Long, luscious braids on the New York Fashion Week runways give us serious 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.
Add a personal twist to the low ponytail trend with an infinity braid. The look is fresh, easy, and totally boho-chic. Plus, you need only a small elastic to keep your mane in check. This summer, skip the old hair ties and give this braid a try.
Whether you call them box braids, jumbo braids, or even Poetic Justice braids, this trendy hairstyle is one to try. Not only is it a fun look, but it's also a great style for girls trying to protect their natural hair in the cold winter months. Check out these 15 box braids hairstyles to keep your look fresh.
There seem to be almost as many different types of hair brushes as there are types of hair--round ones, square ones, plastic ones, wooden ones, skinny ones, thick ones, sturdy ones, and flimsy ones. Brushes with nylon bristles and brushes with boar bristles, brushes that cost a lot and brushes that cost a little. Beyond the obvious aesthetic differences, different styles of brushes are actually made to accommodate different types and styles of hair. Are you using the right model for yours?
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.
We're always on the prowl for hot new hairstyles that are easy yet polished. Whether you're headed to a fancy occasion or just looking for a way to change up your everyday hair, these half-up, half-down hairstyles effortlessly amp up any look.
I'm the queen of dirty hair. It's a fact I'm strangely proud of since, most of the time, people are surprised when they learn I rarely wash my locks more than twice a week. My aversion to the long, drawn out shampoo-condition-detangle-blow-and-style process has pushed me to develop a stockpile of creative techniques for masking not-exactly-clean tresses. Next time you're feeling less than motivated, try one of these tried and true techniques to conceal greasy hair and leave people impressed by your style savvy.
If you've mastered the French, Dutch, and fishtail braids, the four-strand braid should be the next on your list. It may look complicated, but it's not as hard as it appears. Whether you practice on a friend or on yourself, this cool plait is worth the extra effort.
Who says medium hair is just an in-between style when you're growing out your locks? We think this length is gorgeous enough to stand on its own. Get inspired by our picks for the best medium celebrity hairstyles for straight hair.
You've seen a French braid. You've seen a Dutch braid. And you've probably seen a French fishtail braid. But have you seen a Dutch fishtail braid? Make a couple of changes to your regular French fishtail, and turn that braid inside out!
We vow to love wedding hairstyles for long hair all the days of our lives! To show our commitment, we scoured thousands of beautiful pictures on Pinterest--our favorite place to plan that dream wedding--for fresh wedding day looks. Check out this collection of chignons, side braids, and classic half-up-half-down styles. Nobody will look prettier on her wedding day than you!
Big, messy braids were all over the NYFW runway this year; so much so that they spilled over into music festivals, street style, and even casual weddings! While getting the perfect messy braid is often easier said than done, this voluminous mermaid braid is the exception to the rule.
Give short hair a boost and make it look fuller with this quick and easy ponytail tutorial for short-haired gals.
Looking to jazz up your three-strand braid? This is the tutorial for you. Don't worry; while a pull-through with a stacked braid may look super-complicated, it has only a few more steps than a typical pull-through ponytail. Plus, the results are absolutely stunning.
We’ve all heard blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart and dependable, and curly-haired women are unhinged, but of all the hair stereotypes out there, no one suffers more injustice than redheads do. Throughout history, they’ve been subjected to discrimination and fearful prejudice, being viewed as untrustworthy, mischievous, temperamental, and lustful. In ancient Egypt, red hair was seen as so unlucky, red-haired girls were burned alive. According to Greek myths, redheads turn into vampires when they die. It’s even said that redheads get stung by bees more often. Ouch!
Spice up your everyday hair routine using one of these amazing braided hairstyles by Ulrika Edler, our go-to hair guru of Yet Another Beauty Site. With everything from fishtails to updos to lace braids and beyond, you'll find a tutorial that suits your hair and your braiding ability with this ultimate guide.
This feminine and romantic braid will look amazing paired with your favorite summer dress. It might take a little bit of practice, but we promise it's totally worth it.