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10 Fashionable Braids to Try for Short Hair

The summer heat is here! We are pretty sure you have been itching to chop those long tresses off for a fresh, new short hairdo. Well, cutting your hair short isn’t a very easy decision to make because once you go for it, there’s no turning back. In addition, you are probably thinking about how your choice of hairstyles would be so limited once you go short. One of the most popular hairstyles you are going to most likely miss is doing braids on your hair. It’s easy to braid your hair if you have got long tresses. However, it may seem sort of impossible to do so if you are a short-haired girl. But hey, that’s not true at all! You can definitely try out so many types of fashionable summer braids even if you have short hair. Curious on what these styles are? Then you only have to keep on scrolling down!

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10 braids for short hair:

#1 Messy French Braid

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If you’ve got short hair, there’s a possibility that you have got a few strands that peeks out of the strands uncontrollably. But you know what, just embrace them! We found this gorgeous French braid from one of the models about to hit the runway. She made it look pretty and effortless by letting random sections of hair to peek out. You do not have to squeeze every stand into the braid, so don’t fret! The random sections of hair or fringe actually add to the dimensions of your face.

#2 Cute Fringe Fishtail Braid

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If you want something simple, youthful and unique, you have got to try this cute fishtail braid. You only need to take your fringe and braid it into a fishtail. Are you currently clueless on how to do a fishtail braid? It’s actually pretty simple. Check this easy short hair tutorial out featuring fish braids.

#3 One-side French Braid

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This one-side French Braid adds quite a summery or springy feeling to your hairdo. French braids tend to look flat when your hair doesn’t have much volume. To make the French braid look more dimensional, you have to build up your hair’s volume. You can either do some teasing or apply a volumizing mousse to make it a bit poufy. Start braiding one side of your hair and loosen it up a bit for more volume.

#4 Classic Three-Strand Braid

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This is the easiest braid you can ever pull off and it does work on almost every type of hair. You can choose to take a random section of hair (side, fringe or back) to braid it. If you have short hair, it is more ideal to take a small section to let the rest of your hair fall. Just like the Onde-side French Braid, you can also opt for some volume for extra drama.

#5 Mini Dutch Braid Bangs

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How about if your hair is too short? If you just recently decided to flaunt a gorgeous pixie, there are still some other ways to style it other than scrounging it with styling wax. This super unique hairstyle that we found online is just perfect if you have a pixie hair cut. Get your bangs or fringe and just braid it along your hairline for an edgy look! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial to help you out:

#6 Messy Boxer Braids

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You’ll probably think that having all your short hair strands tucked in a classic boxer braid is one tough job. Well, not if you have some bobby pins on hand. Using bobby pins is the secret to perfecting this messy boxer braids for short hair. Have some pins help you tuck some of the strands in to perfect your classic boxer braids!

#7 Sophisticated Macramé Crown Braid

If you have a bit of more time to spare to really amplify your short hairstyle braid, then try macramé braids! Braid your hair until it all forms around the crown. Just like the Messy Boxer Braids hairstyle, this will also need a handful of bobby pins and some hairstyling mousse. We know how macramé braids may seem like an intergalactic term as it is actually not a very common type of braid. If you want to know how to do it, here’s a quick basic macramé braid tutorial we found online for you:

#8 Loose Three-Strand Braids

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Three-strand braids will never go out of fashion and whether you have long or short locks, this is bound to work well. If you want a bit of more depth to your hairstyle, especially if you have got thin and short hair, try loosening your three-strand braids a bit. To achieve the look above, you have to take two sections of your hair and braid all the way to the back. Loosen the braid up for more volume.

#9 Dainty Waterfall Braid

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Here’s another unique type of braid you should definitely try out. Waterfall braids are simply beautiful! Not only that, it’s quite easy to do too. If you want braids without having to keep all your hair up, here’s a really pretty option for you to try.

#10 Pixie Dutch Braids

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Let’s show some lovin’ to those girls who sport an edgy pixie haircut! You can still rock those cute summer braids even if you are currently sporting a super short pixie. You only need to take the longest section of your hair, which is usually the fringe area up to the back. Then start braiding! You can go add some messy curls if you want more drama and style!

So there you have it! See? There are actually many ways for you to style your short locks the fashionable way. These braids are easy to do, not to mention how time-saving these are since you’ve got short hair! Step up your hair braiding game and experiment with different types of hair braids for your short hairstyle. Achieve an effortlessly gorgeous look in just a few minutes with these simple but fancy braids! More short hairstyles in this post: 8 Trendy Hairstyles for Women with Short Hair

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