Are you in search of a new hairstyle that’s both stylish and practical? Look no further than medium box braids!
These braids are a versatile option that can be worn in many different styles and can be tailored to your personal preferences. In this post, we’ll discuss 21 incredible and splendid medium box braids styles that are sure to inspire you to try out this hairstyle.
From classic medium box braids to twists and knots, there’s a look for everyone. So, whether you’re looking to protect your natural hair or simply switch up your style, keep reading to discover some stunning medium box braid looks that you’ll want to try out ASAP.
What are Medium Box Braids?
Medium Box Braids are a type of braids that fall between the jumbo braids and the super-tiny braids. In terms of length, they typically range from shoulder length to mid-back length.
These braids are created by parting the hair into a rectangular, square, or triangular section and braiding the hair with extensions. They’re a protective style that can help to prevent damage and breakage to natural hair while providing a stylish and versatile look.
Best Medium Box Braids to Slay this Weekend
1. Classic Medium Box Braids Wig
The easiest way to wear medium box braids if you don’t have long natural hair or time for a hairstylist to braid your hair is to wear a lace front wig. This is a type of wig that has lace infront which allows the wig to blend easily with any skin tone.
The best part is that you can find medium box braid wigs in a variety of designs and colors. For example, if you’re going for classic long braids, you can get a classic long medium box braid lace front wig.
2. Medium Box Braids Mixed With Curls
The next splendid medium box braids are the ones that are mixed with a curly twist. This is a trendy and stylish hairstyle that combines two different textures to create a unique and beautiful look
Unlike box braids with curly ends, box braids, and curls involve braiding the single box braids with a curl twist right from the scalp. The box braids provide a sleek and neat appearance, while the curls add volume and bounce to the hair.
As you might have guessed, you can wear this hairstyle using extensions of any color. If you like popping colors, you can wear them in pink, blue, or red.
If you’ve read my other post on box braids with curly ends, you know that curling the ends of your braids adds a sense of beauty and uniqueness to normal box braids.
You can choose from chin-high box braids to mid-back high braids or from regular black colored box braids with curly ends or the ones in popping colors like yellow and red.
4. Shoulder-Length Box Braids
If you want a change but don’t want to commit to longer braids, the shoulder-length medium box braids are an excellent choice. They’re also a great option for those who want to try box braids for the first time.
When these braids are installed in a bob hairstyle, they look like shorts. However, if you don’t like the bob hairstyle, you can wear cute transparent beads or wooden beads at the end of the braids.
5. Medium Box Braids With Beads
The next box braids you should try this weekend are braided with beads. Beads are a fun and stylish way to add some extra flair to your hairstyle.
They come in various colors and shapes, allowing you to customize your look to your preference. My favorite beads that look stunning when added to the end of the medium braids are the transparent ones.
You can add them to the ends of your braids or throughout the length, creating a unique and eye-catching effect. This hairstyle works from young girls through teenagers to young adults.
6. Brown Medium Box Braids
If you want to take a break from the regular black medium box braids, brown medium box braids are an excellent choice. They’re worn by every one of whatever skin color.
However, if you don’t want to commit to long-term change, you can use a lace front brown wig.
7. Red Medium Box Braids
Apart from brown, medium box braids in red are another interesting choice of box braids. These are perfect if you want to make a statement.
You can choose to mix red and black braids. These look stunning with transparent white beads.
8. Medium Box Braids With Mixed Colors
If you’re okay with mix-colored hairstyles, you can try multicolored ones. In fact, adding mixed colors to medium box braids is a great way of elevating the look and expressing your unique style.
There are many different ways to mix colors into your box braids, from subtle highlights to bold, contrasting shades. Some popular color combinations include black and red, blonde and brown, and blue and green.
You can mix the extensions and braid them together or you can braid each color separately on each braid. Or you can create a fascinating look by using the braids in different sections.
9. Jumbo Medium Box Braids
These are another splendid box braid hairstyle. FYI: these are braids that are achieved by using larger sections of hair and braiding them into bigger box-shaped sections. And they’re medium in terms of length and not size.
I know what you’re thinking, “I thought medium box braids are pencil-sized.” Of course, if you look at “medium” from a thickness standpoint, Jumbo braids may not be included.
However, “medium” can also refer to the length. This is where Jumbo medium box braids join the list. They’re perfect for you who want to stand out from everyone else.
10. Short Medium Box Braids
Another great choice when it comes to box braids is the short medium box braids. With this style, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of protective styling without the commitment to longer hairstyles.
Short medium box braids can be styled in a variety of ways, from sleek and straight to curly and voluminous. They are also a great option if you want to experiment with different colors or styles, as they require less hair and are less time-consuming to install.
In the previous post, I explored how epic the tribal braids with hearts are. I dare say, every stylish girl should be addicted to medium box braids with a heart.
They show how big your heart is besides helping you stand out from the mediocre styles. If you’re a baddie girl, you should call your hairstylist and book a reservation.
