Short Summer Haircuts: 10 Short and Sweet Looks

This list will help your end for short hairstyles for summer search. Get inspired by this collection of inspiring short cuts for summer 2017.

For many, during the summertime keeping it short and sweet is the way to go — of course, we’re only talking about hair! There’s nothing better than wearing short summer haircuts that don’t get in the way of getting you out the door quickly, so that you can make the most of the warmer days. This is where carefree short hairstyles and haircuts come in.

When it comes to these types of short cuts and styles, there’s no worrying about how much time you have to spend styling your hair. What’s more? Less time styling hair means more time to enjoy the great outdoors. So if you’re in the mood to go short for summer 2017, consider trying your hand at one of these short summer hair ideas.

Summer Short Hairstyles: 10 Looks That’ll Beat the Heat

black woman wearing short teeny weeny afro hairstyle.
The TWA is one of the best summer short haircuts to try on naturally curly hair.

1. Teeny Weeny Afro

Thinking about going super short this summer and letting your natural curl pattern make a debut? Give short summer haircuts, like teeny weeny afro styles, a try. With this short haircut, all you need is a good leave-in conditioner to keep hair moisturized and shiny. Editor’s pick: Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner.

 short summer haircuts: curly hair
Show off your new glow with a sunny hair color.

2. Short Curls with Sunny Highlights

The summer months has many of us itching to get some sunny highlights. To brighten up your hair, give your curls a fun update, and to give your overall look a new glow, opt for hair colors with a sunny hue. You can either do something subtle like low-lights, bold blonde highlights or try ombré to make your curls pop.

Woman with blonde hair and undercut hairstyle. Short summer hairstyles.
Ring in the summer season with bold short summer hairstyles like this side shaved look.

3. Side Shaved Hairstyle

The warmer seasons should always feel fun and fresh. Why not get a haircut that evokes those same feel good vibes? If you want something fresh, fun and edgy go all the way and get a side-shaven style. You can even take this short cut a step further and add a cool dye job or enhancing the look with some undercut designs.

young woman with blonde hair bangs taking selfie. Short summer hairstyles
Bangs are a hit for the summer season when you have dry shampoo in tow.

4. Summer Bangs

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with bangs in the summer time. There’s nothing more annoying than having bangs sticking to your forehead on a humid day. Our trick? Bring a dry shampoo with you to turn short hair with bangs into one of your favorite short summer hairstyles. Give hair a quick refresh during the day to keep your fringe in check.

short summer haircuts: pixie slicked back
Short summer hair looks like pixies can be styled into a sleek ‘do that works all season long.

5. Combed-Back Pixie

Give the hot tools a rest during the summer time. Not only would your hair thank you for the break, you would feel so much better not having to stand in the mirror trying to curl or straighten your short pixie haircut. Smooth a gel, like Nexxus New York Salon Care Sculpting Gel, throughout your hair and let it air-dry and you’ll be good to go!

short textured bob short summer haircuts
Turn your classic straight bob into a fun textured look for the summer season.

6. Textured Bob

The only two things you’ll need for this kind of bob hairstyle during the summer is a good salt spray and a hairspray to help keep your style in place. Summer 2017 is all about textured hairstyles and that includes short hairstyles, too! Work a salt spray like Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray throughout your clean, damp hair on wash day, allow hair to air-dry then seal with a flexible hold hairspray such as the Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.

short summer haircuts: blowout hair
Keeping blowouts on short hair light and airy in the summer time shouldn’t be a challenge when you employ the right finishing spray.

7. Summer Blowout

Let’s be honest, during the humid days, keeping a blowout under control is a challenge. To keep a style like this manageable during the summer season without a headache, use products that are formulated to withstand summer’s hot and hazy days. After blowdrying use a hairspray, like TRESemmé Climate Protection Hairspray, to beat the heat and ugh, summer rain too.

short summer haircuts: defined curls
Defined curly styles are a curly girl’s best friend during the summer season.

8. Short Summer Curls

This is the season many curly girls tend to sport their natural texture but many often find it hard to find the one styling product that can do it all. By this we mean a styling product that adds definition, shine and keeps hair moisturized. Our go-to product for this is Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum. Work this through clean damp hair, style as usual and you’re good to go.

Girl outdoors with wavy short hairstyle
Summer waves should always be easy and breezy.

9. Summer Waves on Short Bob Cut

In case you didn’t know, wavy hairstyles are extremely popular in the summer season. Make this summer ‘do work for you by cutting down on styling time by using the right products. For naturally wavy hair, use TRESemmé Make Waves Defining Cream to help define your waves, and for straighter hair types a salt spray is your go-to product for getting the look.

Summer short haircuts: tapered natural hairstyles
Update your short natural hair with a new shape for the summer season.

10. Tapered ‘Fro

If you’re looking to give your already short natural hair a stylish update for the summer season, opt for changing the shape. This tapered ’fro style is a great look, and easy to maintain. Wear it with super defined curls, or pick it out to put your afro in action.

Want more summer hairstyles for short hair? Head over to our Short Hairstyles page for endless style inspiration.