When it comes to protective styles, box braids are a classic go-to for many of us looking for a way to switch up our look without compromising our hair health. They are versatile and stylish and make for an incredibly easy way to give your hair a break from daily styling and manipulation. Need some inspiration? I’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling to see pictures of the best box braids for black women, plus some helpful tips and tricks you can use to make sure your new braids are always looking stunning.
What Are Box Braids?
Box braids are a great protective style for African-American women. They’re divided into small sections, or “boxes.” Each section is braided with an extension of hair, usually synthetic. Plus, they last for weeks and are easy to maintain. So, if you’re looking for a stylish, low-maintenance look, box braids might be perfect!
Are Box Braids Bad for Your Hair?
If you’re considering box braids styles, keeping hair health in mind is important. While they look stunning, box braids for women can put tension on your hair and scalp if not done properly. Using natural hair extensions is also important, as synthetic extensions can dry out and damage your hair. To keep your hair healthy while wearing box braids, moisturize your scalp, protect the ends of your hair, and don’t leave them in for more than 8-10 weeks. It would be best to wash your box braids every two to three weeks. To get the best results, having a professional braider or stylist install them is best. With the right care and caution, box braids can be a beautiful way to wear your hair.
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#1: Crochet Box Braids
Try crochet box braids for a fresh and unique look. This style is perfect for those who want to add texture and dimension to their hair. And you don’t need to commit to long-term extensions. To get such braid hairstyles, ask your braider to use a crochet hook when creating the plaits with synthetic or natural hair. Ensure you communicate exactly what type of braid pattern you want. Tell your braider the size of each braid, too. This will ensure that your desired outcome is achieved!
#2: Medium Sized Box Braids with Curls
If you’re stuck between braids and curls, why not get both? Ask for medium-sized box braids with curls. Ask your braider for Gypsy curls instead of Bohemian curls. But only if you want to achieve a far more full look with curls throughout and curly ends. Getting medium-sized braids with medium-sized partings will certainly help with braid weight management. Have some fun with cuffs and different hair accessories to style.
#3: Long Neat Box Braids
For an easy approach to a protective style, consider getting long neat box braids. Ladies can appreciate the simplicity of neat box parting and braids consistent in size. For thicker braids, ask your braider to add more braid hair for a fuller look.
#4: Trendy Box Braids with Tendril Curls
Take part in the newest trend rocking box braids with tendril curls. The unique slender curl on the ends resembles much of a Shirley Temple curl in how the curl pattern twirls. The curls can easily be achieved on straw or flex rods. Be careful not to overlap the ends when wrapping. It will deliver a slightly different curl pattern.
#5: Bohemian Box Braid Style
A popular protective style among youth black women is the Bohemian box braid style. They’re fluid in voluminous curls and movement. These box braids for black women creatively combine loose curls and individual braids. I suggest using 100% human hair for the curls to maintain longevity. Manage upkeep with product and heat as needed.
#6: Blonde Mini Box Braids for Women with Lighter Skin
Stop contemplating hair color choices within your next braid style. Try blonde mini-box braids if you’re a woman with lighter skin. Brighter skin tones compliment lighter blonde shades. As all skin tones are gorgeous, the popular blonde color 613 is quite eye-catching because of how light it is. 613 melts into a lighter skin tone and adds radiance. Mini in size and straight with no curl, these box braids allow the blonde to make the biggest statement.
#7: Neat Box Braids with Rings and Cuffs
Neat box braids with rings and cuffs will always be an option for the youthful and creative woman. You have endless possibilities in styling choices with your box braids. Add cuffs, rings, hair string, beads, or other accessories. While standard box braids can often be done at home, I advise seeking a professional braider. Especially if neatness is a quality at the top of your list. This way, your natural hair is tucked, parts are crisper, and the style lasts longer.
