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:
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 Love Beauty and Planet Lavender & Argan Natural Oils Infusion. This serum will keep your braids glossy and fresh.
2. Curly Bob Braids
One of our favorite ways to liven up a more basic short hairstyle is by experimenting with texture. To make your braids pop, try using curly extensions instead of straight braiding hair.
3. Lob Style
Bobs and lobs aren’t just for straight hair types. If you want a shorter look to your style, cut your braids into this trendy lob cut.
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 Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.
5. Faux Bob Braids
Want short box braids on a longer length? Fake the look of bob braids by pulling your hair up into two ponytails.
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.