61 Best Jumbo Box Braids Hairstyles

Jumbo box braids are everywhere right now, they’re such a beautiful and versatile way to wear your hair. Also known as box braids, and every now and again, Poetic Justice braids, we guarantee there’s bound to be at least a couple of looks on this list that you’ll instantly fall in love with.

Giving you the benefit of being able to protect your own natural hair during the really crappy weather of the winter, there are a hundred and one ways you could wear them. But for now, we’re going to give you 61!

Check out the 61 best jumbo box braids hairstyles we think you’ll love:

1. Jumbo Braids Style

Why not twist back your face-framing box braids into this almost faux-bangs look? It’s great for a wide forehead (just so you know) and with the hair cuffs, gives you a brand new way to wear your hair rather than a generic down-the-middle parting.

2. High Ponytail + Gold Hair Cuffs

Hair jewellery is so bang on trend right now and it’s one of the quickest and simplest ways to totally rock your box braids. Pop all or half your box braids back into a high ponytail and add the cuffs to front-facing ones for a rocking pop of something extra. Just remember to match your earrings to your hair bling!

3. Cute Half Updo

Not sure what mood you’re in today? Maybe you want to wear your hair up? Maybe you want to wear your hair down? With this look, you don’t need to make that choice. Perfect for those in-between days when you’re not quite sure…



4. High Bun Updo

Do you want to know who would ROCK this look? Queen Bee Beyonce herself, of course! Why? Because it’s FIERCE that’s why! It’s a really easy look for those big box braids and you just need a stretchy headband and some good bobby pins to recreate it. Start by putting your braids into a high ponytail before separating into two sections and on opposite sides, twist them around the centre of the ponytail until you’ve built it up. Easy peasy once you’ve tried it a few times. Practice makes perfect!



5. Pop of Purple Style

Do you to want to play around with colour but aren’t really sure where to start? Or perhaps you just don’t really want to go blonde because that’s the way everyone seems to wear their hair these days? Stand out from the crowd with a punk pop of purple, going as bright as you dare. You could always head lighter and go with a pastel shade if you really want to stand out.

6. Dark Brown Jumbo Braids

This dark, chestnut brown is great for any lady who wants a classic, elegant, beautiful finish to her hair. With everyone having all the bright colours under the sun through their locks, sometimes it’s nice just to go back to basics, back to something classic and comfortable.

7. Jumbo Box Braids + Zig Zag Parting

It’s there so why not make a feature out of it? This zig-zag parting look is super cool and really shows attention to detail. It just adds a little something extra to the design, you know? This isn’t exactly the kind of look that you can achieve quickly or by yourself so why not ask a stylist to give it a shot for you? Practice makes perfect as they say.

8. Honey Blonde Style + Zig Zag Parting

Honey blonde is always a great, fall-back way to wear your jumbo box braids. Plus it’s a really great look for the summer too!  Add that zig-zag parting again and you’ll have something different that all the other girls won’t have. There’s nothing basic about this look, that’s for sure!

9. Long Bob Style

You want box braids but you don’t want super-long hair… The long bob or lob as it is commonly known, is just perfect because you can still tie the hair back if it’s getting in your way. Add some hair cuffs so you don’t feel too naked without your length. Give your head a break from time to time and take things back a little. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you get used to it!

10. Half-Up Bun

It’s easy, simple and effective. You have all the benefit of the lovely length of your hair plus the elegance of that bun. And those hair cuffs too! Swoon! This look’s got everything you need for a true in-trend hairstyle. Give it a shot! You’ll be glad you did.



11. Burgundy Style

Because… Why not? This look is beautiful and you could even match your lipstick to your hair! Remember you will need to reconsider your regular eyebrow pencil shade if you’re changing quite dramatically. Jet black eyebrows might not work with this burgundy, red look for example.

12. Grey Style

If you thought you couldn’t do the silver/grey colour that everyone’s raving about this year just because you have box braids, you’re wrong. This look is absolutely beautiful and we’re all in love with it. Ask your stylist to give you a metallic silvery-grey (or show them this picture) and enjoy your shimmery finish. It might take a while to achieve this look if you have darker box braids to start with so don’t think this is something you can do in a quick hour.

