Blonde box braids are a protective braiding style characterized by having a square or box-shaped divisions and by being colored blonde. There are plenty of edgy and stand-out ways to wear box braids, but going blonde surely beats them all!
First seen on trendsetting A-listers Solange Knowles, Angela Simmons, and model Eva Marcille looking flawless and super hot with extra-long pleats, these braids can take you anywhere.
Chicago braider and hairstylist Amarie puts up her version of blonde pleats in various looks – ponytail, half-up half-down, and even jumbo braids, proving how versatile this protective style is!
All you have to do to maintain this low-upkeep hairstyle is moisturize and protect those fabulous pieces overnight while you sleep! You can get up to 10 weeks of a superb African-inspired hairdo by doing these religiously.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of the trendiest blonde box braids!
#1: Box Braids on a Long Bob
Those box braids in a lob are sure to offer Willow looks and vibes. The puffy ends really give this look a remarkable twist.
#2: Blonde Box Braids with Front Cornrows
Blonde box braids with front cornrows will reduce your install time and slay! Add some light to your life while protecting your hair with blonde braids. There are tons of cornrow options to choose from that can be personalized to suit your face shape and personality.
#3: Box Braided Bun in Half Updo Style
Try a box braided bun in a half updo style. It’s a style that can be worn by women simply pulling the hair half up while leaving some hair down. This hairstyle is perfect for freshly braided hairstyles as it requires minimal tension.
#4: Box Braids with Undercut
Box braids with undercut are a braided style with a shaved portion on the side or behind the head. Undercuts shorten your braid installation time and add an edge to your hairstyle. Stand out with blonde braids and molded sides.
#5: Blonde Knotless Box Braids
Blonde knotless box braids can be installed without that bulb at the roots that can cause tension. Knotless braids are great for women who want flexibility when styling, plus blonde just makes it more enjoyable!
#6: Caramel Blonde Box Braids
Caramel blonde box braids are a sun-kissed protective hairstyle. Brown-eyed girls with golden glazed undertones can install these color braids. Carmel brown works well with dark roots. There’s no need to color match your natural hair.
#7: Blonde Box Braids in a Top Bun
Blonde box braids in a top bun are a timeless piece. Go blonde and have fun with your braids swept up, showing off clean partings of braiding perfection. Tilt head down to gather hair for a quick and easy top bun.
#8: Long Blonde Box Braids
Golden blonde box braids are the perfect match for your bronzed skin. These long-length box braids make you look and feel like royalty!
#9: Burgundy and Blonde Box Braids
Individual braids can have those individual colors and that makes the style all the more creative. The streak of blonde, the locks of brown, and the burgundy box braids in one hairstyle.
#10: Dirty Blonde Box Braids
Why not try these dirty blonde box braids to give your locks a lot of dimension? This blonde hair color and style are truly sexy!
#11: Blonde Braids with Triangle Parts Hairstyle
Geometric-wise, I think this blonde box braid style on black hair is a good idea. The drip, the finesse, the swag- what more can you ask for? See more incredible box braid with triangle parts.
#12: Honey Blonde Box Braids
Protect your natural hair from natural damages and bad styling with these honey blonde box braids. In case you have a natural brown hair color, you may find more options here—bronde box braids.
#13: Box Braids with Platinum Blonde Color
An icy drip on long braids that’s too cool for anyone to carry. The ombre effect in this platinum blonde box braids is getting more creative everyday.
#14: Crochet Box Braids
Freedom comes in all forms and volumes. With these crochet braids, it comes from having to wear your choice of style through hair extensions and weaves. A whole range of colors to pick from but this choco blonde box braids are on top of the list.
#15: Big and Blonde Box Braids
For an easier variant of the box braids but equally flattering, try braiding large chunks of hair one at a time. These long blonde braids may be similar to your usual style but also subtly different.
#16: Jumbo Blonde Braiding Style with Black Roots
These blonde box braids with black roots offer a nice contrast that’s casual and stylish. Achieve the look using the blonde braiding hair extensions, added to your natural black hair.
#17: Blonde Ombre Box Braids
Creamy and dreamy, this blonde box braid hairstyle has it all.
#18: Blondish and Black Box Braids
Juxtaposed colors on long box braids are highly rare because few women can pull it off. Whether you’re going for really dark and really light colors or shades that are close to one another, remember that it’s important to wear your hair like you just don’t care!
#19: Blonde and Brown Box Braids
Blonde and brown micro box braids are a convenient low-maintenance style yet very stylish. Louisiana-based braider Andra’el thinks that the best thing about these micro braids is the endless options of colors, as well as, styling. The look also lasts up the 3 months!
Andra’el notes, “These blonde and brown braids are for busy hard-working women with little time for hair. It’s a great protective style for kids and adults. Remember to oil your scalp regularly.”
#20: Red and Blonde Box Braids with Curly Pieces
These small boho braids were created by salon owner Jocelyn Lowe of Richmond, VA. These are red and blonde box braids with curly pieces, which can be achieved with extensions or a human hair wig.
“I love the curls that are mixed with the braids. The curls give the braids a whole new look that everyone gets excited about,” Lowe notes.
This style typically lasts 8-10+ weeks, and you don’t have to do too much. Lowe also adds that “it only requires a braiding scarf for coverage at night and a little holding foam from time to time.”
#21: Jumbo Box Braids with Bright Blonde Color
These blonde jumbo box braids are bold and beautiful and were created by stylist Tanaishia Phillips from Charlotte, NC. The color is what makes it bold, but it’s a beautiful protective style that can be worn in many different ways. Take a look at more trendy jumbo box braids here.
If you’re considering this style, Phillips explains, “I will let you know that the color will have you standing out. You could do this style in any color. This style can be done on all hair types, but it works best on coarse hair.”
This braids style can take a while to do, depending on the size and length. These big braids took Phillips 3.5 hours to complete.