Short hair braids – 7 good ideas

Braids are a great way to style your hair when you want something creative. They can be elegant, casual, or even cute depending on the type of braid and the way they are worn. We will take a look at some different types of braids that can work for short hair styles in this blog post!

Two flat braids

Two flat braids
Photo from @braidsbyvixs

One of the easiest and most elegant braids you can make for short hair is the basic flat braid. It is good for all types of short hair, thick or thin, curly or straight. It also looks good with messy hair! The braid can touch any area of your head that you like. But such braids will look best on the vertex. First gather your hair into a bun and then carefully start braiding flat braids at an equal distance from each other.

Cross braiding

Cross braiding
Photo from @reka.hair

Cross braiding is a great option for any type of short hair. You can do it in the morning when you eat breakfast or before going to bed. The process doesn’t take long and looks very stylish on women with different hairstyles such as bob, pixie or medium length hairstyles. Comb your hair and then just braid a plain simple braid and another one. Then these braids have to be joined together. You can continue braiding, or you can tie them together with elastic bands or a hairpin.

Multicolored braids

Multicolored braids
Photo from @aliciajoandesigns

If you have a lot of different colors in your hair, this type of braid is for you. It looks good and relaxed on long bob hairstyles or medium-length haircuts. To make these braids, simply divide your hair into two parts: from one part make the first braid and from the other part make the second braid. In this braiding, it is better to use the type of braid. It is braided close to the scalp, which gives a beautiful result after.

If your hair has a classic natural coloring, then use bright and colorful strands in braids.

Romantic side braid

Romantic side braid
Photo from @braidbossdipali

A simple and easy braid, yet perfect for a wedding or prom night. The side braid is perfect for those women who don’t like to spend a lot of time styling in the morning. It looks great with short straight haircuts, but it is also suitable for long hair, especially if it has a few curls at the ends of the strands.

Imitation braids – flagella

Imitation braids - flagella
Photo from @luxshinehair

They look very interesting and unusual. Here, the strands are simply gathered and twisted into curls. It looks like pigtails, but it’s not. The curls themselves can be made very tight or, on the contrary, relaxed.

Patterned braiding

Patterned braiding
Photo from @dannydidmyhair

Patterned weaving is considered the most difficult and is not suitable to perform without assistance. Here the hair is braided in very tight and flat types of braids, which give a beautiful and unusual pattern.

More tresses

More tresses
Photo from @befon_lak

Do not stop at just one or two braids, make them more. The number will depend on the thickness of the short hair and your skills. It is better to make such braids on the parietal zone, at an equal distance from each other. Decorate them with bright hairpins or beads.

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