13. Cool Half Updo

Such a cool look and it would be perfect to wear with flowers in your hair for the summer! Twist back the box braids that would frame your face and, if you have the length, twist them into the chignon-style bun you can see towards the back of the head. Again, secure in place and maybe think about adding some hair cuffs?

Instagram / kjs_braids

Source: @kjs_braids

14. Jumbo Box Braids into a Ponytail

Scarves are a great way to add some spice to a look that would otherwise be quite every-day. Pull your box braids back into a high ponytail and when you’re done, wrap your prettiest, silkiest headscarf around the base before tying into place. Add some bobby pins to make sure it doesn’t move, and add some finishing-touch earrings and away you go. Simple yet stunning. What more could you ask for?

Instagram / kjs_braids

Source: @kjs_braids

15. Elegant Half Updo

Sometimes the occasion calls for a little bit of elegance and what better than this elegant half up-do? You get to show off the beautiful length of hair while still adding a twist to the look. Simply twirl back your jumbo box braids and tuck them under themselves, or move them around to create a loop, before securing in place with bobby pins. You could easily add hair accessories or hair jewellery to this look but if you’re wearing big, showy earrings, it might be wise to leave them out. You don’t want your hair to steal all your focus, do you?

Instagram / kjs_braids

Source: @kjs_braids

16. Light Brown Braids into a Half-Up Bun

Another beautifully fierce look but with a slightly different edge, you have both a bun and long locks with this box braid hair design, perfect for showing off your on-fleek makeup today! Take the box braids just from the very top of your head just as you can see here before twisting into a bun, as high as you like. Leave the rest down and add cuffs if you like but honestly, we don’t this look needs anything else.

17. Caramel Brown Style

You like to eat caramel so why not rock caramel coloured box braids? It’s a little something different from brown or blonde, almost combining the two together. If you can’t make up your mind or just want a slightly different look for a big occasion, give it a whirl.

Instagram / raye_mamas

Source: @raye_mamas

18. Side Swept Style

Sweeping the box braids from one side to the other with a deep-parting is a great way of creating faux-bangs. Just use some of your braids to tie around the mass of hair, acting as a hairband. It’s a great ‘I can’t be bothered look’ because it still looks stunning.



19. Light Brown Style + Red Lips

For when you have makeup so on point, you don’t need anything else, leave your hair nice and natural. Take it back away from your face and let it do its thing. With big red lips like this, who needs the distraction anyway?

Instagram / shaurenza

Source: @shaurenza

20. Black Jumbo Box Braids

Black is always in fashion so team your little black dress with big black box braids! Remember you will need to switch up your makeup routine if you’ve gone from a light blonde to a jet black. It can make you look a little washed out so you may need to up your foundation-game.



21. Dark Green Style

Wow! What a look! If you’ve not thought about dark green box braids, you don’t know what you’re missing. These are genuinely the coolest ones we’ve seen in a while and we predict that everyone’s gonna want the look. Just ask your stylist for dark green… Better yet, show her this picture!

Instagram / voiceofhair

Source: @voiceofhair

22. Jumbo Triangle Box Braids

Looking for a trendy new hairstyle? Then this could be it. The hair is split into stylish sections and has jumbo box braids. This is such an awesome look. Recreate this or try the hairstyle with bold hair like red. Red box braids in this style would look amazing.

23. Red Jumbo Box Braids

Speaking of red braids, here is a stylish red look. The hair has been split into trendy sections and features an intricate pattern. All of the braids are chunky and have been finished off with cool accessories that include cords, rings and cuffs. Hair like this is for the ladies who like to stand out with bold braids.

24. Crochet Jumbo Box Braids

Change up your look by wearing your braids on the side. Here is a gorgeous example. These box braids are styled onto one side. As you can see, the braids look super stylish and elegant. You don’t have to sweep all the braids over you can have some braids on the other side too.

