Braids with beads are a great style for kids. There are many types of braids of this style.
Doing braids with beads is also quite easy once you know how.
In this article, we share how to do them, the prices of getting beads in your braids, and more.
How To Do Braids With Beads For Kids
Doing braids with beads for kids is quite easy. It just involves following a few steps.
Firstly, you need to make sure the child’s hair is well prepared for braiding. It needs to be washed, conditioned and dried.
You can use a hair dryer to dry the hair as this helps it straighten out. But just don’t overdo it as excessive heat can cause heat damage.
Once the hair is prepared, you need to gather some key materials.
You will need a rattail comb, some styling gel, the beads of your choice and some rubber bands depending on the style.
Once you have these materials, you can begin the process. The first thing you’ll need to do is part the hair.
There are a few different ways to part hair if you want to do kids braids with beads.
For most ways however, you will need to start by making a simple middle part from the forehead down to the nape.
You should use a rattail comb for this to make the parting distinct. You can add some styling gel to smoothen the hair.
Once you’ve done this first parting, you can section the hair further. If you want to braid cornrows, you can do more section from the forehead to the nape for each braid you will do.
If you want to do box braids, you can make small sections as you go, parting enough hair for each braid in the square shape.
Braiding And Beading
Once the hair is parted, you can begin braiding. If you want to do three strand box braids or cornrows, you need to start at the scalp on the section of hair you created.
Separate the hair into three strands and begin to do a knotless braid of thickness you want.
When you get to the end of the braid, you can secure it with a rubber band. Or you can braid all the way to the end of the hair to make a thin ended braid.
With twist styles, you need to separate the hair into two strands and twist towards the end before securing the last bit of hair with a rubber band.
Or you can twist it all the way to the end, but make sure the twist is firm and won’t unravel.
Repeat this process until all the braid are done. Then you can add the beads.
To add most types of beads, you just need to push the end of the braid through the hollow of the bead. And then twist the bead up the braid until it gets to the position you want it and it is snug.
There are a few methods you can use to get the hair through the bead. You can use a hair tie, a crotchet hook, a beading tool or various other tools.
Making sure the beads are not loose is important because if they are, they may fall out easily.
One way to secure beads it to wrap the hair at the end around the beads or to tie it into a knot.
Can You Use Extensions?
One question many people have around braids with beads styles for kids is if you can use hair extensions for them.
And the answer is yes. You can braid kids’ hair with extensions and bead the braids afterwards just as you would with natural hair.
You can use the same type of extensions you would for adult braids too.
How Much Do Beaded Braids Cost?
Braids with beads for cost have a few costs associated with them.
The beads themselves are not too expensive. You can get a bag of beads of any style you like for between $5 to $15.
If you want to do an extension style, the cost for extension would be around $10 to $15. But if you are doing a natural hair style you can skip this cost.
Getting kids’ hair professionally braided can cost around $50 to $100 depending on the style.
But you can also skip this cost if you do the braids at home.
How Long Do Beaded Braids Last?
Usually, braids with beads for kids can last from six to eight weeks if they are well taken care of.
You just have to make sure you wash them once a week or so to keep them clean and looking fresh.
And make sure you add moisturizing products when you style them to keep them hydrated.
You should also cover the child’s hair when they go to sleep if possible.
Preferably with a silk scarf or bonne to keep the hair from experiencing friction that can make it unravel.
1. Heart Design Beaded Ponytail Updo
This cute style of beaded braids for kids is so neat and is one of our favorites.
2. Double Ponytail Beaded Braids With Side Braids
This style really stands out and is so stylish and that’s why we love it.
3. Beaded Cornrows With High Bun
This simple style with simple beads is one you really cannot go wrong with.
4. Multi Colored Beaded Cornrows
This style is great for kids who love multi colored beads and simple styles.
5. Cornrows With Bead Pom Poms
This is a unique style we love so much because of its boldness and how it stands out.
6. Heart Design Box Braids With Beads
Box braids with beads are always great and we love the cute heart design.
7. Many Beaded Medium Twists
Medium twists are an easy-going style and they look so great with beads.
8. Beaded Box Braids With Bow Updo
This style with the cute bow and minimal beads is definitely one to try out.
9.Beaded High Ponytail Cornrows With Fringe
Styles with a fringe are always cute and the beads make this one even better.
10. Thick Natural Hair Braids With Beads
This is a great low effort natural hair style for black girls with adorable beads to enhance it.
11. Wrap Around Cornrows With Beads
Wrap around braids are great and we love the simple beading here.
12. Middle Parted Box Braids With Beads
This symmetrical style is cute for kids and the beads make it even better.
13. Triangle Parted Box Braids With Beads
The triangle parting makes this style stand out and the beads are so great.
14. Beaded Natural Hair Cornrows With High Puff
This natural style is adorable and the minimal beads are so cute.
15. Patterned Hight Cornrows With Beads And Bow
This is a great cornrow style with flair and the beads here are very cute.
16. Thick Double Ponytail Braids
This style is unmatched and the black and white look with the beads is great.
