5 short box braids hairstyles from Instagram you have to see

Amra | 12 April 2017

Considering short box braids hairstyles? Find the perfect bob braids hairstyle of your dreams, right here!


Bored of your medium to long box braids? Before you decide to take them out, you ought to know that short box braids hairstyles are back – and in a seriously big way! And with every celebrity worth their tresses opting for the chop, it was only a matter of time before this hot-to-trot trend caught on in the box braids world.

While we do adore Rapunzel-worthy plaits, we really think bob braids are drop dead gorgeous! Don’t believe us? Well, we’ve put together an unmissable gallery of short box braids from Instagram that’s sure to have you rocking the look before the season is out. Take a look…

Instagram inspiration: Short bob box braids hairstyles


close up of grey bob braids
Grey short box braids. Credit: Instagram.com/abigailodm

Grey long bob

Grey hair never strays too far from Instagram, being the ultimate hue to make a big style statement. But for the year ahead, you should know that there’s a now a new way to showcase grey locks. How? Simply by pairing your trendy shade with a long bob haircut, as demonstrated above.

Honestly, the combination of short box braids with grey hair really is the stuff dreams. But if you find that this colour is too icy, opting for a denim or hygge hair colours will also have you standing out from the crowd! Credit: @abigailodm

close up of woman with edgy red short box braids
Edgy bob braids with undercut. Credit: Instagram.com/queenteshna

Edgy braids with undercut

Looking for short box braid hairstyles full of creative flair? Then prepare to fall in love with this edgy undercut and bob box braids ‘do, that we reckon Zoe Kravitz would be proud of! Credit: @queenteshna

This directional look strikes the perfect balance between stylish and statement-making, being ideal for any upcoming festivals you have to attend. Plus, the undercut can easily be hidden if need be, by letting your braids hang loose – bonus!

simsimstyles with short bob box braids a line haircut
A-line cut box braids. Credit: Instagram.com/simsimstyles

A-line cut box braids

After something with a sophisticated, distinctly modern edge? Then these A-line cut bob braids should definitely be on your style radar! And can we just take a moment to appreciate how this trendsetter pulls off her short bob box braids with enviable elegance, rocking discreet hair cuffs for an understated finish. Credit: @simsimstyles

short box braids hairstyles: chin length haircut as shown by ronkerraji
Chin length box braids bob cut with side part. Credit: Instagram.com/ronkerraji

Chin-length bob braids cut

Tempted to get an on-trend chin-length haircut? Not sure how work it on short box braids? Then let this ultra-chic, crop lead the way! There’s no denying this Instagrammer made a stellar choice in going for a short hairstyle that looks both minimalist and It-girl worthy. Credit: @ronkeraji

short box braids hairstyles: the half up half down hairstyle as shown by instagram blogger zoeleeg
Half-up, half down bob braids. Credit: Instagram.com/zolee_g

Half-up looks

Already have short bob box braids but not quite sure how to style them? Well, the beauty of these woven styles is that they don’t need to be overly complicated to look good.

Take the above example for instance: we love how she’s fashioned her bob braids into a romantic half-up, half down hairstyle, that also works to open up her lovely face shape! Credit: @zolee_g


Adored all of these short box braids hairstyles and can’t get enough of braided looks? Then don’t forget to head over to our Braids page, where you can find a stunning array of easy braid hairstyles you can do, even if you’re not a hair pro!