Short hair certainly does not mean boring, there are plenty of things you could do with your short hairdo. Whether it’s sweet & simple, classy & feminine or messy & wild, it’s all about exploring and having fun. If you don’t know what to do or just ran out of short hairstyle ideas, were here to help, we’ve picked out 50 adorable short hairstyles to make sure that you’ll get the most out of your haircut.
From the classic bob, to super razored short and pixie cuts, textured & feathered and messy quiff’s, we’ve have them all right here!
Tyra Banks’ short asymmetric haircut has a jagged cut all over with a tapered back and longer layers on the front and sides. The overall haircut is full of texture and could be styled in many ways, it could be worn straight and smooth or messy for an edgy textured look.
Short & Straight
The back and the sides of this hairstyle has been clipper cut, while the top and the opposite side are jagged cut. Perfect for those with fine to medium hair.
To achieve Chelsea Kane’s short feathered and wavy haircut, the ends and layers are jagged/razor cut. To style, tuck one side of the hair behind the ear and pinch the opposite side for shape and definition with some hairstyling products.
Short Shaggy Do
For this short and shaggy hairstyle, the sides and back are tapered into the head and blends into the top length of the hair that has been jagged cut.
For this low-fuss hairstyle, layers have been cut around the back and sides. It’s the perfect hairstyle for those with round shaped faces. Go for a regular trim every 4-6 weeks to maintain the look.
Cropped Pixie With Bangs
To achieve this retro style hairstyle the sides and back are tapered while the top is left long, enough to style it flat with bangs.
Short & Sleek
For this smooth and sophisticated hairstyle, an angled fringe is created while long layers are cut on the top that’s tapered behind the ear, and finished with the back cut close to the head. This style will suit most face shapes from oval, oblong, to square and diamond.
To get this look, the sides and the back of the hair are tapered into the head while leaving the top length long enough to be styled with a deep side and slick parting.
Cool & Short
For this hairstyle, the ends are jagged cut for a wispy look and styled with a side parting along with the bangs swept across the forehead.
Clipper Cut Short & Textured
The sides and back of this cool hairstyle is clipper cut short close to the head with a neat finishing to the edge, along with the top jagged cut and left slightly longer for styling.
Tapered Short & Long Bangs
The back and sides of this hairstyle is cut short to the head for a neat finish, whilst blending into the top length of the hair that has been jagged cut. The bangs has been smoothed down to frame the face for a cool, chic finish.
For this clean yet shaped lob, ask for a shoulder grazing cut with gently razored ends. It could be styled in any way, from a messy ponytail to an elegant updo or just leave down.
Soft, Cute Bob
To style your short bob like Karlie Kloss, make sure to keep it soft and simple by sweeping the bangs softly to the side and creating a deep side parting. To finish off, blow dry the ends of the hair with a large round brush, curling under.
Jaw Length Bob
This blunt cut bob sits just right at the jaw-line, styled with a side-parting and loose natural waves for a fuss free, laid-back look. It’s the perfect wash-and-go style.
Wavy Ombre Bob
This layered bob with layers is youthful, easy to achieve and fuss-free. The slightly asymmetric fringe is parted to show a little of the forehead, while the layers are cut long and finished with wispy ends adding a modern, cool look to the overall hairstyle.
Sleek, Edgy Bob
With layers cut into the bob to create a graduated curve, this edgy short and edgy bob is perfect for the ladies with fine hair.
To style your bob elegantly opt for soft side-swept bangs and finish with face-framing waves. Simply curl the front sections of the hair around a curling iron that has a large barrel, wrapping the hair away from the face, and finish with a spritz of hairspray to set.
To get Sami Gayle’s retro pixie cut, her short crop has been cut tapered to the head around the ears and neck, along with soft sideburns and a longer bang for a cute finish. To style, push the hair forward on the top and piece out the bangs with your fingers styling it to the side.
Blunt, Angled Bob
With the bang cut just above the eyelids, the back of this short bob can be cut in a few different ways but just make sure that it’s cut into a higher dimension than the sides. To finish, the sides are cut slightly angled, shorter at the back and longer at the front as you approach the chin.
This super short bob is a great in-between hairstyle to rock, it’s bold and has been cut in around the cheekbones and angles back to the nape line. For this look, it’s styled straight with a flat iron for smooth, edgy, futuristic finish.
Bob With Angled Sides
To get this hairstyle, the sides of the hair are angled to frame the face with the back tight and close to the nape.
Short and Sexy
Michelle Williams’ hair is cut to shape over the ear while it’s tight along the nape of the neck. The top of the hair flows longer blending into the bangs.
Side Swept Wavy Bob
This side swept short bob is perfect if you want to add a touch of elegance to your overall look. Sweep the hair to one side and simply add some waves with a curling iron, not only will it make the look more glamorous it would also add more volume to the hair.
Short With Messy Quiff
This super cool short hairstyle is tapered down the back with the sides kept long enough to tuck behind the ears. The top of the hair is jagged cut for shape and texture.