17. Side Swept Twist Cornrows With Beads
Twist cornrows are unique and this style with minimal beads is adorable.
18. Double Bun Cornrows With Two Beaded Side Braids
This double bun style really stands out and the beads in the front are cute.
19. Double Bun Curved Cornrows With Beads
This curved cornrow style is unique and the gold beads are very cool.
20. Low Beaded Ponytail Braids With Side Braids
This style looks great with beads on all three sides matching. We love this style.
21. Overlapping Middle Ponytail Braids With Beads And Clips
Beads and hair clips are a great combination and this adorable style shows it.
22. Beaded S Shape Braids With Heart Design
This style of heart design braids is always adorable with added beads.
23. Brown High Bun Braids With Beads
Brown braids can be so great for kids and these look better with beads.
24. Forward Braided Cornrows With Beads
Forward braids are a unique style that stands out with colored beads.
25. Pink And Black High Ponytail Braids With Beads
This very colorful style with transparent beads is one of our favorties.
26. Beaded Close Packed Curved Braids
This is a very special style for kids that stands out because of the beads at the end.
27. Beaded Cornrows With Middle Design
This style is also very unique and we love the colorful beads on it.
28. Bead Ponytail Braids With Zig Zag Parting
This style is fun and the colorful beads make it very adorable.
29. Beaded Butterfly Braids
Butterfly braids are a favorite and the minimal beads make them even better.
30. Three Bun Braids With Beads
Three bun styles are adorable on black kids and the beads here are really great.
31. Beaded Color Streaked High Bun Braids
Braids with a single streak of color stand out and we love this beaded style.
32. Short And Long Beaded High Ponytail Braids
This style is like no other and it looks even cuter with transparent beads.
33. Single Braid Butterfly Braids With Beads
This single braid butterfly looks is so adorable with the pink beads added to it.
34. Three Bead Puff Braids
The beads on this look are so special and really stand out which we love.
35. Long Beaded Box Braids With Ribbon
This style with a ribbon is cool and the colored beads at the end are great.
36. Double Parted Cornrows With Beads
Double parted braids are unique and stand out and the beads here make the style better.
37. Thick And Thin Braids With Beads And Bow
These braids are cool and the bow and beads make the style very adorable.
38. Medium Thick Multi Beaded Box Braids
This simple box braids style is really enhanced by the beaded ends and we love it.
39. Cornrows With Short Front Beaded Braids
This style is very special and the beads really stand out in the front. We highly recommend it.
40. Double Up Knotted Beaded Braids
Gold beads styles are always great for kids and this one is no exception.
41. Half Curly High Bun Beaded Braids
Curly hairstyles for kids are very cute and this beaded style is a favorite.
42. Super Thick Beaded Twists
This twist braid style is adorable and the beads at the end are so great.
43. Super Thin Beaded Cornrows
Thin braids are great and this style with beads is adorable.
44. Forward Knotted Beaded Braids
Forward knotted braids with colorful braids is a style we really love for kids.
45. Front Braid With Double Ponytail Beaded Braids
This front braid style is unlike any other and it’s cute with golden beads.
46. Wide Parted Box Braids With Beads
Wide parted braids are effortless and casual and very cute with beads.
47. Beaded Braid With Double Heart Design In The Back
The double heart design style is very cute and the beads make it even better.
48. Close Parted Beaded Braids
This is another great close parted braid style with colorful beads that we love.
49. Double Bun Braids With Beaded Rows
Double bun styles are adorable and this beaded rows look is great.
50. Thick And Thin Front Beaded Braids
This style with minimal colored beads is cool and very cute.
51. Beaded Three Strand Braids And Twist Mix
This style is unique and stands out even more so with the adorable beads.
52. Beaded Fulani Braids
Fulani braids are a style we love and with beads they are great for black kids.
53. Beaded Curved Braids With High Ponytail
Curved braids with a colorful beaded ponytail are a lovely style for kids.
54. Beaded Bangs Braids
Bangs are always adorable on kids and these beaded ones are great.
55. Inter-locking Beaded Front Braids
Inter-locking braids with colored beads at the end are a great style to try.
56. Curly Ended High Ponytail Braids With Front Beads
Another great curly braid style for kids is this one with colorful beads.
57. Thick Twist Ended Beaded Braids
This is a unique twist style that we love with transparent braids.
58. Untied Cornrows With High Ponytail And Beads
These pink, white and purple beads are so cute on this style.
59. Back Knotted Beaded Box Braids
This is a great knotted style for kids that looks great with beads.
60. Thin Beaded Natural Braids
This thin braid style is one we love and it’s adorable with beads.
61. Asymmetric Side Braided Cornrows With Beads
This braid style is unique and the transparent beads make it even better.
Braids With Beads Hairstyles For Black Kids, Final Thoughts
There are many styles of braids with beads for kids to choose from.
And many of them are easy to do. These styles are cute, well put together and they are affordable.
Hopefully, this article has given you many ideas. And hopefully it has answered many of your questions around these styles.