Please Gaze Upon These 11 Ridiculously Pretty Box Braids Styles

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If you've been waiting for the right time to get the protective hairstyle (opens in new tab) 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

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2. These '90s-Inspired Pigtails

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3. This Gold Cuffed and Coiled Bun

4. This Sleek Fountain Ponytail

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5. This Ultra-Violet Rope Braid

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6. This Half-Up Bun with Beaded Ends

7. This Wired and Cuffed Lob

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8. This Piled and Threaded Bun

9. This Pulled-Back Half-Ponytail

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10. This Jumbo Twisted Knot

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11. This High Bun with Long Beaded Layers

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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.