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8 Dope Box Braid Styles to Try This Season

It’s summer, the season of braids and nearly every woman is rocking this hairdo! Want to join the trend? You can never go wrong with box braids. Box braids are a quintessential hairstyle for women who need versatility. Defined by its ‘Boxy’ or square-shaped hair parts, this individual braided hairstyle has been a go-to for black women for many years. Famous faces like Brandy, Patra, Janet Jackson, Solange, Rihanna, Beyonce among other celebrities have all made the look even more popular. Box braids are so appealing because they are low maintenance, can be worn in countless styles with or without hair extension and they work great for those with hair that’s either natural or chemically- straightened. Not to mention, these braids can last for months when properly taken care of, which makes them ideal for any time of the year. Take a scroll below and see how your favorite celebs and peers are personalizing this look.

Spunky Space Bun

Celebrities and real girls alike are obsessed with the iconic 90s style. Have a bit of fun with these spunky space buns a la scary spice from the international popular girl group, Spices Girls. Candance was otherwise known as ‘Natural Candance’ she styles her own by incorporating three buns instead of two and letting some of her hair down in the back.

Crown Braid 

These gorgeous milkmaid braids worn by comedian Jessica Williams are perfect for those nights out.

Unicorn Realness 

Take cues from Chanel Iman, who added pink, blue and yellow to her box braids, giving her that summer festival-ready look we love. And the best part? There’s no bleaching or coloring required.

All-Over Color

If you’re the type of person who likes colors, go for an all-over bright hue like Justine Syke’s violet locks.


Edge Control

Don’t forget your baby hairs. Ask your stylist to leave your edges before beginning the hair, so that you can style them later. Then, grab some gel and a toothbrush and get your swoop on.

Warm Shoulder

Box braids are a hairstyle that is all about simplicity. If you’re looking for a super easy style, try tossing your braids over-the-shoulder to one side for a carefree look.

Pile it up

Talk about hair to the heavens- do like Beyonce and pile your braids up high.

Cornrows on the side

Sanaa Lathan’s cornrowed side part made for a stunning profile selfie. It’s a great way to mix-and-match braiding styles.

A touch of Gold

Instagram model India Love adds shine by lacing a bit of metallic gold thread around her braids.

Enjoy these eye-catching braids for your carefree hair do!













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