Asian woman with a curly party hairstyle for short hair.

Party Hairstyles for Short Hair That Will Make You a Head-Turner

Elevate the look of your bobs and pixie cuts with these hairstyle ideas.

One of the things that make parties fun is glamming up for it. After all, it’s nice to slip into an LBD and create an elegant ‘do once in a while. But if you think having short hair limits your hairstyle options, think again. Party hairstyles for short range from chic waves to easy and stylish updos—giving you multiple options.

So, it’s time to let those hair extensions go. Instead, check out these party hairstyles for short hair that will let you enter the scene with a bang.

Must-Try Party Hairstyles for Short Hair

1. Curly Bob

Party hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with short curly hair with bangs wearing a white top and denim skirt smiling
Command attention with impeccable curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

Well-styled curls are bound to make jaws drop. They also add volume, texture, and pizzazz to short, limp hair. You can curl your hair using a flat iron or your trusty curling wand. You can use hair rollers, too.

If you’re rocking short hair with bangs, blow-dry your fringe down and straight so it stays in shape as you party all night.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Nail any hairstyle easily by keeping your hair smooth. Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo, which has KERA10 Protein Complex that goes up to 10 layers deep into your hair to nourish it. This shampoo also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash! It has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation. It also makes your hair smooth and soft, adds shine, tames flyaways, detangles, strengthens hair, provides heat protection, and leaves a long-lasting fragrance.

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner for best results. This conditioner has KERA10 Protein Complex and oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply.

2. Textured Pixie Cut

Asian woman wearing a brown jacket touching her short hair.
Glam up your pixie cut with a tousled hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Yes, you can style a pixie cut, and we’re not just talking about a slicked-back ‘do. You can give a tousled, textured look by bending a small section of your hair to create a C shape. Clamp this section with a hair straightener to set the shape. Do this to all sections of your hair, and seal your ‘do with hairspray to make it last.

3. Tousled Layers With Hair Studs

Asian woman with layered hair adorned with hair studs as a party hairstyle for short hair.
This hairstyle works for both elegant parties and casual get-togethers. Credit: All Things Hair Team

Create beautiful waves on your choppy bob or lob and brush your hair gently to loosen these waves. Add hair studs for sparkle.

4. Bouncy Blowout

Party hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with a long bob with bangs in a blowout hairstyle wearing a white blouse and denim jeans
Soft, bouncy hair is all you need to glam up for a daytime event. Credit: Shutterstock

Daytime events like brunches or tea parties call for a simpler hairstyle. For these occasions, don’t let your hair fall flat. Blow-dry your hair while brushing its underside with a round brush to give it volume. This blowout hairstyle is also a clever hack to make thin hair look thicker.

Tube of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Enjoy switching hairstyles without worrying about hair fall and breakage. Use Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Tri-Oleo Conditioner regularly. It has argan, rosehip, and marula oils to help strengthen, smoothen, and moisturize your hair. It also has Break Shield Complex to strengthen brittle hair from the roots to the tips. 

5. Wet Hair Look for Short Hair

Party hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with short hair in a wet hair look wearing dangling earrings ang a pink top
Simplicity will never go out of style, especially if you’re sporting a sleek, wet hair look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Hitting the clubs and bars to party? Try the wet hair look. You only need a fine-tooth comb and a smoothing hairspray to create this sleek party hairstyle for short hair. And the best part? This hairstyle doesn’t take hours, so you can head out the door in minutes.

6. Chignon for short hair

Closeup shot of an Asian woman with hair in a chignon wearing a dark blue dress and smiling
Look classy at a party with a timeless hairstyle like this. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This classic hairstyle isn’t just for long hair. If you want to look elegant without spending hours on your hair, the chignon for short hair is your best bet. It’s perfect when you want to put your medium bob or lob in an updo. Finish with a few face-framing strands to soften your look.

7. Crown Braid for Short Hair

Asian woman with short hair in a crowb braid wearing a red top and black skirt
Put your short hair in a crown braid if you’re in the mood for something a bit quirky. Credit: Hariono Halim

Another updo you can try is crown braid for short hair. When you’re attending an outdoor gathering like a garden party, a beach wedding, or your aunt’s barbecue party, you can style your hair this way to keep it off your face while looking stylish at the same time.

8. Curly Pixie Cut

Party hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with curly pixie cut wearing a white blouse and black jeans
Who says curls and a pixie cut can’t go together? Credit: Hariono Halim

Add a “wow” factor to your pixie cut by creating soft curls. This way, your short hair will bounce with you as you move and bob your head on the dance floor. Got naturally curly hair? Style it with a mousse to keep your curls smooth and well-defined.

9. Twisted Half Updo

Back of an Asian woman with a party hairstyle for short hair.
You can use as many bobby pins as you need for this hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Here’s another easy party hairstyle for short hair: the twisted half updo. Just take a section of hair from your left and right sides, twist these sections, and secure them at the back of your head with bobby pins. Give this hairstyle an elegant touch by using metallic bobby pins. If you want to glam up this ‘do even more, curl your hair before doing the twists.

Bottle of Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Enjoy fragrant hair with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. It has flower oils that leave your hair smelling sweet and fresh. These oils also keep your hair moisturized and smooth. This shampoo also has vitamin B3 and collagen to help make your keep your hair nourished and moisturized.

10. Sleek and Straight Bob

Asian woman with short straight hair.
Simple but classy, a straight bob never fails to impress. Credit: All Things Hair Team

You’ll never go wrong with this versatile ‘do. Sleek and straight hair can keep you looking chic from your lunch reunions to fancy evening parties. When styling your hair this way, have your trusty straightening iron ready. Don’t forget your hair serum—apply a drop of this to your hair to give it a shiny finish.

Whether you’re clinking champagne glasses or dominating the dance floor, you’re bound to turn heads with these party hairstyles for short hair. Have fun!