There are several designs of hearts that you can tell your hairstylist to install. You can opt for a Queen of Hearts that consists of several hearts spread across your head or you can just opt for box braids with two hearts on the two sides of your head.
12. Blonde Medium Box Braids
If you’re a blonde girl or you would like a little change from black braids, the blonde medium braids are a great option. Blonde is such an interesting color as it works for everyone despite the age and color of their skin.
You can wear blonde braids of any style, from curl box braids to twist box braids. At the same time, you can choose the short box braids or the mid-back box braids. It’s all up to you.
Some girls like long blonde braids so that they can style them in different ways. For example, you can create a high pony, high bun, twin bun, low bun, and more if your box braids are long enough.
13. Long Medium Box Braids
Talking of long braids let’s look at the long medium box braids in detail. These are pencil-sized braids that typically fall between the shoulder blades and waist, providing a stunning length that adds to their appeal.
Just to make things clear, long medium box braids are on this list from a thickness standpoint. They’re “medium” thick for they are neither tiny nor jumbo braids.
Again, these are ideal if you want to be able to style the braids. Unlike short braids, longer braids can be styled in different ways from buns to ponies.
14. Side-Parted Medium Box Braids
If you’re looking for sleek and polished braids that can be worn for both formal and casual occasions, the side-parted medium box braids are what you want. FYI: this is a braiding style that consists of pencil-sided braids and a parting line on one side of the head.
One of the main advantages of side-parted medium box braids is their versatility. They can be styled in various ways, such as braided into a bun, ponytail, or left loose.
They are also great for protecting natural hair, as they reduce the need for daily styling and heat exposure. Design-wise, side-parted medium box braids can be customized with different hair colors, lengths, and thicknesses.
15. Middle Part Medium Box Braids
These are a popular hairstyle that features braids that are parted down the middle and typically fall just past the shoulders in length. And the best part is that you can part middle-way braids of any length and color.
Of course, this is just a style that you make at home after a hairstylist has already braided you. However, it won’t work if the hairstylist doesn’t intentionally leave a middle part when braiding.
You can style and decorate these braids with beads like white transparent ones, metal rings, or rubber bands.
16. Blue Medium Box Braids
Blue box braids are now more popular than ever –especially among baddie girls. Besides, they are such amazing braids if you’re looking for a popping hairstyle to wear for a casual event like a birthday.
You can easily achieve the style using blue extensions or wigs. If you’re using blue extensions, you’ve got tons of styles to choose from.
Short blue box braids are something you can experiment with. For example, you can wear blue bob box braids. However, if you go for long blue box braids, you’ll have tons of styles to work with.
17. Medium Box Braids In Lob Hairstyle
We can’t end a discussion on medium braids without mentioning lob and bob hairstyles. FYI: a lob hairstyle is a long bob hairstyle.
In other words, medium box braids in lob style consist of should-high braids that bend concavely around the face. They’re perfect if you’ve got a small round face and narrow shoulders.
You can wear lob braids in different colors and designs. Though some like black lob with beads, you may like a red bob with beads or curls.
18. Triangular Box Braids
As the name suggests, these are gorgeous braids that are created from a triangular section on the scalp. They can be created with a middle part or a side part.
They’re ideal if you want to stand out from the crowd. The design itself adds a sense of elegance and when it’s combined with decorative elements like beads or styling, they look extremely sleek and chic.
19. Medium White Box Braids
If you don’t like blue, blonde, or red braids, but you still want box braids that will stand out, you should wear medium box braids made from white synthetic hair.
20. Knotless Medium Box Braids
This is a type of braiding in which the hair extensions are secured without beginning with knots on the scalp. They’re gorgeous because they look natural –as if they’re not made from any extensions.
21. Medium Knotted Box Braids
Unlike knotless box braids, knotted braids consist of knots at the root of the braids to secure the synthetic hair. Apart from the obvious functionality, some people love the knotted braids because of the design that comes with the knots.
FAQs about Medium Box Braids
How long do medium box braids last?
Although they can last more than 6 weeks, medium box braids can last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks on average. However, bear in mind if you leave the braids so long on your head, they may start causing entanglement and breakage to your natural hair.
What size are medium braids?
The size of medium box braids can vary but they are typically a pencil size which is between the jumbo box braids and the tiny box braids in thickness. In terms of length, they fall between shoulder-length and mid-back length.
Do small or medium box braids last longer?
In general, smaller box braids tend to last longer than medium or larger ones, as they are less likely to unravel or become frizzy.
However, the length of time that braids last also depends on how well they are maintained, so it’s important to take proper care of your hair regardless of the size of the braids.
Final Thought on Medium Box Braids
If you’ve gone through this post, you now know that box braids are one of the cutest braids you can have with extensions. You’re free to use synthetic hair of any color and install these braids in any style.
I hope this post has inspired and helped you select the box braids that may work for you. Here are some posts that you may like:
Otherwise, I wish you the best of luck!