There are plenty of reasons to love short hair. It’s super chic, gives a fresh, youthful vibe, takes less time to dry and style—the list goes on. But on days when you find yourself stuck on a hairstyle rut, remember this: your hair may lack in length, but there’s certainly no reason for it to lack in style. As with everything else in life, a little creativity goes a long way, and this can definitely help you come up with cute hairstyles for short hair to spice up your look.
Long locks may seem to have an advantage because there are more inches to work with, but there are also a lot of ways to style a bob, a lob, or even a pixie cut. Just take a look at these beautiful hairstyles for short hair that we put together. On days when you feel like giving your short hair a little extra something, try one of these hairstyles.
20 Cute Hairstyles for Short Hair
1. Braided Half-Up Bob
Who knew you would do a beautiful braided hairstyle like this with short hair? You can try this hairstyle on a bob cut or a lob. And no, you don’t have to dye your hair pink (although this shade is so yummy you might want to!).
Editor’s tip: If you decide to color your hair pink, switch to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. It has purple formula to neutralize the brassy tones that are common in bleached hair. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine.
Follow it up with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to keep your hair well-moisturized.
2. ’90s Pigtails
Raise your hand if you remember your hair being styled this way when you were a kid! This is a cute hairstyle for short hair that you can still definitely wear now that you’ve grown up.
Editor’s tip: Start with sleek and manageable hair by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex, which can go up to 10 layers deep into your hair to nourish it from within. This shampoo gives your hair 10 salons benefits in one wash, like making your hair smooth, soft, shiny, providing heat protection, and taming frizz.
Complement TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner. Aside from KERA10 Protein Complex, this conditioner also has oleo serum, which helps make your hair even more nourished and moisturized.
3. Wavy Bob With Hair Clips
The hair clips trend isn’t going away any time soon, and there are so many types and shapes to choose from. You can even mix and match different hair clips if you want a playful and cute hairstyle for short hair.
4. One-Sided Clip
If you want a simpler but still cute hairstyle for your short hair, put a hair clip on one side of your hair. Wear a brightly colored snap clip that will pop against your naturally dark hair.
Editor’s tip: Say goodbye to dry and frizzy hair with the help of Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to treat dryness and frizz from within. It leaves your hair nourished, silky smooth, and beautiful in just one minute.
5. One-Sided Braid for Short Hair
Jazz up a side-parted bob with a braid. To do this, just take a section of hair near your hairline on the side with more hair, create a small French braid, and tie the ends with an elastic. You can even add small flowers or hair studs as accents.
6. Headband Braid for Short Curly Hair
Similar to the one-sided braid, this cute hairstyle for short hair has a Dutch braid created near your hairline. But this time, the braid starts from one side and goes all the way to the other. Once your braid reaches ear-level on the opposite side, tie the ends with an elastic and secure it in place with bobby pins.
Editor’s tip: Curly hair is more prone to dryness and frizz, so wash it with Dove Nourishing Oil Care Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has the powerful combination of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to deeply nourish your hair and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has a unique blend of weightless nutri-oils that protects your hair from the effects of premature aging and restores your hair’s smoothness.
7. Summer Festival Braid for Short Hair
It’s a loose, one-sided braid that makes for a cute, summer hairstyle. Make it look even more laidback by scrunching your hair or creating soft, tousled waves.
8. Half-Up Space Buns for Curly Hair
These two buns created on each side of your hair makes for a quirky hairstyle. You can also try this ‘do even if your have straight or wavy hair.
9. Twin Fishtail Braids for Short Hair
Put your lob or medium bob in twin fishtail braids, if you want a cute hairstyle that can also make you feel presko on a hot and humid day.
10. Waterfall Braid
Up for a romantic look that would have people staring at the back of your head all day? Then do a wavy waterfall braid! This look is ideal for dreamy occasions like weddings, proms, and dates, but if you want to wear it as an everyday hairstyle, you can tone down the fancy by keeping your locks straight instead of curling them.
11. Milkmaid Braid for Short Hair
Yes, you read that right! You can create this braided updo even if you have short hair. Just divide your hair into two vertical sections, create two Dutch braids on each side, and tie the ends with an elastic. Then, secure the ends of the braids just above your nape using bobby pins. And you’re done!
12. Chunk Dutch Braid
Got a medium bob or shoulder-length hair? Put it up in a chunk Dutch braid if you want to feel presko on a hot and humid day.
13. Half up French Braid
Make your half updo more interesting by creating a French braid. This is great for medium bobs and shoulder-length hair, especially when you’re busy and you want to get strands off your face.
Editor’s tip: Putting your hair in braids often can weaken your strands and cause breakage. Use Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner, which has revolutionary fiber actives that work up to a cellular level to strengthen your hair and prevent breakage.
14. Bob With Headband
15. Messy Bob With Bangs
Cute hairstyles for short hair can be messy, too! A bedhead-looking bob with wispy bangs makes for a charming ‘do, especially when you accessorize it with a printed headband.
16. Crimped Short Hair
If you like small waves that are of the same shape, crimp your short hair one small section at a time. It gives your hair texture and a bit of boho flair.
17. Bubble Bangs for Short Hair
Are your bangs already at an awkward length? Keep them from poking your eyes tying them along with a small section of hair near your hairline with an elastic. Then, tie two more elastics, placing each of them at an ample distance from the other, while adding more hair to the section you’re tying. Gently some strands in between the elastics to create bubble shapes. Put a bobby pin at ear-level to secure your bubble bangs.
18. Half-Up Top Knot
Aside from being a cute hairstyle for short hair, it’s also a cute hairstyle for school. Just gather the upper half of your hair on your crown, tie it, and form a bun using bobby pins. So easy, right?
19. Bob With Beret and Hair Clips
Accessorize with beret and hair clips to create a unique look! You can even experiment with different colors of berets or different hair clip shapes to find the combination that suits your personality.
20. Bob With Baby Braids
Just braid a small section of hair on each side of your head to create this cute hairstyle. You can also add layered bangs to your bob to give your face a nice frame.
You gotta love these cute hairstyles for short hair! Now, pick one and face your day in style.