Crochet Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @paislib

25. Simple Jumbo Box Braid Style

Are you looking for easy to wear braids? Then this hairstyle could be perfect. The hair has been styled into chic box braids. It is a simple look but it is trendy too. You can wear this for any occasion and the hairstyle can be dressed up or down.

Simple Jumbo Box Braid Style

Source: @therealsuzi

26. Jumbo Box Braids into an Updo

Our next idea is a stunning updo. Here we have black and dark red jumbo box braids that have been styled into a high bun. This is a gorgeous hair idea that can look relaxed for casual days or elegant for the times when you want to glam up. Try the red and black hair or use any color you like.

27. Blonde and Copper Jumbo Box Braids

Next, we have some bold box braids. For this look some of the braids are bright blonde and some are a coppery tone. We love this color combo, it is so stylish and statement making. This is the perfect hair idea for the ladies that want to brighten up their look. You can try this hairstyle or even just choose one of the colors.

28. Jumbo Box Braid Ponytail

Another stylish way to wear your box braids is in a ponytail. Box braid ponytails look gorgeous. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. The hair has beautiful jumbo braids and is styled high on the head. It is also finished off with a hair accessory too. A ponytail like this will look amazing for any occasion.

29. Bold Burgundy Braids

If you want to jazz up your braids then try hair accessories. You can use a variety of accessories to make your braids look unique and stylish. Here is a great example. The box braids have been accessorized with cords, cuffs and dangling charms. You can recreate a similar style or take inspiration and create your own accessorized look.

30. Pretty Braided Lob

Our next idea is a chic and stylish long bob. Long bobs are a must-have look and will suit everyone. This lob has a side parting with sleek braids and gold hair cuffs. We love this hair idea it is just stunning. You can recreate the look or maybe try braids in a different color. You can try different accessories too.

31. Accessorized Jumbo Box Braids

Next, we have gorgeous, edgy braids. The braids are very sleek, neat and stylish. They have been finished off with gold hair accessories. A hairstyle like this perfect for the ladies that love to look trendy. You can try long, jumbo braids like these or go for a shorter length.

Accessorized Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @4everbrooke

32. Jumbo Triangle Braids

When you are creating box braids, you don’t have to choose the classic box shape. You can choose a trendy design like this one. For this look the hair has been sectioned into triangles. This is such a cool and creative idea. We love this hairstyle and think it will look amazing on everyone!

33. Long Jumbo Box Braids

Next, we have another simple but chic look. The hair has just been put into jumbo braids, it does not need accessories and vibrant colors. It is stylish the way it is. This is an easy to wear set of braids that will glam up your look everyday.

34. Jumbo Box Braids with Cords

An easy way to jazz up your braids is with cords. These are easy to apply, can be found in any color and you can create different funky patterns. The chunky braids featured here use a stylish gold cord, there are also hair rings too. You can try this look or use more than one cord.

35. Half-Up, Half-Down Box Braids

Our next idea features half-up and half down braids. For this look some of the braids have been put into an updo and the rest of the hair has been left loose. This is a gorgeous look that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. A hairstyle like this will suit everyone and it will suit any braid length.

Half-Up, Half-Down Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @aleyna

36. Long, Beautiful Box Braids

Next, we have a hair idea that features beautiful, long box braids. The braids are sleek, stylish and are accessorized with a gorgeous gold hair cord. Braids like these are great for the times when you want to feel glam. Try and recreate this look or go for a bolder hair color. Ombre would look amazing.

Long, Beautiful Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @paulateles8

37. Stylish Braids with Side Parting

Earlier we featured braids that had been parted on the side. If you liked that idea then you may like this one too. Instead of all the braids being put onto the side, these have most of the braids on one side and a few on the other. Just by changing your parting, you can transform your look. These braids will look amazing on everyone.

Stylish Jumbo Braids with Side Parting

Source: @janaysierra

38. Jumbo Box Braids with Stylish Small Braids

If you want a hairstyle that will wow, then this could be it. The hair has been put into jumbo box braids and there are also small braids in-between each section. This is such a creative and unique idea. Hair like this is for the trendsetting ladies.

