Boxer Braids: The Hairstyle We’re ALL Obsessed With

There’s one hairstyle that’s been cropping up ALL over our instagram feeds recently, yep you guessed it, those much-loved boxer braids.

The school girl-chic plaits have built up a pretty strong celeb following with everyone from Zendaya to Hailey Baldwin (and even little North West) rocking them.


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We can totally see the appeal, not only is it the perfect hairstyle to hide greasy locks and tame curly or afro hair, but the polished do’ is also a great option for the gym – bye-bye frizzy baby hairs!


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It’s not just A-listers that are giving the look a go, just this week we spied boxer braids on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week (Kim K would be oh-so proud). 

Models were sent down the runway at Creatures of the Wind’s AW16/17 show, with the twin plaits – officially cementing the hairstyle’s IT status…

> Creatures of the Wind showcased boxer braids at NYFW

So what’s the difference between boxer braids and regular braids? Well boxer braids sit on top of the hair (like a dutch plait), but they are pulled tight like cornrows, and tend to start as close to the hairline as poss, in order to tame even those little baby hairs.

> LOOK tried boxer braids, thanks to the Express Kardashian braid bar!

 

If you fancy giving the look a go we’d recommend straightening your hair first, after all if your locks are sleek they’ll be much easier to plait into super-smooth braids. Add a little finishing gloss like Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil (£11.50), through the lengths to minimise the appearance of any frizz or flyways. If you want to cheat a little extra length it’s a great idea to add in some extensions first.


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We say it’s time to give boxer braids a go, here are a few of our other favourite a-listers rocking the new IT do…

> Karlie Kloss arrives at Tophop Unique AW16 rocking the IT do

> Little North West looks cute-as-can be with her braids

 

> Katy Perry recently stepped out with the cool-girl trend

> Hailey Baldwin does boxer braids like a pro

> Kylie Jenner follows in her sister’s hairstyle steps

> Rita Ora rocks boxer braids with added pearls – love!

> Perrie Edwards and Neelam Gill have been rocking the oh-so cute do’

> Leona Lewis looks ah-mazing with her boxer braids

> Our girl crush, Zendaya, has been getting in on the boxer braid action


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