Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair: 10 No Fuss Ways to Wear Your Hair

Get inspired by our go-to hairstyle ideas.

Just because you have short hair doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to deal with less styling. Since you’re a busy woman, we know you need easy hairstyles for short hair that will get you out of the house quickly while still looking fierce. Simple hairstyles for short hair can be anything from updated low ponytails to rocking on-trend scarfs to embracing your short, natural curl texture. Surprisingly, there are tons of options that can have you rocking a different short hair look every single day.

For some instant inspiration, we’ve collected some really easy short hairstyle ideas that you can master in no time:

1. Super Short Curls

easy hairstyles for short hair such as curly hair
Rock your natural texture when you have short hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Short easy hairstyles should be all about embracing what you have as you define and enhance your natural curl pattern. This is definitely one of our favorite easy hairstyles for short curls. All you need is a gel to help add definition like Suave Professionals Define & Shine Serum Gel. This gel also helps with hold as it works to create defined curls.

2. Undone Waves

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Weekend Hairstyles for Short Hair: A little bit of dry shampoo goes a long way when creating effortless short hairstyles. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Undone hairstyles are the ‘It Girl’ look of the season. To create quick short hairstyles like this, spray Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray onto your short hair, then use your fingers to scrunch the product in your hair. This will create that cool, undone messy effect.

3. Low Ponytail

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A simple pony will do the trick. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Congratulations, your hair is long enough for a mini-ponytail (or a “puny-tail,” as we fondly call it). This hairstyle is one of the easiest and chicest short hairstyles for women out there that screams modern minimalist elegance. To achieve this look, apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to your hair for some shine, then gather hair back into a low ponytail. Gently sweep your hair into a 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. If you want to give your short ponytail a little more character, back-comb the ends to create texture.

4. Slicked-Back Lob

easy hairstyles for short hair with slicked back styles
Refined elegance is easy with the slicked-back look. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

The slicked-back lob is one of this season’s hottest hair trends and one of our favorite quick and easy hairstyles for short hair. Both edgy and daring, this easy hairstyle is perfect for those with a square or heart-shaped face, as it exudes high fashion. For super slick short strands, apply some gel to your hair. Next, use no-crease clips to carefully pin back the sides of your hair, before taking your heat-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 some hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to firmly lock your style in without the stiff feeling.

5. Soft, Wavy Bob

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A soft wavy bob is a chic way to wear your short hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A variation of the undone lob, these cute easy hairstyles for short hair are all about their defined #curlpower. While it’s still an easy hairstyle, you’ll still need a little more time to achieve these defined curls by using a curling iron. But the work will be so worth it, especially since it will give your short strands a huge boost in the volume department!

To achieve this look, apply a heat protectant, like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray, onto your hair. Then work section-by-section as you curl your entire head. Once done, run your fingers through your short hair to gently loosen your curls into soft waves and give them a final mist of sea salt spray, scrunching the product in with your hands.

6. Scarf/Headband

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A scarf is one of our favorite ways to rock short hair with ease.

All hail hair accessories! Hair accessories have gotten a major style boost these days: We’ve seen tons of on-trend colors, styles and shapes to help you rock short hair with ease. After you pick out your scarf of choice, brush your hair into your preferred short hairstyle (updos and ponytails are fair game) and then place your scarf on your head. How easy is that!?

7. Dramatic Part

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Part your hair to the side for an easy update on your short hair. Photo credit: Dvora

And then there are days when you have literally no time but still want to look put together. Enter this dramatic part, a no-fuss/easy hairstyle for short hair where you simply brush your hair to the opposite side of which you normally wear it.

8. ’70s Part

easy hairstyles for short hair with the '70s part
Yea, baby the ’70s part is back and better than ever! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Try out the ‘it’ hairstyle of the season on short hair with the ’70s middle part. This upgraded look can be a combo of a messy part to a slick-straight middle parting. As a short easy hairstyle, you simply have to brush out any knots, and then create a part using a comb and your fingers.

9. Chunky Side Braid

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Try out a stylish, chunky braid.

Experiment with some chunkier braids to pull your short hair away from your face and add some style. We love how bold a chunky Dutch braid looks on a super short cut!

10. Light Bend

easy hairstyles for short hair light bend
Give your style a light bend for some texture.

If you’re looking for an easy and subtle way to spice up your cut, create a light bend in your hair with a curling iron. Keep each section of hair wrapped around the iron for only a few seconds to get the most natural movement.

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