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The Fashionistas Guide for Short Hair Ideas

How These 10 Short Hair Ideas Can Keep You on His Radar Screen

If you’ve contemplated shortening up your hair, or just need to freshen up your look, we have 10 short hairstyle ideas for you and the DIY how to tips on how to pull them off! Sexy, cute, flirty, edgy, you name it, there’s a haircut in our style vault for you. Give your short hair a whole lotta personality with these styles, now the only challenge is picking the one you like best! Enjoy!

 

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Asymmetrical bob short hairstyle with bangs

Asymmetrical Short Hairstyles

Who Does it Work For:  This short hair look works great on round, oval, heart, and square face shapes. It’s best for medium to thick hair. Take caution if you have fine textures, as this cut could make your hair look stringy.

How to Style:  Apply a volumizing mousse on towel dried hair. Flip hair upside down and rough dry it with your fingers for extra volume. Use a flat iron to enhance a smooth finish to the haircut. Finish with a spray wax for a playful texture.

Recommended Products:  Kenra Root Lifting Spray Volumizer and Goldwell StyleSign Unlimitor Spray Wax

 

Jennifer Love Hewitt blunt bob with bangs

Dianna Agron layered bob with bangs

Short Bob with Bangs

Who Does it Work For: This short style looks great on oval, heart, square, and oblong face shapes (round face shapes generally want to steer clear of this one). It is an ideal cut for those of you with fine to medium textures of hair.

How to Style: Apply a blow dry gel to towel dried hair. Quick dry hair until you have removed about half of the moisture and then use a round brush section by section. Touch up the bangs with a flat iron.

Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Quick Slip

 

short sleek crop short hairstyle

Emma Watson sleek pixie short hairstyle

Sleek & Short Hair

Who Does it Work For: This style is good for oval, round, and most heart face shapes. It works best on fine and medium hair with a straight texture. If you have natural waves or curl, it will take extra styling.

How to Style: Apply a medium hold gel to towel dried hair. Create a clean part and comb your hair back, in the way you want it to appear when styled. Allow the hair to dry naturally and then apply gloss drops for added shine and smoothness. Finish with an extra hold hairspray.

Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Super Clean Sculpting Gel, and Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray

 

Jennifer Aniston medium bob with blonde highlights

Wavy bob short hairstyle

Smooth or Wavy Bob

Who Does it Work For: Jennifer Anniston obviously! But besides Jennifer, this hairstyle looks awesome on round, heart, oval, and square face shapes (this style can further elongate oblong face shapes). It also works great on fine, medium, and thick hair that’s straight or wavy.

How to Style: Blow dry your hair with a flat brush section by section. For more fullness, rough dry hair upside down till your hair is mostly dry and finish with a round brush.  Touch it up with a flat iron for extra smoothness. Or, create big waves using a curling iron vertically in the hair with 1 to 2 inch sections. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray to lock in the style.

Recommended Products: Tigi Rockaholic Fun Times Aero

 

Razored pixie haircut

Razored pixie haircut

Razored Pixie

Who Does it Work For: This short hairstyle works on oval, heart, and oblong face shapes. It also works well with fine, medium, and thick hair. If you have wavy hair, ask your hairstylist if a razor cut is the best option for your texture (it varies from person to person).

How to Style: Quick dry your hair with your fingers, blow drying against the natural growth on the top and smoothing down the sides and back. If needed, touch it up with a flat iron. Finish with a texture creme on dry hair to give the style definition, especially around the hairline.

Recommended Products: Bb Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Creme
If you’re in a hairstyle rut, one of these great short hairstyle ideas will take your look from blah to bold (and sexy). So get your butt to the salon and treat yourself to one of the hottest short hairstyles. Debating whether to take the plunge?  Share this for friends’ opinions!

For more great short hairstyle ideas, check out our Pinterest Short Hairstyles board.

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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