These cute hairstyles for short hair will make you want to chop off your tresses—or keep them short forever!

Mitch | 07 May 2018

Own the look–and length–with these super cute hairstyles for short hair!

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. Long locks may have an advantage because there’s more inches to work with, but there will always be a lot of ways you can style a crop, too. Just take a look at the cute hairstyles for short hair we put together to prove our point. You may like to wear your hair short for no-fuss styling, but there will be moments when you’d want to go for something a bit fancier, or at least something that says “today is special.” To kickstart your imagination, or just give you a few styles to copy, we present to you…

Cute hairstyles for short hair

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: Braided half-up on a bob.

1. Braided half-up bob

Who knew you would do a beautiful braided hairstyle like this with short hair? This works perfectly with a bob cut. No, you don’t have to dye your hair pink (although this shade is so yummy you might want to!), the style is pretty enough add life to your looks, natural color or not.

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Just take small sections of hair from the area just above your ears, create two braids on each side, and put them together with an elastic or bobby pins. To add grip to your strands and make it easier for you to braid them, mist the sections you’ll be braiding with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: Slicked back pixie. Credit:

2. Slicked back pixie

This hairstyle is just so fashionable we want to run to the salon and get a pixie cut, ASAP! It’s a simple and easy hairstyle but it’s oozing with so much appeal. To get this look, wash your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner (for sleek, straight, frizz-free locks), blow dry, brush back, and spray with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray, focusing on the top part. Then, before the hairspray dries, comb (not brush) it back, separating small sections of hair with the teeth of your comb. Smoothen the sides, keeping them close to the scalp, so they’re flatter than the top part.

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: Twist braid.

3. Fringe twist

Got an asymmetrical cut that’s super short at the back? No problem, work your magic at the front! Create a side part, get a section of hair near the hairline and twist it all the way to the side. Secure with bobby pins and you’re done!

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: Wavy waterfall braid

4. 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 that’s all kinds of perfect! 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.

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: French braids all over. Credit:

5. French braids

The photo shows a bride, but this hairstyle works for casual, laid-back looks, too. It even makes for a cute work-out ‘do because it effectively keeps the hair away from your face and neck. This style is made up of a bunch of French braids placed on different parts of the head, so if you haven’t mastered the art of French braiding, watch our tutorial here and practice!

You gotta love these cute hairstyles for short hair, but if you happen to have long hair and still still trying to decide whether or not to make the cut, check out these questions you need to ask yourself before you head to the salon and chop your hair off!

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