Sali Rasa
Updated on December 21, 2022

Tired of the same, monotonous look day in, day out? We totally feel you. If you’re someone who thinks that short hair isn’t for experimenting with, today we’ll show you it can be.

There are tons of super cute and easy hairstyles for short hair, which are quick and easy to do at home. See the best tutorials to hairstyles for short and very short hair to spice up your cut at any occasion.

Hairstyles with Short Hair

Bob haircuts are incredibly sassy and, unlike most women think, they can be enhanced with nice hairstyle elements and even brought up into a beautiful updo. The following 15 hairstyling ideas for short hair will prove that:

1. Topsy Tails Updo

Half up half down hairstyle is the best way to show off the length of your hair while taking it off your face. Adding two topsy tails to the classic variant will take just a few seconds, but it will instantly turn a simplistic hairstyle into an endlessly cute one.

2. French Twist for Short Hair

French twist with short hair sounds like mission impossible. However, it’s not. Bring your hair to one side, sleek and secure it with a few bobby pins. Then, tease the remaining hair, bring it to the back and place a small elastic at the very end – this simple hack will not let your short hair fall apart when twisted. Finally, twist and secure with two bobby pins: one at the top, and the second one at the bottom of the twist. Voila!

French Twist with Shoulder Length Hair

Instagram / @sasha__esenina

3. Easy Side Twists

This one-minute hairstyle for short hair has a very professional look, especially if you sleek your hair. Twist the side strands and secure with just two bobby pins, inserting them in the direction opposite to the direction of the twist.

Side Twists Hairstyle for Bob Cut

Instagram / @daphnenarcy

4. Half Up Half Down Bun with Tiny Braids

Another way to step up your half up half down updo is to braid two small braids at both sides and bring them to the small ponytail. Bring the ponytail only half length through an elastic and insert a few bobby pins into the loop to create a cute messy bun.

Easy Hairstyle for Short Hair

Instagram / @skareje

5. Party Hairstyle for Short Hair

The talented @kellgrace knows a ton of useful hacks that will help you create a stunning party updo just by getting a few loops or knots in your hair. To pull off this beautiful style, start with a half up half down hairstyle. Take a strand at one side, insert a bobby pin near its end, then twist and pin at the opposite side of the ponytail. Repeat the same steps with the strand at the other side and secure the new ponytail with an elastic to add another anchor into your updo for short hair. Repeat these steps until you reach the end and decorate with hair jewelry.

Party Hairstyle for Short Hair

Instagram / @kellgrace

6. 90’s Half Pony

90’s are officially back and inspire lots of today’s hair trends, this cute half pony for short hair being one of them. Leave out a small triangle at the front and bring the horseshoe section into a half pony, leaving out the hair near your hairline. Fluff your pony to finish off the look.

Cute Half Pony for Short Hair

Instagram / @chopitoff

7. Alluring Curled Hairstyle

There are many ways to curl short hair and make your hair score maximum points. The secret to getting a nice curled hairstyle is to section your hair well and create looser curls that won’t make your hair look much shorter than it is. Here are some excellent curling techniques for both a wand and a straightener that will help you pull off a trendy look.

8. Elegant Bun Hairstyle for Short Hair

This updo looks very chic, but you can absolutely DIY at home. Take a few strands at the front and one side of your head, twist and pin them at the back and off the center. Thus, cover the pins with the twisted strand of hair taken from another side, pinning it as you go. Twist the remaining tail and pin it underneath to create a lovely bun for short hair to wear to a prom or night’s party.

Chic Low Bun Hairstyle for Short Straight Hair

Instagram / @sasha__esenina

9. Upside Down Faux Braid Into a Bun

When you want to style a high bun with short hair, keeping hair at the back from falling down is a real challenge. One way to deal with the issue is braiding an upside down French braid. It is not an easy task, though. This is why a pull through braid comes as a handy trade-off. To create one, make a series of small ponytails from the nape of your hair to the crown. Then, repeat these steps: divide the bottom tail into two strands, place them around the base of the following pony, and secure the ends with another elastic.

