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10 Easy Braids for Short Hair You Can Do in Minutes

Short on time... and hair? These braided looks are for you.

Looking for ways to mix up your short hair in a matter of minutes? One of our favorite ways to do so is with braids! Easy braids for short hair are a fun way to upgrade your short crop with the addition of one or a few braids. Whether you have a pixie, a short bob, or are growing out any iteration of a short haircut, try out the most coveted easy hairstyle braids for short hair today!

Easy Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair: 10 Easy Looks to Try

1. Braided Bun

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A braided bun versatile enough for a variety of occasions. Photo by Engin Akyurt

If your hair is too short to be gathered up into a top knot but is long enough for a semi-crown braid, opt for this cool braided bun. Apply Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil onto your hair to create shine, then braid your hair on each side, then pull your hair back into a low mini-ponytail or bun.

2. Side Braid with Accessories

easy braids for short hair with accessories
Jazz up braids for short hair with an accessory.

You know what they say: “If you got it, flaunt it!” Own your short hair and wear any look you, please. Try a slicked-back style and give it a more playful touch with a side braid. Comb your hair back, pull out a section at the front, and begin your baby plait. To elevate the look, pair your short braid with a fun and cute hair accessory.

3. Side-Swept Braided Bang

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Try a sophisticated, easy, and super cool braid option for short hair: the faux bang. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Bangs on short hair are fun and all, but sometimes you want to switch things up. Braided bangs are one of the latest and most stylish ways to sport a fringe on your short hair. This side-swept braided bang hairstyle adds a touch of fancy to an understated short look. Add a spritz of TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hair Spray to ensure that your stays put all day long.

4. Skinny Accent Braid

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Create a subtle statement with a skinny accent braid. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This chic peek-a-boo braid is one of the cutest braids for short hair looks. Give your look some cool-girl status with this super easy and quick styling technique. Simply refresh your hair with some dry shampoo, like Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo. If needed, brush hair to detangle, then create a tiny plait on either side of your hair.

5. Front Braids with Extensions

Add some length to your short hairstyle with extensions. Photo by Bjorn Pierre

Add some length to your look with a little ponytail extension to braid your hair. This style looks best when your hair extension piece matched your natural hair color and/or texture. Not only is this front braid easy to style but a beautiful high-fashion-like look.

6. Pigtail French Braids

Sleek your hair back with French braids. Photo by Olamide Gabriel

French braid your hair back for the ultimate sleek hair-do. This braid hairstyle is a great look for anyone who is looking for a simple everyday look that will move with you, and help frame your face beautifully.

7. Waterfall Braid

Waterfall braids are a gorgeous look for any hair length and can be styled a multitude of ways. We especially recommend this look with curly hair or loose waves for the ultimate eye-catching look.

8. Pigtail Braids

Pigtail braids
This look is gorgeous regardless of hair length. Photo by Tasos Mansour

Pigtail braids are a style that will never go out of style and can be worn on a variety of hair types and hair textures. Heal your inner child with this timeless look that never fails as a go-to look.

9. Loose Fishtail Braid Ponytails

Keep it relaxed with a loose bun. Photo by Dan Gold

Who doesn’t love the relaxed look every now and then? Whether you’re spending the day lounging or running errands, this look is an interesting take on the fishtail braids hairstyle loved by many.

10. High Back Braid

A timeless, classic look. Photo by Joshua Rondeau

Wear your hair high and proud with this upward ponytail. This easy braid on short hair is the perfect look for framing your face and can be dressed up or dressed down in several different ways.

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