Short hair is easier to care for than long hair, but it can be more of a challenge to style at times! But worry not: there are still plenty of stylish, sophisticated, and easy choices for you to get the most out of your sweet & short locks.
Below you’ll find +50 beautiful ideas which we believe to be ideal for ladies with shorter haircuts, from bobs and lobs to buzz cuts and everything in between!
Wavy Lob With Side Parting & Fun Hair Clips
When we find a hairstyle that requires almost no effort yet creates a ‘wow’ effect, we’re absolutely in love! So is the case with this look, which is great for any type of wavy bob or lob with evenly cut hair.
Messy Half Updo With A High Bun
Another hairstyle that is most fitted for lobs (or bobs). This idea incorporates a fuss-free high bun in a half updo look that is easy to achieve and gorgeous to look at.
High Bun & Cheeky Curls
As presented to us by actress Tessa Thomson, a high bun can look just as good on shorter hair as it does on longer locks. Make sure to purposely leave out a few curly hair strands for some extra playfulness!
The Marilyn Curls
The Marilyn-Curls are just as iconic for blondes as they are for short hair. You will be the star of any (Zoom) meeting, (online) Uni class, or (socially distant) dinner you attend! And if you’re looking for more gorgeous hairstyles for blonde hair, make sure to check out this list!
High Ponytail Half Updo
This lovely hairstyle is quick, easy to create, and gives us a subtle vintage vibe we just can’t get enough of. We also love the nice little extra touches, such as the statement earrings or styling the hair tips outwards!
Kim K Inspired Lob
If you want to have your lob looking as good as Kim Kardashian’s does in this picture, there are a few steps to follow. Firstly, make sure it is straight and well brushed, then arrange it with a middle parting, and finally turn your tips slightly inwards for that finishing touch!
Ponytail With Bangs & Strands
This endearing hairstyle seems worthy of an animated character! It creates the impression of volume through the ponytail, bangs, and the carefully left-out strands of hair in the front, which also delightfully frame the face.
Braided Crown Updo
Braided crowns are a go-to choice for long and short hair; for a morning jog or an evening date; for a little princess-y touch or a bit of librarian-chic!
Faux Hawk With Purple Tips
What an edgy look! If you find that short hair is a synonym for a bold, rebellious attitude, then you can try this faux hawk haircut and dye your hair tips your favorite color!
Messy Dark Blonde Lob With Highlights
This is a messy yet charming combination of waves and straight hair, of lighter and darker shades. It exudes ‘too cool to care vibes’ and it works great for either a bob or a lob!
Tight Boxer Braids For Short Hair
Although it is usually associated with natural hair, boxer braids can also look great on straight, short hair! You can opt for two or more braids – the girl in the picture went with four & we think it looks spectacular!
Curly Half Updo With A Bun
Pretty and preppy, this easy hairstyle is great for Zoom classes, a job interview, or meeting a friend! Make sure to leave a few frontal hair strands out to nicely frame your face, and you’re good to go!
Dark & Glossy Blunt Bob
If you are already rocking a bob or a lob and your hair is dark in color, try opting for very straight, glossy hair instead of curls. You’ll get a sleek and sophisticated look that’s sure to be admired!
Loose Braided Crown Half Updo
Appropriate for either a bob or a lob, this quick & easy hairstyle is a stress-free way to elevate your day-to-day look, by simply creating a crown-like braid in the back of your head.
French or Dutch Braids For Short Hair
Regardless of whether you prefer the French or the Dutch braiding technique, you will have a much easier job braiding your hair than your friends with long locks! Just make sure to braid it rather tightly, so the shorter baby hairs won’t escape your hairstyle throughout the day!
Audrey Hepburn Inspired Pixie
Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest fashion icons of all time. We can all agree that she looked stunning with both long and short hair, but there is something about this classy pixie haircut that we just can’t get enough of.
Pink & Wavy Lob
This look combines a lob haircut, a dreamy pastel-pink hair color, and very casual styling with loose, messy waves. It’s a unique choice for both casual activities and special occasions!
Space Buns Half Updo
Scoring major points on both the cuteness and versatility scales, this hairstyle requires you to have long hair, that comes down to at least your chin level in order for it to work.
Half Updo With Victory Rolls
Old-Hollywood is back in style! Actually, it has never truly left the hearts of fashionistas. Victory rolls do require a bit of practice to get them just right, especially with short hair, but once you learn the basics, this half updo will elevate any casual or fancier look.
Low & Loose Bun
If your hair is just long enough to pull off a low bun, you’re in luck! This quick, practical hairdo will save you a lot of time when you’re in a rush or just chilling at home.
Elegant & Twisted Low Bun
This posh-looking low bun is a stylish variation of the low bun for a more official event or fancier get-together. Plus, it does the trick of making your short hair looking way longer – if that’s what you’re after!
Straight Bob With Middle Parting: Two Looks
As shown by model Kaia Gerber, a sleek, straight bob with middle parting is a haircut that can save you a lot of effort during busy mornings. If you’re not in the mood for something more complex, you can just brush it and wear it as it is. If even brushing feels like too much, let a hat or beanie become your best friend!
