Is there anything as chic or sophisticated as the timeless bob? As a matter of fact, there is – bob braids are both elegant and edgy, plus they’re always in fashion. Easy to style, universally flattering, and extraordinarily versatile, bobbed braids run the gamut between funky and conservative.
Bob Braids Hairstyles for Inspiration
From short to mid-length and long, there’s a whole world of braided bobs – so maybe it’s time to explore a brand new ‘do?
#1: Simple, Chic, and Bobbed
This is everything a box braids bob is supposed to be. It’s an angled bob style that curls under the chin, just like the classic bob. That’s a flattering ‘do for just about anyone because it frames the face so beautifully and features the perfect length.
#2: Center Parted Bob
Thanks to the center part and the way these braids are carelessly thrown back, this is one bob that gives off a Boho allure. The beads add some glitz, and a few face-framing braids of a different color work as a lovely accent you may make noticeable or very subtle like in this example.
#3: Asymmetrical Bob Braids
This bob is so cool! It is an absolute perfection from root to tip. The side part has a slimming effect which is a big plus for round faces. These braids are the ideal length for a face-framing ‘do that doesn’t need a single accessory to make it stand out.
#4: Long Bob with Thick Braids
Longer braided bob hairstyles are amazingly versatile. Having this hairstyle, it’s easy to pull off dozens of different styles, ranging from buns to ponytails and updos. The thickness of the braids creates lush, enviable bulk that’s also manageable and free of frizz.
#5: Multicolored Bob
Look how fun and vibrant this bob is on the photo! Imagine it in real life. Classic bobs are sleek and smooth, so why not shake it up a bit with the addition of vivid colors woven into the braids? The tousled styling is simple but undeniably cute.
#6: Braids and Buns
Once you get your new braided bob, you’ll be happy to wear those fun braids freely hanging for a while, but then you’ll wonder how else you can style them. Two Minnie Mouse buns are something simple and very girly-cute you can do within two minutes.
#7: Purple Pixies
Not only do pixie braids lend themselves well to the bob hairstyle, but they look gorgeous in vibrant, unexpected colors. Purple is a perfect choice, clearly, but almost any hue will work. It just takes confidence to pull off a sizzling, attention-grabbing hairdo like this.
#8: Two-Tone Tiny Braids
Pixie braids in a bob suggest unlimited options in styling because these braids are usually small and manageable. Sweep them to one side, throw up into a half bun or braid the bangs… What else can you add? Some color – your favorite color or the one that compliments your skin tone.
#9: Long and Short Bob Braids
It’s time to upgrade your short bob with an asymmetrical twist. Side parted styles are sexy and chic, so why not to try this awesome style with beautiful diagonal lines? A couple of purple braids will make it brighter.
#10: Braided and Wrapped
This box braid bob is full of style where every detail is considered. The braids start as cornrows and end as freely hanging tight plaits, sealed and curled under. This is definitely our favorite braided bob with highlights and accents, but let’s see what other ideas the following pictures reveal.
#11: Short and Chic Bob Braids
Many bobs tend to be chin-length, but there’s no saying they can’t be a bit shorter than that. The short bob pictured here is a modern update of the classic hairstyle. It also works as a pretty protective style for African-American hair.
#12: Bob Topped with a Bun
High buns and top knots offer an alternative to boring half-ponytails. Braided buns, in particular, are easy to create, plus, they open up the face. This is something that can effortlessly be achieved with bobs of any length and braid thickness.
#13: Half Up Box Braids
Box braids in a bob are like natural locks only much more manageable and free of frizz. This bob follows the popular asymmetrical style, and the thickness of the braids adds some serious volume. The golden beads on the braids support the brightness of these beautiful eyes. Notice also the cute purple and dark blue highlights. We love that they are not loud.
#14: Black Shoulder Length Braids with Accents
One of the best things about bobbed braids is definitely the possibility to add color effortlessly. Specifically, it’s easy to throw in a few braids in different colors, as seen here. Platinum blonde and golden accents refresh this long bob letting it reveal another layer of intrigue and depth.
#15: Layered Bob Braids
Marvel at the perfection of these tight, tiny braids, the lovely color combo, and the beautiful silhouette of this bob. It’s on the shorter side and, thanks to the layers, it’s inverted. Because it’s layered that way, it angles longer toward the front, providing beautiful ascending lines that make the style edgy.
#16: Pretty Pinned Back Half Updo
Here’s a fairly laconic bob style – chic, chin-length, and elegant. The bob braids are parted on the side and softly pinned back – a simple, easy style, but isn’t it beautiful?
#17: Bob Braids with Bangs
A bob with bangs is its own special look. The bangs add some precious youthful playfulness to the look, not to mention the way they accentuate those big, bright, beautiful eyes!
#18: Rolled Half Updo
This half updo somewhat reminds us of Victory rolls, but it’s much easier to do especially if you have such a great base for it. Simply divide, twist and pin. This is a stunning way to style a braided bob for anyone who loves retro-inspired hairstyles.
#19: Bumped and Bobbed
Thanks to the bouffant and pulled back plaits, these bob box braids give off a glamorous retro vibe, reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s. Let a few braids pass across the forehead to make the bouffant seam even bigger and create a nice angle with your flawless eyebrow.
#20: Stacked and Angled Bob
These braids are carefully layered for a cute cropped style with maximum volume. If you want a really short stacked style don’t, attach any braids to the nape. Let it serve as an undercut.
There’s a reason the bob is a timeless hairstyle, prone to popping up as a new must-have hairdo every other year. It’s versatile, easy to style, and it doesn’t take much effort to make it look phenomenal. Who can resist such a magical ‘do? And with bob box braids your style will be a sheer pleasure to wear.