Stitch Braids Styles
The term “stitch braids” refers to a method of cornrowing that involves creating neat box-shaped lines along the length of each braid. Use a non-flaking styling gel or pomade when creating stitch braids for a sleek look with extra hold. The finished look of stitch braids is extremely neat and pretty. You can create them using just your natural hair or by adding braiding hair to create a variety of beautiful styles. Whether you want Ghana braids, feed-in braids, or classic straight-back cornrows, the stitch braid method is a great choice. Here are 35 great stitch braid styles to consider for your next protective style.
1Ghana Stitch Braids
These gorgeous Ghana braids are created using the stitch braiding method. The resulting look is incredibly neat, sleek, and beautiful. This is the perfect protective style for any time of year.
2Chunky Stitch Braids
This beautiful style is created by making two chunky stitch braids on each side of the head. The large size of the braids make the stitch parts even more prominent.
3Stitch Braids Half Up High Bun
For this style, the hair in the front is cornrowed up into a high bun and the back is styled into box braids. This is a great way to experiment with and show off a new hair color like the golden brown hue pictured here.
4Stitch Braids High Ponytail
This beautiful style features stitch braids in the front, which are arranged into a high ponytail, and box braids in the back. You can never go wrong with this classic look.
5Purple Straight Back Stitch Braids
These gorgeous straight back stitch braids feature a subtle shade of purple. This is a great way to experiment with a little color and take a simple style to the next level.
6Stitch Braids Double Buns
This cute style is created by cornrowing the hair into an intricate design. The ends of the braids are wrapped into double buns and thin cornrows are placed in between each stitch braid.
7Honey Blonde Stitch Braids
Here’s a great protective style for summer (or any time of year you want a sun-kissed look). These ultra long honey blonde stitch braids are arranged into a chic high ponytail.
8Stitch Braids High Bun
These gorgeous stitch braids are arranged into a neat high bun. Skinny cornrows are arranged in between each stitch braid for an extremely neat final look.
9Two-Toned Red Stitch Braids
These two-toned, straight back stitch braids are the perfect choice for those who want a more subtle pop of color. The contrasting colors make the stitch parts even more prominent.
10Side-Swept Stitch Braids
These gorgeous side-swept stitch braids are adorned with gold beads and white cord for a striking final look. Side-swept braids are a great option if you’re not a fan of straight back cornrows.
11Chunky Stitch Braids Low Bun
Here’s a beautiful style that works for special occasions or daily wear. These chunky stitch braids are arranged into a chic low bun for a final look that’s timeless and elegant.
12Stitch Braids High Ponytail With Sleek Edges
These sleek stitch braids are styled into a high ponytail with sleek, styled edges. This is a great option if you like the look of “baby hairs.” If not, you can easily replicate this style without them.
13Stitch Braids Double Buns With Curved Part
These gorgeous stitch braids are styled into double buns. The hair is divided into two sections with the help of a curved cornrowed “part.” Smaller cornrows are also arranged in between each stitch braid for a pretty, asymmetrical look.
14Stitch Braids With High Bun
Here’s a simple but elegant way to style your stitch braids. These medium-sized braids are styled into a chic high bun. This is the perfect low-maintenance style for any occasion.
15Side-Parted Stitch Braids
This stunning style is a great choice if you want a more unique-looking stitch braids hairstyle. Instead of braiding the hair towards the back of the head, the hair is braided across the head in a zigzag pattern.
16Curved Stitch Braids High Bun
This elegant high bun is created by braiding the hair into a curved pattern towards the center of the head for a more striking look.
17Stitch Braids With Colored Cord
These stunning braids are interwoven with gold cord for an elegant look. The braids are styled into a simple low bun at the nape of the neck. This is a gorgeous way to style stitch braids.
18Stitch Braids With Half Up Double Buns
For this unique style, the hair is cornrowed into stitch braids in the front. The ends of the braids are arranged into high double buns and the hair in the back is braided into two thick braids using brown ombre braiding hair.
19Chunky High Bun With Multi sized Stitch Braids
This style is created by braiding the hair into cornrows towards the center of the head. Thinner cornrows are added in between each stitch braids and the ends of the braids are wrapped around into a high bun.
20Stitch Braids With ZigZag Parts
Here’s a take on classic straight back cornrows: these stitch braids are created using zigzag parts for an eye-catching finished look.
21High Bun With Multi-Directional Stitch Braids
This stunning high bun is styled by braiding the hair into multi-directional stitch braids. This gives this high bun a bold, unique look. This is a great option if you want a high bun that has a slightly different look.
22Stitch Braids Updo With Curls
Here’s a great style you can do on your natural hair. Braid the hair into stitch braids in the back and style the hair in the front into curly bangs. You can use flexi rods or perm rods to create the curls.
23Blue Ombre Stitch Braids
These beautiful stitch braids are created using blue ombre braiding hair. This is a great choice if you want a pop of color but don’t want to fully commit to it. These ultra long braids can be styled in a variety of ways, including in one or two low buns or a low ponytail.
24Stitch Braids With Curved Parts
It’s amazing how making slightly curved parts can change an entire look. For example, these chunky straight back stitch braids have a totally different appearance, thanks to a slightly curved part on each side of the head.
25Straight Back Stitch Braids With a Hint of Purple
These sleek straight back stitch braids are created using braiding hair in a dark, subtle shade of purple. This is a great choice for those who feel a little shy about jumping into color.
26Ghana Style Stitch Braids
These Ghana stitch braids curve ever so slightly towards the back of the head. This is a great protective style choice for any time of the year.
27Sleek Ponytail With Stitch Braid
This style combines a sleek, straight ponytail with a single stitch braid down the center of the head. This is a unique way to incorporate stitch braids into a straight style with weave.
28Multi-Sized Curved Stitch Braids
For this style, the hair is braided into alternating sized cornrows. The parts are slightly curved to the back for a look that falls somewhere in between classic straight-backs and zigzag cornrows.
29Ultra Long Straight Back Stitch Braids
If you like super long braids, these straight back stitch braids are a great choice. These braids can be styled with sleek edges, if that’s the look you prefer.
30Side-Swept Curved Stitch Braids
One word comes to mind when you look at these braids: precision. That’s what it takes to create these beautiful side-swept stitch braids.
31Angular Stitch Braids
These angular stitch braids combine the look of horizontal and vertical braids in a really unique way. If you want a braided style that stands out from the rest, this will get the job done.
32Chunky Straight Back Stitch Braids
If you want a pretty braided style that’s simple and won’t take hours to create, these chunky straight back stitch braids are a great option. Larger cornrows really allow you to appreciate the neatness of the stitch pattern.
33Light Blue Ombre Stitch Braids
These pretty stitch braids curve slightly around the sides of the head. Use light blue ombre braiding hair to recreate this look. This style is great for those who want to experiment with a bold color in a more subtle way.
34Red Ombre Stitch Braids
Red is one of those colors that looks good on just about anyone. If you want a more understated look, try using red ombre braiding hair so that the only the bottom half of the braids are red. The ombre effect looks great with these straight back stitch braids.
35Purple Stitch Braids
These chunky purple stitch braids are created using the feed in method. Purple is a color that’s grown more and more popular in recent years and it’s not hard to see why: the vibrant purple hue really makes these chunky straight back cornrows stand out.