10 Cute Hairstyles for Short Hair That Every Pinay Should Try

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

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

1. Braided half-up bob

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

Who knew you would do a beautiful braided hairstyle like this with short hair? This works well 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.

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.

Editor’s tip: Start with sleek and frizz-free locks by washing your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner.

2. Wavy bob with hair clips

Asian woman with cute hairstyle for short hair wearing a printed jacket and smiling
Hair clips make for an instant cute hairstyle for short hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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.

3. Slicked back pixie

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

This hairstyle makes us 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, blow dry, brush back, and spritz 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.

Editor’s tip: We’re loving TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray for hairstyles that need help in staying in place. Its lighweight formula won’t make your hair sticky and stiff. It’s also humidity-resistant so your hairstyle will definitely last long. 

4. Fringe twist

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

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!

5. Twin fishtail braids for short hair

Asian woman with short hair in two fishtail braids wearing a white top outdoors
Twin braids are twice the cuteness! Credit: Hariono Halim

Spending a day of fun outdoors? Put your lob or medium bob in twin fishtail braids, and you no longer have to worry about getting your hair messy. Now, you’re free to run around, ride a bike, or eat ice cream in the park with your friends.

6. Waterfall braid

cute hairstyles for short hair
Cute hairstyle for short hair: Wavy 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.

7. French braids

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

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 now, it’s time to master the art of French braiding!

8. Chunk Dutch braid

Asian woman with short hair in chunk Dutch braid wearing a denim jacket outdoors
Go around the city in style with a cute chunk Dutch braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

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.

9. Half up French braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with short hair in a half up French braid hairstyle
You can wear the classic French braid on short hair in a half updo. Credit: Hariono Halim

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.

10. Bob with headband

Asian woman with short hair with headband wearing a black top and smiling outdoors
Make your short hair cute in seconds by wearing a printed headband. Credit: Natasha Estelle

When all other hairstyling tricks have failed, let a cute headband save your day! It makes pixie cuts, bobs, and lobs look playful and well-styled with minimal effort on your part.

You gotta love these cute hairstyles for short hair!

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