A lot of people believe that it’s hard to create braids for short hair. Mainly because it’s difficult for the braids to stay intact without the length. However, messy hairstyles are a trend now. Even if you have cropped cuts, you can still embrace these amazing braids. You can experiment with various braiding hairstyles such as braided bangs, headband braids, waterfall braids, fishtail braids and so much more! Additionally, you don’t need long hair to create a huge impact this summer.
Having long hair is not really bad. But with short hair, it can give you less sweat during summer and at the same time your hair dries up quickly. But when it comes to styling, sometimes you feel that there is some limitation. If you are sick of wearing the same style every day then you can consider braids for short hair to create a new look. If you can pull off a simple ponytail then you can also pull off these simple and amazing braided styles. Here are 21 must-have braids for short hair to inspire you and get you excited!
Best Braids for Short Hairstyles
Messy Waterfall Braids
This hairstyle is ideal for girls who want to make some mess with their hair at the same time want to draw attention from the crowd.
Cool Braids for Short Hair
Braids are not for Rapunzel only since it has become common among girls with shoulder-length hair.
Fishtail Braid Half Up Hairstyle
This is an easy fishtail braid that can suit perfectly on your short hair.
Braided Asian Hairstyle
Are you getting tired of wearing the same old hairstyle all over again? Then perhaps it’s time to try something new.
Simple Braids for Short Hair
It is a common misconception that braids are not meant for short hair. It can be a bit challenging yet it is definitely possible.
Fishtail braids are incredible since there are a number of styles that you can experiment with.
Super Cute Fishtail
Are you looking for a cool and fresh hairstyle that only requires a little time to create? Then you should try this one.
Red Hair with Braids
Even if you have short hair, this should not stop you from trying out different braided hairstyles.
You can still wear a waterfall braid despite having short hair.
Short Curly Hair with Waterfall Braid
Want to take your French braid to the next level?
Cool Braids For Short Hair
This is a dual Dutch braid which looks sweet and edgy as well.
Short Hair Braid
You might think that it’s possible to turn your short hair into an amazing wedding hair. But it’s possible!
Braids and Halo
This hairstyle is one of the favorites among women with short hair.
With some effort, you can wear this hairstyle today.
Double French Braid
To create this style, make a side parting and do two French braids on the front.
Easy Cute Braids For Short Hair
Keep it small to look cute!
Extra Cool Short Box Braids
With this hairstyle, you can forget about your daily styling routine.
This style suits any occasion, try it!
French Braid Hairstyles
A perfect braid for short hair. You can wear it anytime.
Simple Braids For Short Hair
Even kids can look cute with simple braids.
A perfect style for those who have one length hair.
Braids for Men with Short Hair
With the current trend, you will see now that braids are not only for women. It is easy for men with long hair to embrace this hairstyle. However, men with short hair can likewise rock this style! Take a look at the following braids for men with short hair.
Man Bun Braids
If you have longer hair on top, you can tie the ends of your hair in a bun like this.
With feed-in braids, you begin with slim braids then gets bigger at the end. This kind of style provides form to your hairstyle.
Braided Ponytail with Highlights
Though man buns are a trend right now, you can still be stylish by tying your braids in a ponytail and adding some highlights.
You are still a winner when you choose the simple double braids. The double braids with its straightforward style complements any face shape.
Cornrows with Ponytail
Not fond of buns with your cornrows? Once your braids are set tie the tips into a ponytail.
You will certainly feel like a king when style your hair in crown braids! See how the two braids are positioned to look like a crown?
Braid with Undercut
An undercut can give you an edgier vibe when you add it with your braids.
In styling your cornrows you have endless design possibilities to choose from. You can design your locks in any size, form, or style you desire. Thus, it is better you already have an idea which unique design you want for your cornrows before going to your stylist.
How to do Braid Short Hair
Want to have a quick and easy hairstyle? If you have a shoulder-length hair then you can experiment with different styles including this messily braided crown. Here are the steps on how to do it.
- Step One: It’s best, to begin with, a wavy hair. You’re lucky if you have a wavy hair if you don’t then you need to curl it.
- Step Two: Begin on one side by grabbing a section of your hair. Divide it into three parts and start braiding. As you continue braiding, grab a few strands from the top layer and include this on your current braided hair.
- Step Three: When you reach near the ears, do not add strands anymore on your braids.
- Step Four: Use a pin to secure it temporarily.
- Step Five: Do the same on the other side.
- Step Six: When done, grab the two braids and secure them together with an elastic.
- Step Seven: For a carefree look, you can loosen up the braids a bit and pull out a few strands and you’re done!
Here is another quick and easy braided style that you can try on your short hair:
Braids for short hair can be a bit intimidating especially when it requires more length. However, instead of choosing extensions or complicated twists, you can try these creative and easy styles we have collected for you. Aside from braids, there are also other stunning short hairstyles that you can do such as a bob cut, layered hairstyles, and others.
Raissa Diaz is a freelance hairstylist for a long time. Her expertise started as she was fascinated with hairstylists in a salon. She continues to become more adept in her field and enjoys her free time sharing her knowledge through articles.