Only a few short months ago, the term “boxer braids” was not even in our vocabulary, and yet that feels like a lifetime ago. Now, boxer braids have become a cool girl staple—the It braid you need in your hairstyle repertoire. There’s only one issue: they’re not exactly intuitive. How many times have you started with the intention of creating boxer braids, and halfway through realised you’re actually just French braiding. No more. We called in the LA’s most in demand hair guru, Anh Co Tran (he’s the one responsible for those perfectly imperfect beach waves you see all over Instagram) to show precisely how it’s done—step by step. And we spared no detail.
Scroll through to see how easy it is to do boxer braids!
Using Bobby Pins ($3), pin the ends of each braid into the braid it’s lined up next to. Insert the pin down, away from your face—the pin should go into the braid so you don’t see it.
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Credits: Hair: Anh Co Tran, Makeup: Stacey Tan, Photographer: Paley Fairman, Model: Ali Collier, Produced by Clique Studio