37 Seriously Cute Hairstyles & Haircuts for Short Hair

Short hair, don’t care! We adore these 37 cute hairstyles for short hair that will surely ignite your passion to go short. Keep your look sharp or play up that texture. Any one of these hairstyles will have you ready to make the cut!

Textured Bob

Textured Bob hairstyleInstagram @twinscissorss

Q&A with style creator, Sarah
Hairstylist @ Twin Scissors Hair Design in Etobicoke, ON, Canada

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

A simple description for this look in one word is: TEXTURE! Without having to do much, this look always shows texture with lots of layers, however the hair still looks full and thick.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

I recommend two Kevin Murphy products that make this look easy to recreate at home. Hair Resort (the liquid version) and Anti Gravity (spray version). Hair Resort gives the hair a beachy texture and Anti Gravity is a weightless spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

This look would be great on someone who has medium to fine texture hair as this cut creates the illusion of fullness.

This look has to fit your lifestyle, meaning it’s for someone who likes to wear their hair down, waved and styled and has a time to fit a little bit of styling into their routine.

Crisp & Clean

Crisp & Clean hairstyleInstagram @kmailinghair

Q&A with style creator, Kristy Mailing
Independent Hairdresser @ Hair by KM in Melbourne, Australia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would describe this look as crisp and clean. It has an edgy side to it, but can also be very classy and easily maintained, which is always best for my clients.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

I am very big on education for my clientele! I definitely suggest they use professional hair care products. Eleven Hair Care is one of my favorite brands because it is affordable and professional.

Also I suggest that clients with this look come in every four to six weeks for maintenance.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

If cut correctly, this look can be achieved on most clients. It will appear different for every client however, as no person’s hair is the same! This client has fine hair and is absolutely beautiful in this look.

Pixie With an Edge

Pixie With an Edge hairstyleInstagram @allydstyling87

Q&A with style creator, Ally
Senior Designer @ Ulta Salon Skokie, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a pixie cut with an edge. I love the flow of the lines because it directs the eye around the head and allows movement, even when the hair is too short to create it’s own.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend at least two styling products with this look. My client has extremely thick hair, so for her I recommend a paste prior to blow drying. I like Redken’s Mess Around to give some hold and separation and then I use my hands to blow dry. If a client had fine/thinner hair, I recommend they using some sort of thickener like Redken’s Aerate. It won’t weigh down the hair, but gives added body because it is a whipped mousse.

For the finish post blow dry and for all hair types, I LOVE Redken Wax Blast. It is a versatile styling tool for any hair and any style. I love that I can manipulate the hair into more of a pieced out look if I want, but it also creates some hold without the stiffness of hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Any woman who is ready for a new look can wear a pixie, however, for this specific look because design is added, someone with a more conservative job might not be the best option. I recommend it for any young girl who is looking for something new and edgy, or for the girl who might have a non regular 9-5 job. The best part of a pixie cut is that there are easy ways to create one that will fit any client’s personality.

Garcons Cut

Garcons Cut hairstyleInstagram @davide.omi

Q&A with style creator, Davide Omizzolo
Stylist @ ROOTS MILANO Milan, Italy


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

This is the Garcons Cut, a male line with short sides that is not outlined. I decided to leave a soft fringe to give softness to the model’s face.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

For a Garcons Cut, I would use a matte paste during the day because texture is very important to flatter a short cut. At night, I love the bright woman. Brush it back with an extra strong gel.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

I recommend a short cut like this to anyone who wants to radically change their image. For example, this client has recently changed work and citie, and needed a strong image to ride the streets of Milano. This cut and style looks best on an oval, slender face.

Natural Edge

Natural Edge hairstyleInstagram @andiejene

Q&A with style creator, Phyllis Anderson
Master Stylist @ JCPenney Salon Greenwood, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

This edgy yet natural look was inspired by 90s supermodel, Linda Evangelista. My favorite thing about this look is the versatility of how it can be worn. With just a slight change in styling, you can easily take this textured look to something more sophisticated and sleek.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

Starting with a great leave-in is key. For this look, I used Mizani 25 Miracle Milk. With just one to two sprays you add a ton of moisture to the hair for a softer more manageable style. I followed that with a product to build up the body in her hair. Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel adds volume without the dry/hard feeling most volumizers have. To create texture and definition, TiGi Manipulator was worked through the hair and fingered into the desired look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

This style and cut is perfect for the woman who wants something a little fun and funky, and someone who is willing to take a few extra minutes to create an undone style. It will work on all face types. Women with thicker, coarser hair will have to take a few extra minutes to flat iron the hair as needed.

