15 Hottest Short Weave Hairstyles in 2018

When you consider adding extensions to your natural hair it’s typically for fullness or to add length, but not always.

A weave can be an excellent alternative to trying out a new short hair style without altering your natural hair! Check out these 15 short weaves that keep your scissors at bay and your style looking hot!

Sew In Weave

Sew In Weave
Instagram @the_jacobyb

Q&A with style creator, Jacoby Beasley
Stylist @ Jacoby B Sola Salon Studios 29 in Dallas TX

How would you describe this look?

This look is pretty feisty considering how blunt it is while staying in its natural state. I love it better when it’s cut above the shoulder, so you can capture the bluntness of it. I like this look with or without color. Here, she wanted a few highlights, and that made the style stand out even more! Love it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I suggest getting quality hair that does well while being in its natural state – not too curly but just right. We used raw curly hair from Jritzy Hair Collection. Those with a longer neck, slimmer face, this look is for you! If you are on the go and don’t have time to style in the mornings, this style is perfect. Water and a moisturizing conditioner in a spray bottle will be your best friend.

Pixie Cut Sew In

Pixie Cut Sew In
Instagram @akothdoris

Q&A with style creator, Doris Akoth
Weaveologist @ Hawi and Hera Beauty Creations in Nairobi, Kenya


How would you describe this look?

This look is a funky pixie modern cut that is stylish. The greatest thing about it is the mixing of colors which brightens the face and keeps one awake and present.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Look at the shape of your head and face. This style suits oval face shapes. Your lifestyle also has to complement the look! When I talk of lifestyle, I mean your dress code and your make-up have to be on point to bring out the look. It’s suitable for young women.

Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut
Instagram @pinuplucy

Q&A with style creator, Lucy Rue
Hairstylist @ Nitty’s Salon 1 in St. Louis, MO


How would you describe this look?

It’s a fun and free hair. It’s flirty, sexy, and statuesque with a hint of bossy all in one – the kind of hair that has no boundaries.

She has a quick weave with extensions – 2 packs of 8-inch saga Mongolian was used in this particular style. It can also be done with a client’s own hair. Any color of your preference will work with this style. The best thing about it is that its a very versatile hair style. No matter the age, race, hair color or job, this style works with anyone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The cut alone gravitates so many people to get it. From baby boomers to the millennials, dressed up or down, either way, all eyes will be on you with this style. Its a very chopped razor cut with lots of fun layers and textures.

Hair should never be hard. It should have just as much life you do, so it has movement and volume. I used Sebastian’s shaper plus hairspray for a light hold during styling. Fingers are a stylist’s best friend, so I used my hands and just let the style do its own thing. Whether your face is round or narrow, full or slim, this style will work.

1. Cream of the Crop

Versatile curls add to the basic short hair cut. Model has curls that flip up and that are feathered which gives it more height and dimension.

Cream of the Crop Tapered Sides Short Cut Cream of the Crop Tapered Sides Short Blond Cut

How to Style:

1. Use a bit of water to mold hair downward.
2. Once completely dry, begin styling with a small 1/4” curling iron to flip up curls on the top and feather the curls on the bottom of the bang. Flipping the hair up will spice up the short cut and provide height.
3. Complete the look by using a dime size amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up with soft holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try using a lightweight styling serum, soft holding hairspray or mousse, foaming pomade, a wide tooth comb and a rat tail comb to smooth out the sides and back.

Best Face Shape:

Diamond, round, long, heart and oval face shapes will look lovely with this style.

2. Sweep It On Over

Side swept, heavy bangs are such a big hit. Add a couple of pieces to already cut hair to add volume or a pop of color.

Sweep it on Over Heavy Side Bangs CutSweep It On Over Heavy Side Bangs Short Cut

How to Style:

1. When dealing with short hair whether it’s natural or relaxed, you must start with a good mold. Mold the sides and the back down with mousse and pomade.
2. Once hair has dried begin styling the top with a small curling iron for beautiful spiral curls.
3. Finish it off by using a dime sized amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up with a soft holding hairspray. Comb through your hair using your fingers so that the curls aren’t too perfect. Play with it and have fun!

