Top 31 Short Blonde Hair Ideas for a Chic Look

Short blonde hair colors

Short blonde hair is when hair is cut short and colored a shade of blonde. There are many short lengths to choose from such as a short pixie to neck-length. There’s also a wide range of blonde shades to add as either a full-color dye or highlights. The most popular short haircut for women right now is a neck-length layered bob. As for color, a platinum or ash blonde hue is totally trending this season.

When it comes to styling short hair, beach waves with a side-part is number one. Combined, a short ash blonde, beachy wavy hair is what’s is totally hot and I have lots of examples here.

Some of the best short hair ideas add a shade of blonde hues that will make the look pop even more. There are two keys to success with this look. The first is to choose a hairstyle that fits or balances your face shape. Second, 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!

Below, I’ve compiled these fantastic photos of short blonde hair colors for you to choose from to give your overall style a new life!

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Natural Short Blonde Bob

The cutest short blonde bob
Instagram @soulbeautifulsalon

This lovely short blonde bob hairstyle can be flattering on any face shape, depending on how you style or highlight it. Side bangs will be a perfect choice if you don’t want to deal with the grow-out stage. Plus, bangs on hairstyles for short hair offers a lot of styling options.

Platinum Blonde for Short Hair

Perfectly platinum blonde for short hair
Instagram @darby_fields

Who wouldn’t want this incredibly shiny short platinum blonde hair cut? Cute hairstyles like this chin-length bob are so trendy right now. This high maintenance color suits cool undertones perfectly and will need the right home care routine.

Short Blonde Hair with Rose Gold Highlights

Short blonde hair with rose gold highlights
Instagram @demirasso

Q&A with style creator, Demitrik Gorasso
Salon Manager / Senior Artist @ Clique Organic Salons in Kitchener, ON

How would you describe this look?

A short blonde color with soft rose gold hair is great for a wider range of ages and skin tones.

Adding a little pop to your already blonde hair color is easy and can still be sassy and classy!

What’s your best advice for it?

These types of colors can be soft and beautiful but do require maintenance. You are looking at being in the salon every 3-4 weeks to maintain your blonde hue.

If your hair is already light, it is effortless to add fashion shades, if not you will need to lighten your hair first before any bright or pastel shades can be added.

Fashion shades are not for everyone, and that is 100% OK. You have to ask yourself if you’ll feel your most beautiful with any type of color in your hair.

Very Short Hair with Caramel Blonde Balayage

Very short hair with caramel blonde balayage
Instagram @lessencia_bellesaibenestar

A perfect short hairstyle for women with blonde hair does exist! This very short hair with caramel blonde balayage is a great example. The chop will give your hair the volume it needs, and with enough texture, the layers will show off. Pixie blonde short hairstyles are great for women who have short, thin hair at the top. It’ll give the impression of a thicker appearance.

Honey Blonde Ear-Length Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Holly Seidel
Master Stylist @ Blackbyrd in South Pasadena, CA


How would you describe this look?

A short honey blonde ear-length bob with bangs can look edgy with a choppy fringe.

This blonde cut also has a soft, graduated undercut at the nape that shows some off some textured bits at the neckline.

This ear length cut was created with a straight razor for a textured look throughout, but there are no traditional blonde layers that would take away from the dramatic square shape.

What’s your best advice for it?

This short blonde hairstyle works best on medium textured to slightly thick hair. Straight hair or a small amount of wave will look amazing with this shape. If your hair is a bit on the finer side, you can still wear this cut, just without the graduated undercut, to keep your hair from looking too thin.

Choppy White Blonde for Fine Hair

Lighthearted Texture hairstyle
Instagram @elysemaree_hair

Q&A with style creator, Elyse Asher
Senior Hairstylist @ FMK Hair in Wetherill Park, Australia


How would you describe this look?

A short white blonde layered bob with bangs with texture is lighthearted and fun!

What’s your best advice for it?

A layered, short blonde hair with bangs works well for women with fine and limp hair. It will help to create dimensions and depths between the choppy layers and length. It’s a quick and easy short hairstyle for all types of lifestyles.

How to Style:

On wet and freshly washed hair, use Motor Mouth by TIGI. Using this thickening cream will enhance your texture and give you a full-bodied look while adding a little shine.

