40 Fulani Braids So Gorgeous You'll Want to Try Them ALL!

Fulani braids, also known as Fulani or Fulbe cornrows, are a traditional African hairstyle that originated from the Fulani ethnic group in West Africa. These braids or plaits represent a complex hairstyle created by intertwining three or more strands of hair. You can style Fulani braids in various ways to suit your taste, such as diagonal braids with a bun and long curls, wrapped-around braid crowns, and many more. You can also customize these braids with beads, shells, hair stones, and other decorative additions to add a touch of grace.

Princess Fulani Braids

Long black hair with two sections multiple braids

These Fulani braids feature a majestic royal hairstyle. The hair is divided into two sections with unique track braids in both, woven meticulously. The central cornrows likewise to a crown that extends from the middle of the scalp, while other braids flow from both sides, adding a touch of cultural importance.

Artistic Beads Braids

Medium black hair with two front hoops

This braid hairstyle is a fusion of both culture and creativity. Each braid is crafted precisely to form unique patterns. The end of each braid is adorned with transparent and clear beads, adding a touch of grace and sophistication.

Long Cuff Fulani Braids

Long plaited maroon head full braids with golden cuffs

This hairstyle has a long and luscious head full of braids. The maroon color adds a chic, stylish look, adorned with golden cuffs. Moreover, these Fulani braids will light up your mood and are a versatile choice for any party or occasion.

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Simple Short Braids

Short full-head braids with multicolor beads at the tip

These Fulani braids feature a simple yet elegant look. Each braid is crafted intricately and adorned with multicolored beads at the tips, making it a striking look for any gathering. This style showcases creativity and beauty, making it a trendy choice.

Curly Fulani Braids

Long blonde curly hair with few cornrow braids

This hairstyle has natural long curly hair with intricate track braids from the front to the back, leaving natural curls at the back. This hairdo is attractive due to the beautiful golden curls that shine, creating a stunning visual effect.

Braided Bun Hairstyle

Long full-headed braid with a half-braided bun above

This Fulani braid hairdo has braids that start from the front hairline and curve around the sides of the head. It is a full-head braid with half-bun braids. No wonder why it is unquestionably very popular among the tribes of Africa.

Fulani Ponytail Braids

Long Mini braid tied in a ponytail

The long Fulani braids extend from the front hairline and tie into a ponytail. It adorns the braids with silver and golden wraps which add an edge to the overall hairdo along with a touch of flair and style. It is suitable for any party or event.

Classic Bangs Hairstyle

Long black minimalist braids with front braid bangs

This hairstyle has Fulani braids that cascade down the collarbone with the bangs spread on both sides. They style the two bangs to hang over the forehead, framing the face beautifully and creating a pretty and playful look.

Chunky Crown Braids

Thick  black hair braids wrapped with thick plaits

This hairdo has two braid styles, i.e., Fulani braids and thick, chunky crown braids with large sections of hair braided from one end to the other, forming a crown on the head. It’s a little time-consuming but it will certainly make a bold statement!

Boho Gypsy Hairstyle

Medium curly blonde open hair with half mini braids

This Fulani braid hairdo has a bohemian flair with open curly hair that adds a touch of sophistication and grace. The braids are intertwined at the front until halfway, blending seamlessly with the curls and giving a playful charm.

Knotless Fulani Braids

Long black and blonde curly hairstyle adorned with shells and cowrie

This Fulani braid hairstyle has long, knotless, curly, woolly braids that seamlessly blend from black to sun-kissed blonde curls. The braids are adorned with shells and cowries, adding versatility and a fusion of culture, making it attractive.

Summer Braid Full Bun

Thick black-blonde hair braids made in a round bun

This hairdo has a simple, intricate braid woven from the front and styled into a clean bun above. Perfect for summer, it keeps the hair off the neck and blends effortlessly with traditional and stylish looks, making it ideal for beach days and outdoor festivals.

