15 Fresh Ways to Rock Colourful Braids in 2020

We bet you'll want to try at least one of these coloured braids...

Always wanted to give colourful 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 15 of our favourite colourful braids styles, to inspire you to take the plunge.

Whether it’s rainbow braids or ombre braids you’re searching for, our varied selection of looks will make you want to get in on this trend, pronto.


1. Pastel Pink Braids

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This pretty side braid is exactly what you need to help you flaunt your new pastel pink hue. By teaming this style with waves framing your face, you’ll be ticking all our hair goal boxes.

If you’re planning on getting your hair dyed, you’ll need to make sure to switch up your usual shampoo and conditioner for ones made for colourful strands.

You can’t go wrong with Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioneras it will help you maintain your hue’s vibrancy and keep your mane looking and feeling healthy.


2. Red Colourful Braids

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If you’re not totally sold on purple or green colourful braids, here’s a fiery look that’ll convince you to join the red hair club. For a slightly low-key look, keep your roots dark.


3. Subtle Burgundy Braids

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If you’re more of a low-key kinda girl, this look is for you. Inject a bit of personality into your hairstyle with some subtle burgundy colourful braids: they’re pretty, elegant, and lifts up your look just enough to take it from drab to fab.


4. Sunset Ombre Ponytail

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This colourful sunset-inspired hair colour is bold and beautiful. Rock this colour trend all year round and you’ll definitely turn some heads.


5. Fishtail braids with Blonde Babylights

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Colourful braids like this honey-blonde fishtail braid with lighter babylights, are all you need to help you channel your inner goddess.

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Frame your face with some loose pieces of hair and keep the flyaways away with a good hairspray, like the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray.


6. Sultry Blonde Colourful Braids

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If anyone knows how to make a statement, this is how. Make a braided ponytail look super modern and cool with this sultry blonde hue. Are you ready to do the same?


7. Colourful Double Braids

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Dark roots with bright strands woven through colourful braids really add dimension.  Make your braids pop with a few colourful highlights, like these blue and purple strands among the black hair.


8. Bold Sunset Braids

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You can even work rainbow tones into your braids for an edgy, playful look.

TRESemmé Botanic Moisture & Replenish Rich Oil Mist

Braids look best while they’re still neat and crisp. Keep your look on point by hydrating your scalp with the TRESemmé Botanic Rich Oil Mist, and follow up with the VO5 Sculpted Mega Hold Styling Gel to keep your roots and edges tame.


9. Blonde and Black Cornrowed Ponytail

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Rocking blonde and black cornrows is easy! This look is simple, textured and adds a bit of interest to the classic high ponytails.


10. Honey Braids

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Don’t want to go too wild with the colour of your braids? Bronzey colourful braids are the next best thing.


11. Ombre Rose Pink Colourful Braids

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Have 15 minutes and ombre hair? Try this boho-perfect ‘do. This half-up, pull through braid is proof that colourful braids can be subtle and still pack a fashionable punch.

Keep your braids rosy and shining bright with a generous amount of the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray.


12. Turquoise Ombre Cornrowed Ponytail

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Colourful braids like this seafoam green cornrowed ponytail, are all you need to help you channel your inner mermaid. Work it girl.


13. Red and Blue Colourful Braids

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If you’re feeling particularly bold, try out these blue and red colourful braids. They look cool as medium or jumbo-sized braids, but we absolutely love them as micro braids, as seen here.


14. Cornrowed Bun

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What’s better than honey? This chic golden-honey braided bun. Turn your go-to cornrows into something extra sweet by fashioning them into this ‘do. Keep the honey dripping with the Toni&Guy Shine Spray.


15. Braids with White Highlights

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There’s a certain charm about pops of colour among darker plaits. We love the little white highlights seen throughout this braided look, and the extra-long length is definitely doing the most!


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