20 Pictures of Burgundy Box Braids You Have to See Before You Get This

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Burgundy box braids are a protective hairstyle dyed in a darker shade of red-purple tones, divided into square or “boxy” sections. Burgundy is a rich, high-fashion hue that complements the African-American hairstyle perfectly because it adds edge and intricacy to each piece.

Plus, the luscious color fits well with any skin tone and is also easy to blend in with black natural hair. There are also no boundaries to the styles you can create – wear it straight back, side-swept, in a bun, or with embellished pleats – it will equally look fab in any way. All you need to do now is decide how to wear these exquisite reddish pieces!

Before your next hair appointment, check out these beautiful photos of the most popular burgundy box braids!


#1: Burgundy Box Braids with String

The strings have been used for accessorizing braided hairstyles for black women for a long time. Intricate patterns enhanced by detailed accessories make long box braids look fabulous!

Short Burgundy Box Braids
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#2: Short Box Braids

Short box braids never seem to go out of style. They’re an excellent choice for women with shorter hair. Some advice for ladies who want to grow more length: seek braid styles, like box braids, that need little tension and no heat. Remember to ask your braider about different design choices and braid colors for your crown, as touch-ups are common for this look.

Burgundy box braid ponytail
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#3: Burgundy Box Braid Ponytail

A burgundy box braid ponytail is a bold choice for the outgoing, active black woman. The tuck method must be applied to get the most out of the burgundy color to achieve this look. Ask your braider to tuck your natural hair under the braid hair to hide your natural color and let the burgundy take the spotlight.

Thick twist braids with box parts
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#4: Thick Twist Braids with Box Parts

Consider thick twist braids with box parts for a big yet lightweight hairstyle. This is an excellent natural style choice for ladies who love big hair. The twists are much lighter than standard box braids and can be worn up or down. Remember that thick twists shouldn’t be submerged in water for the best lasting results.

Undercut with red and burgundy braids
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#5: Undercut with Red and Burgundy Braids

An undercut with red and burgundy braids is the ultimate style and a great way to try a new color without commitment. While these red and burgundy box braids can last 3-6 weeks, the undercut will require more maintenance every 2-3 weeks.

#6: Long Braids with Demi Bun

Opt for long braids with a demi bun for a simple switch-up. Try burgundy braids to give a pop without saying too much. Long braids can easily twirl up on top for a hairstyle that suits any occasion.

#7: Knotless Braids with Burgundy Color

Knotless braids with burgundy color compliment most skin tones and have the versatility to wear up or down depending on your mood. Wear your burgundy knotless braids effortlessly with no tension. These small burgundy box braids are suitable for fine to thick hair. Bangs would be fun, but some face-framing braids are a lot cuter!

#8: Goddess Box Braids

Goddess box braids can be done in any size and length, adding wow to your style. Try burgundy maroon braids with perfectly slayed edges and gold accessories for a touch of royalty. Complete with curls to add texture.

Jumbo Box Braids
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#9: Jumbo Box Braids

The famous Poetic Justice braids by Janet Jackson are now jazzed up with a reddish tone for a sexier twist. These burgundy jumbo box braids for a big girl look better when chunkier.

#10: Black and Burgundy Box Braids

These burgundy braids are spiced up with black magic, for sure! Stylist Tisha did not miss a beat with this black-red combo on box braided hair.

Short Burgundy Bob with Box Braids
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#11: Short Burgundy Bob with Box Braids

A deviation from the usual long braids, having short hair with box braids is a revolutionary style. Get those vibrant red box braids popping with yarns and beads, and enjoy your every day with an irresistible look! Long braids are fun, but feel free to keep your burgundy box braids medium in length for extra versatility.

#12: Triangle Box Braids

Even at the roots, you can show how fashionable your large braids can be! The triangular patterns mimic a lot of hair designs that are in these days! Get more inspo from these hot triangle box braids.

Burgundy Red Ombre on Braided Style
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#13: Burgundy Red Ombre on Braided Style

Having a burgundy ombre on braided long hair is a brave and bold decision! Ask your stylist about the added care and product use needed for this masterpiece’s maintenance. Thanks to its length, long burgundy box braids can be styled into a quick bun or ponytail.

Small Box Braids
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#14: Small Box Braids

The small box braids are a tad more intricate than the usual ones but still worth the long wait on the chair. The black ends also add a dip-dyed effect for added flare. When styling, feel free to twist your hair up into a fun box braided updo.

Blonde and Burgundy Box Braids
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#15: Blonde and Burgundy Box Braids

Blonde box braids with crimson-burgundy color could be your style! Try out these burgundy and blonde braids if you’re a gorgeous lady with a dark skin tone. Accentuating these chunky burgundy box braids with platinum strings and yarn won’t hurt the style, too.

#16: Dark Burgundy Braids

Having darker hair blends the look perfectly, while the braids make you stand out. Stylist Letícia Firmino of Sao Paulo, BR, makes these beautiful braids.

Firmino describes, “From children to adults, the braids have a very relaxed style, making it possible to use various hairstyles. You can combine it with styles and personalities and add various accessories.”

For those who are thinking of doing these braids, Firmino suggests with certainty, “Do it because you will like it very much! It can be made in all hair types, from the smoothest to the curliest. It is good to moisturize before and after braiding, so the hair is not damaged and fragile.”

More discreet people may choose to wear colors more like their own hair. Those who like something bolder can choose something more colorful and flashy, like this burgundy-red hair.

#17: Burgundy Crochet Braids

The crochet braids with curly ends are the kind of hairstyle that is easy to style. These hippie, boho crochet box braids only took two hours to achieve this look. I also love the color and different textures. Ask your stylist about a nice wig and hair extensions for ladies who wish to put these braids in instantly.

Micro Burgundy Box Braids
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#18: Micro Burgundy Box Braids

Grabbing smaller groups to braid in a more detailed manner gives a neater micro braided look.

Just look at these burgundy mid-back box braids created by Angel Waring, a hair braider from Conway, SC.

“My favorite aspect of this style is how her natural hair is solely black/brown. She has all of her hair tucked between the burgundy weave, and it amazes me how you could do so many things with hair,” Waring emphasizes.

Waring’s advice if wanting this look is to make sure you pick a color you can wear daily. This burgundy braiding hair in box braids usually lasts one to two months – sometimes even longer if you know how to care for your hair.

Box braids are a protective style that translates into growth, so it’s only right that you continue to treat your hair underneath while they’re in. You can do just about anything with this style.

#19: Brown Burgundy Box Braids

Brown and burgundy box braids hairstyles are very classy, easy to style, and fashionable. These braids are low-maintenance, too.

Stylist Tamekia Barnett of California says, “My favorite thing about these braids are the different color dimensions and techniques used to achieve those perfect plaits. I would consider the box braids a fun style.”

Medium Box Braids in Burgundy Color
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#20: Medium-to-Long Box Braids in Burgundy Color

Some red braids will help accentuate the skin tone of more bronzed-up ladies. And these medium-to-long individual braids with a burgundy hair color prove that idea right.

Georgia-based stylist Kameko Houston advises, “I tell the woman what kind of products I’ll need to achieve this look, which would be nine packs of Queen B Braiding Hair and Shime Jam.”

For styling, do a cute half-up braided hairstyle or a high bun to keep them out of your face.