It’s no surprise that short hair has returned with a vengeance. Have you looked at #shorthairdontcare on Instagram lately? Check it out and try not to get inspired! But like any cut (or length for that matter), occasionally you hit a bit of a style rut. Thankfully, braids are no longer reserved for Rapunzel and translate just as well for strands that barely hit your shoulders. Here, we’ve gathered 21 must-have braids for short hair you’ll be excited to try.
Janell M. Hickman is a proud Minnesota native, Hampton University alum and freelance beauty writer. Currently residing in Brooklyn, Janell has experience working for companies including Victoria's Secret, WWD, Essence, Ebony and, most recently, Gilt Groupe.