Easy hairstyles for short hair you need to know about

Short easy hairstyles done in an instant!  

Easy hairstyles for short hair may seem like an impossibility, especially when many cropped ‘dos require time and attention to detail to form the perfect look. But what if we told you that easy short hairstyles could be done in minutes – and some in just one step? You may feel like we’re pulling your leg here, but we promise, we’re telling the truth!

Whether you’re stuck in a rut with your cropped ‘do, or simply want an introduction to some short easy hairstyles for the season ahead, scroll down and let us show you just how quickly you can work a fresh new style.

Easy short hairstyles to up your mane game


easy hairstyles for short hair: model with a light brown shag cut bob
The shag cut is the simplest of ‘dos to style. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Shaggy bob

When it comes to our cropped manes, we sometimes have to resign ourselves to an intricate styling process with lots of different products. But for those of you who don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror, there is a solution: a shaggy bob. This choppy look is ultra flattering on those with oval-shaped or longer faces – plus, it works a treat on naturally wavy hair.

All it takes to achieve the full effect, is to simply scrunch in some TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam. Then leave to air-dry for effortless-looking results with a cool edge.

easy short hairstyles: woman with blonde hair in a low ponytail
Short hair doesn’t get much more fuss free than this low pony. Credit: Instagram.com/Dominikagrnova

The casual low pony           

One of the easiest and chicest short hairstyles for women out there, this nonchalantly pulled back, low ponytail just screams modern minimalist elegance.

To get the look, start with a deep side part and ensure that your hair is thoroughly brushed. Lightly spritz your tresses with some TRESemmé Get Sleek Creation Hairspray and brush through your hair once more. Then gently sweep your hair into a very low ponytail, near the nape of your neck, and secure with an elastic band. Pull a few loose strands out at the front for a more casual look.

To finish, spray a little more of the Creation Hairspray to help hold the style while making sure it remains effortlessly polished all day long. Credit: @Dominikagrnova

quick and easy hairstyles for short hair: black woman with slicked-back hair
Refined elegance is easy with the slicked-back look. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Slicked-back lob

The slicked-back lob is one of this season’s hottest trends. Both edgy and daring, we’ve seen countless celebrities, such as Rihanna, Khloé Kardashian and Ciara, showing us exactly how to pull off this chic and super stylish short hairstyle. Perfect for those with a square or heart-shaped face, it exudes femininity and high fashion in equal measure.

For super slick strands, start by spraying some TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day onto your roots before blow-drying your hair. Next, use some no-crease clips to carefully pin back the sides of your hair, before taking your styling iron and smoothing out the rest of your locks so that they’re sleek, smooth and glossy.

Once this section of hair is straight, back-comb the rest of your mane, from your hairline to the crown of your head, to create added volume. Smooth the top of your hair using a fine-tooth comb to shape it into place and finish with a healthy dose of the VO5 Classic Styling Strong Hold Hairspray

Short easy hairstyles: model with black hair colour and a wavy bob
Couple your wavy bob with bangs for a winning combo. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Soft, wavy bob

Do you have thin or fine locks that seem a little limp? Well, you’re in luck, because there is a new hair saviour in town to help rescue your mane. And that styling hero is this wavy bob, complete with some bold and textured bangs! Not only is this one of our favourite quick and easy hairstyles for short hair, but it will also give your strands a huge boost in the volume department!

For a simple way to amp up your mane this season, start by spritzing your tresses with the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Then take your curling wand or tong and curling your entire head (including your bangs). Once done, run your fingers through your hair to gently loose your curls into soft waves and give them a final mist of the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Spray, scrunching it in with your hands!


Loved all of these easy hairstyles for short hair, but rocking long locks? Fret not, dear trendsetter, because we have 3 updos for long hair that are just perfect for the weekend!

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