Messy Short with Soft Side-Swept Bangs
The ends of this cute hairstyle are jagged cut for a cool, edgy finish. To style, part the hair in a rough side parting, with the bangs smoothed down and swept across the forehead to compliment the face.
Apply a small amount of heat protector to the hair, using a blow-dryer dry your hair with your fingers making sure that the roots are dried first so that it doesn’t fall flat then move onto drying the mid-lengths of the hair and finally the ends. Using a small amount of wax work it into the mid-lengths of the hair in a pinching motion, then apply some more wax to the bangs by dragging it through with your fingertips and sweeping the hair, then pinch the ends of the bangs to create soft texture. Spritz the hair with hairspray all over to finish and set.
Crop With Deep Side Parting
To get this short and sexy hairstyle, the back and sides are cut tapered to the head with the top layered and left long enough to wear forward as bangs. The front is swept to the side to soften and compliment the face.
Apply wax to your fingertips and pull it through the ends of the hair in a downward motion, pinch and scrunch bits of the hair for a messier finish. Then apply wax to the roots above the ears and tuck the hair behind your ears and to finish drag some wax through your bangs, sweeping it through as you go along and set with hairspray.
Sleek & Smooth
Parted and smoothed down, the hair is worn tucked behind the ears for a neat and tidy finish.
Part the hair to your preferred parting using a comb, apply gel-wax to your fingertips then drag it through the ends of your hair to achieve a semi-wet textured result. Tuck the hair behind your ears and set with hairspray.
The back and sides are cut close to the head blending into the layers that have been jagged cut.
Apply moulding cream to your hair and flatten the top and sides of your hair as you go, and spray hairspray all over the hair to set.
For this effortlessly chic hairstyle the back and sides are tapered to the head, while blending into the top that has been jagged cut.
Apply wax to your fingertips and pull it through the ends of the hair, now work it into the mid-lengths in a downward motion, and finish by running your fingers through the top of your hair for a messy, effortless look.
The Sexy Bob
Style your bob up with the perfect day-to-night look, this sexy yet edgy hairstyle are achieved with long layers that are cut all around the edges of the hair.
Apply heat protector to the hair and create a side parting, blow-dry your hair with your fingers so that you’ll end up with a messy look. Apply wax to the ends of your hair, lightly piecing and pinching the ends, lastly set with hairspray.
Retro 80s Bowl Cut
If you want something different go for Jennifer Hudson’s retro look, the 80s bowl cut. The back of the hair is tapered into the nape while the sides are layered and smoothed down.
To style, take some wax with your fingertips and starting from the back of your hair run the wax through to the ends of your hair in a downward motion, then move on to the sides of the hair by working the wax through the mid-lengths of the hair to the ends. Pinch clumps of the hair while styling to achieve a messier look and also for added volume as well as texture.
Moving onto the top of the hair, apply wax to the palm of your hand then starting at the top-back of the head drag your hand forward and flatten the hair as you go. Using your fingertips, rake through your bangs for feathered, textured effect. Spray hairspray all over the hair to set.
Sexy Layered Wavy Bob
To get Maria Bello’s effortlessly messy hairstyle, the concave bob is scrunched dried from the mid-lengths to the ends of the hair.
To style apply mousse to damp hair, then part your hair to your preferred side parting. Scrunch dry your hair by tilting your head forward and running your fingers through and of course scrunching the hair as you go, until dry. Apply wax to the ends of the hair, while piecing and pinching the ends, to finish spritz hairspray all over the head to set.
Straight and Formal
This is the perfect haircut for those who like to play around with their hair as the top of the hair is left slightly longer so it could be worn either sleek and smooth or messy with an edge.
For this hairstyle, begin by applying gel-wax to the back of the hair smoothing it down as you go, do the same with the sides of the hair. Apply more gel-wax to your hands and flatten the top of your hair. To finish, run your fingers through your bangs with more gel-wax sweeping the hair to the left.
The Messy Look
Short hair is all about having fun, go a little wild and mess it up a touch. The back of the hair has been tapered into the nape along with layers cut through the sides and top of the hair. To soften the overall look, the bangs has been cut so that it could be swept to the side.
Using moulding cream, pull it through the ends of your hair with your fingertips downwards then lightly piece and pinch the ends. Take more moulding cream with your fingertips, then pinch small pieces of the hair in different directions for a messy finish.
For a finishing touch, spray hairspray all over the hair to set.
Edgy yet super sexy, the sides and back of Scarlett Johansson’s haircut is clipper cut short close to the head with the top left long enough to style. The top is styled with voluminous curls on top of the head that is styled back and away from the face.
Glamorous Retro Waves
Going for the glamorous look? Turn heads Coco Rocha’s elegant retro waves hairstyle.
Apply mousse to damp hair, use medium hot rollers and take the entire back section of your hair starting from the crown take a small section of the hair brush it through, and place the roller at the end of the hair then twist the roller down until it meets your head, then secure it in place with a pin. Repeat until the entire back section is completed.
