Do you always choose long braids and now want a change? Or maybe you are looking for a completely new hairstyle? If so, this is the place to be. We have put together 23 of the most beautiful short box braid hairstyles. You will find cute bobs, accessorized braids, updos and more. There are also some cool color ideas too. Any one of these hairstyles will look amazing and with the summer approaching fast, it is the perfect time to try a new, shorter style. So, take a look! You won’t be able to choose your favorite as you will love them all!
1. CHIC SHORT BOX BRAIDS BOB
First up we have this chic braided bob. The hair has been styled into a side part and features simple and trendy box braids in a length that sits just below the chin. These braids are easy to wear and they will suit everyone. You can recreate this look or try using thicker braids, you can try different hair colors too.
2. BURGUNDY TRIANGLE BRAIDS
If you are starting to get a little bored of your hair then you can try something trendy like this! For this look the hair is styled into chunky braids with triangle partings. The braids are also a beautiful color too. This is a unique and stunning hairstyle that will make you stand out from the crowd. Try a similar style to this or you can try triangle part braids in a natural color. Either way, your hair will look amazing. Down below is the full video tutorial by Kersti Pitre. Make sure to check it out! Hair used: RastAfriBraid.
3. HALF UP, HALF DOWN BRAIDS
Just because your braids are short it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on stylish updos. You can create beautiful hairstyles with short braids and here is a great example. These braids have a length that sits just above the shoulders. Half of the braids are loose and half are styled into a high bun. As you can see, the braids look amazing in the bun and a style like this will suit every face shape.
4. CHUNKY SHORT BOB
Next, we have a super stylish hair idea to show you. This is a jumbo box braid bob. It is a simple and beautiful hairstyle that will look amazing for any occasion. Recreate this style for an easy to wear bob or you can jazz it up by adding braids in different colors or by adding accessories.
5. BOLD BLUE BRAIDS
Looking for a bolder hairstyle to try? Then you need to check out this next look. The hair is braided into chunky box braids with funky partings. Some of the braids have electric blue hair weaved into them and one braid is accessorized with a blue cord too. This is a vibrant hairstyle that is perfect for the ladies that want to make a statement. Recreate the beautiful blue look or try a color of your choice.
6. CHIN LENGTH BOX BRAIDS BOB
Bobs can be created in different lengths and thicknesses. A stylish length you should consider trying is chin length. This bob is a beautiful example. The hair is styled into box braids and they end just under the chin. As you can see, this creates a chic and trendy hairstyle. You can recreate the accessorized version or try simple braids without the cord.
7. ACCESSORIZED BOX BRAIDS
You can glam up any braided hairstyle with hair cuffs. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. Here we have a braided long bob that has been styled with lots of gold hair cuffs. The accessories are so stylish and make the classic braided bob look unique. You can buy hair cuffs online and you can choose from different colors and styles. Learn how to revamp your long box braids into these short ones with the help of Tommie’s YouTube tutorial down below.
8. SIDE SWEPT BOX BRAID BOB
The next hairstyle we have to show you is so stylish and beautiful. Here we have a box braid bob where the braids have been swept to one side. By having all the braids styled this way, you get a chic and glam look. A hairstyle like this can be worn for any occasion and it will keep you looking trendy every day.
9. SHORT RED BOX BRAIDS
Another cool way to make your hair stand out from the crowd is by choosing stylish a hair color just like this. This braided style features stunning red box braids and it is finished off with gold accessories. The hair would look fabulous with just the red color but the gold accessories compliment the color perfectly. Red braids like these will suit everyone and you can recreate this shade or go for a lighter or darker tone.
10. CUTE BRAIDED BOB
Next, we have a cute and chic bob. For this look, the hair is parted on the side and it is braided into beautiful box braids. The bob is finished off with glam gold hair cords. It is just a super stylish bob that is easy to wear. Recreate this look or add your own accessories to make the bob unique to you.
11. JUMBO SHORT BOX BRAIDS
Want to try something new and stylish? Then why not choose short braids like these! For this hairstyle, the hair is styled into jumbo box braids where one half of the braids are black and the other half are a dark burgundy shade. By using a bold color on only half of the braids, it creates a unique and trendsetting look – perfect for spring and summer. You can recreate this or you can use any colors of your choice.
