How Much Do Box Braids Cost?

Box braids are not braided to the scalp and move freely.  Famous celebrities, such as Beyonce, Brandy and even Solange Knowles, to name a few, are noted to wear box braids with glamor and elegance.

This type of hairstyle is great for those who want a low-maintenance hairstyle and can work with anyone who has long enough hair to braid.

Long Hair No Care VOL. Karlito’s Way by Instant Vantage, on Flickr
Long Hair No Care VOL. Karlito’s Way” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Instant Vantage

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Average Reported Cost: $165.89

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Was it worth it?  

  1. Jay (New York,  New York) paid $100 and said:

    It was done nicely not too tight and they didn’t mess up my edges

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Roshia (Maui,  Hawaii) paid $65 and said:

    I loved it

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. lila (Boise,  Idaho) paid $65 and said:

    Hate it it ruined my life!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. Maria (New Orleans,  Louisiana) paid $63 and said:


    Was it worth it? No

  5. Nicole (Denver,  Colorado) paid $400 and said:

    Asked for boxed braided wrapped with loose curl. Provided picture to of what I wanted my hair to look like. Got something totally different. Hated everything about it.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  6. Veronica (stone mountain,  Georgia) paid $130 and said:

    Was it worth it? Yes

  7. shanaenae (Chicago,  Illinois) paid $500 and said:

    it was so much money

    Was it worth it? Yes

  8. Jessica (Choctaw,  Oklahoma) paid $50 and said:

    Box braids

    Was it worth it? Yes

  9. Lovy paid $120 and said: said:

    Cornrows to the front and 5 rows of singles in the back.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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