Beauty alert! It's official: there is a hot new trend on the hairstyle scene and we love it! We thought braids might have reached their peak during those hazy summer months - what with those gorgeous braided floral crowns and beach braids - but they are certainly not on the way out, due to the new craze over 'boxer braids'.
What are Boxer Braids?
Think Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby and you've got it: yes this is the hairstyle of champions, and it has already won over the hearts and hair of the likes of Vanessa Hudgens, Poppy Delevingne, and Khloe Kardashian! Instagram has even caught onto the gist with its hotly trending #BoxerBraids bringing those hairstyle addicts from across the world together with two simple plaits!
Why do we love the #BoxerBraids trend?
These braids perfectly frame the face and are completely versatile to suit your look, whatever the outfit for the evening! Not only that, but they are brilliantly practical: they sweep your locks back from your face to keep them out of the way whether you are working out at the gym or working hard in the office - your hair needs are sorted!
Soften a nourishing hair oil by warming it in the palms of your hands, then smooth the oil through your hair from roots to tips. This will give your braids a bit more hold throughout the day while also providing some hair-loving TLC! Then create your two French braids, tying them off with hair ties at the ends, and tease them with your fingers for the tousled boho chic look that Vanessa Hudgens is rocking!