#8: Long Gypsy Box Braids with Baby Hairs
Get into these long Gypsy box braids with baby hairs designed heavily with Gen Z in mind. Often seeing more curls than braids distinguishes between bohemian and gypsy curls. The baby hairs gelled down along the hairline can be as wavy, thick, and long as you want. Think of these designs as a freestyle with your small tooth comb and baby brush.
#9: Half Up, Half Down Box Braids
A beautiful way to style your hair is in a half-up half-down box braids style. Have fun and creatively twist your braids in the top bun or use a sock to create the infamous chignon bun. This choice with these types of box braids is beneficial in distributing weight. Depending on how long or heavy the braids are, pulling some of them up helps pull some of the weight up without being top-heavy.
#10: Waist Length Box Braids with a Dark Brown Hair Color
An easy and quick braid style with some jazz is long bohemian knotless braids with color. Color combos with 30, 27, and 613 will bring warmth to your style because of their warm tones. To add some movement to your braid tresses, ask your braider for human hair waves throughout. Remember, human hair is always best for bohemian styles. This is because synthetic wavy hair can’t take heat or product. And thus, styling becomes a challenge sooner than later.
#11: Black Box Braids with Wavy Ends
A popular and versatile protective style to rock at any time and age are black box braids with wavy ends. The braids are individual-like locks. They can be pulled up, down, and styled into many creative styles. One of the best features is the ability to manipulate the ends because of the type of braid hair used. For wavy ends, you can braid the ends together and dip them in boiling water. If you want them straight again or change the curl pattern, re-dip them in hot water.
#12: Dark Brown Box Braids
A simple protective style for black women will always be dark brown box braids. Plaited at the base with precise square partings, this look can be done in the salon or at home. But only by those who know how to do 3 strand braids consistently. Box braiding styles have a wide range of versatility, so it’s not always the same look. Try ombre color combos to add some extra styling without switching up the technique.
#13: Medium to Large Box Braids
Medium to large box braids can be determined by the size of your actual braids or the size of the plaited sections. While box braids are a convenient hairdo, the weight can often play a part in what you can do with them. For a more lightweight style, ask your braider for larger parts with smaller braids. This way, you can easily pull up into a ponytail or bun and not feel top-heavy.
#14: Grey Asymmetrical Box Braid Bob
For the mature black woman who loves a neat set of braids, try a grey asymmetrical box braid bob. This look is low on maintenance, lightweight, and can last up to 8 weeks. Bobs are cute box braid hairstyles. This is because it adds a little more sophistication to your hairstyling. And all while still wearing a protective style over your natural hair.
#15: Mid-Length Box Braids with Ombre
Mid-length box braids with ombre color are a great option for those looking for a great hairstyle. This hairstyle works best for those with medium to long hair length. And it’s perfect for those who like to play with color combos. To keep your braids looking great, it’s important to clean but not over-wash them. And, ensure that they are dried properly after getting wet.
#16: Box Braids with Two Buns
Spice up your knotless box braids with this chic spin, featuring two buns and natural curly ends. This look is perfect for black girls who want a fun but functional hairstyle that can be dressed up or down. To get the best results, I suggest you start with clean, moisturized hair before braiding. Avoid leaving your braids in for too long to prevent damage. The best way to give your braids a touch of personality is by adding various hair accessories. Or, you can opt for different braid sizes.
#17: Stunning Box Braids with Teal Highlights
Looking to add some color to your box braids? Consider rocking box braids with teal highlights for a vibrant and unique look. To take the style up a notch, ask for the ends of your braids to be loose and curled with human hair for a boho look. This style works best for black women who want to add some dimension to their hair and stand out from the crowd. Remember to be aware of the health of your natural hair. Take out your braids after six to eight weeks to avoid any damage. Be sure to deep condition your hair before and after getting the braids. This will help to keep your strands healthy and strong.
#18: Stunning Purple Box Braids
Have some fun with color and wear stunning purple box braids. Box braid styles for women are notorious for being a simple “go-to” protective style. It’s because of their versatility and low maintenance. When the braids are installed, the key to getting color to pop is the tuck method. Ask for your natural hair to be tucked under the colored braid hair. That way, the color stands out and keeps your hair protected underneath.
