75 Best Box Braids for Women to Wear With Pride


Box Braids

#1. Box Braids on White Girl


#2. Medium Box Braids

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#3. Knotless Box Braids

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#4. Bohemian Box Braids

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#5. Crochet Box Braids

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#6. Triangle Box Braids

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#7. Box Braids with Curls

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#8. Red Box Braids

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#9. Burgundy Box Braids

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#10. Blue Box Braids

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#11. Brown Box Braids

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#12. Rainbow Box Braids

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#13. Honey Blonde Box Braids

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#14. Grey Box Braids

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#15. Orange Box Braids

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#16. Twist Box Braids

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#17. Box Braided Updo

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#18. Box Braids with Beads

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#19. Jumbo Box Braids

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#20. Micro Box Braids

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#21. Mini Box Braids

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#22. Box Braids for Kid

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#23. Box Braids with Fade

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#24. Box Braids with Dreads

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#25. Box Braids with Highlights

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#26. Chunky Plait

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The extra-long box braids look fantastic when they are styled in a funky chunky plait. Throw your plait over to one side and pin it in place for a particularly contemporary look.


#27. Ombre Braids

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These braids go from dark to light as the hair tumbles down. Although these purple-pink braids look great, you can choose an ombre look in any color that you want!

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#28. Knotted Head Scarf

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Wrap your box braids up with a colorful piece of fabric. This is a traditional hair style and will take you back to your African roots.


#29. Crowning Glory

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Twist and plait your braids around across the front of your head to create an off-centre crown of hair. You can leave the rest of your hair down or pin it up.


#30. Purple Box Braids

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If you are having extensions put in your hair, then you do not have to choose a “natural” color. These punky purple braids are eye-catching, fun and vibrant.


#31. Shaven Sides

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Keep your box braids long in the middle, but shave the sides of your head for a striking look. Keep it plain shaven or shave a pattern into your hair.


#32. Bandana and Big Braid

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Take a large section of hair from one side and sweep it around your head like a bandana. Hold the bandana section in place by styling it into a chunky braid at the rear centre of your head.

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#33. Go Wild

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If you are going to go wild with green hair, you can add another twist by accessorising your hair with a crown of flowers. Bright white and pink flowers offer the perfect contrast.


#34. Alpine Plaits

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Put your box braids into two classic alpine plaits. These plaits only take a few minutes to complete and they will help to keep your hair away from your face and eyes.


#35. Chunky Braids

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Rather than getting tiny braids put into your hair, choose a chunkier option. It is often easier to do chunky braids with natural hair than it is to do smaller braids.


#36. Contrast

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Choose a color which completely contrasts your own natural shade. You will only see the contrast at your roots, but the effect will be striking.


#37. Knotted Chignon

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This beautiful take on classic chignon looks really good with thick box braids. Sweep over the top section of your hair to give the style a contemporary look.


#38. Plait Crown

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Separate the front section of your hair from the back section. Leave the back section of your hair down. Use the front section of your hair to make a plaited from that follows the natural curves of your head.


#39. High Bun with Shaved Sides

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If the underside of your hair is shaven, you can put your hair up into a high bun on the top of your head to emphasise all of your features. If you have really long hair, you can leave a section down coming out of your bun.

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#40. Chunky Braids with a Top Knot

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If you have chosen a medium length haircut you can add to the style by pulling your hair up into a high top knot close to the front of your head.


#41. Space Buns with Pig Tails
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Separate your hair into two sections and bring each section up onto the very top of your head in a bun style. Rather than using all of your hair to create thick buns, let some of your hair flow down instead.


#42. Simple Side Sweep

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This hair style is super simple but it looks great. Bring your hair up into a top pony tail, and then allow your hair to fall freely over to one side of your hair.


#43. Box Braids with Undercut

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Create a bun style with a cinched middle to give a classic bouffant look, but then give your bouffant style a contemporary twist by wearing it with undercut.


#44. Bob with Side Fringe

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Box braids do not have to go all the way down to the floor. A bob is a classic hairstyle which is low maintenance but also the height of fashion. Mix it up a little bit with a side fringe.


#45. Jacob’s Ladder

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Keep most of your hair flowing freely but take three strands from each side. Pull individual strands round from each side and pin them together in the middle. Allow them to waterfall at the back.


#46. Top Pony Tail

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Pull your hair into a top pony tail and then fan out your hair so that it falls evenly around your head. Some people achieve a better top pony tail by hanging their head upside down.


#47. Middle Parted Box Braids

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A lot of styles look great with slightly chunkier braids. Try a half up and half down hairstyle if you are looking for a style which is suitable for work and for every day.


