43 Pretty Small Box Braids Hairstyles to Try
Box braids are such a popular hairstyle. This is for many reasons some of which are how stylish the braids look and how they suit everyone. There are so many ways to style them, from ponytails to buns. So, to give you some hair inspiration, we have found 43 stunning small box braids hairstyles. The smaller box braids look gorgeous and some amazing styles have been created. Take a look as we have something for everyone and you will even find some color ideas too. We can’t decide which one is our favorite and we think you will love them all as well!
1. Black Small Box Braids
First up, we have these chic small box braids. For this look, the hair is long and is braided into beautiful and simple braids. This is an easy to wear style and it will suit everyone. It is versatile because it will look amazing for all occasions, it just depends on what outfit you wear with it! Recreate this hairstyle or you can try shorter braids too.
2. Box Braids and Curls
This next braided hairstyle is just gorgeous! Here we have goddess knotless box braids. The hair features small braids, loose curls and colorful cords have been used too. All these elements create such a stunning and unique style. Try a similar look or you can use different colored cords.
3. Black and Blonde Braids
If you’re looking for a trendy style and want to try a new hair color, then this idea is for you. Here we have long and small box braids with added blonde color. The hair starts black and then blends into blonde giving the style a gorgeous ombre effect. You can recreate this blonde look or use a different shade of blonde. A more vibrant color like red can be used too.
4. Box Braid Bun
Next, we have a beautiful bun to show you. The bun is a very popular style and with hair like this, we can see why. So, knotless box braids have been styled into a sky high bun. It is a simple and super chic hairstyle that will look amazing on everyone. Hair like this can be worn anywhere as it can be glammed up or down to suit any occasion. You will feel like a Queen every day with this lovely style!
5. Multi Tone Box Braids
The next style is so trendy and easy to wear. Here we have long and beautiful box braids. The color starts black and then different shades of brown and blonde have been added. As different shades have been used, it creates a natural looking multi tone color. We love this style and think it would be amazing for the spring and summer as it has a sun-kissed vibe.
6. Simple and Stylish Hair Idea
If you just want stylish but simple hair, then this is for you. This style features small and long braids. What we love about this style is the trendy box parts because even though box braids have these, the parts here are made into a trendy style feature. It is gorgeous style and this look will suit everyone. Recreate this or you can opt for a shorter braid length.
7. Half Box Braid Bun
This next hair idea is one of our favorites! For this look, beautiful multi tone braids are in a half up style. Half of the braids are loose and the other half are in a sky high bun. This is a cute and stylish look. You can recreate the multi tone braids or have the half up style created in any hair color. You can also try shorter braids, but that will mean the bun will be smaller. Either way though, your hair will look amazing.
8. Burgundy Ombre Braids
Another beautiful hair color is burgundy and next we have a stunning way to wear it. So, for this look, the small box braids start black and then blend into a rich burgundy color about midway. We love this ombre look because it will suit every skin tone. You can recreate the ombre or be more daring and choose to have color from the start of the braid to the tip. Different shades of red can be used too. We suggest light and pastel tones for the spring and summer, and darker tones for the fall and winter.
9. Glam Ponytail
Next, we have a glam ponytail to show you. Now we know a ponytail may not sound too glamorous, but this one is! Small braids have been used and they have all been styled into a high ponytail. The hair also has some curls at the end. This is a gorgeous hairstyle that will keep you looking trendy every day. This style was created with Spetra hair in color 2.
10. Bold Three Shade Braids
Most hair color ideas will feature ombre with two colors. Have you ever thought about using more?! You can create something like this. Here we have long box braids with three shades! So, the hair starts black, blends to brown and then finally, into a warm and bright shade. We love this because the colors blend beautifully and create a gradient effect. Try this style or you can use any three colors of your choice.
11. Trendy Box Braids with Cords
The next hairstyle features another trendy braided idea. For this look, the hair is long with a simple and stylish box braid pattern. The hairstyle is finished off with gold cuffs and cords. We love the accessories and think the overall style is very easy to wear. Recreate this look or you can use beads, charms and accessories of your choice to make the hair unique.
12. Blonde Ombre Box Braids
Love ombre hair ideas? If so, check this out. Here we have long braids that start dark and then blend to blonde. The blonde shade used is stunning and it gives the hair a summery look. Try the long braided version or you could go shorter. An ombre bob would look amazing. This hair was created with Luxidara Hair in color Salted Caramel.