#19: Chunky Box Braids with Ribbon Accents
The chunky box braids with ribbon accents and cuffs are an unexpected way to make a splash! This daring bob braid style is edgy on traditional box braid styles. It’s one of the best protective styles for oval, heart, and diamond face shapes. Ask your braider for a custom-tailored set of jumbo twists to add subtle dimension. And try to explore different hair strings and jewelry for added flair.
#20: Small Box Braids
These small box braidsare edgy and low-maintenance. One thing I like about this look is that it’s versatile. This style is perfect for a woman with many personalities, especially with extension hair. To keep up with this style, it’s best to wear a silk or satin scarf over the hair at night to ensure the style maintains neatness over time.
This style can last up to 4 weeks. I usually tell my clients only to wear these styles for up to four weeks. I’m all about keeping natural hair healthy. Also, all hair types can enjoy this look. However, the size of the braids may vary depending on the texture. You must consider the weight of the extension hair when adding. Lastly, an edge control product can be used on the front perimeter of the hairline to keep the finer hairs intact.
#21: Bright Blonde Box Braids
Bright blonde box braids are eye-catching and have a timeless braid style. Dating back to times in B.C., box braids have always been an iconic braid style for black women. Even with naturally dark hair, an excellent braider can tuck your hair completely under the braided hair to allow the blonde to show on its own. One of the best ways to maintain box braids is by washing them gently with soap and water and keeping your scalp moisturized.
#22: Relaxed Braids for Mid-Length Hair
Consider box braids for mid-length hair as an easy, low-maintenance style. I’ve found that these braided hairstyles are both flattering and versatile. Depending on how you accessorize, they can give you a chic bohemian vibe or a sophisticated edge. They’re best for those with thick strands of hair. The key to keeping these bohemian box braids fresh is to gently shampoo them once every two weeks and use light oil products to hydrate your scalp.
#23: Extra Long Box Braids
Extra-long box braids are an ideal choice for tall women. It’s best to have your braider taper the ends well so they can be easily pulled up into buns and ponytails. Remember that the longer the braids, the shorter you may look. So tall women and long braids will always be a winning look.
#24: Golden Long Braids with a High Bun
Try long golden braids with a high bun as a style choice with knotless braids. Knotless is a versatile style so that you can try endless style choices. Ask your braider to tuck your natural hair when getting these installed. Tucking will ensure that they last for at least a couple of months.
#25: Mid-Length Box Braids with Accessories
If you’re rocking a shaved side or have a ton of hair, mid-length box braids will always be a safe option. When wearing individuals, you can wear your hair in several different styles. Plus, you can keep them installed for up to 8 weeks. Remember to shampoo your box braids now and then to avoid product buildup.
#26: Braids for Long Hair
Box braids for long hair are a timeless braid style and are suitable for all ages. Because the knot at the base can add some weight over time, these are great box braids for black girls with healthy and full roots. You’ve seen box braids become knotless in recent years. But the knot at the base creates longevity and protection if you want a long-term braid style.
#27: Burgundy Box Braids
Burgundy box braids are a funky way to protect and style your hair simultaneously. These Rihanna-inspired red box braids are perfect for the summer (and all year!)
#28: Short Box Braids
Short box braids are perfect for those who can’t spend much time in the chair getting them installed. Styling options are limited, but you can still have fun with color combos and hair jewelry. For this shape, you’ll need to have your braider use synthetic Kanekalon hair. But only if it’s not flame retardant. This way, the ends can be sealed with heat and bent to give them shape.
#29: Twisted Long Box Braids
If you want a protective style that’s lightweight, get long spring twists for extra bounce. Installed with pre-curled crochet hair, the style can be done by your braider or at home if you have the patience. Because the hair is already twisted and curled, your 2 strand twists will last for several weeks. Keep in mind that this particular hair is synthetic. So avoid heat and product, using only a light shine spray from time to time.
