There really is no denying that 2016 is all about jumping on the #shorthairdontcare bandwagon. And the good news is, there are a whole host of trendy short hairstyles that will allow you to step into the new season in style! So, if you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and join the cropped hair camp, you’ll be pleased to hear that nothing’s off limits when it comes to nailing the ultimate short cut.
Are you looking for some trendy hairstyle inspiration for your short tresses? Then take a look at our-round up of some 2016’s most coveted, short trendy hairstyles according to Instagram.
Our favourite trendy short haircuts of 2016
Chic, stylish and playful, nothing screams 2016 like a wavy bob. Perfect for injecting movement, texture and volume into same-length cuts, a slightly wavy bob with very subtle layering, is a great way to embrace this season’s cropped hair trend – all without having to go too short!
Over the years, the pixie cut has continued to dominate fashion runways around the world, so we really weren’t surprised when this statement look cropped up on our radar again this year.
Cool, fashion-forward, and with just the right amount of edge, a slicked-back bob or lob is the epitome of understated glamour, not to mention being perfect for adding a hint of red carpet luxe to your everyday style. Credit: @annaembryyy
To achieve this look at home, get your VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray at the ready, and read our step-by-step tutorial on how to create an after-dark-ready slicked-back hair look!
A classic bob
This is another cut shows no sign of going away anytime soon (not that we’re complaining). Teamed with subtle layering at the ends of the hair in order to round out the shape, a classic bob is a surefire to earn you instant style points this season. And to give your new look a big seasonal shake-up, try working in a few strategically placed highlights, to really make your bob pop!Credit: @audreyyybeee
Edgy, stylish, and the ultimate high-fashion cut, if you’re brave enough to chop off your locks and embrace a bold blunt bob, you’ll certainly be in good company. A number of high-profile celebs and fashion icons have shown us how to nail this look this year, including Beyoncé! Well, if that’s not enough to convince you, we don’t know what will. Credit: @nickvickersnyc
French girl pixie
There’s something so adorable and charming about the French girl pixie. With this in mind, it really should come as no surprise that it’s one of this season’s hottest, trendy short haircuts. And the best thing? It requires minimal styling in the morning. Score! Credit: @jssicaa1
The lob is basically a longer version of the much-loved bob. Taking us back to the ’80s, this cut looks great with any number of stylish fringes, too. Just make sure that your stylist cuts your bangs in full and blunt to create the ultimate high-impact finish! Credit: @megandiezsalon
Deep side parting
If you want to add a new dimension to your short cut this year, but aren’t too sure on going all-out dramatic, we’d definitely recommend abandoning your natural parting in favour of an edgier, and more interesting, deep side parting. Yes, that really is it! Easy, right? Credit: @konstantinos_hair
Who would have thought that bedhead hair is one of this year’s most popular trends, right? What makes this look so desirable, is that it looks great with all sorts of short hairstyles. From lobs and bobs, to pixies and crops – you name it, it will definitely work with some added texture. Credit: @brkhairdesign
If you’re looking to add effortless texture into your hair, we’d recommend using the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray to achieve natural-looking waves. And did we mention, textures are a great way to add movement and shape to same-length locks? Yep, it’s true! Credit: @salsalhair
And if all these cool hairstyles for short hair weren’t enough to satisfy your needs, why not take a whirl around our Short Hairstyles page? You’re sure to find the cut of your hair dreams in no time!