20 Cute Hairstyles for Short
Unless you’ve been residing under a rock, you know that short hair is IN, with everyone from Emma Watson to Jennifer Lawrence to Miley Cyrus showing us the versatility and range of this style. Have you been itching to shake up your image? We’ll help you get ahead of the curve with these adorable short hairstyles! Sweep in the new year with a bold change, and join the ranks of beautiful, confident women who have opted for short do’s over long manes.
1Blunt caramel bob
Starting with none other than the queen herself. This blunt-edged caramel bob has both volume and major attitude. Get your facial features out of hiding and turn heads with this unconventional and eye-catching cut.
Worried that your thin, straight hair won’t hold up well in a short cut? Not to fear, bobs aren’t just for the voluminous! Follow Vanessa’s lead with this slick bob, showing us that simple is always in style.
Add a slight wave to your lob to showcase your carefree and effortlessly sophisticated side! The great secret to this hairstyle is: the more tousled, the better! Perfect for those mornings when you just don’t have time to brush your hair. 😉
Keep it classic with this highlighted bob that screams “(hot)girl-next-door”. The extra-long sweeping side bangs and curled ends keep it chic and easy to maintain. To get the look, use a round brush to curl the ends in while blowdrying your hair.
5Swept Layered cut
Calling all the multi-tasking women! If you want a hairstyle that can take you from class to a party to the grocery store without skipping a beat, then this one’s for you! The long layers make it a breeze to style; use a flatiron to flip the ends out for a playful and modern look.
6. Soo Joo Park
6Colorful choppy layered
How about adding some color to that cut? This ethereal blue sported by model Soo Joo Park is not for the faint of heart! Get this pastel color for yourself by diluting Manic Panic’s “Bad Boy Blue” with conditioner. This color looks great with choppy layers!
For a sexy glam, try this side swept top-heavy pixie cut. Theside bangs heighten the volume and the short sides make for a clean finish. Sport this cut with a leather jacket and strong eyebrows to channel the badassery of Ruby Rose.
9Side swept curly cut
Be dramatic with these bouncy curls and deep side part. This cut ends neatly at the nape of the neck, keeping it classic even with its boldly retro top. Pro tip: you can completely change up this look by simply moving the part. Remember, the asymmetry of this style is what keeps it exciting!
10Short pixie with swept bangs
If you can’t part with your bangs, try Michelle William’s cute cut. The long bangs make your face look smaller and are also a good way to test the waters if you’re not ready to jump into a super short pixie quite yet.
This sleek and classic bob hits right above your chin, highlighting the angles of your jawline. This is a great look if you want to add more definition to your facial features. Not to mention, those straight bangs just scream high fashion!
Letting go of your long tresses isn’t always easy, so here’s a happy compromise! Keep some of the flow of your old length but combine it with the light bounciness of a shoulder-length bob. All it takes is a little touch from the curling iron to keep this look fresh!
Ombre isn’t just for floor sweeping curls! Have some subtle fun with color with an ombre bob! The lightness of the edges adds a playfulness to this straight and simple look. The near-middle part keeps a nice symmetry that’s perfect for round and oval face shapes.
14Sexy chin-length cut
Never one to shy from making a bold statement, Kristen manages to look elegant and regal with this side-parted pixie cut. The big curls show off her highlights and also add a delightful asymmetry to the overall look. This style let you keep some volume on top while enjoying the freedom of short hair!
16Wavy bob with side bangs
Keep it traditional and sweet with this shoulder-length bob that features curls and side bangs. This cut looks great with floral prints and lacy, feminine pieces. To switch it up, you can also tie your hair back in a loose bun.
This asymmetrical cut is oh so chic with a bold middle part that keeps everything balanced. Soften the blunt edges and full volume with an ombre dye. Set off this ‘do with chunky, eye-catching earrings and natural looking makeup.
18Wavy middle part pixie
JLaw wows us again by showing us that growing out a pixie cut doesn’t have to be painful. Her chin-skimming waves are casual and beachy, while that center part is so 2016! To achieve this effortlessly laidback look, try scrunching your wet hair before you sleep.
These wispy, doll-like bangs are perfect for a heart-shaped face like Reese Witherspoon’s! To get this look, use a flat iron to straighten out your hair and slightly tuck a few pieces inward. Bonus, these bangs look great with your hair pulled back!
20Edgy tousled pixie
We love this tousled, bedhead pixie cut! Cutting your hair short doesn’t mean there’s no room to style. On the contrary, this cut leaves plenty of space for fun personalization – you can slick it back for a sleek and simple vibe, or keep it loose and tousled for an edgy thrill. Part your hair deeply on the side and brush it over to the front to get this look.