If you are thinking about getting yarn braids, then you have come to the right place! Here we have found you 50 of the coolest new yarn looks that will set you apart. Women love adding long yarn-style braids to their styles for so many reasons. One of the most important reasons is that they help to keep your hair healthy by protecting it from the elements.
Yarn braids also help to show off your creative side. Here you will find styles full of colors, two-toned looks, solid purples, pinks, blues, and pretty much any color you can think of. If you are more of a natural girl, don’t worry; there are few looks here that also use natural colors. Now, let’s take a look into the coolest yarn braids for women in 2022!
1. Rainbow Yarn Braids
First up is this beautiful and colorful style. Here she has added every rainbow color in and kept them extra long. This is such a pretty style to wear all year long, but it shines in the summer. Wear them down or pull them up. Either way, you are going to look fabulous.
2. Mix and Match Yarn Braid
Mixing and matching two different colors into your yarn braids is a no-brainer. She went with a bright yellow and soft teal in the photo above, and the two tones look amazing together. She dressed her new style in bright clothes, which gave it such a fun feeling.
3. Rainbows and Unicorn
Let your inner child out with this brightly styled unicorn and rainbow look. Here she has kept her roots dark and added pretty colors using yarn braids down. She has also thrown in fun accessories, and it looks so cute.
4. Pink Yarn Braids
Here is our first solid color style. In the photo above, she went with thick, long, and pink braids, and it looked so pretty. She is wearing her down and straight, but it would look just as pretty pulled up into a high bun.
5. Streak Yarn Braids
Here is a medium pink look that is such a popular color for ladies of all ages. She has kept her yarn braids thick and long here, and it looks amazing. Try this lookout in the spring or summer; you will not regret it.
6. Light Blue Yarn Braid
This next woman has a serious style. She went with a light blue tone and wrapped her long braids into small yarn balls, and it looked so classy and unique. This style would look good no matter what color you pick.
7. Yellow and Pink Yarn Braids
Want an edgy but colorful look? Then you should give this next style a chance. Here she went with yellow on one side and pretty light pink on the other and threw them up into two pigtails. Add black lipstick to your look if you want the edgy factor of this style.
8. Orange Yarn Braid
Orange braids are another popular choice during the fall time. Here she has added a bit of light yellow into the mix, which also looks so cool. Throw it up in a half-up half-down kind of style to get the most out of this braided yarn hairstyle.
9. Unicorn Curls Yarn Braid
You can wear your yarn braids in smaller sections as well. Here she has tiny braids that are the perfect mix of purple and pink hair color. Pair it with a fashionable hat, ready for whatever life throws at you.
10. Double Bun Pink Yarn Braids
One of the best ways to wear our featured hairstyle playful is to throw it up into two small buns. Here she went with a base of a hot pink color but added in a few other hues and threw the front section up into two big twisted buns, and it looks so good.
11. Yarn Braids on Older Women
Older women love wearing yarn braids too! Here she has her braids styled funky with blacks, blues, purples, and beads added in. You are never too old to look this cool.
12. Box Braids and Twisted Braids
This one is for all the natural girls out there. Here she has yarn and box braids mixed to create length and texture.
13. African Yarn Braids
Colorful braids are so popular with younger women who want to show off their creative side. Here she is wearing African-inspired braids with light-colored yarn added in evenly. She has tied them up in a high pony with a yellow scarf, adding a little extra color.
14. Two Yarn Braids
You can create a yarn style with double dutch braids too. Here she kept her hair paired evenly right down the middle and added in a few colorful pieces of yarn. This technique is helpful if you need to add color or thickness to your braids.
15. Afro Hair Yarn Braids
This cutie is wearing her hair in 4 even dutch braids with yarn added to create length. She went with pops of purple, pink, and light blonde colors.
16. Unicorn Bun on Yarn Braids
This next style is full or small braids and so many colors. She went with the small braids in the photo above and tied a few strands up to create a big top knot. This is a lovely look that can be pulled off at any age.
17. Two Braids Cornrow Style
You should try out this two-braided cornrow style with yarn if you need a fun hairstyle to wear to a concert or party. She has added plenty of purples and pinks and kept her hair a natural light color, and it looks so pretty.
18. Yarn Braids on Short Hair
Up next is a yarn hairstyle for short hair. Here she kept it natural looking with silver beads on the bottom and kept the hair a pretty brown color. Keep it all back with a headband, and you are all set.
19. Pinky Yarn Braids
Here is yet another shorter yarn hairstyle to try out. Here she went with a trendy hot pink color and went with chin-length braids. This would be a fun style you could wear all year long.
20. Miami Yarn Braids
Up next is a style called Miami yarn braids. Here she added a funky yarn with plenty of colors and twisted it all back, forming a middle braid. Keep a few strands out in the front to frame the face, and you are all set.
21. Two-Tone with Reverse Color Streak Yarn Braid
This two-toned look will be so popular among women in 2022. Here she was wearing one side a bright yellow highlighter color and went with a matching tone in an aqua color. Wear these new braids down straight, or pull them back out of your face. Either way, you are going to look so beautiful.
22. Fat Braided Ponytail on Yarn Braids
If you want a simple yarn style with all the colors of the rainbow, then you have to try this single-braided look. Here she kept the base of her hair dark and added so many pretty colors of yarn. Then she twisted it down to one side, which looks so pretty.
23. Red Hair with Yarn Braids
Channel your inner cartoon for this next look. Here she has her head full of yarn, accessories, and clips. This would be a perfect look for a clown party.
24. Punk Yarn Braids
Need a fast punky look full of colors? Then you should give this next style a shot. Here she has kept the top layer of hair dark and black and added colorful yarn braids that hang loose down her back, and it looks super cool.
