We don’t call box braids our favorite protective style for nothing. Not only is the hairstyle low maintenance, but it’s also appropriate for every occasion and including holiday parties.

To show us how to manipulate the style into unique updos, fancy fishtail plaits, and cool crowns, we turned to one of our favorite box braid babes, Storm Reid. Over the years, the 16-year-old actress has given us a ton of incredible box braid looks and many of which we’ll be revisiting this holiday season.

To see which of Reid’s dynamic ‘dos are on our radar, check out the gallery below.

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