13. Chic Bob
Speaking of bobs, next we have a gorgeous braided bob to show you. So, as you can see, the hair is styled into a chic small box braid bob. It is such a beautiful and easy to wear style. A bob will suit everyone and it will suit any occasion. Recreate a similar bob or you can go even shorter, up to chin length.
14. Side Ponytail
Next, we have another ponytail to show you. For this look, the braids are styled into a sky high ponytail. All the braids are also worn to one side which creates a side updo. It just shows a different way to wear a stylish ponytail. Try a similar style or add ombre color. An ombre ponytail would look fabulous.
15. Stylish Red Box Braids
If you want to try a red hair color, then you need to see this next hairstyle. This look shows a beautiful way to wear red braids. The hair is braided into stylish small box braids and the color is added from root to tip. This is a bold and trendy style that will give you a total hair transformation. You can use the red color on any braided style.
16. Long Box Braids with Curly Ends
This next style is another one of our favorites. Here we have long braids with curly ends. We love this combination because it gives you the best of both worlds. You can have beautiful braids and gorgeous curls too. Recreate this look or you can choose to have more curl by shortening the braid length.
17. Trendy Bun with Undercut
The next hair idea is for the trendsetters! This hairstyle features a high bun with a super stylish undercut. When hair has an undercut, a section of the hair will be shaved while the rest is long. As you can see, it is such a gorgeous hairstyle. You can recreate something similar to this or have any pattern shaved into your hair.
18. Gorgeous Honey Braids
There are so many different colors that you can wear in your hair. One of our favorites is honey and this next braided look shows how to wear it in style. Here we have long box braids with curly ends. The hair is also styled into a half up ponytail. As you can see, the warm honey shade just looks amazing with the style. Recreate the whole look or just try the honey braids. This color will look gorgeous all year round.
19. Bold Blonde Box Braids
Next, we have another bun hairstyle to show you. For this one, the hair is a beautiful blonde shade and the braids are styled high. This is a trendy bun and we love how the box parts really make a statement. Hair like this will be perfect for the summer. Try a similar bun or you can use a different shade of blonde.
20. Long Small Box Braids
If all the bold colors and accessorized hair is not for you, then choose something simpler like this. Here we have long, small box braids. As you can see, the hair has a simple braided pattern. It just looks effortlessly gorgeous. Hair like this is great for busy ladies on the go that need no fuss hair that will suit any occasion.
21. Summery Box Braid Hairstyle
Already thinking about summer or maybe you are jetting off on vacation? If so, this hair idea is perfect for you. Here we have summery box braids. These braids are long and use multi blonde shades to create a sun-kissed look. This is a stunning braided style and it will suit everyone. The style was created with Luxidara Hair.
22. Beautiful Box Braids
This next hair idea is just beautiful. The style features small, knotless box braids. We love this style because the parts really make a statement. It is just a stylish and stunning braided look. You can recreate this or you can try the braided style in a funky color like red.
23. Stylish Ponytail with Loose Curls
The next small box braid style that we have to show you features another ponytail. This one uses warm brown and blonde shades. Loose curls are also added which create a trendy and chic hairstyle. This is another braided look that would be great for the summer. The ponytail was created with hair colors 33 & 12 with Freetress Deep Twist.
24. Beautiful Ombre Braids
Next, we have beautiful ombre braids. So, the hair starts black and then changes to a lighter brown shade midway. The hairstyle is complete with braid cuffs and a side part. It is a trendy and easy to wear hair idea that will suit everyone. Recreate this or use a different color for the ombre.
25. Chic Box Braid Hairstyle
Looking for a trendy box braid style? If so, this is perfect for you. Here we have long and small braids with gorgeous box parts. The hair is stunning and it can look so chic or edgy depending on how you wear it. Try this very long version or you can try a shorter length. Either way, your hair will look amazing.
26. Dark Red Box Braids
The next hair idea features a beautiful hairstyle and color. For this look, the hair is styled into long and small box braids. Each braid is also a dark and rich red color. We love this darker red because it looks trendy and bold but it is still very easy to wear. Recreate this or try a brighter red for a more statement making style.
27. Blonde Box Braids with Triangle Parts
Triangle parts look so cool. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. Here we have bright blonde box braids with triangle parts. We love this because the color contrast on the parts and the shape are so bold and stylish. The curly ends of the braids look gorgeous too. Hair like this will make you stand out from the crowd in style.
