How To Rock Braids On Short Hair

Celeb inspo included


If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “braided hair” is an image of long, flowing, Rapunzel-like tresses, think again. The coolest braids are now found on short ’dos.

Celebs like Carey Mulligan and Sienna Miller are making short-hair braids their signature look, while others like Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson have also worked with chic braids in short hairdos.

To work braids into short hair, all you need is a longish, shaggy fringe or layers. Twist a messy French braid down the side towards one ear and pin it in place. Waterfall braids work well too, if your fingers are dextrous enough to manage it. 

Don’t have thick voluminous locks? Don’t sweat it. A fine braid peeking out from a tousled mane works just as well.

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