23 Short Blonde Hairstyles To Inspire Your Next Look

When you think of short blonde hairstyles, it’s hard not to picture all of the iconic women who’ve brilliantly pulled off this look (we’re looking at you, Marilyn Monroe!). And because of their timeless appeal, these hairstyles have continued to be popular on the runway and the red carpet — not to mention all over Instagram, too.

If you’re looking for some inspiration to find the perfect blonde short hairstyle this season,  you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated 26 must-see short blonde haircuts that’ll tempt you to join the light side. Trust us: these alluring blonde short hairstyles will have you running to the salon, pronto!

Short Blonde Hairstyle with Mini Ponytail

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Ponytails aren’t just for long hair, people. Credit: Instagram.com/laura.byrnes

Is this itsy bitsy mini ponytail not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Wear it low, for a sleek and polished way of styling shorter hair.

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Editor’s tip: Keep flyaway strands and frizz at bay by spritzing your pony with the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray to set it in place.

Bob with a Fringe

Woman with blonde bob and a fringe
A blonde bob beauty. Credit: Instagram.com/naaomiross

If you’ve ever considered getting a fringe before, this look might help you to give it a try. This Instagrammer’s long, eyelash-skimming fringe is the perfect compliment to her ash blonde bob and really helps to make her eyes pop.

Rootsy Short Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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This rooty blonde bob is a lazy girls dream! Credit: Courtesy of Toni&Guy

The thing we love most about this short blonde hairstyle has to be the fact that you don’t have to worry about the upkeep of your roots! The true beauty of such a simple look is that the longer your ‘regrowth’ becomes, the better this blunt bob looks. So no more emergency retouches for us then (hooray!).

Ice Blonde Shag

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Ice Ice baby! Credit: Instagram.com/beautsoup

This ice-blonde baby shag hairstyle is a totally effortless look, that also works a treat for all hair types or face shapes! We recommend TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo in-between salon appointments to keep your colour radiant for up to 12 weeks.

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Short Blonde Bowl Cut

Woman with blonde hair and short blunt bowl cut
A vibe. Credit: Instagram.com/missalissa

If you’re looking for edgy, short blonde hair, you should try opting for a blunt, bowl-like cut if you have poker straight locks!

Trust us: the combination of the sharp cut and statement colour will really help to accentuate the boldness of this look.

Bleached TWA

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Beautiful bleached TWA. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Are you currently rocking your natural locks in a TWA (AKA teeny weenie afro)? Then give your mini ‘fro a high-impact edge, by bleaching your coils to become a beautiful blonde bombshell!

Pixie with Twisted Fringe

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It’s time to get your pixie in a twist! Credit: Dvora

If you’re growing out your pixie, or you want to switch up your style a little, why not try rocking a 2-strand twist with your fringe? It’ll help tame those bangs and literally takes seconds to achieve.

’80s-inspired curls

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Nobody puts this look in the corner! Credit: indigitalimages.com

There has been a serious influx of big and bold retro ‘dos, and that includes the curled, permed and crimped styles of the ’80s. If you’re desperate to amp up your fine hair and are looking for short blonde hairstyles that are full of volume, this throwback short blonde hair look is about to become your go-to!

Bardot Bangs

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Give your blonde shade a bangin’ update with Bardot bangs! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair – more specifically her wispy, romantic bangs – is hair inspiration at its best. And seeing as Brigitte was a golden member of the blonde hair club, you too can reap the fringe benefits by making this look your own!

Short Blonde Half-Up Hairstyle

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Show off your radiant short blonde hair with this head-turning look! Credit: Instagram.com/kayleymelissa

Looking for practical and pretty blonde short hairstyles that’ll show off your radiant hue? Then prepare to fall in love with this cute ‘do we spotted on this trendsetter. Ideal for the office and dinner dates alike, this half-up, half-down look provides the taming power of an updo, while working to also show off your golden ombré tresses. Switch it up by incorporating some braids and accessories. 

