We admit it, as much as we love short hair, it can be a real challenge to style at the best of times! And while this hair length has been super hot for the past few seasons, the styling inspiration pool can seem a little dry. But luckily for you, the All Things Hair team has a few cute short hairstyles up their sleeves, to help inspire your new look!
So, whether you’ve recently gone for the chop, or are just looking for a fresh way to update your cropped look, you need to take a look at these simple ‘dos, that’ll earn you loads of style points in no time! Now sit back, relax, and fall in love with these quick, easy, and uber cute short hair looks.
Cute hairstyles for short hair that we love
The half-up, half-down bouffant
Could this hairstyle be any sweeter? Drawing inspiration from the vintage era, this half-up, half-down bouffant is the perfect ‘do for a night out on the town. With it’s volumised top, curled-in ends, and chic bandana headband, this retro-looking hairstyle is definitely one of our fave short cute hairstyles. Credit: @thy.time
Editor’s tip: To help add volume to your mane, we suggest spritzing some Toni&Guy Volume & Bounce 3D Volumiser Spray onto your strands before styling.
Simple side twist
While we agree that the number of ways you can rock a short bob is somewhat limited, there are definitely still plenty of nifty styling hacks to upgrade your crop. And a simple side twist is all you need to add a little va va voom to your ‘do!
Short shag cut
Okay, so a shag cut isn’t an obvious choice for people looking for cute short hair styles, but this look has been upgraded with soft bangs and more gentle layers, for an oh-so sweet finish. And guess what? If you’ve got naturally wavy hair, a shag cut is also a great way of enhancing the texture of your locks – bonus!
To create the hairstyle (best for those with medium to thick hair), add layers to produce a lighter and more dainty, feminine feel. And don’t forget to pair it with a full, piecey fringe to perfectly complete the look.
Half-up, half-down top knot
Ah, top knots. They’re almost as easy to whip up as the messy bun, and make for the perfect cool-girl-lazy-girl hairstyle. And while this ‘do does exude a more laid-back vibe, you can easily make this hairstyle appear more elegant, simply by slipping a bun cuff over your knot! Trust us, these hair accessories are ideal for ladies looking to upgrade their cute short hair. Credit: @i.sabello
Editor’s tip: For a really texturised top knot, spray your mane with the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray, to give it a lovely lived-in finish.
Wavy side-parted bob
Bob haircuts can look really fantastic – plus they don’t need to be super sleek and smooth to look stylish. When it comes to short wavy hairstyles, a softer, textured bob is definitely one of our favourite looks as it gives a more feminine and laid-back feel.
Try it with a deep side part and a soft sweeping fringe, styled across your forehead, before working in some texturizing cream, like the TRESemmé Runway Collection Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream, to add body to your waves (and keep them there!).
Layered long bob
Rocking cute short haircuts for women doesn’t necessarily mean chopping all your locks off! If you’re looking to transition to a shorter length for the season ahead, but are a little apprehensive about trying out a cropped look, just turn to the lovely lob (AKA a long bob), that can be given a little boost with the help of some cleverly placed layers.
Add plenty of layers throughout the mid-lengths of your mane to create volume, yet ensure you keep the length a little longer around your face to frame your pretty features!
Can’t get enough cute short hair cuts inspiration? Then take a look at the balayage short hair trend that is kicking off in the beauty world. And to make the most out of your short mane, don’t forget to take a spin around our lovely Short Hairstyles page, for even more styling tips.