10 Colored Braids that are Easy and Fun

Allison Schmidt | 03 August 2018

The Easter eggs of spring hair with some of our favorite colored braids.

One look that we adore for a style pick-me-up is colored braids, they’re fun and will definitely help you stand out in a crowd. With so many colors and braided hair variations, you’re sure to find the look you’re going for. Read on to be inspired by these 10 different colorful braids to wear:

Different Colored Braids You Need to Try

How to wear honey colored braids
Love the box braids, even better with space buns.

1. Honey Colored Box Braids

If you want a protective style and lots of options for colored braids, try out box braid extensions. You can choose any color under the sun, but we’re fond of this honey shade. It’s a beautiful hair color that really warms up your skin tone for spring.

highlights with colored braids
The swooping braid you need.

2. High Contrast Black and Caramel French Braid

Show off your high contrast look with a twisted braid. To get this swooping braid, you’ll need to follow your hairline instead of braiding straight backwards. When you’re done with a complicated braid like this, be sure to set it with hairspray. We highly recommend Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray, it will make sure your braid won’t fall apart throughout the day.

How to wear platinum colored braids
The mini braided part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Platinum Blonde Unicorn Braid

Unicorn braids are one of our favorites. There are several different ways you can style them, too. We like this version that is like a unicorn braided center part. You could always go the unicorn braided ponytail, too! Show off your braiding skills with this gorgeous bright platinum hair color.

How to wear blue colored braids
The perfect mermaid braid.

4. Mermaid Blue Braided Updo

We love doing braided hairstyles on day-old hair since it allows us to create a cool hairstyle without having to worry about oily roots. But, did you know you can also rock braids while nourishing your hair with a hair oil? We love to do this to give back to super dyed hair. Apply some Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil to your ends and then create a crown braid, pinning the long tail of the braid around.

How to wear ashy colored braids
The longer your hair the cooler this braid looks.

5. Ashy Blonde Criss-Cross Dutch Braids

We love the criss-cross hairstyle on rooty blondes where you can see the contrast of the color and the style. To achieve, prep your hair with the Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo. It will refresh your roots and give a little grip to slippery hair. To make these cool criss-cross braids, you’ll need to start with a center part and braid both sides of your hair down to the center of the back of your head. Then, take one braid at a time and braid across the opposite direction. Secure at the bottom and rock that cool ‘do.

How to wear pink glitter colored braids
Rock your pink plaits with some glitter.

6. Pink Glitter Braids

For a temporary color situation, play it up with glitter! This is a really great look for a festival. To achieve this look create two dutch braids all the way down to the ends of your hair. Then apply some of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to your braids. Apply the glitter to the gelled part of your braid, and you’re good to go.

How to wear blonde colored braids
We don’t know which is sweeter, the braid or the color.

7. Wheat Blonde Milkmaid Braids

Is there anything quite as sweet as milkmaid braids? These gorgeous colored braids are pinned up and make for an easy updo, so long as your hair is long enough. We love this look on this super natural-looking shade of wheat blonde.

How to wear lilac colored braids
The perfect cotton candy shade of purple.

8. Lilac Upside Down Braids

Upside down braids are a great way to wear shorter hair in an updo. But longer hair can totally rock this look too! We love how this braid style is worn with slightly grown out lilac hair, letting the dark roots look like a part of the style. Follow our hair tutorial for an upside-down braid to get this look.

How to wear auburn colored braids
Show off that dimensional color with braided headbands.

9. Auburn Braided Headbands

Braided headbands are a great way to pull up super long hair. This is one of those braid hairstyles that you do need to have longer hair for. To recreate this exact look, create two, three strand braids from hair at the nape of your neck. Pin the braids over your hair to look like headbands.

How to wear teal colored braids
The super simple braid.

10. Teal Simple Three-Strand Braid

With a color as cool as this teal shade, who needs a complicated braid? Show off your bright green locks with a quick and easy three-strand braid. Leave out a few pieces of hair to frame your face.