35 Awesome Box Braids Hairstyles You Simply Must Try

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#6: Box Braids Twisted In a Crown Halo

Not all box braids are actually worn loose. Some can be twisted and braided again and that is where this crown halo comes in, giving the model a lived in look while still showing off the splendor of those vibrant blue tresses. Nothing says exotic updo quite like one with the casually twisted strands pulled into a loose half-up hairstyle, complete with black and blue hair colors.

#7: Black and White Box Braids

It looks like the hair has been dipped into a can of white paint really, the box braids coming in a gorgeous black and white that tapers out to nearly only white at the ends, despite starting at the roots in mostly black. The ombre effect of the stark contrasts only serves to make this long box braid look even more awesome than it already is.

#8: Double Top Buns and Box Braids

Love the totally retro pigtail buns with the box braids? You can totally rock them now as well, looking sharp and cute and utterly exotic Sailor Moon-esque. Just add in the half down effect to give those box braids somewhere to be. After all, it is always best to keep half the hair down in order to better balance out the weight of the hair.

#9: Thin Box Braids In a Casual Updo

The ring over the head is a pretty casual bun compared to many others, the shine to the thin box braids only adding to the beauty of the half up and half down design of the style. The hair is extremely long, falling below the waist, even after part of the locks have been twisted into a loose bun over the crown of the head.

#10: Versatile Box Braids

One of the best things about box braids is the ease with which you can manoeuvre to the look to suit your mood or needs. With the longer locks that incorporate thinner plaiting, that versatility increases. You can use the hair to create high ponytails or pull it up into a crown like top bun that literally covers the whole of the top of the head. You decide which your look is.

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Written by Tamar Najarian
Tamar is a psychologist, teaching and heading into the business world with a prospective MBA. A silly lover of books and words, she generally loves to seek out new adventures, getting her toes wet and her hands dirty. Having moved to Armenia nearly two years ago, she feels like the world is at her fingertips and anything is possible so long as you take a step in that direction.