12. BRAIDED BOB WITH SIDE PART
Our next idea is another easy to wear and chic bob. Here we have chunky box braids that have a side part and a length that goes just past the shoulders. Each of the braids is finished off with a gold hair cuff. A bob like this will suit everyone and it will make you look glam for any occasion.
13. BLACK AND BROWN SHORT BRAIDS
Love the funky hair color ideas? Then you need to check out this next style. This long bob features box braids in two different colors. Some of the braids are black and the others a beautiful light brown shade. The color combination is gorgeous and they compliment each other perfectly. Recreate this look or try any color combo.
14. CUTE HAIRSTYLE IDEA
Earlier in the post we shared a hair idea where half the hair was styled into a bun. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. This hairstyle features an elegant half updo. Half of the braids are loose and the other half are styled up. It is just a pretty and easy to wear hairstyle that will mix up your look.
15. LONG BOB WITH THIN BOX BRAIDS
Next, we have another long bob that looks effortlessly stylish. This hairstyle features classic box braids with a length that goes just past the shoulders. It is a beautiful hair idea that will suit everyone. Keep it simple like this or you can add accessories to jazz up the hair. You can also try a bold hair color for the upcoming warmer months.
16. GLAM BOB BRAIDS
Want to glam up your look? Then a braided style like this is just what you need. The hair is styled into beautiful box braids with a side part. Each braid is finished off with a gold hair cuff too. The actual hairstyle is quite simple but the gold cuffs really jazz it up and give it a chic look. Recreate this or add beads instead of hair cuffs.
17. COPPER BRAIDS
Our next hair idea is so trendy! For this look, the hair is styled into copper box braids with a center parting. We love the color used as it gives the finished hairstyle a cool and edgy look. Hair like this is perfect for someone who has been bored of their hair and wants to try something new.
18. JUMBO BRAIDS WITH CORDS AND ACCESSORIES
The next hairstyle we have to show you is perfect for those who love to accessorize! Here we have a long bob with jumbo box braids. The braids are finished off with cords, cuffs and a unique charm too. This is just an amazing example of the hairstyles that you can create with accessories. Try something similar to this or try adding your own beads, cuffs and cords to create your own stylish box braids.
19. SUPER SHORT BRAIDED BOB
Love short bobs? Then you need to see this next style. Here we have a box braid bob with a length that sits just below the chin. It is such a cute and trendy hairstyle! Recreate this bob for a simple look or try a similar bob in a different color to jazz up the style. A bob like this will look amazing on everyone.
20. THIN BOX BRAIDS BOB
Next, we have another updo idea to share with you. This box braid bob is another half style. Half the braids are loose and the other half are put up into two cute buns also known as space buns. This is a pretty and unique hairstyle. Something like this will be perfect for the summer and for fun events like festivals.
21. SIMPLE SHORT BOX BRAID STYLE
Looking for a bob that is simple but super chic? Then this is for you. Here we have a short box braid bob. The bob is effortlessly stylish and it will give you a glam look everyday for any occasion. Recreate this or you can have similar braids with a shorter length. Either way, a bob like this will look stunning.
22. CHUNKY BRAIDED BOB WITH HAIR CUFFS
Our next idea shows another trendy style that is accessorized with hair cuffs. This is a long bob with a side part and chunky braids. The bob is finished off with gold hair cuffs. As you can see, it is a cool and easy way to jazz up your hair. Recreate this or try a similar style with a different type of cuff.
23. SHORT CROCHET BOX BRAIDS
The last hair idea we have to show you is this unique and creative style. This is a long bob with chunky, crochet braids and it is beautifully styled with cords, colorful hair ties and hair cuffs. We love the different colored elastics because it gives the hairstyle a bold look. It is an easy way to bring your personality to your hair. Try a braided style like this or use elastic hair ties in your favorite color.
We hope you have found a short braided hairstyle to try! For more short braided looks, make sure to check out our other article here.