Long, luscious braids on the New York Fashion Week runways give us hair envy, but we're seriously dying to chop our hair. Lucky for us, braids look great at every length. We've pulled together 11 of our favorite braids for short hair. So go ahead, make the cut, and then add these braided hairstyles to your great big book of beauty ideas.
Braids are definitely a hairstyle staple, and nobody does the 'do better than these celebrities. Check out their gorgeous red carpet braided updos and get inspiration for your next night out.
Long-haired ladies, rejoice; we have another style that's perfect for containing your mane. If you're getting tired of the same old three-strand braid, give this five-strand braid a try. It's not nearly as complicated as it looks; you just weave strands of your hair together!
Ready to upgrade your classic French braid? Try a ladder braid! It's a cute alternative that works for any occasion. It may take a bit of practice to pull this one off on your own, but a friend with nimble fingers can certainly make it happen.
Braids never go out of style. They're easy. They're versatile. They're elegant. They're casual. They can be inside out and upside down and tucked and coiled and French and Dutch and fishtailed. They can be just about anything you make them with the proper inspiration. So, we compiled 50 of our favorite French braid hairstyles and a bunch of great variations to get you started.