40 Very Short Hairstyles That You Should Definitely Try November 29, 2016

Maybe it was planned. Maybe it was just an impulse at the salon, where you just wanted to trim an inch or so, but ended with barely an inch of hair left. You feel liberated, or you are seized with panic. But whatever your state of mind, the eternal questions still remain. What do I do with my short hair? How do I style it? Is there anything that can be done with it? And the answer is yes, there is a lot you can do with it. If you possess too short hair, you can try out a wide variety of fun and interesting styles, that a girl with medium or long tresses can never get a chance to sport.

The best part about short hair is that it is a statement in itself. A dash of color, a little bit of styling – that is all it takes.

Here are 40 very short hairstyles for you to check out and look gorgeous everyday:

1. Boy Cut With Textured Layers:

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The quintessential haircut for the tomboy in you! Cut uniformly short with choppy ends, the dark brown color saves you from a flat look, giving your hair dimension.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a light hold styling product to the hair.
  2. Finger comb the hair to avoid that deliberate look.

Is This For You?

This hair looks best on oval, heart and square-shaped faces.

2. Asymmetric Bob:

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A smooth, rounded bob, the ends of the front bangs are razored to precision. This hairstyle works the best on those who have fine hair. If your hair is already straight, all you need is a spritz of hairspray, and you’re good to go.

How To Style:

  1. Use a shine serum and a medium hold styling product.
  2. Polish the hair using a straightener.
  3. Lightly tease a small section of the longer bangs.
  4. Spray for hold, and you’re done.

Is This For You?

This works for oval and heart-shaped faces, the sleekness of the style complementing their face structure.

3. Shiny Bowl Cut Hair With Wispy Ends And Fringes:

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Here is a typical bowl-cut hair in which the top section is volumized, tangled and then set with the help of a hair spray. The wispy ends and uneven fringes are two other unique points of this hairstyle. This hairstyle works best with thicker, more voluminous hair that has been straightened.

How To Style?

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair and spray with a heat protectant.
  2. Straighten the hair using a ceramic or titanium-plated straightener.
  3. Brush the hair forward to create a choppy, voluminous look.
  4. Spray and set.

Is This For You?

The voluminous top makes this ideal for all face shapes and absolutely anyone can pull this off.

4. Rolled Back Wavy Bob With Texture:

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Short hair does not always have to be straight and sleek. If you have wavy hair, there is no reason to not play with the natural texture of your hair.

How To Style:

  1. Apply mousse to the roots to boost the volume.
  2. Brush back the hair, scrunching up the front part a little.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle works best for oval faces, although other face shapes can pull this versatile style off as well.

5. Casual Rolled Back Waves With Messy Wispy Ends:

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When it comes to looking casual, this feathery bob can be a good try. This deliberately disheveled, messy look makes it a great choice when you don’t want to try too hard to look amazing.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair.
  2. Keep scrunching the hair as it dries.
  3. Tease the dried hair to add more volume, and roll back roughly to give a messy, haphazard look.
  4. Set it with a hairspray to make it last.

Is It For You?

This is, once again, a very versatile look that can be pulled off by anyone.

[ Read: Layered Bangs Hairstyles ]

6. Long Pixie:

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Here is a super smart, highly professional look that every corporate woman can opt for. Just get your short, layered hair razored, part it to one side and add texture to it.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a hair product to damp hair.
  2. Using a small, thin plated straightener, straighten small sections of the hair at a time.
  3. Set with a hairspray, and you’re ready to rock and roll.

Is This For You?

This is a rather bold cut, best suited for longer faces.

7. Messy Pixie With Sharp Layered Side-Sweep:

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Nowadays, the pixie has become synonymous with style. Check out this blonde pixie with a tangled finish and a deep, graduated side sweep with sharp ends. Quite fashionable and edgy!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a heat protectant product to the hair.
  2. Straighten off sections and brush it out.
  3. Finger comb your hair to the front to get that slightly tousled look.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is It For You?

It is a style best suited for those with an oval, heart-shaped or square face.

