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17 Seriously Cute Hairstyles for Short Hair

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Short hair, don’t care! We adore these 17 cute hairstyles for short hair that will surely ignite your passion to go short. Keep your look sharp or play up that texture. Any one of these hairstyles will have you ready to make the cut!

#1 Stacked Classic

Here we have a timeless classic — the short stacked bob. This is an easy style to maintain and dress up. Styling is key to making this style your own! Try leaving a little length front to add variety to your styling options.

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How To Style:

Apply smoothing cream to damp hair.
Blow dry hair with small paddle brush or Denman brush.
Dry a side part into hair. Follow the shape of the head with your brush as you blow dry.
Smooth hair with a flat iron if needed.
Finish with a high shine hairspray.

Recommended Products:

TIGI’s Head Rush is a high shine soft spray with no hold that smells delicious.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is suitable for all face shapes with the exception of those with rounder faces and full cheeks as this style can accentuate that roundness. Curlier hair types may want to invest in a smoothing treatment if they wanted to commit to this style.

Tip:

This style may appear flat on hair that is all one color. Ask your stylist about a fun color to accent this cute look!

#2 Fun and Flirty

This style is the modern woman’s take on the styles worn by fictional fairy characters from our favorite children’s books and movies. This look is very playful yet still professional. Express your inner spirit with this cute short haircut!

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How To Style:

Apply styling cream to damp hair.
Smooth the sides and back with hands and a blow dryer.
Blow dry the longer hair with medium-sized round brush, rolling the ends of the hair in the brush to create a swept finish.
Apply small amount of shine serum to finish the look.

Recommended Products:

Unite’s Luxury Oil is a great product that can be used for a soft shine finish, as well as a prep aid on damp hair for a soft and silky finish. This oil is lightweight and great for all hair types.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Most all face shapes can wear this type of style. Those with a small foreheads may want to opt for a much shorter fringe on this cut so as not to be overwhelmed by a lot of hair in the face. For curly and wavy types, be generous with product to avoid frizz.

#3 Tamed Texture

With shorter hair comes regular salon visits, however the time you spend to style at home will be near none with this chic look!

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How To Style:

Apply styling cream to damp hair.
Scrunch hair and twist sections with your fingers.
Blow dry with diffuser or air dry.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Don’t Blow It styling cream is a moisturizing, lightweight styling aid that can be styled with heat or air dried.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this type of style. For curly and wavy types, be generous with product to avoid frizz.

#4 Tres Cute

Waves are hot on trend in magazines as well as on TV and film. This is a glamorous look for such an effortless style and the right product can make the difference between a boho look and a chic finish. Look for key words like ‘Humidity-Resistant’ and ‘Anti-Frizz’ in your shampoos, conditioners and styling products to keep these waves looking great all day.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling cream throughout damp hair and scrunch strands with your hands.
Using a diffuser attachment, blow dry until 100% dry.
When hair is dry, pick out any limp or straight pieces and curl them with a curling
iron or wand.
Spray hair with texture style spray and break up the curls as desired.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s BB Curl Creme is a moisturizing lightweight styling aid that can be styled with heat or air dried. This product is also great to revitalize next-day, natural styles!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle will bring attention to any larger facial features like fuller lips or wide set eyes. Be sure to dress up your larger features with a lip liner or a glimmer eyeliner for added emphasis. Straighter hair types with little to no natural curl or wave may want to curl dry hair instead of diffusing to recreate this look.

#5 Tousled Glamour

We love this soft and romantic short look! To style something like this may take a little time on the day you wash and style, but it can easily be worn out for a couple days with just a little product touch up.

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How To Style:

Apply golf ball-sized amount of volumizing foam to damp hair.
Spritz hair with a heat protectant.
Blow dry hair in neat section going back with small-sized round brush.
Section hair into one-inch sections.
Spray hair with styling hairspray. Curl sections with a small curling iron going back.
Loosely break up curls with a shine serum.

Recommended Products:

CHI’s 44 Iron Guard is a very popular product. It has ceramic particles to give maximum protection from heat and does not build up on the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look can be flattering on most all face shapes as wavy styles have a tendency to soften square face shapes and bring length to rounder faces. This style will last longer on hair that has some natural wave or curl.

#6 Fly Girl

This style is for someone who has had short hair before and can masterfully style something short fairly quickly. Feminizing short cuts with styling takes practice — everyone with short hair has had the feeling of looking like a boy on a bad hair day. If you are considering going short for the first time, work your way to this style in stages. If you are a short hair styling master, go for it!

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How To Style:

On damp hair, apply a root lifter up top and a styling foam all over.
Blow dry hair forward with small brush.
When hair is dry, push hair forward with hands and spray in place with a
spray wax or texture spray.
For additional texture, apply wax to ends.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Dryspun is an airy dry texture hairspray that gives more of a dry shampoo finish than hold. It is perfect to add a little soft dry texture to any look

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut works well on most face shapes that are evenly proportionate from the forehead to the nose and from the nose to the chin. This cut will give finer hair types more natural volume.

