The 13 Hottest Burgundy Box Braids

Burgundy box braids

Burgundy box braids are a protective hairstyle dyed in a darker shade of red and divided into square or “boxy” sections. This head-turner hairstyle made a number of celebrities switch up their looks in an instant – including fashion queens Rihanna and Keke Palmer.

Burgundy is a rich, high-fashion hue that complements the African-originated hairstyle perfectly because of how it adds edge and intricacy to each piece. Because of this, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be stealing the show everywhere you go!

Good news – 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 you’ll wear these exquisite reddish pieces! To help you do that, head down below for the most popular looks on the burgundy box braids!

Box Braids with String

Burgundy Box Braids with String
Instagram @serkalem_braids

The strings are used for accessorizing this style for a long time. Intricate patterns enhanced by detailed accessories make any box braided long hair fabulous!

Jumbo Braids

Jumbo burgundy box braids
Instagram @bunnybraids

Burgundy jumbo box braids for a big girl. The chunkier, the better!

Black and Burgundy

Black and Burgundy Box Braids
Instagram @giftedhandsondeck

Black magic at its finest! Stylist Tisha did not miss a beat with this black-red combo on box braided hair.

Burgundy Bob

Bob with burgundy box braids
Instagram @kytas_touch

A deviation from the usual long braids, having short bob box braids is a revolutionary style that is free for all to try. Get those solid reds popping and enjoy your every day with a sexy look!

Triangle Box Braids

Triangle burgundy box braids
Instagram @braidsbybhillion

Even at the roots, you can show how fashionable you are! The triangular patterns mimic a lot of hair designs that are in these days!

Burgundy Ombre

Burgundy ombre box braids
Instagram @_lamabi

Having a burgundy ombre is a brave thing to do but putting them in braids is a bolder decision! Added care and product use are needed for the maintenance of this masterpiece.

Small Braids

Burgundy small box box braids
Instagram @hairbynodia

A tad more intricate than usual box braids but still worth the long wait on the chair. The black ends also add a dip-dyed effect for added flare.

Blonde and Burgundy

Blonde and burgundy box braids
Instagram @crowndbylinds

Blonde box braids on crimson braids could be your style! Accentuate with platinum strings and yarn for your braids.

Dark Burgundy

Having darker hair blends the look perfectly while the braids make you stand out. What a wonderful combination!

Q&A with style creator, Letícia Firmino
Braids Hairstylist @ Leh Firmino Styleh in Sao Paulo, BR

How would you describe this look?

These braids are so beautiful. It’s very practical, and anyone can use this look.

From children to adults, the braids give a very relaxed style, making it possible to use various types of hairstyles. You can combine it with styles and personalities and also add various accessories.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For those who are thinking of doing these braids, I say with certainty: Do it, because you will like it very much! It can be made in all types of hair from the smoothest to the curliest. It is good to do some moisturizing before and after braiding so that the hair does not become damaged and fragile.

People who are more discreet may choose to wear colors more like their own hair. For those who like something bolder, they can choose something more colorful and flashy. That is why I say that braids are very democratic and can be used by anyone.

Crochet Box Braids

Crochet Burgundy box braids
Instagram @1corin11.15

This is the kind of style that makes your heart skip a beat once you’ve worn it. The ease in styling, the intricacies, all in one package.

Q&A with style creator, Gabrielle Samuel
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Hair by Gabrielle in Hawaii, USA


How would you describe this look?

This look is hippie, boho crochet box braids. My favorite thing about this style is that it is full crochet. It only took two hours to achieve this look. I am also in love with the color and different textures.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Life is too short to be sitting getting braids for 6 hours. It’s already styled, so you just get up and go. It’s lightweight and perfect to swim within the ocean or pool. Just wash and head back out to town!

Micro Box Braids

Burgundy Micro Box Braids
Instagram @slayedbyangel_

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

Q&A with style creator, Angel Waring
Licensed Hair Braider @ Slayed by Angel in Conway, SC


How would you describe this look?

This is burgundy mid-back box braids. My favorite aspect of this style is how her natural hair is solely black/brown. She has all of her hair tucked in-between the burgundy weave, and it just amazes me how there are so many things you could do with hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Make sure you pick a color you can wear every day because box braids usually last between one to two months – sometimes even longer if you know how to take care of your hair.

There isn’t much maintenance that is required with braids except wrapping them in a scarf during your chill times. Also, keeping your scalp and hair moisturized is a major key.

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.

Brown Burgundy

Q&A with style creator, Tamekia Barnett
Beauty Therapist @ Delmar Nail Bar in Del Mar, CA


How would you describe this look?

Box braids are always in season because it’s very classy, easy to style, and fashionable. These braids are low maintenance. My favorite thing about these braids are the different color dimensions and the technique used to achieve those perfect plaits. I would consider the box braids a fun style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend that the hair be healthy, meaning little to no shedding and edges should be intact.

Medium Braids

Medium Burgundy box braids
Instagram @braidedbykilla

Some red braids would help accentuate the skin tone of more bronzed-up ladies.

Q&A with style creator, Kameko Houston
Braiding Stylist @ Braided By Killa in Carrollton, GA


How would you describe this look?

This look is long hip-length individual braids. My favorite thing about them is the color. 😍

Any advice for someone considering it?

First, I let my client know what kind of products I’ll be needing to achieve this look which would be 9 packs of Queen B Braiding Hair and Shime Jam.