Out of the ring and onto the streets, boxer braids are the new allies for your busy lifestyle, no fuss required. Making a big impact on your Instagram feed, we can’t help but approve of this fiercely femme, workout-ready look.
Spotted on Victoria Secret model Shanina Shaik, trend-setter Katy Perry, and even Nike Master Trainer Kirsty Godso, boxer braids are Hollywood’s new favourite style. Tough enough for your next sweaty circuit and chill enough for a coffee date, these babies will have you covered to make it through the day looking fab.
Thicker than your average braid, this ‘do’ is fairly easy to achieve and keeps your hair in check all day long. Even better, it suits every hair type.
Boxer braids how-to:
- Spritz a little dry shampoo to your roots, flip your hair upside down and then use your fingers to blend the product through your hair. This will create a fuller feel.
- Part your hair down the middle and begin braiding as tightly as possible from the roots at the top of your head, going slowly to make sure the strands are tight.
- Finish with hairspray to keep hair in place and banish stubborn flyways.
Still struggling? Have a look at this video for a visual guide.
There are endless ways to rock this style, from the classic workout look that’s tight from head to tip or the more fluid, half-ponytail hybrid that keeps things easy with a bit of volume.
Whether you’re running errands or running track, we’ve rounded up our favourite styles for some inspiration for you to lace up.