Dress up your hair with these cool box braids hairstyles.
One of the hottest looks to hit the scene each time the weather turns up is a set of box braids. And although we love the practicality of this style during warmer weather, this protective hairstyle is perfect for just about any season, and its versatility allows it to be styled in just about any way you want.
Whether you feel like letting them loose or popping them into a top knot bun, your box braids adds detail, texture and overall coolness to even your fuss-free, most get-up-and-go of looks. You definitely don’t want to skip out on this eternally trending ‘do, so give one of our top 14 refreshing box braid styles a try to see why everyone is loving this look:
Top 14 Box Braids Looks to Cop for Spring/Summer
Give your box braids a glowing look by creating an ombré look. Whether you want your hair to have a natural color gradient with blonde box braids or choose cool pastel-colored ends, this dip-dyed vibe is perfect for giving your braids a pop of color.
2. Loose Braids
Your braids are already in an amazing style, so why hide them by putting them up? Just spritz your hair with Dove Refresh+Care Fresh and Floral Dry Shampoo to control grease, and you’re ready to step out.
3. Side Bun
One of the major reasons why we love box braids is because they give an added punch to any look, as seen on this side bun. This normally simple hairstyle gets a fun, flirty and texturized revamp with the help of some cool braids.
4. Mini Top Knot Bun
Dress up any classic style with this cute and quirky mini bun.
5. Neon Highlights
Need a little splash of color in your life? Then try out a fresh and vibrant pop of color to add to your box braids styles. We know that hair dye can suck the luster out of your strands, so make sure you replenish any dry, brittle locks with Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner. You can also opt for some colored extensions to avoid any dye damage altogether.
6. Top Knot Bun
If you want a style that’s as low-maintenance as you (or, you know, as we all aim to be!), than try out this easy top knot bun.
Even the classic ponytail gets an amped-up feel when styled with box braids.
8. Low Bun
Let your bun swing low with this style to create a laid-back, bohemian look.
If it’s a particularly bad hair day for you and your hair, there’s always one style you can always rely on: box braids paired with a beanie. It’s effortlessly chic, and looks totally Insta-worthy… and is especially clutch when navigating these unpredictable spring showers and flurries!
10. Middle Parted Ponytail
This simple switch up to the classic ponytail is perfect for any occasion.
11. Classic Half Up
No matter where you’re headed to, this is one of the classic box braid hairstyles that will always look cute.
12. Double Buns
These double buns are sweet and trendy, and we can’t get enough of them! Pro tip: If you want to create the look from above, grab two mini synthetic hair pieces and tie them over your double buns. Just keep any unruly locks smoothened with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray and you’re ready to take on the day.
Who ever said that box braids were only for long hair? Short-haired girls can rock these braids just as well, especially in a bobbed look, as above. It’s one of our favorite ways to wear shorter braids.
14. Multi-Toned Braids
Create a cosmic fusion of color with these jewel-toned plaits.