Reinvent your pixie hairstyle with a subtle braided look. Plaited hairstyles aren’t just for longer locks – achieving braids on short hairstyles will add chic pizazz to your look and give you a whole new dimension of styling. Inspired by innocence, become a whimsical beau with an accent braid, the delicate plait for effortless elegance.
Get short hair styling perfection for your accent braid. Prepping your cropped locks with ghd curl hold spray creates a textured base, and use the ghd V gold professional ½” styler will add volume and movement across the rest of your hair. Once plaited, keep your braid locked in with a spritz of hairspray.
Make a small of plait go a long way. Change up your pixie hairstyle with the ghd how-to guide on accent braids.
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Here’s how to create an accent braid
1. Prep hair with curl hold spray
2. Dry product in
3. Place section of hair in styler, rotate half turn and glide
4. Repeat in opposite direction
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4
6. Massage roots
7. Create section in centre and braid
8. Add hair from far side into braid
9. Secure braid behind ear
10. Section in front and twist back
11. Loosen twist then secure
12. Repeat technique on section behind
13. Spray with hairspray and tease
step three: Place section of hair in styler, rotate half turn and glide
Section your hair with sectioning clips and place the ghd gold professional ½” styler in the hair at the root, rotate half turn and glide to the ends.
step four: Repeat in opposite direction
On the next piece of hair, rotate the styler in the opposite direction to create more texture and movement.
step five: Repeat steps 3 and 4
Continue the technique seen in steps three and four, alternating the turn of the styler each time.
step six: Massage roots
Massage the root area to break up the curls and create a softer finish.
step seven: Create section in centre and braid
Take a section around the centre of the head and begin a braid by splitting into three strands.
step eight: Add hair from far side into braid
As you cross the strands over each other, begin to add hair from the far side of the head only (not the hairline) to blend the braid with the rest of the style.
step nine: Secure braid behind ear
Once you have reached the braid behind the ear, secure with a pin, pushing it in along the braid to hide it.
step ten: Section in front and twist back
Take a section in front of the braid and twist towards the back of the head.
step eleven: Loosen twist then secure
Pull on the twist to loosen then secure with a pin.
step twelve: Repeat technique on section behind
Repeat the twist with another section behind the braid.
step thirteen: Spray with hairspray and tease
Fix the hair in place using hairspray and tease with your fingers where needed.