Tutorial: The Coolest Braided Updo for Short Hair
Whoever said short hair was limiting was just plain wrong. While it’s true the style options may vary, short-haired girls can have just as much fun as their long-haired counterparts. The one hairstyle that’s most often ruled out for short hair is braids, but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, all hair lengths can make not only braided looks but also braided updos work. To prove it (and to provide you with an amazing hairstyle), we dreamed up a braided, twisted bun worthy of pinning to your hair board. As with any hairstyle we recommend, it has to be just as doable as it is chic. That’s where professional hairstylist Anh Co Tran comes in. With his expert guidance and these step-by-step photos, you can nail this cool braided updo.
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Start braiding either a french or dutch braid. We’re going dutch, weaving each new piece we grab under, rather than over (see our full, step-by-step tutorial on how to dutch-braid).
Once you get just below your ear, tie off your braid with an elastic. (We’re using these clear elastics, $4).
Twist the tails of each braid back toward the nape of your neck, and pin each side back with bobby pins ($3).
Finish with a spritz of hair spray (we like John Frieda’s Elnett Hairspray, $11) and your braided updo is good to go.