Apply rollers vertically on the sides of the head, rolling backwards. Leave the rollers in the hair until it cools down.
Take the rollers out, gently brush the curls for a cleaner finish. Apply wax to your fingertips, then lightly piece the ends of your hair and spray hairspray all over to set.
Sleek With Textured Finish
One side of the hair is smoothed down for a sleek finish while the opposite side is styled with loose, textured waves, the perfect look to rock from day-to-night.
This fun hairstyle is smoothed down sleek at the sides and back with front of the hair teased and styled up sexy yet edgy finish.
Apply wax to the back and sides, tucking the hair behind the ears then smooth it down while pinching the ends to create the flicked ends. Pick up a small section of the front of the hair using a tail comb, place the comb at the roots, tease the hair by combing it up and until the hair stands up by itself, style the teased section with wax and apply hairspray all over the hair, especially at the front of the hair to set.
The back and sides of this funky, feminine hairstyle are tapered into the head while blending into the top layers that has been left long enough to be styled in various ways. Blow-dry the bangs with a medium radial brush, place it on top of your head under the bangs and blow-dry your hair from the roots to the ends away from the face. Set with hairspray.
We love Ashlee Simpson’s simple, slicked down hairstyle, plus it is easy to achieve too.
Create a deep side-parting, the apply some gel-wax to the back of your hair in a downward motion, section the sides of your hair, tucking the back section behind the ears. Move onto the top of the head, apply gel-wax to the hair, flattening the hair and pushing it sideways as you go.
Cute Long Short Bob With Bangs
One side of this super funky bold asymmetric bob has been cut shorter than the other, along with long wispy bangs that frames the face perfectly.
It’s all about blow-drying the hair straight, sleek for a smooth finish. Begin by applying a heat protector to the hair, grab a medium radial brush, blow-dryer and you’re ready to go. Start from under the hair from the roots, working your way up the hair, then move onto the sides and finish by blow-drying the bangs forward. To set the hair, apply wax to the hair in a downward motion. Done!
Smooth & Sleek
Katharine McPhee’s sexy, feminine hairstyle is suitable to rock at any occasion. The length is all cut to one length along with a little layering around the edges.
Apply a smoothing shine product to the hair, using a medium radial brush blow-dry your hair straight in small sections from the back, gradually moving to the sides of the hair. With a straightening iron, run the iron all around the head starting from the roots to the ends of the hair.
Apply wax to the hair by pulling it through to the ends in a downward motion, then tuck the hair behind the ears. To finish, apply a shine serum to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Spray hairspray all over the hair to set.
This fuss-free hairstyle is easy to do at home, the hair is styled with loose waves all through the back and sides adding movement and volume.
Apply mousse to damp hair, now part the hair and using a medium radial brush blow-dry the back of the hair straight then do the same with the sides of the hair. Pick up a large curling iron, take small sections of the hair and place the ends of the hair at the base of the curling iron barrel then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach the mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds then release the hair unwinding the strands backwards.
Finish by applying wax to the ends of the hair, and then use your fingertips to lightly piece and pinch the ends of the hair. Spray hairspray all over the head to set.
Messy Waves & Volume
To re-create this stunning hairstyle at home, apply mousse to damp hair then create a side parting. Start blow-drying your hair with your fingers separating the hair and drying the roots first, then gradually moving down to the mid-length and ends of the hair. Piece and pinch the ends of the hair with wax, and spritz hairspray all over the head to set.
Short & Simple
This hairstyle is not only short and simple, it contours the face shape perfectly but most importantly it’s fuss-free. Simply just apply some wax to the hair after you’ve washed and blow-dried it in a downward motion at the back and sides, then flatten the top of your hair with some more wax. To finish, apply wax to your fingertips drag it through the bangs sweeping it to the side as you go, then pinch the ends for a softer texture.
Graduated up the back of the hair allowing the sides and top to fall and flow over the ear, the bangs could just about be styled however you want. Whether you want to let it fall to one side of the face or slick it back, or even create a quiff, it’s all about letting you play around with different looks.
Jagged layers has been cut into the sides and top of the hair which makes it easier to achieve the messy, chic look. To style, just apply mousse to damp hair then blow-dry the hair, twisting strands of hair as you go. To finish, simply grab a bobby pin and pin the front of the hair. Apply hairspray to set.
Contouring the head perfectly, this pixie-like hairstyle feature jagged cut bangs that falls onto the forehead softly. It’s easy to style, and just needs a regular trim every 4-6 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.
To re-create this hairstyle begin by applying heat protector to the hair, then part the hair in the middle and section the hair. Using a medium radial brush, start by blow-drying the back of the hair and roll the ends of the hair upwards, do the same with the sides then continue these steps until the hair is completely dry. Style the hair with wax, and tuck the hair behind the ears. Set with hairspray.