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15 Prom Hairstyles for Short Hair

messy updo for short hair, twists

Express Your Personal Style with a Hot Short Style for Prom

Don’t be fooled into believing that prom hairstyles are only for long hair. There’s a ton of fun, flirty, and even glamorous hairstyles for short hair that are perfect for prom! So make an appointment with your trusted hairstylist, or your talented girlfriend, or with yourself, and plan on rocking one of these hot prom hairstyles for shorter hair lengths.

messy updo for bob with side bang and braid and sleek updo for short hair

cute updo for short hair with curls

Dress it Up: with an Updo!

Personal Style: If you love tradition and have been dreaming up your prom hairstyle since you were a little girl, then embrace all that prom has to offer with a sweet updo. You can also show off your flirty side with braids or twists.

Ideal Face Shapes: Oval, Oblong, & Heart

Hair Type: Fine and Medium Hair Textures, Straight or Wavy Hair

Ginny Goodwin, messy pixie haircut

blonde messy bob with side bang

short brown messy pixie

Mess with Tradition: with Messy Tresses

Personal Style: If you have an offbeat style and like to be a trend setter,  a messy hairstyle is a great way to express your personality with a fun style that stands out from the crowd.

Ideal Face Shapes:  Oval, Oblong, Round, & Heart

Hair Type: Medium to Thick Hair Texture, Straight or Wavy Hair

red hair with side bang smokey eye and flower headband

Emma watson short pixie haircut with gold clip accessory

Ashlee Simpson: sleek blonde bob with side bang

 Access Your Girly Side: with Accessories

Personal Style: If you’re a girly girl at heart, nothing is more feminine than a pair of sparkly earrings, a floral headband, or a sweet barrette. Dress up your style and feel pretty with one of the adorable accessories in style this spring season.

Ideal Face Shapes: All Face Shapes

Hair Texture: All Hair Types

finger wave short hair

Katherine Heigl Hollywood wavy hair and red lipstick

fingerwave on bob length hair

Wave it Like Hollywood: with Glamorous Waves

Personal Style: If you love red carpet style and Hollywood glamour, nothing says glamorous more than a sleek vintage wave. Pair it with a dramatic lash and bold lipstick, and you’ll have award winning style.

Ideal Face Shape: Oval, Square, Oblong, Round, Heart

Ideal Hair Texture: Fine to Medium Hair Texture, Straight or Wavy Hair (doesn’t work for curl resistant hair)

Anne Hathaway: Smooth short pixie cut

smooth bob hairstyle with bang

Be Chic: with Chic Smooth Hair

Personal Style: If you have a simple sophisticated style, consider going with an understated, smooth hairstyle. Bring out your natural beauty with smooth shiny hair and understated makeup for a gorgeous, natural style.

Ideal Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Round, Square

Ideal Hair Texture: Medium to Thick Hair Textures, Straight or Wavy Hair

Don’t feel limited, just because you have short hair! Whether you’re style is traditional, playful, girly, glamorous, or natural, there are a ton of short hairstyles that work great for prom! So now that you’ve got the hair covered, it’s time to go shopping for a fabulous dress . . .

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.

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