Always wanted to give coloured braids a go, but feel a little uninspired? Well, the good news is that we’re here to help change that. We’ve put together 24 of our favourite colourful braids styles, to inspire you to take the plunge.
Whether it’s rainbow box braids or ombre braids you’re searching for, our varied selection of looks will make you want to get in on this trend, pronto.
24 coloured braids that will make your hair feel new again
1. Rose gold box braids
Think having box braids means you can’t try the hottest colour of the season? This beauty’s rose gold coloured braids will seriously make you think again. Credit: @alaidecassiano
2. Pastel pink braids
This pretty half-up, half-down crown braid is exactly what you need to help you flaunt your new pastel pink hue. By teaming this style with beachy waves, you’ll be ticking all our hair goal boxes. Credit: @beautylaunchpad
What’s better than cinnamon swirls? This chic cinnamon braided bun. Turn your go-to cornrows into something extra sweet by fashioning them into this ‘do (with or without micro sunglasses). Credit: @magavilhas
13. Blonde box braids
If anyone knows how to make a statement, it’s Tiffany Boone. She manages to make a box braids ponytail look super modern and cool with this bright, blonde hue. Are you ready to do the same?
14. Silver fishtail braid
If you’re eager to get on the loose plaits bandwagon, you’ll want to screenshot this picture.
With this sparkling, silver fishtail braid, you’ll be serving off-duty vibes wherever you go. Credit: @emilyrosehannon
15. Grey box braids
Low, side-swept ponytails have become a red carpet favourite, but if you’re after a style with a bit more pizzazz, these grey box braids will be right up your alley. Credit: @ayanda_tt
16. Coloured cornrows
For a plaited look that stylishly keeps your hair off your face, try this beauty’s sleek, rainbow cornrows. Can you imagine how good they’d look with some flowers? Credit: @theglitterarmy
Why wouldn’t you want to put blue with black? We just love this hairstyle which has also managed to work in some platinum braids at the nape. This means the ‘secret’ braids are only revealed when you are wearing an updo. Smart, eh?
24. Accent box braids
Not sure if you want to rock all box braids with colour? Then this picture is the perfect #hairinspo!
Just choose a handful of braids to work in your poppin’ hue to nail the look. This way you get to subtly tap into the trend without rocking all over.