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The Coolest Box Braid Hairstyles for Men

Step up your braid game

written by Shane McCarthy

Braiding hair is an ancient practice with a rich history. Today, there are many varieties of braids that each have their own unique look. In this article, we’ll look at box braids, so named because the braiding creates box-shaped sections of hair. So if you’re looking for a braided hairstyle that’ll stand out, you’re in the right place.


Can I get box braids?

You can get box braids if you have at least 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) of hair, for extensions to be attached. Also, you need to be comfortable sitting for a prolonged period of time (as the process takes long).

How much should box braids cost?

The price highly depends on the size of the braids, the time it takes to do the braids, and the area where the salon is. Expect it to be anywhere from $100 to $500 and up.

For example, if you want small, individual box braids, this could be priced at $460 in Los Angeles, California – but could only be around half the price in Texas.

If you opt for thicker and bigger braids, they take less time and are therefore cheaper.

There are also add – ons to consider, so expect the original price quote to be just the base. For example, if they ask you to bring the extensions and you don’t have them, they will charge you extra for that.

How long does it take to make box braids?

The whole process can take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours – depending of course on how long you want it to be and the thickness/size of the braid.

Shane McCarthy is the Content Director for Capillus, the world’s first, clinically-proven, FDA-cleared laser cap to treat hair loss. Shane works to share informative and engaging content based off of the struggles and prevention of adult hair loss and thinning. In his free time, he enjoys spending time out on the water wakeboarding and fishing.