3 Easy Hairstyles Just For Short Hair | Hair.com


Easy Hairstyles For Short Hair

04 December 2017
short hairstyles thick hair

Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

Styling short hair is a real conundrum. Do you take the time to blow dry and curl every section on a daily basis? For even the most aggressively Type A of us, all that time trapped in the bathroom can become exhausting.

What's the semi-regularly lazy girl to do? Answer: Learn a few go-to short styles to keep her hair looking good even when she's feeling relaxed, of course. Styles for short hair can be pretty and foolproof, too. We love how young and modern cropped cuts feel.

Stock up on medium hold hairspray (for those too-short strands) and hairpins. We're getting down to business. You can thank us later.

short hair top knot

Punchy Half Bun

The most challenging aspect of styling short hair is usually the pieces along the neck that insist on slipping out of any band you put them in. Solution: Don't even try to contain them. Let them fly free in a half-up style. As a bonus, you'll spend even less time styling.

On textured hair (or hair that's been lightly spritzed with a texturizing spray), use a comb to create a top section from ear to ear. Pull the top half of your hair into a ponytail, using a comb to smooth out any bumps that might pop up. Using pins, twist and secure the tail into a mini top knot. Don't worry if a few pieces stick out—it's all part of the look. Pull out a few strands over your ears for a youthful, modern style that's just as appropriate at a concert as it is at your Monday morning meeting.

short hair bun

Baby Bun

Not to be mistaken for a bun actually designed for babies, this tiny knot can have a big impact on your overall look. Working with hair that’s been primed with shine spray, run a brush through your short strands and use a comb to create a sharp part. Bring your strands back into a sleek bun at the base of your neck, tying the style off with a band that’s the same color as your hair.

If you’re feeling like this style is closer to gym chic than fashionista, don’t be afraid to dress it up. Use a comb lightly coated with hairspray to wrangle any frizz or stray hairs. Use this opportunity to show off a pair of oversized earrings that you’ve been meaning to wear for weeks.

short hair boxer braids

Boxer Braids

Our favorite thing about braids is how accessible they are to women of all hair textures and lengths. On second-day hair that has a little extra texture, part your mane in the center and French or Dutch braid each side until you’ve reached the nape of your neck.

If you’re feeling punchy or preparing for a festival, try the style with three braids instead of two. It’s a fresh take on a trendy look, one that will have your friends wondering why they’ve held onto their long hair for so long. In other words, triple boxer braids are a surefire win for short manes.

I like this article
Be the first to like this article

Oops, something went wrong! Please try again later...

More to discover

woman with platinum blonde hair getting hair cut
16 November 2017

How To Care For Short Hair

Short hair, don't care! If you’ve recently gone short and aren’t sure how to take care of your new ‘do, look no further than our simple tips.

wavy long brown hair
28 August 2017

15 Wavy Hairstyles We Love For Every Length

Wavy hair breaks all the rules, especially those concerning appropriate hairstyles. We're here to tell you waves look great at any length.

woman with dark black bob
28 August 2017

Best Short Bob Haircuts For Women Right Now

Not every bob is created equal. Let our list of best bob haircuts guide you to the style that is perfect for you.

Salon Locator

Salon Locator

Find the nearest professional stylist using our salon locator. Experience the latest in cuts, colors, techniques, and styles from experts you trust. Visit a salon for tips, tricks, and product recommendations to help create and maintain beautiful hair. It's time to get pampered!

var googletag = googletag || {}; googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || [];
(function(){ function callback () { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot('/64425913/MDC_Home_leaderboard_BTF2', [300,250],'div-gpt-ad-general') .addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-general'); }); }; if (window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', callback, false); } else if (window.attachEvent) { window.attachEvent('onload', callback); } })();