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15 Must Have Hairdos For Short Hair

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with short tresses. With a new season just around the corner, banish those repetitive styles with these super cute and stylish hairdos for short hair that are super simple to style!

  • 1. The Wet Look

    Love the super fresh, just out of the shower look? For a super easy way to change up your short hairdo, try this look!

    Easy Short Wet Look Hairstyle

    How to style:

    1. Starting with damp hair, apply a generous amount of firm hold gel.
    2. Comb through away from face using a fine toothed comb.
    3. Allow hair to air dry.
    4. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Brilliant Retexturing Gel for a strong hold with shine.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 2. Polished Bedhead

    Prefer a messy and undone look but need a little change? Try adding polished details around the face for a more pulled together look.

    Short Polished Bedhead Hairdo For Short Hair

    How to style:

    1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse.
    2. Spritz roots with root booster.
    3. Blow dry hair using fingers.
    4. Apply a styling paste to blow dried hair.
    5. Spike hair in the crown area and smooth hair around face.
    6. Finish style with a light mist of flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Onesta’s Volumizing Mousse for extra lift without the stickiness.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work all face shapes.

  • 3. Full of Volume

    Love a full and voluminous look? Try this gorgeous short hairstyle that is full of volume.

    Short Hairdo with Volume

    How to style:

    1. Starting with clean and damp hair, apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
    2. Spritz roots with a root booster.
    3. Blow dry hair using a small flat round brush.
    4. Apply a small amount of styling crème.
    5. Create side part and adjust bangs as desired.
    6. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Onesta’s Smooth and Shine for light definition with tons of shine.

    Face shape:

    This style will work best on oval, triangle and heart face shapes.

    Styling tip:

    To keep this style from looking too fluffy, keep the bangs and face framing pieces smooth.

  • 4. Modern Messy

    Clean and polished, this style can easily go from the office to an evening event.

    Clean Modern Short Hairdo

    How to style:

    1. Starting with damp hair, apply a small amount of Argan oil.
    2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
    3. Apply a generous amount of styling wax.
    4. Style sides away from face.
    5. Spike and twist top as desired.
    6. Finish style with a light mist of shine-enhancing hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Control Paste for definition and hold with tons of shine.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for triangle, heart and oval face shape.

  • 5. Sleek Texture

    Perk up your everyday pixie with tons of texture and definition.

    Short Pixie Hairstyle with Texture

    How to style:

    1. Starting with towel dried hair, apply a texturizing styling crème from roots to tips.
    2. Blow dry hair with fingers.
    3. Apply a generous amount of styling past from roots to tips.
    4. Smooth hair over to the side and piece bangs out.
    5. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Air Control for a flexible hold without feeling crunchy.

    Face Shape:

    This style will for all face shapes.

  • 6. Punk Pixie

    Show off your inner punk with this cool hairstyle.

    Punk Pixie Hairdo For Short Hair

    How to style:

    1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow dry lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
    3. Apply a generous amount of texturizing paste.
    4. Style bangs as desired.
    5. Mess top up as desired.
    6. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand for weightless volume with tons of grit.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work with all face shapes.

  • 7. Classic Hints

    This classic short hairstyle is perfectly modern because of the elongated neckline and the pointed sideburns.

    Classic Short Hairstyle with Pointed Sideburns

    How to style:

    1. Starting with damp hair, apply a medium hold gel.
    2. Create a side part. Brush sides and back down to frame face and neck.
    3. Blow dry hair on low.
    4. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Confixor Gel for a light/medium hold gel with tons of shine.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 8. Faux Hawk

    Transform your short hair into a faux hawk and release your inner tough girl!

    Short Faux Hawk Hairstyle

    How to style:

    1. Starting with dry hair, spritz with a volumizing dry shampoo.
    2. Section off the top.
    3. Using a natural boar bristle brush, smooth sides back and secure with bobby pins.
    4. Release top. Using a flat iron, smooth hair and bend ends away from face.
    5. Fluff and style as desire.
    6. Set style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Oribe’s Dry Texturizing spray to refresh hair and add volume.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 9. Get Mod

    Channel your inner Twiggy with this face-framing style.