Jumbo Box Braids with Stylish Small Braids

Source: @nisaraye

39. Bold Purple and Black Jumbo Braids

Next, we have another bold hair idea. Here we have jumbo box braids with triangle sections. Most of the hair is black but there are a few braids that are purple with a gradual blend to white. Purple braids look amazing and we love the color. Try this look or be daring and have all your braids in a similar purple shade.

40. Long Box Braids with Gold Cuffs

Our next pick is a trendy look. The hair features box braids with gold cuffs. This is a stylish hair idea that would look beautiful on anyone. A hairstyle like this looks effortlessly cool and will keep your looking glam day after day. You can also add some other hair colors to jazz up the braids.

41. Trendy Blonde Jumbo Braids

Looking for a dramatic hair transformation? Then check out this hairstyle. These braids are in triangle sections and each braid is a stylish, bright blonde shade. We love this blonde look, it is trendy and statement making. Recreate this look or try shorter braids. Any length will look amazing!

Trendy Blonde Jumbo Braids

Source: @futibraids

42. Black and Blonde Braids

The next hair idea is so trendy and cute. Here we have long jumbo box braids. These braids have a simple and stylish pattern and the hair is two different colors. The front section is bright blonde while some of the braids at the back are black. Two different hair colors create such a statement making and unique look. Recreate this or choose two different colors.

Black and Blonde Jumbo Braids

Source: @nochh_

43. Medium Burgundy Jumbo Box Braids

This next hair idea is so pretty! These jumbo box braids have a length that sits just on the shoulders and half of the braids are left loose while the other half are tied into a high bun. The braids are also a burgundy color and are also accessorized. We love this style because the style is so cute while the color is statement making. Hair like this is perfect for the summer.

44. Long Box Braids

Prefer the simpler hairstyles? If so, take a look at this. This style features long braids that are a natural color with subtle gold accessories. Hair like this is so pretty and easy to wear. This look will suit everyone and it can be glammed up or down to suit any occasion.

45. High Braided Ponytail

If you like the stylish ponytail hair ideas, then check this out. Here we have jumbo box braids that are styled into a high ponytail. Hair like this is trendy, practical and chic too. Recreate this simple and glam ponytail or for a bolder look you can try adding some accessories or maybe try the braids in a different color. Ombre color looks amazing with ponytails.

High Braided Ponytail

Source: @mua_myesha

46. Green Box Braids

Next, we have a fun, bold and mermazing look to show you. This hairstyle features long and jumbo box braids. Each braid is also a bright jewel green shade. The color is stunning and it does have a hints of blue tones too. This statement making hair is perfect for the summer because it has a mermaid vibe.

47. Jumbo Box Braids with a Half Up Bun

Like the half up, half down hairstyles? If so, take a look at this! Here we have long braids and half are loose while the other half are tied up into a sky high bun. The style is complete with silver cords. It is an edgy and trendy style that will suit everyone. Recreate this or try the braids in any other color. The bolder and more vibrant colors will really jazz up the style.

48. Black and Purple Ombre

The next hair idea features trendy ombre color. So, we have very chunky and long box braids. The braid start black and then change to a dark purple shade towards the ends. We love these braids because they are stylish and the purple color is stunning. Hair like this is perfect for those who want to try a stylish new color without the overall style being too bold.

49. Long and Chunky Braids

Looking for cute and stylish braided hair ideas? If so, check this out. The style features long box braids and because they are so chunky there are fewer braids on the head. As there are not that many braids, the ones that are there are more statement making. Having fewer braids looks so trendy and depending on how you wear the look, the braids can be edgy too.

Long and Chunky Braids

Source: @shinestruck

50. Trendy Box Braid Hairstyle

Next, we have another trendy look. This time we have long and simple braids. These braids are a classic jumbo box braid and the box parts are a style feature too. We love this hair idea because it is simpler than some of the others but it is stylish and the box parts really stand out. This is an easy to wear hair idea that will suit everyone.

