When you have short hair, it can feel like all the cool styles are permanently out of your reach—but we here at Daily Makeover know better. We’ve rounded up the coolest, most chic short braided hairstyles that you’re going to fall in love with. Click through and see our favorite styles, as well as how to get them out of your dreams and onto your head!
When you have short hair, it can feel like all the cool styles are permanently out of your reach—but we here at Daily Makeover know better. We've rounded up the coolest, most chic short braided hairstyles that you're going to fall in love with. Click through and see our favourite styles, as well as how to get them out of your dreams and onto your head!
This gorgeous braided updo works best on people with bob and lob-length hair without a lot of layers. To get this style, French braid your hair into a short tail, fasten it with a hair tie and tuck it underneath itself, pinning it down. If you have loose sections at the side, backcomb them a little for grip and swoop them over, feeding them into the braid. Pin them down, blast with hairspray and voila!
This braided style works best on second or third-day hair—so fight your urges to wash every day for best results. Comb your hair back from your face, then loosely braid (or twist) your hair around your head like a crown. Fasten in the back with a couple of pins in a color similar to your hair. If pieces come out, don't stress...this style looks better slightly undone!
This chic-to-death style takes advantage of braids in several widths, and can incorporate extensions for additional length or stick to natural. Braid each cornrow up towards the top of your head, twisting the free ends over one another to create the freeform twists.
We love Carey Mulligan's adorable wavy pixie with fishtail braids! To get this look, loosely curl your lovely locks and brush them out for an undone wave. Next, separate out two sections of hair, one near the front of your hairline and one slightly beneath. Fishtail plait each section back, pinning the first braid on top of the second for a cool twisted look.
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If you have a bob, you have all the hair you need for this style: simply plait two braids near the nape of your neck, then cross them over one another in a knot, pinning them securely in place. You can sweep back any shorter front sections with additional bobby pins, or you can let strands around your face run wild and free!
We love the height of these front-facing braided bangs! To get this look, work some dry shampoo through the front of your hair for additional volume, then begin French braiding your bangs from left to right. Make sure you don't pull the hair in too tightly; the looser your plait, the poofier the hair.
This fine front-braid is totally sensational, and great for keeping pixie-length hair from driving you nuts as you grow it out. Starting with a piece of hair right behind your hair, split into three sections and braid it upwards, incorporating fine pieces of hair as you go. Pin it behind your ear when it get to the other side. Voila!
This side braid is super-chic and works on even the shortest hair. For a cool asymmetrical look, deep part your hair to one side and French braid just the thicker side, pinning it behind your ear.