#30: Ombre Box Braids
Ombre box braids are perfect for black women who want just enough pizazz to take it a step up from simple braids. Fortunately, there’s a growing number of ombre color combinations for braids. For warm skin tones, the ombre blend with 4/613 roots fading into solid 613 ends is a sure head-turner. It’s an ashy yet soft blend on black women with warm brown skin tones. Note that the synthetic hair can be dipped in boiling water for straight or curly ends. So you have flexibility in your style changes.
#31: Medium to Large Box Braids
I’ve found that medium to large box braids are an ideal choice to achieve a stylish and long-lasting look. They provide flattering coverage while allowing you to make a statement with your style. These braids can be the perfect solution when you need a protective hairstyle that will last for weeks. As an experienced hairstylist, my tip is to use smaller sections of hair when creating this look, as it will help ensure neatness and evenness throughout.
#32: Bold Box Braids with Pink Accents
Here’s a daring but subtle approach to protective styles. Consider bold box braids with pink accents for a surprise pop of color. If you want to add spunk, ask your braider to change the color of a few box braids in the back, side, or even front and center. Because it’s only a few braids, you can quickly change the color to match the rest of your braids when you’re ready.
#33: Poetic Justice Janet Jackson Inspired Braids
Even before the 1993 movie, black women rocked this cute Poetic Justice braids style. Represent the cult classic with another classic box braid style.
#34: Boxed Fishtail Braid
Even after having your intricate box braids, putting them all in one big braid is an easy trick to keep the hair all in one place.
#35: Box Braids Bun
This box braids style is a versatile and effortless style that can be pinned up for an elegant updo, or you can let it all hang down for a sassy, carefree look. My favorite style is to bun the top and let the back hang down for a combination of both looks, but the styles are endless for box braids. My favorite thing about it is its great protective style for natural hair. It is long-lasting (can be worn for up to 3 months) and, again, super versatile.
The healthiest way to install and maintain this protective style is to start with thoroughly cleaned, conditioned, and moisturized hair. Thoroughly detangle hair with a good leave-in conditioner or moisturizing cream. Try Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Hair Milk, Taliah Waajid Easy Herbal Comb Out, and Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In.
Maintain this style with an excellent moisturizing spray you can purchase or make yourself by adding water and your favorite oil (essential oils and conditioner) in a cheap spray bottle. Ideas for cocktail recipes are endless, and I recommend spraying the scalp and hair daily for maximum benefits.
This is one of many go-to protective styles that anyone can wear. Any face shape, hair type, or lifestyle can pull off this look. I recommend that the box braids be between jumbo to medium-sized as small and micro-sizes can contribute to breakage, especially for fine hair textures.
It is also essential to use an equal ratio of hair extensions to natural hair to minimize breakage. No one wants heavy braids! This protective style is great for the natural seeking a protective style to aid in length retention and for those seeking a low-maintenance, long-lasting tone.
#36: A-line Bob Box Braids
Consider an A-line bob box braids style. It gives you an edgy style with the lowest amount of at-home maintenance required. This is perfect for ladies who are continuously on the go and need their hair out of the way. This is designed for women with short hair, no longer than approximately 4 inches. Even though thebraids are short, you can still have fun with color combos and hair jewelry.
#37: 2 Toned Senegalese Twists
The perfect soft vacation style for black women is 2 tonedSenegalese twists. One of the softer yet precise techniques in braiding, this style is versatile in its styling. It looks great with multiple color combinations. Ask your braider for a 3 strand braid at the base before twisting. This has a stronger and more stable base to last longer instead of starting with a 2 strand twist. Senegalese twists aren’t the easiest technique. So be sure to seek an experienced braider if you want consistency in the braids.