Beach Fulani Braids

Shoulder-length black flowy hairstyle with two thick braids

This hairstyle has a beach look with open, flowy hair and braids in the front, adorned with shells to add flair and beauty. It has a contemporary touch to the classic hairdo, having something from both worlds. This style pairs undeniably well with a dress and is perfect for any seaside or beach vacation.

Goddess Box Braids

Long purple neon blue braids with curly ends

This hairdo has a creative touch to the traditional Fulani braids. It has neon colors and long strips of braids, followed by loose curls at the end of the braids, creating a striking visual and adding glamour that is perfect for standing out at any party.

Wrapped Hair Braids

Medium-length black Fulani braids wrapped hairstyle

This hairdo has a simple yet interesting wrap around the head, creating an intricate look. This wrap can be done in various patterns, adding a unique touch to the hairstyle. Needless to say, if Rihanna tried it, you should once as well.

Heart Fulani Braids

Long black heart-shaped side braids from the front

This hairstyle features an upside-down heart accent, with braids crafted neatly and intricately from the top and sides, symmetrically crossing over to form a sweetheart design for a romantic date-night look.

Zig Zag Ethiopian Braids

Black long slim Fulani braids with zig-zag intricate designs

This Fulani braid hairstyle is inspired by Ethiopian culture. The braids are created on the top in a zigzag design, with mini braids flowing downward. The zigzag pattern creates an eye-catching look that enhances the overall appeal of the hairstyle.

Freestyle Color Braids

Long straight cornrow pattern braids with black and silver-blonde color

This Fulani braid hairstyle has a minimal yet elegant visual look. The braids are woven in intricate patterns in straight lines, customizable in various shapes and patterns. The silver-blonde color adds a touch of elegance and a stunning appearance.

Cute Fulani Braids

Short black braids from top to bottom

This hairstyle has a dainty and stylish look. The braids are crafted intricately from top to end, with the tips adorned with hair wrap accessories, adding a fashionable touch. This hairstyle can be styled with multiple outfits, blending tradition with contemporary style.

Looped Fulani Braids

Medium black looped braids concentrated around the face

This hairstyle has one-of-a-kind braids adorned with colorful beads, adding charm and a love for natural adornments. The looped braids are concentrated around the face and end in a playful ponytail.

Cheerful Long Fulani Braids

Long curly open classic decorated braids right in the center

These long, open braids with curly ends feature a young and cheerful look. Creating intricate braids with a middle part, making braids in both sections, and highlighting one braid in the center, adds a stylish and elegant look to this hairstyle. You can style it regularly for everyday activities.

Clean Style Beads Braids

Shoulder-length black braids with three combination beads

This hairstyle features a clean, elegant look. They adorn the voluminous hair with decorated track braids in the front and along the sides. They embellish each Fulani braid with three combination beads, adding charm to every tip.

Modern Cuff Fulani Braids

Thick black blonde neat edges Fulani braids

This hairstyle features a stylish, modern visual with neat edges and braids. To add a lovely look, the braids are embellished with silver cuffs, giving a luxurious appearance. The larger-than-usual Fulani braids add volume to the hairdo.

Twisted Lemonade Braids

Long black Fulani Braids with twisted lemonade cornrows

These twisted Fulani lemonade braids are a stunning hairstyle that combines both braiding styles. Lemonade braids are cornrows that start small and gradually increase, while Fulani braids include unique patterns. The fusion of both styles features a chic, intricate look with a twist.

Minimalistic Cascading Braids

Simple long neat medium golden brown braids

These cascading Fulani braids are the perfect professional hairstyle. Arranging the braids in a flowing, cascading manner from the front to the back creates a visually striking effect. The golden-brown color of this hairstyle makes it perfect for any formal business event or casual outfit styling as well.

Crown Youthful Hairstyle

Long sleek Intricate Fulani braids with a plait

This hairstyle features a trendy and complete change, making you feel forever young. The braids are intricately woven, with a beautiful plait created in the top sections of the head to add an elegant touch. It features a unique twist that gives you confidence and makes a bold statement.