Once blow-dried and in place, add a bit of Kevin Murphy Powder. Puff on the roots through the ends. This will give you a bit of root lift (without going oily) and a soft fluffy texture to maintain the ends.

Finish with a lightweight hairspray like Kevin Murphy Do-Over powder finishing spray. This will keep your locks in place without that sticky, hard feeling.

A Cute Silver Blonde Pixie Cut

Short Silvery Blonde Pixie Cut
Instagram @sarahb.h

Smooth layers will show off a silver blonde hair when given a short pixie cut. For long, side-swept bangs, ask your stylist for a razor cut on the ends. It’s one of the trendiest short blonde hairstyles this season!

Messy Warm Blonde A-Line Bob Cut

Q&A with style creator, Lacey Lewis
Color Specialist and Extensions @ Muse Complex Salon in Orlando, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is a chic short haircut transformed into a blonde A-line bob.

It is super cute for any girl who likes a shorter cut but still wants it to look effortless.

What’s your best advice for it?

I recommend Kenra Dry Texture Spray or a curly hair mousse. The spray is fantastic for a piecey, messy look or to add definition to the layers in her hair.

For this warm blonde, a short haircut for women who has a triangular or oval face shape would benefit the most because the angle complements their shape. This short cut is ideal for a woman who has time to straighten and style her hair.

If you don’t have time to style, you can wear it wet and curled with some mousse or hair foam.

Blonde Undercut for Black Women

Short blonde undercut for black women
Instagram @pekelariley

This work of art is a short blonde undercut for black women. Such a perfect look if you’re down for bold transformation. It’s the ideal blonde hairstyle on short hair to show off a voluminous curly texture. You’ll love the result as you add pink hue on the roots for a more chic style.

Honey Blonde Disconnected Pixie

Short honey blonde disconnected pixie
Instagram @tina.at.roccos

Here’s a stylish short hair for women of all ages! Layers and texture show the color so well in this honey blonde disconnected pixie. It’s the look that gives you refreshing and bolder vibes. With its beauty, how can you even say no to this short honey blonde haircut?

Dirty Blonde Pixie

Dirty blonde pixie
Instagram @androgynyprodigy

A dirty blonde pixie hair trend that you’ll love to carry on any day! The dimension looks so much stunning with a bit of texture. For someone who likes a new look, this dirty blonde short haircut will give you a cooler aura. It also offers long bangs for a touch of sophistication. Opt for this dirty blonde short hair if you have a fair or olive skin tone.

Light Blonde Short Blunt Shag Cut

Q&A with style creator, Elsa Mitchell
Senior Stylist / Owner @ Spoilt Hair Retreat in Wembley, Western Australia


How would you describe this look?

This is a light blonde short shag haircut that’s very edgy. The blunt bob is super on-trend.

What’s your best advice for it?

For products, I recommend Kevin Murphy Resort.Spray and an H2d iron to add a half-wave.

This blonde short hair cut is definitely for the trendy gal with a lot of edge. It is best suited to thicker hair types, and it looks best on blondes for some reason.

Those with a square jaw or round face shape should stay away from this style.

Platinum Blonde Textured Pixie

Platinum Blonde Textured Pixie hairstyle
Instagram @jesscervihair

Q&A with style creator, Jess Cervi
Hairstylist @ Stella Luca Salon in Winter Park, FL


How would you describe this look?

Adding platinum blonde highlights on short hair that’s layered creates movement and the color really shows it off.

What’s your best advice for it?

For products, use Oribe Blonde shampoo and conditioner, Oribe Imperial Blowout before styling, and Oribe Texture Spray to give it the piecey finish.

Blonde pixie haircuts look great for a lot of hair types.

It does require styling, but women with some wave to their hair could diffuse it with curl products for a great curly look as well.

Blonde Pixie Bob

Blonde pixie bob
Instagram @alcina_professional

This blonde pixie bob will add a glow around your face. A short cut like this features subtle layers at the back to create instant volume and shape. To keep the color’s tone, use purple shampoo when washing your locks.

Layered Ash Blonde Balayage

Textured Ash Blonde Bob hairstyle
Instagram @candiceambrose

Q&A with style creator, Candice Ambrose
Owner / Stylist @ Alchemy Hairdressing in Johannesburg, ZA


How would you describe this look?

