No matter your hair color or type, braids are one of those hairstyles just about anyone can pull off. Have short bob length hair? There’s a braid technique for that. Curly hair? Textured braids are your friend. Anything you can think of, it can be done. We’re currently having a deep obsession with red braids. Just like braids on blonde hair colors, braids on red hair have a nice way of standing out. With this hair color you can see every detail within the braid from the stitch, down to the texture. Whether you have deep red hair, light red hair, or a bright scarlet hue, ahead we’ve rounded up fifteen of our favorite red braids styles that’ll work for any occasion on your agenda.
Red Braids: Styles We Love For Any Occasion
1. Chunky Red Braid Ponytail
Have thick hair? This chunky red braid ponytail is ideal for your hair type. Wear this casual look to the office or as a quick hairstyle in between washes. Here’s a styling tip for those without thick hair, pull your braid apart to create the illusion of fuller and thicker hair.
2. Red Braid Fishtail
Got a formal festivity on your agenda? What about an upcoming holiday? This red fishtail braid is ideal for any occasion. Glam it up with a dressy ensemble along with a glamorous makeup look to match and you are all ready for the dance floor.
3. Pigtail Red Braids
Who said pigtails are just for little girls? Nope, they aren’t! Give your look a grown-up twist with a funky hair color or with a set of side-swept bangs.
4. Red Braids for Weddings
In search of a non-traditional hairstyle for your big day? Try this skinny accent red braid style. Swing it to the back of your hair to create this dainty effect.
5. Red Braids Crown Style
The crown braid hairstyle will forever be one of our favorite braided hair looks. Try a skinny braid to mimic a headband accessory or a chunky loose braid to create a fuller and voluminous effect.
6. The Disheveled Red Braid
Nothing screams a girl hard at work than a hairstyle that shows it. This undone braid packs a stylish punch while not looking unkempt. Whether you’re a barista or an office clerk, you can dress this braided style up or down.
7. Red Braids with Streaks
Want something that has some edge to the look? How about this mash up of a mixture of colors in a sleek tight ponytail braid. Need help with hold? Try using a gel or a wax like Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick to set your hairstyle in place.
8. Braided braids
Love the idea of getting red braids but need to make sure the style you choose is actually wearable? Unlike bolder, brighter shades, this red wine hue strikes just the perfect balance between playful and professional!
But the color is just half the beauty of this look; as by working it into a chic side braid, you’ll be able to transforms it into the ideal office style — what’s not to love? Credit: @manushka_hair
9. Color pop braids
Sometimes less is more. And when it comes to red braids, this is especially true! So instead of having a whole head of red braids, why not just dot red braids throughout your mane? The color contrast will create a striking combo and make your red braids pop even more!
10. Rapunzel braids
We’ve seen stars sporting ultra-long tresses on the red carpet lately, so why not live out your own Rapunzel dreams with super long red braids?
Sure to turn heads, this sassy and stylish ‘do is a real statement maker, so you never have to worry about getting lost in the crowd! Credit: @joziamusic
11. Bob braids
It’s safe to say the bob trend isn’t showing any signs of phasing out any time soon, so these shoulder-length braids are bang on trend.
Short enough that you don’t have to worry about them weighing you down yet long enough that your styling options aren’t compromised, this colorful style is super chic and flattering. Credit: @queenoyinkan
Editor’s tip: Braids are a great low-maintenance hairstyle but you still need to remember to care for your strands. Make sure to mist them regularly with a moisturising leave-in conditioner, such as the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist, to keep them looking hydrated and healthy.
If you don’t want to undergo the timely process of getting box braids, cornrows are on hand to give you the trend with speed.
Much quicker to do, the end result looks just as fabulous but means you don’t have to spend all day trapped in the salon chair. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Credit: @obiaku_twin
13. Space buns
As you can see from the photo above, long box braids are easy to work into whatever hairstyles you like and the deep cherry hue only adds to the poppy, summertime vibes. Credit: @mad.kruss
If box braids aren’t your cup of tea, you can always play around with other, equally badass braiding styles, like twists. We’re obsessed with this Instagrammer’s neat marley twists and love that they give a totally different result to standard box braids.
15. Side pony
Ideal for working out at the gym, a tidy style for school or work (or just about any occasion you can think of), it’s the perfect way to flaunt your red braids. Credit: @shrellelondon
Loved all these fierce, fiery styles but still don’t know your crochet braids from your faux locs? Then head over to our African hair braiding guide, now, to get the low-down on all of the most popular braided hairstyles around.
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