#48. Down ‘Do

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Let your box braids do all of the talking by choosing a simple down do style. All that you will require to create a style like this is a few pins to keep your hair out of your eyes.


#49. Chocolate and Caramel

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Create gorgeous box braids by braiding two different colors of hair together in one. Mixing two colors will help to enhance the textured appearance of the braids.


#50. Dread Effect

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Some rough braids look like dreadlocks. Keep these braids as fine as possible for a rough but delicate look.


#51. Classy High Pony Tail

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For a simple yet effective style, sweep your hair around into a high pony tail and let it fall naturally. This style can be worn for everyday or it can be worn for glamorous events.


#52. Box Braids + Side Parting

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Create an extreme side parting by sweeping the majority if your hair over to one side of your head. This will give you a funky style that is very easy to maintain.


#53. Cute Bob


Box braids look perfect as a cute bob. This style is short but very sweet.


#54. Knee-Length Box Braids

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Whilst you may not want them to go ALL the way down to the floor, you can still make your hair pretty long if you have extensions put in. It is worth remembering that very long braids can weigh a lot.


#55. Half up Half Down Box Braids

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Separate your hair into a top and bottom section. Draw the top section together and pin it up at the back of your head. Leave the bottom section of your hair down and flowing freely.


#56. Two Tone Box Braids

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With a dip dye effect hairstyle, your hair is a different color at the ends than it is at the roots. This effect is particularly striking when the colors really contrast.


#57. Waist Length

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To get your hair to this length naturally you might need hair down to your knees before it is braided. The great thing about using artificial braids is that you can have them as long as you would like.


#58. Combed back Fringe

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If you are worried about keeping your hair out of your face, then you can comb your fringe back to keep it out of your eyes. Loosely pin it back to prevent it from falling down.


#59. Thin Hair

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Even if you only have thin hair, you can still have it plaited into natural box braids. Some people with very thin hair may prefer to pad out their style with extensions.


#60. Side Swept

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To give yourself and edgy look, sweep all of your hair over to one side of your head. This style looks particularly edgy if the underneath of your hair is shaven.


#61. Short and Chunky Braids

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This short and chunky style is great for those who do not want long hair or delicate braids. Despite its simplicity, it also has an elegant and regal appearance.


#62. Blonde with Light Coloring

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Twist a few different strands of color into your hair which you are creating the braiding to give your hair a very subtle rainbow effect.


#63. Hair Wraps

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Leave a few thin sections of your hair unbraided and then encase these sections in colorful fabric hair wraps.


#64. Punky Box Braids

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Whilst most box braids extensions are carefully woven in, these braids make a featured out of their messiness. Plenty of loose strands of hair coming out near the top give the style a cool, punky look.


#65. Diagonal Cornrows

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Rather than having completely straight cornrow, have your hair braided so that your rows are on a diagonal slant. This is particularly cool if you put your hair up with a twisting style that goes in the opposite direction to your rows.


#66. Large High Bun

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If you have thick hair, then the volume of box braids can be quite high. Twist them up on to the top of your head to create a 60s-inspired big bun.


#67. Wrap Around Fringe with Flowing Locks

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Create an extreme side parting in your hair and then sweep most of your hair from one side over to the other to create a wrap around fringe. Finally, pull it back round and over your shoulder again.


#68. Top Knot

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Pull your hair vertically upwards from the crown of your head and then twist it round into a tight high bun. Leave some of your hair down if you want an up-down style.


#69. With a Beanie

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For a relaxed yet stylish look that you can wear when you are out and about, top your look with a comfortable but cool beanie.


#70. Pink Plaits

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For a delicate difference, try adding subtle pink hair wraps or plaiting in pink strands. This looks beautiful when teamed up with rosy skin tones.


#71. Black and Red


Black and red are known for complementing each other well, and hair colors are no exception. Mix these too hair colors for a fun and passionate look.


#72. The Mane Event

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Unplait your box braids to get amazing crimps. After being held in such tight plaits for a long time, your hair will frizz out and give you a fantastic looking crimped mane.


#73. Box Braided Mohawk


This androgynous style looks fantastic and is great for any occasion where you need to impress. It is the perfect option for those who want something that is masculine yet soft.


#74. Double Slanted Crown


Separate your hair into four chunky sections and bring these up and over from the back of your hair. Twist these sections together in pairs and bring them around the front of your head into a crown. Pin your “crowns” at the back.


#75. Mexican Box Braids

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These box braids have been inspired by traditional Mexican hairstyling techniques. The style looks fantastic with a dramatic eye and a gorgeous red lip.