particular braid style and the overall outcome. If you desire smaller braids or more intricate styles, then you can expect that the style will take longer and the price will definitely be more expensive. Check out some of the hottest braid styles of 2022. We’ll share information on their estimated cost, time for install and how long you can expect the style to last.
  • Style: Small Box Braids | Simple, easy and versatile style. Box Braids come in different colors, lengths & sizes including long, short, medium and chunky.
  • How much time for Box Braids? The average professional hairstylist can install box braids in about 5 to 6 hours, but the longer the hair and smaller the braid, the more time required.
    How much does Box Braids cost to do? If you choose to have it done for you at a salon, you should expect to pay around $100 to $375, plus about eight packs of pre-stretched braiding hair.
    How long do Box Braids last? You can expect your box braids to last a total of four to six weeks without a touch up.
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  • Style: Triangle Part Box Braids | Similar to Box Braids but  the hair is parted into triangle parts before braiding the hair for a slightly different but nice look.
  • How much do Triangle box braids cost? You should expect to pay around $75 to $175, plus about eight packs of pre-stretched braiding hair.
    How much time does triangle braids take to do? This also varies by exact style and stylist however 4-6 hours is common.
    How long do Triangle Part Box Braids last? The style lasts for four to six weeks.
  • Style: Jumbo Box Braids | Similar to Box Braids but the braids are extremely large. Thus the name “Jumbo”. Likely one of the quickest individual braids styles to get. The parts definitely have to be uniform and precise if you want to pull this one off.
  • How much do Jumbo Box braids cost? Big Box braids typically cost $85 – $225, and we recommend that you purchase 8 – 10 single packs of pre-stretched braiding hair for mid-back length.
    How much time does Jumbo Box Braids take to do? They can take 3-6 hours, significantly less than the smaller sizes.
    How long do Jumbo Box Braids last? Many ladies love the jumbo box braids because they can last up to 8 weeks.
  • Style: Bohemian Box Braids | Like Box Braids they are Individual braids, however the bohemian effect is achieved by adding different textured curly extensions at the bottom as you keep braiding the hair.
  • How much do Bohemian Box Braids cost? For a trained braid professional, the average cost could range from $300 to $600. You will need anywhere between 5-10 packs of kanekalon hair packs and 1 pack of the freetress deep twist hair
    How much time does Bohemian Box Braids take to do? Medium bohemian box braids will take anywhere from four-to-five hours and a jumbo size will probably set you back two-to-three hours.
    How long do Bohemian Box Braids last? It often depends on how small they are or who installs them for you, but they can typically last around four to five weeks.
  • Style: Knotless Box Braids | Preferred as the healthiest extension braiding technique as its known to cause less tension and less hair matting; thus less scalp irritation, hair shedding and loss. Knotless Braids are perfect for anyone who wants to get braids but is afraid of causing damage to their hair. Every braider does not practice this technique so be sure to do your homework when seeking this service
  • How much do Knotless Box Braids cost? Medium waist length knotless braids cost $250. You will need 6 to 7 packs of Kanekalon braiding hair
    How much time does knotless box braids take to do? Knotless braids can take about 5 to 6 hours depending on the size and length.
    How long do Knotless Box Braids last? A finished knotless style can last anywhere from four to six weeks.
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  • Style: Bob Box Braids with Color & Beads | Spicy shoulder length Box Braids with a flare of color and culture.
  • How much do Bob Box Braids Cost? If you choose to have it done for you at a salon, you should expect to pay around $190 to $250, plus about six packs of pre-stretched braiding hair.
    How much time does Box Braids take to do? The average professional hairstylist can install box braids in about 3 to 4 hours, but the longer the hair and smaller the braid, the more time required.
    How long do Bob Box Braids last? You should have your bob box braids in for 8 - 10 weeks.
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  • Style: Cornrows | Quick and easy style. Simple and sexy!
  • How much do Cornrows cost? Depending on the salon, the prices can range anywhere from $25 to $175. For a simple cornrow job with no extensions, most jobs will start at $25 to around $45. Complex designs or hair extensions can cost upwards of $80 to $180.
    How much time does Cornrows take to do? Depending on the braider and the style, braiding cornrows can take anywhere from 15 minutes on an easy style to up to four hours on a more intricate style.
    How long do Cornrows last? Two to eight weeks is a general rule of thumb.
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  • Style: Feed in/ Stitch in Braids | Gaining more and more popularity, this technique blends precise parting and cornrow skills. As they add hair to increase the size of the cornrows, stylists really show their creativity and skill level. With this style, the possibilities seem endless.
