How to master the braided bob

Discover the incredible versatility of the chin-length chop when you start bringing braids into your bob.

If there’s one beauty trend that’s truly taken the world of street style by storm, it’s undoubtedly the bob. The chin-grazing cut lends itself to endless hairstyles, including another fashion favourite – braids, glorious, braids.

Chunky, micro, unicorn or French – the braided bob is remarkably versatile. Add a braid to a blunt bob, shape your locks into a plaited updo or mix up braids and buns for a playful look - these styles offer gorgeous ways to shake up your short tresses.

Double Braided Buns

Double braided buns


Give standard space buns an ultra-glam upgrade with this unique braided bob hairstyle. The half-up, half-down spin on the look keeps hair off your face without taking attention away from the chic length of your locks. Here’s how to do it:

Unicorn Braid

Unicorn braid

One thick, straight braid down the centre of your parting is all you need to make a serious style statement. Wear it with boho waves, sleek and straight locks or tousle it up into a punky Mohican – you might even find your own unique take on this braided bob beauty.

Braided Headband

Braided headband

Add oomph to a textured bob with a festival-worthy plait. This chunky braid keeps things simple and only takes a few minutes to do, so you can get on with your day looking flawless.

Braided Updo

Braided updo

Even with shorter tresses, this next-level updo is still within reach. Inject big volume into your locks by  curling your hair using the ghd curve® creative curl wand before you create your braid. For special occasions, add instant romance to the look by adding delicate florals to your braided bun hairdo.

Double French Braids

Double French braids

Double-up on the French plaits with this sweet way to flaunt a braided bob. Here’s how to weave this glam look into your short tresses:

Experimenting with the braided bob can unleash a range of glam hairstyles, creating romantic Grecian finishes and strong unicorn plaits in a few simple steps. Master these flawless styles and you’ll be a bob devotee for life.


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