A layered, short ash blonde balayage is sexy, fun and has lots of texture and movement.

This short sexy hair is still very feminine and long enough to style in various ways. No more boring hair days!

What’s your best advice for it?

The must-have product for any blonde hairstyles is a silver shampoo. The violet pigment in the shampoo cancels out any brassy tones and keeps your blonde cool. I recommend Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde Shampoo as it has added nutrients to keep your hair feeling great.

The second necessity is to use the correct wax. Wax is what defines the texture and pulls the entire look together. It needs to be matte so as not to give a greasy appearance. Always remember a little goes a long way! My favorite wax is Paul Mitchell Firm Style Dry Wax.

The graduation of this short haircut softens the face shape, and as the longest part of the cut sits just below the jawline, it eliminates any facial roundness.

Textured Soft Blonde Lob Cut

Textured soft blonde lob cut
Instagram @anthonyholguin

Say yes to this beautiful textured soft blonde lob cut! It’s a great short haircut for women with fine hair. Style it with a sea salt spray to emphasize the layers, which also exhibit the color’s dimension.

Chin-Length Icy Blonde Bob Haircut

Chin-length icy blonde bob haircut
Instagram @xostylistxo

A perfect match for your elegance! Here’s a chin-length icy blonde bob haircut for you to rock, which is easy to style. Short blonde haircuts like this accentuate the jawline and also flatter a fair skin tone. This combo of shorter blonde color and cut is ideal for busy ladies who love edgy, yet, pretty looks.

Beachy Champagne Blonde Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Misty Limburg
Freelance Hair & Make-up Stylist @ Blended Beautifully in San Diego, CA


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

A short champagne blonde wavy bob is fresh, tousled, lived-in and beachy waves with all the textures.

This type of short blonde hairstyle has lots of wearability with all the texture built into the cut.

What’s your best advice for it?

You can easily re-style this yourself throughout the week or just wash and go. It requires minimal finishing effort for a highly sought after look.

The medium thickness, straight to slightly wavy hair types are what will give you this exact hairstyle.

A light styling cream like the one by Bumble & bumble or It’s a 10 Potion 10 is recommended.

After towel drying, the hair can either be air-dried or finished with a flat iron. After the style is set with an iron, a flexible holding spray like Kenra Professional Working Spray, as well as their Dry Texture Spray, works well. Bumble & bumble Surf Spray also works great for that wash and go look.

Brown Angled Bob with Blonde Highlights

Brown Angled Bob with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @tatydoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Tatiana Mendoza
Stylist / Colorist @ PR Freshlook Store Tyson Corner in McLean, VA


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft, modern short angled bob with blonde highlights. It’s been toned to create more dimension in the hair.

What’s your best advice for it?

Use Moisture Control shampoo and conditioner and Grandiose mousse by Oribe before curling with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create a soft wave. Freestyle Hairspray by Oribe was the perfect finishing touch to this look.

Short hair with blonde highlights like this are great because it can be adjusted in length to suit any hair texture and any face shape, especially since it’s below the chin.

Short hair like this is ideal for everyone from a high school girl to a working mom to a professional businesswoman.

Steel Blonde Pixie Cut

Steel blonde pixie haircut
Instagram @hiushehku

Wear this masterpiece and never settle for the usual blonde short haircuts again. This steel blonde pixie cut manifests a bolder look while keeping its feminine style. Thanks to the layers, they emphasize the steel blonde hue like natural. If you’re a lovely older woman, go for this one and experience a more youthful edge.

A-Line with Sun-Kissed Blonde Beach Waves

A-Line With Beachy blonde Waves hairstyle
Instagram @tara_artistry

Q&A with style creator, Tara Salem
Makeup & Hair Artist @ Rare By RD Salon in Walnut Creek, CA


How would you describe this look?

An A-line bob with beach waves on short sun-kissed blonde hair gives a very lived-in feel. That means that she also has a little bit of a shadow intentionally placed at her roots.

What’s your best advice for it?

I recommend a 1-inch curling iron and heat protecting spray. I also recommend that blondes use a styling creme with little conditioning oil mixed in.

While all face shapes work with this short hairstyle, this is best on women with fine to medium hair as it gives them extra body and texture.

