Seriously easy hairstyles for short hair
Oh the things you can do with just a few centimetres of hair!
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / January 24 2019
Short hair’s moment in the spotlight continues. And its reputation for being edgy, trendy, able to accentuate your bone structure… well, you can thank all of these celebrities for that. And for stretching your imagination for what’s possible with just a few centimetres of hair.
Forget any preconceived ideas you have that short haircuts for women are one-dimensional. Short female haircuts, when done right, offer a lot of options for short hairstyles. And the best bit is there are plenty of easy hairstyles for short hair that don’t require a lot of styling time or effort, just some good hair products (BTW, these are the styling products you need if you have short hair).
TOP TIP: Short female haircuts should be customised to suit your face shape, as well as your lifestyle. You want something that is going to line up with your maintenance expectations.
If you’ve got short hair and don’t know what to do with it, or are considering a short haircut, let these celebrity hairstyles for short hair inspire your new look.
Layers throughout your pixie cut add texture and cut out your need to style your hair every day as it should sit perfectly with nothing more than a quick finger-comb through with gel.
If you’re worried that short hair for girls looks too masculine, Scarlett will convince you otherwise. She makes a strong case for leaving a lot of length up top - it provides so much versatility and it can help soften your facial features. To pull it off, you’ll need a great moulding cream. Our pick: Moroccanoil Moulding Cream.
Kris Jenner knows how to boost serious volume into a pixie cut. While still ensuring her hair always looks so touchable and shiny. We desperately want to know what products she uses! If we had to guess, we'd say she probably uses a styling mousse, blow-dries away from the roots, and adds a shine serum to finish.
For endless pixie cut inspiration, Ruby Rose is your girl. She’s had her short haircut for years and it never looks boring! Her secret: Enough length at the crown to play with different styles, and adding highlights when she feels like a change-up.
Sometimes less is more, and in Miley’s case, an undercut is all it takes to send her short hair to a whole other level of cool.
Don’t give up on updos just because you have short hair. Depending on the length, you can still do mini braids in sections, or if it’s too short for that, twist and pin tufts like Anne has.
If you’re concerned that a short haircut will be too harsh for you, take a leaf out of Jennifer’s book. The long fringe softens your facial features, and your bangs can be styled in a couple of different ways: side-swept, curtain, spiked. A texturising spray like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and a straightener will be your best friend for these looks.
For the grown out pixie, Cara is your muse. It can be an awkward time but Cara is powering through it like a pro. Not to mention she's making us want to try a really, really short bob. For a smooth finish, try one of our all-time favourite frizz products.
If you want more inspiration, check out these short hairstyles for women with a little more length.
If it's a dramatic makeover you're after, take a look at the latest celebrity hair transformations.
Which celeb's short hairstyle do you like the best? Who's your celebrity short hair muse?
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.