Bob Braids: Our Favorite Styles to Try

Miriam Herst | 15 June 2018

Short bob braids styles are on the rise and we can’t get enough of them.

As far as short hairstyles go, the bob and lob are some of our favorite trends that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Celebrities, bloggers and street style stars alike are all rocking this short and easy trend. When it comes to cutting your natural hair into a short style like this, you may think that you can’t rock braided styles anymore, right? Think again, because bob braids are all the rage. If you’re a little hesitant to try out bob braids or any bob braids styles, a scroll through our collection of this style is sure to convince you to give it a shot:

Bob Braids: Short Styling Ideas for Natural Hair

bob braids half up bun
Sweep your bob braids up into a trendy half updo.

1. Chic Half-Up Bob Braids

This is likely the chicest iteration of bob braids, and this style is one of our favorites in particular. Elegant, effortless and chic, these braids work perfectly for school or the workplace. They also easily transition for an evening out. The top half is swept back away from the face, allowing this style to open up your face for a brighter appearance. Keep your half-up style shiny and fresh-looking with a coat of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. This serum will keep your braids glossy and fresh.

bob braids colorful updo
Play around with color.

2. Experiment With Color

One of our favorite ways to liven up a more basic short hairstyle is by experimenting with color. To really make your braids pop, try playing with a bold color for mega contrast.

bob braids high bun
Draw the eye up.

3. Top Knot

Top knots are easy, convenient and always in style, and this variation is no exception. Pull your braids up into a high top knot for an easy and chic style.

bob braids classic bob
Consider this classic style.

4. Classic Bob

Lose the length and ditch your longer strands in favor of this classic braided bob look. Ask your stylist for a length that hits just above your collarbone for a universally flattering look you won’t be able to stop obsessing over. Give it a shiny finish with a few spritzes of Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready Shine Spray.

bob braids low ponytail
Pull your hair back into a low ponytail.

5. Low Ponytail

By far the simplest and easiest version of this style is a simple low ponytail. Gather your bob braids back into a low pony for an easy and chic look that transitions seamlessly from day to night.

Editor’s note: Prep your hair with a moisturizing product to ensure that your hair stays healthy and strong underneath your braids. We love Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner for this exact purpose as it moisturizes and protects each strand of hair individually.