Bored of wearing your box braids down all the time? Well, if you want to really get yourself out of a beauty rut, and fast, we suggest you literally take your mane up a notch and trial one of the ultra-stylish box braids updo looks we’ve just discovered…
These updo hairstyles for box braids are Instagram-approved, easy to achieve, suitable for all occasions and are ready to take your mane game to slay-worthy heights. We can’t wait to see what you pick!
7 ways to rock a box braids updo for work and play
1. High bun
As soon as we set our eyes on this dazzling box braids updo, we knew it’d be the perfect style for you to slay.
2. Low bun
Let’s face it: you don’t always want to look like a ballerina, and after a long day of slaying the classic high bun, your box braids might start to feel super heavy. The solution? An elegant low bun, ofc! Credit: @faceovermatter
Editor’s tip: Box braids updo hairstyles look their best when they are well taken care of! So, make sure you’ve got a conditioning spray at hand, like the Dove Nourishing Care Leave-In Conditioning Spray.
This will help keep your box braids looking and feeling smoother, more hydrated, and all while making them look shinier. It really is a win-win situation!
3. Messy bun
Got a more casual event to attend? Opting for a messy, undone box braids updo (like this beauty has) will make you look like a street style star in no time. Now pose for the camera! Credit: @samiahamps
4. Braided ponytail
5. High ponytail
When it comes to fashionable updos for box braids, you really can’t go wrong with channelling your inner Janet Jackson with this Poetic Justice-inspired look.
The best thing about this gorgeous ‘do? You can experiment with different hairband colours or designs to really make your hairstyle look as unique as you are. Credit: @alexuscrown
Editor’s tip: The key to mastering box braids updo styles? The VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray, of course.
This spray gel will help you lay down your baby hairs and edges, leaving you with a polished and pristine finish. #Slay!
6. Braided pompadour
Think having box braids means you can’t slay retro hairstyles? Well, this mega-babe is here to convince you that vintage box braids updo hairstyles really do work!
Yep, she has fashioned her mane into a braided pompadour updo, giving her overall look an extra dose retro charm. And guess what? You can do the same, too! Credit: @badassboz
7. Half-up bun
While this isn’t technically an updo, it’s hard not to mention it! Why? Because this fab half-up, half-down hairstyle allows you to show off your mane, all while ensuring your strands are kept off your face.