How to rock punk hairstyles for short hair this festival season

Short punk hairstyles for a festival? Erm, yes please!  

Festival hopping with your friends this summer and looking for punk hairstyles for short hair that you can rock? You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve got several short punk hair ideas up our sleeves, all of which we’re going to share with you!

From fauxhawks to side braids, and space buns to bobby pinned ‘dos, there are tonnes of short punk hairstyles that will give your mane a festival-worthy twist. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down for some hot-to-trot punk hairstyles for short hair, now!

Festival season: Punk hairstyles for short hair


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Short punk hair ideas: Side braided updo. Credit:

Side braided updo

Recently had the chop or just prefer having super short hair? Well, great news because you can rock a punk-inspired side braid updo this summer! Featuring a voluminous quiff, and 2 mini twisted braids either side, this hairstyle simply screams punk-rock chic! Credit: @makeupdesignsbyana

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Short punk hairstyles: Neon space buns are a festival must-have. Credit:

Space buns

After a subtle punk short hair style? Then look no further than these quirky space buns, which are ideal for anyone rocking a bob or lob! Perfect for festival season, these edgy buns can be accessorised with glitter, hair cuffs, and hair jewellery – guess who’s going to be dazzling this summer? Credit: @bri_claire_hair

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Punk hairstyles for short hair: Spikey mohawk with an undercut. Credit:

Spikey mohawk with an undercut

Rocking an undercut? Then why not style the top of your hair into a spikey, voluminous mohawk for a hair-raising festival look! But it’s not all about razor-sharp spikes anymore, though, as the modern mohawk look is softer and packed full of feminine vibes.

Editor’s tip: We recommend using a hair wax, like the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax, to help add texture and hold your mohawk in place while you rock out. Credit: @tintedmuse

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Short punk hair ideas: Fauxhawk with bobby pins. Credit:

Fauxhawk with bobby pins

Another way to style punk short hair is to jazz things up with hair accessories. Take this bobby pin-inspired fauxhawk, for instance: the metallic hair grips have been fashioned into a criss-cross pattern to ooze rock-chic vibes. Pretty neat way to keep you hair in check, right? Credit: @arty-styles

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Punk short hair ideas: Slicked back pixie with an undercut. Credit:

Slicked back pixie

If you’ve currently got a long pixie crop (with or without an undercut!), you can totally pull off a flirty, punk rock hairstyle. All you need to do is slick back your pixie crop, for a smooth wet-look finish. Credit: @simoneheng

Editor’s tip: To learn how to create this look at home, get your TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray at the ready and check out our step-by-step tutorial for the slicked-back look, here.


So, now that we’ve provided you with loads of punk hairstyles for short hair, why not see which hair accessories are perfect for a festival? Trust us, these will pair perfectly with your short punk hair!

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