Recommended Products:

Try using a lightweight styling serum, soft holding hairspray, hair mousse and foaming pomade to complete this look.

Best Face Shape:

Diamond, round, long, oval and heart face shapes will look great with this style.

Tip(s): Wrap your hair in the evening to recreate the look the next day! Quick, easy and guaranteed beautiful waves!

3. Spice it Up!

There’s nothing like adding a little spice to a simple hairstyle. This asymmetric bob will be a head turner!

Spice it Up Assymetrical Bob Spice it Up! Side Swept Short Cut

How to Style:

1. On freshly blow dried hair, begin by parting the hair in 3 sections: 1 in the back and 2 in the front. Remember to draw a deep side part!
2. Use a 1” wide flat iron and begin straightening your hair, bumping the ends slightly. When straightening the bang, circle the hair around the iron fully to give it more of a sexy feathered look.
3. Finish off using a dime size amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up by spraying your hair with a soft holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try using a lightweight styling serum, soft holding hairspray and a rattail comb for sleekness while styling.

Best Face Shape:

Diamond, round, long and oval face shapes will compliment this look best.

4. Swept Away

This deep, over the eye side sweep is such a perfect look for any event and any occasion. It’s sexy, it’s low maintenance and it’s very simple to recreate on your own.

Swept Away

How to Style:

1. Start off by wetting the shaved sides with a sprinkle of water to mold them downward for a sleek finish. Once dry, begin styling hair using a 1” flat iron to get them smooth and flat.
2. Give your fringe a stronger “bump” than the rest of your hair to create a feathered effect.
3. Finish off the look by using a dime size amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine, then follow up with soft holding hairspray all throughout the head to keep your style looking fresh all day.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a lightweight styling serum, a soft holding hairspray and a rat tail comb for an all in all sleek finish.

Best Face Shape:

Long, oval, diamond, round, square and circle face shapes will look great with this look.

5. Tia Takes it All

The soft side swept bang is definitely trending right now. Everyone is rocking this bang, whether their hair is long or short! It’s a sexy add on to any style.

tia

 

How to Style:

1. On freshly washed and blow dried hair, begin parting four sections around the head remembering to include a side part.
2. On the back and sides of your head, use a flat iron to create a soft bump towards the ends of your hair. Up top, use either a 1” wide flat iron or a curling iron and fully take the strands around the iron to create volume and height.
3. Finish off by using a dime sized amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up with soft holding hairspray throughout the whole head.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a lightweight styling serum, a soft holding hairspray and a wide-toothed comb.

Best Face Shape:

Long, oval, diamond, round, square and circle face shapes will look great with this look.

6. Rihanna’s World

The famous bowl cut is a style a lot of men wear, but is rising in popularity amongst women. The sleek, side swept bang gives it a more feminine look.

Rihannas World

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How to Style:

1. Dampen hair and set in a wrap.
2. Once hair is fully dry, begin with styling the bangs. Using a 1” flat iron, lightly twirl the strands around the tool without creases and with no bump at the ends. This is a soft finish, so no heavy bump or curl is required.
3. For finishing touches, use either a dime size amount of styling gloss or spraying hair sheen for shine.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a lightweight styling serum, hair sheen, and wide tooth comb to separate bangs.

Best Face Shape:

Round, diamond, square, oval, heart, and long shaped faces will compliment this look best.

Tip(s):

This style can be worn straight forward or softly side swept. Have fun playing around with it!

7. Eva’s Fashion Do

The beautiful Eva and her pixie cut are such a hit. The sleekness, luster and simplicity of the pixie cut is so in now. This may be the easiest and most low maintenance style ever!!

Evas Fashion Do

How to Style:

1. Begin by wrapping wet or damp hair. The wet wrap is essential to this style so make sure you’re using mousse and pomade for a smooth, soft finish.
2. Once dry, either unwrap and wear it as is (primarily for my relaxed hair beauties) or you can use a very small iron to create soft feathers throughout your hair.
3. Complete the look by using a dime size amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine throughout your whole head.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a lightweight styling gloss, mousse and foaming pomade.

