Once upon a time, the term “boxer braids” was not even in our vocabulary, but that feels like a lifetime ago. Now boxer braids have become a cool-girl staple—the It braid you need in your hairstyle repertoire (the Kardashians are huge fans). There’s only one issue: They’re not exactly intuitive. How many times have you started with the intention of creating boxer braids and halfway through realized you’re actually just French-braiding. No more. We called in L.A.’s most in-demand hair guru, Anh Co Tran (he’s the one responsible for those perfectly imperfect beach waves you see all over Instagram), to show precisely how it’s done—step by step. And we spared no detail.
Scroll through to see how easy it is to do boxer braids.
Using bobby pins ($2), pin the ends of each braid into the braid it’s lined up next to. Insert the pin in a downward motion, away from your face—the pin should go into the braid so you don’t see it.
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Credits: Hair: Anh Co Tran, Makeup: Stacey Tan, Photographer: Paley Fairman, Model: Ali Collier, Produced by Clique Studio
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.