How to Create Peekaboo Braids with Beads: 5 Cute Styles to Try

If you’ve always admired those gorgeous, colorful peekaboo braids adorned with beads and wished you knew how to recreate them, then you’re in luck!

This blog post is designed to take you through each step in a friendly, easy-to-understand way.

So, grab your hair extensions, edge control, and colorful beads – it’s time to get creative!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Before we start, let’s gather everything you’ll need. Here’s a handy list to get you prepped:

  • Colored hair extensions (approximately 58 inches long)
  • Edge brush with a comb and brush on each end
  • Edge control product
  • Rubber bands
  • Beads for decoration
  • Scissors (for cutting the hair extensions and removing knots if necessary)
  • Additional items like a water spray bottle, hair clips, or a mirror might also come in handy.
5 Cute & Easy Peekaboo Braids with Beads

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What Braids Should You Actually Have?

We all know braids are a timeless and versatile hairstyle, but with so many different styles and techniques, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Take this quiz to find out which type of braids you should actually have!

How To Do Fabulous Peekaboo Braids With Beads

  1. Start by cutting the colored hair in half. You want it to be about 58 inches long.
  2. Now, grab your edge control. You can use whichever one you like. 
  3. It’s time to part the hair, so get those sections out of the way. You’ll need a brush for this. Get one of those brushes with a comb on one end and a brush on the other. Trust me, it’s perfect for the job!
  4. Alright, here comes the fun part! Begin your braid by keeping the hair down and close to the scalp. We want those knotless and smooth vibes, so no lifting that hair up, okay?
  5. Adding in the hair extensions can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re new to this. Practice feeding them into the braid so you can get the hang of it. If this is your first time, add two strands at a time, but if you want thicker braids, go for it!
  6. Keep on braiding, my friend. Add more hair and braid it down until you reach your desired length. These are for chest-length braids, but if you want them to be longer, go ahead. You do you!
  7. When you’re getting close to the end of the braid, make sure to apply edge control only at the base. Avoid putting it on the entire hair strand, or you’ll end up with a sticky mess. Just add it as needed while you braid to tame any frizz.
  8. Once the braid is complete, it’s time to jazz it up with some beads. Slide those beauties onto the braid from the bottom, and then flip the braid up. Grab a rubber band and wrap it tightly around the last bead. Snip off any extra hair sticking out.
  9. Ready for more? Now, let’s move on to the next row or section. You can use a checkerboard pattern or pre-made partings to keep things even and consistent.
  10. Don’t forget to check the midpoint of the head when you’re transitioning to a new section. You want everything to look balanced, right? Use the previous section as a guide, so you don’t end up with wonky braids.
  11. Keep repeating the braiding and beading process for each section until you’ve got all the braids you want. Beads on point, my friend!
  12. Throughout the whole process, make sure to use edge control to keep that hairline looking sleek and smooth. An edge brush with a comb is the best tool for this.
  13. Oh, and if you come across any annoying knots, just snip them off with some scissors. Bye-bye, knots!
  14. You’re done! Look at those stunning braids with the beads shining. By the way, leave some edges out so that you can style the baby hair!

To see it all in action, check out this helpful video.


5 Ways to Wear Beads on Peekaboo Braids

  1. Tri-Color Wooden beads: The natural wood and sea blue colors complement blue peekaboo braids beautifully.
  1. Small Knotless Pink Peekaboo with Acrylic Beads: I love the soft and feminine combination of the different pinks. 
  1. Clear beads on Red Hot Braids: With such vibrant red braids, clear beads make the perfect match. 
  1. Royal Blue with Clear Beads: Another stunning pair that’s simply royal.
  1. Pretty in Pink on Pink: Two-tone pink braids adorned with medium size, clear acrylic beads make for an ultra-feminine look.


I hope you found this guide helpful. With a bit of practice and creativity, you’ll soon be sporting your own unique version of this trendy hairstyle.

So, go on, play with colors and bead styles, and let your personality shine through your hair! Don’t forget to check out how long these last on natural hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to create peekaboo braids with beads?

It can vary depending on the number of braids and your experience, but generally, it takes a few hours.

Can I wash my hair with the braids and beads in?

Yes, you can wash your hair, but it’s recommended to use a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and to air dry your hair afterward.

How long do the braids last?

With proper care, your braids can last for about 4-6 weeks.

Are peekaboo braids damaging to my hair?

Not if done correctly. Make sure not to pull too tightly when braiding as it can lead to hair breakage.