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Which braids make you look younger? ›
Try a partial braid (like Blake Lively) that frames a side of the face or a loose side-swept braid that diffuses unnecessary attention to your aging features. A braided ponytail wrapped up into a messy bun like that of Jessica Alba is another way to take some years off your look.Can a 60 year old woman wear braids? ›
Braids are worn by women of all ages and races. There are various ways to braid your hair. Braids can be elegant and styled for an event like a wedding or they can be used to keep your hair out of your face while you exercise.What is the trend forecast for 2023 hair? ›
From the Rachel 2.0 to butterfly layers, contour cutting and Hailey Bieber-inspired bobs—there are a few themes among 2023's trends: Layers, fringe and framing. The radar is still showing the influence of the '60s, '70s, plus a major influx in '90s cuts with extreme layering at every length.What's new for hair 2023? ›
"Think healthy, voluminous, classic looks, with modern twists and layers,” he says. Basically, consider 2023 to be the year of the comeback with the voluminous curls of the '70s, the shaggy mullets of the '80s, the bouncy blowouts of the '90s, and the side parts of the '00s being bigger and better than ever.What hair length makes you look younger? ›
Shoulder-length hair (or longer) with layers
Forget what you thought about long hair past the age of 40—thick hair actually looks more youthful and polished when it falls shoulder-length or longer. Shorter hair has a tendency to expand at the ends, leaving you with an unflattering triangle effect.
Avoid tight braids
Tight braids can cause a lot of tension, which is harmful to your scalp and hair's health. It is painful to sleep in, and braids that are too tight can also cause small bumps along your hairline. Not to mention breakage!
Limp and lifeless hair will make your face look drawn, while highlighting laugh lines and crow's feet. And, if you are using a flat iron to achieve this look, you are subjecting your hair to damaging heat, making hair strands themselves look older.How long should a black woman keep her hair braided? ›
I'd recommend 6 to 8 weeks and if you want to go longer, you have to really take good care of it to avoid a lot of breakage. Here are some thoughts that can help you take better care of your hair when it's in braids: We recommend rehydrating your hair daily or every other day and not with water only.When should you stop wearing braids? ›
Let your scalp breathe
Harris suggests removing your braids at the six-week mark; keeping them in longer can cause matting at the roots. Leave a considerable amount of time between installations to give your tresses the rest they need. You can use this time to pamper your hair and examine its overall condition.
Braided hairstyles are a great way to add some creativity and style to your hair. We expect them to continue to be popular in 2023. From classic braids like the French braid and Dutch braid to more complex styles like the fishtail braid and waterfall braid, there are a variety of braid styles to choose from.
Do box braids look good on everyone? ›
Anyone with any texture can have box braids as long as their hair is long enough to create a braid.What are the hottest beauty trends for 2023? ›
In 2023, expect a shift towards bold shades,” says Tinu. “Rather than an all-over hue, I predict that brights will be used to outline and accent nails, taking a basic manicure to the next level, with sharp edges and negative space,” she says. "Shades to look out for will include blue, purple, yellow and orange."What are the pattern design trends for 2023? ›
“Traditional art like Rajasthani prints and Jaipuri designs with some intricate mandala prints in vibrant colors may be all the hype in 2023,” says Kaur. “We all understand how important keeping our traditional designs and heritage intact. Even the textile prints are going to see that.”Is black hair in for 2023? ›
The dark hair color of 2023 is natural, healthy-looking, and flattering. It's based in a cool-leaning neutral tone that looks amazing on nearly everyone. Stars like Megan Fox and Ciara have jumped on the trendy dark-haired bandwagon, as seen on Instagram.Is long hair in for 2023? ›
If you're not looking to go super-short with your hairstyle, don't worry. Longer lengths will be just as hot for 2023—but it's not the mermaid-esque, small-of-the-back grazing tresses that have dominated for the past few years. Instead, Lopez says longer hair is landing somewhere in the middle.What hair color is best to look younger? ›
Caramel, honey, gold, copper, and strawberry give a healthy brightness that makes us look and feel younger. (Framing your face with lighter shades draws the eye away from any complexion concerns, as well.)What makes a woman look younger? ›
“Retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) can rejuvenate the skin and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles,” Dr. Patel says. “Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture, which gives it a smooth, glowing look.” Opt for serums and night creams with retinol and AHAs, and a daily face moisturizer with hyaluronic acid.Does very long hair age you? ›
It's a cliché for good reason, apparently – longer hair can be ageing as we get older. This is especially true if you're starting to see some grey strands, Neil Moodie, session stylish and Viviscal ambassador, tells us. It might be worth considering a cut, if this is you.How long should you keep in box braids? ›
Box braids can last from 4 to 6 weeks. 6 weeks is the most time I would recommend keeping them in your hair and two months is the absolute max I would suggest leaving your box braids in.What type of braids last the longest? ›
What is the longest-lasting protective style? Ghana braids and cornrows can last for as long as three months.
