13 Ways to Wear Boxer Braids Like a Champ

Caitlin S. Miller
13 Ways to Wear Boxer Braids Like a Champ
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Although they’re nothing new to the hair world—cornrows and various braids have been around forever—tightly braided pigtails are seeing a resurgence of popularity lately. Whether you’re just now catching on to the boxer braid bandwagon (a trendy name given to the style thanks to the female boxers who often wear it) or have been rocking your own plaits for years, one thing’s certain: We can all use a little hair inspo from time to time. Click through for 13 of our favorite renditions of the style!

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Katy Perry nails the double Dutch look with these long and lengthy braids. And did you see that pose? Talk about eye of the tiger.

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She definitely wasn't the original boxer braid queen, but Kim Kardashian did get a lot of attention when she posted this double-braided delight.

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Not to be out done by her sis, Khloe Kardashian also posted a pic of the pretty plait.

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We like this look from Chiara Ferragni for a number of reasons. First, instead of opting for traditional French braids, the Italian blogger chose fishtails. Secondly, have you seen those sunnies?

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Never one to shy away for a bold look, Rita Ora wore the style with pear accents in her strands. The result was a mystical yet modern look.

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Adriana Lima chose the style for her intense workout—hey, they're not called boxer braids for nothing!

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Looking for a bit of variation? We favor this look from Ariana Grande, which combines the cornrow style of boxer braids with a free-flowing ponytail.

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Perfect for either a workout or a red carpet, this 'do from Karlie Kloss is a must.

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To make the edgy look a bit more feminine, try placing a flower—perhaps a smaller one!—behind your ear a la Molly Sims.

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In what could possibly be our favorite rendition of the braided look, this style from Hailee Steinfeld combined two braids into one magnificent fishtail.

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What better way to show off dip-dyed tips like this doubled-up look from Busy Phillips.

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Hailey Baldwin might have gone casual for this pic, but her braided strands instantly give the look that cool-girl vibe we all crave.

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Isabeli Fontana proved the braid trend can work on all lengths, even medium-length hair.

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