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.
Short relaxed hair: 6 looks to keep on your mane radar
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.
2. Blunt bob with a layered side fringe
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.
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.
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!
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.