Box Braids refer to a unique but time-consuming hairstyle, composed of hundreds (give or take) of small braids atop the head that are divided in squares – thus the name “box” braids. StyleInterest has compiled 45 photos of some amazing hairstyles that are all done in red box braids – from long and sleek to twisted and adventurous. If you’re considering box braids or have them already, view these ‘dos to get some inspiration for your next hairstyle. Red just makes them more vibrant, beautiful, or punk depending on your very own style and how you carry it.
1. Like an Anime Star
We’re all aware of those anime shows that show the girls wearing pigtails and buns atop their head. Red box braids are great for creating a look that’s similar, perfect for a concert or fun night out.
2. Criss-Cross Applesauce & Headband Twist
Here we have a simple yet lovely way to place your braids up in a ponytail on the left, with just enough added style to make your ‘do unique. To the right, you can twist your braids around your head like a halo and place the length on top – a sleek twist that’s great for any occasion.
4. Sleek Top Twist
The smaller your red box braids and the more that you have of them, the more gorgeous and posh your hairstyle can be. Look at all that hair! And only half was used to create that big bun atop her head.
You can choose to have your red box braids done in a variety of different shades. This girl decided bright and vivid was for her.
7. Big, Sexy, Mysterious
This pic compares four different styles, all of which can portray a different aspect of your personality. Note how large the box braids are – which are actually box twists. They can still be easily styled into different fashions meant to perfectly match any occasion you’re attending.
8. Long and Smart
You can choose non-traditional braids. Here we see this girl has decided to have fishtail braids – a unique addition to her already fabulous hairstyle.
10. Polished & Ready for Business
Even if you’ve a job that requires you to look professional, red box braids will still have you looking professional and clean-cut. Just put them down and let them speak for themselves. Granted, you have to have a great stylist to have them look as fab as this.
11. A Sweeping Sensation
This gorgeous hairstyle shows us how creative we can get when having longer braids. This isn’t your average pile-top hairstyle – you can see she has a specific angle and twist to create the unique bun seen.
12. Scarf Beauty
Sometimes, all you need is to fashion a scarf on your head to give your hairstyle that added piz-zaz it needs. Creating a look using a scarf like above adds color and the “wow” factor to your style.
14. Reddish Purple Intuition
This pic is a great example of the variations red has to offer us – this one bordering on purple but still containing the red factor. When you’ve got mini red box braids, you can fashion them into even bigger braids like seen above.
15. Twists and Shave
As if red box braids weren’t enough to help satisfy your need for fabulous change in the hair world, you can always add a shave – either of the nape region as seen here or even a shave on the side of the head.
17. Braided and Punked Out
Another amazing ‘do of red box braids and a shave of the head – this time, the side is shaved with the added two lines on the side. Have a hairstyle like this and look completely punk.
20. Added Style
There are only a few red box braids here, the rest black – but those few can make a huge difference when you decide to style your hair, adding the added element of style you’re searching for.
24. Anime Pig Tails
25. Long and Posh
27. Up or Down?
You can completely change the way you have people perceive you and your style simply by fashioning your hair either up or down. You can clearly see how sexy hair is down, while sophistication arises when hair is put up.
31. Messy Box Braid Bun
Once you’ve had box braids for a while, you’ll discover they begin to fray a bit from all the styling and sleeping you do on them. You can use this to your advantage by turning them into a messy bun, which can be worn to nearly any occasion.
36. Perfect DJ ‘Do
To have red box braids when your profession is a DJ is almost perfect – you can toss them around as you listen to music without worrying about messing them (your hair) up, you can easily fit headphones on your ears over them, and if they’re red, they can match every type of music genre fashion.
38. Star Sensation
Again, these braids aren’t divided into perfect boxes, but the symmetry is fabulous and the fact that small stars are fashioned into these rows just screams that this hair stylist is one of the best.
39. With Attitude
These box dreads are gorgeous, and have lots of sass in them due to their wearer. Whether you’re wearing braids or dreads, you can always search for those trinkets to add to each segment of hair for an added dazzle in your look.
40. Whirling Love
Did we mention that when you have long red box braids, you can whirl your hair around like this and look like a goddess? Note how some have black braided into the light red/pink – a great idea for those looking to spruce up their braids.
45. Casually Twisted
Instead of traditional braids, these boxed segments of hair were simply twisted, fashioning a gorgeous style that’s different than the rest seen above. You can also decide to create fishtail braids or the likes.