Making it to work in one piece is hard enough when you stayed up too late binge watching How to Get Away With Murder. #nojudgement. But add 100-degree weather and humid conditions, and you’ve got yourself a bad case of frizz that’s far from manageable. So what’s a girl boss to do when the heat is killer but there are only a precious few minutes to spare before go time? That’s where the boxer braid hairstyle comes into play. Whether you have long bountiful curls or a short-and-sweet lob, this tomboy-friendly ‘do is the anti frizz hair trick you need in your life ASAP. See how nine Instababes are rocking the trend below.
1. French Braids: Amp up any ensemble, from your workout duds to your boardroom best, with two neatly braided plaits. Recreate the look with two French braids secured with clear plastic wraps for a tight, structured style.
2. Short and Pretty: Short-haired girls, rejoice! This too-cute ‘do is stylish enough for your AM meeting. Bonus points for wearing it with straight, blunt bangs.
3. School-Girl Braids: Whoever said pigtails were for kids had obviously never seen this style. Pair these put-together braids with your go-to power suit for major I-got-this vibes.
4. Summer Strands: In case you haven’t noticed, this ‘do is super versatile, perfect for corporate gigs and beach days alike. On casual Fridays, wear the style with a summery frock and fun sunnies, then rock your braids the next day when you’re bummin’ on the sand with your girls.
5. Messy Braids: Embrace your flyaways by loosely braiding your hair like this fashion blogger. Kick the look up a notch with a berry lip and bold-and-beautiful brows.
6. Minimalist Boxer: Let your highlights shine by braiding your strands into two tight plaits. Strut a bare face for simple-yet-chic vibes and a decidedly HR-approved look.
7. Sleek Braids: After-work drinks are a must when you’re rocking these stylish braids. Apply hair serum and separate your hair down the middle for a sleek and shiny finish.
8. Throwback Chic: Incorporate an age-old trend into your ’90s look with a choker and a column dress. Working with a stricter dress code? Play it safe by adding a structured blazer to the mix.
9. Tomboy Style: Looking for a slightly edgier take on this look? Take your ‘do to the next level by tugging pieces of your braids to achieve extra volume.
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