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How to Style Short Hair: Easy DIY Hairstyle Ideas and Tips

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Some people believe that short hair has fewer style options. Those people are dead wrong! There are loads of gorgeous hairstyles to suit short hair. And the bonus is that it is even quicker to style short hair than long hair. Find out how to get glam locks in no time with these short hairstyle tips.

How to Style Short Hair

How to Style Short Hair

The key to the perfect hairstyle is to make sure those locks have volume. If you’re lacking in this department, a shorter hairstyle is an instant fix. Short hair is lighter, so it naturally offers up more volume. Some hairspray or dry shampoo can add an extra boost for an even more glamorous short hairstyle. 

Cute Hairstyles for Short Hair

Here are a few hairstyles that will make you want to schedule an appointment for a haircut ASAP:

Old Hollywood Glam

Old Hollywood Glam

Loose waves with intense volume are part of a classic, chic look. With short hair, the incredible volume and effortless waves are a cinch to create. Invest in a good flat iron or heated styling tool for your curls, hairspray, and a teasing comb. Voilà!

Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut

The pixie is a trendy, edgy style that is easy to maintain. Wash, dry, and add a touch of gel or mousse for all-day hold. The best part about a pixie haircut is that it looks just as gorgeous styled as it does au naturel.

Lob

Lob

The lob is a shoulder-length bob and is an instant classic. It’s short enough for easy management, but still allows you to enjoy those chic tousled waves. This is an excellent haircut for anyone experimenting with short hair for the first time.

Natural Hair

Natural Hair

Leaving your natural hair alone can be downright unmanageable for some people if it gets too long. The maintenance alone can be exhausting. A short cut allows your natural hair to run wild and free without adding an extra hour to your daily shower routine. 

Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair

If you’re looking to style your short hair, here are some easy hairstyles for short hair you absolutely must try:

Headbands

Headbands

Embellished headbands are the answer to your bad hair day woes. Short hair looks amazing with an embellished headband – or two! The best part is that once your headband is in, your hair is done. With long hair, you’ll still have to find a way to keep the rest of your mane at bay. Short hair is a cinch and allows your headband to shine!

Pompadour

Pompadour

Secure your bangs back with bobby pins to create a pompadour on the top of your head – ideally off to the side rather than in the center. Most of your hair is up, and the little that’s left can just hang loose without getting in the way. It’s a two-minute hack to turn your messy bangs into a glam updo!

Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves

With some dry shampoo or hairspray, you can achieve beachy waves in a snap. If your hair naturally waves, all the better. If not, quickly pass a curling iron through, tousle, and spray! Because it is lighter, short hair carries tousled waves longer.

Short Hairstyles for Girls

Styling short hair can be a cinch. Especially if you stick to some of these easy hairdos. Here are some easy updos and other hairdos for short hair:

Side Barrettes

Side Barrettes

Get your hands on a few embellished barrettes, and use them to clip your bangs off the side. This can hide your oily roots upfront, or the kinks you woke up with after sleeping on your face all night. Plus, it looks polished and chic.

French Braid

French Braid

Braiding is a quick and easy way to tie up your hair and make it look fantastic. French Braids can take forever on long hair, but a short lob is a cinch to complete.

Top Bun

Top Bun

The top bun is quick and easy. Just grab the front section of your hair – about three inches wide – twist and secure with a bobby pin. It opens up your face, looks red carpet ready, and is so easy that anyone can achieve it in minutes.

Tips for Easy Hairstyles to Do Yourself

Getting a new haircut can be stressful. Maybe you were used to doing your hair before and after a recent cut, just don’t know how to manage it. Trust us; you can do this. You have the short hairstyles thing down. Just be sure to invest in products like hairspray, heated styling tools, and a good heat protection spray to keep those locks healthy and shiny!

Bun for Short Hair: Yay or Nay?

A top bun is always a good choice for short hair. But what about a full bun? The answer really depends on two things: how short your hair is and what your bun expectations are. If you have a pixie cut, it obviously won’t be possible to achieve a bun. If you have a lob, perfect!

The next part involves your expectations. If you’re picturing a tight ballerina bun, you’ll be hugely disappointed. Instead, embrace what your short hairstyle is made for and opt for a messy bun. It looks much more natural and is better suited to your short hairstyle. Plus, you won’t have the pressure of perfection and will likely do a way better job on your own.

How to Style Really Short Hair

Extra short hair may leave you short on hairstyling options, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still look smoking hot! The key to acing really short hairstyles is to keep the hair looking its finest all the time. Focus on these features instead:

Texture

A texturizing spray can give your super short hair a more glamorous look in seconds. The texture is crucial to how it will look. You don’t need big glam waves – just a natural look.

Sleek Chic

Another great option for super short hair, if textured hair isn’t for you, is a sleek, chic look. Style your hair with gel and comb it down. Remember to put a perfectly straight cut across the center of even off-center. Just make sure the line is perfect – not a strand out of place.

This is what we like to call Charlize Theron chic! And as you may have guessed, you can’t go wrong with this look!

The Bottom Line

The key to rocking short hair is to follow its lead. Instead of forcing it to do what you want it to do, let it follow its own rhythm. Keep it looking as natural as possible. Not only does it look gorgeous – like Victoria Beckham fabulous – but it’ll save you loads of time every single day!

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