16 Cute Short Hairstyles to Try ASAP

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Are you tired of the same old hairstyles for short hair and craving a fresh, stylish look that will turn heads? Short hair can be versatile and fun to play with, but finding the perfect cute short hairstyles can be challenging.

The struggle to find new and cute hairstyles for short hair is real, and we understand the frustration.

But fear not because we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll unveil 16 cute hairstyles for short hair that inspire you to embrace your short locks like never before. Say goodbye to hair rut and hello to a world of chic possibilities!

What is the hottest short hair trend for 2024?

Fashion mags are talking about “The Swish,” the flirty update to the classic pixie cut. With curly bangs, this short haircut is set to be a go-to for 2024.  Yes, you heard that right – curls right at the front to frame your face and add a touch of playfulness. It’s the perfect combination of elegance and sass, making it a go-to choice for anyone who wants to rock a short haircut with style.

The best part about this trend is that you can rock your natural texture with it! No straightening or blowouts required.

This hairstyle is designed to make a statement – it’s bold, it’s chic, and it’s undeniably trendy.

16 Cute Hairstyles for Short Hair:

1. Space Buns

SPACE BUNS for Short, Layered hair in 5 Minutes! Cute EASY hair for Busy Moms and SAHM!

You probably have seen this hairstyle recently! Space buns are a very trendy hairstyle right now.

If you are wondering if you could pull them off with short, layered hair, you totally can! It may seem like this hairstyle is for people with longer hair, but if you follow this tutorial, you will have space buns for short hair in no time.

To get this look, spray some dry shampoo and brush out your hair. Then, part your hair down the center and make two pigtails with clear elastics on top of your head. Pull your hair out a little and tease the pigtails for volume.

To create the buns, just twist the pigtails around and pin them in place with bobby pins, then spritz with hairspray. So easy!

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2. Waterfall Braid

HOW TO: Waterfall Braid Short Hair Tutorial | Milabu

If you love the look of braids, you may also be wondering what kind of braided hairstyles you can do on short hair. Don’t worry because there are so many different kinds!

For example, one hairstyle that includes braids that will work for short hair is the waterfall braid. I think that this hairstyle is so adorable, and it is the perfect hairstyle for everyday outfits and looks!

If you have straight hair, you could add some curls to your hair to spice this hairstyle up even more.

3. Front Dutch Braid (AKA Crown Braid)

Crown Braid Tutorial for Short Hair

If you are looking for a braided hairstyle for short hair that would work for fancier events, you should totally try the crown braid. This kind of hairstyle combines a braid with an updo to create an elegant hair look.

This may sound difficult, but don’t worry because this tutorial will show you exactly how to get the perfect crown braid on short hair! If you know how to french braid, you’ve got this.

4. Elegant Bun for Short Hair


For those who like wearing our hair up, a bun is always a good option. However, wearing a bun if you have short hair may seem impossible. You might be surprised to learn that there are elegant bun hairstyles that work for short hair!

It all depends on what kind of bun you are making. If you have short hair, I highly recommend going for this rolled bun hairstyle. This will make putting your short hair into a bun so much easier!

Also, if you are worried about a bun hairstyle looking too casual, this hairstyle will be perfect because it creates a more fancy look for your hair that isn’t too prim or proper.

5. Scarf Hairdo for Short Hair

3 SCARF hairstyles for SHORT HAIR | Tutorial

If you are also looking to add accessories to your short hair, you totally can! In particular, I love rocking scarves with short hair.

You may be wondering how this would work with short hair, but there are actually a couple of different ways that you can style your hair with a scarf. For example, you could tie part of your hair up into a half updo using the scarf as a bow.

You can also check out this tutorial, which shows a couple of different ways of styling short hair with a scarf.

6. Beach Waves for Short Hair

How I style my short hair| Beach Wave - Hair Tutorial

If you have straight hair or if you are just obsessed with curls, you may also be wondering how to curl short hair. Sometimes, curling short hair can be tricky because you don’t want to make your hair look too thick.

Therefore, you will have to pick the correct kind of curls for your short hair! I would recommend going for beach waves like in this tutorial. Beach waves are more of a subtle curl, but they will still give you that curl that you will love for your short hair.

7. Half Updo

Quick Half Up Hairstyle for Short Hair

Another great hairstyle that has been around for a while that would totally work for short hair is the half updo!

Half-updos are a great hairstyle to wear when you are going to a fancy event because they are so elegant. But, you could also totally wear them for your everyday activities. I love wearing a half updo because it is easy and takes no time!

And don’t worry because, for those of us with short hair, this hairstyle will also work for you! Watch this quick tutorial on how to do a half updo with short hair, and you will be good to go.

8. Hair Clip Hairstyles for Short Hair

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One other kind of hairstyle that has become popular recently is using hair clips or hair barrettes. It’s so trendy, and we’re obsessed with this look at CF.

This is one of my personal favorite hairstyle ideas for short hair because there are so many different kinds of cute hair clips and barrettes to choose from.

Not sure how to rock those barrettes? If you are looking for some cute hair barrette hairstyles to try out for your short hair, watch this tutorial, which shows you multiple ways you can use hair clips or hair barrettes on short hair!

