30 Red Box Braids Styles
Box braids are timeless, versatile, and stylish. There are so many ways to wear box braids: the possibilities almost seem endless. Box braids are the perfect protective style because they allow you to easily wash and care for your natural hair and scalp while still giving your hair a break from daily styling and manipulation. One of the perks of a style like box braids is that it gives you the freedom to experiment with different hair colors without dying your natural hair. There are many colors to choose from but red box braids always seem to be in style.
1Red Box Braids
Box braids get their name from the box-shaped parts that are used to divide the hair into sections to make individual braids. They can be done with or without adding synthetic braiding hair, but the latter option is more popular for several reasons: adding braiding hair can help better protect your natural hair, gives you more length to play with, and helps keep the braids looking smooth and neat longer. And of course, adding braiding hair allows you to temporarily change your hair color. Red is a great color that compliments many different skin tones. Whether you want a vibrant red or something darker and more understated, red box braids are a great way to play around with color.
2Red Box Braids Size And Length
You can choose to make your box braids small, medium-sized, or large. As far as length, you can make them short, medium-length, or long. Medium-sized box braids (braids that are about the size of a pencil) are a popular choice because they can withstand the weight of added hair pretty well; they’re also easy to wash and style. Large or chunky box braids tend to put the least amount of stress on your roots because they use larger sections of hair but they can be harder to wash and style. Micro braids put the most tension on your hair, so if you choose to go with this size, try to opt for shorter braids and don’t leave them in for too long.
Box braids offer a ton of styling versatility, and the pop of color that comes with red box braids pretty much guarantees that no style will ever be boring. Medium-length and long box braids can easily be styled into ponytails, buns, and updos. Even short box braids can be styled in a variety of ways, especially with the help of accessories like beads and cords. Box braids are a great, low-maintenance protective styling choice. If you’re looking for some hairstyle inspiration, here are 30 red box braids styles.
4Ultra Long Red Box Braids
These deep red box braids are an ideal size and length if you want styling versatility. You can style them in a ponytail, bun, or a simple half up half down high ponytail like the one pictured here.
5Red Box Braids With Gold Beads
Gold beads compliment the gorgeous bright red color of these box braids, creating a really nice contrast. These braids look great styled with a simple middle part, but they’re long enough for plenty of other styles as well.
6Dark Red Jumbo Box Braids
These dark red/burgundy box braids are a great choice if you want a more understated shade of red. The size of the braids puts less tension on your roots, which is essential for a successful protective style.
7Bright Red Box Braids With Half Up High Bun
These bright red box braids are a great choice if you want a bold, head-turning color. They look great styled into a half up high bun style, like the one pictured here.
8Medium-Sized Wine Colored Box Braids
What’s not to love about these gorgeous wine colored box braids? This style is perfect if you like chunkier braids and darker shades of red.
9Red Box Braids High Bun With Swoop Bangs
These pretty red box braids are styled into a chic high bun. Side-swept bangs put a twist on the classic high bun, giving this style a sophisticated edge.
10Chunky Red and Black Box Braids
Two-toned braids are always a nice way to find that happy medium between trying a new color and matching your braids to your natural hair color. These red and black box braids give you the best of both worlds.
11Dark Red Box Braids High Ponytail
These pretty red box braids look great pulled up into a slightly off-center high ponytail. You can easily go from day to night with this look.
12Red Box Braids Jumbo Braid
These long red box braids are styled into a single chunky side braid that hangs over one shoulder.
13Classic Red Box Braids
In the 90s, box braids this size became known as Poetic Justice braids after Janet Jackson made them popular in the film of the same name. A pretty shade of red puts a spin on classic Poetic Justice braids.
14Red Box Braids With Double Buns
Double buns are always a fun styling choice, no matter how you might be currently wearing your hair. This look is a great way to show off the styling versatility of box braids.
15Chunky Red Box Braids High Bun
These chunky red box braids are styled into a chic half-up high bun style. Because of their size, you’ll likely need the help of a few hairpins to help keep the braids in place.
16Bob Length Red Box Braids
Bob-length box braids are a great choice if you want a lightweight, low-maintenance protective style. These bright red box braids are incredibly chic and stylish.
17Red Box Braids High Bun
These gorgeous red box braids are styled into a neat high bun. This is a classic look that never gets old.
18Multi-Sized Red Box Braids
These braids have a strikingly seamless look because the natural hair has also been dyed red. A single chunky braid in the center of the head and gold beads give this style a really unique look.
19Red Box Braids Pigtails
Pigtails aren’t just for kids: they’re also a great, fun way to style your box braids and show off that gorgeous red color.
20Long Red Box Braids With Gold Beads
This style is yet another example of how well red and gold go together. Gold beads are used to accent and accessorize these beautiful red box braids.
21Red Box Braids Halo Braid
These dark red box braids are styled in one large halo braid that circles the head. This is a unique, gorgeous way to style box braids, though you may need a little help to achieve this look if you are a novice at braiding.
22Dark Red Ombre Box Braids
If you don’t want to commit to all-red box braids, consider ombre colored braids like these. This look gives you the option to show off (or conceal) as much of that red color as you wish.
23Bright Red Chunky Box Braids
These box braids are sure to turn heads with their chunky size and vibrant red color. This is a great look for those who prefer larger braids.
24Red Box Braids With Side Part
The great thing about box braids is that you don’t have to style them every day if you don’t want to. They look great left down with a simple side part.
25Deep Red Box Braids High Ponytail
A high ponytail is another great way to style box braids. This style allows the braids to frame your face nicely and it only takes a couple minutes to achieve this look.
26Deep Red Box Braids With Beads
These pretty box braids are embellished with a few gold beads which help bring out the braids’ deep red color.
27Chunky Red Box Braids Half Up Half Down
A half up half down style is a great way to wear braids of any length, but it works especially well for these bright red, chunky red box braids.
28Side Swept Red Box Braids
This simple side-swept style is a great, easy way to wear box braids. This look has a casual but sophisticated feel to it.
29Red Box Braids With Half Up High Bun
These hip-length red braids are accented with gold beads and styled into a half up high bun for a cute, ultra-modern look.
30Large Red Box Braids
If you can’t decide between pencil-sized and chunky braids, these large red box braids might be just right for you because their size falls right in between.
31Half Pulled Back Chunky Red Box Braids
This half pulled back style creates a sleek, sophisticated look while showing off the gorgeous deep red color of the braids.
32High Bun With Tendrils
This cute high bun leaves two braids out in the front, forming tendrils that frame your face. Add a couple beads to the braids for a little extra pizzaz.
33Red Micro Box Braids
They take a long time to install and they can put too much tension on your roots if you’re not careful, but there’s no denying the beauty of micro braids.