You seriously have to see these stylish short relaxed hair looks from Instagram!

So, will you be giving short relaxed hair a go?  

As much as we love looking at Rapunzel-worthy hairstyles, we’ve realised there can be too much of a good thing. With this in mind, we’ve started casting our gaze to short relaxed hair looks as the freshest way to wear natural hair this year. Wondering why? Because they’re super-stylish, versatile and currently dominating the mane game.

Intrigued? Whether you want something that’s just a step up from your daily ‘do or something that’ll make a real statement, take a look at the short relaxed hairstyles from Instagram we’re loving, below.

close up shot of woman with sleek relaxed bob hairstyle, posing outside and wearing dark jacket
You can’t go wrong with this runway-approved short relaxed hair style! Credit:

1. Blunt bob haircut

If you live for the latest mane trends and want a short relaxed hair style that is sophisticated yet statement-making, you were made to wear this fierce, Kim KW-inspired blunt cut hairstyle. First stop great hair, next stop own TV show…  Credit: @tamarah.djalloul

Editor’s tip: Getting your hair chemically straightened can be a very damaging process. So, when it comes to styling your short relaxed hair with heat to get this sleek look, it’s best you use a primer spray to protect your mane.

Our fave? The TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray, which helps to protect your hair from heated styling damage, all while leaving your locks looking glossy.

close up shot of woman with short relaxed bob hairstyle with side fringe, wearing red lipstick and wearing white shirt and posing
Which side will you pick? Credit:

2. Blunt bob with a layered side fringe

Here, this Insta-babe has made the most of her relaxed, short blunt bob hairstyle by getting a lush layered side fringe cut in.

But the best thing about these awesome side bangs? They work for all face shapes, which means anyone can pull off this gorgeous look (yay!). Credit: @essntl

close up shot of woman with chin length short relaxed hairstyle, wearing red lipstick and smiling for an Instagram picture
Be the live and soul of the party with this cut! Credit:

3. Chin-length party bob

Think having straight relaxed hair means you can’t get the party bob? Well, this mega-babe is here to remind you that you can totally slay this trend.

With it’s classic chin-length shape and fresh-off-the beach appearance, this short relaxed hairstyle will allow you to party in style all night long! Credit: @tamiastyles

Psst… Want to really amp up the ante? Try pairing this short relaxed hair look with some micro sunglasses, and you’ll have everyone convinced your a street style star.

Editor’s tip: Want to get heatless beachy waves with your short relaxed hair? You’ll need the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray, which you should mist on your hair before braiding into two pigtails (at night time, preferably!).

After you undo your braids in the morning, you should be left with tousled, party-ready waves.

close up shot of woman with pumpkin spice coloured short relaxed hair standing outside
Love playing with shapes? Try an asymmetrical bob! Credit:

4. Asymmetrical bob cut

Daringly edgy but perfectly fashionable all at the same time, this Insta-babe’s asymmetrical bob cut is the stuff #hairgoals are made of.

Love this shaped bob cut? Whether you go for A-line cut or an asymmetric one, you’ll be living your best life. Credit: @voiceofhair

close up shot woman with pixie short relaxed hair, wearing dark lipstick and wearing yellow top and posing
When it comes to short relaxed hair, the sleek pixie reigns supreme. Credit:

5. Sleek pixie

Do you dare to go a cut further than most? Want a style that’ll show off your best features? We have just the thing… a sleek pixie!

Featuring a deep side part, this sultry style will make keep you cool (and looking it, too) at any event. Credit: @viva_glam_kay

close up shot of woman with short relaxed pixie hairstyle, wearing grey top and posing with sunglasses
Sleek pixies not your thing? Try this finger waved ‘do. Credit:

6. Finger waves + pixie cut

We’re firm believers that everyone should try finger curls at least once and this Insta-star has done just that with her short relaxed hair cut choice.

So, if you’re a sucker for vintage hairstyles (but don’t want to look like you’re stuck in a time warp), keep your curls loose and slightly messy for a modern update. Credit: @raima_


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