Short hair may sometimes feel limiting, but with the right products and accessories, not to mention a little creativity, it’s anything but. If you think that trendy updos and playful braids are off the table for your cropped locks, it’s time to reconsider. Here are some easy-to-achieve hairstyles that look stellar on short strands.
Stacked Bobby Pins: Styling your bobby pins in plain view is a fashion statement, not a faux pas. To add a little modern flair to a short bob, pair a deep side part with a handful of bobbies along your hairline.
Middle-Parted Mini Bouffant: You don’t have to have long hair to achieve major volume. The trick is to pull everything to the back and push up as you pin it in place to create the appearance of a bouffant without all the wrapping and layering required of lengthier manes.
Little Black Bows: You can never go wrong with black velvet bows. To give your short locks even more style, opt for two teeny ribbons in a stacked look.
Middle part with barrettes: Looking to prevent short layers from falling into your face? Use bedazzled barrettes to keep tiny strands on lock.
Wet-Hair Look: No time to braid, twist, and pin your short strands? No worries. With a little gel and a lot of hairspray, you can create Hollywood’s favorite wet style.
Retro Pixie: If you love Audrey Hepburn’s classic hairdo, you can attempt it yourself on short hair by simply parting your pixie off to the side before smoothing it from roots to ends.
Accessories: Instead of spending forever styling your strands, simply brush your hair and layer as many pins as you’d like onto each side of your part.
Va-Va-Volume: Pixie cuts don’t have to fall flat. With a quality hair pomade and a few minutes of coifing, you can raise the bar on your short strands.
Sleek low bun: Turn up the shine factor with a slicked-back low bun. Just spritz gel or spray and then brush your hair back into a low pony. Twist a gold ribbon or string around the teeny bun before pinning in place.
Teeny Top Knot: The whole topknot trend may seem exclusive to long-haired ladies, but not anymore. Pull your short tresses to the crown of your head and twist your ends into a tightly-coiled bun with a few stray ends sticking out.