If you’ve been paying attention to the runways and red carpets this season, you’ll know the two things that have been ruling the hair world: box braids and bobs. And if you’re torn between rocking a protective style and enjoying the convenience of a shorter look, you can have both with a box braids bob.
Ahead, we’ve put together an inspiring gallery that features the best short bob box braids styles from Instagram, to inspire you to take the plunge.
Chin-Length Box Braids
Minimal, classic and ultra-stylish; these are all words we would use to describe these laid-back box braids bob. Don’t you agree?
This chin-length cut is equal parts cute and sassy, making it the perfect for first-timers who want to dip into the trend, yet don’t want to go for anything too dramatic. Credit:@olajarel
Cute Short Braids
This cute look is a must-try for ladies who want to frame their face shape. Credit: @melviee
This Jada Pinkett Smith-inspired asymmetric bob (circa The Nutty Professor) is another ‘do you can try if you love all things ’90s.
But aside from being gorgeous, the best thing about this side-parted asymmetrical cut is it can work for all face shapes.Credit: @kersti.pitre
Editor’s tip: Whicheverbox braids bob style you decide to go for, be sure to protect your tresses with a leave-in conditioner spray, like theTRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist. This will help to keep your strands hydrated and leave them with a lustrous sheen.
Modern Braided Bob
With short hair, accessories are everything! Give your favourite bob box braids a sparkly makeover with some gold hair threading and hair cuffs. Credit: @jenylucena
Editor’s tip: Finish off this playful look with a healthy spritz of the TONI&GUY Illuminating Hair Perfume. Not only will this help add some shine to your look, but it’ll also make your hair smell absolutely divine!
Half-Up Short Braids
The hun (AKA half-up bun) is the hairstyle of the season, so earn yourself some extra sartorial points by rocking the style with your short bob box braids. Credit:@kalkidan_
Half-Up, Half-Down Space Buns
Double the buns, double the fun, right? If you’ve got a party coming up, you can’t go wrong with styling your bob box braids into this space buns half-up style. Credit: @zhaanaay
Cornrow Braided Bob
Not all box braids bob styles have to be the same. In fact, you can give this classic hairstyle a modern update by adding a stunning Fulani effect at the front. Don’t forget the beads, will you? Credit:@solange_hair