9. Short Hair Ponytail

My 5 Minute Ponytail Routine (Short Hair) - KayleyMelissa

Everyone knows that one of the most popular go-to hairstyles for everyday looks is the ponytail! If you have recently cut your hair short, you may have already given up on the idea that you can pull off a cute ponytail.

But, surprise — you still totally can; you just have to know the right way to do it to make your short hair look super cute in a ponytail!

If you need a quick and easy way to do this hairstyle, watch this tutorial, which will show you how to get the ponytail hairstyle for short hair in no time.

10. Dutch Braids for Short Hair

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If you really like doing hair and want to try out something a little bit more complicated, you could totally go for a more intense braid for your hair!

Dutch braids are definitely an option because they look super cute and will even work on short hair!

However, if you are not as familiar with braids, you will definitely want to watch a tutorial like this one to figure out how to do them on your hair.

What’s great about Dutch braids is that they work perfectly for short hair because most of the braids are close to your scalp. Therefore, even if you have super short hair, this hairstyle will still work for you!

Make sure to watch this tutorial a couple of times to get the technique down. You’ve got this.

11. Messy Bun for Short Hair

Short Hair Messy Bun Tutorial

Another great hairstyle for everyday looks is always the messy bun! This type of bun not only looks perfect for everyday looks wear but also, if done just right, it can work for dressier events.

Even though this hairstyle sometimes looks as though there was little to no effort put into it, it can be difficult to get the perfect messy bun. (I know you all know the struggle.)

To get a voluminous, messy bun with your short hair, start with dry shampoo, brush, and then follow up with hairspray for extra volume and texture. Then, pull your hair up into a standard messy bun with a hair elastic. Finally, use clear elastic and bobby pins to pin up any hair that is still hanging down in the back. So simple!

12. Elegant Updo for Short Hair

Simple Updo For Short Hair! (2023)

Everyone knows that updos are always a great option for fancier events, such as proms or weddings. These hairstyles are a bit more detailed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the perfect updo hairstyle for short hair!

What’s great about updo hairstyles is that there are so many different kinds of updos that you can do. You just have to figure out which one works best for your hair length and the type of hair that you have.

One great option is including braids in your updos. For example, this hair tutorial shows a super cute updo option for short hair, which includes a pretty braid going up the back of your head.

This is just one of the many options for updos that you could totally try on your short hair! If you love braids, you could even incorporate more braids into your updo looks to spice it up even more. Or, you could also make your hair look even fancier by adding fun accessories like hair pearls or flower barrettes.

This will be the perfect hair look for whenever you need to go to a fancier event, even if you have short hair.

13. Bubble Braids


You probably have seen this kind of hairstyle a lot recently. I have never seen this hairstyle before, but the bubble braid hairstyle is super popular right now, and it is so adorable!

All you will need to get this hairstyle is some regular hair elastics, or you could even go for some fun hair elastics like the colored ones to make this look even more fun! You also need a teasing comb to make really precise parts in between your hair sections.

To get this look, you basically part your hair into sections going backward and put a hair elastic on each. Then, you start to pull out hair from the sections to create the “bubbles.” Finish with hairspray.

This is my favorite kind of bubble braid hair look because you will be able to incorporate the braided style while also being able to wear part of your hair down to create a girly look!

14. Half Up Top Knot


If you love buns, another way that you can incorporate the bun hairstyle into your hair looks for short hair is by putting your hair up into a half updo with a bun.

This is another super easy hair look that will look great on short hair and is perfect for everyday activities!

If you want to get the perfect half-up top knot for your short hair, just watch this tutorial for all the steps.

15. Half Up Ponytail


I am sure you have seen this hairstyle before; it is the half updo with a ponytail. If you love Ariana Grande, you know she made this hairstyle super popular!

And, while Ariana has her trademark extensions (You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it.), don’t worry because it will totally look adorable on short hair as well! I honestly think this hairstyle looks even better on short hair because it creates a cute, youthful, and girly look.

If you want to get the perfect half-up ponytail on your short hair, watch this quick and easy tutorial! All you need is a brush and a hair elastic.

16. French Twist

How to: French Twist - for mid-length & short hair

Creating a stylish French twist with short hair might seem like a daunting task, but it’s entirely achievable. Begin by sweeping your hair into a ponytail and fastening it with a clear elastic to ensure a sleek foundation. 

Next, make a small hole underneath your elastic and pull your ponytail through it sideways. (Watch the video to see exactly how this is done.) Finally, pull the ends of your hair towards your head and affix them with a few bobby pins.

Which of these cute hairstyles for short hair is your favorite?

What hairstyle are you excited to try? Where will you be wearing this hairstyle?

6 thoughts on “16 Cute Short Hairstyles to Try ASAP”

  1. So every time I need to brainstorm some last-minute hairstyles, to spice up my look, I never have any good ideas. When I try to look some up, the hairstyles don’t really work with my type of hair, and most of them look really complex and “too much” and look like they take too much time. So I end up with what I had originally. If anyone has any suggestions for me, please help and reply. I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve been dealing with this for a long time now. I have shoulder-length hair, naturally curly, with loose curls, hair type, dry. aaand I’m lazy. Thank you!


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