We women love luscious long hair but we are also always itching to join the short hair bandwagon! That said, we also love braids but fear that cutting our hair too short will thwart this option! The struggle here is indeed real.

Well, we at team BB are happy to tell you that there we have a chic solution for you. Because ladies, braids are super versatile and can be made to look amazing on all hair lengths even short hair! Surprised? Scroll down and prepare to be inspired...

Prep your hair well
 

Prep your hair well

Before you start braiding your hair, it is important that you give it some grit and hold, for the hairstyle to last longer. For this, you can spray on some Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray This spray helps create a texture and volume to give your braid a light hold.

Double Dutch braid ponytail
 

Double Dutch braid ponytail

Dutch braids have a lot of wow factor attached to them and the best part is that they’re super easy to braid. This hairstyle looks just as good on short hair as it does on long!

How to get it:

Step 1: Start with centre parting your hair all the way down your head to create two equal sections. Tie one section using a hair tie and keep it out of your way.

Step 2:  Take the open hair section and brush out any sections. Then from the front of your head, pick up a small section and divide it into three.

Step 3: Start by crossing the right one under the middle followed by the left one under the middle. Start adding more bits of hair to this as you progress downwards.

Step 4: Continue doing this until you reach the length you desire and secure it with a hair tie. But remember to leave a small portion of hair towards the end.

Step 5: Repeat this process on the other side too.

Step 6: Take the open ends of both the Dutch braids, remove the hair tie and tie both of the sections together.

Macramé braids
 

Macramé braids

If you are bored of all the normal braids, then this is the hairdo you need to try. The macramé braid is a fun update on the classic braid and its ideal for getting those long bangs out of your face.

Step 1: Use smaller sections of your hair and start with braiding a normal 3-strand braid.

Step 2: When you get to the end of the braid, hold the outer most and middle in one hand and the third in the other hand.

Step 3: Push the two sections of the braid towards the root while holding the 3rd piece tight. Your macramé braid is ready!

The Goddess braid
 

The Goddess braid

The Goddess braid is such a neat and pretty looking hairstyle. Ideal for bridesmaids and party goers; this braided hairstyle is going to fetch you a lot of compliments.

Step 1: Take 3 sections from the front of your braid and start French braiding your hair.

Step 2: Continue until you reach the mid-length or the lower back area of your head.

Step 3: Secure the braid in place with the help of bobby pins.

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