If you don’t want to be weighed down by the sheer length of Lemonade braids but are still looking for a protective style, braided bobs are the perfect match for you. Though the short cut of the hair might seem to also cut your stylistic options in the process, bobs still leave enough wiggle room for creativity and individuality.

Here are 12 of the many braided bob hairstyles we’re obsessed with right now.


Bringing part of the bob up allows you to play around with the look as well as overall volume of your hair. To achieve this style, pull the top layer of braids to the back and then secure it with a pin.

2. Bouncy Crochet Braid Bob


These large, voluminous ringlets vary greatly from the traditional box braid. The curls also frame the face in the most flattering way, giving you a more innocent look.

3. Long Braided Bob


A long bob might seem like an oxymoron, but hear us out. Sweeping past the shoulders, longer braided bobs give you more to work with: whether that means more room for voluminous buns, extra braid cuffs, or extra inches of braiding string. A stylish hat also mixes well with this fancy, braided look.

4. Red Braided Bob


Red is the first color detected by the human eye, and you’ll be the first one to attract attention with such a stylistic statement. Gold, not silver, cuffs will make this bold bob style pop out even more.

5. Tribal Box Braid Bob


This bobbed version of the common, long jumbo braids look is much lighter on the shoulders than its lengthier counterpart. Adding braiding string to the style as well as hair cuffs compliment the thickness of each individual braid.

6. Feed-in Braided Bob


Adding feed-in braids to your next braided bob hairstyle will result in a more intricate, sophisticated look that’s bound to turn heads. Braids of a lighter color, like platinum blonde, will bring even more attention to the complex rows.

7. Braided Bob with Cuffed Ends


This style is perfect for those who like to keep it simple. The addition of not one, but two, golden hair cuffs to the end of each braid emphasize this clean-cut, bob shape even more.

8. Braided Bob with Bun


This bob alternative is perfect for those whose fresh braided bob has become a dull, repetitive style. If you plan on creating a bun from the bob, it’s recommended that you ask your stylist to layer the hairstyle enough to make this possible.

9. Electric Blues and Hues Braided Bob


Last but definitely not least, this highlighted blunt bob is bound to shock everyone who crosses your path. Silver cuffs placed at the very end of each bring out this bright blue’s electric hue even more. Which look is your favorite? Share with us in the comments!

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