Short hair, especially short pixie cuts, are having a major moment right now. There are so many short hair styles to choose from, but you don’t have to commit to just one look. If you don’t think short hair can be versatile, here is proof that it is. There is a common misconception that braids only work for medium-length to long hair…
My name is Salirasa, I am a short-hair styling maven on Instagram and YouTube, and I want to dispels that myth. Below are some of the coolest short-hair styling videos—proof that girls with short hair don’t have to sacrifice their beloved braids or their creativity! Keep reading for 10 insanely versatile pixie cut styles.
#1: Half-braided Bangs
Brush your bangs in the direction you want them to stay. Take a section of your hair from the side you want to start on and divide it into three pieces. Bring the top piece over the middle and then the bottom one over the middle, just like a normal braid. Once you have done this, start adding hair from the top of your head to the upper piece and bring that over the middle. Then you take half of the bottom piece and bring it over the middle. This is where you create kind of a waterfall effect. Continue this until you reach the other side and secure the braid with hairspray or a bobby pin. You have created an awesome eye-catcher with your short hair!
#2: French Braid Mohawk
Sometimes, you just need a quick fix for short hair. If you can do a French braid, it is the easiest way to get a totally different look with your pixie cut. Take a section of your hair in front and part it into three pieces. Start by bringing the left piece over the middle and then the right piece over the middle. Once you’ve done this, start adding hair to the sections. Bring the left piece over the middle and add some hair to that strand. Repeat the same for the other side. Continue until you have all your hair in the braid. Secure the braid with an elastic or a bow.
#3: French Braids from Back to Front
How to style short hair if you need to hide your forehead? Here’s a solution! Just start your braids at the middle of your head, braid it from back to front, and secure them with hairspray. Be sure to use a good one so every braid end stays in place.
We know how simple and easy it is to style long hair with a hairband, but who says that you can’t use one to style your short hair? Brush your hair down and put the hairband on top of it. Then, simply twist little strands around the hairband and secure them underneath. If you have very fine hair, secure it under the hairband with bobby pins.
#5: Fake Braids / Twists
If you like the idea of braids for short hair, but you are also short on time, here’s another great option. You can twist your hair! Separate your hair in the middle, then take a small section in front of your hair and twist it up. After every twist, add some more hair from the bottom and twist it up again. Continue until you’ve reached the back of your head and secure it with bobby pins or elastics.
#6: Dutch Braids
Another awesome style is the Dutch braid. This style is perfect if you are growing out your short hair and looks great even if your roots are showing. Start the braid with three pieces. Now, what makes it different from a French braid is that you cross all pieces under the middle and not over it. Start by bringing the left piece under the middle and then the right piece under the middle. Once you have the initial braid, start adding hair to the left piece before you bring it under the middle one, then add hair to the right piece before you bring it under the middle one. Continue until you’ve worked in all your hair, and secure the braid with an elastic.
#7: Twisted Bangs
Hairstyles for short hair can look amazing for every occasion. To create this look, just take two small parts of your bangs and twist them into each other. After every twist, add some hair before your twist them again. Close with a clip or a small clear elastic.
#8: Bobby Pin Art
It’s everywhere this season: bobby pin art. Use your bobby pins creatively and turn your hairstyle into a statement piece. You can create a headband like the one in this video, but with a little imagination, there are endless style possibilities. You can use simple black bobby pins, golden ones, or even colorful ones to match your outfit. If you have slippery hair, add some hairspray to the bobby pins before you fix them in your hair.
#9: Zigzag Part
If you usually wear your hair side-parted, you can change your look by changing your part to a zigzag in the middle. You can add two French braids on both sides, but only add hair to the upper strand. This will create a boho-inspired festival look for summer.
#10: Glitter Pixie
Be an eye-catcher at every party with this simple way to style your short hair. Part your hair in a zigzag and add stickers. Place a lot of them in front and less in the back.
There are plenty of hairstyles you can rock with a pixie cut. From Classic to Edgy you can find everything on my Instagram of Salirasa. Click through the videos and get inspired!