Braided Hairstyles For Short Hair: This Is How You Can Style Them!
Braids are a simple and beautiful way to keep your hair out of your face. There are countless instructions and ideas on how to braid long hair. With short hair, things are a little different. Therefore, we present 11 braided hairstyles that you can easily imitate at home with short hair! French braids, herringbone braids, or boxer braids: this is how braided hairstyles work, even with short hair.
French braids with space buns
Blogger Salirasa is a real pro when it comes to styling short hair. Here's how you can replicate it:
- Part your hair in the middle.
- Braid your hair front to back.
- Add a strand each time. Make sure the braid is set high.
- When you get to the back of your head, gather the rest of your hair and tie it into a mini bun.
- Repeat the same on the other side.
Simple dutch braid at the side
- Make a (middle) part.
- Take a large strand and divide it into three parts.
- Braid them together. Straighten the braid backward so that there is no dent.
- Tie them together at the end and secure the braid with a clip.
Actress Carey Mulligan shows that even very short hair can be spiced up with braids. That's how it's done:
- Make a side part.
- Separate small strands at the top of your head and braid them into pigtails.
- Slightly twist the braids together and secure them with clips under the top hair at the back.
Half bun with a double Dutch braid
This braided hairstyle is also really cute and also works with super short hair.
- Divide off three sections of hair that are about the same width at the top of your head.
- Braid each strand individually into a Dutch braid, i.e. from the inside out. Always add a small strand.
- When you get to the back of your head, grab the rest of your hair and tie it in a bun. You can easily pull it apart for a messy look.
French braided updo
- Part your hair in the middle. It has to be pulled through to the back.
- Braid your hair on one side, inside out. Always add a small strand.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Pin the two ends together at the back of your head.
Small herringbone braids on the sides
You should at least have a bob for this braided hairstyle to succeed:
- Take a large front strand at a time. Make sure both strands are the same size.
- Braid them into small herringbone braids. To do this, divide a large strand into two and bring a small strand from the outside into the middle. Then this is repeated on the other side.
- Make sure you hold your braid backward as you braid so there are no dents.
- Pin the two braids at the back of your head.
- To add volume to the braids, you can pull the hair out a little.
French braided side buns
- Part your hair in the middle.
- Braid your hair from the outside on both sides. Keep adding strands every now and then.
- Tie the rest into a bun at the back of your head.
- Loosen the strands by gently tugging on them.
Influencer Caro Daur shows how it's done: Even short and thin hair can be skillfully braided. If you braid the side part in thin braids close to the head, it almost looks like a stylish sidecut.
- Separate side parting.
- Divide the side section of hair into 3 roughly equal sections.
- Braid each section close to the head like a fishbone towards the back of the head and secure with a bobby pin.
Not a classic braid, but still a great idea for short hair!
- Create a side or center part.
- Draw a line about 3 cm from your hairline. Repeat on the other side. Pin the back hair so it doesn't get in your way.
- After about 2 cm, put the first elastic band in your little braid.
- Part off a small strand again. Tie them together with the first braid again 2 cm below.
- Repeat this step until you are finished. You can add volume to the braid by pulling on the strands. Repeat the steps on the other side if you like.
Double side braids in a sidecut look
- Pull a side part all the way to the back of your head.
- Tuck the rest of the hair away so it doesn't get in the way.
- Part another part between your side parting and your ear. There should be two strands of the same size.
- Braid both strands inside out. Keep adding small strands to your braiding.
- Tie the braids together.
Braided Mohawk look
Admittedly, this hairstyle is not exactly easy. But with a little practice, the voluminous braided look can be achieved:
- Tie two pigtails in the area above your forehead. One should be just below the other. They should be the same size and placed in the middle.
- Divide the top braid in two. Tie it under the second braid along with a left and right strand.
- Take the second braid and repeat the step.
- Keep doing this until you get to the end. You can loosen it up easily by pulling on the strands.
French braid in a zigzag look
- Make a slanting part at the front of your head.
- Clip back the front hair. You'll need them later.
- Braid your hair along the line from back to front. The strands go from the inside out. Add a little hair every now and then.
- Once you get to the front, continue braiding along your hairline. Use the strands you pinned out earlier.
Loose Dutch side braid
- Part your hair in a side part.
- Braid along your hairline from the inside out to your ear. Add a few strands at a time.
- Tie the hair up. Take a small section of hair and tie it around the elastic.
- Gently tug on your braid to add volume.