Green Ombre Braids on Dark Skin

Coloured Braids for Both Dark & Light Skin

This post was originally about maroon hair and how you can wear it in different styles. Since many of you come to this post looking for more information on mixed colour braids for dark and light skin, though, I’ve decided to tell you a bit more about that.

Without further ado, let’s start with some great mixed colour braids styles for dark skin.

Mixed Colour Braids for Dark Skin

mixed colour braids for dark skin: Pink, Purple, and black braids
Pink, purple, and black braids on dark skin
mixed colour braids for dark skin: Pink and blonde box braids
Pink and blonde box braids
mixed colour braids for dark skin: Burgundy and Copper Lemonade braids
Burgundy and copper Lemonade braids
Blue and turquoise fulani braids
Blue and turquoise fulani braids

Mixed Colour Braids for Light Skin

Mixed Color braids on light skin - dark and blonde box braids

Mixed colour braids on light skin - blonde and copper

Maroon Braids on Dark Skin

Long fishtail maroon braids on dark skin

Colour 33 Braids on Dark Skin

These colour 33 WOME extensions are available on Amazon. Find out more about these extensions here.

Colour 33 box braids

Pink Braids on Dark Skin

Pink Lemonade Braids on Dark Skin

Green Braids on Dark Skin

Laughing Girl with Green Braids on Dark Skin

Chunky green twisted braids on dark skin

Burgundy Braids on Dark skin

Maroon Braids on Dark Hair


The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular.

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As you go past many beautiful women in the city, at work and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair.

The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon.

This is a color that will leave you amazed by its beauty when blended or on its own.

Women irrespective of skin color, face shape, and age rock maroon hair in various forms.

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This is because maroon suits everyone and it will give you the perfect look.

There is a maroon hairstyle suitable for every occasion.

You can rock maroon hair in many ways depending on what look you want to achieve.

Let’s start off with maroon braids.

1. Maroon Braids (With Pictures Specifically of Maroon Braids on Dark Skin)

Black and Maroon Braids
Black and Maroon Braids

One can rock maroon hair using both maroon and black hair extensions creating a mix of the two colors.

Or you can choose to use maroon hair extensions alone.

Maroon Braids Hairstyle
Maroon Braids Hairstyle

Maroon braids may vary in length and size depending on what you want.

For instance, some hair extensions are short or medium-length, while others are long.

Short Maroon Braids on Dark Skin

Short Dark Maroon Braids

You can also vary the size of braid.

Some people opt for small braids, while others prefer medium-sized or big braids.

You can buy hair extensions for braids at many beauty salons or online.

2. Maroon Cornrows

Maroon CornRows

3. Maroon Hairpieces

Maroon Hairpiece

Another interesting and beautiful way to rock maroon hair is with a hairpiece, which can be either short or long.

These hairpieces can also be 100% human hair, which gives you the same manageability and flexibility as real hair.

A maroon hairpiece, is a safe way to rock maroon hair because it’s easily removable and you already know what the end result will look like.

If you are a professional woman, you can choose a maroon hairpiece that will remain neat and professional-looking.

If you want to tone down the color, you can mix maroon with black.

You don’t even have to buy separate hairpieces to do this: you can opt for a hairpiece that already has both colors, for instance a black hairpiece with maroon ends.

Maroon hairpieces can be bought from beauty salons, purchased online, or from agents who deal specifically in hairpieces.

4. Short Maroon Hair

Short Maroon Hair

Short hair dyed maroon is another look to die for. This hairstyle has real wow factor.

You can dye all your hair maroon or only the ends. Both options will produce a fresh look.

Short hair dyed maroon will have you looking young, classy, trendy, and beautiful.

5. Maroon Crochet Braids

Maroon Crochet Braids
Maroon crochet braids

You can also rock maroon hair in the form of crochet braids, extensions that are crocheted into your own hair which itself is plaited into cornrows.

Usually, crochet braids have some curl to them and are very flattering for many face shapes.

Crochet braids are generally fluffier than regular braids and will give you that big-hair look.

To get a maroon crochet braids hairstyle, all you’ll need to do is buy crochet hair extensions in maroon that you can then install yourself or have someone install for you.

6. Crochet Locs

Maroon Crochet Locs

Another way to rock maroon hair is as crochet locs, which are simply crochet braids that look like dreadlocks.

The aesthetic difference between natural dreadlocks and crochet locs is primarily texture.

Crochet locs vary in length and size so you can choose exactly how you want your maroon crochet locs to look like. To take a look at some options of what these can look like, go here.

So…have you ever rocked maroon hair? If so, in what form? If not, would you ever consider having your hair maroon?

Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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This is a guest contribution from Kansh Jill.

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