What braids are best before bed? ›
"I recommend a loose french braid starting just behind the front layers of your head." Remember, you're going to be sleeping in this style, so the looser and more comfortable it is, the better. Keep the elastics loose, too, to avoid hair dents.What hair mistakes make you look older? ›
- Assuming You Need to Go Shorter. ...
- Highlighting Your Hair to Cover Grays. ...
- Making an Extreme Color Change. ...
- Using One Color Formula to Cover Grays. ...
- Forgetting Hydration-Packed Products. ...
- Skimping on Supplements.
Your skin is another obvious indicator of your age. This doesn't just include wrinkles, but things like dry skin and tired eyes, which can both be avoided. Reddit user Redhaired103 posted in /r/AskWomen that dark circles, pale skin, puffy eyes, and heavy makeup can also make you look older.How to look 10 years younger at 50? ›
Skin brightening treatments, like Microdermabrasion, Light Peels, Micro Laser Peels, or the Clear & Brilliant Laser treatment all help patients to look 10 years younger or more, with just a few treatments. These treatments can be used in order to combat the signs of aging in the face, such as: Wrinkles. Age spots.Does hair grow faster when braided? ›
But unfortunately, braiding hair does not speed up growth rate. Your hair grows at a rate determined by genetics, while lifestyle factors like your diet and stress levels can cause thinning and breakage. But the way you wear your hair is not a factor in your hair growth rate.What happens if you leave box braids in too long? ›
However, if you keep your braids in for too long, it can cause breakage, matting, and buildup on your new growth, which completely defeats the purpose of a protective style. “Braids can last a maximum of 10 weeks if the hairline and nape are redone at the six-week mark,” Hill explains.Do braids help your hair grow? ›
Generally speaking, braid hair styles can help you hair grow by protecting your new growth from breakage. Chances are, if your not wearing a new braided hair style, you're investing a lot of time into styling your hair. And just think how much wear and tear your hair experiences from brushing it and combining it.Which braids are best for hair growth? ›
- Bantu Knots. ...
- Box Braids. ...
- Crochet Braids. ...
- Senegalese Twists. ...
- Pineapple. The pineapple is one of the quickest and easiest protective styles. ...
- Wig. Wigs are a great protective style with low manipulation and so much versatility. ...
- Flat Twists. This style is perfect for retaining texture and moisture. ...
- Faux Locs.
Braiding your hair can help retain the length of your hair by protecting the scalp and ends. When your hair is in braids, you will not be brushing or detangling your hair, which is a common cause for breakage. However, when your ends are tucked away, it can minimize the likelihood of split ends and unwanted breakage.How often do you wash box braids? ›
To keep your hair healthy, Harris says you should wash your braids every two to three weeks. If you're not washing your hair and scalp, that means all of the buildup of products and dry skin just stays on your scalp, which can lead to flakes and itchiness.
