Short Cut Inspiration – bobs and braids

by Hair Romance on January 18, 2014 · 12 comments

in Short Hair

Short hair with braid - Marilou

This hair is so good if makes me want to get a haircut right now.

I first spotted it on Pinterest but it led me on a long tumblr trail to nowhere. But after some hectic google searching I finally found the source.

This gorgeous hair belongs to French-Canadian singer Marilou. She posted this photo on Instagram and that’s how I found out about her stunning food blog. My French is a little rusty but I am loving her videos.

Now back to the hair, this lob cut is slightly concave, with longer layers at the front.

To get the look, curl your hair loosely with a one-inch barrel curling iron, or conical wand. Once your hair is cool, run your fingers through to break the curls up and you can use a sea salt spray for more texture.

Make a messy centre part, then take a large section on the right and do a reverse braid (Dutch braid) across to the back of your head. Pin the end in place with bobby pins and arrange your hair over to hide the pins.

This style is great in second day hair, as it works best with more texture in your hair. You can fake it in clean hair with dry shampoo or sea salt spray.

Looking for more short hair inspiration? Here’s 17 more ways to style a bob / lob haircut and more braids in short hair.

Does this style make you want to cut your hair too?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Chelsea Leigh January 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

Love this! So pretty and romantic!


Hair Romance January 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

It’s Pinterest perfect! x


Steph January 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

I love this haircut! I am really wanting to cut my hair but I have thick fluffy wavy hair that I vowed I would never cut again cos it just puffs up like crazy. Hmm, should I do it?!


Hair Romance January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hmmm, I’m inclined to say stay long Steph, unless you’re prepared to spend more time on your hair. Short hair can be easier to look after, but also needs more maintenance.


Tereza January 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Love this! Definitely a great casual look and it can be dressed up as well.


Jasmine January 27, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Love this hair style especially the braid!


Cassandra Hendriks January 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I wish I saw this when I had short hair! I found it so difficult to style!


Hair Romance January 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Cassandra, keep it on file in case you decide to go for the chop again ;)


Laney | Crash Test Mummy January 30, 2014 at 6:11 am

My hair is this length and curls naturally – now I just need to lean how to braid my own hair!


Hair Romance January 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Perfect! You can start with a twist back, which is even quicker to do x


Nanette March 6, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thanks for sharing the source of the photo! Definitely saw this a lot as well on Pinterest, and I’m sure Marilou is very grateful!


Hair Romance March 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

Thanks Nanette! It took a while to track it down but so glad I was able to find her x


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