Loose Curls Fulani Braids

Shoulder-length black loose curls hair with mini Fulani braid

This hairstyle features an exotic and feminine look. They style the hair with loose, fluffy curls, creating a middle part and adding mini Fulani braids on each side. They adorn each mini braid with wooden beads, adding charm and beauty to the hairstyle.

Heavily Beaded Braids

Shoulder-length black bob Fulani braids with heavy beads

This hairstyle features a sleek, feminine, and fancy look. They weave the braids intricately, adding dainty braids in the center adorned with a solitary jewel for a touch of glamour. They decorate each braid with heavy beads that drop straight down to the tips, making you slay in any outfit.

Top-Knot Ponytail Braids

Long black Fulani braids ponytail with pink extensions

This hairstyle features long black Fulani braids wrapped with classic pink extensions, each braid and ponytail creating an eye-catching visual. There is no need for any ornaments; the pink color is the shining star here, adding a chic and stylish touch.

Gorgeous Blue Braids

Long blue extension Fulani braids ponytail

This hairstyle saves you from boring ponytails. They weave each braid intricately with unique patterns from the top, elongating to the end. Additionally, the ponytails with blue extensions create a striking visual. Lastly, the two braids on each side of the ear with beads, feature a stunning and bold look.

Spring Fulani Braids

Long black unfurls braids cascading from the top to bottom

Woven intricately from the top and cascading downwards, this hairstyle features long, elegant black Fulani braids, adding a touch of cultural flair and sophistication. The eclectic blends add depth and vitality to the look, suitable for any event.

Fulani Fringe Hairstyle

Long Fulani braids with hair lace woven braids

This hairstyle has a unique and eye-catching look, woven with lace and mini Fulani fringe braids, with a half bun framing the face. This style adds whimsy and a gorgeous visual that stands out on any occasion.

Twisted Ponytail Braids

Long black and brown blonde ponytail braids

This hairstyle has Fulani braids in a ponytail twist with dynamic chic. The twist adds depth to the hair, adorned with accessories to create a stunning visual. It is a perfect and versatile hairstyle with a cultural touch.

Minimalist Fulani Braids

Black long sleek intricately woven fulani braids

Woven intricately from the top and cascading downwards, this hairstyle showcases long, elegant black Fulani braids, adding a touch of cultural flair and sophistication. This hairstyle is perfect for those who prefer minimalistic styles.

Curly Open Hairstyle

Medium black curly open hair with mini fulani braids

This hairstyle has stylish natural curls tumbling freely with effortless grace. At the front, mini Fulani braids are adorned with wooden beads hanging on each side. The curls add a harmonious blend of simplicity and stunning visuals.

Funky Braid Hairstyle

Medium curly hair with fulani braids

This hairstyle adds a touch of playful vibes with the top half of the hair intricately braided, accented with pink stripes creating a lively personality. They embellish the braids with rings and cuffs for a twist, while leaving the bottom of the hair open, creating a dynamic contrast and making a bold statement wherever you go.

Halo Fulani Braids

Cute afro cornrows with Fulani braids

This hairstyle has a cool, cute Afro-Fulani braid style from the top, ending with a halo. This look is perfect for summer, with two mini hanging braids adorned with golden bead accents. It’s a fusion of modern flair to the traditional Fulani braids!

Braided Fulani Bun

Fulani braid bun hairstyle with four mini hanging braids

This hairstyle has a bun braided style with two mini hanging braids on each side, adorned with wooden beads. It’s easy to style for any event or occasion, adding a touch of modernity while being adorable.

Stylish Purple Braids

Long black and purple Fulani braids with a middle head ring

These Fulani braids are perfect for a stylish summer look. The braids are woven with a middle parting, forming two sections, and have a middle head ring. Lastly, the purple braids running through the open hair add an elegant and bold statement, adorned with contrasting beads.

Double Bun Braids

Long black cornrow braids with cute double bun braids

This hairstyle creates two playful braid buns sitting at the top of the head, creating a cute yet stylish look. The front section has cornrow braids adding texture. They adorn the middle part with a ring, and they embellish the buns with metallic cuffs and white thread, adding extra flair to the overall hairstyle.

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