Inverted Bob

Inverted Bob hairstyleInstagram @cera206

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Francisco
Hairstylist @ R&R Studio Seattle, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a slightly inverted bob. I love this haircut for its versatility. The inverted bob looks modern and agrees with many different face shapes and hair types.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love a to use the R+Co Park Ave blow out balm when wearing this smooth and sleek, or change it up with Rockaway beach spray for a tousled beachy look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for so many people, from fine and straight like the photo, or messy textured hair! It’s a great haircut to look put together with minimal daily effort.

Balayaged Undercut

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Reedman
Hairstylist @ Tony Hairdressing Christchurch, Dorset, UK


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This short hairstyle is slightly shorter in the back and longer at the front. It has longer layers throughout to help add more texture and movement while still keeping the blunt look at the base. The undercut at the back helps take away some of the extra weight and keeps the haircut from looking too bulky.

My favorite thing is the balayage color because it is so fresh and on trend. The color paired with the cut adds a modern twist to a classic cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Goldwell Dualsenses Blonde and Highlights shampoo and conditioner to help keep the color glossy. Goldwell Just Smooth, Smooth Control gives blow dries smoothness, shine and condition and reduces blow drying time while protecting hair from heated styling tools. Goldwell StyleSign, Twist Around prepares the hair to be waved or curled and helps the style last longer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This type of look would suit a client with medium thickness hair. It would look best on a client with an oval or diamond face shape. This style is quite low maintenance because when the cut grows out it will stay in shape and as it gets longer, the color will still blend in. The client will not have to keep up with coloring the roots as they grow through.

Bold Blush

Bold Blush hairstyleInstagram @crimsongospel

Q&A with style creator, Crimson Gospel
Creative Hair Artist @ House of Black Art Vancouver, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

What’s fun about this look is that it’s bold and different without being too “out there”.  I think a lot of people could pull this off without the worry of doing something too drastic.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I highly recommend Pulp Riot hair color. In this look, the color “Blush” was used. They have great products all around. The colors are easy to work with, wonderful to mix, and come out nice and vibrant. The hair was pre-lightened blonde and a simple balayage technique was used to achieve the “swept in color” look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think this look is really good for anyone. It’s great for someone looking to do some cute pops of color for summer, someone who doesn’t like too much maintenance, and someone who would enjoy the short cut as well. It is definitely for anyone who has always wanted a funky color but doesn’t want to commit to all over color. This look gives you a chance to experiment and have fun!

Short ‘n Spicy

Short 'n Spicy hairstyleInstagram @hairwithcasi

Q&A with style creator, Casi Stauffer
Hairstylist @ T. Salon in Mesa, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would describe this look as short, spicy, sassy and classy. It is shorter than the typical bob, yet longer than a pixie. My favorite thing about this cut is that it looks amazing straight, but when curls are added it elevates the look to a whole new level! It is a haircut with personality.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

To style this look, I recommend using a thickening agent in wet hair before blow drying. I suggest either a volumizing mousse or thickening spray. Once the hair is dry, add a few loose curls with a 3/4-inch iron. Now that the hair is curled, I recommend using a finishing product thay adds texture. For this specific look I suggest using a sea salt spray. Salt sprays create texture and define the curls. They really “add the funk”! Spray two or three spritzes about 8-10 inches away from the hair, let sit for a few moments and brush it out!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?  

This look is for someone who has fine to medium structured hair with a little natural texture! I recommend this cut for someone who is used to putting in a little, though not much, effort into styling each morning. This haircut looks great on most face shapes. Variations can be made to the length/layers of the cut to fit certain face shapes. If the client has a very narrow face, the stylist could add more widening layers, or if the client has a very prominent jawbone, the stylist might want to leave some length around the chin.

Chic & Stylish

Chic & Stylish hairstyleInstagram @hairlifemzbebe

Q&A with style creator, Beanna Mcferren
Hairstylist @ Studio Posh in Detroit, MI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would describe this look as chic and stylish. My favorite thing about this look are the layers in the back. It looks like ocean waves at night!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

To recreate and maintain this look, you need a good round brus. Start blow drying from the back of the head, moving your way around the head and round brushing towards the back.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

The type of client for this style is pretty much anyone that’s low maintenance, from your stay-at-home mom to your on- the-go business woman, and even your rockstar chick hitting the stage.