#7 Posh Spice

High shine and no frizz make a perfect hair day! This style is made for perfect hair days, all the time. Perfectly polished bobs like this are pleasure to look at and fun to wear.

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How To Style:

Apply smoothing cream to damp hair and comb through.
Blow dry with a large round brush.
Comb hair in direction of part.
Smooth hair with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

TIGI’s S-Factor Smoothing Lusterizer is designed to smooth hair and protect it from frizz and humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on most all face shapes. Curlier, coarser hair types may want smooth out their hair before styling.

#8 Bi-Level Love

This is a beautifully styled bi-level haircut. Bi-level means there are two separate lengths going on in the overall style. This would be a great look to try if you are growing out a shaved side or undercut, and a fun style to go for if you are simply looking for something different.

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How To Style:

Spray a thermal protectant and setting spray on dry hair.
Curl hair with medium-sized curling iron or wand in one-inch sections all over.
Once the hair is all curled, spray with hairspray.
For more body and volume, break up curls with wide comb or brush.
Shape hair into the desired final look with your fingers and finish with a shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Kenra’s Platinum Dry Thickening Spray provides 24 hour flexible hold and heat protection, and also thickens the hair for added body and volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will be flattering for leaner and longer facial shapes, as well as those with rounder and softer jawlines. Finer, straighter hair types may want to pin the curls like rollers for more volume.

#9 Ladies Pompadour

This look is truly a statement style. Adding a fun bright color like is a different statement than say a blonde or a black color pomp. Choose your statement style in a color that speaks to you. Are you an exclamation point or five exclamation points?

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How To Style:

Apply volumizing mousse to the top of damp hair.
Blow dry the top section with a medium round brush going upwards.
Lightly apply a firm styling aid to hair, then blow dry the hair going up, shaping with fingers as you go.
Finish with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Sexy Hair’s Style Sexy Hair Line has a product called Blow It Up Volumizing Gel Foam. It is a liquid spray that creates serious volume and is perfect for blow dry styling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

More petite face shapes may want to go with less volume on top so as not to overwhelm their petite features. This look is great for finer and straighter hair types. Curlier and thicker hair types may want to smooth out their hair before styling to achieve a longer lasting hold.

#10 Copper Crop

Bright copper tones make this short hairstyle pop with punky elegance.

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How To Style:

Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
Blow dry hair using finger tips or a paddle brush.
Finish with a light hold pomade to separate and define.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add a sparkly barrette to dress up this look for an evening out.

#11 Pixel Pixie

Here’s a pixie cut for the digital age with graphic off-set patterns in the fringe.

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How To Style:

Apply a lightweight leave-in treatment to damp hair.
Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume style.
Finish with a light hold pomade to separate and define face framing details.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Use a three-barrel iron on the fringe area for a finger wave effect.

#12 Ringlet Beauty

These sweet ringlet curls are a great way to dress up your short bob haircut.

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How To Style:

Work volumizing foam through dry hair and allow to set.
Use a small barrel curling iron or a clipless wand and wrap hair around iron in a vertical fashion.
Leave curls undisturbed and allow to cool
Run fingers through base of hair for internal volume and light separation.
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Ouidad PLAYCURL Volumizing Foam to build body and boost the volume of fine, thin curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER BUG!

#13 Raspberry Babe

This sharply lined, graduated bob cut is ultra cute with a lovely raspberry/brunette color melt.

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How To Style:

Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
Use a straightening iron for an ultra sleek look.
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair

Tip:

Backcomb the base for a super voluminous retro style.

#14 Simple Asymmetry

A fun way to play up your natural style is with a short asymmetrical cut.

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How To Style:

Apply a light texturizer to damp hair.
Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
Use a straightening iron for an ultra sleek look.
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Create a piecey perimeter with a light hold wax.

#15 Fresh Undercut

Show off that side undercut with a little pinned up action.

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How To Style:

Apply a lightweight volumizer on damp hair.
Blow dry hair using a round brush at the crown for a voluminous hairstyle.
Use a paddle brush or Denman brush on the sides and back for a sleek look.
Backcomb the fringe and pin it up.
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try wearing the fringe down to really accent that side undercut.

#16 Mint To Be

Take your hair to the next level with a blend of vintage style and a minty fresh pastel hue.

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How To Style:

Work a light hold hairspray through dry hair.
Use a small barrel curling iron or a clipless wand and wrap hair around iron in alternating directions.
Leave curls undisturbed and allow to cool
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

#17 Platinum Goddess

This ultra blonde cropped hairstyle plays with texture and an elongated fringe for styling versatility.

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How To Style:

Apply a lightweight smoothing lotion to damp hair.
Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a low volume hairstyle.
Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD Leave-In creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Create a soft wave on the fringe using a straightening iron.

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