Today's Match the Look has two famous boxer braided styles locking horns together! One being a hot trend from 2017 and the other being the latest hair trend of 2018. Time to place our bets on which braided look is here to stay...
The 2017 Boxer braids
The hairstyle: An urban and contemporary version of the schoolgirl plaits, the classic boxer braids are a cool look. It can be made using the Dutch braiding technique, in which 3 sections of hair are woven one from the top of the other, unlike from under as in a French braid.
Styling: Boxing braids make for perfect sporty hairstyles and can be used as an edgy casual look. You will have to use a strong hold hairspray like the Infinium by L'Oréal Professionnel . It will prevent frizz and flyaways in your hair.
What the editors say: Cool and manageable, boxer braids showcase the "don't mess with me" look. You are advised to apply a dry shampoo like the Morning After Dust from Tecni.ART if you have silky hair, for more texture and hold.
2018: Multi boxer braids
The hairstyle: The multi boxer braids have emerged from the classic 2017 boxer braids. This hairstyle consists of five braids, one at the ear level and another at the curve of the top. Use your Dutch braiding skills with confidence or get it created by a stylist.
Styling: The chic look requires your hair to be finished and tame to be handled. Use a styling gel like Fix Move , which is applied before you blow dry and start braiding. It is used to give more shine and control, maintaining your hair's flow.
What the editors say: The hairstyle seems slightly tough to create, but you get a hang of it easily. Wear the look for your sports activities or for shopping. It's your choice!