When we talk about “blonde” in the braid game, we’re not just hitting one note. Blonde braiding hair comes in a wide range of colors, from the softest pale yellows to rich goldens, all the way to striking platinum. The range includes everything from the deep warmth of dark golden blondes to the lightest, almost ethereal hues. Honey blonde (#27) stands out as a particularly popular choice.
Blonde braid styles combine the beauty of braided hairstyles with the standout look of blonde hair, resulting in looks that turn heads and start conversations.
A blonde braided hairstyle can take on many forms, including traditional box braids, free-spirited boho braids, sleek cornrows, twist braids, and more. They can be tailored in length and thickness to suit different occasions and personal styles.
Whether adding blonde hair extensions or dyeing your natural hair to achieve that perfect blonde shade, the result is a look that’s uniquely yours. Accessories like beads, cuffs, and ribbons allow for additional ways to dress up and make these braids your own.
Whether you prefer simple braids for everyday wear or going all out for a special event, blonde braids stand out as both stunning and stylish. Do you want to learn how to style blonde braids? Let’s dive into 25 of the most striking ways to style hair with blonde braids.
1. Blonde Box Braids
Blonde box braids are a classic but stylish hairstyle in which single braids are created using the traditional box braiding technique with blonde hair extensions. This forms uniform, box-shaped sections of braided hair. The blonde color adds a radiant touch, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the box braids. Wearing blonde box braids can make you feel confident, stylish, and beautiful.
2. Mixed Brown And Blonde Box Braids
Mixed brown and blonde box braids blend two complementary colors – brown and blonde – to create unique box braids. The box braids feature alternating sections of brown and blonde braided hair, forming a visually striking pattern. The blended brown and blonde colors add an element of uniqueness to the box braids, making them suitable for occasions when you want to showcase your style. The contrast of the two colors creates dimension and makes the braids stand out in an eye-catching way. If you like this shade of brown, check out more brown braided hairstyles here.
3. Blonde Knotless Braids
Blonde knotless braids, as the name implies, refer to the knotless braids style created using blonde hair extensions. The braids can transition from dark roots to blonde braided hair, or from blonde roots to blonde braided hair, giving a more natural effect. Unlike traditional box braids, knotless braids do not have knots at the base, resulting in a more lightweight and versatile hairstyle. The absence of knots helps reduce tension on the scalp. Blonde knotless braids offer a modern, sleek look while still protecting the natural hair underneath.
4. Black And Blonde Box Braids
Black and blonde box braids feature braids made with black and blonde hair extensions, creating a striking color contrast. This blend can be done in different ways, such as creating blonde box braids on one side of the head and black braids on the other, as pictured. The dark and light shades complement each other to give a bold and chic look.
5. Honey Blonde Braids
This braid style is made using honey blonde hair extensions. You can use these honey blonde hair extensions to create various braid styles, including box braids, knotless braids, twist braids, cornrows, and more. The sun-kissed, golden tone of the honey blonde hair extensions gives your braids a radiant, warm look. The rich honey blonde shade adds sophistication and dimension to any braided hairstyle.
6. Blonde Boho Braids
Blonde boho braids feature loose and/or textured braids made with blonde hair extensions. The braids typically have curly ends and curly flyaway strands that enhance the bohemian vibe. The blonde color adds a sun-kissed glow, complementing the relaxed, casual style. A boho braids style is perfect for laidback daytime or outdoor events. The textured look projects effortless beauty and sophistication. Blonde boho braids capture the bohemian style’s carefree spirit in a chic, fashionable way.
7. Blonde Braids Wig
A blonde braided wig provides a quick way to get blonde braids without having to install the actual braids. The braided wig can be considered an accessory that offers a ready-to-wear solution without extensive styling. The wig comes in various blonde braid styles, allowing you to switch between blonde braided hairstyles easily. A braided wig instantly transforms your look, leaving you ready for any occasion. It’s a convenient shortcut to a fashionable blonde braided look.
8. Blonde Cornrow Braids
Blonde cornrow braids combine the polished look of cornrows with the radiance of blonde hair. This hairstyle features scalp braids done in your preferred blonde shade. The cornrows can be styled as straight back braids, ponytail braids, stitch braids, lemonade braids, or other patterns. The combination of intricate cornrow designs and luminous blonde color creates an elegantly radiant look. Blonde cornrow braids allow you to showcase both your braiding skills and the beautiful brightness of blonde extensions. The hairstyle has a refined yet eye-catching appearance.
9. Blonde Ombre Braids
This ombre braids style features braids that transition from darker roots to radiant blonde ends, creating a gradient effect. The roots may be black, brown, or dark blonde that blend with the lighter blonde. This can be achieved using ombre blonde extensions or by starting with a darker extension and finishing with blonde hair. The ombre color adds depth and dimension to traditional blonde braids. The blended dark-to-light look gives a natural, glowing appearance. Blonde ombre braids make a stylish statement with added visual interest.
10. Blonde Micro Braids
Blonde micro braids feature small, delicate braids created with blonde hair extensions. They can also be achieved by dyeing your natural hair blonde and twisting it into micro braids. The tiny size of micro braids makes them versatile to style in different ways. The radiant blonde color enhances the beauty of the micro braids. Blonde micro braids allow you to have a head-turning look that is still lightweight and easy to manage.
