These braids for short hair are super easy to style

Because braids are for everyone -- including short-haired girls!

Trust us when we say braids look cute on anyone, no matter the hair length. It’s also one of our favorite ways to jazz up a hairstyle as it brings a touch of texture and accessorizes any cut. But it’s understandable to think that it’s harder to pull off braids for short hair.

First of all, there’s that lack of hair to twist and tie around each other. Then, there’s that misconception that the most common braid styles just won’t work on short hair. But, we’re here to prove you wrong.

Try these braids for short hair

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Easy twist braid. Credit: Dvora.

Side twist braid

If you’re looking for a cute and quick braid for short hair, then go for the Side Twist Braid instead. It literally takes seconds to do and is the perfect style to pull-off after a shower. First, wash your hair with products that keep your hair free from frizz. Then, just separate your fringe into two, twist, and pin.

We recommend: Dove Straight & Silky Shampoo. Its gentle formula nourishes your hair to tame frizz and keep your hair smooth, silky, and manageable.

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Tight french braid for short hair. Credit:

The french braid

If you’ve ever tried to pull your short hair back into a ponytail, you’d be familiar with the struggle of keeping short strands of hair from sticking out from all sides. So next time, opt for this french braided pony. Just do two to three small french braids and tie them all together at the ends.

Editor’s tip: Finish off your look with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make sure no strand is out of place.

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Short hair waterfall braid.

Waterfall braid

One of the braid styles that is actually easier for short hair is the Waterfall Braid. It may take a bit of practice, but this braid style not only keeps your hair away from your face but it also adds movement and flow to the back of your hair.

Editor’s tip: When you want to further accentuate the beachy waves, give your hair a good misting of the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.

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Tucked side fringe braid for short hair. Credit: Raquel Brust.

Tucked side braid fringe

Braids are a great alternative to hair bands or hair clips when you want your hair out of your face. A tucked side braid fringe is also great for days when your short hair doesn’t want to cooperate. Just spritz with a dry shampoo (we love the TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo), braid, and you’re good to go!

So you see, with a little creativity you can easily rock a braided hairstyle for your short hair. After all, the key to short hair braids is accepting that the braiding technique will be different. Once you’ve accepted that, you can modify any braid for your short hair.