Upside Down Pull Through Braid

Instagram / @hairvibes_myranda

10. Short Hair Bun with Curled Hair

Pre-curled hair makes styling a bun with short hair a breeze. Secure side strands at the back with a few bobby pins and pull hair up a bit to create nice volume on top. Bring the upper section of hair into a ponytail, pulling it through the elastic only halfway – this loop will be the base of your bun. Thus, cover the loop with loose strands, securing them with bobby pins. Spray for better hold and, if the occasion is special, decorate with hair jewelry.

11. Front Dutch Braid

As Dutch braid is braided close to the scalp, you don’t need long hair to show off the style. You may curl your hair or leave it straight; the benefit of the first variant is that textured hair has a better grip and lets you get more volume. And if you need a beginner-friendly guide on how to Butch braid, here is one from The Right Hairstyles.

Front Dutch Braid into a Bun

Instagram / @jbraidsandbows

12. Hollywood Waves into a Low Bun

We can’t take our eyes off this Hollywood-worthy look girls with short hair can easily style in just a few minutes. Make a center parting and tie a low pony, leaving out the inch-wide section of hair near your hairline. Thus, use a three barrel curling iron to crimp the side strands and pin them under the ponytail. Use a few bobby pins to create a messy bun out of the low pony. Finish off the look, pulling hair up for volume and styling face-framing pieces.

Pretty Hairstyle Created with a Three Barrel Curling Iron

Instagram / @sasha__esenina

13. Halo Braid with Short Bob

Spray hair with dry shampoo or sea salt spray for better grip and braid two loose Dutch braids at both sides of your parting. Take hair around your crown only, leaving out the lower short strands. Use a bobby pin to combine two braids into one at the back, then tuck and pin the remaining hair into it. It takes just a few minutes to create this nice braided hairstyle for short hair and it will be suitable both for a night out and a day at the beach.

14. Faux French Braids into Pigtail Buns

Haven’t learned how to make two French braids yet? Do not refuse from this cute hairstyle, as simple knots can do the trick. Spray hair with dry shampoo or sea salt spray and make a center parting. Start with a small chunk of hair at the front: split it into two sections and cross them to get a half-knot. Feed in more hair to the strands and cross them again. Repeat the process till you reach the nape of your head and twist a cute low bun out of the remaining tail.

Short Hair Hack

Instagram / @jbraidsandbows

15. Elegant Mohawk Updo

Another hairstyle girls with short hair can style will be great both for office and a wedding party. Best of all, it is really easy to make! Tie three ponytails, split the central one into two strands and cross them with the neighboring tails. Thus, pin the ends, hiding the elastics. Place a headpiece at one side to instantly step up your do.

Easy Way to Style a Hairstyle for Special Occasion with Short Hair

Instagram / @kellgrace

Hairstyles for Very Short Hair

When it comes to styling a pixie cut, there are more options than you think. I love experimenting with my hair, even though it’s very short. And I’m here to share easy step-by-step tutorials on how to spice up your short haircut!

16. Easy to Manage: Bandana Style

Bandana Pixie Hairstyle

All you need is a bandana and a chopstick curler — or any curling iron will do. Take small parts of your bangs and start curling them. If you have thin hair and you want more volume, curl every section in opposite directions. Curl the first section toward the back and the next section toward the front. This will make the curls look more voluminous. Wrap the bandana around your head and tie it on top. Then, loosen the curls with your fingers and set this cute hairstyle with some hairspray.

17. Beautiful Curls for Short Hair

Curly Pixie Hairstyle

This style is perfect for fine, straight hair. Use a conical curling iron to get the most voluminous curls. Start with a heat protection spray to protect your hair from damage. The heat protection spray will also help your curls last all day.