28. Super Small Box Braids
Like the easy to wear hairstyles? If so, check this out. Here we have long and pretty box braids. The style is simple and looks super stylish. Hair like this will suit everyone and it can be recreated in different lengths. This look will suit any occasion because it can be glammed up or down depending on what outfit and makeup you wear.
29. Pretty Dark Blonde Braids
Next, we have pretty blonde braids to show you. These box braids are small and long. Not only that, but they are a gorgeous blonde color too. This is just another stunning and easy to wear look. Lighter colors like blonde are great for the summer season. Recreate this or try a different shade of blonde.
30. Bold and High Braided Bun
If you want a hairstyle that will wow, then this is perfect for you! These beautiful box braids have been styled into a large sky high bun. It is such a gorgeous hair idea and it really makes a statement. Hair like this is great for the occasions where you need a glam look. This updo will really wow.
31. Red and Brown Braids
This next hair idea is another one of our favorites! The hair is long and three different colors have been used for the braids. A red shade has been used at the front, followed by coppery orange and finally brown. It is gorgeous color combo and so unique too. Hair like this is fun, trendy and it will look amazing on everyone.
32. Half Bun Hairstyle
We love this next hairstyle. Here we have long and small braids with large box parts. Half of the braids are loose while the other half are tied up into a bun. The small bun also has glam accessories. It is such a trendy, fun and cute look. Those larger box parts look amazing.
33. Multi Tone Micro Box Braids
Next, we have another multi tone look for you. This time we have micro braids. They are also a mix of colors including black, brown, white and light blonde. We love this color combo and think it is so pretty and bold. This multi tone look is perfect for the summer. Recreate this or you can try a slightly chunkier braid.
34. Long Coppery Box Braids
The next hair idea features long and coppery braids. These braid are super long, half are left loose and half are styled into a half ponytail. Both the color and style are very trendy and will look amazing on everyone. Try something similar or you can try a shorter braid length.
35. Cute Braided Ponytail
This hairstyle is so cute and it is another one of our favorites! Here we have small box braids that are styled into a high side ponytail. The braids also have curly ends. It is such a pretty and glam hair idea that will suit everyone. A side ponytail is a great look for the summer.
36. Stylish Multi Tone Braids
Love the multi tone braids? If so, take a look at this hairstyle. This time we have super long box braids and the front section has bright blonde weaved into it. It is such a subtle but bold design. You can recreate the blonde look or use any other color in the same way. It is an easy and trendy way to add a different color to your hair.
37. Simple and Pretty Braided Hairstyle
Next, we have another simple and pretty hair idea to show you. For this look, we have small box braids that are long with a side part. Hair like this is chic, classy and will suit women of all ages. Keep it simple like this or you can jazz it up with some hair accessories like cuffs or shells.
38. Easy to Wear Ombre Braids
The next hair idea is another easy to wear style. This time the hair is long with small box braids. The braid start black, then change to brown and finally to blonde. We love the color combo, it creates a gorgeous ombre gradient. A color change like this is best suited to long braids as it can really make a statement.
39. Small Braids into a High Ponytail
Love ponytails? If so, you need to check this out. Here we have a trendy and high ponytail. The ponytail has a wrap around at the base and there are loose braids at the the front. It is just a cute and pretty hair idea. You can also recreate the ponytail in any color. This is another style that is perfect for the summer.
40. Super Long Box Braids
We love this next hair idea! This style features super long braids with a length that goes to the knees! Also, there are a few braids on one side that are blonde. The length of these braids is amazing and the blonde just really makes a statement. This hairstyle is amazing but you can try a shorter version if you want hair that is easier to manage.
41. Chic Braided Bob
Next, we have a chic braided bob. So, for this look, the braids are chin length and are a beautiful brown shade. The chin length bob is a classy and stylish look that will suit everyone. A style like this can look elegant and pretty or fierce and edgy, it all depends on what you want to create and how you wear it. The bob can be recreated in any color. A red one would look amazing.
42. Long Ombre Hairstyle
The next hairstyle is another ombre look. For this look, the hair is dark and then changes to light blonde midway. It is a gorgeous ombre idea that is statement making but very easy to wear. We think this color combo would look beautiful in a shorter style, maybe a bob like the one above.
43. Beautiful Small Box Braids
The next hair idea is beautiful. These braids are long and have a side part. It is a gorgeous and simple hairstyle that will suit everyone. Recreate this or you can jazz it up a bit with some accessories or maybe some multi tone braids. A shorter version of this hairstyle would look trendy as well.
We hope you have been inspired by these small box braid hairstyles!