8. Double-Parted Hair With High Textured Top:

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Spiky hair is no longer the domain of punk rockers. To pull this look off, you need the sides to be really short, with more length on the top. This hairstyle is ideal for adding height to your face. Part your short bob on both sides and volumize the middle section to a great extent.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a strong hold styling product to the hair.
  2. Grab sections of the hair and pull them up. Hold for a few seconds to get this messy, spiky look.

Is This For You?

This one works for diamond-shaped faces, showing off their amazing cheekbones.

9. Textured And Middle-Parted Wavy Bob With Wispy Points:

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If you have a wavy, bob cut hair, do try this style for a cool and casual look. The textured and shiny finish does not retract from the relaxed vibe it gives out.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair.
  2. Part and scrunch up your hair as it dries.
  3. Brush back one section and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This is a hairstyle that can be sported by just about everybody. But, for those with naturally wavy hair, it is effortlessly classy.

10. Rounded Natural Blonde Bob With Deep Layered Side Sweep:

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In this sleek bob, the crown is volumized a bit, while the entire hair is smooth and shiny. The rounded shape and the sleek, graduated, side-swept bang are two other specialties of this hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a serum to boost the shine.
  2. Use a straightener to give your hair a more polished look.
  3. Create deep side bangs by brushing the hair forward.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This is for those who have fine, straight hair and an oval or heart-shaped face.

11. Side-Parted Bob With Highly Textured Waves:

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Now, here is something very sweet and adorable. It is a nice, black bob with the wavy hair parted to one side. The hair has been cut against the curls, giving it a choppy, textured look. This hairstyle is extremely versatile, and works across all age groups.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a hairstyling product to the hair and let it air-dry.
  2. Using a flat iron, create a slight bend.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This is a great look for those who have a round, cherubic face.

12. Bob With Textured And Layered Side-Swept Top-Front:

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I f you have straight hair, you can recreate this style quite effortlessly. This works great as a casual, everyday style, and can be your go-to hairstyle, no matter what the occasion.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing hair product.
  2. Blow-dry the hair, finger combing all the while, to add volume.
  3. Straighten the hair and finger comb the hair forward to give it a casual look.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle works for most face shapes, although those with a round face should approach this style with caution.

13. Slightly Rolled Back Sophisticated Wavy Bob:

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No matter what your age is, give your look a touch of sophistication and elegance just by changing your hairstyle into this wavy bob.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a hair styling product to still damp hair, for that glossiness and shine.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, create soft waves.
  3. Tease for volume and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle looks best on oval-faced fashionistas, lending an effortless and sophisticated look.

14. Sleek Blunt Asymmetric Bob With Side Part:

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An asymmetric bob, featuring subtle, dark brown highlights and blunt, even ends. They frame your face and draw attention to it.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a hairstyling product to damp hair.
  2. Create a deep part to one side, and straighten off sections of the hair.
  3. Pin the smaller section behind the ear, leaving the other side to frame the face.
  4. Apply a shine-boosting serum.

Is This For You?

Fortunately, this style work for all face shapes, with hair that is on the finer side.

15. Center-Parted Bob With Straight Fringes And Wavy Bangs:

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A supremely girly style that gives the illusion of length! The slight waves soften the overall look, making it a fun, flirty, feminine look to try out.

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair down the middle, brushing the blunt bangs forward.
  2. Sleek back hair, leaving a few strands to frame your face.
  3. Using an iron, create a slight wave.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This pretty style works best for those with an oval face.

[ Read: Messy Short Bob Hairstyles ]

16. Thick, Smooth And Wavy Bob With Centre Part:

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This is an effortless style that is easy to create and easy to pull off.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair.
  2. Create a part slightly off-center and let your hair air-dry.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style works for all face shapes, and for hair that is naturally wavy.

17. Slicked Back Dark Brown Bob With Rounded Edges:

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Slicked back hair is a classic when it comes to short hair.  The end of the bob is blunt and rounded, making the look more organized and classy.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling gel.
  2. Tease and smooth back the hair.
  3. Set with a strong-hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This works for those who have a heart-shaped face.

