Were you under the age of 10, the last time you wore braids in your hair? Braids aren’t just for little girls or fairy tale princesses. Whether you have a short bob or long hair that falls past your shoulders, you can find a braid that will fit your style and personality. Get creative, have a little fun and play around with braids in your hair.

Braided hair can be practical when working out in the garden or add a little sophistication to a dinner party or a wedding. Love flowers or ribbons? You can always accessorize with a braided hairstyle, too. A bonus about braids? When you take your braids out, you’ll have wavy, “beachy” hair (which is another great hairstyle).

he oldest known reproduction of hair braiding may go back about 30,000 years: the now known in  as the Woman of is a female  estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 It has been disputed whether or not she wears braided hair or some sort of a woven basket on her head. Theis estimated to be about 25,000 years old and ostensibly shows a braided hairstyle.

Another sample of a different origin was traced back to a burial site called  located on the , during the first dynasty of  although the Venus’ of Brassempouy and Willendorf predate these examples by some 25,000-30,000 years.