30 Marvelous Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair

Braids are versatile, from short to long they look incredibly bewitching.  A braided hairstyle for short hair is a work of art, the patterns are adorable and a glorious way to amp up your short hair game!

We’ve seen some beautiful patterns and textures from many pop mannequins like Miley Cyrus and Hasley, which will boost your confidence. Having short hair is an ultimate addition to the beauty to add that extra oomph factor. Wave goodbye to your old and dull look! Find the best-braided hairstyles and ultimate patterns for your short hair below!

 

Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair

Bohemian Wedding Updo

Bohemian braids are classy and refreshing. This wedding braided updo with boho braid is simple and classic; they do well with any apparel.

They work well on any hair length and texture and will look stunning if you have short hair. Add texture while braiding, this creates more depth to the look.

wedding braided hairstyle for short hair

 

Sleek Side Braid with Mohawk

Hello ladies, are you looking for an easy, sleek braided hairstyle for your short hair? Then look no further; this stunning side braided style is all you need to get a charming look within no time.

Braid a single sleek strand on the side and secure it. Now pull the hair, make a faux mohawk, and fix the back braid.

braided hairstyle for short blonde hair

 

Edgy Black Cornrows with Undercut

It’s an edgy style if you love dressing up edgy or as a tomboy. But, if you have short hair and undercut, it is time to amp up your old monotonous look.

These different-sized braids are the most fabulous styles to wear; they match the attitude and power of your edgy apparel.

braids with shaved side for short hair

 

Braided Headband 

If you are backing off from braiding your hair just because you have a natural afro, this is your sign to braid your short afro.

First, Detangle and section the hair from the middle. Then weave braids from the center as shown and secure them at the back into a small bulb to get this look.

braided hairstyle for short natural hair

 

Romantic Braided Updo

If you have naturally voluminous short red hair then try this beautiful hairstyle for a simple look.

Simply create a single braid from one side and braid diagonally as shown. Tease out the braid to get volume and texture. It is simple and soo romantic!

braided updo hairstyle for short red hair

 

Chic Bob with Side Braid

Asian bob with braids  are so cute and authentic. Flip your hair to one side and start weaving a braid from the temple.

Add and delete the same amount of hair in each and every step of the braid to get a uniform volume. Then, fix the braid in the back under the hair to hide the pins.

braided hairstyle for short Asian hair

 

Tucked in French Braid

Do your short hair ends stand out pointy if you braid a french braid? Then try this style here. You can tuck in the ends and have a seamless classic french braid.

Start with a normal french braid and secure the ends, then twist them and tuck them under the braid using bobby pins. Finally, add a golden ombre for a better look.

short hair braided updo with highlights

 

Messy Crown Braid

Trust us; this is a stare-worthy braided hairstyle for short hair. It looks like a lot is going on, but achieving this look is really simple. First, do an accent braid from the front, continue it till the back, and secure it.

Then braid the remaining hair with irregular potioned volumes as the same to achieve this look—Tweez out some hair for the messiness.

crown braided hairstyle for short blonde hair

 

Sleek And Simple Braid

After washing all the grease out of your hair, add some promenade or hair gel. Leave a little volume of hair on one side, sleekly comb the rest, and secure it as a bun.

Now braid the loose ends and gently lay the braid on the crown region to get this look. Add setting spray to hold everything in place.

sleek braided hairstyle for short brown hair

 

Double Braided Ponytail with Bangs

And here is one emo chic hairstyle look. Make small ponytails as shown and braid them in the crown region.

Then secure the complete hair into a medium-high ponytail. Finally, pinch out the chopped bangs in the front and add eyeliner for an emo look, as shown.

braided hairstyle for short brown hair

 

Colorful Braided Style

Oh, what a beautiful hairstyle. And the fact that it looks perfectly good on even fine hair is such a relief. A hairstyle that can be tried out on any type of hair, it surely is a look that everyone must try out.

The hair has been chopped really short into a bob, and a slick middle part leaves the hair on both sides flowing perfectly. Some of the hair strands have also been thinly braided to add in with the rest of the hair.

