Looking for a way to jazz up your braided hairstyles? Well, have you thought about wearing beads? Now some ladies love to wear beads and rightly so, but some can be put off because they may be too bold or they aren’t sure how to style them. That is going to change. We have found 23 stunning ways to rock braids with beads. You will find different braid types, lengths, styles and patterns that all use beads in a beautiful way. There are accessorized braids for every style and taste, as we have bold beads, subtle beads and much more. These are great for the ladies who already wear them so need some fresh hair inspo or for those who are new to beads. Take a look, you will want to wear them all the time!
1. Fulani Braids with Beads
The first hairstyle that we have to show you features beautiful Fulani style braids. For this look, there is an accessorized center braid with long and loose braids. Every braid is also decorated with lots of bold beads. This is a stunning hairstyle and that braided pattern is stylish and easy to wear. We have another article just for Fulani braids so if you like this kind of style, make sure to check it out!
2. Bold Beaded Hairstyle
You can wear beads in a subtle way or be more statement making, it is up to you. If you like to be bold with your hair, our next style will definitely inspire you. This hairstyle features mid length braids and each braid is decorated with gorgeous beads. Lots of different designs, colors and shapes have been used. A mixture like this creates such a unique and stunning braided hairdo. You can recreate a similar look or choose colors and designs that match your personal style.
3. Colorful Tribal Braids with Beads
Next, we have a colorful and fun hairstyle. This look features long tribal braids that start black and then change to lots of different colors ranging from purple to yellow. All of the braids are decorated with clear beads and we love the clear beads because they look so trendy with the vibrant colors. This is a stylish and bold hair idea that is perfect for the ladies who like to stand out. Recreate this or try using different vivid shades.
4. Gorgeous Braids with Beads and Shells
This next hairstyle is one of our favorites! Here we have another braided look with a center braid. The long braids are also adorned with beads in different sizes and colors. Not only that, but beautiful shells have been added too. We love the shell and bead combination, it is so pretty and summery. Hair like this is perfect for the summer and vacations. Try a similar look or add shells to any braided style and you can wear them with any style of beads.
5. Long Braided Ponytail
Ponytails can be simple and casual styles, but you can jazz up the classic hairstyle with some beads. You could create something like this. This hair idea features a super long braided ponytail. Each braid is also decorated with stunning wooden beads. As you can see, the ponytail would be cute without the beads but the accessories just give the style a unique and trendy edge. You can wear a similar braided ponytail with any hair color.
6. High Bun with Beaded Bangs
We love this next hairstyle! Here we have beaded empress braids that are so glam and statement making. The hair is styled into very thin braids and most of them are tied up into a high bun with a gold cord. What makes this style unique are the loose thin braids that create braided bangs. The bangs are also adorned with gorgeous gold and clear beads. Everything about this style is amazing and this updo is perfect for the ladies who like to dress to impress! This hairstyle was created by the talented celebrity hair artist Susy (@africancreature). Make sure to check out her salon if you’re in NYC!
The stylist even has a YouTube tutorial to teach you how to achieve this look. Check it out down below!
7. Trendy Blonde Braids
Give your hair a trendy makeover with beaded braids like these! For this look, the hair is styled into mid length braids with clear and white beads. The hair is also a beautiful blonde color which is so stylish and summery. This is a pretty and easy to wear style. You can recreate this blonde look or try a similar version in a different blonde shade. This style would look amazing in other trendy colors too.
8. Long Braids with Bold Green Beads
When choosing beads for your braids, you can choose any color you like. The beads so far have been quite neutral in color but what if you’re looking for bolder shades? If so, this hairstyle is for you. Here we have long and trendy braids. Each one is decorated with vibrant green and clear beads. As you can see, the green makes such a statement. Recreate the green look or choose a different vivid color. Pink, purple, yellow, orange and more would be great choices.
9. Beautiful Braided Bob
If you like braided bob hairstyles, then take a look at this. Here we have beautiful bob braids with two center braids. Each braid is also adorned with cute beads in warm and neutral tones. It is a pretty and easy to wear style and the blonde color at the front creates a more stylish and unique look. Hair like this will suit all ages and it will look amazing on everyone. You can recreate this bob with or without the blonde color.
10. Coppery Braids with Chic Beads
This next hairstyle is just stunning! Here we have a chic, fierce and sophisticated way to wear braids with beads. For this look, the hair is styled into a long bob and the braids are a warm coppery shade. All of the braids feature beautiful light beads with shells at the end. The colors of the beads and hair compliment each other perfectly and the overall style is trendsetting. We want this hairstyle, it will make us feel ready to take on the world every day!