Cut-In Texture

Cut-In Texture hairstyleInstagram @stylistsarahcox

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Cox
Independent Hair Artist @ Sarah Cox Hair in Kennesaw, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would describe this look as a longer bob with soft, cut-in texture. I love this look because you can style it several different ways, keeping it versatile and very on trend.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

I absolutely love Label M. Volume Mousse for light hold and volume. As a finishing product, Label M. Brunette Texture Spray gives the hair the perfect touchable hold and tousled look.

What type of client would you recommend this look? 

The great thing about a long bob like this is that it compliments almost every face shape. I would definitely recommend this look to my long haired clients looking for a change that want to stay trendy.

Polished Pixie

Polished Pixie hairstyleInstagram @mommmjeans

Q&A with style creator, Beth Ann Keen
Independent Stylist @ Beth Ann Keen Hairdesign in Oregon City, OR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a really polished pixie. It is so structured, smart and chic. I think my favorite thing about this look, and cutting pixie cuts in general, is how the shortest possible cut on a woman can be so highly soft and feminine, so much more so then a ponytail!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I am currently loving HairStory products. The New Wash is so amazing at maintaining soft, touchable and natural looking hair. Because it doesn’t strip out all of the good oils or deposit any weird detergents or harsh agents, it enables me to push blondes even further, brighter and whiter. I reccomend New Wash to anyone who wants to be blonde. I also love IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil gel for a perfect foundation and finish to short cuts!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

A polished pixie can be beautiful on any hair type or face shape! I think the days of feeling like a person’s face is too full or too round are finally over. A strong stylist can and should create a short cut for any client that is ready to give it a go!

A pixie is a cut that anyone can rock, however the upkeep to keep this cut in perfect shape is a bit more intensive. We trim this client up and reshape every four to five weeks. I would not suggest that someone with really fine or damaged hair try for this light level of blonde! The color is also a bit of upkeep, but looks amazing slightly rooted as it really shows off the structure of the cut.

Wash & Go Beauty

Wash & Go Beauty hairstyleInstagram @elladbeauty

Q&A with style creator, Ella Cook
Stylist @ Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this look is how the cut opens her face and the color accentuates her eyes and face shape.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Pulp Riot color for the green, which I always recommend because it makes the hair feel amazing! To style, I recommend Oribe Straight Away because she has a waviness to her hair. I used Airstyle to finish for texture and style!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style can be good for any hair type. This client personally has super fine, thin hair and we took off six inches to make this cut fit her face shape. It can be adjusted and customized for the face shape it needs to fit. She wanted a wash-and-go look with minimal styling needed, so this was perfect for her!

Sexy Bob

Sexy Bob hairstyleInstagram @sarahshultz

Q&A with style creator, Sarah shultz
Aveda Stylist @ First Impressions Salon in Fort Wayne, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a very sexy and edgy razor cut bob. The ends are very textured, removing the bulky line. My favorite thing about this look is that it can be worn straight or curled with an iron. It can even be air dried with a little product for texture. This look is very versatile.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The three products I recommend are: Aveda’s Confixor because it is absolutely the best gel with medium hold and it gives the perfect grip to the hair for any styling you choose, Aveda Men’s Thickening Paste because it is perfect for adding density without product overload, and Aveda Air Control hairspray because it has a very workable hold and adds dry texture. It is my favorite finishing product!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is ideal for any woman wanting a modern twist to a classic look. The triangular bob has many variations, this variation with a razor just adds a little more edge.

Beachy Lob

Beachy Lob hairstyleInstagram @hair_by_effie

Q&A with style creator, Effie Lei
Senior Stylist @ Hair philosophy in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this look a long bob (lob) or textured bob. My favorite thing about this look is that you can switch the style easily without taking too much time.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a sea salt spray (beach spray) to create tousled, windswept hairstyles with natural wave and separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for fine hair types that don’t have a lot of density. This cut would give volume and movement, so it would also be easy for the client to do it at home. It looks great either textured or sleek!

