Top 50 Hairstyles For Short Hair August 31, 2016

Scarlett Johansson, Lily Collins, Emma Watson – everywhere you look, celebrities seem to be chopping off their long tresses to sport shorter, edgier styles. There’s no denying it – short hair is officially THE LOOK to flaunt. Thinking of taking the plunge? We have listed out 50 awesome hairstyles for short hair that will help bring out the inner diva in you. Go ahead and try them!

1. Simple Bob:

Simple-Bob

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You cannot go wrong with this classic hairstyle. Team it up with a formal evening gown or with a smart T-shirt and a pair of jeans. This is one of the most popular short hairstyles women flaunt.

How To Style:

  1. Apply heat protectant to hair.
  2. Polish hair with a straightener.
  3. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This cut is a classic and goes with all face shapes. Anyone can pull this look off.

2. Choppy Bob:

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The choppy cut is not too different from the classic bob. However, you need to chop those fringes and pull them back.

How To Style:

  1. Work serum through hair.
  2. Make a part slightly off centre and brush to work out tangles and smoothen your hair.
  3. Using a medium barrel curler, create loose curls and soft waves.
  4. Finger-comb to give it that casual look.
  5. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

Soft and feminine, this versatile look works for everybody with short-medium length hair.

3. Shaggy Pixie Cut:

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The Pixie cut is one of the most popular styles for short-haired women. For a shaggier look, have your hairstylist cut the hair unevenly, leaving some long strands intact.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry, running your fingers through your hair all the while.
  3. Part hair in the middle.
  4. Back comb the front section to add volume.
  5. Finger-comb to give it a slightly disheveled look.
  6. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style works best for oval or heart-shaped faces, with hair that is naturally fine.

4. Tousled Pixie Cut:

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The Tousled Pixie cut is another variation to the pixie cut. For the tousled style you should spike the hair on top and comb the back and sides down.

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling cream or gel to hair.
  2. Smooth out the sides with a brush.
  3. Brush the top part forward and tousle it.
  4. Set with a strong-hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This works great for those who have a petite face.

5. Long Bob:

Long-Bob

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The Long Bob is a slightly longer variation of the classic bob. The hair looks exactly like a bob, but it is significantly longer.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into your hair.
  2. Part your hair down the middle, smoothing it down on both sides.
  3. Apply heat protectant to your hair and straighten it.
  4. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle can be pulled off by just about anyone.

6. Simple Flips:

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The Simple flips cut is a subtle variation on the Long bob cut. All you need to do is add a bit more volume to your hair and flip the hair tips upwards.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to your hair.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, create loose ringlets.
  3. Run your fingers through the hair to separate the curls.
  4. Finish with a flexible-hold spray.

Is This For You?

This is a great style for those with strong features as the curls soften your overall look. Although this is an extremely adaptable look, those with wide faces might want to steer clear of it.

7. Signature Pixie Cut:

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This pixie cut is cute, stylish and totally casual. It is easy to maintain and will give you a youthful freshness.

How To Style?

  1. Apply a volumizing product to your hair.
  2. Using a mini straightener, take small sections of hair and straighten them out.
  3. Brush hair in all directions to create a wrapped look.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This voluminous style is perfect for every face shape.

8. Straight and Slick Cut:

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If you have a long face, then a short and slick cut can help accentuate your face and give you an elegant look. Julianne Moore, with her medium-short hair, totally rocks this hairstyle.

How To Style?

  1. Apply a conditioning serum to hair.
  2. Brush your hair and straighten off sections, draping it over the brush to give it a slight wave.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This effortless look can be pulled off by anybody.

9. The Topknot:

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The topknot is one of the easiest hairstyles for girls with short hair and is quite a rage these days. Easy to do and extremely trendy to look at, this hairstyle steals the show! Check out this hip hairstyle above.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a conditioning serum to your hair.
  2. Brush the hair back. Pull it into a tight ponytail and secure it with a band.
  3. Section the ponytail off into two.
  4. Twist one section, wrap it around the base of the ponytail and use bobby pins to secure it.
  5. Wrap the second section around the first and secure with bobby pins. Your voluminous bun is done!
  6. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle accentuates your facial features, and can be sported by those with an oval or heart-shaped face.

10. Multi-Layered Razor Cut:

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The multilayered razor cut proves that you can look silly and goofy, and yet at the same time perky and fresh. The multiple layers of curls and bangs make this a winning hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through damp hair.
  2. Straighten hair, creating a slight inward bend.
  3. Tease to add volume, and then smooth out with a brush.
  4. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle is perfect for those with a diamond-shaped face –the volume balances everything out.

