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20 Fun and Spunky Short Blonde Hair Ideas

Blonde should never be boring, so we’ve compiled 20 amazing short blonde hair ideas for you to choose from to give your overall style new life!

1. Smooth as Buttah

Bright, buttery blonde styled off to one side gives this cut an asymmetrical feel without the haircut commitment.

short blonde hair Smooth as Buttah Short Buttery Bob With Bangs Side View

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a blow dryer until hair is about 85% dry.
  3. Part hair deep to one side.
  4. Use a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you blow dry the rest of the way. Alternate wrapping the hair in different directions to give it natural movement.
  5. Gently sweep fringe to one side.
  6. Finish with a piecing wax to define ends.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell The Cream provides light hold and builds soft style for any hair type.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear, square, round

Tip:

Butter is yellow, but most blondes aren’t looking to have yellow hair! Buttery blonde hair color often means “golden” blonde in hair coloring terms, but not eveyone uses the same descriptions. Always bring photos of the color you want so the stylist is on the same page about what you want.

2. Curly Cute

Perfect for a night out or just because you want to get a little fancy, this short curled hairstyle makes the most of a single color blonde by injecting tons of texture!

Curly Cute Short Wispy Teased Blonde Curly Cute Short Wispy Teased Blonde Side View

How to Style:

  1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse or foam through towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair until it is about 85% dry, using fingers to part and tousle it as you go.
  3. Use a 1.5- to 2-inch diameter round brush to lift and bend hair as you dry it the rest of the way. This step is key in getting the volume you’ll need for this finished look.
  4. Spray hair with heat protectant to buffer hair from the heat of the iron and to prep for curling.
  5. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to create full curls throughout the back and sides above the ears. You can curl the fringe area too, but do it lightly or with a flatiron so that area has more of a bend than a curl.
  6. Work a nickel-sized amount of texturizing wax through hair to piece it out.
  7. Finish with a medium or high hold hairspray, depending on your hold preference.

Recommended Products:

Check out www.folica.com for an endless array of curling irons!

Best Face Shapes:

pear, oval, round

Tip:

Add extra volume by sprinkling a bit of volumizing powder at the roots after you curl. Try OSiS Dust It for a matte finish with lots of volume.

3. Vanilla Ribbons

Multi-dimensional blonde broken up with pieces of light chocolate brown gives this color a real pop! Adding a bit of texture in the sides of the haircut really shows off the amazing color.

Vanilla Ribbons Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Work styling serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a blow dryer until hair is about 85% dry.
  3. Grab a paddle brush and smooth fringe area down straight as you blow dry.
  4. Finish drying the rest of the hair. Tousle with fingers as you go.
  5. Use a flat iron to create ribbon curls on the sides.
  6. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Outshine 01 Polishing Milk provides a soft silky finish when applied before blow drying.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, heart, long

Tip:

For the best proportion, the fringe length should fall to the lowest point of your eyebrows.

4. Twist and Shout

Natural movement and texture abound in this neutral short blonde hair look that’s perfect for adding casual height to your hairstyle.

Twist and Shout Short Blonde Style

How to Style:

  1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse or foam through towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair until it is about 85% dry, using fingers to part and tousle it as you go. Make the part deep to one side at the outer corner of one eye.
  3. Use a 2½ to 3-inch diameter round brush to add volume to the top and front as you blow dry the rest of the way.
  4. Piece out ends with a dry wax.
  5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Redken Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse for heat protection and to build lasting hold into your style.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear, heart, round, square

Tip:

This style would also look incredible with dimensional lowlights placed in the layers underneath to add depth.

5. Pretty in a Pixie

This longer length pixie cut is styled smooth and sexy with a touch of texture at the ends.

Pretty Pixie Blonde Wispy Look

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you dry. This will create movement in your style.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use texturizing wax to piece out ends.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Wax Works is a wonderful finishing product for this style.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, square, pear, heart

Tip:

Wear this style with no particular part. Simply brush the hair from around your face forward, then use fingers to gently direct it to one side.

6. Bangin’ Blond

Bold bangs make a stunning statement with this beautiful platinum blonde bob.

Platinum Blonde Bob Bangin Blond View 2

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a large round brush to bend hair under as you blow dry in sections from bottom to top.
  3. Round brush the fringe section forward to give it just a bit of bend.
  4. Smooth with a flat iron if necessary.
  5. Finish with a light hold hair spray and shine spray for that extra sparkle.

Recommended Products:

Sebastian Shaper and Sebastian Halo Mist will ensure you have just the right amount of hold and shine for this gorgeous style!

Best Face Shapes:

long, oval, pear

Tip:

Use gator clips to section hair and keep it out of the way as you blow dry.

7. Sexy Spirals

Soft sexy spirals bring this platinum blonde hue to life with serious texture!