Trendy Box Braid Hairstyle

Source: @braidsbybah

51. Copper Jumbo Box Braids

We love this next hairstyle! Here we have long, jumbo box braids. Half are left loose and other half are tied up into a sky high ponytail. If the actual style wasn’t amazing enough, the hair is also a bold coppery shade! We love everything about this hairstyle and it will really make a statement. This color is perfect for all seasons. Bright for the spring and summer, warm and spicy for the fall and winter.

Copper Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @braidshub

52. Bold Blue Braids

If you’re looking for a bold hair color, then you need to see this hair idea. Here we have long box braids that are a vivid, blue shade. The braids are also accessorized with gold cuffs and cords. We love this color combo because the gold and blue compliment each other perfectly. This is a vibrant and beautiful hair idea that will make you stand out from the crowd in style.

53. Jumbo Box Braid Updo

Next, we have an amazing updo to show you. For this look, all of the braids are styled up high on the head which creates a super glam hairdo. Some of the braids are also adorned with gold hair cuffs. This is a glam and statement making updo that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Hair like this will be great for the summer.

54. Zig Zag Part Braids

This next hairstyle is super cute too. The hair is styled into long and chunky braids. You can see how neat and sleek the partings are and there is a trendy zig zag pattern. This is a fun and statement making look. Recreate something similar or you could be even bold and try the same style but in a different color like red or blue.

55. Dark Red Braids

Speaking of red, next we have a gorgeous red hairstyle to show you. This time we have the box braids and they have funky and unique parts. The actual braids themselves are chunky and are a dark red shade. This style is finished off with gold accessories. We love the rich red color, it is stunning. If you want your hair to stand out from the crowd, then this is perfect for you.

56. Stylish Box Braids Idea

Next, we have a stylish way to wear braids. For this look, the jumbo braids are long with a simple pattern. What makes this hair gorgeous is the gold accessories. One side is decorated with chunky cuffs and the other side features rings with dangling shells. You can recreate this or choose one style of accessory. We really love the shells, they will be great for the summer.

Stylish Box Braids Idea

Source: @rafafranco2

57. Bright Blonde Braids

Thinking of trying blonde braids? If so, you need to see this hairstyle. Here we have very light blonde braids. Half are loose and the other half are styled into a high ponytail. It is such a pretty and summery hair idea. Try the color and style or you can try a different braided look with the blonde. You can also go brighter too, platinum blonde would look amazing.

Bright Blonde Jumbo Box Braids

Source: @miccheckk12

58. Jumbo Braids with Gold Cuffs and Cords

The next hair idea is another accessorized one. This time the braids are long and are worn with a side part. The front section of the hair is decorated with trendy gold cuffs and cords. We love the accessories and you will be able to buy similar ones online. This is just a glam and easy to wear style that will suit everyone.

Jumbo Box Braids with Gold Cuffs

Source: @afrolaytina

59. Brown Box Braids

Another beautiful hair color that you can try is brown and this hair idea shows how to wear it in style. These braids are long with a side part. Each braid is also a rich brown shade. Brown is perfect for those who want darker hair but it is a softer color than black. This is just a chic hairstyle that will suit all ages.

Brown Box Braids

Source: @dmv_cgs

60. Platinum Blonde Braids

Next, we have another blonde look to show you. The hair is styled into chunky box braids and each one is a bright platinum blonde shade with a dark root color. The blonde is so light that it almost looks white. This hair idea is perfect for those who like bold hair colors and statement making styles.

61. Red Boho Box Braids

The next hair idea features a bold color and a cute style, too. Here we have boho box braids. So, some of the hair is curly and some is braided. The hair is also a bright red shade. We love the mix of braids and curls, it is so glam. The actual color is amazing as well. Braids like these will transform your hair and they are the perfect choice for the summer.

Red Boho Box Braids

Source: @afrolaytina

So… What do you think? Are you brave enough to try any of the stunning box braid styles you’ve seen on this list? Why not think outside the box (excuse the pun… or don’t!) and go for a little something different? If you’re bored of wearing your braids the same old ways, switch up the colour or play around with the way you design your ‘do.

Get creative – we dare you! 

(Then tag us on Instagram #StayGlam so we can marvel at your creations!)

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