Short hair: All the fun and stylish cuts and styles to steal

All Things Hair Team | 20 March 2018
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Brace yourself for some major hairspiration with these fun and stylish looks for short hair!

Finding new ways to style your short hair is not always easy. The length kind of limits you when it comes to hairstyle choices. But while you may have lesser options than your long haired friends, there are still a lot of interesting ways you can wear your short locks. You just need a bit of imagination and creativity. Or maybe you just need to check back here every once in a while when you find yourself stuck for ideas, because we’re pretty sure you’ll find some fun and interesting looks in our galleries. We always got you! In fact, here are a couple of stunning cuts and styles for your short hair!

Fun & Stylish hairstyles and haircuts for short hair

messy pixie short hair
Messy side-swept pixie. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Messy side-swept pixie

It’s three fabulous hairstyles in one look: messy, side-swept, and a pixie! What else can you ask for? This super chic hairstyle gives you a sexy, supermodel vibe and is a perfect hairstyle choice for parties and hip events.

wavy hairstyle for short hair
Wavy crop. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Wavy crop

Keep your short crop looking soft and feminine by incorporating subtle waves and volume to your style. Wash it with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo to leave it looking and feeling soft, nourished, and full of natural volume.

pixie fade for short hair
Pixie cut fade. Credit: Dvora

3. Pixie cut fade

Who says only men can enjoy this trendy cut? Going for the fade makes your pixie cut more interesting. It’s super stylish and bold and brave, and shouts utter confidence! For added fun, bleach the top while leaving the sides with natural color.

upgrade short hair with pastel ends
Pastel ends pixie. Credit: iStock

4. Pastel ends

One of the easiest ways to spice up your pixie is to add pops of color that liven up your entire look. Placement is also important—keep it fun and interesting by coloring the ends of a small section in front, then style it so the the colors are visible.

Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color vibrant by using products that are specifically formulated to protect colored hair, like Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It has a sulfate-free formulation that helps protect colored hair from dryness and dullness from the first wash. 

choppy short hair and bangs
Choppy bob + short bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Choppy bob + short bangs

Match your devil-may-care style with a short choppy bob and short, uneven bangs. This look may be harder to pull off for some, but it definitely makes a statement (probably an inappropriate one) and if that’s your style, you’ll rock this cut real good.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Frizz would quickly ruin this hairstyle, so to make sure you have smooth, shiny tresses, wash your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and condition with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner.

wavy hairstyle for short hair
Wavy bob. Credit: iStock

6. Wavy bob

If you have a bob and you want to stick to a classic look, go for loose waves. This hairstyle will always have a place in our hearts, and if you cut your hair recently, don’t worry because you won’t miss this look—it works just as perfectly on a bob as it does on long hair!

messy short hair
Messy and multicolored bob. Credit: iStock

7. Messy and multicolored

Lack of length doesn’t have to mean you have to lack in fun, too. Keep your look fun and funky with a messy hairstyle then throw in some colors that would definitely not go unnoticed. To achieve this look, add a lot of texture to your hair, mess it up, with strands going in all directions and set with hair spray. We recommend a combination of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray and TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray to perfect this look!

bun and undercut for girls with short hair
The “bundercut.” Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Bundercut

A bundercut is a combination of a bun and an undercut (yes, we came up with that name just now). This very cool, very trendy hairstyle offers something different, so if you’re looking to make a bold update to your look (or make a statement), this style offers just that.

Clear Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Editor’s tip: This short cut makes your scalp very visible so make sure you don’t have dandruff stuck on your scalp. Wash regularly with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It nourishes and hydrates your scalp from root to tip, making it fresh, healthy, and dandruff-free.

tousled hairstyle for short hair
Tousled pixie. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Tousled pixie

To create this bedhead look, spray your hair with TONI& GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo, focusing on the roots, then blow dry using just your fingers instead of a comb. If you’re game for a fun and interesting ‘do that makes a style statement, this is a great hair option.

Happy young fashion woman with handbag and short hairstyles walking outdoor

10. Natural Pixie

This boy cut gets a feminine touch with its soft, side-swept head of bangs. Taper the lengths towards the nape, but keep it full and voluminous towards the top. Allow some strands to fall and touch your ears and cover the top of your eyebrows.

Play with varying lengths on your already short hair to give off a fun and edgy vibe. Credit: Shutterstock

11. Blunt layered bob

Let your hair fall on your eyebrows and your hair, but let this blunt bob frame your look. The abrupt lengths and straight cut will give your pixie-bob a unique touch. If you have a heart-shaped face, this would work perfectly for you!

shag hairstyles
Not all shags are messy. Credit: indigitalimages

12. Sleek shag

We love shags! Something about shag haircuts rebels against the common hairstyle sensibility. They veer away from the usual flat straight hairstyle and give your hair some unusual texture, while being easy to maintain!

Long pixie cut
Not ready to go super short? Opt for a long pixie instead. Credit: iStock

13. Mod Top

Give this chic, retro hairstyle a try and it will definitely get heads turning. Channel the sophistication of Twiggy in this mod top. The long-ish pixie features wispy bangs and soft texture as it frames your face.

red hair woman with super short hair for round face
Cropped hair. Credit: iStock

14. Crop top

Go short with cropped hair, but balance it out with some length at the front and top to give it movement. This ensures it doesn’t just fall flat and volume-less on your head.

TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse

Editor’s Tip: Speaking of volume, pump it up with the help of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. This will help you achieve body and bounce that you need to nail that perfect short hairstyle.

messy pixie shag hairstyle
Is it a shag or a pixie? One thing’s for sure: it’s all about texture. Credit: indiigitalimages

15. Shaggy pixie

Put two short hairstyles together for fun and experimentation. This shaggy pixie is short, choppy, and full of texture, and is perfect for those who want to play around with a bunch of looks.

asian girl with short bob
Short bob with side swept bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

16. Bob with bangs

The classic bob — what could go wrong with it? Nothing, really, and it suits a number of face shapes. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean you should opt out. It only means you’ll have even more ways to style it!

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s Tip: Keep frizz at bay and keep the focus on the healthy shine of your hair with TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops.

model with black hair pinned to the side short hair for round face
Pinned side-swept lob. Credit: indigitalimages.com

17. Side-swept lob

Last but not the least: the lob. The long bob is another classic we couldn’t leave out of this list. With a side-swept style that you can keep in place with a pin or accessory, the lob will suit women with both active and professional lifestyles.

These hairstyles and haircuts for short hair sure have got major style factor. Pick one and try something new today!

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