11. Side Swept Bangs:

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Bangs always look cool on short hair. One of the easiest styles to maintain, short bangs can be teamed up with beautiful earrings to give you that extra hip look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair.
  2. Make a side parting and straighten your hair.
  3. Finish with a hairspray that adds glaze.

Is This For You?

This short, timeless style looks best on those who have an elongated face.

12. Simple Waves:

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Simple Waves is another big hit among the ladies. The hairdo is often cited as romantic, giving you the right mix of cuteness and femininity.

How To Style?

  1. Start with a volumizing product.
  2. Make a part that is slightly off centre and brush it out.
  3. Using a straightener, fashion waves – with the hair curved inwards, framing the face.
  4. Set with a medium hold spray.

Is This For You?

This style complements those who have an oval or heart shaped face.

13. Flirty Curls:

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This hairstyle is sophisticated and beautiful at the same time. Adding a few loose curls can help you achieve this ultra chic look – flirty and elegant at the same time.

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to your hair.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, style loose curls.
  3. Comb it with your fingers to keep it from looking too rigid.
  4. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style can be pulled off by everybody.

14. Ringlets:

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Ringlets are always hip and can help you achieve that cute instant-noodle look in no time. They are brilliant for both formal and casual occasions. You can team it up with a glamorous evening gown or a T-shirt and jeans.

How To Style:

  1. Work serum through hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle and brush out tangles for a smooth look.
  3. Using a small barrel iron, curl hair into tight ringlets.
  4. Set hair with a strong hold hairspray to keep the luscious curls in place.

Is This For You?

This elegant look works best for those with an oval face.

15. Wild Pixie Cut:

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This variation to the pixie cut can help you spice things up for a night out. Spike out the hair until it almost resembles a Mohawk, and smooth the sides down for that edgy, wild look.

How To Style:

  1. Work a strong hold product into hair.
  2. Use your fingers to comb the hair back from the crown and fashion them into haphazard spikes.

Is This For You?

This edgy look looks best on those with angular features, the volume on top giving an elongated look.

16. Tight Curled Pixie Cut:

Tight Curled Pixie Cut

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Another variation of the pixie cut is the tight curled pixie cut. To achieve this look, you need to curl your hair and comb it away from your face.

17. Curly Updo:

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Combining curls and updos can help you achieve a truly unique look. It is an especially feminine variant to routine curls and it will give you a sporty, funky look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product on hair.
  2. Make a side parting.
  3. Using a medium barrel curler, create loose ringlets.
  4. Taking strands along the crown, twist, roll and pin back the hair.
  5. Let the bangs on the other side frame your face.
  6. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This elegant hairdo, reminiscent of the ‘60s, works for everybody.

[ Read: Funky Hairstyles for Short Hair ]

18. Simple Updo:

Simple-Updo

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Updos are one of the most feminine hairstyles that you can sport. At times, it’s best to keep it simple. You can pair this look with an evening gown or a floral skirt.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through your hair.
  2. Brush hair from the bottom to the top, using hairspray all the while to create a faux updo
  3. Tousle hair along the crown, comb out a fringe and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style allows those with wavy hair to play up the natural texture of their hair, and goes best with oval faces.

19. Thick Bangs:

Thick-Bangs

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Bangs can accentuate the shape of your face. To add a variation to this look, simply thicken the bangs. This look goes well with evening wear and suits women with oval shaped faces.

How To Style?

  1. Apply serum to damp hair.
  2. Part hair to a side, and using a soft-bristled brush, comb through the hair as you blow-dry it.

Is This For You?

This elegant style is particularly suitable for those with naturally wavy hair.

20. Voluminous Updo:

Voluminous-Updo

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Updos can be made to look thicker by adding volume to the hair. This modern hairstyle is especially chic and goes well with an evening gown.

How To Style:

  1. Apply serum to your hair and finger-comb.
  2. Make a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
  3. Section the ponytail into two and tease to create volume.
  4. Wrap one section around the ponytail and pin it.
  5. Smooth out the other portion, wrap it around the first one and secure it with bobby pins.
  6. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style suits all face shapes.

21. Layered Bob:

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This twist to the Bob uses layers that frame the face and give you a classic girl-next-door look. You should definitely think about getting this done!

How To Style:

  1. Work a styling product into damp hair.
  2. Brush the bangs off to one side to get that side-swept look.
  3. Using a round brush and a straightener, create a slight bend inwards.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This is a great look that can be pulled off by anybody.

22. Bouffant:

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The Bouffant is elegance defined. It is one of the most popular short hairstyles for fine hair and it gives you a regal look.

