70 Box Braids Hairstyles That Turn Heads

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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.

Box Braids High Ponytail


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!

High Side Ponytail


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!

Long Red Box Braids

Source: @braidsgang

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.

Box Braids High Bun with Shaved Sides

Source: @thecutlife

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  1. Kay

    June 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

    does anyone know what color those braids are in picture #1??

  2. Monique

    June 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Soul Sister Yaki Braiding Hair, color 30. 🙂

  3. queen anne

    July 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    i hav always been afraid of wearing braids because i think i have such a wide fore head what braids hair style do you think suits me if i want to cover up my face alitle bit like th aaliya sorta hair style i mean it works wel with weaves cos they are light but braids are abit heavy and tricky to style

  4. Miah

    August 8, 2015 at 9:19 am

    @Kay colour looks like its a 30

  5. Achiaa

    August 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    #35.the gray hair where can I purchase hair from?

  6. Monique

    August 18, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Unfortunately, we don’t have that information.

  7. nene

    December 25, 2015 at 4:49 am

    how much u gone charge to domy hair

  8. LaQuana

    December 25, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Try Your Local Hair stores For The Gray Hair .

  9. Stella Johnson

    January 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

    All your box braids hairstyles are really stunning and especially the colorful box braid is the most eye-catching one. Can you please elaborate what are the specific colors that we can choose for such kind of style?-or any other color that can be suitable as per your choice.

  10. adebowale oluwakemi

    January 8, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Nice one

  11. Cheyenneeeee

    February 7, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Does anyone know how to do number 48? I wanna do that with my braids

  12. Helen sosoo

    June 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    So Lovely

  13. Heaven

    July 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    These hair styles are beautiful I’m going to try some too thanks Ladies

  14. Braidly

    July 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    GORGEOUS women with beautiful braid styles!!! We will definitely be sharing this post 🙂

  15. Anonymous

    July 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Great dora

  16. okoloba jennifer

    August 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    U love this pls woman your hear is your beulty try to do deference styles

  17. star frans

    September 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm


  18. Dorcas

    September 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I like it

  19. Sarah

    October 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Dey look good

  20. Ifeoma

    October 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I love the styles

  21. Sdabgal

    October 23, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Dis styles ar so lovely…. Lovin dem lyk…kilode!

  22. Nondumiso

    November 1, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I like these Nigerian styles

  23. Dike Tina

    January 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm


  24. Tamika Oliver

    March 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I want a short bob in the box braids but I dont know how many packs of hair I need

  25. Monique

    March 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Tamika! Which style you like the best? Let us know so we can find additional info!

  26. Osuolale bisols

    April 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    So Beautiful

  27. asɦɛ

    May 26, 2017 at 8:09 am

    sօ ʟօʋɛʟʏ

  28. Abel Precious

    June 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    These are beautiful styles, I will appreciate it if you can post crotchet styles

  29. Monique

    June 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you! We have an article about crotchet styles, too –

  30. Anonymous

    February 27, 2018 at 10:29 pm


  31. Nathalie

    August 8, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Hi, how long the hair need to be long to attach a box braid extension? TIA

  32. Anonymous

    October 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    very smart

  33. Ay Angel

    February 13, 2019 at 12:40 pm


  34. Anonymous

    February 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Their called cornrows, the women in my family have called them this for years. Plz stop changing the name of these to adapt it to your culture.

  35. Help a friend

    April 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    How you fit all that hair in your hands?

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