5 Cute Short Box Braid Hairstyles Ideas – Box braids are a great way to change your look without cutting your hair.
They’re also a good solution if you’re trying to grow out bangs, since they can help blend them into the rest of your hair while they get longer.
Box braids are also super versatile—they can be worn up or down, on one side or both sides, and with other braided styles like cornrows and fishtail braids!
And it’s easy to recreate these looks at home too! Here are five of my favorite short box braid hairstyles:
Triangle Space Buns
To make triangle space buns:
- Separate hair into three sections, with the middle section being twice as wide as the other two. The wider middle section is your “triangle” region, which you’ll use to make two buns on either side of your head later on.
- Make a ponytail in each of these three sections (middle, left and right), then use those ponytails to create a half-updo by pulling them back into a low ponytail at the crown of your head. Secure these half-updos with elastic bands or clips if necessary! Don’t worry—we’ll be taking these out soon so they don’t get in our way while braiding our hair into its final shape. You should now have three sections of loose, cleanly washed hair hanging down over either shoulder: one large section at the center front with two smaller ones on each side (and they should still be wearing their elastic bands).
- Use a rat tail comb or small styling brush to smooth out any flyaways from behind each ear so that everything looks sleek before we begin our braids!
Top Knot Braid
- Start with a high ponytail and wrap the hair around it, leaving the ends loose. Secure with an elastic band.
- Separate a section of hair from the ponytail, cross it over itself, and then cross it under its original position to form a braid. Repeat this step until you reach the end of your hair—you’ll have made three braids total when you’re done!
- Wrap your finished braid around your ponytail once or twice (or however many times works for you), securing it with another elastic band on top of all that lovely parting-hair action we just did—and voila! You’ve got yourself an adorable updo that’ll last all day long without getting tangled up in anything else if you’re wearing something tight like jeans or leggings (and even if your outfit is loose-fitting enough for some air flow).
Sock bun with a twist
To make a sock bun with a twist, start by gathering your hair in a ponytail. Next, wrap the ponytail around itself to form a bun and secure it with an elastic band or hair tie.
Then, grab one end of your sock (the shorter one) and slip it over the elastic band so that it covers most of its width.
Pull the other end through the opening at the top of your bun until it becomes taut against your scalp.
After you’ve pulled all of its excess length through, fold down any remaining fabric until there’s about two inches left hanging outside of each side (or however long you want).
Tie these ends into knots—but don’t pull them too tight!
Bottom Up Braid
- Start with the bottom braid, which will be the easiest to do. In order to create this look, divide your hair into three sections and begin braiding them together from one side of your head so that they are symmetrical.
- Next comes the top braid—again, section your hair into three parts but this time start at the opposite side of where you began for the bottom braid (i.e., if you started on your left side for step 1 above, now start on your right). Then twist two pieces together at a time until all three are braided into one large section and tie them off with a hair tie at the end of each strand so they don’t come undone while working on other parts of their hairstyle!
- , 4., 5.. Now repeat steps 2 & 3 until all four braids are complete! Finally secure both ends by tying them together in an overhand knot before moving onto styling products or curling irons.”
Double Pigtail Braids
This is a great style for beginners or anyone with fine hair. It’s not as intricate as the other braids we’ve discussed so far, but can still be fun and stylish if you do it right!
To start, take your hair in two pigtails. Tie them off at the ends with an elastic band and leave about an inch between the ends of each pigtail so that you can braid without having to worry about getting tangled up in them.
Once tied off, separate your hair into three sections: left side of head (A), middle (B), and right side of head (C).
Braid each section individually until you reach the end and tie off with a clear rubber band so that there are no loose hairs sticking out when finished braiding.
Short box braids are so cute and easy to manage
Nowadays, there are a lot of ways to style your hair. But one of the easiest and most versatile is box braids.
Box braids are a great way to achieve a look that can be styled up or down, depending on your mood.
They’re also an easy style to maintain yourself at home with minimal hassle, since there’s no need for heat tools or special products!
There are no limits when it comes to what you can do with short box braids: they can be worn straight down, in an updo or even pulled back into a ponytail or bun for those days when you want something simpler than your normal workday hairstyle.
If you have long hair but want an easy way out of doing complicated styles every day without sacrificing length then this style may just become one of your favorites!
Whether you want to go for a statement look, or just something that’s easy to style and maintain, we think you’ll love these fun braid hairstyles!
Remember to keep some hair pins handy for those mornings when your hair refuses to cooperate with your plans. Good luck on finding your perfect braid!