Are box braids out of style? ›
The styles are endless. Out of all the protective hairstyles Black women cycle through, box braids hairstyles are probably one of the most popular. Not only are they super stylish, but they give us a chance to give our hair a break.Is getting box braids cultural? ›
This is because the hairstyle has deep roots in the cultures of enslaved people and black people who wear them these days often wear them as an expression of cultural identity.Can 40 year old wear braids? ›
Wearing braids might be most associated with children and young women, but just because you're a woman in your 40's, there's no reason to avoid braided hairstyles.How often should you put mousse on braids? ›
Mousse contain alcohol and other drying agents that may cause your hair to dry out. With that being said, though you can use it everyday, its best to only use when need and take note in any changes in your hair.What not to do before getting box braids? ›
Before you braid your hair or have them installed, you will want to make sure that your hair is clean. Here's a good rule of thumb: never braid dirty hair or wet hair. This means that you need to wash your hair really well.Are bigger box braids better? ›
Box Braid Parts
The larger the part, the less tension on your hairline, but you won't have as much versatility with hairstyles. Conversely, thinner styles will have smaller parts, giving you more flexibility with styles like updos, but they will put more stress on your hairline and scalp.
Braids and asymmetrical styles are back.
83 percent of guys told Cosmo that the “boho chic” braid style is cute, and 76 percent said they love asymmetrical styles (thanks, Rihanna!).
In Africa, braid styles and patterns have been used to distinguish tribal membership, marital status, age, wealth, religion and social ranking. In some countries of Africa, the braids were used for communication. In some Caribbean islands, braid patterns were used to map routes to escape slavery.Is long hair out of style 2023? ›
Longer lengths will be just as hot for 2023—but it's not the mermaid-esque, small-of-the-back grazing tresses that have dominated for the past few years. Instead, Lopez says longer hair is landing somewhere in the middle.Which braid style last the longest? ›
What is the longest-lasting protective style? Ghana braids and cornrows can last for as long as three months.
What time of year is best to wear braids? ›
Susy Oludele: Usually in the fall and wintertime, people are busy with work and school, there are a lot of holidays to prepare for, etc. Box braids become an efficient protective style for any winter lifestyle.Is black in style 2023? ›
Home design color trends come and go, but black will always stand the test of time, according to designers and brands at the 2023 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Bold, sleek and eye-catching, home designs and decor that feature black are equal parts neutral and daring.Are bangs in or out for 2023? ›
"Soft bangs are a hot trend for 2023, with celebs like Anne Hathaway, Lily Collins, and Phoebe Dynevor rocking their own spins on the classic," says Velasquez.Are layers back in style 2023? ›
"Lived-in and layered is going to be trending in 2023 because it's low-maintenance, encourages natural texture or wave pattern, and it's perfect for air-drying," celebrity hairstylist Ericka Verrett notes (via Allure).
Women with curly, textured hair tend to look younger than straight-haired counterparts as they age. Because of the natural volume that comes with having curly hair, thinning is less noticeable. Consider your frizz and volume to be a blessing in disguise! Are you looking for a new young, fresh look for fall?Is 80s hair coming back in 2023? ›
From blow out bangs, shaggy cuts, perms and mullets, the 80's hair culture is definitely making a comeback!” says Extensions and trend expert from Cliphair Brenda Lee Intignano.Is curly or straight hair in 2023? ›
Curly-haired consumers are embracing their natural textures while trying out new haircuts and hairstyles, and 2023 is coming in hot with big curl transformations, according to the brand. Curly Fringe— The new year sees a resurgence of a beautiful, heavy curly fringe to soften and showcase the face.What kind of haircut makes you look younger? ›
According to Thompson and Wilson, a bob is not only universally flattering but is also one of the hairstyles that make you look younger because “it softens facial features and opens up the face,” which, in turn, reduces the appearance of wrinkles.What type of skirt is in trend for 2023 fall winter? ›
Midi skirts are back in fashion for 2023. In fact, fitted midi pencil skirts and midi full skirts are coming back in style for fall winter 2023/24 as one of the key skirt trends of the season.