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.

1. This Half-Up, Scrunchied Ponytail

2. These '90s-Inspired Pigtails

3. This Gold Cuffed and Coiled Bun

4. This Sleek Fountain Ponytail

5. This Ultra-Violet Rope Braid

6. This Half-Up Bun with Beaded Ends

7. This Wired and Cuffed Lob

8. This Piled and Threaded Bun

9. This Pulled-Back Half-Ponytail

10. This Jumbo Twisted Knot

11. This High Bun with Long Beaded Layers

Ruby Buddemeyer
Ruby Buddemeyer

Ruby was the beauty editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covered beauty across print and digital. Her work has appeared on The Zoe Report, Fashionista, and StyleCaster. Follow her on Instagram.