26 Best Short Blonde Hairstyles That are Trending

Becoming a blonde bombshell will be a breeze with these short blonde hairstyles at hand!  

When you think of short blonde hair, 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, short blonde hairstyles have continued to be popular on the runway and the red carpet – not to mention all over Instagram, too.

So, if you’re thinking of getting blonde short hair this season, and are in dire need of some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve pulled together 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 salon, pronto!

Mini Ponytail

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.

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

If you’ve never considered getting a fringe before, this look might make you have a change of heart. 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 Blonde Bob

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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 blonde short hair look, 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!).

Bob with Clips

The hair clip trend is one that’s not going anywhere and the best thing about it is that it’s a style that any hair length can rock.

Ice Blonde Shag

blonde short hairstyles: woman with ice blonde baby shag hairstyle
Ice Ice baby! Credit: Instagram.com/beautsoup

With it’s roughed-up aesthetic and cool-girl finish, this ice-blonde baby shag hairstyle is a totally effortless look, that also works a treat for all hair types or face shapes! Credit: @beautsoup

Bowl Cut

Looking for edgy, blonde short hair looks that will bring out the blonde tones of your hair? Then you should try opting for a blunt, bowl-like cut with 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, and need a helping hand to get you through that awkward in-between phase, 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 put’s a blonde girl with these curls in the corner! Credit: indigitalimages.com

There has been a serious influx of big and bold retro ‘dos as of late, and that includes the curled, permed and crimped styles of the ’80s.

If you’re desperate to amp up 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 Bardot bangs! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair – more specifically her wispy, romantic bangs – are the prettiest trend to hop onto this year. And seeing as Brigitte was a golden member of the blonde hair club, you too can reap the fringe benefits by recreating this look!

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 your mane the taming power of an updo, while working to also show off your golden ombre tresses. Credit: @kayleymelissa

Ash Grey Blonde Side Bun

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

Love the look of undone locks, but don’t want to be a messy blonde? 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. Credit: @happilygrey

Classic Bob

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

This bob with it’s 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 a boring ponytail with some bobby pins! Credit: Instagram.com/khloekardashian

Featuring black bobby pins for a playful effect, this shimmering ‘do is a grown-up, sophisticated take on a basic pony. Credit: @khloekardashian

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.

What makes this cut a great contender is the gorgeous sun-kissed highlights running through, which do a fab job of emphasising its textures. Credit: @alexandra_anele

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!

Creamy Blonde Half-Up Braid

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If it’s good enough for Sienna Miller…Credit: Instagram.com/franckprovoparis

If you love all things braids, and are looking for a blonde short hair look that incorporates them, this pretty half-up style is what you need in your life.

This stylish Sienna Miller-inspired boho look has tonnes of staying power, making it perfect to wear to your next music festival. Credit: @franckprovostparis

Curtain Bangs

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 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.

From embellished headbands to princess-worthy tiaras, sprucing up your short blonde hair will be easy as 1-2-3!

Dark Blonde Boxer Braided Buns

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Braids and buns go together like peanut butter and jelly! Credit: Instagram.com/milabu09

When you pair boxer braids and double buns together, you get the dreamiest hairstyle ever: boxer braided buns. Credit: @milabu09

Sandy Blonde Wet-Look Bob

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Own the night with this sexy wet-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. Credit: @aniamilczarczyk


Editor’s tip: To get this super-shiny look, apply a few pumps of the TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum, which will give your locks a mirror-like, frizz-free sheen. 

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? Credit: @flayrshopping

Baby Blonde Angled Long Bob

Looking for an easy way to add a touch of playful sophistication into 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.

When it comes to short blonde haircuts, this ‘do strikes the perfect balance between daring and fashion-forward edge. Want more could a girl want?

Golden Platinum Glitter Roots

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Sparkle your way through festival season with 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 ten-fold, but it’ll also help show off your shimmering short blonde hair colour. Bonus!

Bombshell Blonde Curls

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You can’t go wrong with sexy bombshell curls! Credit: Instagram.com/micahgianneli

When it comes to iconic blonde short hairstyles, Marilyn Monroe-inspired curls are always a coveted look. So, if you’re eager to channel your inner bombshell, get the hair of your dreams with our step-by-step tutorial on how to curl short hair, here. Credit: @micahgianneli

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 layersCredit: @kerry_wood_


Editor’s tip: To really amp up the volume of this look, we’d recommend styling with a texturising spray, like the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray, after blow-drying. Warning: this blonde short hair look will turn a lot of heads.

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