18. Rolled And Slicked Back Hair To One Side:

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Side-part your bob and apply mousse all over it. Now, roll back the larger section to one side and give it a slicked look by using hair wax. Also, a pair of stylish specs like these can jazz up the look perfectly.

How To Style:

  1. Create a side part and brush back the hair.
  2. Apply a strong hold gel, tease and smooth back.

Is This For You?

This androgynous look is perfect for those with a square or diamond-shaped face.

19. Volumized Top And Precisely Layered Front With Headband:

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Section off the short, precise layers at the front area by creating a part from ear to ear. Now, tease up the crown to add huge volume to it and use a headband to hide the part.

How To Style:

  1. Sweep your bangs to one side and brush back the rest of your hair.
  2. Tease and smooth back to create a poof.
  3. Top it off with a cute headband.

Is This For You?

The volume on the top makes this a style for all face shapes.

20. Rolled Back Textured Waves With Headband:

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Add texture to your messy, blonde, wavy hair by taking it in small sections and applying lots of hairspray. Now, roll the entire hair back and prevent it from falling on your forehead by using a headband.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Backcomb the hair and smooth out the top layer.
  3. Set with a hair spray and accentuate the style with a hair band.

Is This For You?

This slightly disheveled look works for everybody, every time.

21. Messy Curly Dark Brown Bob With Spiral Side Bang:

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Curl up your dark brown bob randomly with a medium barrel curling iron to create a decent mess. Let some of them rest on your forehead and curl up the long side bang spirally for a touch of elegance.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a shine-boosting serum.
  2. Using a medium barrel curler, create a barrage of ringlets.
  3. Finger comb and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This works for a wider face, elongating it.

22. Ash Brown Bob With Layered Bang And Pink Highlights:

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This is basically a simple, ash brown, bob hair with light pink highlights. The layered side bang has made it perfect for a long or oval face, while the touch of orange and deep pink have given the highlights a new dimension.

23. Volumized Kinky, Coily Hair:

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Kinky, coily strands are one of the exclusive features of Afro-textured hairstyles and this is an ideal example of it. The roots of the dark brown ringlets are teased up sufficiently to get a volumized look.

24. Fluffy Silver Bob With Waves Rolled Back To Side:

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Height and texture are two main traits of this elegant silver bob. The wavy silky hair is rolled back to one side, while a considerable volume is added to the whole top section for a distinct look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing hair product.
  2. Tease the hair and finger comb to smoothen it.
  3. Set with a lot of hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style can be sported by everybody, but works especially well for those with wider faces.

25. Jet Black Mohawk With Large Luscious Curls:

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Mohawk is one of the most popular very short haircuts for women these days. If you don’t mind sporting something unusual and smart, this jet black Mohawk, with soft voluptuous curls and shaved sides, will be the right choice for you.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing serum.
  2. Using a large barrel iron, create luscious curls.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This bold and sexy style works for oval and diamond-shaped faces.

26. Blonde Boyish Bob With Dramatic, Highly Textured Front:

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This is, apparently, a simple, boyish, bob cut on natural blonde hair. But, the front layered waves are texturized intensively to get a dramatic height and a hairspray is used generously for the ultimate hold.

27. Buzz Haircut With Very Small Coils:

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Buzz haircut is basically characterized by an almost shaved head or extremely short hair. Here, the style is flaunted on very small, coily hair, which has made it even more unique and special.

28. Smooth Bowl Cut With Chocolate Cherry Shade:

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As you can see, this is a very simple bowl cut hair with no added texture or style. However, the rich chocolate, cheery shade, and silky smooth finish make it quite appealing.

29. Messy And Highly Wispy Bob With Straight Fringes:

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Wispy hair with a messy effect is always considered a wonderful choice for a fresh and cool look. So, if you are ready to experiment with your hairstyle, here goes the flimsy bob with straight, front fringes.

30. Typical Boy Cut Hair With Textured Layers:

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Ever wondered how to style your hair to put emphasis on your strong facial features? Opt for this simple boy cut and add texture to those thin, short layers nicely.

