16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

Crochet Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@janiehairs04

Sew in some extensions to achieve that perfect short box braids. Frames the face and refreshes your look, all for the price of one!

Jumbo Box Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@sherikhair

Have a go at these short and jumbo box braids! You can accessorize them with beads, strings, and whole other pieces of jewelry. Like this style? Then come see these popular jumbo box braids.

Blonde Bob Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@hair_byify

To accentuate your face shape, especially the jaw area, try this braided bob. The blonde in short box braids makes it all the more exciting.

Triangle Box Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@jessieebeauty.photography

This short hairstyle with box braids looks difficult but in reality, is very, very easy to do. Give it a try and you’ll see a different you that you’ll like! Get more triangle box braids inspiration.

Small Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@mish_gogetter_rice

Detailed box braids on short hair with beads is a different but brilliant approach to wearing a long bob.

Short Bob

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@simplysetaparthair

Getting a short hairstyle with medium box braids are great for creating a bodied bob. It keeps form and style which gives you a wonderful curtain of crowning glory.

Burgundy Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@b.r.a.i.d.e.r

A must try for black women, red box braids on short hair are a beginner’s first step to trying out a new color.

With Curly Ends

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@booklilcharles

Getting creative is the key to spicing up your box braids with short hair! This one kept it quite loose towards the ends which made for an interesting frilled look.

Brown Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@afri.coiffure

Caramel box braids on a short haircut show luscious locks in a protective manner. Plus, golden undertones stand out inconspicuously, showing off a bronzed look.

Rubber Band Box Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@jazzed.hair

An easier way of doing box braids, this one’s a time saver! Not only is it a pretty look, but it also is a friendlier way of having patterned locks.

With Loose Ends

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@moni_blessit1

Q&A with style creator, La Trece Ward
Cosmetologist @ J’adore Hair and Nails Studio in Las Vegas, NV

How would you describe this look?

These are small feed-ins with a curly top. I love this short hairstyle with box braids because this style is versatile: business look, going out, or even daily wear. It has a classy, elegant, graceful look because of the soft curls at the top.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I do believe anyone would be able to wear this style. It’s a get-up-and-go style with little maintenance. I inform my clients to make sure the scalp have proper moisture, so it won’t get dry and irritating. Products recommended are light oils (example: wild growth oil, unrefined: coconut oil or avocado oil, whatever light oil to your liking but not hair grease).

Any hair type can do this look – long or short hair. You can even use added hair as a protective style. If you have short hair like the model, all you have to do is buy the braided hair and the curly or wavy hair then install.

Curly Box Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@omabeauteparlour

Q&A with style creator, Chiamaka Onwualor
Stylist @ Oma Beaute Parlour in Owerri, Nigeria


How would you describe this look?

These curly box braids are short, smart, and sassy. It can be worn for any event, to work and for parties. My favorite thing about this look is the length because it can be worn for a cooperate event. The color makes you the center of attraction in parties! It was made with a mixture of 2 attachments, white and gold Darling attachments/extensions

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is suitable for a light-skinned female, so if someone dark-skinned comes for this look I will advise against it because it might look a bit extra or scary in my opinion.

It can be styled in different ways, like half-up, pigtail, and both center and side parts.

Purple Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@queen_kz_braids_by_kel

Q&A with style creator, Kel Rawls
Licensed Braider @ QueenK’z braids by Kel in Mendenhall, MS


How would you describe this look?

These box braids on shorter hair is very stylish yet bold! My favorite thing about this style is my client’s choice of color that definitely catches anyone’s attention!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The only advice I’d give to other clients considering this look is that the burnt ends can be very irritating against your neck.

Silver Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@braid_perfection

Q&A with style creator, Moikouyah Kamara
Hairstylist @ Braid Perfection in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look?

I would say that this short hairstyle with box braids speaks for itself. It’s one of the looks that outshine a personality, so you really can’t miss it. I would compare it to that little red coat in your closet that pops out every time you open your closet door.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Anyone can do this style – you just have to have confidence up to 1000. Any hair type can do this style, but if your hair is short I would recommend to get the braids a little smaller. I would recommend this style to a shy, timid person because once you have this hairstyle it would bring out your inner diva. Silver braids are the best!

With Bangs

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@curlzofglory

Q&A with style creator, Aramide Dada
Hair Braider @ Curlz of Glory in Madison, WI


How would you describe this look?

This short hairstyle features a short box braids bob with bangs. My favorite thing about it is the bangs. Although her real hair is longer than the bangs, I was able to install it without compromising her real hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Oil your scalp every 2 to 3 days during the first 2 weeks of getting the braids. Getting your hair braided exposes your scalp and can cause it to become dry and itchy. Oiling the scalp can help relieve the scalp of the dryness and itchiness.

Always wear a headscarf or bonnet when going to sleep with this hairstyle. It will help the hairstyle remain neat for a longer period of time.

Thick Braids

16 Lit Short Box Braids You Have to See

@hairbytylerjanae

Q&A with style creator, Tyler Janae
Hairstylist @ Tyler Janae Styles in Wilmington, DE


How would you describe this look?

This particular look is a classy protective short box braid style that gives a chic look without cutting your own natural hair. You can go from the boardroom to the beach with its versatility.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Anyone can pull this look off. It’s very classy yet edgy, very low maintenance. Tie it up with a silk scarf at night, put light oil in the morning, add some hair jewelry, and you’re ready to go.