Sexy Spirals Short Curly Look

How to Style:

  1. Preheat a curling wand on a medium heat setting.
  2. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through towel dried hair if you’ve just showered. If hair is already dry, spray a heat-setting spray throughout.
  3. Blow dry hair.
  4. Working in sections from bottom to top, wind 1-inch sections of hair around the wand to create spiral curls. Hold for a few seconds then release by gently unwinding hair from the wand.
  5. Leave curls as they are. Do not finger-comb or brush.
  6. Finish with a medium hold hairspray!

Recommended Products:

Spray with Aveda Brilliant or Be Curly hairspray for the perfect finish.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, long, pear

Tip:

Heat-setting and protection sprays protect hair from the heat of styling tools and is essential to keeping hair healthy if you use these tools often.

8. Baby Bang Beauty

Baby bangs bring subtle softness to this single length, beige blonde bob.

Baby Bang Beauty

How to Style:

  1. Work a small amount of styling serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a medium paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
  3. Turn ends under just a bit with a flat iron.
  4. Bend baby bangs as well with flat iron then gently sweep to one side.
  5. Finish with a light mist of shine spray.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Sparkler is an aerosol mist of shine, which lends a soft sparkle to any style.

Best Face Shapes:

pear, oval, long

Tip:

Baby bangs are great on those with medium or large foreheads since they balace that face shape! The best part is that those with smaller foreheads can wear them too since they don’t overpower the face.

9. Spiked Up

This icy blonde is played up with a with a spiky style and short sides.

Spiked Up Icy Blonde

How to Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a golf ball-sized amout of styling mousse through hair.
  3. Blow dry hair on medium heat setting as you use fingertips to lift hair in the front and crown. This will give long-lasting height to your finished style.
  4. Work a quarter-sized amount of strong hold styling gel through from roots to tips.
  5. Finish with a high hold hair spray for extra control.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Hair Stay Style Boost is a great styling foam to use prior to blow drying.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear

Tip:

Those with high foreheads will want to skip this style or tweak it by wearing the front down and swept to one side.

10. Frosted Fringe

A dark base color with a pop of platinum at the tips gives depth to this model’s short blonde hair.

Frosted Fringe Short Pixie

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling foam though towel dried hair.
  2. Use small paddle brush to lift hair at the roots as you blow dry to give it volume and movement.
  3. Finish with a small amount of styling paste to separate ends. Add more styling paste if necessary.
  4. For extra hold, finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray for a natural-looking style with flexible hold, fullness and shine.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, square, heart, pear

Tip:

Always start with less product than you think you’ll need. It’s easier to add more, but much harder to have to wash your hair of the excess and start over!

11. Asymmetry 101

Here’s a fun take on the asymmetrical cut that’s sure to earn you an A grade!

Asymmetrical Cut

How to Style:

  1. Work a palm-sized amount of styling mousse through hair.
  2. Part to one side using the outer corner of your eye as a guide.
  3. Use a medium-sized round or paddle brush to lift hair at the roots and bend ends as you blow dry.
  4. Gently sweep fringe to one side.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray for style control.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Grip provides loads of volume when to roots, giving your style structure that lasts.

Best Face Shapes:

round, oval, square, heart, long

Tip:

When requesting this cut, commit to which side you’ll be parting on and ask that your stylist leave the short side approximately three inches long at the top and tapered down toward the ear. The benefit of this cut is you can make both sides look the same length again just by switching your part to the other side!

12. Basic Bob

Simple yet stylish short bob is accented with natural texture and a soft beige blonde color.

Basic Bob Blonde Tapered Look

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a medium paddle brush to smooth the top layers of hair as you blow dry.
  4. As you reach the bottom, use fingertips to tousle hair so as to let the natural wave show through in the style.
  5. Finish with a bit of styling pomade to seal, protect and give definition to the ends.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Bamboo Style Pin Straight Styling Balm is a thermal protectant balm that smooths and seals the cuticle for frizz-free hair that’s full of shine.

Best Face Shapes:

square, oval, pear

Tip:

Shampoo and condition with anti-frizz products to keep curly hair and wavy hair in check.

13. Tons of Texture

Give your short blonde hair a youthful feel in this flirty crop with lots of texturizing throughout.

Tons of Texture Short Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Spray root booster at the roots of towel dried hair.
  2. Use fingers to tousle hair as you blow dry. Lift hair at the roots as well to give it plenty of volume!
  3. Part your hair loosely to one side to show off the short fringe.
  4. Finish with a texture wax on the ends for added definition and control.

Recommended Products:

OSiS FlexWax ultra strong cream wax will hold this style in place from morning to night.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear, square, long

Tip:

Those with round shaped faces can rock this look too! Just be sure to style with more volume at the crown.

14. Fabulously Feathered

This soft and simple short blonde hair look is perfect for complementing longer face shapes.

