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20 Hairstyles To Try With Short Hair

It is a big decision to decide to cut your hair short after having long hair for so many years. As someone who cut their hair short, I understand the struggle to having to adjust to a new look. When you first cut your hair, it is hard to know how to style it in different ways. Hopefully, these hairstyle suggestions will help expand your knowledge on how to work with your new hair!

1. Beach Waves

If you have a bob haircut, beach waves l0ok amazing and it’s pretty simple to do. All you need is a small curling wand or if you are able to curl with a flat iron that will work too. You don’t need to make the curls perfect; just let them be loose! So don’t worry if you miss some strands of hair. It’s a great every day look since it is so easy to do!

2. Tw0 Front Baby Braids

These are also pretty manageable to do in your hair if you can braid! Just take the front strands of your hair and braid in back and either bobby pin it down or take a small rubber band to secure it. These would also look so pretty with some beach waves!

3. Top Knot

You don’t need long hair to do a top knot! Top knots are a great hairstyle to get your hair out of your face in a trendy look. Use bobby pins to pin the top portion of your hair into a knot. It will look loose and a little bit messy but fashionable!

4. Dutch Braid Pigtails

Although your hair needs to be a bit longer to do actual braids, doing dutch braid pigtails is still attainable with a short bob haircut. It took me a while to figure out how to Dutch Braid my hair, but thanks to Youtube, I finally got it down. Just spend some time perfecting it and you’ll get it in no time!

5. Low Bun With Bandana

Twist your hair into a short bun at the bottom of your head and secure it with bobby pins or a small rubber band. Take a bandana and wrap it thinly around your head for a great, fashionable look! 

6. Front Hair Back With Clips

Another cute hairstyle is taking the front portion of your hair and clipping it back with some patterned or different color clips! Even if you don’t have a lot of hair to work with, this hairstyle will still come out good! 

7. Space Buns

You can pull off this style just like Khloe Kardashian! Space buns totally work with short hair even if the buns are smaller. Channel your inner Princess Lea with these cute space buns. 

8. Side Braid

I’ve done this style for some fancier events, and it always comes out looking really nice! With beach waves and a looser side braid, you’ll achieve this Insta-worthy hairstyle. 

9. Half-Up Half-Down Ponytail With Ribbon Tie

The ribbon ponytail holders are really chic and completely usable with short hair as well! Half-up, half-down ponytails are super easy to do and it will go fabulous with any outfit you plan on rocking!

10. Slicked Back

For a sleek and trendy look, straighten your hair and some gel and push it back. So many celebrities, like Gigi Hadid, have attempted this style with short hair! You might be a little afraid to try out this style, but why not?

11. Two Low Buns

Instead of opting for space buns, try two low buns! All you have to do is section off your hair and wrap two buns secured with an elastic or bobby pins! I think these are called Macaroon Buns, but not entirely sure…They still look adorable though!

12. Low Messy Ponytail

It is hard to perfect the messy ponytail look, but not impossible! Just take your hair into a low ponytail, take out your front strands and maybe curl them a bit for an added wave!

13. Deep Side Part With Bobby Pins

For a glam, fancy look try this hairstyle! Part your hair over to one side and then pin some of it back with some larger bobby pins. This will look great with wavy or curly hair. 

14. Butterfly Hair Clips

This 90s style has definitely made a comeback! Buy these small butterfly clips and pin the front pieces of your hair back for a retro look. 

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15. Crown Braid Updo

You definitely need to be a bit more skilled at braiding for this one! However, religiously watching Youtube tutorials may set you up for success. This gorgeous updo is definitely possible with short hair!

16. Two Half-Up Half Down Pigtails

This look is super easy to accomplish! All you need are two elastics. You just do mini ponytails on both sides of your head and leave out a few front strands of your hair for that cute, messy look. 

17. Crimped

Whoever thought that crimped hair would become so popular again? Crimped hair makes your hair super wavy and cute!

18. Headband

Headbands are a fun, extra addition to your hair! Choose a statement headband and it will make your outfit even more gorgeous!

19. Set of Barrettes

Use one or more barrettes with some different patterns to spice up your look! Barrettes are a super easy way to move the hair out of your face. 

20. Single Braid Pony Tail

Lucy Hale has become my short hair inspiration! She knows what styles to pull off with short hair and I aspire to be able to rock her short hair just like she does! At the BBMA’s she had this fabulous single braid ponytail, which is an amazing look even if you’re not going to a fancy, celebrity-filled event!

Don’t be afraid to cut your hair short and try something new! It may seem like hairstyles for your short hair are limited, but you just have to get creative! Hopefully, these short hairstyles will make you fall in love with short hair!

Do you love any of these short hairstyles? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Caitlyn Somers

Caitlyn is a third-year student at UCLA. She is majoring in English. She enjoys writing, and going to hot yoga classes and, of course, binge-watching Netflix. At UCLA, Caitlyn is a feature writer for HER Campus, part of the American Cancer Society club, and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.

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