25. E-Girl on Yarn Braid
Up next is a popular e-girl style. Here she has added so many colors and accessories to her hair; they all look so good together. She kept all the colors in the same pallet, so even though there is so much going on, it still looks fabulous.
26. Warm Tones on Yarn Braids
Here is a style with length, light color, and the perfect amount of added yarn. Here she went with a cornrow-type braid on the top, which fades down to extra long braids in a light blonde color. It looks classic and sophisticated but still shows off your creative side.
27. Medium Box Braid
Medium-width braids are always a good choice. Here she paired her medium braids with a few blonde layers in the front with a dark black base. Wear these yarn-style braids down straight or you can pull them up in a high pony.
28. Braid Up Two Cornrows Unicorn Yarn Braid
Here is a great style with blue and pink braids added evenly throughout. She kept them about mid-length, and they looked so pretty. You can wear them styled straight or pull them up into a pony either way would look amazing.
29. Half and Half Hair Yarn Braid
Two-toned hairstyles are so easy to pull off with yarn braids. In the look above, she has styled her two-tone look with yellow and pink and pulled them into super cute pigtails. This style looks so cute when it is worn down straight as well.
30. Braids and Bows
Here is a fun look you could wear to a funky concert or spirit day at school. She added white yarn and braided it with some of her natural hair. She has also added two small buns on the top to add a bit of volume to her style.
31. Bob Hair on Yarn Braids
Chin-length braids are another popular choice. Here she has her bob-length hair full of different colors of yarn that are mixed perfectly. The best thing about mixing and matching colors is that you can include all of your favorite tones.
32. Yellow and Neon Pink Yarn Braids
Softball girls love wearing their hair like in their tournaments. Here she went with a classic mix of pink and yellow in her dutch braids, which looks so cute.
33. Tassel Fairy Yarn Braids
This next yarn style would be perfect for you if you are looking for a fairy-looking hairstyle. Here she has kept her braids thin, long, and colorful for a fabulous finish.
34. Colorful Yarn Twist
Next up is a thicker style of yarn braids. Here she went with dark hues with blues, greens, yellows, pinks, and even a few purples added in. Keep them long and thick to get the most out of this style.
35. Milan Yarn Braids
Another popular choice is trying Milan braids. This look adds color to your style but keeps the base nice and dark. She kept her new braids medium thickness, and it looks beautiful.
36. Yarn Braids Ponytail
One of the best things about adding yarn to your hair is that it makes it possible for many different styles. Here she went with a look with several smaller braids on the top that fed into one thick braid in the back and a few smaller ones on the side.
37. Halloween Hairstyle on Yarn Braid
This little cutie is ready for Halloween with her black and orange yarn hairstyle. She even added in some spooky spiders, and it looks adorable. You could easily book an appointment to get this done at your local salon.
38. Rose Gold Hair on Yarn Braids
Here is another simple braided hairstyle that is enhanced by adding colorful yarn. Then chose to use a rosy pink color that looks beautiful in her natural brown hair.
39. Purple Yarn Braids
This next look is a beautiful mix of cornrows and long yarn braids. She went with vivid purple hair color, which blends in so pretty with her dark black hair. You can pull this look off with your favorite color if purple isn’t in your wheelhouse.
40. Dutch Five Strand with Yarn
Have you ever seen a dutch braid look so cool? Here she added the perfect amount of yarn and color to create this thick dutch braid.
41. Pink Strawberry Yarn Braid
Adding yarn to your style adds a playful vibe to your hair. Here she added pinks, blues, and purples to create this super cute double bun look. This style will help you show off your creative and playful side and will leave you looking and feeling ten years younger.
42. Creative Yarn Braids
This style has so much going on, and it looks so pretty. Here she shaved beautiful designs into her scalp and twisted her yarn braids into a high bun; the results are edgy and timeless.
43. Braid Loft
If you wanted just to add a few pops of color to your style, this next look would be perfect for you. Here she kept most of her hair dark and natural, with a few colorful strands to frame the face. She went with vivid tones of pink, green, and blue here, which looks amazing.
44. Candy Braids
Thinking about getting candy braids? Well, let this fabulous look be your inspiration. Here she went with a swept-over style with long colorful braids hanging past her waist and looking amazing.
45. Cornrows Ombre Ends
An ombre is always a good idea when you think about adding any color to your hair, but it is a popular choice when going blonde. She has her long braids with a natural tone on the top that gradually fades to a light blonde color on the ends.
46. Corkscrew Twist
We could not have a list of the best yarn looks, including corkscrew twists. Here she has thick and colorful corkscrew braids that are perfectly styled into a big high bun. She went with dark tones, but you could add any colors, and it would look just as good.
47. Rope Twist on Yarn Braids
Up next is a rope twist style of yarn braids. Rope twists usually are created by twisting two thick pieces of hair together. And here she took it a step further by styling it with a half-up half-down style.
48. Black and Blue Yarn Braids
Black and blue are two classic color combos that always look fresh when adding them to your hair. Here she went with a midnight blue tone, and it looks amazing. Pull half of your hair up into a high bun to get the most out of this style.
49. Yarn Braid on Kids
This little cutie is wearing two simple yarn braids that frame her face. Little girls love wearing yarn in their hair because it is an easy way to add color to their hair without having to dye it. Here she went with the girly colors of yellow, pink, and purple.
50. Green Yarn Wool Braids
Green hair is such a vibe, and you can wear it any time of the year. Here she is wearing beautiful looking green wool braids that look so good with her skin tone. Be sure to go with the swept-over style to get the most out of this green yarn hairstyle.
Did we convince you to try out a pretty yarn hairstyle? Are you thinking of keeping it short with a fancy bob look, or do you like keeping them long? Please let us know what you think of these pretty yarn braids!
Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.