Short Hairstyles

14 Trendy Short Hair Ideas to Inspire Your New Look

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Thinking of joining the #shorthairdontcare crew? Before you do, check out our round-up of the best hair ideas for short hair.

Looking for new short hair ideas and have no idea what cut to get? Or maybe you’re looking to step into spring with a fresh hairstyle that’ll revive your ‘do as you get ready for the new (and warmer!) season ahead? Opting for a trendy, short haircut is a great way to give yourself a refreshing look that’s modern, vibrant and easy-to-manage (holla, five minute style)! To help you figure out the best short cut for you, we’ve collected 14 really cool short haircut ideas to inspire your new look this season.

14 Awesome Short Hair Ideas to Try

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Short haircut ideas: Wavy bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Short Wavy Bob

With just a hint of texture and a jaw-grazing cut, this contemporary take on the bob is one of those great short hair ideas that are effortlessly cool and casual. When it comes to nailing this look, it’s important to get your stylist to work with the natural texture of your hair. So if you have thicker hair, try adding a few layers to give your tresses a lighter look – on the flip side, if you have fine tresses, try working your bob with a blunter cut.

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Side-parted pixie crop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Side-Parted Pixie Crop

Looking for short haircut ideas that are equal parts feminine and edgy? Then you’ve got to check out this pixie cut. Exuding a boyish charm, and just a hint of glamour, this pixie cut gives an updated feel to the classic short crop. Although it’s best styled in a slicked-back way, you can try working with two hot hair trends – the side parting and wet-looking hair! This short hairstyle also works great to flatter rounder face types, simply by styling this cropped look with smooth, blow-dried hair, the clean silhouette of the cut will help to elongate your face.

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Hairstyle ideas for short hair: wavy long bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Wavy Long Bob

The shoulder-length long bob is one of our favorite hairstyle ideas for short hair if you’re tempted to try out a shorter cut, but are still a little apprehensive about chopping off the length of your hair. This cut allows you to retain some length while still removing some bulk that long, thick hair is known for. To achieve this wavy undone look, spray some of the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray onto your damp hair, scrunch the product throughout your hair with your fingers and allow it to air-dry.

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Tousled crop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Tousled Crop

If you like to work and re-work your style on a daily basis, then you need a look that can be molded to suit your every hair whim. The extra length in this shag haircut gives you a lot more room to play with your locks, but the roughed-up, tousled look is our personal favorite way to rock it. To give yourself a voluminous, textured style, try working the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse through your damp hair. Prep your strands with the Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist and then roughly blow-dry it to help create a fuller-looking ‘do, with some extra lift at the roots.

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Blunt full fringed bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Blunt Bob

For the minimalists in the room, this sleek, blunt bob is one of our favorite hairstyles ideas for short hair that we think you will adore. Its super geometric shape hugs the jaw and helps act as a fashion statement without taking the focus off of your facial features. Plus it has to be one of the best hair ideas for short hair ever invented, with its timeless and impeccably stylish finish. This hairstyle looks especially chic when it’s coated with a shine product for an all over gloss that’s sure to turn heads.

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A cool undercut with some length is a fun short cut to try.

6. Traditional Undercut

We love this combo of short/long hair that’s mixed in with a shaved side! This fun edgy hairstyle is all about you where you can opt to have the sides or back of the head shaven. You can also have fun with the longer part by curling it, creating some wavy texture, or adding in some vibrant hair colors. One thing to note with this short cut is that you’ll have to keep up with those salon visits, which can be a deal breaker for some.

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Some graphic clippings elevate a simple side shave.

7. Clipped Side-Shave

If you love the idea of an undercut but want to amp it up a bit with a more personal flair, it’s time to get some quality time with a pair of clippers (need help? Check out how to properly talk to your stylist about them). Engraved undercuts can look graphic, patriotic, feminine, boho or however else you want them to look. They’re especially fun if you grow your hair closer to shoulder-length, because then it gets a peek-a-boo effect. It’s almost like two looks in one if and when you decide to wear your hair in an updo.

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An edgy look that’s back and better than ever. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Modern Bowl Cut

Bowl cuts are back and fiercer than ever. If you see yourself as a risk-taker in the world of fashion then this cool ‘do is just the right look for you. Not only does it minimize a wide forehead, it’s also super low-maintenance—it’s as wash and wear as they come. Can you say hello, snooze button?

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The mini-Afro, or TWA, is a great way to showcase natural textures with a short cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Mini-Afro

For all the ladies with natural hair, if you’re looking for a short hairstyle to turn heads, why not chop it short? The close-cut look will allow just enough texture to remain in your natural curls while also making for a totally manageable hairstyle. To make the most of this ‘do, add a few pumps of the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to revitalize your hair and imbibe them shine.

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Add a micro fringe to your pixie to rev up the look. Photo credit: Dvora

10. Pixie Cut

The pixie cut is one of the most universally flattering short hairstyles out there. Whether you want to roll out of bed and get a start to your day or prefer to take a little extra time styling, this chic cut is sure to offer a healthy dose of low-key glam. To add a feminine twist to your commonly boyish hairstyle, apply some gel to your hair to define your short look.

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Rock a little length with a chin-length cut.

11. Chin-Length Bob

Above-the-shoulder bobs are versatile looks perfect for most occasions. They’re casual enough for a stroll across Brooklyn Bridge, and fancy enough for a night out on Broadway. To really bring this look to life, use a curling wand to add a few wispy curls to the mix, or even try some crimping (it’s back!) for a little extra texture.

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A fun way to rock short hair is with this wavy lob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Wavy Bob

Curly/wavy bob is one of the most modern takes on the classic bob due to its definitive triangular shape. Not quite as geometric as a blunt bob, a curly or wavy jawline cut will offer texture and movement to your overall look. This cut is the perfect length for fuss-free beach waves, a teeny pony and even mini-pigtails. Needless to say, we’re all about it and we think you will be too. To really maximize the look, scrunch some sea salt spray into your hair to create perfectly undone beach waves.

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A dramatic side part is everything in this short cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Asymmetric Lob

These collarbone-grazing long bobs are equally mysterious as they are totally fashionable. They’re great for any occasion and can be styled in a myriad of ways. Take this look from the runways and rock it on the streets, as its a wear-anywhere short haircut that can serve you well during weekend brunch to date night to drinks with the girls.

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This dimensional short cut is a a fun way to play with some length.

14. Two-Length Hair

A similar vibe to the shaved side short haircut idea, this look also includes some length on one side of your hair with the opposite side being longer without any shaving. This two-length hairstyle ideas is refreshingly modern and also brings definition to your face. It’s also a fun interchange style to wear since you can grow out your short length, or even have your longer length meet your shorter one.

Still thinking about getting the chop to update your style? Then you need to check out 6 androgynous short hairstyles to try this year!

All Things Hair
All Things Hair
22 March 2017

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