If you’ve been following along the blog for awhile now, you know that my pixie cut is officially GROWN OUT! I tell you what, there is no better feeling than reaching a hair length goal and while I still have awhile to go before I reach an ideal length, I felt like I would never reach the bob length I’m currently at now. With my new locks, I’ve been experimenting with different hairstyles and am so excited to finally be able to try out some different braids! I’ve discovered so many I can do even at my short hair length that I wanted to share them with you – and of course, all of these tutorials were discovered through the internet wonderland that is YouTube.
Months ago when I did a collab with my hairstylist, Nic, he did a super cute pull-through braid that at the time, seemed way out of my skill set. But after watching this tutorial from Milabu on YouTube, I was surprised at just how simple this braid can be. My hair is still too short to pull back into a ponytail, so this has become my go-to hairstyle on days when I just need it pulled out of my face.
Front Row Braids
These front row braids are so easy to do and I absolutely love how they’re able to elevate my look with their simplistic beauty. It should be no surprise that this tutorial comes from the braid queen herself, Amber Fillerup, and while her long locks make for a great half-up half-down do, I opted for braiding to my ends and simply pinning the rest of my hair back. I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to wear down with these braids.
Another easy peasy way to braid your hair and look like you spent an extra 30 minutes getting ready. A headband braid is seriously the easiest way add that extra something something to your look and it literally takes a quick 5-10 minutes to complete. This is another style I learned from Milabu, and if you have short hair like me you will especially love her tutorials!
What are some of your favorite braids to wear? And if you have any must-watch YouTubers I should check out, please list them in the comments! I’m always looking for other creatives to support and be inspired by!