12 Romantic Hairstyles for Short Hair to Wear This Valentine’s

Ready for Valentine's Day? Elevate your look with these romantic hairstyles for short hair.

Whenever special events come up, long hair can be styled in many different ways. You can braid it, tie it into a ponytail, put it into a bun, or leave it down. What if you have short hair, and you’re getting ready for a date? Don’t worry, girl! We won’t let you go out on this special night with hair that’s just meh. We’ve listed down some romantic hairstyles for short hair that will surely get a lot of love.

1. Sleek Pixie Cut

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with a sleek pixie cut wearing a red top
Sleek, sexy, and a bit edgy. What’s not to love about this look? Credit: Hariono Halim

Rule number one when styling short hair: Don’t overthink. You don’t need to do all those twists and twirls just to have fab hair, especially if you have a gorgeous pixie cut. A simple but sleek hairstyle is enough to deliver a huge impact. Just comb your hair backward or on one side. Then, spritz hairspray to smooth out frizz and keep the style in place. That’s it! Easy, right?

Editor’s tip: Nail a sleek pixie cut with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It smooths out your hair and keeps your hairstyle in place without leaving a sticky residue. It is also lightweight and won’t make your hair stiff.

2. Curly Pixie Cut

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short black curly hair wearing a white blouse
Get bouncy, beautiful hair for Valentine’s by curling your short tresses. Credit: Hariono Halim

Who says only long-hair gals look great with curls? Having a pixie cut isn’t a reason to shy away from curly hair. You just need a round brush and a curling iron with a small barrel to achieve this look. Don’t forget to spray heat protectant on your hair before curling to prevent heat damage.

Editor’s tip: Need help with volume? Apply a dollop of TONI&GUY High Volume Plumping Mousse on your pixie cut before blow-drying to add bounce and body. It will also give you well-defined curls. 

3. Spiral Curls

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with short curly black hair wearing a white top
Falling in love with curly hair? Go for spiral curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you have a bob or a lob, give spiral curls a try. Since you have more hair to work with than a pixie cut, you can create bigger curls by wrapping a half-inch wide section of hair around your curling iron. When you release your hair from the clamp, pull your curling iron downward so the spirals go in that direction as well. Finish with hairspray to make your curls last long.

4. Twin Mini Braids

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Woman with short brown hair with two braids wearing a dress outdoors
Twice the braid, twice the charm. Credit: indigitalimages.com

You can definitely have fun with braids even if you have short hair. The twin mini braids hairstyle suits a floral dress or a boho-inspired outfit—perfect for when you’re headed to a quaint location, like a garden or a rustic-themed restaurant. You can also go for this ‘do when your hair is frizzy and is being extra uncooperative that day; a little bit of mess combined with braids make for chic and laidback look.

Editor’s tip: Give your hair texture by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This product will also give your hair grip so you’ll have an easier time creating your braids.

5. Baby Bun for Short Hair 

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Side view shot of an Asian woman with short black hair in a low bun
Go for this cute bun when you’re in for a night of fun. Credit: Hariono Halim

Yes, short hair buns are possible! The key to nailing this hairstyle is keeping your bun low, so short strays won’t stick out from under your hair. You can also pull a few strands of hair near your face for a more relaxed ‘do.

6. Half updo for Short Hair

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with a half updo wearing a striped long-sleeved shirt
Pressed for time? Put your hair in a half updo and look chic in a minute. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also go for a half updo if you want to keep hair off your face. In fact, this is one of the easiest romantic hairstyles for short hair that you can do on Valentine’s Day. You can even accentuate it with bobby pins or a beautiful hair clip. This hairstyle also works well with second-day hair, so go for this if you’ve skipped a wash.

7. Sleek and Straight Lob

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with dark brown lob wearing a black dress
If you’re going for elegance and sophistication, pin-straight hair suits the occasion. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This day-to-night hairstyle can be your Valentine’s do if you’re heading straight to your date from the office. Achieve pin-straight hair using a flat iron and finish with hair serum to add shine. Now, you simply have to change into your LBD and sexy heels when you time out.

Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight to tame rebellious frizz and get smoother, straighter hair. 

8. Bohemian Braid for Short Hair

Asian woman with festival braid as romantic hairstyles for short hair
Look chill and free-spirited on Valentine’s Day with this ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Incorporate a unique Bohemian braid into your classic wavy bob. Putting the braid on one side and letting it run down the length of your hair will give it a laidback but chic touch. This hairstyle is perfect if you’re not used to anything really formal like dinner dates. This way, you’ll still feel comfortable while looking stylish!

9. Bubble Bangs

girl wearing hoop earrings flaunts one of the romantic Valentine hairstyles
Bubble bangs are not as complicated as braids but are equally stylish. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Tired of trying to put your short hair up into a bun or ponytail? Let it loose and accentuate with bubble bangs. You won’t be exhausted from braiding but you’ll still get the same amount of sophistication and style.

10. Chignon for Short Hair

Asian girl smiles at the camera while looking so elegant in one of the romantic hairstyles for short hair
The chignon is a really elegant hairstyle

Do you want to look elegant and classic? You’ll never go wrong with the chignon. With loose strands framing your face, you’ll definitely flaunt that gentle look that’s so feminine and sweet.

11. Wavy Short Hair with Pearls

Asian girl touches her hair gently to show of one of the romantic hairstyles for short hair
Put a pearly clip and turn the simple to fabulous. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Romantic and sweet don’t always mean curls and twists. Sometimes, all it needs is a cute little pearly clip or a set of quirky hair accessories to change the mood of your hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: Since your hair is let loose in this hairstyle, keep them bouncy and voluminous with a little bit of VO5 Big Volume Mousse. You’ll definitely love the feeling of your hair bouncing with your every move

12. Short Hair with a Bandana

model is wearing a blue top and a red bandana
The bandana is a versatile cloth that is both utilitarian and decorative

If your idea of a special Valentine’s date is a day spent outdoors touring the city, eating ice cream at the park, or having crazy fun at a foam or ball pit, celebrate with a quirky hairstyle. Put on a bandana or a headband to keep your short hair in style while doing all these activities.

Editor’s tip: Keep your bandana glued to your hair by applying hairspray like VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray. Don’t just spray on your hair but include the inner part of your bandana to help keep it in place. 

Glam up for Valentine’s Day with these romantic hairstyles for short hair. Feel free to sport these looks on any special event, whether it involves a candlelit dinner or a night out with your best gal pals. Have fun!

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