Are you looking to dress your braids up a little? Adorn them with beads to make them even more beautiful. There are many different types, including glass, wooden, metal, and acrylic beads. They’re easy to attach to braids and can be added and removed on your own. Crochet hooks are useful to pull your hair into the beads if you don’t want to use your hands. You can secure your braids with a rubber band or by typing the ends. In this article, you’ll find 30 different ways to style your braids with beads.
1. Box Braids with Beads
When you knot your extensions at the root, you can braid the rest of your hair down to form box braids. The amount of time you’ll need depends on the size of the braids. Jumbo braids take less time, while micro box braids can take many hours. You can add as many beads as you want, but be careful of making your hair too heavy.
2. Knotless Braids with Beads
Knotless braids are different from box braids since there are no knots at the roots. Beautify your knotless braids by adding beads to their ends. You can use your hands or a crochet hook. Beading may take a little or a long time, depending on the number of braids and beads that you prefer.
3. Lemonade Braids with Beads
Lemonade braids got their name from Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade, where she rocked this style. Lemonade braids come in different sizes, from micro to jumbo. Braid your hair to one side and adorn them with beads for this gorgeous look.
4. Medium Box Braids with Beads
Medium box braids are suitable for ladies that don’t want their braids too big or too small. They can be either long or short, and beads can be added to the ends regardless. Beading medium-sized box braids doesn’t take a lot of time compared to small and micro braids.
5. Jumbo Knotless Braids with Clear Beads
Jumbo braids are a nice style that don’t take very long. Add clear beads to the ends and watch them go from basic to beautiful. Beading jumbo braids takes the least amount of time because you don’t have a lot of braids to work with. However, jumbo braids may not last as long as smaller styles.
6. Braids with Beads for Toddlers
Toddlers love it when their braids are decorated with accessories, and beads are one of the most beautiful accessories to use for your kids. You don’t need many beads, and you don’t want to add too much weight to their scalp. Try beads in bright colors or with character prints on them to really excite your little ones.
7. Braids with Beads for Adults
Beads as hair accessories are not just limited to kids. Adults can also adorn their braids with beads of any type. They won’t make your braids look childish, and they’re easy to attach to your hair, so you can do them yourself. They let your braids dangle and create a pretty swaying effect when you walk.
8. Braided Ponytail with Beads
Braidedponytails, also known as shuku hairstyles or braided updos, are absolutely gorgeous when accessorized with beads. It gives them a pretty dangling effect. You can try transparent or color beads or go for a unique material, depending on the look you want to achieve.
9. Braids with Beads for Men
Men who braid their hair can add beads to the ends so as to avoid braids that look plain. They hang better because the weight of the beads helps to draw the braids down. Metal, wood, and dark-colored beads are most common for men, but don’t be afraid to switch it up with something more colorful and vibrant.
10. Long Braids with Beads
Spice up your long braids with beads for that hypnotic swaying effect when you walk. The braids will take longer due to their length, but the weight of the beads will help to keep them controlled. Long braids with beads are suitable for those that love to draw attention and make their presence known wherever they go. Whether you leave your hair down or pull it up into a ponytail, this style will turn heads.
11. Tribal Braids with Beads
Tribal braids, also called Fulani braids, originate from the Fulani tribe of Africa. They’re characterized by the presence of cornrows braided from the front to the middle of the head or braided from the center to the sides. These braids are beautiful, and when beads are added to the ends, they are truly eye-catching.
12. Jumbo Knotless Braids with Beads
Jumbo knotless braids are large and thick knotless braids that are really stylish. These braids take less time compared to medium and small sizes. Jumbo knotless braids are easy to style and don’t put any tension on the scalp. When beads are added, it makes them dangle and sway.
13. Feed-In Braids with Beads
Feed-in braids are braided in a flawless, more natural-looking technique. The feed-in technique involves feeding the braiding hair under the natural hair for a seamless appearance. You can add stitching by using the pinky nail to create lines and also apply product to hold the hair. Feed-in braids are painless and a great protective style. They come in different lengths and styles and easily level up with the addition of beads.
14. Natural Braids with Beads
If you don’t feel like adding braiding hair or don’t like the extra weight, you can still try protective braided hairstyles with beads. Your natural hair will hold the braid easily, and the styles may take less time since you’re only braiding your hair. The beads make the braids less basic and make them swing when you leave them down.