Here’s a YouTube tutorial by the talented Ronkeraji. Enjoy!
11. Sky High Ponytail with Beads
Next, we have another ponytail to show you. This hairstyle features a sky high ponytail with beautiful wooden beads at the end of the braids. Hair like this is stylish and easy to wear. By using wooden beads, you create a more relaxed and summery look. If you opt for maybe clear or gold ones, you will create a more glam ponytail. So, recreate this ponytail and use beads that show off your personal style. Either way, your hair will look amazing.
12. Trendy Braided Bob
If you are looking for a trendy new hairstyle, then this could be perfect for you. For this look, the hair is braided into thin and short braids which create a stylish bob. The hair is also braided into a gorgeous pattern too. If all that wasn’t enough, the hair is also adorned with clear beads. This is a modern, chic and easy to wear bob that will suit everyone. Clear beads are versatile and will suit any occasion.
13. Simple and Long Braids
The next hairstyle is simple but statement making. Here we have long cornrows with a simple braided pattern and center braid. Each braid is also decorated with stylish beads in different colors. This is a trendy hairstyle and it will be a great look for the summer. It will look amazing on every woman.
14. Half Up Hairstyle with Beads
Next, we have a pretty half up hairstyle to show you. This look features box braids and half are tied into a ponytail and the other half are left loose. Only some of the braids are adorned with large beads. We like that because it creates a subtler and chic look. You can recreate this style or you can try a similar look with a bun instead of a ponytail.
15. Natural Braids with Beads and Cords
You can also use other accessories with beads. Cords would be great to use and this next hair idea shows how to wear these accessories in style. Here we have a mid length hairstyle. Some of the braids have a criss cross cord design while the ends of the braids have wooden beads. As you can see, the cords look amazing with the beads. Recreate this or try using different accessories for your own unique hairstyle.
16. Tribal Cornrows with Red, Yellow and Green Beads
We love this next hairstyle! Here we have long tribal cornrows that are adorned with red, green and yellow beads. The bead colors are fun, bold and statement making while the braids look super glam. Hair like this is for the ladies who want long and trendy braids that will give everyone hair envy. You can, of course, recreate the beaded look on shorter braids too.
17. Glam Braided Hairstyle
Want to wear beads but also want a glam and chic hairstyle? If so, this is for you. This look features more cornrows and this time they are mid length. The braids are decorated with gold cords and clear beads. By using clear beads, you still get that stylish look but it keeps the hair subtle and easy to wear, while the gold cords just add glamour. This is a gorgeous hair idea and it is a must-have. You need to try this!
18. Beautiful Braids with Bold Beads
This next hairstyle is another one of our favorites! This one features long and beautiful braids with bold beads. The beads used are all warm and natural tones and they are a mixture of sizes too. We love the color combination because it is stylish and summery. The whole hairstyle just looks trendy but natural and relaxed. This braided hairdo would be perfect for the summer.
19. Statement Making Hair Idea
If you want your hair to make a statement and be noticed, then this idea is for you. Here we have a beautiful multi tone braided style. These braids are black with blonde weaved in to. Each braid is also adorned with large, colorful and chunky beads. It is such a fun and beautiful hair idea. You can recreate a similar look or choose a different hair color and try different bead colors. Try something natural looking like this or be bold with vibrant colors.
20. Stylish Braided Bob
Next, we have another beautiful braided bob. This time the hair is styled into two center braids with braids on either side. Each braid features cute beads too. This style is easy to wear, will suit everyone and it is super cute. You can try this look or try a subtler version with maybe one bead on each braid.
21. Braids with Lots of Different Beads
You can use different types of beads to create a very unique style. This hair idea is a great example. Here we have long and simple braids. Each braid is adorned with lots of different beads in all shapes, colors and sizes. As you can see, a mix of beads creates such a statement. We love this idea because beads can allow you to show off your own personal style. Recreate something similar or collect lots of different beads and see what you can create.
22. Tribal Braids with Beads and Hair Rings
The next hair idea shows another awesome way to accessorize. Here we have stunning tribal braids. The hair is not just adorned with beads but also shells, cuffs and more. As you can see, the added extras really finish off the hair beautifully. You can recreate this or you can be subtler with the accessories. We love this style and think it would great with added color such as blonde.
23. Simple and Beautiful Braids with Bold Beads
Last on our list of beautiful braids is this gorgeous hairstyle. This hair idea features mid length braids with a simple braided pattern. Each braid is also decorated with bold wooden braids. This is a pretty and easy to wear style that will suit everyone. Try a similar look or choose a more low-key style with only one bead at the end of each braid.
We hope you have found a beautiful beaded and braided hairstyle to try! We know we did.