A lot of women feel afraid to get short hair. After all, the hair is our crowning glory.
However, contrary to what these women think, short hair is beautiful. It’s easier to care for and maintain. Plus, it makes you look more confident and independent.
If you’re planning on showing off a new look, here are 58 hairstyle ideas for short hair you might want to try.
1. Color of Bronde?
Many women love to have both browns and blondes in their hair at the same time, bronde hair? This bob has the darker brown shades closer to the roots which really makes the blonde shade, on the top layers, stand out. This hairstyle is about the combination of color and style.
2. Layers and Highlights
One way to emphasize the layers in your short hairstyle is to add in some highlights. The highlights in this haircut accentuate the rounded pixie bob so well that it looks to give it more volume.
3. Chocolate Brown Bob
The different shades of brown hair are almost endless. This chocolate brown is such a natural and warm shade. This bob is cut around the nape of her neck but has longer pieces in front to give it a bit more style. Super cute.
4. Color and Cut
The blonde balayage coloring is perfect for this longer pixie cut. It is stated that,
“The warm and cool blonde tones with shadow roots contribute to the sense of height and fullness.”
5. Textured Pixie Cut
The highlights in this pixie cut really make her hair short hair cut stand out. This type of pixie cut is for the more edgy and daring, but so gorgeous at the same time.
6. Mom Hair
This mother was getting tired of having to upkeep her long hair while also having her mom duties to look after. Just because a mom wants to cut off her hair to a shorter length does not mean she has to be any less stylish. This short hair look is just as gorgeous as any long hair!
7. Platinum Color
Sometimes it is not really about the cut that gives the hairstyle its edge, it is the color. This platinum blonde hair gives this bob a great look, not to mention the layers added in the bob.
8. Razored Pixie Bob
This razored pixie bob is purposefully messy. The razored cut gives it texture and volume and every “messy” piece of hair is strategically aligned to give this hair cut its fun look.
9. Long Pixie Cut
When someone mentions a pixie cut many imagine really short hair, but this longer pixie cut shows that their is a variety. This longer pixie cut is easy to maintain, just an easy blow-dry and comb will have this pixie cut looking fabulous every day.
10. Textured but Straight Bob
If you like to have your hair straight instead of curly this textured and straight bob is perfect for you! The layers provide the texture and the straight bob makes it an easy hairstyle to keep up.
If you are looking for a more dramatic cut, this razored bob might be just what you are looking for! This razored bob is a short hair style with a bit more edge. Adding the side bangs to a razored bob will add even more of an edgy and fun vibe.
12. Stacked Bob
Stacked bobs are perfect for the person that needs a cut hairstyle but does not have time every morning to style it just right. Stacked bobs are perfect for the person on the go.
Stacked bobs are explained as, “Stacked, blended layers with longer pieces in the front create the right angled shape as well as an added lift to your roots.”
13. Splashes of Color
Hair does not need to be all one color or even just highlighted, adding splashes of multiple colors adds to a great haircut. She has a dark brown hair but added in different copper tones to really make her hair pop and it worked!
14. Inverted Bob
Looking for a new sassy haircut, try an inverted bob! This hairstyle of inverted bob will,
“… perfectly complement that sass. Layers teamed with highlights bring ample depth so the bob never falls flat.”
15. Root Colors
Adding in a pastel or bright color at your roots is a great way to make your hair stand out. This blonde bob added a pastel purple to the roots, which gives it just a little big extra style. It is fun and pretty.
For a haircut to be perfect, it does not have to be “perfect.” The concept of fly away hairs is not new but give a great intended messy look to short bobs. This bob is the perfect example how razored ends can help create a casual but trendy look.
There are no rules when it comes to hairstyles, no matter how much society wants to say there is. If you want to have an asymmetrical hair cut, go for it! The asymmetrical bobs are very trendy and really make a short hairstyle stand out.
18. Icy Blonde
The icy blonde hair for this cut makes the short hair come alive. The swept over hair adds style to a short cut but it is all about the color that really makes it pop.
Short hair can still have full dimensions with the right cut and style. This dimensional bob still accentuates the woman’s wavy hair. If she wants an easy day with straight hair she can have it but if she needs a bit more formal hair, she can still have it with this hairstyle!
20. Feathered Pixie Cut
If one of the reasons you are nervous to get a short hairstyle is because it might make you look like a school boy, do not worry. This really short hairstyle knows how to combat this worry, by completing a feathered pixie cut. This cut is described as,
“Feathered layers elevate its femininity.”