  • How much do Stitch braids cost? The cost of stitch braids ranges from $80 to $150 depending on the size, complexity and length of your desired hairstyle
    How much time does Stitch braids take to do? Depending on the braider and the style, braiding cornrows can take anywhere from two to four hours.
    How long do Stitch in Braids last? These braids can last you up to 2 months.
  • Style: Lemonade Braids | Beyonce sponsored style braids that made everyone remember how fly elegantly done cornrows actually are. This style is easy on your edges and perfect for any season or occasion.
  • How much do lemonade braids cost? You can expect to pay anywhere between $70 and $300
    How much time does Lemonade Braids take to do? It takes between three to six hours to install lemonade braids.
    How long do Lemonade Braids last? They're low maintenance and long-lasting, usually up to 4 weeks.
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  • Style: Faux Locs/Goddess Locs | Faux locs aren’t natural dreadlocks. They are installed like braids but they actually look like locs. With faux locs, the longer you keep them in, the more beautiful they tend to look. They come in many variants such as: Bohemian locs, Butterfly locs, How much do Faux Locs/Goddess Locs cost? Depending on the size, length, installation method, type of hair used and your stylist. The price of faux locs typically ranges from $150 to $300.
  • How much time does Faux Locs/Goddess Locs take to do? A shoulder-length style will take about four to five hours, while waist-length goddess locs will take up to seven or eight hours.
    How long do Faux Locs/Goddess Locs last? Faux locs can be styled to last for four to six weeks or even longer according to the hair you use and your maintenance. 
  • Style: Genie Ponytail Braids | Extremely quick, easy and fun, but this style is still a head turner. A genie ponytail is a tight, high braided ponytail added to natural hair. Perfect for any season.
  • How much do Genie Ponytail Braids cost? For this quick and fun style the cost varies from $100 to $150 and can go higher depending on the length.
    How much time does Genie Ponytail Braids take to do? This quick style can take 1-2 hours.
    How long do Genie Ponytail Braids last? This updo can last up to two weeks.
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  • Style: Tribal Braids / Fulani Braids | Some of the most beautiful and elaborate braid styles come from various well known African tribes like the Fulani tribe. Tribal braids are often accessorized using beads or hair cords to give them an extra pop. They come in different styles including ponytails and ones with a half parting and cornrow/braids combo styles.
  • How much do Tribal Braids / Fulani Braids cost? You can expect to be charged from $160 to $220, which is average for these types of braids.
    How much time does Tribal Braids / Fulani Braids take to do? Depending on the thickness of your hair,  Fulani braids may take 2.5-3 hours.
    How long do Tribal Braids / Fulani Braids last? Experts generally advise to keep them in for a maximum of five weeks.
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  • Style: Senegalese Twists | Senegalese twists, aka rope twists, are a staple braid style.This hairstyle comes in many variations and sizes ranging from plain twists to half feed in cornrows and half twists.
  • How much do Senegalese Twists cost? Depending on the length and size of the Senegalese twists, the price typically ranges from $150 to $400.
    How much time does Senegalese Twists take to do? On average, it can take around six hours to do Senegalese twists.
    How long do Senegalese Twists last? Senegalese twists can last anywhere from eight to 16 weeks with good maintenance.
  • Style: Passion Twists | Passion twists are what you get when you put together Goddess locs and Sensegalese twists. They’re braided using the Freetress water wave hair and vary in rates depending on the length.
  • How much do Passion Twists cost? On average, passion twists can cost $150 to $250.
    How much time does Passion Twists take to do? Passion twists estimated time can take anywhere from three to eight hours.
    How long do Passion Twists last? With proper maintenance, passion twists can be up to eight weeks.
  • Style: Pop Smoke Braids | Man approved…These braids were sponsored and put on the map by the late super famous hip hop artist Pop Smoke. Simple and fly.
  • How much do Pop Smoke braids cost? For this hairstyle, the price can go as high as $150 depending on your desired length and size.
    How much time does Pop Smoke Braids take to do? These braids can take 2-3 hours to do.
    How long do Pop Smoke Braids last? Like any other cornrows, this hairstyle can last up to 6-8 weeks.
  • Style: Distressed locs | Known by several other aliases; messy faux locs or love locs are similar to faux locs but they are braided using different mixtures of hair to give it a distressed look. Also not to be confused with Butterfly locs.
  • How much do Distressed Locs braids cost? Distressed locs can cost you up to $400 for a waist length look.
    How much time does Distressed Locs braids take to do? It can take anywhere from four to nine hours to get Distressed Locs.
    How long do Distressed locs last? Distressed locs can last for up to 3 months if you take care of them well.