And finally, to add a pop of color that will contrast against this stark white hairstyle, the braids have been tied up in rubber bands of various colors making it a rainbow-inspired look.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Shaggy Braided Hair

This hairstyle is for those women who seem to struggle with their thick and curly hair. Well, worry not because this hairdo may just be the solution to your hair problems.

A perfectly suited style for shaggy and unruly hair, it ensures that your hair doesn’t look unkempt or dirty. The hair has been styled in a shaggy manner to make the messiness of the unruly hair look a little more natural and better. Above the forehead, the hair has also been braided in the style of a braided headband from one ear to the other.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Large Braids on Short Hair

If you are someone who chopped off all of your hair solely due to its thick and heavy texture and is still struggling with the thickness, then this hairstyle is for you. Part the hair to both sides and braid up the hair is thick and large braids till the very end.

The braids have been tied up into a knot at the end making it look like a very cute hairstyle. The blonde color of the hair is also quite visible on the braids which makes it really stand out.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Short Angled Bob

An angled bob like this one, which has significant thickness and volume at the back and enough texture at the front, is a good hairstyle for when you need to tone down the thickness of your hair in a cool and retro style.

A few face-framing layers have also been pulled out to the front of the face and a short and cute braid has been tucked in with the rest of the hair. This is a very convenient hairstyle for anyone who likes to keep it minimal and without much maintenance.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Curly Hair and Braids

Here is another hairstyle that you can try out if you have medium curly hair that seems to be flowing and flowing. In the front itself, the hair has been side-parted, and while the long side has been maintained just like that, the hair on the shorter side has been braided all the way down.

The rest of the hair on the back has been lifted a little to add in some volume and let flowing naturally. A good root lifting spray or volumizing spray is good enough to lift your hair.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Fishtail Braid and Bun

A good combination of both braids and buns, this hairstyle is surely going to take you places. The hair has been side braided in the style of a fishtail braid. The braids are kind of loose but firm enough, so they create the illusion of a perfect hairstyle with just a little bit of mess.

Many face-framing layers can be seen pulled out on the front and this truly enhances the overall look of this gorgeous blonde hairstyle. At the back, the fishtail braids along with the rest of the hair have been tied up into a neat little bun and your look is ready.

 

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Sectioned Braids and Wavy Hair

Well, this list is all about exploring a variety of short braided hairstyles, and we have surely added many unique looks here. This is also a unique hairstyle where on the front, the hair has been parted into three sections and braided very thinly while the hair on the sides has been simply left flowing.

The overall haircut has been styled in a mid-length wavy cut and you can achieve it easily at home with the help of a proper curling tool. The black hair making a sharp contrast against the warm copper-toned highlights makes this hairstyle look quite beautiful.

Short Braided Hairstyles

 

Side French Braid for Short Hair

The French braid is a trendy hairstyle to carry with any dress. The side French braid for short hair is one such style which is for women with shorter lengths of hair.

How to Style:

  • Gel the hair and make it messy.
  • Once the hair texture is messy and casual, do a side parting on the head.
  • Taking small sections of hair from the front and back, braid the front portion into French style and secure it with a hairpin.
  • Keep the rest of the hair casual and open.

Side French Braid for Short Hair

 

Dutch Braid Pigtails

The Dutch braid pigtails are a very good look that can be carried off with neat makeup and no jewelry look.

How to Style:

  • Gel the hair carefully and achieve a casual messy look in the hair.
  • Part the hair on one side.
  • Take a large section of hair from one side and style it into a Dutch braid.
  • Secure the ends of the braid with a hairpin under the rest of the hair.

Dutch Braid Pigtails

 

Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair

The braided hairstyle is a very neat hairstyle that is done carefully on short hair.

How to Style:

  • Gel the hair and straighten it.
  • Taking large sections of hair from the top and the back, style the braid into a thick braid.
  • The braid must extend from one side of the head till the back.
  • All the hair must be pulled back into the braid.
  • The hair ends have been neatly tucked behind the back.

Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair

 

Double Braids for Short Hair

The double braids can be beautifully carried off by women with short hair. Length of the hair extends below the ear level.

How to Style:

  • Apply some hair straightening agent on the hair.
  • Part the hair at the side of the head.
  • Taking thin sections of hair from the front and the middle of the head, tie a loose double braid from the front.
  • Secure the hair ends with a rubber band.

Double Braids for Short Hair

Half Mohawk Macrame Braid

Women having a thicker texture of hair can carry the half-Mohawk macrame braid with ease. The length of the hair is very short.

How to Style:

  • Part the hair in the middle.
  • Taking sections of hair from the front make two tight and thick braids at both the sides of the head.
  • Secure the braid ends with a rubber band.

Half Mohawk Macrame Braid

Pastel Purple Braided Short Hair

The pastel purple braided short hair is a neat hairstyle for women with shorter length of hair.

How to Style:

  • Taking sections of hair from all over the head, braids have been made at both the sides.
  • A thin strand of hair on either side can be left open.
  • Do the braids neatly and secure the braid ends along with the rest of the hair at the back of the head with hairpins.

Pastel Purple Braided Short Hair

Side Braid for Short Blonde Hair

The side braid for short blonde hair is for medium short length hair. It is a very trendy hairstyle.

How to Style:

  • Comb the hair neatly.
  • Do a deep middle parting.
  • Taking thin sections of hair from either side of the hair parting, make thin braids.
  • Secure the hair ends at the top of the head and make a bow like style with the loose ends.

Side Braid for Short Blonde Hair

Easy Short Braided Hairstyle

This hairstyle to easy to make and is a very trendy one too. For the shorter length of hair, this hairstyle is perfect.

How to Style:

  • Carefully comb the hair and make the hair texture smooth and straight.
  • With a neat side parting, separate a small portion of hair above the ears.
  • Taking the sections, make a neat and compact braid and secure it with a pin at the back.

Easy Short Braided Hairstyle

French Braid for Short Hair

For the shorter length of hair, this hairstyle will look elegant and gorgeous. This style can be paired with an elegant dress.

How to Style:

  • Comb the hair neatly.
  • Taking sections of hair from both sides make fishtail braids at both the sides of the head.
  • Secure the braids with a rubber band at the back of the head.
  • Keep the rest of the hair open.

French Braid for Short Hair

Fishtail Mermaid Braid

The fishtail mermaid braid is yet another trendy hairstyle for an elegant yet classic look. This hairstyle can be easily carried in short hair.

How to Style:

  • Comb the hair neatly and straighten it.
  • Part the hair on the side.
  • Taking a small section of hair from the front, make a messy and casual fishtail braid.
  • Extend the braid over the top of the head and secure it with a pin.

Fishtail Mermaid Braid

Dual Braids for Short Hair

The dual strands for short hair is a trendy hairstyle. It is casual and can be worn with minimal jewelry and no makeup.

How to Style:

  • Keep the hair casual and a little bit messy.
  • Part the hair in the middle.
  • Taking small sections of hair from either side of the parting, make tiny braids and secure them at the back of the head.
  • Keep the rest of the hair open.

Dual Braids for Short Hair

Waterfall Braid for Short Hair

The waterfall braid is itself a classy braid style. it can be achieved beautifully in the short hair as well. This style can look very good with any casual or semi-formal dress.

How to Style:

  • Comb the hair neatly and straighten it using some straightening agent.
  • Make the waterfall braids casual yet neatly from the front of the head and extend it towards the back.
  • Secure the braid at the side of the head and keep the loose strands free.

Waterfall Braid for Short Hair

Side Braided Hairstyle

The side braided hairstyle is for women with very short hair. The braids are done at the side of the head. This style is very casual yet classy.

How to Style:

  • Comb the short hair neatly.
  • Taking small sections of hair from the side and top of the head, make braids at either side of the head.
  • Secure the braids with pins neatly.
  • Keep the rest of the hair neat and open.

Side Braided Hairstyle

 

So we don’t have to tell you again about how coveted these braided hairstyles for short hair are today. You can rock any occasion looking just basic but extra gorgeous with braids on your hair.

Yet it can be sometimes tricky to braid your hair, take time to create your own masterpiece or just take help from someone. The process will run smoothly if you have the right tools, including pomades, perfecting gels, and lots of elastics and bobby pins.