While rapunzel-like tresses have been flaunted by some of the top A-list stars around (Kim K, we’re looking at you!), not everyone is so lucky to have such lengthy locks. But don’t worry, because we’ve rounded up the latest short hairstyles to help inspire you to get a cropped ‘do for the season ahead!
And while we often turn to the red carpet for styling inspiration, sometimes there really is no better place than Instagram to search for a fresh new cut! So, if you’re searching for your next #hairgoals, look no further: we’ve put together a list of the modern short hairstyles we love from social media to help you on your hair journey.
The latest short hairstyles you should try
Natural short hair
We have to say, we’re totally in love with London-based vlogger Davina Looker’s super short curly hair, especially because she is always experimenting with different accessories and colours, making her one of our favourite style mavens! If you have tightly coiled locks like Davina, check out her feed, as she is always updating her look in some fresh and stylish way. Credit: @thelondoncurls
Makeup artist and beauty blogger Zoe Newlove is always cropping up on our style radar, and this time, it’s her wavy bob haircut that’s causing serious #hairenvy here at All Things Hair HQ! This flirty little ’do is similar to a cut Sienna Miller once donned, so if Zoe is channelling this cool starlet’s chic yet sweet bob, we think she’s done it in the best way possible.
Long pixie with bangs
We love Japan-based Instagrammer Kaihei Muramatsu’s graphic long pixie cut, especially since her asymmetric bangs perfectly frame her oval-shaped face, adding a sophisticated edge to her overall look! See, popular short haircuts aren’t that hard to come by after all. Credit: @kaihei
Editor’s tip: Want to replicate this look at home? Then use a slim line pair of straighteners, like the Toni&Guy Flawless Finish Straightener, to achieve sleek-looking strands.
Australian beauty blogger Micah Gianneli’s tightly cropped style is sexy, cute and practical. We love how the feathery texture of this short hairstyle complements her sharp features and works perfectly to frame her square-shaped face. Now that’s what we call simple, yet effective! Credit: @micahgianneli
Editor’s tip: To recreate Micah’s textured crop, work some VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax into your hair, separating your strands as you go.
What if we told you that latest short haircuts aren’t all ultra cropped? The long bob seems to have become the cool girl’s choice of cut for the past few seasons, and lifestyle and beauty blogger Carolyn Henderson (AKA Forever Scarlet) shows hers off perfectly here.
This demure, yet sophisticated cut is all about accentuating your features, which is why so many have hailed it as one of the most flattering styles around – oh, and did we mention it’s super low maintenance, too?
If you’ve already got a lob and need some fresh, fun styling ideas, get all the inspiration you need from Forever Scarlet’s blog and Instagram. Trust us: following her hair tips will help take your short mane to stylish heights! Credit: @forever_scarlet
Sleek bob cut
Honestly, bobs don’t get much slicker than this, so it’s no wonder Ayesha Curry’s signature sleek hairstyle never fails to garner attention! Smouldering yet sophisticated, it’s sure to lend a pinch of glossy elegance to anyone who sports it. Pair with dramatic lashes and a nude lip for ultimate effect. Credit: @ayeshacurry
Editor’s tip: Not got naturally sleek tresses? Then try applying some TIGI S-Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum to your hair after styling, for an ultra slick-looking bob.
Feeling inspired to take the plunge and work one of the latest short hairstyles for the season ahead? Great! Then to help you on your journey to getting the look of your dreams, don’t forget to spend a little time on our handy Short Hairstyles page, will you?