So, you've had your hair cut short and you're stuck for ideas on how to style it. Short hair is easy, so you can often just wash and go with minimal styling required, but then with that comes a certain sense of monotony. There is a common misconception that braids only work with medium-length to long hair, but we're here to dispel that myth. Braids look amazing on short hair, even if you have a pixie crop or a bob haircut.
We've had a look at some of the coolest braid ideas around, from backstage at fashion week to chic looks on Instagram, we've scoured the Internet to find the best plaits that don't require long hair. And if you're not sure how to do some of them, we've even found tutorials so you can do them at home much easier, although we always recommend a bit of practice.
Click through our gallery for nine gorgeous 'dos that will not only inspire you, but they will also prove that girls with short hair don't have to sacrifice the beloved braid.
Give the standard half-up hairstyle a chic upgrade with this unique crown braid. Follow this tutorial to get the look.
Even with a short cut, this elegant, next-level updo is still within reach. Use this sneaky, little trick to achieve these voluminous braids.
Celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess proves cornrows are a quick way to add some edge to your bob and distract from dark roots.
To secure bangs out of your face, try this bohemian-inspired plait with your pixie for an unexpected twist.
This messy ponytail braid is a sort of mash-up between a French plait and a ponytail.
We're obsessed with everything Lauren Conrad does, and this macramé braid is no exception.
Keep it cute and simple with a casual side braid. It only takes five minutes, and you're out the door.
Add some oomph to a textured bob with an eye-catching fishtail braid. Fasten with a bobby pin or an adorable clip.
This double French plait is a sweet way to do braids.