3 Chic Ways to Style Short Hair, by Chriselle Lim
These days, being a multihyphenate is practically a requirement for running a successful blog—but Chriselle Lim, creator of The Chriselle Factor, was one of the first. Stylist, trendsetter, outfit-inspirer… and now a new mom, lifestyle icon, and beauty authority (you may have seen her recent videos with Estée Lauder), Lim is an influencer in the ultimate sense of the word—which is exactly why we’re thrilled to have her on board as a Byrdie contributor. Each month, she’ll be sharing all of her beauty favorites—from the best beauty tips she picked up on her travels (and trust us, there’s a lot) to the new products she’s currently coveting. For her second column, she teamed up with 901Too salon to bring you three chic braid tutorials for short hair. Holiday party, anyone?
Keep scrolling to see the three looks and how to re-create them!
Step 1: We started with my hair curled to give it more volume, but you guys can start with straight hair also! First, start by taking a section of hair from the top of your head and do an inverted French braid, also known as the Dutch braid.
The second style I want to share is called Halfway to L.A. This is a great hairstyle to wear to an upcoming holiday party or a dinner date because it is so feminine and fun. I think girls with short hair usually think that they can’t do a braid like this, but Denise totally proved me wrong. And I just love how full and thick my braid looks!
Step 3: After the braid is finished, you want to finish the look with a texturizing powder or spray. Denise used Unite's Expand Dust ($18).
(Make sure you pin upward and flip the grooved side toward your head! You can also spray your bobby pins with hair spray to give them a better grip.)
The finished look! I'll be uploading a video on my YouTube channel in the next few days to show you exactly how I got my beachy waves in these tutorials.
Did you like these tutorials? Which look was your favorite?
If you want to know exactly how to create the effortless waves in these tutorials, head over to my blog, The Chriselle Factor!