14 Box Braids Styles We Love for the Season

Jennifer Hussein | 17 April 2018

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


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Create a funky look with this ombré style.

1. Ombré

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.

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Let your box braids hang free.

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.

box braids side bun
Create a voluminous, avant-garde style.

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.

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Switch up your classic half up styles with this mini top knot bun.

4. Mini Top Knot Bun

Dress up any classic style with this cute and quirky mini bun.

box braids neon highlights
light up your braids with these neon highlights.

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.

box braids top knot bun
This effortless style is chic and fun.

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.

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The perfect look for a gym session.

7. Ponytail

Even the classic ponytail gets an amped-up feel when styled with box braids.

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This low-swinging bun gives your style some boho vibes.

8. Low Bun

Let your bun swing low with this style to create a laid-back, bohemian look.

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Top off any of your street style looks with a beanie.

9. Beanie

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!

box braids middle parted ponytail
Create a subtly stylish look by creating a middle part in your ponytail.

10. Middle Parted Ponytail

This simple switch up to the classic ponytail is perfect for any occasion.

box braids classic half up
Nothing beats this classic style.

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.

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These buns are giving us double vision.

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.

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Short hair can have fun. too.

13. Bob

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.

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Get the rocker look with these multi-toned braids.

14. Multi-Toned Braids

Create a cosmic fusion of color with these jewel-toned plaits.


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