Multiple strand braids are growing in popularity. These braids can hang down the back, as the more traditional braid does, or can be coiled around the head in a variety of different ways. To be successful at this look, though, you must be well versed in the three-strand technique.
Another variation of the braid is the twist and cross. Although this is a more complex braid to accomplish, it can be done and with practice you will just get better and better. Weaving is also another braided look that is stylish and fun.
One way of turning your more traditional braid into a work of personal expression is by adding things to it. Beads, ribbons, and even leather can be braided into the hair for a look that is fun and exciting.
Whatever the braiding style you choose, one thing is always constant. Braids of any kind are an attractive and fun way of expressing your personal style.