Braided Box Bobs That'll Make You Sprint to Your Next Hair Appointment

I've always been a sucker for a waist-length set of box braids, especially during the Summer months. When it comes to protective styles, they're one of the most popular and convenient, though I'll admit that in this sweltering heat, that extra length and weight doesn't really do me any favors when I'm trying to cool off. Of course, thanks to a recent resurgence of the braided bob that was popularized in the '90s, it's still possible to enjoy the beauty and convenience of box braids without feeling weighed down by them.

If you need proof, just scroll through the photos of stunning braided bobs ahead — and try to make it all the way to the end before immediately phoning your hairstylist.