Ash Grey Blonde Side Bun

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Look ultra-sophisticated with this relaxed, low bun. Credit: Instagram.com/happilygrey

Short hairstyles don’t always need to be wild, as they can also have a hint of refinement about them! Perfect for those of you with shoulder-grazing bobs or long bobs, the laid-back, low bun looks exactly as it sounds. 

Classic Short Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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Love all things vintage? This classy bob is for you! Credit: indigitalimages.com

This bob with its blunt-looking ends has a vintage feel to it, tapping into the signature looks of old Hollywood heroines, like Greta Garbo. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to look a little like a silver screen star?

Golden Accessorised Low Pony

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Amp up your ponytail with some bobby pins. Credit: Instagram.com/khloekardashian

Featuring some bobby pins for a playful effect, this shimmering ‘do is a grown-up, sophisticated take on a basic pony. What will you accessorise your pony with?

Sunkissed Pixie Cut

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Take your sun-kissed locks to romantic heights with this cut! Credit: Instagram.com/alexandra_anele

Looking for super short blonde haircuts? We get you! Finding stylish short blonde hairstyles may seem impossible, but this light and airy pixie cut is definitely one to keep on your radar. The gorgeous sun-kissed highlights running through this cut, emphasises its textures. 

Nordic Blonde Buzz Cut

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Be bold and beautiful with this nordic blonde buzz. Credit: indigitalimages.com

We particularly love how this ice blonde buzz cut flatters this model’s features and adds a softness to her overall look. See? Short blonde haircuts can be fierce and feminine!

Curtain Bangs

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Curtain bangs are here to stay. Credit: Instagram.com/immallorybrooke

Curtain bangs are one of the hottest TikTok hair trends and they’re all you need to add some ’70s flair to your short blonde bob.

Buttermilk Blonde Accessorised Bun

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Pair your short blonde hair bun with gorgeous accessories for a dazzling look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Thinking of wearing your blonde short hair in a polished bun for a swanky soiree or a formal dinner? Great! Adding a glamorous hair accessory a la the picture above, will ensure you steal the spotlight at your next event.

Dark Blonde Boxer Braided Buns

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Braids and buns are a perfect match. Credit: Instagram.com/milabu09

When you pair boxer braids and double buns together, you get the dreamiest hairstyle ever: boxer braided buns.

Sandy Blonde Wet-Look Bob

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Own the night with this ultra-cool wet hair look. Credit: Instagram.com/aniamilczarczyk

Think having blonde short hair will limit your night-out styling options? You can look every bit the glam goddess with this A-list-approved wet hair look.

Dirty Blonde Messy Bun

model with short blonde messy hair in a scarf updo
Second day hair never looked so good! Credit: Instagram.com/flayrshopping

Second-day hair, don’t care! Add a vibrant scarf to your blonde short locks for a bonus pop of colour. Did we mention this easy ‘do will also give you some extra snooze time in the morning? 

Baby Blonde Angled Long Bob

Woman with baby blonde angled long bob
An angled long bob is where the fun’s at. Credit: Instagram.com/gerilynghaisarzadeh

Looking for an easy way to add a touch of playful sophistication to your everyday style? Then you’re in luck, because an A-line bob like the one we spotted on this blondie, is just for you.

Golden Platinum Glitter Roots

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Sparkle your way through life with these glitter roots. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to jump on the festival hair bandwagon with your blonde short hair? Then you need to try out glitter roots, pronto! Not only will it elevate your festival style tenfold, but it’ll also help show off your shimmering short blonde hair colour. Bonus!

Beach Blonde Textured Wavy Layers

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You won’t need to go to the beach to get these waves! Credit: Instagram.com/kerry_wood_

Are you lusting after all the gorgeous wavy blonde short hairstyles out there? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you can easily give your short blonde hair a more lived-in feel with some textured layers!

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