11. Blonde Peekaboo Braids
These peekaboo braids feature blonde braids hidden underneath braids of a different color, allowing the blonde to “peek” out. The hidden blonde braids create an eye-catching contrast with the rest of the hair for a playful, stylish look. This hairstyle is a good option for subtly incorporating blonde as an unexpected pop of color. The peeking blonde adds visual interest and dimension. Peekaboo braids give you a fun way to mix up your braided hairstyle with a touch of surprise.
12. Blonde Fulani Braids
Blonde Fulani braids, as the name implies, are Fulani braids made with blonde hair extensions. This hairstyle is inspired by the traditional Fulani braiding style, featuring cornrows in the front along with decorative elements like beads, cuffs, or cowrie shells. The blonde hair extensions add a trendy, radiant touch to this classic braiding technique. Blonde Fulani braids blend traditional African style with modern blonde color for a fashion-forward look.
13. Blonde Lemonade Braids
Blonde lemonade braids feature the classic lemonade braids style with a bold, radiant twist. The lemonade braid pattern typically has diagonal cornrows across the head, with the braids going over one shoulder. Using blonde color for the lemonade braids creates an eye-catching hairstyle. The luminous blonde brightens up the signature lemonade braid look.
14. Blonde Braids For Men
Blonde braids give men a bold but stylish look. Blonde hair extensions add an eye-catching element to men’s hairstyles, although most men prefer dyeing their natural hair and then braiding it. Men can explore blonde hair through cornrows, twists, and three-strand braids. While still edgy, blonde braids have a softer touch on men compared to darker shades.
15. Blonde Knotless Braids With Curly Ends
Blonde knotless braids with curly ends combine radiant blonde with knotless braids and bouncy curls. This hairstyle starts with the knotless braiding technique and then transitions into spiraled curls at the ends of the braids. A braids hairstyle with curls always looks more glamorous with blonde hair.
16. Blonde Stitch Braids
This style consists of braids made with blonde hair extensions. The stitch braids style involves cornrowing using a “stitch in” method to create stitch-like sections. The blonde color enhances the overall look, adding vibrant flair to the intricate braidwork. With blonde stitch braids, you can achieve a detailed hairstyle with a bright, luminous color. The blonde brightens up the stitch pattern for a neat and eye-catching look.
17. Blond Braids With Bangs
This braided bangs hairstyle combines classic blonde braids with playful, face-framing bangs. This style using blonde hair extensions is perfect when you want a girly, chic look. The bangs frame the face, while the golden blonde adds a touch of class. Blonde braids with trimmed bangs soften and accentuate your features. The lighter color brightens up your complexion. This versatile hairstyle works for both formal and casual occasions. Blonde braids with full or side-swept bangs give a polished, feminine look.
18. Blonde Braided Ponytail
This braided ponytail hairstyle combines a classic ponytail with a radiant blonde color. The braids, usually made with blonde extensions over a cornrow base, accentuate the ponytail beautifully. The luminous blonde brightens up the ponytail while the braiding adds stylish detail. This hairstyle is well-suited to formal occasions. The blonde braided ponytail makes a statement with its sleek, elegant shape and vibrant color. It pulls the hair away from the face while staying fashionable.
19. Blonde Jumbo Knotless Braids
These jumbo braids are large, statement-making knotless braids created with blonde hair extensions. The blonde color adds to the bold appearance of the braids. When doing a jumbo braids style like this, use a minimal number of braids to avoid too much weight and tension.
20. Blonde Straight Back Braids
Straight back braids combine simplicity with a touch of edge. The back braids, done with blonde extensions in neat, straight rows, have a structured, classic feel. The sleek look of aligned blonde braids suits formal and semi-formal events.
21. Blonde Twist Braids
These blonde twist braids involve rope twists created with blonde hair extensions. The style can also be done by dyeing natural hair blonde first. The twists can vary in size, from small to large and chunky, depending on your preference. The blonde color makes this twist style stand out.
22. Short Blonde Braids
This style of blonde braids is characterized by its shorter length and sunkissed blonde hair extensions. Braids of this type are typically styled in a bob, stopping just above or at the shoulders. Braids with a short length appear elegant and are ideal for formal situations. A blonde color always pairs well with a bob. Keeping the braids closer to the nape of the neck creates a defined look.
23. Double Blonde Feed In Braids
Were you looking to spice up your braided hairstyle? Double blonde feed-in braids bring the drama. This look spotlights two symmetrical braids made using the feed-in technique and blonde extensions. The double feed-ins beautifully frame your face thanks to radiant blonde braids flanking each cheek. The vibrant blonde pops against the darker roots for added dimension. This playful two braids style works for dressy events, everyday wear, and casual outings.
24. Blonde Braided Bun
A braided bun pairs sophisticated styling with vibrant blonde hair. This look involves gathering pre-installed blonde box braids, twists, or cornrows into an elegant bun. Pulling blonde braids up into a rounded bun looks beautiful, even in a formal setting.
25. Blonde Locs
These blonde locs combine the natural beauty of locs with vibrant blonde color. The look can be achieved by dyeing natural locs blonde or using blonde loc extensions for faux locs. There is a relaxed vibe to blonde locks. The bright color livens up the natural texture of locs.