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Boxer Braids — Expert Tips To Get Vanessa Hudgens & Selena Gomez’s Look

Fri, September 4, 2015 11:46am EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
Boxer Braids
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Boxer braids are a super trendy hairstyle that are great to wear to school. The look has been worn by Selena Gomez & Vanessa Hudgens, and with our expert tips, you can get the look!

Boxer braids are very tight, high French braids that are worn pigtail style and have been worn by celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rihanna. It works for the gym or a night out — Vanessa’s stylist is explain how to do the look below!

Vanessa’s hair was done by stylist Joey Perrotti, at the 901 Too salon in West Hollywood. Here’s how to get the exact look:

“1. Begin by splitting hair in half down the middle — Joey suggests using a rattail comb to achieve a straight line.

2. Clip away one side of hair. On the non-clipped side, grab the section of hair at the top of your head and divide into three equal sections

3. Start braiding your hair and continue until there is no hair left. *Side note: Since Vanessa’s hair is dark, Joey chose to do an inverted braid, also known as an “inside out” braid, which allows you to really see the structure in the braid. For an inverted braid, cross strands UNDER the middle piece instead of over.

4. Repeat on the other side.

5. To finish the style, add a little volumizing powder such as Unite Expanda Dust ($25, Amazon.com) and expand the braid just a little to give it a slightly disheveled look.”

Boxer Braids — Trendy Style

Along with boxer braids, we love this ponytail braid worn by Victoria Justice and this messy side braid (perfect for school) worn by Bella Thorne.

Would you wear your hair in boxer braids?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas