Braids for short hair

by Hair Romance on December 3, 2011 · 12 comments

in Celebrity Hair,Short Hair

Braids are one of the most popular searches on Hair Romance, but they’re not only for long hair.

I’ve found some cute examples of braids for short hair styles that are easy styles to steal.

Carey Mulligan: How to get the look

  1. Take a small section at the front of your hair and plait, secure the end with a bobby pin. (Carey’s hair is in a fishtail braid, but a regular plait works just as well)
  2. Take another small section from underneath the first and do a second plait, secure the end with a bobby pin.
  3. Hide the ends of the plaits under your hair and keep it messy for a relaxed look.

Product tips:

Dry shampoo and styling powders such as Osis Dust It are great for creating texture

Love this simple braid that Dannii Minogue is sporting. Braiding along your hairline is great for when you’re growing out your fringe (bangs) too.

Can’t braid your hair?

If you’re still struggling to get the hang of plaiting and braiding your own hair, just twist it! Use bobby pins the same colour as your hair and just twist instead of plaiting, pin in place and you’ll be styled in under a minute.

Love to see this in your hair! Let me know how you go.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Me my best and I December 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

Love Carey M’s thin two fishtails, may have to steal that seeing as I have just about mastered the fishtail (thanks Lauren Conrad!)


Hollywood Acting Coach December 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I have long hair at the moment, but these adorable short styles make me want to cut mine off.


Kristin December 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

GREAT post! Can’t wait to share it with our readers :)


katrine June 25, 2012 at 6:49 am

this is exellent i love the one in dannis hair lol


Gail September 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

I love your haircut. I really want to aim for your cut. Any special tips to tell my hairdresser. Also can you braid your hairstyle?


Hair Romance September 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
kaylee October 8, 2012 at 2:15 am

love it!!!


Hair Romance October 8, 2012 at 7:15 am

Thanks Kaylee Xx


mariekeNL August 31, 2013 at 11:27 pm

who is Carey Mulligan? (I come from the Netherlands)


Hair Romance September 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

She’s an actor, most recently starring in The Great Gatsby


Cadence Lo March 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

I really love Carey’s pixie cut!!This length is perfect and adorable~
I am having a sleek bob right now~and I want to cut my hair~
I am considering cutting my hair like Carey in this photo~
but I’m not sure whether I can carry it well~
I’m afraid it would be hard to maintain a stylish style like her~
>////< could you give me some advice about pixie cut?(I'm an asian with black hair, having a sleek bob right now)


Hair Romance March 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hi Cadence, very short hair does need more regular haircuts (every 4-5 weeks) so if you can afford to do that you can maintain this look. Have a chat to hairdresser about a style that would suit your face and hair xx


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