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Protective hairstyles are awesome for so many reasons. Besides the obvious hair-protecting factors, protective hairstyles give us a chance to try out wild, colorful, and dramatic new looks without any real commitment (like hair dye or real loss, for instance). While we adore all things kanekalon, we have to wonder why long hairstyles get all the hype. What about the short n’ sassy?! Long box braids are glamorous, of course, but have you seen a box braid bob? Or blunt chopped box braids? You can still work an epic style without the length. Don’t believe us? Check out these gorgeous shorter ‘dos below!

You can even go super short with your box braids.

 What’s your favorite short protective style? Let us know in the comments below!

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