Add A Fun Bandana
This picture of Emma Roberts shows us just how easy it can be to obtain a carefree and summerly look with the help of a colorful bandana. Plus, it will hide any sign of having a bad hair day!
Waterfall Braid Half Updo
This feminine hairstyle is the perfect choice for a date or a relaxed evening walk. The tiny waterfall braid is fairly easy to make, but adds a little magical touch to your everyday bob or lob!
Short & Spiky
Nobody can wear this edgy haircut as well as Hale Berry – but we can always give it a go! If you want your super short hair to show your wild side, try some bold, messy spikes.
Space Buns For Natural Hair
This is a fun hairstyle that you can wear for occasions ranging from meeting with friends, all the way to a cool new workout class, whether that is online or offline! If you wanna go the extra mile, add a few statement accessories or dye your hair bold.
Playful Half Updo With A Scrunchie & Bangs
First of all, bangs look amazing with short hair and you can’t change our minds! Second of all, this cheeky updo is so easy to pull off that you might just want to wear it every day when running errands or working from home.
Relaxed Updo With Loose Strands
As exemplified by Saoirse Ronan, the simplest updo can look amazing on short hair, especially that of a lighter color. Just tie your hair back with a hair clamp in a neat bun or low ponytails and leave out a few hair strands for a relaxed look.
Braids & Pigtails Combo For Short Hair
Combining two of the cutest hairstyles in one, this look is both practical and adorable! Practical – because if tied tightly, it will stay in place for the whole day. Adorable – you don’t need reasons to agree with that!
Statement Hair Rings For Short, Natural Hair
Do you want to discreetly look like a fairytale princess? Then, incorporate a few delicate, but eye-catching hair rings when styling your short hair.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Tucked Back Bob
If Jennifer Lawrence is confidently wearing it, then you know it must be a good look! This simple yet sophisticated idea for a straight bob or lob involves nothing more than creating a side parting and tucking your hair (on the more voluminous side) behind one ear.
Chic Beret & Short Hair
A foolproof way to get that Parisian chic is to add a beret to your everyday bob, lob, or even bowl haircut. Leave it to the French to keep warm this season while also keeping it stylish!
Retro Updo With Bandana & Victory Rolls
If done properly, this retro look is sure to be the most stunning sight wherever you go! You might wear it with a simpler outfit, or go full vintage with your style – either way, this 50s inspired hairstyle will be a show stopper!
Kinky Hair Bob With Boxer Braids
Hear us out: for every braid you add, three or more heads will turn around in awe just to look at your hairstyle. If you have gorgeous, shorter natural hair like actress Danai Gurira, you’ll be a real stunner with this look!
Curly & Short With Statement Headband
Keira Knightley’s look will be an amazing choice for your next fancy occasion (whenever the pandemic will allow it, of course). If your hair is super short, curl it gently and add a statement headband that will elevate the aesthetics of the hairstyle.
Half Updo With Mohawk Braid
Braided half updos are platinum hair’s best friend – be it long or short! This hairstyle best fits a bob or lob, and you can achieve it (with a bit of practice) by braiding the top of your head using your favorite technique, mohawk-style.
Messy Low Bun With Bandana
No, you did not actually wake up like this. But you can totally use that phrase as a photo caption if you’re caught on camera wearing this messy but oh-so-chic updo!
60s Inspired Bouffant
Vintage is the new modern. This hairstyle works best on short-to-medium and thick hair; bonus points if you add statement pearl accessories, as seen in the picture! Be sure to check out this list for hairstyles inspired by this time period!
Madonna’s Slicked Back & Up Short Hair
Madonna’s iconic old-school and rebellious hairstyle is still a great choice for today’s trendsetters! If you need a bit more rock n roll glam in your life, go big and bold with this look!
Edgy Bun & Braid Combo
This spunky look was spotted on Kristen Stewart, who we know to be a proud fan of short hair. The combination of a tight, low bun, a short little braid, and big curly strands in the front, shows off her rebellious, edgy side.
Low Bun For Short Curly Hair
This variation of the low bun is dedicated to those of you with thick, curly hair. If it’s long enough to wear it in a low bun, then go for it – either for work or play!
Easy Half Updo For Afro Hair
We can barely take our eyes off the amazing side volume this hairstyle creates for ladies with natural hair! To keep your mane out of your eyes and away from bothering you in your daily endeavors, you can recreate this quick & easy, yet visually stunning half updo.
Femme Fatale Curls
Inspired by Natasha Romanoff, the well-known Marvel heroine played by Scarlett Johansson, this hairstyle might not endorse you with superhuman abilities, but it will certainly give you a classy, stylish, and slightly femme-fatalish vibe.
Natural & Casual Bob: Six Looks
These looks are proof that sometimes, less is more. You don’t need anything extravagant to make your short hair look great: for our last entry on this list, here are six slightly different variations of the classic bob, all with basic styling and very natural hair colors.
No matter if you’re aiming for cute or for edgy, for sophisticated or sexy – or any combination of those – at least some of the above-listed hairstyles will surely suit your type of short hair. We hope that your morning routine will now be just as short as your hair – pun intended!