Crochet Bob Braids and Other Shorter Styles for Sweater Season
Once you’ve decided the texture and style of your crochet braids, it’s time to consider the length. Summer 2019 was all about butt length box braids and long flowing waves. Now that it’s turtleneck and chunky sweater season, shorter lengths are in!
From bobs to shorter defined cuts, crochet styles help you get the look without the commitment of cutting your natural hair.
Shoulder length braids or twists are stylish and on trend. Try this look by installing individual braids around the perimeter and crochet box braids throughout the rest of your head. Hair jewelry and accessories are popular right now. Add accessories throughout the look to make it your own. Shorter lengths work with twists and loc styles as well. For more versatility, leave longer lengths in the front of the style. By doing this you can pull the style into a messy ponytail or pull back into a low bun with tendrils in the front.
Just because you wear a shorter length doesn’t mean that you have to give up the idea of big hair. Achieving big hair requires more than installing additional layers of crochet hair. The way the hair is cut can create additional volume. One popular way of achieving this look is by having your hair cut in a heart shape. The sides and back of the hair are cut shorter than the top.
The classic bob will never go out of style. You can wear it with kinky kanekelon textures or even wavy or curly hair. Play around with the parting by trying a deep middle part or low parts on either side to create a side bang. The key to achieving a great bob is about the cut. Decide if you want a look that’s even on all sides or cut higher in the back. You can even have one side of the bob cut chin length and the other at collarbone length.
Shorter lengths last longer because they don’t tangle as quickly and are easier to maintain. Whether you jump into this trend with braids, curly or straight hair, we’d love to see your take on it.
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