Best Face Shape:

Round, diamond, heart and oval face shapes will look great with this style.

8. Get it Girl!

I absolutely love Solange’s look these days. Her afro has become her signature, hot hairstyle.

Get it Girl

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How to Style:

1. Simple! For my naturals with kinky coarse textured hair, wash, apply moisturizing product and go!
2. Another styling option is to braid or flat twist your hair either straight back or part hair down the middle and braid towards the sides. It’s very important that your natural hair/extensions are completely dry before taking out the braids or twists.
3. Finish the look by using a daily moisturizing product and oil to lock in moisture throughout the day and to maintain the style.

Recommended Products:

I recommend a moisturizer such as the Moroccan Oil Daily Moisturizer and an oil to seal in moisture. Organic tea tree oil and organic coconut oil are my favorites.

Best Face Shape:

This style is a guaranteed hit on every face shape!

9. Rihanna’s Pixie

Rihanna has always rocked a short cut like none other. The upward flip and the side curls give the style more of a retro look.

Rihannas Pixie

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How to Style:

1. Sprinkle water with hair to mold sides and the back downward for a smooth finish.
2. Once dry, begin styling the fringe with a small wand or curling iron about 1/4” wide. Curl backwards and away from your face for the flipped effect.
3. Finish off by using hair sheen for high gloss without the greasy finish and a soft holding hairspray to support the curls throughout the day.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using lightweight hair sheen, a soft holding hairspray and a wide tooth comb to finger through curls.

Best Face Shape:

Heart, oval, diamond, circle and square face shapes will look best with this look.

10. Keri Blond Bob

Singer Keri Hilson looks amazing wearing this blonde curly bob. This short style is perfect for slim, diamond shape faces with petite features.

Keri Hilson Bob

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How to Style:

1. Mold hair downward with water s it’s nice and smooth mainly around the back and sides.
2. Once hair has fully dried, begin styling fringe area. The back and sides shouldn’t require much work considering they have already been molded down. Use either a 1/2” or 1” curling iron to curl hair. Twist strands completely around the iron for a full, perfect loose spiral curl.
3. Finish off by using a dime sized amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up with a soft holding hairspray throughout the whole head.

Recommended Products:

I recommend a lightweight styling serum, soft holding hairspray and a wide tooth comb to create loose spirals.

Best Face Shape:

Circle, heart, long, diamond and oval face shapes will flatter this look best.

11. Queen Bob

Taraji P. slays! She is the queen of the bob. It’s classy, very sophisticated and extremely low maintenance.

Queen Bob Taraji P

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How to Style:

1. On freshly washed and blow dried hair, begin to part hair into four equal sections.
2. Use either a 1” or 1 1/2” wide flat iron to straighten each section and add a slight bump to the ends.
3. Finish it off by using a dime sized amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine and follow up with soft holding hairspray throughout the whole head.

Recommended Products:

I recommend a lightweight styling serum, soft holding hairspray and a wide tooth comb to give volume and a feathered appearance.

Best Face Shape:

Diamond, round, square and oval face shapes will compliment this look best.

12. Bonding Moment

A heavy bang with a cropped side-cut is such an edgy look. You can add designs to the cropped or shaved side and even add some color to make the style pop even more. This style can be achieved on natural hair or by using a good ole fashion 27 piece bond in.

WC Bonding Moment

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How to Style:

1. Begin by molding down the shaved side for sleekness.
2. After the sides have dried begin pressing the strands with a 1” wide flat iron straight with a small bump to it. Make sure to add extra curl to the bang by twirling the hair around the bang fully for a more feathered look.
3. Finish the look using a dime size amount of your favorite lightweight hair gloss for added shine, then follow up with your favorite light holding spray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a lightweight styling serum, a soft holding hairspray and a wide tooth comb to complete this look.

Best Face Shape:

Diamond, round, long, oval, heart, circle and square shaped faces will look great with this look.