Short hair can be styled quickly and easily–sometimes all it takes is 10 minutes. If you’ve just cut your hair short and aren’t sure how to style it, we have all the perfect short hairstyles tutorials for you! Our list of 27 short hairstyles will give you some quick and easy ideas on how to style your hair for any occasion in 10 minutes or less. This list of short hairstyles will give you major hairspiration every day of the year!
27 Short Hairstyles That Are Low Maintenance
1. The Tousled Bob
2. The Crown
Turn your short hair into a stylish crown in just five easy steps. Check out the full tutorial here.
3. Rocker Pixie
Ginnifer Goodwin loves sporting short hair (and rightly so, as it looks great on her!). In this picture, Ginnifer’s haircut is a longer fringe with many layers. To recreate this look, all you need is a hair iron and some hairspray or gel.
4. Messy Top Knot
We love the messy top knot look! It’s simple and gives off an effortlessly cool vibe. This look is intended for women with short to shoulder-length hair. Check out how easy it is to master this look in this tutorial.
5. Pinned Back Waves
6. Top Knot Updo With Wrap
This short top knot updo hairstyle is great for formal occasions. All you need to do is to make a tight top knot and wrap the knot around with the last section of your hair. For texture, cut the ends of the hair at an angular shape.
7. Classic Bob with Blunt Bangs
Call us biased, but this is one of our favorite hairstyles (I definitely sported the short bob with blunt bangs look for 5 years). Our short hairstyles list just wouldn’t have been complete without the classic bob. To get Katie Holmes’ hairstyle, all you need is a blow dryer and 5 minutes. Pretty neat, right? This look is best for women with heart-shaped faces.
8. The Fauxhawk
For the brave-hearted short-haired gals in the world, this look is perfect for formal events (changing the status quo is fun!) This updo with braids looks rocker-chic, yet feminine at the same time. Check out the tutorial here.
9. Layers with Scarf
Layered short hair is a favorite hairstyle among many as layers can add different, unique dimensions to a hairstyle. To change up the short, layered look, wear a scarf as a headband to add some color to your outfit and definition to your layers.
10. Headband Bouffant
This short hairstyle looks intricate and difficult, but one peek at the tutorial and you’ll see it’s actually a breeze to master. Here’s to difficult things made easy!
11. Straighten It Up
If you’re sporting the popular short angled bob, an easy way to dramatically define your angled look is to straighten it! This will give your hairstyle some much-appreciated edge and definition.
12. The Pixie
Pixie cuts are great for women with subtle facial features and fine hair. To style, make sure you have some hairstyling products (gel, pomade, etc.) with you because that’s practically all you’re going to need for a haircut like this.
13. Wavy Layered Hair
A great and easy way to give an edge to a short layered hairstyle is to simply add waves to it. To get this style, check out this tutorial.
14. Slicked Back
This clean and sleek look is perfect for women with oval faces. Keep the hair straight, parted at the side, and slicked back to accentuate your beautiful facial features.
15. Halle’s Pixie
What else could we call this pixie cut aside from “The Halle?” Halle Berry is the poster child of this now-popular hairstyle, so we have to pay homage. To soften the look, add height at the top and let the fringes hang over the forehead. Basically, just do whatever Halle does–you can’t go wrong.
16. Bouffant with Long Fringes
When it comes to formal hairstyles for short hair, the bouffant is an undeniable classic. To do this look, start by teasing the hair to add volume and create the bouffant, then let some hair hang loose in the front for an elegantly minimalist look.
17. The Shark
For women who like the bold and edgy look, the Shark is perfect. Just section the hair on top and shape it like the dorsal fin of a shark. (You might just need a bigger boat.)
18. Cool and Chic
This look is another take on short hairstyles. Here, the hair is cut longer at the front and shorter at the back. The secret here is the initial cut and how you then choose to define those layers. A straightening iron will be needed to tease the crown and add some definition.
19. Razored Short Hair
Let your beautiful face shine through with this razored haircut. If done right, this type of cut won’t need much styling as the geometric lines do all the work for you.
20. The Victory Roll
If a vintage look is what you’re going for, what better hairstyle to do it with than the Victory Roll? Don’t let the pictures fool you, this hairstyle is incredibly simple to recreate. To try it for yourself, check out this tutorial.
21. Pushed-back Bangs
So, you initially thought bangs were a good look, then immediately regretted it once the deed was done (we’ve all been there!) It’s okay — just push them back and forget they ever existed! Pushed-back bangs are the fastest way to a new hairstyle and fabulous look.
22. Twist and Turn
Add oomph to your short-to-medium hair with some tricks and twists. It’s amazing what you can do with simple twisting! Watch the full tutorial here.
23. Rocker Chic
If you’re a rocker at heart, then this is the look for you! Tell your stylist to shorten the back and sides, but leave a little more on top so you can pull your hair up and back like this.
24. Vintage Bob
Give a shout-out to the 60’s with this vintage bob. There’s a mix of curling and simple blow drying to get this easy style.
25. Keepin’ It Simple
Maybe you just need a simple, everyday hairstyle. This simple short hairstyle is easy to achieve and will give you a “done up” look every time. Just grab a blow dryer and your handy-dandy barrel hairbrush to get the look.
26. Sexy Bob
This sexy bob screams sophisticated and sexy all at the same time! (Or is that just Rihanna?) To achieve this style, make sure to add volume to your hair.
27. French Knots
Whether you’re going to a party or the grocery store, this easy half up-half down look has you covered. To learn how to French knot your own hair, check out the tutorial here.
Short hair can be just as versatile (and sometimes, less pesky) than long hair. On days when you’re running short on time or just need some hairspiration, follow these easy-to-recreate tutorials. These ideas will turn your love-hate relationship with short hair into one that’s filled with just love. Save some time with these easy, beautiful, short hairstyles!
Which of these are your favorite short hairstyles?
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 19, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.