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.
Ashley Featherson is giving us all of the African queen vibes with her spin on braided boxes complete with filigree and gold thread.
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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.
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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.
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.
Two Ponytails & Chill
Amandla Stenberg gave the half-up, half-down style the ultimate upgrade by using neon braiding hair and doubling the ponytails.
Jessica Williams is a box braid pro 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.
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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.
Up-Do With A Twist
Tessa Thompson can do no wrong, and her green-tinted front braid is everything that's right in this world.
Half Up, Half Down
Although the half-up, half-down look is fairly old school, Elaine Welteroth looks so fly rocking it, we couldn't help but add sis to the line-up.
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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