I think I’m the only black girl in America who didn’t get box braids for the school year. Literally, everywhere I turn, I see someone swinging those braids like she owns the world! I’m totes jealous, guys. LOL
But as I stare in awe at all those braids sashaying by, I realize that there isn’t a lot of variety in the way they’re styled....
Usually it’s down for the weekend, ponytail for school and repeat. Which is totally fine! I know a lot of people get extensions because it’s quick, easy, and you never have to worry about styling your hair when you get up. But I’m also for people expressing their unique personality through their appearance. Plus, wearing your hair all down and in your face isn’t flattering for everyone. There are so many gorgeous, quick ways to make your box braids stand out and represent who you are. We all need some inspiration sometimes, so here's a few gorgeous pictures to give some inspiration! To see some great tutorials, scroll all the way down.
If you're going for chic or sporty, this perfect for you! Dress it up with fancy earrings or dress it down with sweats. This style is super versatile!
Buns never run out of style or elegance. For those classics out there, this is definitely a must wear! I especially love the shaved sides!
If one bun looks great, why not try two! This look gives you something funky for your on-the-go mornings!
Front Pulled Back
Simple and chic! Just pulling your braids out of your face in an elegant sweep can add so much class without looking like you tried too hard. Great for school and work days!
Show your artsy side and get creative! Turn a simple braid into an eye-catcher by adding two corn rolls at the top.
Twist and Bun It!
Ugh, this is so elegant! By simply combing a bun with a simple front twist, you can achieve this super classy, mature look.
Love these hair rings!! Great to add a little glam and a little edge. A little splash of sparkle never hurts!
Add a Hat!!
Who says hats and box braids don't mix! This style works for any personality, from boho to urban, all depending on the hat you choose!!
Comment below which style is your favorite!
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