Cutting your hair short is a great look for those hot summer days and your hair will be so much easier to care for. There are far less tangles to deal with when your hair is short for one thing. You can stay cooler with less hair on those hot, humid days. You hair will be light and bouncy feeling, too. Having short hair does not limit you to only one look, though. There are still many ways you can style your hair. Braided hairstyles for short hair are some of the ways that you can easily change your look and it won’t cost you a thing, except for a little time. Short, braided hairstyles are a great trend for the upcoming summer season.
Let’s Take a look on 10 Superbly Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair
The first look you can do yourself is a front braid across the top of your forehead to help keep the sweat off of your forehead and away from your eyes. This sweet look is perfect for a day at the office. It is also a good way to make your face look longer and thinner and helps to make your eyes the focal point of your face. A great way to beat the heat and look cute at the same time, is to braid your short hair. Braiding your hair helps to keep it off of your skin, so that the air can circulate around your head better and help to keep you cool. There are different ways of braiding short hair to achieve a variety of looks. Cute braided hairstyles are the perfect look for both Spring and Summer.
Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame, often braids her hairstyles for a cute and efficient look. Her braided hairstyles make her look calm, cool and collected. Emma is a great inspiration for showing how to wear this fashion trend. Who wouldn’t want to look as adorable as she does with her hair like this? In this photo Emma demonstrates how to braid your hair around the back of your head to keep it up off of your neck another great way to keep cool in the heat and look sophisticated at the same time.
Braids and Bangs
Incorporating your bangs into your braid is a great way to keep your hair out of your eyes and give your face a fresh appearance. This can be done casually for a flirty, fun look that’s great for a day out at the beach or at a picnic. You’ll look adorable with this easy to do style. Once you learn how to braid you can create lots of easy braided hairstyles and never have the same old, boring hair again.
If you want to be a little wild, you can always buy some temporary hair coloring, and braid your hair in bun style.This pretty bun braid will look just good with any casual wear and is one of the best look for summer.
Having your hair loosely braided is another casual way to wear your short hair. This is another one of those easy braided hairstyles that are no fuss and quick to do if you are short on time. This is a great look for a day of shopping or if you want to do your hair a little different for a day at work. You can braid just one side of your hair or both sides if you prefer. There are many choices you can make when you decide which braided hairstyles you want to try. There are so many braided hairstyles for short hair to choose from and you can find many varieties online and tutorials to follow to be able to get those looks doing them yourself.
There are different braided looks for every type of short hair, whether you hair is straight, curly or wavy. Everyone can add braids to their hair no matter what type they have. You can enhance your wavy hair with cute braided hairstyles, like this one shown above. This style gives your hair a little more definition and causes your waves to be more noticeable. This would be a wonderful look for a bridesmaid as it is softly romantic. So don’t let your hair type keep you from trying out this hot trend for summer.
Pixie braids are much less work when your hair is short to begin with. Pixie braiding takes a lot of time to do and would be a style you would wear for a long period of time. You need to do very small sections of hair for very thin braids. You can make pixie braids for just one section of your head or do all of your hair, like the picture above. The great thing about pixie braids is that once you have braided all your hair, you can then work with the braids to create different looks. They can be tied up together into a ponytail or worn as a bun or arranged just about anyway you can think of.
Wearing pigtails is another braided hairstyle option for short hair. This is a simple style and you don’t need to have long, flowing locks to pull this look off. Don’t worry if you find your hair looks a little messy when you try this method it is in fashion to leave it that way. Don’t fuss too much over getting your hair to look absolutely perfect. Leaving this style a little messy just makes it look like you are an active person with a relaxed attitude. Pigtails are great way to keep your hair tied up and out of the way if you need to.