How To Style:

  1. Section off your hair, tracing along your crown.
  2. Tease, spray and pin to make a poof.
  3. Take the rest of your hair and fashion it into a high ponytail.
  4. Section off the ponytail and use hairspray on each strand.
  5. Wrap and pin each strand over the other to create a voluminous bun.

Is This For You?

This sophisticated style suits all types of faces.

23. Medium Straight Cut:

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The Medium Straight cut is a graceful option to consider when you have short hair. This style can be sported for any occasion – whether it’s an evening out or a day at the beach.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a heat protectant to damp hair and let it dry.
  2. Part hair diagonally and straighten it out.
  3. Add extra shine to hair by finishing with a spray laminator.

Is This For You?

This chin-length style really complements long faces.

24. Voluminous Ringlets:

Voluminous-Ringlets

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If you like ringlets and are open to experimenting, you should try out this look. It can be teamed up with any ensemble.

How To Style:

  1. Taking strands that are an inch or so wide, roll them into curlers.
  2. Spray a strong-hold product and let the curls set for a few hours.
  3. Blow-dry and remove the curlers carefully.

Is This For You?

These voluminous curls look good on everyone.

25. Simple Short Cut:

Simple-Short-Cut

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A simple hairstyle that is totally versatile and cute. We love this basic hairstyle and the addition of the side bang.

How To Style:

  1. Apply serum and brush out your hair.
  2. Use a hair straightener to give your hair a more polished look.
  3. Tousle the hair around the crown and pin back your bangs.
  4. Set with a flexible hold spray.

Is This For You?

This simple yet elegant style best complements oval and heart-shaped faces.

26. Half Updo:

Half Updo

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half updo is highly feminine and totally cute. You can curl up your hair for a bit of flirty volume and fluff up the side bangs to complete the look.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through your hair.
  2. Tease, spray and brush back the hair around the crown.
  3. Finger-comb to give it that slightly tousled look.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style works for all face shapes.

27. Long Side Bangs:

Long Side Bangs

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This is an easy to maintain hairstyle that suits almost every face type. You can team this style up with any kind of outfit and it would still look great.

How To Style?

  1. Use a heat protectant product.
  2. Brush hair to one side to create a wrapped look.
  3. Straighten the hair and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This edgy, versatile style can be flaunted by anyone.

28. Short Bob with Bangs:

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This classic hairstyle is a variation of the bob. Adding bangs to a bob can help you get that back-to-school uber-cute hairstyle. Check out Katie Holmes above.

How To Style?

  1. Work a conditioning product through your hair.
  2. Using a straightener, straighten out the sides.
  3. Brush and set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This adorable style best complements those who have a heart shaped face or an oval one.

[ Read: Stunning Twist Hairstyles For Short Hair ]

29. Voluminous Layered Bob:

Voluminous Layered Bob

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We have seen how layering the hair can make the normal bob fashionable. Another option to consider is adding layers and volume to the bob. The end result looks quite amazing.

How To Style:

  1. Work a texturizing product through hair.
  2. Use a large barrel curler to add waves.
  3. Tousle hair and set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This layered, textured hairstyle suits every face shape, although it is necessary to have the hair cut at a length that complements your face.

30. Slicked Back:

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Slicking your hair back and letting lose strands dangle by the side can give you an ultra modern look.

How To Style?

  1. Apply a strong hold product into hair, one that lends a wet look.
  2. Using a soft bristled brush, slick your hair back.

Is This For You?

This look suits petite, oval and heart-shaped faces.

31. Curly Bob:

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Here is one of the best short hairstyles for girls with curly hair. It’s another variation to the bob. Simply curl up the hair and then comb it down like a bob. It adds a bit of spunk to an otherwise Plain-Jane hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into the hair.
  2. Brush bangs off to a side and using a large barrel curler, set hair into loose, luscious curls.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This classic hairdo can be sported by everybody.

32. Full Head Bob:

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This classic hairstyle looks amazing when teamed up with a formal evening gown or a suit.  Keira Knightley lit up the red carpet in this elegant hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle and making small sections, straighten the hair.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

Its length makes it suitable for oval faces.

33. Slicked Back Updo:

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French Twists, sophisticated and timeless, are not merely for long hair. Short haired beauties can pull off this style easily as well.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through your hair.
  2. Brush back hair from the crown and secure with bobby pins.
  3. Sweep hair to one side and pin.
  4. Taking sections, twist and pin it up to create a faux French twist.
  5. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This timeless and elegant style works for everyone.

