Bright and Colorful Braids to Try This Summer

April 26, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | by L'Oréal
Person with bright red cornrows with a heart design

When summer rolls around, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your hair — which is why we love low-maintenance protective hairstyles like braids. The warmer months are also the perfect time to experiment with a fun new hair color, whether you opt for bright red cornrows with an on-trend heart design, blonde box braids with a touch of lavender or bright blue knotless braids. Keep reading to find some of the coolest colorful braided hairstyles to try this summer.

Red Cornrows with Heart

Everywhere we look, we’re seeing cornrows with hearts, like this fiery red style by @styledby_yorke. This is a playful way to switch up a classic braided hairstyle.

Neon Pink Inches

We can’t stop watching this reel showcasing these neon pink to blonde ombré braids. And the heart design on the side? This is a showstopping look that will make you stand out in every vacation photo this summer.

Rose Gold Knotless Braids

If you’re feeling subtle but still want a touch of color, these caramel braids with pops of pink and rose gold are absolutely gorgeous. We love knotless box braids because they put less tension on the hair and scalp than other braided styles.

Bold Blonde Braids

Platinum blonde pops against a summer tan and takes on a fairy-like quality with strands of lavender woven in. We love the slightly distressed vibe of these long boho braids.

Beaded Aqua Braids

How cute are these aqua and mint green braids? The color combo reminds us of sunny days spent lounging by the pool.

Blue Knotless Braids

This royal blue shade is a cool and sexy way to play with color if you’re not feeling neons or pastels.

Photo: @styledby_yorke, Design: Juliana Campisi

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