This is a higher maintenance blonde color and cut, so it isn’t for a wash and wears kind of gal unless she has a natural texture to her hair.

Textured Sandy Blonde Blunt Bob

Textured Sandy Blonde Blunt Bob hairstyle
Instagram @haleynaulthair

Q&A with style creator, Haley Nault
Hairstylist @ Hedkandi Salon Bankers Hall in Calgary, AB, Canada


How would you describe this look?

This is a gorgeous textured sandy blonde blunt bob with blonde babylights packed in

What’s your best advice for it?

This short blonde hair was done on finer hair texture. I recommend blow-drying Bumble & bumble Thickening Hairspray into the hair. Spray in Bumble & bumble Dryspun to add grit, then curl leaving the ends out.

Finally, finish with more Dryspun layered with City Swept and shake it out!

You might want to stay away from this haircut if your face is wide, as the cut will just add to that width.

One-Length Cool Blonde Bob

Q&A with style creator, Laura Kelley-Hayes
Director of Education @ The East Studio Salon in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

A short one-length bob with cool blonde highlights and soft undercut is super chic.

The juxtaposition between the soft fringe and the strength of the bob paired with shadowed root gives it a modern blonde look.

What’s your best advice for it?

This look does require maintenance about every six to eight weeks for both haircut and short blonde highlights. It is quick to style but will require some brushwork to polish truly. Most face shapes can also work, but rounder shapes will need to be sure the length stays right below the jawline to create visual length.

How can you style it?

– Start with Keune Volumizing Heat Protectant Spray all over.
– Add the Keune Design Line Gel to the mids and ends for control and volume
– Add Root Volumizer applied generously to the regrowth/root area.
– Blow-dry, the fringe with a comb back and forth, to create a swept look.
– Finish the style with an Olivia Garden Medium Oval Brush to give a lift (but not too much roundness) through the sides and back.

Beige Blonde Tousled Bob

Beige blonde tousled bob
Instagram @hairbykaileesav

Texture and highlights do work together like magic! This beige blonde tousled bob will let you experience a gorgeous jaw-length haircut. Offering dark roots, this look will allow your hair to grow out as if it’s part of the style. For straight locks, incorporate some loose curls to make a softer and more elegant finish.

Dark Blonde Undercut Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Tiffani Dougherty
Hairstylist @ Thrive Salon in Cherry Hill, NJ


How would you describe this look?

A dark blonde undercut bob with lots of internal short layers is best for finer to medium hair.

Blonde hair for short hair can still be styled in braids, waves, and even cute messy updos.

What’s your best advice for it?

I recommend this look for any girl with a round, oval, or square face shape. It’s great for the girl on the go that doesn’t have a ton of time but still wants to be edgy and on-trend.

How do you style it?

– Start with Bumble and bumble Prep throughout her damp hair.
– Add in their All-Style in the roots, combing it to the ends.
– Blow-dry the hair back and forth with the curve of the head.
– Finish the style with Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Contour Cream to enhance the layers and give her some extra volume.

Buttery Blonde Pixie

Buttery Blonde Pixie
Instagram @hairiswhatyoumakeit

Side part your short tresses and comb flat for a preppy look. A buttery blonde pixie cut with a tinge of yellow looks great on pinkish undertones.

Light Golden Blonde Crop with Bangs

Light golden blonde crop with bangs
Instagram @scissors_bae

Who wants a super fun and easy-to-style hair trend? With this one, you’ll be ready in no time. Rock this light golden blonde crop with bangs if you’re blessed with wavy locks. Notice how a hair texture like yours can enhance the layers of this chop and its bright color.

Brown Blonde for Women Over 50

Brown blonde for women over 50
Instagram @thestylists.he.art

How can you say no to this look? It features the perfect shade of brown blonde for women over 50. The dimension is sure to freshen up your chop. The funky layers in this short bob also make an edgy finish.

Strawberry Blonde Pixie

Strawberry blonde pixie
Instagram @myguiltycrown

Oh-so daring and chic! Here’s a dimensional strawberry blonde pixie if you want a shorter chop for a bolder look. The darker color at the base with a lighter shade at the ends creates an incredible pop for a more textured effect. You’re gonna be a rockstar wearing it!