4 Easy Braids for Short Hair You Can Do in Minutes

Alyssa François | 22 August 2016

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 hairstyles braids short hair today!

Easy Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair: 4 Easy Looks to Try

easy braids for short hair crown braid
Opt for crown braid-inspired updo. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Braided Bun

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 some of the 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.

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

2. Side Braid with Accessories

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.

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

3. Side-Swept Braided Bang

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.

easy braids for short hair: accent braid
Create a subtle statement with a skinny accent braid. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Skinny Accent Braid

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.

Are you loving these easy braid short hair? Check out how you can maximize the look of your short ‘do.

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