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Upgrade Your Box Braids With These 10 Celebrity-Inspired Styles
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Upgrade Your Box Braids With These 10 Celebrity-Inspired Styles

Nothing is more sacred to a Black woman than a fresh set of individuals.

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Now that you've canceled your meetings for the day, called out of work, and sat in your stylist's chair for more than six hours, your box braids are complete and you can give your Instagram-feed the Poetic Justice vibes it's been needing; but we all know that after a week or two, we're ready to free our tresses from their shackles and move on to a new style. To remedy this problem, we've searched the internet far and wide and compiled a list of ways to upgrade your traditional box braids into a whole masterpiece.

Nothing is more sacred to a Black woman than a fresh set of individuals and xoNecole is here to provide you with the perfect guide to how you can hook yours up just in time for the holiday season.

Here's a list of some of our favorite celebrity-inspired box braid styles that gives this old school hairstyle a modern makeover.

1.Ashley Blaine Featherson

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Ashley Blaine Featherson gave her box braid style a throwback feel by opting to put it into a half ponytail styled to the side.

2.Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji achieved full queen status at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards this year and adorned her braided crown with a gold headband.

3.Teyonah Parris

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Teyonah Parris rocked this embellished box braid look in 2016 and it still hasn't gone out of style. Level up your look from simple to sophisticated by adding a floral element to your braided ponytail.

4.Skai Jackson

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This braided bow makes 17-year-old actress Skai Jackson look wise beyond her years, so it's sure to help you get your grown and sexy energy all the way together and you can learn exactly how to accomplish this style here.

5.Amandla Stenberg

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Amandla Stenberg gave her braids the ultimate upgrade by implementing different hues of blue braiding hair.

6.Jessica Williams

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Jessica Williams is a pro at box braids and proves that this look is perfect for days when you're prepared to let your jewelry and makeup be the stars of the show.

7.Danai Gurira

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Danai Gurira is always giving us the natural hair inspo we didn't know we needed, and this threaded box braid up-do is no exception.

8.Tessa Thompson

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Tessa Thompson can do no wrong, and her braids are everything that's right in this world.

9.Amandla Stenberg

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Queen of rocking braids on the red carpet, Amandla Stenberg stuns again, this time with an asymmetrical box braid bob. We couldn't help but add sis to the line-up.

10.Bantu Braids

Jessica Williams came through with the come through yet again with this Bantu braided style that we can't wait to try this winter.

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