Short blonde hair can be a pixie or bob-length cut paired with a vivid color to brighten up women’s faces.
Various short-length cuts and blonde hues can mix and match. You can go for a full-platinum short pixie cut or an ombre style that ends at your neck. The choice is yours! But you must always consider your skin complexion and face shapes or features.
Here are some pointers from Arielle, a blonding and vivid specialist from Los Angeles, to help you get started.
💡 Key Things to Know First
- Book a consultation. Choose a blonde specialist.
- Ask your stylist what accentuates your best features and what style would suit your living routine.
- Be honest about how much effort you’re willing to put into styling.
- Talk about the procedure and what you can expect from it.
- It’s high-maintenance, so keep in mind that you can’t do the same care routine you did with your darker or natural hair color.
- Hydrating or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are recommended for blondes. Use a mask if you need extra moisture.
- Arielle’s go-to products are:
- Shampoo & Conditioner – Kevin Murphy, R+Co Atlantis, R+Co Television, or Pulp Riot Shanghai & Bangkok
- Leave-in Conditioner or Detangler – R+Co Pinstripe or Kevin Murphy Untangled
- Heat/UV protectant – Sebastian Dark Oil
- Styling Products – R+Co Centerpiece, Waterfall, High Dive, and Cool Wine
- Texture Spray – Kevin Murphy Bedroom or R+Co Trophy
Browse these pictures to find the best inspirations for short blonde hair!
#1: Sassy Choppy White Blonde for Fine Hair
A short white blonde layered bob with bangs with texture is lighthearted and fun! This layered, short blonde hair with bangs works well for women with fine and limp hair.
#2: Chic Chin-Length Blonde Bob with Bangs
Bangs are one of the best ways for blondes to modernize a short, chin-length bob. It gives your style more of a French bob feel. You don’t have to go for super short bangs, either. Longer bangs pushed to the side will create the same chic, effortless vibe.
#3: Cute Short Inverted Blonde Bob Cut
Try an inverted bob cut if you want a fierce new blonde hairdo. The steep angle from the back to the front will give you an edgy look!
#4: Platinum Blonde Streaks
Platinum blonde streaks can help to make your hair feel thicker. If you feel like your hair is thin or has always been thin, try adding blonde highlights. The lightener swells the cuticle leaving your hair a little more plump. To prevent being too blonde, tell your stylist to add lowlights every other appointment. This will ensure you keep your dimension.
#5: Soft Blonde Blunt Cut Bob Without Bangs
If you’re deciding whether or not you want fringe, I suggest a soft blonde blunt cut bob without bangs. The cropped length will create a similar impact that you would get from fringe without the constant bang trims and hair in your eyes.
#6: Super Short Razored Blonde Bob
A super short razored blonde bob is easy to style and would only require a trim every two to three months. It adds volume and layers to thin hair and also removes extra bulk from thick tresses. To create this short blonde hair bob, I chose a textured 45° angle cut. The hair is naturally straight, so the texturing part gave the look some volume where it needed it.
#7: Modern Short Blonde Thin Hair
When it comes to color trends, short blonde thin hair looks super cool with a bob length cut, giving a fuller structured baseline to your hair. Try adding some blonde highlights to contrast against your natural color to give dimension and texture to finer hair, this makes your hair pop and appear thicker.
#8: Natural Short Blonde Bob
The most popular short haircut for women with natural blonde hair is a chin-length layered bob. This lovely short blonde bob hairstyle can be flattering on any face shape, depending on how you style or highlight it.
#9: Blonde and Burgundy Blend for Short Hair
Blonde and burgundy blend for short hair is great for women who want to try out red tones. To get this blonde short hair color, ask your hairdresser for some red-toned color all-over and a bob haircut.
#10: Yummy Caramel Blonde Bob with Bangs
A caramel blonde bob with bangs has softer, warmer tones that look stunning on blonde short hair. The rich tones contour the face with the bangs while the short length gives softness to the entire face. The color looks natural like it’s your tone, giving an added glow to the skin tone. Add few-dimensional highlights to give a natural look to your short tresses.
#11: Mature Asymmetric Blonde Bob for Women Over 60
An asymmetric short blonde bob for women over 60 is a trendy and youthful cut. The peaked layers around the face provide lightness to the overall appearance.
#12: Subtle Curly Blonde Hair for Older Women
Curly blonde hair for older women is a great way to blend any gray hair. It adds a subtle facelift to show off the natural texture of the curls. It’s a low-maintenance approach for women without having to step foot in the salon once a month. Pro Tip: Try Be-Curly Curl Enhancing Lotion by Aveda to create frizz-free waves. Style it with a diffuser on low heat and with low intensity to form the perfect waves in your short blonde hair.
#13: Sexy Platinum Blonde for Short Hair
Short platinum blonde hair with a chin-length bob is a trendy short hairstyle right now. This high-maintenance blonde color suits cool undertones perfectly and will need the right home care routine.
#14: Trendy Honey Blonde Ear-Length Bob with Bangs
A short honey blonde ear-length bob with bangs can look edgy with a choppy fringe and a lot of texture. This blonde messy bob also has a soft, graduated undercut at the nape that shows off some textured bits at the neckline.
Related: See more ear-length bob haircuts.
