6 pretty medium box braids looks that’ll convince you to give them a go

Amra | 05 September 2017

Thinking about getting some sweet box braids? Medium hair is the ideal length for these woven styles and here are 6 looks to prove it… 


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 you 6 magical medium box braids hairstyles, that are guaranteed to leave you with major mane envy and have you rushing to the salon.

Box braids: Medium length styles to rock now


medium box braids: shot of black woman with medium box braid hair styled into a half up and half down style
Show off your pretty lengths with this half-up, half-down hairstyle. Credit: Instagram.com/abigailodm

1. 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?

If you really can’t decide, you can get the best of both worlds with your medium-sized box braids, by rocking a pretty half-up, half-down hairstyle like this stunning naturalista. Credit: @abigailodm

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Creating your bun will be easy as pie with medium-sized box braids! Credit: Instagram.com/fatumahasha

2.  High bun

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

backshot of woman with medium sized box braids styled into a half up half down bun hairstyle
Love buns and half-up hairstyles? Get the best of both worlds with this pretty ‘do! Credit: Instagram.com/nicolexashleyy

3. 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

medium box braids styles: shot of woman with medium box braids smiling with her hair styled into a half up ponytail
Easily exude catwalk vibes with this pretty high ponytail hairstyle! Credit: Instagram.com/mua_myesha

4. 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

VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray (male)

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.

side shot of woman with braided medium sized box braid hairstyle
You’ll be a braided beauty in no time with this look at hand! Credit: Instagram.com/bynrobyn

5. 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

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When in doubt, throw on a hat! Credit: Instagram.com/nicolexashleyy

6. Hat hair

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

TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist

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.


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!

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