For many black women, box braids are an amazing protective hairstyle. Whether you are looking to grow out your hair or just protect your natural tresses, they are so versatile. In the 90’s, stars like Janet Jackson and Jada Pinkett Smith brought box braids to the mainstream and today it has seen an update thanks to stars like Zoe Kravitz, Beyonce and Amandla Stenberg.
But we can’t all be movie stars, right? So if you are looking for some real life inspiration, check out the gorgeous girls of Instagram with their inspiring braided hairstyles. From jumbo twists to colorful shades ranging from purple to pink, there is no limit. Style the looks with an elegant bun or cut it short. Look below to see fourteen box braid hairstyles below.