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There’s no denying that braids are one of the hottest hairstyle trends to try. While there are plenty of ways to rock a braided ‘do, jumbo braid styles have been making waves in the beauty world. A far cry from traditional, smaller braids, big braid styles work wonders to speed up the braiding process and leave you with a bold look. So, it’s no surprise that beauty gurus and A-listers alike can’t get enough of this natural hair trend.
From large box braids to knotless braids and everything in between, the possibilities are vast. Ready to hop on the trend? Have your pick from 17 of the best jumbo braid styles to help you make a lasting impression.
Love the look of short braids? Prepare to turn heads with the jumbo braid bob. This look helps you keep your mane nice and short while flaunting a beautifully weaved pattern. Basically, it’s everything you need in a short braided style.
If you’re looking for a way to add a playful touch to your jumbo braids, accessorizing with shell clips is the perfect place to start. An excellent option for spicing up your braids, you’ll be sure to have all eyes on you with this fabulous ‘do.
Dare to go bold with your box braids? You can’t go wrong with large box braids paired with a blue-black hue. Sure, jumbo box braid styles are already a trend in their own right, but playing with color takes this look to the next level.
Speaking of braid trends, large knotless braids have been getting tons of attention. Designed to give your braids a flatter appearance by adding braiding hair as you go, this trend works in your favor to minimize the weight on your scalp for less stress. We also dig that this style adds movement to your mane.
Keep your braids out of your face with half-up jumbo braids. This style stylishly tucks away your braids for a look that won’t go unnoticed. Simply split your mane into two even sections, and clip the bottom half out of the way. Gather your braids on top in the center of your head and secure it with a hair tie to form a ponytail. If you’re game to add some retro flair to your look, secure your top half with a colorful hair scrunchie to serve up some ’90s nostalgia.
The half-up top knot is another big braid style that’s tough to beat. Not only is this a great way to add a classic spin to your look, but you can also make a stylish statement. Simply divide your braids into two even sections, and clip the bottom half out of the way. Gather your braids that make up the top section and create a ponytail. Wrap the length of your ponytail around its base to form a bun and voila!
Can’t get enough of a timeless ponytail slay? Put a unique spin on the trend with the jumbo braid ponytail. A gorgeous style that can take you from day to night with ease, this look will become one of your favorite jumbo box braid styles in no time.
To get the look, simply add a touch of hair gel like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel to your roots, brush your strands toward the center of your head, and secure with a hair elastic. Using the box braid technique, split the length of your ponytail into three equally-sized sections and use a two-inch piece of braiding hair to weave your braid. Once you reach the ends, secure the bottom with a tiny hair elastic.
Undercuts are perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind shaving a few inches (or more) off of their mane. By pairing the edgy cut with jumbo braids, you’ll be able to up the ante on this style. Simply ask your stylist to shave the back or both sides of your hair to get the look. If you’re feeling extra bold, get creative and add a few shaved designs, like spiral lines or flower detailing, for a chic accent.
For those that prefer to stick to traditional styles, the classic jumbo braid look won’t steer you wrong. Equal parts versatile and trendy, this look will complement just about any occasion you have on your agenda. All you need are a few gold clips placed throughout your braids to seal the deal.
There is no better way to highlight your features than a side-parted jumbo braid style. This style frames your face shape while calling attention to your gorgeous cheekbones. It’s so good; you’ll never look at big braid styles the same. Simply ask your stylist to create a deep side part on either side of your face before building your braids to get the look.
Now that you have face-framing braids on your mind, it’s only right that we put center part jumbo braids on your radar. This look also enhances the shape of your face and puts an editorial spin on your look for a winning finish. You can also use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray to add to your cool-girl aesthetic.
Down to step outside of the box with your braids? Feast your eyes on jumbo braids with rubber bands. A foolproof way to add a burst of color to your look without the need for hair dye, this rubber band hairstyle is just what you need to create an unforgettable look. All you need to do is tie rubber bands throughout your braids to bring this look to life.
Trends come and go, but the jumbo braid bun is showing no signs of slowing down. Perfect for those who can’t get enough of chic updos and weaved patterns, this look bridges the gap for a head-turning ‘do. Simply gather all of your braids toward the center of your head and create a ponytail. Use the ponytail to form a bun and secure it with a large hair elastic. Keep in mind, you may need to double the elastic around your bun to keep your jumbo braids in place.
Editor’s tip: If you want to add a few stylish details to your look, ask your stylist to part your hair in triangle parts for trendy detailing.
Are fun, carefree looks your idea of the perfect big braid style? Well, we have a feeling that jumbo braid space buns will meet your standards. A playful way to double the fun, this look flaunts two buns in one look for the ultimate trendsetting ‘do.
To style, simply split your braids into two even sections with a middle part and clip one side out of the way. Gather one section and create a ponytail toward the back of your head. Repeat on the other side, making sure that your ponytails line up perfectly. Next, wrap the ponytail around its base and use a large hair elastic to secure. Make sure that each bun matches the other for a seamless look.
It’s never a bad idea to experiment with color, and ombré jumbo braids are no exception. A super cool way to add dimension to your braided ‘do, this color trend is all about flaunting two colors in one look. Keep your braids dark at the roots and transition to a light shade like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender, opting for temporary color if you wish to test drive the pastel hair color trend.
The classic French braid is still a crowd-pleaser, but the jumbo variation takes the look to new heights. A chic way to add a bit of glam sophistication to your look, this style is perfect for date night, an everyday style, or your next black-tie soiree. Basically, it’s versatile in every way you need it to be! Head on over to our article, Braiding Basics: How to French Braid Your Hair to master the look.
Intricate braiding styles your forte? Then you may want to add the jumbo fishtail braid to your must-try list! Flaunting a seriously stunning woven technique, this style adds a whimsical and romantic vibe to your look that you’ll adore. Check out our article, How to Do a Fishtail Braid, to transform your strands.
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