How to style box braids in 4 pretty & easy ways

Frantically searching 'how to style my box braids'? Here are 4 irresistibly cute looks, perfect for anything life has to throw at you.

Box braids are not only gorgeous, but they’re super versatile, too. Not sure when it comes to styling box braids? To help you out we’ve put together 4 cute and simple looks that practically anyone can do.

So if you want to know how to style box braids into different looks, watch our 4-in-1 video tutorial or read on to discover how to get your mane looking pretty in no time!

How to style box braids: ATH editor Amra with a side braid with box braids
This beautiful side braid is perfect for all occasions. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Side French braid

Constantly searching for how to style your box braids? In our opinion, this pretty French plait worn to the side is not only super versatile but utterly stunning.

Editor’s hair hack: Use an old toothbrush with a little of the TONI&GUY Stick It Up Gum to slick down your edges.

How to style box braids: ATH editor Amra with a braided pompadour/updo with box braids
This braided pomp is easier than you think… Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Braided pomp updo

In need of inspiration for how to style your braids into an updo? This braided pompadour is classy and ridiculously simple to create. Trust us, you and this hairstyle will be the envy of all your friends.

How to style box braids: ATH editor Amra with simple half-up hairstyle with box braids
You just can’t go wrong with half-up hairstyles! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Half-up, half-down hairstyle

We’re especially in love with this simple but stylish look. Whether you’re rocking a shirt, dress or bomber jacket, know that this braided box braid hairstyle looks good with almost any outfit. And it’s giving us serious Jhene Aiko vibes.

How to style box braids: Side view of ATH editor Amra with a half-up bun with box braids
We’re just lovin’ this half-up bun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Half-up, half-down bun

Can you tell that we’re huge fans of half-up, half-down hairstyles here at All Things Hair HQ? We’re totally obsessed with this half-up, half-down bun, which looks super chic on box braided hair.