The 11 Cutest Box Braids for Kids Right Now

Kids box braids

Box braids for kids are famous for the squarely-shaped braids that make them the cutest protective style for your baby girl’s natural hair. These comfortable and pretty plaits are created to keep in the moisture in your little one’s mane to prevent it from drying, as well as promote healthy hair growth.

Kids Box Braids

You can never go wrong with these truly adorable kids box braids, as there are countless variations of this style to flatter your kid’s personality and everyday OOTDs! As long as her braids and scalp are washed and moisturized well, these pieces can last up to 3 months.

Plus, you won’t need to spend too much time on styling hair because it’s very easy and flexible to design! Play with your little girl’s hair with fun accessories and explore different ways to style these braids. You’re in luck, as this up-to-date gallery of fashionable box braids for kids were made to help you do just that!

Small Box Braids

Small Box Braids
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A charming match for kids’ pleats are colorful beads that definitely add lots of fun to any style. Level up the game and try something funky!

Box Braids for Short Hair

Box Braids for Short Hair
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This braided-up ponytail with a little bun at the top is a super adorable wash-n-go hairstyle for a little angel.

Box Braids for Shoulder Length Hair

Box Braids for Shoulder Length Hair
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Looking for a way to add a little fun to your angel’s braided pieces? This look is a definite head-turner with bright beads and cute ringlets formed towards the tip.

Box Braids with Beads

Box Braids with Beads
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Bored with the usual box braids for kids that are straight-down rows? Try this side-swept pattern decorated with cute accessories and your little girl will surely feel like she can take on the world.

Medium Bob Braids

Medium Bob Braids
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Add a tad bit more fun on her pleats with a splash of pink! Plus a half up-half down hairstyle to tie the look together!

Cute Box Braids for a 3 Year Old

Cute Box Braids for a 3 Year Old
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Is your little princess getting more active by the day? Keep her hair and face neat with this lovable look. Her cuteness won’t be compromised!

For Kids Around 8 Year Old

Box Braids for an 8 Year Old
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Keep your little girl’s mane looking playful with a healthy-looking hair that’s really easy to maintain even for young girls. Long pieces let you play with different colorful accessories that can make everyday hair-styling super fun!

Big Braids

Q&A with style creator, Savanna Finley
Protective Style Specialist @ SheSlay Beauty Bar in Chicago, IL

How would you describe this look?

This is a fun, simple look that’s ideal for our active girls. I love how versatile this style is. It can be worn as a sporty, fun look with the braids hanging for the pony – or the loose braids can be wrapped into a nice bun for simple elegance! Kids box braids are supposed to be all about fun.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Like most protective styles, the feed-in braided pony is very low maintenance. It does not require the use of any additional products – with an exception to oil if/when needed and minimal edge control. This style is ideal for an active lifestyle or an eventful time period such as family or summer vacation where access to regular salon or rituals may be limited. This style is ideal for individuals with medium to extremely thick, coarse hair. Use of a silk wrap at night will preserve this style.

Crochet Braids

Crochet Box Braids
Instagram @baesbossbraids

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Howard
Licenced / Master Cosmetologist @ Bae’s Boss Braids in Vidalia, GA


How would you describe this look?

These are crochet “goddess box braids” by FreeTress Hair. These are medium-sized single braids that have a curl at the end. They are very soft and flexible. Installing these beautiful braids are quick and easy and can be installed on any hair type. Installation can take 45 minutes to an hour.

First, you will braid/cornrow your natural hair down to your scalp. Second you would attach the crochet to those braids/cornrows using a crochet hook designed specifically for installing crochet hair. That’s it you’re done!

What I like most about these crochets is that they’re versatile. You can wear them all down or all up into a ponytail. You can even be creative and style as desired.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Crochet installs usually last 4-6 weeks with proper installation and maintenance. I suggest that you apply moisturizer to your scalp at least twice a week throughout the duration of the install. This is to ensure that your natural hair doesn’t dry out and cause breakage. Be sure to cover crochets before going to bed with a satin head wrap/bonnet to prevent frizz. Uncover in the morning, style and go!

These Crochet Goddess Box Braids are great for girls of all ages. Great for those active in sports and very convenient for those who just don’t have the time to do hair in the morning before work or school.

Jumbo Box Braids

Q&A with style creator, Tatianna Donaldson
Hairstylist @ Tati’s Place in Appleton, WI


How would you describe this look?

It’s a fun stylish trendy hairstyle, and it’s quick to put in and take out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s super carefree in my opinion. This is my daughter and she swims and does sports with no problem. We don’t even wrap it before bed.

Triangle Braids

Q&A with style creator, Angel B. Williams
Owner & Stylist @ Earnestly Natural Hair Care in Cary, NC


How would you describe this look?

This is truly a client favorite! I have become adept in styling this creative spin on a popular protective style. This style is aesthetically pleasing and promotes self-expression in a polished way. My favorite qualities about this hairstyle are its versatility and the fact that it’s extremely low maintenance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For parents looking for box braids for kids that are low maintenance, this one should definitely be at the top of the list. This style can be managed with extreme ease. Get a consultation prior to service to determine the best length and size based on the density of their hair. I recommend my client keep their scalps clean using a scalp elixir such as the Rosemary Mint spray by Influance Hair Care.