French braid and Waterfall Braid
French braided hairstyles work for short hair just as well as they do for long hair. A french braid is very versatile and works just as well for an important business meeting as it does for attending a wedding. You can wear this style for any occasion at all. It would be a good idea to practice this style of braiding as it may take some time to master. You basically follow the original way to braid, but bring in more hair from the right and left side each time you cross the side over the middle strand. Try following the link below for a picture video guide for how to do French Braids.
Your hair can be a work of art. Adding colour or adornments and styling it with different braiding techniques give you a world of opportunity to create any look you want. Begin by using just basic braiding and trying different looks. Learning how to French Braid will give you the skills you’ll need to do other styles like French Lace and Waterfall braiding.
Braided hairstyles for short hair do not have to be limited to only one way of braiding. This waterfall braid is very eye catching and works wonderfully with short hair. This is another look that requires you to learn how to French braid first, so it is well worth the effort to learn that style. This would be especially adorable on a flower girl at a wedding, or for any special occasion you have to attend.
Braided hairstyles for short hair can create numerous possibilities like this pretty, Peek-a-boo braiding at the sides just above the ears. This is a clever way to accentuate your cute ears or a gorgeous pair of earrings you want to show off. Short braided hairstyles don’t have to be limited to one kind of braiding. There are various ways to braid your hair. Once you are confident with your ability to do regular braiding, you can try other methods like pixie, cornrowing or french braiding to name a few.
Short Hair Braids with Accessories
Decorate your braid or braids for added pizzazz. Try using flowers, bows, pins, ribbons or any hair adornment you like. For more added flair you could try the trend of temporarily colouring your braid so it stands out even more. Brides often add flowers like baby’s breath and ribbons to braided hair for a romantic look. Short braided hairstyles are perfect for decorating as the accesories don’t get lost in a cascade of long hair but instead they ‘pop’ out and will make you more noticeable. Show off your own unique tastes and style by adding some colour and design with decorations you love. Any look is possible, whether it be country, city, modern, antique or any style of your choosing with the simple addition of an ornament along with your braid.
How to Braid Short Hair
The tools you will need to braid are a comb, and something to tie the ends to keep your braid together, such as ribbons, strings, bows or hair elastic ties. You may also want to add hair pins or other decorations, depending on how fancy you want your braids hairstyles to be.
Braiding short hair requires very little preparation. It is best to have clean, damp, combed or brushed hair, free from any tangles before you begin. Your braid will hold together better and be easier to work with if it is not thoroughly dry, but still damp after washing it. If your hair is damp when you braid it, when you take out the braiding your hair will have a beautiful.
To create braided hairstyles for short hair, you first need to learn the steps of how to braid. Start off by separating the section of hair that you wish to braid. If you are going for a casual look, you can do this with your hands. However, if you want it to look more neat, than you may need to use a comb to section off your hair perfectly.
Now that you have separated the hair that you wish to braid, you need to divide this section into three parts. You take the right section and cross it over in front of the middle section. This now makes it the middle section. Take the left section and cross it over the new middle section. The tricky part is holding your hair in place while you do this. You continue by crossing the right side over the middle and again with the left repeating this process until you have completed the braid to your satisfaction. You can make your braid as tight or loose as you would like. Once your braid is done you can tie it with a ribbon or string or use a specially made hair elastic to tie off the end to keep your braid from falling apart. Do not use any regular rubber style elastics you find as this can damage your hair by breaking it or it can get tangled up in your hair needing to be cut out, ruining your hair.
If you have never braided before you may want to practice with some string or ribbons until you are able to do your hair. This video shows just basic braiding using string, but it is the same technique for braiding your hair.
How to Braid
Braided hairstyles for short hair can be either fun and flirty or elegant and sophisticated depending on what you want your hair to look like or what event you will be attending. With a little time and practice you will soon be creating many braided hairstyles for your short hair. Everyone will be impressed with your ability to change your hairstyles so often and with little effort on your part. Don’t be surprised if you find your friends begging you to do their hair, too. You will easily have a fun summer and stay cool with the looks you’ve seen here.
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