Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Ideas to get you glammed up for parties

Add drama to your short locks by trying out these elegant hairstyles for short hair. Now, you're ready to wine, dine, and party. 

Merry Christmas! We’re sure you’re going to be busy today. Your relatives may be coming for a visit, or maybe you’re the one showing up to your tita’s house for your annual family Christmas party. Make sure you are prepared for any kind of social gathering, may it be a casual lunch or a fancy get-together with your relatives who came home for the holidays. Need to look posh in a matter of minutes? We got you covered. Check out these elegant hairstyles for short hair so you show up looking fab.

Try these elegant hairstyles for short hair

Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with short black hair wearing a white tube dress
A bit of volume is all you need to add oomph to your short hair. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Blowout bob

This hairstyle makes your hair look full and bouncy. Simply remove the nozzle from your blow dryer to help boost your hair’s volume. Then, blow dry near the roots first to create body. Wrap small sections of hair around a round brush and blow dry while rolling the brush in and out. This method will create soft waves. If you want your waves to be more defined, you can use a curling iron with a medium-size barrel to curl sections of your hair one at a time.

Editor’s tip: Spray TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo to your hair before blow drying to help enhance texture and give your hair additional volume. 

Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with straight black bob wearing white
You’ll never go wrong with straight and sleek hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Straight, blunt bob

There’s never a bad time to showcase sleek, straight locks, no matter your haircut. A blunt, chin-length bob can look elegant on its own. Just make sure it’s free from frizz and fly aways by finishing your styling with a drop of hair serum. On days when your hair is misbehaving, you may straighten it using a flat iron.

Editor’s tip: Maintain gorgeous straight hair by washing it TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Shampoo and TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Conditioner. These products have shea butter oil that helps combat frizz and keeps your hair well-moisturized without weighing it down. Look like you just came from the salon by using these products every day. 

Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Woman with a blonde pixie cut wearing a black sleeveless top
Add flair to your pixie cut with side-swept bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Pixie cut with side swept bangs

Show up to a cocktail party with an elegant pixie cut. Create this ‘do by parting your hair on the side, then combing your long bangs toward the opposite side. Keep your bangs in place by applying hair wax.

It may seem that you can’t do much to a pixie cut, but with the right styling, it can look chic an elegant.

Editor’s tip: When styling with TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax, spritz the product on your palms first. Then, rub your palms together and apply the wax on your hair. This gives you control over the amount of product you put on your hair so you won’t put too much. 

Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with textured black pixie cut and printed dress
Make mesy hair look chic with a textured ‘do. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Textured pixie cut

Not all elegant hairstyles for short hair have to be sleek and look almost perfect. A little texture won’t hurt, especially we’re talking about pixie cuts. Wearing a chic cocktail dress? Add some spice to your overall look by curling some parts of your hair. You can also make a quiff with your pixie cut. Accessorize with a pair of statement earrings, and you’ll definitely be a stunner at your party.

Editor’s tip: Let your hairstyle last for hours by finishing with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

Elegant hairstyles for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with sleek short hair and wearirng a green dress
Go for a wet hair look when you’re pressed for time preparing for a party. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Elegant wet hair look

If you don’t have a blow dryer or curling iron, you don’t have to worry. You can still have a fab hairstyle by sporting an elegant wet hair look. Just apply hair gel or styling cream to your hair from roots to tips, then comb or brush your hair back. You can also part your hair first before putting the gel, then comb your hair toward both sides to make your hair part noticeable. Then, finish with hairspray.

Complement an elegant wet hair look with smokey eyes and nude lips. Now, get ready to look smashin’.

Editor’s tip: Keep your wet hair look free from frizz and fly aways by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Its lightweight formula won’t leave your hair sticky. 

Get the products you need for these hairstyles by using the following links:
TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo
TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Having short locks doesn’t mean you can’t create a fab ‘do for special occasions. Just pick from these elegant hairstyles for short hair and be the stunner that you are.

Next read: Long hair often calls for an updo when you have formal events to attend. Don’t have a pro to style your hair? These easy but elegant updos for long hair are perfect. Try them now.