When considering a trendy short cut, it may cross your mind about styling your new hair. You may wonder can I still have beautiful curls or stylish braids? We are here to say you absolutely can! There are so many stunning ways to style your short hair. One of our favorite ways is braids. Braids look amazing with short hair and to show you just how much, we have found 23 of the most gorgeous braids for short hair. There is something for everyone whether you want a new hairstyle or want to create a different look on the hair you already have. You will find glam hair ideas, beachy styles and more!
1. Stylish Side Braid for Short Hair
The first hair idea we have to show you is this stylish side braid. For this look the hair is quite short and some of the hair has been braided on the side to create a five strand braid. The five strand braids are harder to create but you can find tutorials online and the end result is worth it. If the five strand is too much, then try the classic braid and it will look just as trendy!
2. Two Dutch Braids
Many can be a little anxious about cutting their hair short as they worry that they can not create amazing styles in their hair anymore. One of the styles is braids like these. This is a classic and stylish look that is often seen on long hair. As you can see, the two Dutch braids look amazing on this hair length and you can even try it on shorter hair then featured, too. A hair idea like this is proof that you can still create gorgeous looks with your short hair.
3. Multi Braid Style
If you are looking for a hairstyle that is new, fresh and trendy, then this next pick is for you. Here we have a hairstyle that features two different types of braid. It is a half-up, half-down look with a loose braid along the side. At the end of the loose braid, there is a tight fishtail braid. This is such a creative and stylish idea. You can try and recreate this hair idea or use two different braids to create your own unique braided style.
4. Boho Waves and Braid
Love boho hair and beachy waves? Then this hairstyle is for you. This is another shorter hairstyle that shows how you can still create your well loved styles on short hair. The hair has been waved beautifully and has a loose side braid. A hairstyle like this can be dressed up or down. It would even look amazing for a wedding!
5. Double Side Braids for Short Hair
Instead of trying just one braid, why not try two?! Here is a great way to wear double braids. The hair is quite short and has been braided into two side braids. This is an easy to wear and stylish look. It will suit everyone and it can be worn anywhere from work to a night out.
6. Messy Braids on a Pixie Cut
Next we have a crown braid. Crown braids are a stylish choice and frame the face beautifully. Here is a gorgeous crown braid idea for short hair. We love this hairstyle it is so funky and cute. A braid like this will look amazing all year but especially so during the summer and festivals.
7. Chunky Dutch Braid
Looking for a way to jazz up your bob? Then this hairstyle is for you. This is a short bob with a chunky Dutch braid. It is a simple braid but it really glams up the style. You can recreate this look or you can use a braid of your choice. A fishtail braid would look gorgeous, too.
8. Glam, Half Up Braid for Short Hair
In need of a glam hairstyle for a special occasion? Then check out our next pick. This short hairstyle has a vintage vibe with half-up and volume on the top. There is also a beautiful side braid too. This is an elegant and pretty hairstyle. It would be amazing for date nights, weddings, proms and other special events.
9. Messy Short Hair + Subtle Side Braid
You do not need a chunky and large braid for it to make an impact. Maybe choose something subtler like this. The hair is longer on one side and is short on the other. There is also a small side braid too. This is a funky and trendy hairstyle that is perfect for letting out your inner rock chick!
10. Short Bob with French Lace Braid
Next, we have a gorgeous light blonde bob with a French lace braid. This kind of braid is styled at the front of the hair. It is a great braid for long bangs if you want to style them up, or if they are growing out. There are tutorials online to help you try this type of braid. We love this trendy look.
11. Cute Side Dutch Braid
Our next idea is another side braid. The hairstyle features a short bob with subtle waves and has been finished off with a loose and relaxed side braid. This is a cute and chic hairstyle that will jazz up your every day hair. It will look amazing throughout the summer. We love this idea!
12. Crown Braid and Bangs
Love the crown braids? Then you need to check out this hairstyle. Here we have very short hair with bangs and a chunky crown braid. You can recreate this or try a thinner and subtler braid. A hairstyle like this would look pretty for special events or for the days where you just want to feel stylish and a little glam.
13. Trendy, Half Up Fishtail Braids
Hairstyles with two side braids that meet in the middle are very popular. Usually a classic three strand braid is used to create a half-up, half-down style. Our next idea is a little different. Here we have a short hairstyle that uses fishtail braids instead. By using fishtail braids, you get a trendy and unique hairstyle without hassle.
14. Messy Lob with a Dutch Braid
Our next idea features two different braids. One one image there is a neat and small braid and on the other there is a loose and pulled out braid. This just hows how braids can transform your look and can jazz up the same hairstyle. Braids like these will work on shorter hair too.
15. Mohawk Braid Top Knot for Short Hair
If you struggle to get all of your short hair in a braid, then you can try something like this. The hair has only been braided on the top of the head and the rest of the hair is loose. This is an easy to wear hairstyle that will suit all hair lengths. We love this look.
16. Elegant, Thin Braids for Short Hair
Next, we have an elegant look to show you. The hair has been beautifully curled and is a half-up style. It has been finished off with thin and subtle braids that are placed on top of the head and then meet in the middle. Hair like this will look amazing for a wedding or any other event where you want to look chic and glam.
17. Waterfall Braid
Waterfall braids are a beautiful way to style your hair. As you can see, the hair has an intricate pattern and looks delicate and elegant. There are so many tutorials online to help you achieve a waterfall braid like this one. With patience and practice, you can create stylish hair like this and dress it up or down to suit any occasion.
18. Pretty Braided Hairstyle for Short Hair
Earlier in the post we featured double side braids. Here is another way to wear that style. For this look two loose braids have been used and have been styled very close together. Even though there are two like the other hairstyle, you can see how different braids can create a different look.
19. Cute Braids for Short Hair
Our next idea is a trendy bun with braids. For this look the hair is very short, about chin length, and the hair has been styled into thin braids along top of the head. All the braids then meet into one small half-up bun. This is a cool and stylish hair idea that would be amazing for the summer and even the gym!
20. Two Cute & Simple Braids
Next, we have more cute double braids. This hair idea features two small single braids that have been styled next to each other. This kind of hairstyle makes the braids stand out and gives you a relaxed bohemian vibe. You could even accessorize little braids like these, maybe add a small feather for a festival look.
21. Trendy Crown Braid
Braids can also work on very short pixie hair. Just take a look at our next pick. This is a very short cut and it has been styled with a cute crown braid at the front. We love this one because the sleek side swept bangs give the hair a trendy look. This is a gorgeous hair idea that can be worn day or night, for any occasion.
22. Beach Waves and Braids
The next hairstyle we have to show you is this beachy look. For this, the hair has been beautifully waved and features two small braids that meet in the middle. Hair like this will be great for the summer but it can also be used for beach, boho and summer weddings. It would be amazing for bridesmaids.
23. Half French Braid
Last on our list of top picks is this half French braid. The hair has only been braided half way and the rest of the hair is left loose. This is a such and elegant and chic hair idea. It is great if you struggle to get all of the hair into a braid and it will look glam for any occasion. We love this hairstyle! You can try it with other braid styles too.
We hope you found some inspiration from our examples of braids for short hair.