Timeless Chic

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Freed
Owner & Educator @ Jackie Davis Beauty in Chatsworth, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is extremely timeless, classic and chic because of the modern clean lines. What I absolutely love about this style is that even though it is a structured cut, it has a lot of movement and softness with the lightly textured ends. This look will never go out of style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My favorite products to use before blow drying are a leave-in conditioner (Mon Platin 12n1) and an oil (Kadus Velvet Oil) for before and after drying. If I have any extra little flyaways, I finish it with a smoothing cream (Sebastian Sublimate).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The bonus about this look is that it works for all hair types and face shapes. Because it is a “lob”, it frames the face in a perfect place. This client in the picture has naturally curly hair and most of the time she wears her hair curly. This style works great for that! The key to this style is having the perimeter just sweeping right above the shoulder so you don’t get the “shoulder flip”, as I like to call it. Wear this style curly, wavy or straight it works for everyone!

Dramatic Bob

Dramatic Bob hairstyleInstagram @elle_belle18

Q&A with style creator, Elle Schimberg
Stylist @ Red Stella Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a classic a-line bob with a more dramatic angle. What I love about this look is that it is a classic style, yet modernized due to the exaggerated angle.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend R+Co High Dive moisture and shine cream. This should be applied to towel dried hair before styling for hold, hydration and sleekness. After blow drying, hold it all in place with Oribe Imperméable for humidity shielding and a finishing touch.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut for anyone with straight hair. This cut could also be good for curly-haired clients, depending on their curl pattern and their daily styling routine. Depending on the length of the bob, this haircut is good for any face shape. The angle helps elongate the face, making the cut aesthetically pleasing on everyone.

Rainbow Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Lyndsay Grimes
Hair Artist @ Plush Hair Studio in Scotia, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a rainbow pixie color melt. One of my favorite things about this look is that even though these are “unnatural” hair colors, it looks like she was born with it. Depending on how she parts it, different colors will shine through and it will look like a different hairstyle.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain this look, the client needs to use a professional shampoo and conditioner while rinsing with cold water. I recommend using a shower cap in the shower daily and rinsing hair in the sink with cold water if you don’t want to take a freezing shower. All of my vivid haired unicorns only wash their hair once a week, some only every two weeks. Sometimes you can get away with rinsing and conditioning without shampooing.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In this picture, my client was just rinsed and blown out with a smoothing cream and a small round brush. This type of color is for anyone who is a little creative and fun. Usually I wean my clients in with a bright red or purple, and then transition into more vibrant intense colors. This way employers aren’t shocked and they see that if hair color is done well, it can still look beautiful and professional.

This type of hair color is high maintenance, expensive, and usually doesn’t last as long as typical hair color. I try to explain this to all my clients beforehand in the consultation.

Low Maintenance Bob

Low Maintenance Bob hairstyleInstagram @reyjijon

Q&A with style creator, Rey Jijon
Hairstylist/Owner @ Stylist Rey Jijon in Valrico, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The bob style is timeless. I love that it can be achieved on different types of hair and tailored to different lifestyles and personalities.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look is very simple. I used Loreal Professionnel Nutrifier Shampoo and Conditioner to achieve shiny healthy hair. Next, I applied Amika Blowout Babe (a few sprays go a long way). For the crown area, I used a quarter-sized amount of Rusk Volumizing Mousse. To finish the style I like to use Loreal Professionnel Next Day Hair to achieve a more lived-in look, adding texture that a second day blow dry would give.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to any lady on that lives on the go. My girlfriend travels quite frequently and this style helps her get ready fairly quickly in the mornings. With this style she is not required blow dry with a round brush, but instead she can use her hands to achieve a tousled look.

Trendy Pixie

Trendy Pixie hairstyleInstagram @mbgittens

Q&A with style creator, Marcia Gittens
Hairstylist @ Dumorne’ Salon in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This hairstyles is trendy pixie cut. I love everything about this haircut and style, but my favorite is the color!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create this look, I used #wella HL 12G on the top and 4NG on the sides with Olaplex. She is 90% grey, so we went for full coverage.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This color and style is very versatile and can be done on any client.

Undercut Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Christine Riddle
Master Stylist @ Iva Bella Salon in Warrenton, VA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as edgy while still being soft. My favorite thing about this cut is that while it is short, it is still very versatile! You can play with the lengths at the top and create cute, fun looks with braids, twists, and little clips/bobby pins. You can style it down with a soft bang or up and back for a sleeker look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I really love using a pomade for short hairstyles. My favorite is Sebastian Craft Clay for a textured, matte finish or a light wax like Sebastian Shine Crafter for a soft, flexible hold with tons of defined shine! Both are applied to dry hair.