#15: Silver Blonde Pixie Cut with Long Side-Swept Fringe
Silver blonde hair color with a short pixie cut is one of the trendiest short blonde hairstyles this season!
For an easier time styling short hair with long, side-swept bangs, ask your stylist for a razor cut on the ends.
#16: Warm Blonde Feathered Bob Cut
This warm blonde feathered bob is a chic short haircut. It’s a cute blonde style for any blondes who like a shorter cut but still want it to look effortless.
Related: See more warm blonde hair color ideas.
#17: Stylish Dirty Blonde Pixie for Very Short Hair
A dirty blonde layered pixie for very short hair is an edgier blonde inspiration. The dimension of this short blonde haircut is stunning with a bit of texture.
#18: Light Blonde Hair Color for Short Blunt Shag Cut
Here’s a light blonde short shag haircut that is very modern! The wavy style offers movement, so a classic bob won’t look too flat. This short shaggy cut is great for ladies of all ages, too. For this blonde short hair cut, use Kevin Murphy Resort.Spray and an H2d iron to add beachy waves.
#19: Trendsetting Blonde Pixie Bob
This blonde pixie bob short cut features subtle layers at the back to create instant volume and shape. To keep the blonde tone, use purple shampoo when washing your short locks.
#20: Sweet Layered Ash Blonde Balayage
A short layered ash blonde balayage bob is sexy and has lots of texture and movement. The must-have product for any blonde hair styles is a silver shampoo to prevent brassy tones and keep your silver blonde cool.
Related: See more short hairstyles with balayage.
#21: Dimensional Textured Soft Blonde Lob Cut
A blonde lob cut is a great short haircut for women with fine hair. The length will give fine hair a fuller-looking appearance. A short hairstyle for women with blonde hair should have a little sea salt spray to emphasize the color’s dimension.
#22: Chin-Length Icy Blonde Bob Haircut
A chin-length icy blonde bob haircut is a stunning way to add blonde on short hair. Short blonde haircuts like this accentuate the jawline and also flatter a fair skin tone.
#23: Beachy Champagne Blonde Wavy Bob with Shorter Layers
A short champagne blonde wavy bob is fresh, tousled, and lived-in. This wavy blonde bob has shorter layers that get rid of extra bulk from thick hair. This type of short blonde hairstyle has lots of wearability with all the texture built into the cut.
#24: Casual Brown Angled Bob with Blonde Highlights
This modern short angled bob with blonde highlights is toned to create more dimension to your blonde coils. Short hair with blonde highlights are great because it can be adjusted in length to suit any hair texture and any face shape.
#25: A-Line with Sun-Kissed Blonde Beach Waves
An A-line bob with beach waves on short sun-kissed blonde hair gives a very lived-in feel. If you don’t have it already, Ask your stylist about adding a bit of a shadow to your roots for a dark to light blonde color effect that enhances its short bob cut, creating a trendy A-line blonde hairstyle.
#26: Textured Sandy Blonde Blunt Bob
This sandy blonde blunt bob with blonde babylights is gorgeously textured. This short blonde hair was done on finer hair texture.
#27: One-Length Cool Blonde Bob
A short one-length bob with cool blonde highlights is super chic. The tones are sure to give straight hair a nice dimension. This blunt blonde bob does require maintenance about every six to eight weeks for both haircut and short blonde highlights.
#28: Easy Beige Blonde Tousled Bob
#29: Trendy Dark Blonde Undercut Bob with Bangs
A dark blonde undercut bob with bangs and lots of internal short layers is best for finer to medium hair. Blonde hair for short haircuts can still be styled in braids, waves, and even cute messy updos.
#30: Soft Buttery Blonde Pixie
A buttery blonde pixie cut with a tinge of yellow looks great on pinkish undertones. Side part your short blonde hair tresses and comb flat for a preppy cropped bob.
#31: Light Golden Blonde Crop with Bangs
A light golden blonde crop with bangs is perfect for naturally straight, wavy, or curly hair. The texture will enhance the layers of this chop and its bright blonde color.
#32: Brown Blonde for Women Over 50
This blonde hairstyle on short hair has the perfect shade of brown blonde for women over 50. The dimension on this blonde voluminous bob looks amazing on a chopped crop.
#33: Messy Strawberry Blonde Pixie
Short hairstyles such as a strawberry blonde pixie is perfect if you’re making the switch to blonde and want a shorter chop. The darker color at the base with a lighter shade at the ends creates an incredible red-blonde hue for a more textured effect.
#34: Voluminous Short Blonde Hair with Dark Roots
Short blonde hair with dark roots and voluminous waves is an edgy cut and color to really show off your face and bold personality. The bluntness of a short cut near the jawline adds horizontal lines for the eye to follow, making this a great cut for heart-shaped faces or anyone who wants to bring more strength and width to their jawline. Pear-shaped faces or face shapes with a strongly defined jaw-line should avoid keeping the cut directly with the jaw-line to prevent adding more width and harshness.
#35: Short Blunt Cut with No Bangs
A short blunt cut without bangs is a great way to elongate a face and bring width to the jawline. Easy maintenance and easy styling make this a very versatile haircut for any age range or hair type. Try adding beach waves to your short blonde hairstyles because they can be roughed up for a more casual look or smoothed and pinned for a more elegant and professional hairstyle.