Braids and Beads: Are You Feeling This Look?

There was a time a LONGGG time ago when braids and beads were POPPIN’…

I mean this look was it! I also remember a time when my mother would braid my hair and would top off my look with umpteen different color beads. Talk about heavy and NOISY!Yeah! those were the days…

I think for an adult to rock braids and beads, it just depends on your personal “style” and if you exude confidence while wearing them.

The first person that I remember seeing rock hair jewelry (and in my head, I though hmm…. but it grew on me) was Alicia Keys! I loved her look because it was fun, different and intricate.

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Alicia Keys Braids

Fast forward almost 10 years later and the beaded braids trend has resurfaced! Braids have always been a top hairstyle pick for the summer because of its convenience…. and now adding accessories will give it a nice flair.

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Beads and Braids

How To Add Beads To Your Braids

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Plastic Braider

This process can either be very simple or very complicated.. but once you get the hang of it you will be a pro!

  1. Purchase a plastic beader to attach the bead to the hair or braid the hair down to the end to easily slide the bead onto the braid
  2. Once the beads are on the braid.. use a rubber band to secure the last bead to the braid.

Bada Boom Bada BAM!


If you intend on having a busy.. hustle and bustle kind of summer, then you definitely need to look into a protective style that’ll allow you to hop out of the pool and into your “night life look”….

There are so many braided hairstyles to choose from and adding beads or shells would be the cherry on top!

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Stephanie scales

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