Popsugar has an amazing video tutorial that covers three HOT braids:
1. the Fishtail
2. the Dutch
3. the 4 strand
The key to using these in 2014 is to think bohemian. You want a loose, messy braid to pull off that bohemian look. You can use Bumble & bumble texture to help keep your braid looking cohesive but messy at the same time.