Start wrapping sections of hair around the iron. Be sure to take combed, smooth sections and wrap them starting from the bigger end toward the tapered end of the iron. Keep going until you’ve curled your whole head. Then brush your fingers through the curls to loosen them. This is a super-cool hairstyle for special occasions.

18. A Quick Change with One-Day Color Spray

Teal Blue Choppy Cut

If you are looking for a quick change but do not want to commit, how about changing the color for a day? Find these sprays at your local store or salon in a variety of different colors. My favourites are Colorista’s blue and rosegold by L’Oreal.

Just style your hair as usual and then spray on the color. Be sure to let it dry for a minute and set it with hairspray to make your style last. And the best part is you can wash it off at the end of the day. It is a great option for a daily change.

19. Hairbands Hold It All Together

Teal Pixie With Headband

If you have fine or thick hair, you should always have some cute hairbands handy.

Using a hairband can change the whole look. They come in a variety of styles, from sporty to glittery ones with diamonds. Style your hair with the bangs to the front and then put the hairband on. Pull out little strands and pull them to the front over the hairband instead of under. And there you are: a cool hairstyle you can change up by using different kinds of hairbands. I am using a pink pewter hairband in the picture.

20. Perfect Blowout for Short Hair

Pixie Cut With Added Volume

Using a round brush might sound a bit weird for short hair. But I discovered that it gives my hair more volume and a nicer style when I use one. I usually start by blow drying my hair using a paddle brush. As soon as it’s about 70% dry, I switch to a round, boar bristle brush. Finish the blowout using the round brush to dry your bangs backwards to give them a little extra bounce.

21. Easy Updo for Short Hair with Bobby Pins

Short Updo With Bobby Pins

An updo is especially easy when you have super short hair! If you have an undercut, start by styling all your hair to one side. Use a little dry shampoo or hairspray to give it more volume on top. Then, wrap your hair in a little roll exactly where your undercut starts on the other side and set it with a bobby pin or two. This is by far the easiest updo I have ever done. And it looks great! Don’t forget to set it with hairspray so it lasts all night.

22. Fishtail Dutch Braided Bangs

Pixie Cut And Braided Fringe

If you can braid you have way more options for styling your short hair with braided hairstyles. If you can’t braid, it’s never too late to learn! I have some step-by-step tutorials for you.

This is a two-strand braid where you bring little pieces of the outer section under the other. Before crossing the sections, add tiny bits of your bangs to the section. Be sure to braid in the direction where you want your braid to stay. When you’ve finished the braid, spray some dry shampoo on the ends for hold. Loosen it up a little by gently pulling on the outer strands to make the braid look bigger. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic or set the ends with a lot of hairspray.

23. Stars for Your Hair

Pixie Cut And Star Stickers

Are you in the mood for stars? Have you ever thought of using stickers in your hair? Here’s a festive option that’s also super easy. All you need are some stickers and hairspray. Style your hair as usual and then bring on the stickers! Wait a few seconds and then set it all with hairspray for a festive, starry style.

24. Basics for Short Hair Styles

Pixie Cut With Hair Wax

Do you wear your hair the same way because you don’t like to use heat or other tools? What about trying just a little bit of hair wax? Apply a bit of hair wax and style your hair to the opposite side that you normally wear. It might feel a bit weird the first time, but you’ll be sure to get a lot of compliments! Here are some basic options for styles with hair wax.

25. French Braid Mohawk

Braided Pixie Hawk

Bring your hair all together in a French braid. Hair is easiest to braid after a day or two without a wash. Start in the front with three sections and bring them over the middle to your other hand. Then, do the same with the other side. Once you have done this twice you have the start of the braid. Keep crossing the sections while adding a little hair from the sides every time before crossing the strands over the middle one.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in trying different styles, save these options to get inspired. Your arms might get tired, but with practice, you will get better and faster! Have fun and experiment daily! Follow Sali Rasa’s Instagram and The Right Hairstyles’ Facebook page because we make friends with the best hair bloggers!

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