Fabulously Feathered Pretty Blonde Style

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side using the outer corner of your eye as a guide.
  3. Use a medium or large paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry. Flick ends up as you dry the back.
  4. Define ends with a bit of light hold styling pomade.
  5. Finish with a light hold hair spray for extra hold.

Recommended Products:

Redken Tousle Whip 04 Texturizing Cream-Wax enhances hair with texture and separation with a satin-matte finish.

Best Face Shapes:

heart, pear, oval, long

Tip:

Use the cold shot button on your blow dryer to cool hair and lock in your style.

15. Smooth Sailing

Classic blonde bob is styled to one side for a sophisticated and modern feel.

Smooth Sailing Classic Blonde Bob

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair far over to one side. Use the outer corner of either eye as a guide for where to part.
  3. Blow dry hair with medium heat, using a large round brush to bend the hair and give it volume as you dry.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray for control.

Recommended Products: Try Sebastian Taming Elixir weightless smoothing cream serum before blow drying.

Best Face Shapes: heart, oval, long, pear, square

Tip: Be sure to get your blonde touched up every four to five weeks to avoid having bands of color near the roots.

16. Peach Perfect

Platinum blonde with a kiss of peach is a perfect way to try the latest pastel color trend on your short blonde hair!

Peach Perfect Cropped Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling foam though towel dried hair.
  2. Use fingers to lift hair at the roots as you blow dry to give it volume and movement.
  3. Finish with a small amount of styling paste to separate ends. Add more styling paste if necessary.
  4. For extra hold, finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Ask for Pravana Pastel Vivids at your favorite salon! This color line contains pastels and vivid colors that really last.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, heart, long

Tip:

Choose any pastel for your pop of color! Be subtle with peach or try a more daring pink or seafoam green hue.

17. Curl Crazy

Cute and sassy curls accent this chin-length blonde bob perfectly.

Curl Crazy Cute Sassy Curls

How to Style:

  1. Work a small amount of styling mousse through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side
  3. Use fingers to tousle hair as you blow dry using medium heat.
  4. Curl hair in vertical sections using a ¾-inch barrel curling iron. Spray heat setting spray on each section before curling.
  5. Finish with medium to high hold hairspray depending on how much control you like.

Recommended Products:

Finish with OSiS Freeze for all day style control.

Best Face Shapes:

long, oval, heart

Tip:

Always use heat setting spray prior to curling hair to ensure your style lasts all day.

18. Shattered Chic

A fringe cut into a shattered edge lends a perfect frame to this one-length blonde bob.

Shattered Chic Blonde Bob

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle and section the bangs forward.
  3. Use a large round brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
  4. Turn brush several times as you near the ends of each section. This will turn ends under as seen in the photo.
  5. Round brush bangs forward and lift them just a bit as you dry. Don’t turn the brush in this section too much; you just want a slight bend in them rather than a puffy look.
  6. Finish with a semi-matte finish pomade to define the fringe and ends.
  7. Add medium hold hairspray for extra control if you wish.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head TIGI Stick instantly creates semi-matte texture and hold.

Best Face Shapes:

heart, pear, oval, long

Tip:

Semi-matte styling products are perfect for those who want definition in their locks without an overly shiny finish.

19. Tale of Two Textures

Combine a smooth fringe in the front with feathery spikes in the back for a contrast that brings depth to this cool platinum blonde.

Tale of Two Textures Platinum Look

How to Style:

  1. Spray root booster through the back of towel dried hair.
  2. Work a bit of smoothing cream through the front.
  3. Use fingers to tousle the back of your hair, lifting up at the roots to create plenty of volume.
  4. In the front, use a medium paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
  5. Finish with a high hold texture paste or gel in the back and a bit of wax to define the front fringe.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell XTG (Extreme Thickening Glue) gives an ultra firm, texturized hold to any short hairstyle and is perfect for finishing the back of this short blonde style.

Best Face Shapes:

pear, oval, round, square, long

Tip:

Keep ultra platinum blonde colors healthy by getting hair trimmed regularly; ideally every six to eight weeks.

20. Cool and Classy

A classic medium length bob beautifully accents this soft cool blonde color.

Cool and Classy Blonde Medium Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Use fingertips to work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side, using the middle of your eye as a guide of how far over to part.
  3. With your blow dryer on the medium heat setting, blow hair dry as you smooth with a paddle brush.
  4. Flip ends up as you get to the bottom of each section.
  5. Finish with a bit of styling pomade at the ends and a medium hold hairspray for additional style control.

Recommended Products:

Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion is a blowout serum that strengthens and straightens hair for natural results. It also features anti-frizz and heat protection.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, square, round, heart

Tip:

Keep blonde cool by using a violet-based color depositing shampoo once per week.

The key to short blonde hair success? Choose a hairstyle that fits or balances your face shape and a color that enhances your complexion. Keep it fresh by having fun with all your styling options – never be afraid to step outside the box!