Short Frizzy Hair: 8 Ways to Style 4 Different Cuts

Embrace your texture! Try your hand at one of these hairstyles for short frizzy hair.

Having hair that’s prone to frizz no matter the situation is no easy feat. Especially when you pair your frizzy situation with a haircut. It’s sorta’ like adding more fuel to the fire or adding more salt to the wound. Frizz can cause your short cut to look out of proportion, and well, simply appear undone. Unless you’re intentionally rocking a short frizzy hair look.

Lucky for you, there are short haircuts for frizzy hair that can work in your favor. And, not to mention, undone and textured hairstyles are currently the best way to style your hair these days. Don’t believe us? Just ask Justine Marjan about the runway looks she recently created.

Ahead we’re rounding up some of the best hairstyles for short frizzy hair. Scroll through to find the one that’s right for you!

Short Hairstyles for Frizzy Hair: 8 Looks to Consider

young woman with short frizzy hair and curly pixie.
Look 1: A textured pixie is ideal for frizzy hair types. Photo credit:
young woman with curly pixie haircut
Look 2: Break up super-defined curls by rough styling to create intentional frizz. Photo credit:

1. Textured Pixie Cuts

When it comes to styling your hair type, a pixie cut that’s loaded with texture is the perfect formula. According to Bailey Pope, a stylist at Unilever: “You can get away with frizz on a short pixie haircut.” When it comes to styling “you’re focusing on adding texture by way of texturizing hair products to create more intentional texture,” she explains.

young woman with light brown blunt cut bob haircut with frizz
Look 3: Long layers on a short bob cut is the perfect formula for frizzy hair types. Photo credit:
young woman with wavy lob hairstyle and frizz
Look 4: A little frizz gives a simple lob a bit of character. Photo

2. Bob or Lob Haircuts with Subtle Layers

For bob or lob hairstyles, you’ll want to scale back on the amount of layers added. While layers do add more movement to the cut, it may work against the look you’re going for. “The less layering, the better,” Pope suggests. Too much layering can cause your hairstyle to look like frizz is everywhere.

young woman with fine blonde hair styled into a shag haircut
Look 5: A frizzy shag gives fine hair textures the volume it needs. Photo credit:
young woman with shag and bang hairstyle on dark brown hair
Look 6: The frizzier, the better. Frizz adds a touch of flair to shag haircuts on wavy hair textures. Photo credit:

3. Wavy Shag Cuts

This short and shaggy cut looks even better when it’s styled with loads of texture. Lucky for you, you don’t need much help in that department but you could use a product like TRESemmé Make Waves Defining Cream to help define your look. Consider this look as your ideal cut for frizzy short hair if you’re in the mood for a trendy hairdo. To style, all you need is a simple wash and go routine and you’re set.



young woman with frizzy teeny weeny afro hairstyle on natural hair
Look 7: Go with the ‘fro. Wear a teeny weeny afro to show off your texture. Photo credit:
young woman with short low cut on natural hair
Look 8: A touch of frizz on a low cut gives a super low cut a dose of texture. Photo credit:

4. Short Natural Hair Crops

Whatever natural hair texture you have, one of the best short haircuts for curly frizzy hair is this low crop. Consider asking your stylist to focus on giving you a cut with a shape that complements your face frame. When styling, forget about the heat styling tools and opt for air-drying to achieve and embrace your natural texture. If you need a bit of volume on your short frizzy hair, by all means, go in with a blowdryer to lift the roots of your hair which will create some serious height.

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