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Those with short or medium-length hair often lament that short hair is impossible to style or tie up. We’re going to change your mind with there are 15 hairstyles for short or medium-length hair that we love.

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1. Headband Braid

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A fairly easy style to do, all you need is a cloth headband and two rubber ties for the braids. Separate two sections of hair towards your front, and place the headband on your head, hiding it under the other sections of hair. Using the section of hair you separated and the hair behind the headband, braid over the headband on both sides.

You will then be left with your headband showing on the top of your head for a bit of colour and design, and with two lovely braids short pigtails on the side of your head. You can also split and pull the remaining ponytail through for some added flair.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

2. French Braid

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A French braid is one of the simplest hairstyles that you can learn. other than a ponytail of course. A classic French braid will work on both long or short hair, and is a stylish way of putting all your hair out of the way, making it a good look even when you want to work out.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

3. Dutch Braids

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There are of course, many styles of braids that would look lovely on shorter hair. Dutch braids are an easy way to make your braids more noticeable and give your hair more volume. Dutch braids are often more pulled out as compared to a French or Fishtail braid, so they are perfect for styling shorter hair.

A Dutch braid is, in essence, a reverse French braid, where the hair goes under the middle section instead of over it, giving it a voluminous and more exaggerated style. Simply tie two Dutch braids on the sides of your head and tie them together at the end in one ponytail or separate them into two. Quick and easy but an elegant look for any occasion.

Here’s a tutorial for Dutch braid beginners:

4. Elegant Pull-through

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Perhaps you’re looking for something that is simpler and suitable for more formal occasions. This low, pull-through ponytail is easy to do and you can elevate the look with the right hair accessory. Begin by separating your hair into two sections, and tie the lower layer into a loose, low ponytail.

Split the lower ponytail and pull the ponytail through. Afterwards, pull the top layer through the ponytail as well and tighten it as you see fit. Simply add a ribbon hairpin to complete this quick and elegant pull-through look.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

5. Colourful Mini Braids

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If you’re looking for a more fun and casual style, you could try mini braids. Adding some colourful ribbons to your braids will liven up your hairdo. Simply do several simple braids onto the top layer of your hair, and weave a ribbon in as you braid.

6. Claw Clip Bun

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Claw clips are all the rage recently, as they are an effortlessly easy way to quickly put your hair up while not looking too messy. It also doesn’t do much damage to your hair, and so many with long hair have taken to using claw clips when their hair gets in the way.

For those with short hair, claw clips may seem unnecessary, but here is how you can use claw clips to make a little hidden bun. Simply gather all your hair into a low ponytail, split it, and pull the hair through from the bottom. Tuck the ponytail into your hair along your scalp, and fasten it with a claw clip.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

7. Ribbon Bun

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One of the harder things to deal with when having short hair is that it can be a hassle to tie up as it may be too short to properly gather. This hairstyle will help you tie your short up into a sweet and cute bun. All you need is two hair ties and minimal techniques. If you want it to look fancier, add a bow hair clip – and you’re good to go!

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

8. Twist Ponytail

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Another simple ponytail that’s great for medium-length hair.

Simply gather two sections of hair from the sides of your head and bring them towards the back. Twist the two sections around each other once, and secure them with a hair tie. Pull the remaining hair through the twisted sections, and tighten as you see fit. You can even loosen a section of hair on the side for a more casual look.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

9. Quadra Pull-through twin tails

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This look might seem complicated, but it’s actually fairly simple to do.

Tie your hair into four separate low ponytails, before splitting and pulling all of them through once each. Next, tie two of the four ponytails together to form two ponytails on the sides of your head for a cute look.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

10. Quadra Pull-through ponytail

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Another variation of the above “quadra pull-through” style, begin with the same steps of making four pull-through ponytails. In this style, instead of separating them into twin tails, combine all four ponytails into one ponytail at the back of your head.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

11. Braid & Pull-through

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Simply begin by doing a simple plait or braid on a top section of your head. Gather two small sections of hair from the sides and tie them into a pull-through ponytail over the braid. Next, tie everything – the braid, the pull-through ponytail, and the remaining hair – all into one low ponytail.

You can choose to leave it as a ponytail or tie it in a half ponytail and tucking the loose ends into the hair tie. Secure a colourful hair tie or hair clip to complete the look.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

12. Braid Bun

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A classic half-up hairdo, this look is chic and cute at the same time. Tie a section of hair high on the top of your head into a simple braid, before wrapping it around itself to form a cute bun. Secure it with a hair tie and the look is complete.

13. Pull-through Braid

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This style is slightly more complicated, but is a very chic and cute look.

Start by doing a pull-through ponytail on the top of your head, towards either the left or right side of your head. Do two more pull-through ponytails connecting to the one above it, and forming a little braid with them. Finish with a cute hair tie, and the look is complete! You can do this on one or both sides of your head.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

14. Scarf Braid

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A slightly different variation of the Headband Braid, this style involves a few more steps.

Begin by making two small pull-through ponytails on the top of your head, with one towards the left and one towards the right. Pull a scarf through the hole in the pull-through ponytail, and braid the rest of your hair with the scarf on both sides.

Finish off by securing the rest of the scarf into a cute bow.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

15. Scarf French Braid

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Begin by tying a section of hair into a half-up look, before splitting that section and pulling a scarf through. From there, begin French braiding your hair and the scarf together, as if the scarf is a section of hair. Use the scarf at the end to tie a cute bow to finish this hairdo.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on RED.

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