Women all over the world that favor box braid styles have proven there’s nothing that you can’t do with the look. Whether you’re looking to try box braids to celebrate the culture, need a new protective hairstyle or simply looking for box braids updo ideas, we have a gallery full of 25 box braid hairstyles for you. Scroll through, get inspired, and try your favorite box braid updo styles out on your own hair.
15 Box Braids Updo Styles To Choose From
1. Box Braid Ponytail on XL Extensions
Hitting the gym? Pull your braids up into a ponytail to keep them out of the way.
2. Workout Ponytail
Pull your braids up into a loose ponytail style while working out! Use a headband to protect and prevent your edges from frizzing up.
3. Yoga Pony Updo
Yoga is all about centering the mind, and relaxation. Gather your box braids into this loose and relaxed updo while you chant your mantras.
4. Coiled Bun Half Up Style Updo
This pretty coiled bun idea can be dressed up or down. For formal events, opt for styling it with fancy hair accessories.
5. Simple Half-Up Bun
If you’re just looking for a simple bun-style idea for the summer or during your vacation, this up-do is ideal.
6. Mid Half-Up Bun
You know those times in the day when you just want to pull your hair up and out of your face? This is the style to go for when you’re feeling like that with your box braids.
7. Mid Half-Up Updo
If you still want the majority of your braids to frame your face, consider tying just the mid-section of your hair up into a neat top knot. Give your look some extra shine by adding some Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream.
8. Half-Updo for Short Box Braids
Want an updo idea for short box braids? Here’s a simple idea. Be sure to use a hair tie that ensures your braids won’t slip out due to the length.
9. Space Bun Box Braids Updo
Want a style that’s trendy and fun? Go for this space bun style. Read our tutorial to learn how you can create the look on box braids.
10. Front-Facing Ponytail
The ponytail hairstyle always comes to the rescue! If you’re all about styles that cascade along your face, try your hand at this funky box braid ponytail up-do.
11. Side Ponytail Box Braid Updo
Turn a blast from the past style into a modern-day style. Back then, it was all about the bright and chunky scrunchies. Today, use your own hair (or braid extensions in this case) as your hair tie.
12. Loose Bun
After getting your box braids installed, this will probably be the only box braid updo hairstyle you will be able to do for a while. If your braids are tight and you really want to wear them up, a loose bun is a way to go.
13. Chunky Low Bun
Sometimes, when it comes to buns, the bigger the better! Wrap your jumbo box braids into a low and chunky bun hairstyle.
14. Undone Box Braid Updo
No, this look isn’t just for the lazy gals out there. It’s actually a trend at the moment and we are all for it. Loosely wind your braids into a bun and don’t worry about it being neat.
15. Crimped Updo
Want the messy look on a curly or crimpy style? The only difference here is the braiding hair used to create the look. Opt for wet and wavy extensions to get this effect.
16. Jumbo Bun Updo
To recreate this look, it’s all about the size of your braids. If you’re after full buns, ask your stylist for medium to jumbo box braids.
17. Curly Bun Updo
Create this curly bun updo by either using extensions that can be curled with a curling iron, or opt for hair that’s sold in a curly state.
18. Side High Bun
Your bun doesn’t have to be at the center of your head. Gather your hair to the side to create this funky updo style.
19. Loose Low Ponytail
Whatever your reason, you can’t ever go wrong with a loose low ponytail on box braided hair.
20. Pulled-Back Pony
When wearing bold accessories that often become hidden due to your hairstyle, opt for box braid updo styles that allow jewelry like statement earrings to stand out. Keep the ends of your braids hydrated and healthy with some nourishing hair oil like The Good Stuff Frizz Control Oil.
21. Braided Ponytail
This versatile hairstyle is ideal for any occasion but we especially love it for the office no matter your occupation.
22. Micro Braids Ponytail
If you have or plan on getting micro braids, style with caution. Micro braids are fragile so it’s best to stick with loose updos like this one.
23. Weekend Box Braid Ponytail
Need an easy-breezy look for the weekend? This chic mid ponytail updo is perfection!
24. Bow Bun Box Braid
When it comes to styling your braids, feel free to let go and have fun for a change! This bow bun idea is super girly and cute. Give this style extra volume and a delicious floral scent with Dove Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo
25. Neon Box Braids
A pop of color can do wonders! In this case, a pop of many colors turns a basic box braids updo into something more fun, interesting, and unique.