Give your natural hair a month break with box braids. Box braids are the number one protective style that will not only protect your natural hair, but also extend it. After the installation, you’ll be able to wear versatile hairstyles. This protective style can last up to 3 months. You can make your braids look trendy, elegant and chic as per the occasion or your mood.
So, how can you style box braids? There are hundreds and hundreds of styles that you can experiment with. We’ve collected 70+ styles that will definitely turn heads. Make sure you pin the pictures you like so you can easily find them later!
1. 6 Cool Box Braids Styles
Style #1: The first hairstyle features chunky French braid that is wrapped on one side of the forehead. To achieve this look, gather the section of your braids into a half up, half down ponytail and secure it with a hairband. Braid a French or fishtail braid and slightly wrap it on the left or right side of your forehead.
Style #2: Steps as the same as for the previous hairstyle but this time you braid two smaller braids. You can also combine two different styles of braids – one braid can be a French braid and other one a fishtail braid.
Style #3: Start by sectioning your hair into two. Tie the upper section into a half-up ponytail but leave few front strands falling freely. You’ll need them for your side bangs. Wrap the ponytail around the base to create a top knot. Secure it with a hairband or bobby pins. Slightly twist the front strands to create a side bangs. You can also braid this section and wrap it around the left side of your forehead.
Style #4: Simple and stylish top bun that’s appropriate for any occasion.
Style #5: Romantic half up, half down hairstyle that is created by braiding a section of hair into a dutch braid. Dutch braid is a reverse French braid. The rest of the braids are left freely hanging over the left shoulder. Stunning!
Style #6: Space buns aren’t for everyone. They are cute and girly and therefore maybe not your usual style.
2. High Ponytail
Our favorite go-to hairstyle is definitely a high ponytail. When done right, high ponytails look incredibly chic. Anybody can do and rock this hairstyle, whether you have a big or small, short or long braids. For the perfect finishing touch, accessorize your braids with gold hair cuffs.
3. Romantic Half Updo
This cute hairstyle is definitely one to try. Who would knew that such a simple look will be so breath-taking. We love everything about it!
4. Bob Box Braids
Bob is this season’s hottest cut. This cute hairstyle is timeless and will truly never go out of style. Short box braids are easier to maintain and install. Also, they are much lighter on the head. If you opt for bob, you’ll still be able to style your braids and rock some super chic hairstyles.
5. Light Brown Braids with Shaved Sides
Looking for a sexy and bold hairstyle? Our recommendation are box braids in a light brown color, gathered into a high bun. Oh yes, and shaved sides. Try this hairstyle during the warmer seasons to easily beat the heat but still look incredibly fierce.
6. High Side Ponytail
As you can see, a simple ponytail can also be a lovely hairstyle. This one is pulled high on the right side. The base of the ponytail is covered with a few strands of braids. This little trick will make your ponytail look way more better!
7. Long Red Box Braids
Great hairstyle for days when you don’t want hair in your face. Also, this red color will make you stand out from the crowd. Don’t be afraid with colors and styles – protective styling should never be boring!
8. 3 Easy and Cute Styles
Slay the box braid trend with these gorgeous 4 hairstyles. Yes, you can even make a bow out of your box braids! All of these styles can be done in under 5 minutes after some practice. The first hairstyle is perfect half-updo for special night outs.
9. Twisted High Bun
Bun is one of the easiest and chicest ways to style your box braids into a stunning updo. Bun hairstyles have endless versatility – they can be tight or loose, high or low, with or without elements of braiding, etc. For high buns we would recommend smaller earrings.
10. High Bun + Shaved Sides
Here’s another cool way on how to style your box braids. Shaved sides look so edgy and urban, especially if you rock them with your box braids. We love that section of the hair that is left freely hanging.