Trend Alert: Boxer Braids

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Feb 19, 2016
Trend Alert: Boxer Braids

The boxer braids have been flooding our Instagram feeds ever since Kim Kardashian started wearing them a few months ago. Boxer braids have been the signature hairstyle for female boxers for years, see Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, but this year in particular they are blowing up. Beyonce wore them in her epic Formation music video, Kylie Jenner at NYFW, and Kim Kardashian has recently been spotted practically everywhere wearing boxer braids.

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And of course the queen of everything, Queen Bey ?

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Here is a step by step guide on how to do your own boxer braids:

Step 1: Create a middle part, from the top of your head to the nape of your neck

Step 2: Divide your hair into two sections (like you are doing school girl pig tails)

Step 3: Take a small section at the top of your head and divide that into three sections and start to braid, putting the outside strands under the middle strand, creating a top braid

Step 4: Then you start adding in strands of hair to your original two outside strands as you go (keep the new strands about the same width as your originals)

Step 5: Keep repeating this until you run out of hair. And then do the other side.

Step 6: Spritz some hairspray to keep all your hard work in place and to remove any fly away hairs.

For a more in depth tutorial, watch celebrity hairstylist Sunnie Brook’s below.