    Modern Face Framing Short Hairstyle

    How to style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a blow dry lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair smooth with a small, flat paddle brush.
    3. Flat iron hair towards face.
    4. Finish style with a small amount of Argan oil.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother for sleek and frizz-free locks with tons of shine.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 10. Contoured Bangs

    Show off your amazing cheekbones with this highly contoured short hairstyle.

    Short Contoured Hairstyle with Bangs

    How to style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a generous amount of mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair, starting in the bang section, with a medium-sized round brush.
    3. Dry bangs to the opposite side of where you want them to lay.
    4. Flat iron hair and bend ends under.
    5. Style bangs to desired side.
    6. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Product recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Phomollient to add volume and body to hair.

    Face shape:

    This style works best with oval, oblong, triangle and heart face shapes.

  • 11. Playful Side Twists

    Add a few simple side twists for a playful, indie-inspired look that’s perfect for warmer weather.

    Hairdos for Short Hair

    How to style:

    1. Prep air dried hair with a volumizing dry shampoo
    2. Section the top out of the way.
    3. Divide side section into two smaller sections.
    4. Twist the first section to just behind the ear and secure the twist with bobby pins.
    5. Repeat with the second section.
    6. Release top section and finger comb hair away from face.
    7. Set style with a firm hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Force Control for a strong hold hairspray that can withstand extra humid conditions.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 12. Textured Waves

    Looking to add a little texture to your cropped hairstyle? Try adding loose waves and curls for a low-key look.

    Cropped Hairstyle with Texture and Waves

    How to style:

    1. Prep towel dried hair with a generous amount of mousse.
    2. Scrunch hair using an old towel or microfiber cloth.
    3. Twist hair in varying sizes and directions.
    4. Spritz twists with a sea salt spray.
    5. Blow dry hair on low.
    6. Once hair is dry, gently fluff hair and style as desired.
    7. Finish style with a light mist of hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic for extra body and volume.

    Face shape:

    This style works best on oval, triangle and heart face shapes.

    Styling Tip:

    Try not to touch your hair while blow drying. This will allow the curls to form and reduce frizz.

  • 13. Layered Perfection

    Show off the shape and texture of your hairstyle with this effortlessly chic short hairdo.

    Short Layered Hairstyle with Texture

    How to style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a styling crème
    2. Spritz roots with a volume enhancing spray.
    3. Blow dry hair with fingers. Aim air directly at roots for maximum volume.
    4. Apply a styling paste to mid-lengths and ends. Add extra styling paste to crown section.
    5. Style bangs as desired.
    6. Finish style with hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion for texture and volume with a matte finish.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • 14. Pieced Out

    Bring the attention to your eyes with pieced out bangs.

    Short Hairstyle with Pieced Out Bangs

    How to style:

    1. Apply a styling crème to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
    3. Apply a styling paste to mid-lengths and ends.
    4. Use a small amount of paste to create separation in bangs by grabbing small pieces and sliding fingers down.
    5. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Light Elements Texturizing Crème for weightless hold with definition.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes except round.

  • 15. Hawk & Bangs

    Be daring! Show off your tough girl side with this mini hawk and baby bang combo.

    Mini Faux Hawk with Bangs Hairstyle

    How to style:

    1. Apply a styling paste to air dried hair.
    2. Coax hair towards center of head. Make sure to leave bangs out.
    3. Style bangs toward face and piece out lightly.
    4. Style sides and back straight down to hug shape of head.
    5. Finish with a mist of hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda Men’s Pureformance Grooming Clay for strong hold with a matte finish.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

    Styling tip:

    To maintain the femininity of this look, frame the face with bangs and lightly pull the sides forward towards the face.

    Whether you are looking for something sweet and innocent or biker tough, there are plenty of different hairdos for short hair to try. So bust out of that short hair styling rut once and for all!