34. Messy Bob:

Messy-Bob

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The best way to make a bob look fashionable is by messing it up. The result looks amazing and it can be teamed up with anything.

35. Wispy Front Bangs:

Wispy Front Bangs

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This tomboyish hairstyle will take you back to your college days. This simple yet elegant hairstyle can be teamed up with any ensemble.

36. Messy Updo:

Messy-Updo

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This twist to the basic updo can help you add that much needed spunk to your otherwise strict updo. The hairstyle looks amazing on a night out and is easy to create.

37. Medium Waves:

Medium Waves

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The Medium wave hairstyle is one of the most popular ones for women with short and medium hair. You can sport it on a stylish evening out or even on a jog!

38. Asymmetrical Cut:

Asymmetrical Cut

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The Asymmetrical cut is quite a rage. It can be teamed up with a leather jacket, or even an evening gown. Remember to wear seductive make up to pull the look off.

39. Face Framing Bob:

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Bobs have made a comeback quite recently and everyone wants to sport a cute face-framing bob. It is an ideal hairstyle for an evening out.

40. Voluminous Faux French Twist:

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Updos, as we mentioned earlier, are gorgeous yet dignified. However, this neat little twist can add some substance to an otherwise boring updo.

41. Flipped Pixie Cut:

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The flipped pixie cut adds a nice spin to the shaggy pixie cut. All you need to do is tussle the layers up a bit and let the bangs fall on your face.

42. Shag:

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The Shag is a stylish option to consider. The short layers frame the face and give you a vibrant appearance. It has been Hollywood’s regular for ages, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go out of fashion any time soon!

43. Long Shag:

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The Long Shag is a slightly lengthier version of its aptly named cousin. It frames the face perfectly, and the intervening layers and the bangs only make it that much lovelier.

44. Chic Updo:

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Another variant to the updo is the chic updo. Pull the hair back into a bun and tease the top a little to create a slight voluminous bump. This will add more height to your face.

How To Style:

  1. Section off the hair.
  2. Gather the top section and tie it into a messy bun.
  3. Take strands from the bottom section and twist them upwards. Secure with bobby pins.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle can be sported by anybody.

45. Choppy Short Cut:

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This short hairstyle complements the layers in your hair. It is an ideal hairstyle if you have colored hair, or planning to color your hair.

How To Style:

  1. Section off the hair.
  2. Using a medium barrel curler, curl the bottom section inwards.
  3. For the top sections, curl outwards and sweep it to the side.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairdo looks best on those with an oval face.

46. Bowl Bob:

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Another popular variation to the Bob hairstyle is the bowl bob. It involves cutting the sides evenly, and it appears as if someone has put a bowl on your head and chopped around it. It can be teamed up with sporty gear to give it a hip look.

47. Soft A-line Bob:

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The Soft A-line Bob or the inverted Bob is a popular hairstyle among short haired women.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to your hair.
  2. Tease and spray to add volume.
  3. Smooth out the top with a brush.
  4. Set with a flexible hold spray.

Is This For You?

The elongated strands make it perfect for wide faces.

48. Wavy Bob with Side Fringe:

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Jessica Alba shows us how a wavy bob with a side fringe can look cute yet extremely sophisticated. You can team this neat look up with any ensemble.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into your hair.
  2. Divide the hair into sections.
  3. For the bottom section, take a straightener and curl the hair outwards.
  4. Taking hair from the crown, curl it backwards, then flip it to one side.
  5. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This voluminous, wavy style complements every face shape.

49. Angled Bob With Straight Fringe:

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There can be nothing bolder than a classic bob, and nothing sexier than a woman who can carry the look. If you are one of the bold ones with a round face, this look will look perfect on you.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to your hair.
  2. Blow dry and straighten the hair.
  3. Create sections and tease to add volume.
  4. Smoothen with a brush and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

The short length and the blunt edges make this perfect for oval or heart-shaped faces.

50. Classic Blunt Bob with Side Swept Bangs:

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This is the most flattering option for women with bob hairstyles. Christina Hendricks shows us how to do it with subtly side swept bangs: très chic.

How To Style:

  1. Mist a volumizing spray on your hair and let it dry.
  2. Divide the hair into sections.
  3. Using a straightener, curl the hair inwards, starting at the back.
  4. For the front sections, curl the hair away from your face.
  5. Finish with a hairspray that adds shine.

Is This For YouYou?

This hair can look good on anyone, no matter the face shape.

Top 50 Hairstyles For Short Hair

Hope you liked these cute hairstyles for short hair! I am sure you cannot wait to try these. Tell us what you think – share your views and comment below!

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