Free People Blog · Mar 26, 2016

3 Ways To Braid Short Hair

Take your short locks to the next level with these three braided styles!
I think we can all agree that braids are forever amazing. They’re fabulous. And…it’s easy to assume that they only work with long hair. But even a pixie cut can be woven into something beautiful. It just takes a little imagination, or some inspiration, which I’m happy to share with you here. Take your short locks to the next level with these three braided styles below!

Style 1

This style works great if you have a bob cut that’s on the shorter side. Grab a section of hair as if you’re going to do a half up half down pony, but weave the section of hair into a french braid before securing with a hair tie to put a unique spin on this classic look.

Style 2

This is the style you though you couldn’t do with your short locks, but actually can do: Cornrows… but the short hair version. Rather than struggle with braiding all the way down, stop half way and let the rest of the hair live in a pony tail. 50% cornrows, 50% pig tails, 100% practical.

Style 3

If your hair is long enough to tie back into a pony, this look is great for a workout when you want to keep your hair off of the neck, but liven up a more traditional style. Section off into 4 parts — two up top, and two at the sides. French braid each section back until you reach the crown. Secure each section with a small/clear hair tie. Gather the rest of your hair and pull back into a ponytail. Voila!

If you have short hair, what other ways do you incorporate braids? Let us know in the comments below!

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