I was very excited when I first found out about Peekaboo braids, and I saw them trending so strongly.
These were one of my favorite ways to install braids, and I called them “surprise braids,” before I learned the official name. I wasn’t that far from the name they got, was I?
If you’re not sure, stick with me here, because in this article I’m going to tell you all about Peekaboo braids, and I hope you start loving them as much as I do.
What are Peekaboo Braids?
Peekaboo braids are all about color. They can be any type of single braids (box braids, knotless braids, even twists), or even multiple braids, but have a design surprise in color.
Most of the braids will be a single color, often natural, and a group of “rebel braids” will contrast with the main color. The braids can be colored, one bright color though, or a group of mixed colored braids.
I used to recommend this color design to people who don’t want to stand out with crazy hair color all the time everywhere they go, but love colorful braids.
So I make a group of colored braids in the back, under the natural braids, so that they will be covered most of the time by most of the braids, but they will show when moving the hair, or when they want to style the braids in a half ponytail, or other styles that will leave the colored braids visible.
I believe this is the main style of Peekaboo, as they come out and disappear, just like the baby game of the same name. However, Peekaboo braids are all braids in which there is a minority of contrasting colored braids, which do not necessarily need to be hidden under the natural colored braids.
Where can the Peekaboo braids be placed?
The colored braids in Peekaboo braids can be placed almost anywhere, but they must all be together, like a group (if there are jumbo braids, it can also be one single colored braid).
Below, I will describe the main ideas of where to place the colored braids in Peekaboo braids.
Back area, hidden
This is the original type of braids with surprises, when you want to hide all the colored braids as they fall, and only show them when you run your hand through your braids, dance or style them.
For this, the front, top and contours of the head will be the main color, and the colored braids will be hidden in the nape area, above the neck.
This will also help if you don’t like the difference between your natural hair to be visible at the root, as this will be one of the best places to hide.
Neck area, under the ears
If you want to show some colorful braids around your neck, then all the bottom braids will be colored, and everything above the ears will be the main natural color. You can also use the color only on the side braids below the ears.
When you face people, your braids will be natural but as soon as you turn your back – Peekaboo! The color will appear. For this, the central crown of your head will be braided in bright colors, usually, and the most aesthetic, in a pyramidal shape (like “A”, where the top part will be one braid, the second row two and so on. ).
Frontal and colored bangs
Unlike the previous design, the back will have completely natural colors, and when you turn your face, the bright colors will outline your head.
One side normal and the crazy. In this case, the back and one side will be natural, and the other side will show the surprise colors. Not to be confused with half colors, as at Peekaboo the colored braids represent a minority.
Now that you have some ideas on where to place Peekaboo’s colorful braids, let’s move on to what colors you can choose!
Of course, you can pick any color you want, maybe the color that represents you, or your favorite color! Anyway, if you need some more inspiration, read on for my pick here.
What Colors Work Best for Peekaboo Braids?
The accent colors or highlights in Peekaboo braids greatly affect your hairstyle. Do not underestimate the power of color, because it can even affect your feeling, and have a psychological and emotional effect on others as well.
The color or colors you choose to stand out from your braids also depends on the main color you choose for the rest of the braids (perhaps your natural hair color), but let’s look at some of the best combinations or even some colors that go with everything.
Uv green neon
This color is sure to pop out of your braids, and what’s more, when you’re at a club or anywhere with UV light, it’ll be even more amazing. It will look great in combination with black, reddish colors (red, dark red, burgundy, ginger, etc.), brown, golden colors, and even blonde or bright colors. In fact, this color will work with anything.
PS: Don’t be surprised if it makes you feel like you’re from another planet.
pink or magenta
Pink is a strong girly color that will work great in a peekaboo hairstyle. It also looks good against most of the main possible colors. This color has a lot of positive energy.
purple or violet
This color is the opposite of yellow on the chromatic wheel, so it would be a great complementary contrast for blonde or golden primary colors. That doesn’t mean it can’t be great with black too, you know, everything goes well with black… If you love this most spiritual color, don’t hesitate to use it for your Peekaboo braids.
Cyan or light blue
If you want to feel like an Egyptian queen, then cyan or blue would be a great option for your peekaboo highlights. This color will be a great contrast to all shades of brown, golden, blonde, ginger, reddish and even black.
The color of blood, moved by the heart, stopped by death, one of the strongest colors, red. It definitely goes perfectly with black and red lips, but don’t be skeptical about other combinations. Bright colors will also look amazing with a red accent. Use this color to make you feel like the strongest version of yourself.
Get four-color braiding hair and use it for your colorful Peekaboo braids, if you love all the bright colors, and want to enter the world of dreams. There are many different combinations available in the market, even the colors of the rainbow.
You can also use one different bright color for each braid from your Peekaboo rebel group, which will go completely rainbow.
This means if your main color is a light color, like platinum blonde or light ginger, you’ll choose a dark color for Peekaboo, like black. If your main color is black, you can use white, light silver, platinum blonde or other light colors.
gold or silver
Who wouldn’t love a bunch of gold in their braids? Gold or silver would look amazing as a peekaboo option. These colors will add some elegance, like a jewel, and look great out of your braids. It works best for those who like to wear elegant, shiny or rich looking jewelry and clothes and will make you feel priceless.
So here we are at the end of this article. I hope this inspired you, and got you thinking about your next hairstyle. I would love to see your Peekaboo option, and I wish you feel amazing wearing these adorable surprise braids.
No, Ombre braids are made with two-tone braiding hair, which is usually black on top and another color on the bottom.
Peekaboo braids can also be done with ombre colors if preferred, but there will be a defined set of braids that contrasts with the main color of the other braids.
Yes, you can have the main color of your braids pink, like your hair color, and a set of black, poison green, rainbow, or any other color that contrasts with your main color, for your Peekaboo braids.
No, since this is only a color option, it won’t cost more than other color options, but I can’t guarantee that some braids won’t charge more, or that the colored braiding hair (especially when you choose rainbow braiding hair), won’t cost a little more than the main colors.
If you want the colored braids installed in a different way so that your natural hair color does not show, a small increase in fee can be justified. In any case, if there is a price difference, it should be very small.