If you have curly hair, a gel or mousse is great. I like Sebastian Mousse Forte or Sebastian Gel Forte. Just apply to damp hair, scrunch into place, and let it air dry.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut can work for all hair types! No one likes bulk on the sides. An undercut has much shorter length on the sides as compared to the top. The great thing about it is that you can have it customized to your individual look. It can be extreme or soft and subtle. The best thing to do is start out a little longer and work your way shorter. This gives you an idea of what length will work best for you. You can ALWAYS go shorter! This cut is great for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a ton of time styling their hair or just anyone who loves a short, sassy cut. Undercuts are so much fun!

Slightly Stacked Bob

Slightly Stacked Bob hairstyleInstagram @wilrj

Q&A with style creator, Wilka Marie
Cosmetologist @ Hair Creations by Wilka in Orlando, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is very trendy, sophisticated and sexy at the same time. It can be very conservative, but also very modern. This is a very popular haircut that will never go out of style. It can vary depending on the angle and how elevated and stacked it is cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is very easy to maintain due to how this haircut is created. It falls into place as it’s styled for weeks after the cut. I always recommend a few drops of hair shine or serum for the best styled results.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for a wide variety of hair types, face shapes and lifestyles. I always say it’s how you carry yourself and your self confidence that can make the haircut look amazing and stand out, regardless of face shape or hair type.

The stylist can use several different techniques while creating this look depending on hair type. For example, if it’s for thick and coarse hair, the way the hairstylist textures the hair and thins it will make a drastic difference and make it all work out accordingly. For this haircut and many others, I say it’s a whole package that has to go along with it meaning personality, makeup, attire, self confidence, attitude an having the knowledge to style it at home!  You just can’t go wrong with this choice of haircut. In my opinion, it will never go out of style.

Dimensional Bob

Dimensional Bob hairstyle Instagram @hairbyrebeccaf

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Franklin
Hairstylist @ Aura St. Vital in Winnipeg, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as a more subtle and natural look. She wanted a bit of dimension but didn’t want to go crazy blonde, so I balayaged some highlights. Her haircut was also just all one length, so I gave some more texture to show off the color.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a purple shampoo to keep any yellow put of the hair, a serum to smooth and add shine, and some hairspray to hold the waves. I used a flat iron to create these waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with a longer face shape or more of an oval shape. It is a great option for someone with medium to thick hair.

This is definitely the kind of haircut that you have to style to make it sit properly and bevel a bit in the back. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who is more of a “wash and go” kind of person.

#14 Raspberry Babe

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This sharply lined, graduated bob cut is ultra cute with a lovely raspberry/brunette color melt.

Short Angled Cute Bob Hairstyle with HighlightsStyle by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA
Short Angled Cute Bob Hairstyle with Highlights Side ViewStyle by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron for an ultra sleek look.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair

Tip:

Backcomb the base for a super voluminous retro style.

#13 Simple Asymmetry

Written by Tanya Ramirez

A fun way to play up your natural style is with a short asymmetrical cut.

Fun Asymmetrical Short HaircutStyle by Kelley Newman, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Fun Asymmetrical Short Haircut SideStyle by Kelley Newman, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron for an ultra sleek look.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Create a piecey perimeter with a light hold wax.

#12 Ombre Crop

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This style has it all — a short crop with a bit of asymmetry and a color-blocked ombre…POW!

Cropped Hairstyle with Color Block OmbreStyle by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Cropped Hairstyle with Color Block Ombre SideStyle by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a vintage scarf.

#11 Sunset Blonde

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This heavily textured pixie cut features an ashy blonde base with sunset-inspired tones gracing the fringe.

Short Textured Pixie with Fringe and HighlightsStyle by Salin Bernal, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Backcomb the base for more volume with long-lasting hold.

#10 Heavy Metal

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This dark pixie plays up major texture with metallic shades.

Short Dark Pixie with TextureStyle by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron to boost the crown area for added texture.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Oribe Après Beach Wave And Shine Spray for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.

#9 Classic Girl

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Go for a classic look with this soft, finger waved style that is the perfect finish for your short bob haircut.

