There are almost limitless options when it comes to braids. How can you stand out and stay in style? Try middle part tribal braids.
These versatile braids are not only stylish but are also steeped in tradition and history. You’ll also need extensions for this style, so the color options are also versatile as well.
Is there another name for tribal braids?
Middle tribal braids are also known as Fulani braids. This braiding style uses cornrows that are braided in a variety of directions or, for our purposes in this article, down the middle part.
How long will your tribal braids last?
Depending on your hair texture and the size of the braids, tribal braids can last 4 to 6 weeks.
If you’re looking for a chic hairstyle that you can make your own, check out these middle part tribal braids below.
Best Middle Part Braids Ideas
1. Parted Middle Part Tribal Braids
Put your own unique twist on the tribal braid middle part by adding color extensions such as the example above. Platinum blonde front braids make a statement that’s sure to catch the eye.
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2. Simple Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
If you want to go the more traditional route, these smaller braids that are parted down the middle are how this braided style has been typically styled.
3. Two-layer Middle Part Tribal Braids
Add depth and dimension to your middle part tribal braids by adding multiple layers. Braids can also be of varying styles and sizes.
4. Red Feed In Middle Part Tribal Braids
Add a touch of your personality with these red-colored locks. Thanks to extensions, you can rock any color you want. You can even mix colors if you can’t pick just one.
5. Two-layer Middle Part Tribal Braids
Middle part tribal braids can also come in a variety of lengths. Although mostly worn long, you can also add depth and length to make your braided style unique to your style and desires.
6. Design Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Middle part tribal braids are a great style option for women of all ages. From young to old, women of all ages continue to make the style their own through various braided patterns, sizes, and lengths.
7. Cute Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Tribal braids parted down the middle part add a look of symmetry and order that can easily be styled in varying ways. You can change your look each day, whether for an everyday look or a special event.
8. Chic Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
You can change the density of the braid to show varying amounts of scalp depending on how thick or skinny you want your braid pattern. You can also change the size of the braid as you work your way away from the scalp and down to the ends.
9. Brown Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This caramel color brown mixed with a darker hue gives these braids a beautiful color combo and depth that a one-color braid couldn’t pull off.
10. Blue Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Are you in the mood for something edgy? Then use blue extensions for a trendy but unique middle-parted tribal braided hairdo. There’s no easier way to turn heads and make tongues wag in admiration.
11. Burgundy Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Burgundy is to hair extensions what red is to lipstick—appealing, intimidating, and sophisticated. The burgundy middle-parted tribal braids, as pictured above, make a statement at first glance.
12. Violet Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Flirtatiously violent hair extension pigments to some braid strands and watch them call all the attention to your hair. Then, take it up a notch with gold hairbands on your preferred hair locks wrapped in a crossed pattern.
13. Beads Style Middle Parted Tribal Braids
You’re a sucker for regular black extensions, but what to add some character? Do it with some beads sparingly distributed around the hair locks. Add a silver band to a single plant to take it from zero to a hundred.
14. Red Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Like burgundy, red extensions are fierce and outstanding. Make them into a middle hair parted braid like the one in this picture. With tiny weaving at the hair bulb gradually increasing thickness as the plating progresses, red blends beautifully with this style for a dapper look.
15. Pattern Design Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Pattern your braid into not-so-straight cuts to follow slightly curved vertical shapes. It’s a beautiful way to deviate stylishly from the regular straight horizontal cuts. This style was made to stand out.
16. Gold Ribbon Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Emphasize a hair lock or two with gold ribbons on your middle part braids. That’s how to take basic to extraordinary in a twinkling. One word: elegant.
17. White Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
If you’re looking to try something new and stunning, highlight a hair lock with white (or whitish)/extension. That’s how to combine bold and gorgeous in a hairstyle.
18. Rings Middle Parted Tribal Braids
A combination of beads and rings in the middle part tribal braid will leave you and everyone around you in awe. Make sure to rock this style with confidence and be ready for all the attention it brings.
19. Long Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Make your middle-parted tribal braids into compact patterns—and as long as you wish. Simple styling but explosive effect. This will become your favorite hairdo for a long time.
20. Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
If simple and classic is your style? Then, you will shine effortlessly in this pattern middle-parted tribal braid that lets your hair down from the top.
21. Two Layered Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Try this two-layered pattern if you think you can’t pull off the middle-parted look because of your thin or fine hair. It adds volume and finesse to your styling while enhancing your complexion.
