How to Braid Short Hair

Over the years, I’ve experimented with long hair, medium lengths, and shoulder grazing cuts so I’m well-learned about the topic of hair styling. I recently chopped off a bunch of my hair and am now left with curly short layers that are skim my collarbones. When I’m dealing with short layers, it can be hard to find a style that works without looking like a shaggy dog. Fortunately, I’ve figured out how to pin, pull up, and braid my hair into styles that work for my face shape and length.

I normally leave my hair down and twist my bangs back but on this day, I wanted to do something a little different. I decided to french braid my hair into two braids starting from the top of my deep side-part. In order to french braid short layers, I have to start off by pulling the hair back really tight in each of the three sections. I continue to braid my hair by grabbing additional chunks of hair and adding them to the already existing sections so that the braids become more voluminous and textured. Once I get to the bottom, I rubber band the ends and start massaging the braids to make them a bit more piece-y and less put together. There are always bits of layers falling out of the braids so I keep a stack of bobby pins on hand and pin each section randomly around my head. This look is perfect for a relaxed weekend or a bad hair day and can be accomplished with the shortest, most layered hair!