15. Mini Braids with Beads
Short braids are also known as mini braids. They’re super simple to style and are very classy. They’re a perfect look for those that love to spend just a few hours at the salon and still achieve a great hairstyle. Adding beads to your mini braids makes them pop and easily keeps your hair in a neat dangling style when you leave them down.
16. Big Box Braids with Beads
Jumbo box braids are similar to knotless jumbo braids, but the only difference is the presence of the knot at the base of the hair. Jumbo box braids can place tension on your scalp and can be painful if they’re too tight. This is a beautiful style and looks even more so when beads are added. Just be careful not to use too many beads since the extra weight can add more tension.
17. Medium Knotless Braids with Beads
The medium knotless braids with beads have a cute size that is a bit smaller than the jumbo braids, but this means that they take and last longer. If you don’t want anything too large or too small, go for a happy medium. They’ll be a little heavier than jumbo braids when you bead them but lighter than micro braids.
18. Small Knotless Braids with Beads
Small knotless braids with beads have a cute size that is much smaller than the medium and jumbo knotless braids. They take longer to achieve, especially when you get them very long. The beading takes a long time because there are a lot of individual braids to bead.
19. Goddess Knotless Braids with Beads
Goddess knotless braids, also called bohemian braids, are knotless braids with curly extensions added to a few of the plaits. This style is really beautiful, trendy, and loved by most young ladies. When you add beads, they really stand out. The curly hair attached to the braids means this style requires a little extra care because you don’t want the curly hair to tangle.
20. Cornrow Braids with Beads
Cornrows are simple braids that can be made in different styles and sizes to fit different looks and occasions. Long or short, you can accessorize cornrows with designs and beads to accentuate your unique personal style.
21. Straight Backs with Beads
Straight backs with beads are beaded cornrows plaited to the back of the head in a simple straight-back pattern. They’re classy braids but can be a little plain in shorter lengths. Dress them with beads to break up the pattern! Straight backs are great for highlighting your beautiful face.
22. Box Braids with Clear Beads
Do you feel colored beads are too dramatic, or do you just want something without color? Then go for clear beads! You can get them in different sizes and add as many or as little as you like. This can be great with colored hair, so the beads don’t overshadow your braids.
23. Bob Tribal Braids with Beads
Bob tribal braids are short plaits with curved ends, characterized by the Fulani braid that goes down the center. They take less time to make, and you can decorate them with beads. Try wooden, shell, or metal beads for a more natural feel. If you love tribal braids but don’t want to spend a lot of time at the salon or don’t like a lot of hair on your shoulders, then the bob style is perfect for you.
24. Braids with Wooden Beads
Wooden beads are also called tribal beads because of the natural vibe they give to any style. You can get them in different sizes, from short to long, narrow to wide, and explore various shapes. You’ll see wooden beads come in round, box, and cylindrical forms.
25. Small Box Braids with Beads
Small box braids with beads take the most time and last longer than most other styles and sizes. Adding beads to small box braids also takes more time because there are a lot of braids to decorate. But this is a beautiful, versatile style that you can wear up or down.
26. Shoulder-Length Box Braids with Beads
Do you love short but stylish box braids? These shoulder-length box braids with beads should be your next style to book at the salon. They take less time to make, are super comfortable, and you can style them in many ways, from updos to lemonade braids to goddess braids.
27. Pop Smoke Braids with Beads
Upgrade your simple pop smoke braids by adding beads to the ends. The braids start as cornrows with stitching and fall to either side of your head. The style was popularized by the rapper Pop Smoke, but they’re suitable for men and women.
28. Two Ponytail Braids with Beads
Two braided ponytails, another variation of the shuku hairstyle, is one of the cutest hairstyles you can rock. When you add beads to the ends, they’ll give you a playful, youthful look and allow your braids to dangle elegantly from their ties. You can make them long or short and in small, medium, or jumbo sizes.
29. Bob Braids with Beads
Bob braids are short braids that are curved inward at the ends, just like bob-style cuts and wigs. They’re simple and don’t take much time because of their short length. You can do them in small, medium, and jumbo sizes and then adorn them with beads of any size, color, and shape. This is great for people who don’t want too much weight on their scalp or don’t like hair going down their backs.
30. Long Cornrows with Beads
Are you a lover of hair accessories, long hair, and cornrows? Then long cornrows with beads are the perfect style for you. They’re simple but lovely, and you can place the beads in different patterns to really draw the eye. Long cornrows will take a long time, but the smaller size means they’ll last longer than jumbo braids.