Classic Short Hairstyle with Finger WavesStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
Classic Short Hairstyle with Finger Waves SideStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. On dry hair, work a lightweight texturizer through hair and allow to set.
  2. Use a large barrel curling iron to create large alternating ‘S’ waves through hair.
  3. Lightly brush through hair and shape the style.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Oribe Après Beach Wave And Shine Spray for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Add a bejeweled headband to accent your look.

#8 Boho Chic

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This curly bob gives us major hair envy with delectable curls that cascade into silver-blue tips.

Short Curly Bob with HeadbandStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
Short Curly Bob with Headband SideStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Work a lightweight curl enhancer through dry hair and allow to set.
  2. Use a small barrel curling iron or clipless wand and wrap hair in a vertical fashion to create curls.
  3. Deconstruct lightly using fingertips.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION curl enhancer to define curls with frizz control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Add a boho headband for a fun festival-inspired look.

#7 Caramel Curls

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This caramel blonde bob features golden spiral waves that are perfect for thick hair.

Short Cute Bob Hairstyle with LayersStyle by Jackie, Barberia Salon Foster City, CA
Short Cute Bob Hairstyle with Layers Side ViewStyle by Jackie, Barberia Salon Foster City, CA

How to Style:

  1. On dry hair, work a lightweight texturizer throughout and allow to set.
  2. Use a medium barrel curling iron to curl hair away from face.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Create a small braid at the fringe area and pin back for a trendy look.

#6 Pomp it Up

Written by Tanya Ramirez

There is nowhere to go but up with this voluminous faux hawk style!

Voluminous Faux Hawk Short Hairstyle Side ViewStyle by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL
Voluminous Faux Hawk Short HairstyleStyle by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a round brush at the crown for a voluminous hairstyle.
  3. Use a paddle brush or Denman brush on the sides and back for a sleek look.
  4. Pin sides back to create this faux hawk look.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Prive STYLING GEL No.31 for major sculpting with a firm hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Use colored or metallic hair pins to create graphic patterns.

#5 Fresh Undercut

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Show off that side undercut with a little pinned up action.

Short Fashionable Hairstyle with Small PoufStyle by Kindsay, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Quad Cities, IA
Short Fashionable Hairstyle with Small Pouf Side ViewStyle by Kindsay, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Quad Cities, IA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a lightweight volumizer on damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a round brush at the crown for a voluminous hairstyle.
  3. Use a paddle brush or Denman brush on the sides and back for a sleek look.
  4. Backcomb the fringe and pin it up.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try wearing the fringe down to really accent that side undercut.

#4 Mint To Be

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Take your hair to the next level with a blend of vintage style and a minty fresh pastel hue.

Vintage Short Hairstyle with Minty Pastel HueStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How to Style:

  1. Work a light hold hairspray through dry hair.
  2. Use a small barrel curling iron or a clipless wand and wrap hair around iron in alternating directions.
  3. Leave curls undisturbed and allow to cool
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

#3 Platinum Goddess

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This ultra blonde cropped hairstyle plays with texture and an elongated fringe for styling versatility.

Platinum Blonde Cute Cropped Hairstyle with ShineStyle by Lindsay Mines, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Platinum Blonde Cute Cropped Hairtstyle with Shine Side ViewStyle by Lindsay Mines, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a lightweight smoothing lotion to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD Leave-In creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Create a soft wave on the fringe using a straightening iron.

#2 Twisty Hawk

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Here’s a twist (literally) on the usual faux hawk look that is perfect for a short, edgy hairstyle!

Short Edgy Hairstyle with TwistsStyle by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Short Edgy Hairstyle with Twists Side ViewStyle by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a round brush at the crown for a voluminous hairstyle.
  3. Use a paddle brush or Denman brush on the sides and back for a sleek look.
  4. Take small horizontal section and create twisty side braids for this faux hawk look.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.MASS to boost fine, thin hair texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent these twisty braids with metallic colored hair gel.

#1 Coral Cut

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This soft, coral hue is perfectly juxtaposed by a clean, short cut.

Short Hairstyle with Soft Coral HueStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE
Short Hairstyle with Soft Coral Hue BackStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How to Style:

  1. Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a voluminous hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron to boost the crown area for added texture.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER for extra hold and volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.