Long box braids have been around for decades, but they never seem to go out of fashion! Favored by celebrities such as Beyonce and Solange Knowles and Zoe Kravitz, box braids are both chic, stylish, and versatile.
Box braids can be added to your hair in a wide variety of different sizes, from thick rope braids to thin skinny plaits. You can also choose to add box braids added to your hair in a rainbow of different colors, meaning that box braids are a great way to make a dramatic color change to your style without damaging the condition of your natural hair.
Most Popular Long Box Braided Hairstyle Ideas
Not only are box braids on-trend, they’re also practical: this is a great hairstyle for pulling your hair out for your face, it requires minimal brushing, and is relatively easy to style and maintain. Long box braids are an ideal choice for the summer months as they provide a convenient way to deal with the humidity that can so often cause frizz in African American hair.
Here are 20 of the best long box braid styles for you to explore. With so much variety, you’re sure to find the perfect style for you:
1. Long Blonde Box Braids
Why not twist your box braids onto the top of your hair into a loose and messy top knot for a style that is fast, easy, and no nonsense. This hairstyle is perfect for keeping your hair off the nape of your neck during warmer weather, and it oozes laid back style.
2. Box Braids with Extra Long Length
Because you’d don’t have to take the time to grow your natural hair to the length you want when you are adding box braids, it’s easy to opt for an extra long length style. This is a dramatic look that offers up huge styling potential, with minimal maintenance.
3. Add Metallic Bead Detailing
Add an extra dimension to your long box braids by adding metallic bead detailing through the front of your style. This looks both eye-catching and chic, and the beads can be applied in just a few seconds. Opt for metallic beads if you want a classic style that will coordinate with every outfit.
4. Long Box Braids With Double Buns
Channel your inner Mickey Mouse with this super-fun style! Simply pull your braids onto the top of your head and tie them into two symmetrical buns for a look that is eye-catching, stylish and fashion forward.
5. Sleek Box Braid Up Do
Whilst long box braids have a cool urban feel, that doesn’t mean that they can’t also look slick and sophisticated. Pull your front braids around your head to create a Hollywood-style side swept fringe and then pile the rest of your hair high onto your head to create a bun-style up do to achieve this super-stylish look.