20 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, 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.

1. Braided Half-Up Bob

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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? 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

Asian woman with a cute hairstyle for short hair wearing a red top
Whether you have a chin-length bob or a slightly longer one, you can rock this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

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.

4. One-Sided Clip

Asian woman with a hair clip on her short hair
In a hurry? Just put on a hair clip, and you’re all set! Credit: Cottonbro from Pexels

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

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What’s not to love about this dainty hairstyle? Credit: Hariono Halim

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

Asian woman with braided short curly hair
Create this hairstyle to make your curly hair look even more exciting. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Asian woman with a braid on her short hair
Want a cute, boho-chic look? Try this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

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

Asian woman with a cute hairstyle for short curly hair
Exercising at home? Make it more fun with this cute hairstyle. Credit: Dennie Ramon

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

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

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

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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.

11. Milkmaid Braid for Short Hair

Back shot of an Asian woman with a milkmaid braid
With this braid, you get to keep your hair off your face and neck. Credit: Dennie Ramon

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

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.

13. 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.

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

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.

15. Messy Bob With Bangs

Asian woman with short hair with a headband wearing an orange dress
If you love a little bit of texture on your short hair, then this ‘do is for you. Credit: Bui Thanh Tam from Unsplash

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

Asian woman with crimped short hair wearing a black shirt
Try a different kind of wavy hairstyle for your short hair. Credit: This is Zun from Pexels

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

Asian woman with bubble bangs hairstyle
This hairstyle is both cute and practical. Credit: Dennie Ramon

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

Asian woman with a cute hairstyle for short hair
Don’t worry if you can’t make a perfect bun—a little mess is part of its charm. Credit: Shutterstock

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

Asian woman with short hair wearing a beret
Up your styling game and rock this fashion-week-inspired look. Credit: All Things Hair

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

Asian woman with short hair with small braids
Add this hairstyle to your list of favorite short hair braids. Credit: Shutterstock

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. 


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