Please Gaze Upon These 11 Ridiculously Pretty Box Braids Styles

Hear that? Your next hairstyle is calling.

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If you've been waiting for the right time to get the protective hairstyle of your dreams, we're about to drop 11 inspo-worthy reasons that there's no better time than this very moment to give your hair some much-needed love. Ahead, we rounded up the prettiest (and attainable!) box braid styles taking over our Instagram feeds right now, including a blunt, middle-parted lob and a sky-high bun with gold cuffs. But be warned: Settling on just *one* way to style your braids will be fairly impossible.

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1 This Half-Up, Scrunchied Ponytail

I’m in a whole notha lane

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5 This Ultra-Violet Rope Braid

My face says I know something you don't know🌻 #naturallycandace

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8 This Piled and Threaded Bun

Too much yellow?

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11 This High Bun with Long Beaded Layers

How gorgeous is @sonyapembe 😫

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