Box braid styles are trendy and versatile. In color and styling, there are a variety of options to choose from when making and styling box braids. Your box braids hairstyle may be styled in many different ways, as it all depends on the wearer. I’ve compiled a list of some styles that are absolutely stunning for box braids so if you are looking for ideas on how to style your box braids, why don’t you check and see if I can help you out?
1. BANTU KNOTS
Bantu knots are simply a beauty. From the traditional pictures and styling of bantu knots to the modern day styling, one thing is recurrent and that is the amazing amount of class and beauty that this hairstyle has.
Bantu knots are great at any given time, for any given occasion. And if you want to style your box braids the bantu knot way, you are more than welcome to do so. Your knots can be in any color and size of your choice. So ladies, don’t sleep on this. Bantu knots stay winning!
2. HALF UP HALF DOWN
Another great way to style your box braids hairstyle is to wear a half of it (preferably the front half) up and the other half down.
This look is great for casual outings!
3. SPACE BUN(S)
Space buns are also a great way to style your box braids hairstyle. Here’s the tea: you can have a space bun like Rihanna, or you can have space buns!
It all depends on what you feel comfortable in and how you want your box braids styled. That’s cool right? This is also another great way to style your braids for a casual outing. I’m not sure how this style would look in a corporate environment though.
4. RAINBOW REALNESS
What’s life without colour? The most amazing thing about braids is the wide range of options it gives you to choose from not only with styles, but with colours as well.
So, instead of mixing just one or two colours in the conventional way, why don’t you just take a cue from the amazing Amandla Stenberg and wear a rainbow as a box braid crown on your pretty head?
5. WARM SHOULDER
This style [quite literally]will give you a warm shoulder. I personally recommend it for days when you wear a cold shoulder dress or top (get it?)
Here, you sweep your long braids to one side of your shoulder. You may hold it with a pin if you feel the need to, but that is not necessary. This is a classy, easy and elegant look and the great thing is: it goes everywhere! Whether you’re about to go into that meeting to secure a deal or you just want to take a stroll with your dog, the warm shoulder style for your box braids is perfect. Keep in mind that in order to make the most of this pretty style, your box braids should be long.
6. JUMBO BRAIDS
Jumbo braids are the winners of the “big, bold and beautiful” award in the hair world. These braids are way bigger than the normal braids and they are just superb.
Jumbo braids are great and can be styled in whatever way for whatever occasion. Meaning, jumbo braids are okay anywhere. You can use whatever color you want for your jumbo braids, and your braids can be whatever length you desire (although I personally feel that for jumbo box braids, the longer the better).
7. MICRO BRAIDS
Micro braids are simply beautiful. Although most people shy away from them because they involve long hours, I’d like you to remember that nothing good comes easy lol.
Micro braids are a trend at the moment, basically because most of the braids wigs in the market are micro braided. So, if you have the time, why don’t you cop yourself this fabulous look? Your micro braids can be either long or short, all depending on you and your preferences.
8. TRIANGLE PART JUMBO BOX BRAIDS
I already showed you how amazing jumbo box braid styles are, now they’re back here again with a little twist and that is: the star parting.
Instead of your hair dresser just sectioning of parts of your hair in the conventional round way, why don’t you have the hair dresser part your hair in the shape of a star? I personally think it is only fitting and I’m quite sure you agree.
9. FULANI BRAIDS
Fulani braids are, quite simply, a beauty to behold. One of the most exquisite box braid styles.
They enhance the face in the simplest and most enchanting ways and they can be in whatever colour and length you choose. Some people even attach beads to give it a sophisticated cultural vibe. Love it!
10. BOX BRAID BOB
The bob has been a symbol of sophistication and class for decades, and I do not believe that is going to change anytime soon. A box braid bob screams sophistication and further screams strength and empowerment because it can be in – wait for it – whatever colour you want! That’s right. You can bring the fire with a pink bob, a blue bob or a black bob because they all look super cute and amazing.
And if you have an oval or heart shaped face to go with your bob hairstyle? Please. Come take all my money.
These are just a few out of the very many ways to style box braids. There are a lot of other ways to make your box braids hairstyle stand out beautifully that are not mentioned here. You know some? Let me know in the comment section. Also, if you’d like to share your personal favorite box braid styles, the comment section is where you can do that (best believe I’m very interested).