Trend alert: medium box braids are making a fashionable comeback and are fast becoming the hottest look to covet in the black hairstyles world! So, if you’ve tried long box braids and have thought about giving medium-sized box braids a go, you’ve totally come to the right place.
Below, we’ve found magical medium box braids hairstyles that are guaranteed to leave you with major mane envy and have you rushing to the salon.
Chic Half-up, Half-down Medium Box Braids
It’s the great debate every woman has to face before they head out for the day — hair up or hair down?
Heading to the gym with long box braids can seem like a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be when you have medium box braids! Unlike Rapunzel-length Poetic braids, medium ones aren’t heavy and can be easily styled into this gym-ready bun.
As this mega-babe, above, demonstrates, this high bun updo is stylish, practical and ready to make your next workout session a dream. And when you’ve mastered it, be sure to give the blogger bun a go, too! Credit: @fatumahasha
Boho Half-up Bun Hairstyle
When it comes to boho medium box braids hairstyles, this half-up bun with golden hair jewellery might just spark your interest.
This style is great because it keeps tresses stylishly out of your face, while exuding a tonne of It-girl vibes. And honestly who wouldn’t want to look cool? Credit: @nicolexashleyy
High Ponytail Hairstyle
Looking for magical medium box braids styles that’ll make you shine at work? Then prepare to fall in love with this heavenly high ponytail hairstyle, which we spotted on this trendsetter.
We love how her medium-sized box braids stay slick in this tidy ponytail, plus how the style puts her gorgeous facial features into the spotlight. Now that’s what we call a flattering look! Credit: @mua_myesha
Editor’s tip: Want to know the secret behind on-point medium box braids hairstyles? Gel, of course! So take the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray and use it to smooth down any baby hairs around your hairline.
Braided Medium Box Braids
For an easy way to elevate your medium box braids, consider weaving them into a loose 3-strand plait, like this stylish Instagrammer has done. Cool, isn’t it?
Whether you’re heading to brunch or running to catch your morning train, you’ll be feeling on top of your mane game in no time. Credit: @bynrobyn
Whoever said medium box braid styles and hats don’t work together, clearly didn’t take this ultra-stylish and sophisticated look into account!
So, if you find yourself stuck in a beauty rut, easily take yourself out of it with the help of either a hat or an on-trend hair accessory and you’ll be good to go. Boring hair? Not here! Credit: @nicolexashleyy
Editor’s tip: Want to ensure your hair is taken care of while its in medium box braids? Then make sure to mist them with the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist!
Not only does this amazing product smell like a tropical cocktail, but it will also help keep your hair looking and feeling more hydrated.
The ponytail is one of the simplest styles to do with medium box braids. Gently gather your hair into a ponytail and use one of your braids to wrap around the base of your ponytail and pin in place.
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Brown Medium Box Braids
You don’t always have to stick to your natural hair colour. Want to try something different? Try a brown hue.
Make a #hairstatement with a jumbo bun. This style is super easy to create with medium braids. Wrap your braids around into a sleek bun and use hairpins to lock in place.
Purple Box Braids
Inspired by the unicorn hair trend but not into getting so many colours? Stick to one. This purple style is a perfect delight.
Braids for the Gym
Whether you have micro braids, small, medium or jumbo, they all work for the gym. Pull your hair back into this protective gym-friendly style and break a sweat!
Half-up Medium Box Braids
To recreate this trendy half-up look, part your hair from ear to ear and gather your top half of hair into a bun.
Long Box Braids
You don’t have to join in and try your hand at fancy-schmancy hairstyles. Keep it simple and just wear your hair down.
Need help finding a colour scheme for your style? Jewel tones are in! To create balance, add in a pop of neutral.
Short Medium Box Braids
If you’re looking to make a statement on your short braids, you can do so with braid charms.
Swoop your hair over your forehead to create this stylish look. Pair it up with a statement earring for a dressed-up look, or dress it down with simple accessories.
Top Knot Medium Braids
A centre bun is the perfect everyday style for medium box braids. Be sure to keep it loose to avoid tension at your roots.
Now if, like us, you can’t get enough braided hairstyles, why not head on over to our Braids page to catch up on all the latest trends and see which pretty plaits you can try? No more dull hair days for you!