Short Fluffy Hair: 20 Ways to Pull Off This Cute Hair Trend

Short fluffy hair
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short fluffy hair is any ear to neck-length cut that looks effortless, flowy, and voluminous. It creates styles that can enhance your best facial features, too!

Salon owner and hair artist Rose Newton of Roseville, CA shares her go-to rules when considering a fluffy haircut.

She states, “The style must match your face shape and hair texture. Consult with your stylist on which length will complement you. Know which volume placement will suit you best—either at your crown or near your cheeks.”

For this look, the texture is key. You can opt for added volume depending on what your natural hair texture needs. Your lifestyle is another thing to consider, too. This will determine the amount of time you plan to spend doing your locks every day.

For some women, heat styling is required to create balance in the chop. If you can’t invest time to do it with your tresses, it could lead to a frizzy or flat outcome.

Less is more when styling fluffy haircuts but still demands a little effort. “Use a styling brush, which is a small to medium ceramic round brush, to create fluffiness. Apply a root-boosting spritz and finish it off with a bit of texture spray,” Newton suggests.

This cut can create a cool, effortless finish that boosts the natural beauty of your hair. Just think of Meg Ryan in the ’90s!

Take a look at these inspiring images and see the hottest ideas to wear short fluffy hair!

Tousled Waves and Textured Ends for Fluffy Hair
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#1: Tousled Waves and Textured Ends

Try short tousled waves and textured ends to enhance your face shape. Short hair is beautifully created with heat tools and texture products for an effortless puffy style.

#2: Thick French Fringe

Add a thick French fringe to your short hairstyle. The fuller bang adds fluff and volume to your hairstyle. Use a good texture spray to maintain the shape of your short hairstyle.

Fluffy Above the Shoulder Messy Textured Hair
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#3: Above the Shoulder Messy Textured Hair

Ask for messy hair if you want to embrace your curls instead of straightening them. Talk with your stylist about adding textured layers for movement and volume. Layers help to create a low-maintenance option with a diffuser and your favorite curl gel.

Short Fluffy Thick Bob Haircut for girls with very thick hair
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#4: Thick Bob Haircut

thick bob hair cut can be a game-changer for girls with thick hair. This cut adds volume and texture to the hair while keeping it manageable. This style works best for those with straight to wavy hair. It can help create the illusion of layers for thicker hair types. To style, start with towel-dried hair and apply a volumizing mousse.

Short Thick Wavy Bob Fluffy Cut

#5: Thick Wavy Bob Cut

Create an impact on your appearance with a thick wavy bob cut. Thick wavy hair will stack out well in the nape with the right cut. The best way for you to achieve this is to have your stylist stack the back. This will boost your shape and make it more interesting. Take time to diffuse your waves. Run your fingers up and out through the nape for volume and let the sides dry in place.

Fluffy Androgynous Pixie with Loose Curls
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#6: Androgynous Pixie with Loose Curls

An androgynous pixie with loose curls is perfect for women wanting defined yet carefree curls. Ask your stylist for a lot of texture and some length on top if you’re ready for a tomboy fluffy haircut.

#7: Voluminous Pixie with Feathered Layers

A voluminous pixie with feathered layers is a great cut for medium to thick hair. An easy hairdo to maintain, a short pixie can be texture cut to create a puffy hairstyle.

#8: Neck-Length Puffy Haircut with Big Curls

Try a neck-length puffy haircut with big curls for a fuller natural curl style. Styled with a diffuser and curl products, short fluffy curly hair is a great option for any curl pattern.

Fluffy Wavy Bob for Women Over 40
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#9: Wavy Bob for Women Over 40

Try a wavy bob for women over 40 for a fun and youthful short cut. By adding waves, bouncy fluff is easy to create volume on any hair texture.

Jaw-Length Layered Cut with Bangs for Very Thick Fluffy Hair
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#10: Jaw-Length Layered Cut with Bangs for Very Thick Hair

A jaw-length layered cut with bangs for very thick hair is perfect for many face shapes including round and square. Short fluffy hair with bangs enhances features by creating fullness without overdoing the amount of hair around the face.

Related: Best short hairstyle ideas for thick hair and short hairdos with bangs.

Fluffy Short Layered Cut with Bangs for Kinky Black Hair
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#11: Short Layered Cut with Bangs for Kinky Black Hair

A short layered cut with bangs for kinky black hair is great for any curl pattern. Easy to manage, short fluffy black hair can be styled without heat and can define curls.

#12: Graduated Bob with Loose Waves

Try a short graduated bob with loose waves with loose waves for a carefree and fluffed haircut. A bob cut is perfect for fine to medium hair and leaves enough length to style without being too long.

Fluffy Ear-Length Effortless Pixie Cut

#13: Ear-Length Effortless Pixie Cut

An ear-length effortless pixie cut is perfect for women who want a short and easy haircut. Leaving longer length on top and having a short crop in the back, a pixie makes for a fun fluffy style.

#14: Soft Shaggy Bob with Choppy Layers

Try a soft shaggy bob with choppy layers for girls that have short and fluffy hair. By working with volume, thick hair looks great styled with waves in a choppier haircut.

#15: 70s Short Shag with Micro Bangs

A 70s shag with micro bangs is a trendy cut and short style. Easy to wash and wear, micro bangs almost style themselves and shags can be left to air dry for a natural texture.

#16: Short Fluffy Cut for African-American Women

Try a short fluffy cut for African-American women to enhance facial features and define curls. Using a diffuser or letting them air dry, curls are easily styled with curl products for a go-to short hairstyle.

#17: Chin-Length Curly Bob for Women Over 50

Try a trendy chin-length curly bob for women over 50. Perfect for short hair with a lot of volume, a bob is an easy-to-manage fluffy hairstyle.

Textured Choppy Lob Fluffy Cut

#18: Textured Choppy Lob Cut

Try a textured choppy lob cut for maximum volume. Excellent for fine or thin hair, choppier layers can make hair look fuller by styling with texture products. Ask your stylist how short fluffy haircuts could work for you.

Fluffy Short Messy Layered Cut for Round Faces
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#19: Short Messy Layered Cut for Round Faces

A short messy layered cut for round faces is perfect for any hair type. Short haircuts for fluffy hair give an effortless look that flatters your face by adding volume in all the right places.

Fluffy Short Bob with Wispy Layers
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#20: Fluffy Short Bob with Wispy Layers

A fluffy short bob with wispy layers makes hair look fuller, especially on fine or thin hair. Using natural texture, short puffy hair is the perfect wake-up-and-go style.