22. Straight Layered Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This is another classic and straightforward middle-parted tribal braid that every woman must try. It suits many face types and makes for easy, simple packing.
23. Brownish Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Brown makes one of the most attractive hair colors ever. Plus, it fits any setting—professional, casual, and otherwise. Do your middle-parted braids in a mix of blacks and brown anything you wish to slay easily in any gathering.
24. Beats Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Add personality to your middle part braids with dangling hair beads—and golden hair bands if you wish. The result is always explosive and alluring.
25. Long Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This long pattern middle part braiding adds dimension to your hair. It’s also an elegant and chic style guaranteed to attract attention wherever you go.
26. Design Layered Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This style begins as short cornrows that blend into the rest of the hair. Like every layered, middle-parted tribal brand, this style adds volume and dimension to your hairdo. However, it has a charming touch that we can’t ignore.
27. Split Middle Parted Tribal Braids
That’s precisely how the beginning of this style’s cornrows look. It forms a beautiful pattern, and there is no way this style wouldn’t make it.
28. Long And Straight Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Length has its way of glamorizing any straight middle parted tribal braid. This is the go-to style for when you can’t afford to go wrong.
29. Cute And Simple Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Like its name, if cuteness was a hairstyle, it’ll be this simple but classy middle-parted braid as seen above.
30. Yellow Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Here’s another way to be bold and adventurous with the middle-parted tribal braids. Yellow is such a bright and brilliant color. It’s fast becoming our fave.
31. Thin Hair Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Start your cornrows with very thin weaving at the beginning, increasing the thickness as you progress. It’s gorgeous!
32. Leaf Layered Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This style patterns the sides of the middle cutting line after a regular leaf. This isn’t a style you get to see every day. It’s a pretty sight to behold.
33. Brown And Black Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Mix black and brown extensions before braiding your hair instead of alternating the colors with each hairloc. The result is a fantastic hairdo that you wouldn’t get enough of.
34. Gorgeous Pattern Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Style your middle-parted tribal braids as pictured with hair weight at the crown of your head. This style is always simple, but the appeal is nothing less than captivating.
35. Tree Shaped Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Make middle part braids that form a tree-like shape as they fall below your ears, this style was made to make heads turn. They bring out the elegance of your face and give you the fierceness to stun at occasions.
36. Small Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Unlike straight braids, this line adds curved movements to your hair scalp. We think it’s a very cool hairstyle, and we are sure everyone else does too. It’s perfect for professional settings.
37. Tight Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Just making your middle part braids a little tighter and compact than usual is all you need to stand out from the crowd, sometimes. This image has got us grinning from ear to ear since we first saw it.
38. Half Black and Brown Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Showcase your personality with balayage-themed black and brown parted tribal braids. This hairstyle will keep you looking like a billion bucks in an instant. This is dimensional coloring at its best.
39. Brown And Yellow Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Who knew brown and yellow colored extensions could produce magic together? Alternate the color and mix them up in some hair locks. Bright and glorious, this style is perfect for the days you need to be adventurous with your braids.
40. Glamorous Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This middle part tribal braid look starts with short cornrows that translate to braid outs from the top. This style is glamorous as it’s simple. Everyone will fall in love with this hairdo at a glance.
41. Center Middle Parted Tribal Braids
This hairstyle follows a horizontal part at each side of the middle parts, gradually forming curves at the crown of the hair. It’s unique, gorgeous, and desirable.
42. Brown And White Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Make your middle part braids with brown extensions following a semi-circular pattern that highlights the end of a few locks with white extensions.
This color combo is one of our faves and will surely make you the connoisseur of all eyes at any event.
43. Box Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Make a distinct middle part from the top to bottom of your head. Then, plait single braids to follow box-like parts by cutting hair strands into square shapes.
If you don’t like tension on your scalp, make each tress of hair into knotless braids. This style is as eye-catching as it is classy.
44. Leaf Design Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Like its name, the sectioning of this hairstyle follows the shape of a leaf. With compact weaving, straight cuts, and neat plaiting, this hairstyle will catch the eye in no time.
45. Shades of Blonde Middle Parted Tribal Braids
Add blond extension pigments to highlight single braids in a section of your hair. These shades of blond add vibrancy to your style in the most elegant ways.
While any middle part braid is a sight to behold, these variants are the most stunning there are. Whether you need to rock these styles to work, parties, dinners, or anywhere else, you’ll be impressed at the admiration they command.
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