21. All About the Bangs
This pixie bob is defined by the bangs. The long and sliced bangs frame her face perfectly and define the deep side part she has as well. What a perfect hair cut for the frame of her face.
22. Tousled Bob
This tousled bob look is for those looking for a more casual looking hairstyle. This unique bob added in side bangs and wispy layers to define a more casual style. This looks like the perfect summer haircut.
23. Pearl White
It is all about the color that makes this bob stand out. A suggestion for some women,
“… in search of a signature look, why not try a bold new color like this icy white? When you go with such light colors, however, layers are crucial. They help bring the volume and movement to the tresses.”
24. Deep Side Part
Adding a deep side part will drastically change the look of any hairstyle, including this short bob. It can add just a bit more style to a short hairstyle and make the look a bit more dramatic.
25. Silver Versus Gray
Many people try to hide their incoming gray hair but one way to accept the gray is by making it silver. This silver hairstyle is sassy and lets the world know that gray or silver hair should be just as trendy. The big waves in the hair demonstrate that people with thick hair can still have amazing short hairstyles.
26. Short Wedding Hair
You can still have great hairstyles while having short hair during a wedding. The addition of braids in any short hairstyle will create a more formal look that many are hoping for at a wedding. This side braid makes this short hairstyle really stand out gorgeously.
27. Dark Pixie
The dark balayage is great with this pixie cut.
Advice for this look is, “With cute short haircuts, it’s easier to commit to a partial balayage than a full color treatment. Opt for highlights on the top layers of your hair, leaving the underneath and roots darker.”
28. Thin Hair
Do you have thin and fine hair? This short inverted bob with angled layers is a great cut for you! This cut accentuates volume and fullness by the longer top layers. It will also elevate the crown height of your hair in a gorgeous way.
29. Modern and Classic
The short layered bob has been a classic hairstyle for decades. If you want to create a bit more modern look to the classic haircut it can be all about the layers and color. This classic bob was done with many feathered layers and white hair. It brings the classic into the modern.
30. Face Shapes
Some women can get worried that shorter hair will not look good with the shape of their face. Well, this cut is perfect for almost every face shape! A bob that is cute around the jaw-length that has a side-swept part is complimentary for most.
31. A Little Extra
If you are a fan of the pixie bob style but want to add a little extra than use this picture as inspiration. This woman added in one temple undercut to give her haircut just that little extra she was looking for.
32. Need a Lift?
If your hair is in need of a lift than this short and soft rounded bob might be just what you were looking for!
The hairstyle of, “A soft rounded bob with shorter layers cut at the top gives your roots the lift they need and also creates nice movement. In case your roots don’t lift easily, grab your favorite volumizing spray and you’re good to go!”
33. Tattoo Show-Off
Many people get tattoos on the nape of their neck, it is quite a popular place for tattoos! One way to be able to show off those tattoos is by getting a neck-length bob. These bobs proudly show off any tattoos that longer hairstyles would have kept hidden.
34. Dramatic Angle
This bob has one of the most dramatic angled cuts. It is closely cropped in the back with way longer pieces in the front. The layers in her hair help show off how sharp this cut really is. This cut looks really fun and adventurous.
35. Lifted Crown
This hair cut helps people give their roots more volume at the crown of their head. This stacked bob gives your hair more volume and fullness while keeping your hair short and functional.
36. Curled Under
Curling your ends under with a bob haircut will give your hair a whole new style. Some days you can make it wavy, straight, or simply curled under ends and you can have three entirely different styles with the same hair cut.
37. Blunt Bob
This bob is for those that are looking for a more edgy style.
It is said that, “Blunt ends dial up the edge, while tousled layers give it volume. Brighten it up with a blonde balayage. If you want a sleeker, more sophisticated look, just use a fine-bristle brush to lay your tresses down.”
38. Soft Layers
Some beautiful hairstyles do not need the dramatic cuts and colors to stand out. This style stands out in how classic and chic it is. The layers are very soft and easy instead of blunt and razor like. There has to be a cut for every style and this is for the people who want a softer short hairstyle.
39. Simple is Best
This pixie cut is cute and simple. The pixie cut was given layers and a side part to add some texture. The longer pieces in the front also help frame her face. Simple is sometimes the best and easiest.
40. Jagged Bob
This jagged bob has an angled cut as well. It is shorter in the back and longer in the front. It is easy to be able to get those loose waves for yourself too, all you need is a curling wand.
41. Disconnected Bob
The disconnected bob hairstyle that is displayed here is gorgeous and fun.
“The jagged edges and loose waves provide a texture with movement that is perfect for thick hair.”