31. Unique And Elegant Multi-Twisted Hairdo:

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Part your bob hair on both sides to separate the middle section from them. Twist it up and secure at the top with bobby pins. Now, divide both the sides into multiple smaller sections, twist up each of them one by one and secure with bobby pins at the back. Easy and chic!

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair into small sections.
  2. Twist and roll the strands, spray with a strong hold product and pin them into place.

Is This ForYou?

This feminine, sophisticated style looks best on those with an oval face.

32. Side-Parted Angular Bob With Intense Curls:

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This is a jet black, angular bob, parted roughly to one side. All you need to do is curl it up with a medium barrel curling iron and let the curls swing over your eyes freely.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product.
  2. Using a medium barrel iron, create loose curls that frame your face and create more compact ones to the back.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

With the curls cutting right above the cheekbones, this style works for longer faces with angular features.

33. Side-Parted Layered Bob With Fine Dreadlocks:

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If you have Afro-textured hair, you will definitely love to sport these fine dreadlocks on your short, layered bob. Start with a simple side part in order to get an edgy, uneven look.

How To Style:

Here is a comprehensive guide on dreadlocks and how to get them done.

34. Golden Blonde Bob With Ultimate Curls:

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Looking for very short curly hairstyles? Then check this out. Create thin dense curls on your golden blonde bob hair and volumize it to a large extent. This super curly hairstyle can be sported by women of every age.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair.
  2. Using a small barrel iron, create a mass of tight curls.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style lends a cherubic, innocent look that works well for everybody.

35. Buzz Hair Cut On Straight Hair:

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You have seen how a buzz cut looks on curly hair. Now, here is how it looks on simple, straight, blonde hair. So, do you believe that you can pull it off?

How To Style:

  1. Apply hair wax or gel.
  2. Smooth with a brush so that the hair lies flat against the scalp.

Is This For You?

This bold style looks best on those with an oval face.

36. Sophisticated Updo:

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This hairstyle proves that short hair is extremely versatile, It can be classy or edgy, and be styled for every occasion.

How To Style:

This video, by YouTube user, ImogenHearts, details the steps to achieve this look.

The Outrageous Hairstyles:

Cautionary advice: These hairstyles are not for the faint of heart.

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37. Boyish Bob With Super Curly And Messy Top:

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This golden blonde bob is absolutely atypical and trendy. Here, the top wavy hair is messed up completely, while remaining hair at the back is kept combed and organized.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair.
  2. Sweep back the hair at the sides and scrunch up the top portion.
  3. Tease to build volume.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle walks the fine line between hot and hot mess. But with the right attitude and confidence, it can definitely be one hot hairstyle to go for.

38. Bright Yellow Pixie With Textured Wavy Layers:

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This androgynous pixie is not only eye-catching, but it is also quite popular among girls, who are fond of very short hair styles. Apart from the vivid yellow shade, the textured, wavy layers have made it special too.

How To Style:

  1. Buy bumblebee yellow hair dye.
  2. Spend time contemplating if you really want this color.
  3. Spend a little more time contemplating.
  4. Dye your hair.

Is This For You?

If you think this color is you, then yes, this is.

39. Double-Parted Bob With Multi-Colored Textured Top:

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Two-tone hair color, styled into a pompadour. It does not get edgier than this.

How To Style:

  1. Brush the top part of your hair upward.
  2. Use an extreme hold gel or wax.
  3. Use a brush to curl the hair into place.

Is This For You?

The more wearable versions of the pompadour can be seen everywhere, so if you want to make a statement, or really stand out, then this one is for you.

40. Mohawk And Crazy Color:

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The light purple layer of hair at the middle of the shaved head is certainly a big attraction of this style. But, also check how it is folded and pinned to make the free end rest on the forehead in a unique way.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a strong hold styling product.
  2. Comb out a strand and brush the rest upwards and fashion it in the style of a pompadour.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

That shall always be your prerogative.

Hope you find this article on very short hairstyles for women useful. Do you know any other hairstyles for very short hair? Share with us by leaving comments below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/daksha/ Daksha

    Nice post. Loved Emma Watsons’ Pixie.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/debolinarajagupta/ Debolina Raja Gupta

    Daksha…thnx…yes she surely knows how to rock it!