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.

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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.

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Don't mess 😝👊🏽💥 Yesterday these remixed double Dutch meets cornrow boxer braids I tried took me from brunch 🍴 to a girl date with my love miss @nicolebaguirre 👯 who was visiting, to the gym 💪🏽, to pasta with @parisisms (to cancel out the gym 😂I suppose 🙈) … and beyond✨ (with some super sparkly sessions of working from home in-between🤓)! I always thought my hair was too short for them, until I saw my blogger bestie Olivia (@corporatecatwalk) rocking them for a work out! The after seeing Sarah of @bwofbrooklyn sport a version for brunch on Saturday,the I HAD to give them a whirl I made it my own by doing double Dutch braids (not french) so I could pancake them out to create the illusion of fullness! 💁🏽 Catch the full look & yesterday's "getting ready with me" on snap 👻 XOCOURTNEYQUINN /// #colormebraids #boxerbraids #eyelashes #thinkpink /// FYI calling these Dutch cornrow and boxing braids because they're kind of a diy hybrid. When I asked hair girl braiding my hair a few weeks back what to call them, she suggested kick boxing braids ✌🏽️ a follower suggested they are also called cornrow braids, although technically there's a difference between Dutch braids, cornrow braids & French braids - mine are Dutch a Cornrow combo that I kind of made up cause I don't really know how to braid the right way 🙈 I just make it up and tweek things to make work for my hair so thought I would share 💥 For the record I'm not a professionally trained hairstylist, I make up names for my outfits & styles to help describe them to you guys so you can learn and am in no way trying to rename a hair style 🤗

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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.

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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.

How do you style your boxer braids? Show us by tagging us on Instagram!