Let’s debunk the myth that people with short hair can just roll out of bed and go. People with short hair deal with many of the same issues that those of with long hair do, like flyaways, cowlicks, frizz — the list goes on. And on top of that, you have less hair to work with on days it's just not cooperating.Whether you already have hair above your shoulders or are considering chopping off your strands, we’re here to provide some styling inspiration. Read on for our favorite and easy-to-recreate tutorials that will get you and your short hair through any occasion.
Short Hairstyle #1: The Double Ponytail
When the temperature is hot and sweat-inducing outside, there’s nothing worse than having your hair weighing down on your neck. Unfortunately, short hair doesn’t always fully make it into the rubber band when you pull it back. Familiar with the struggle? This tutorial by Kayley Melissa is an under-five-minute solution. To avoid a droopy, saggy ponytail, she instructs you to separate your hair into two bunches and secure them individually. Then, go in with a third ponytail holder and combine the sections for a thick, voluminous effect.
Short Hairstyle #2: The Wet Look
When wet hair looks gained popularity on the beauty scene, we were skeptical for sure. But the just-showered look has quickly become one of our favorite, on-trend styles. It’s fast and easy to create and effortlessly chic. Sandra Shehab gives a tutorial that requires nothing but a wet head, some texture gloss, texture spray and hairspray. Our favorite product for achieving this shiny look is the L’Oréal Paris Lock It Extreme Style Gel.
Short Hairstyle #3: Half-Up, Half-Down
Some days you just can’t be bothered with washing and styling your hair. That’s when you need a little dry shampoo and an easy half-up, half-down ’do. This tutorial by Chancy Cone is a cute take on the classic style. She adds a messy top knot to her already styled loose waves — it’s the perfect look for just about any occasion and helps hide greasy hair.
Short Hairstyle #4: A Finger-Waved Pixie Cut
Finger waves are a great no-heat styling option for anyone with a pixie cut. In this tutorial, PrisKilla demonstrates how to do it with a comb and mousse (we like to use the Garnier Fructis Root Amp Root Lifting Spray Mousse) on wet hair. The end result is an elegant, stay-in-place-all-day look.
Short Hairstyle #5: An Updo With a Bob
PSA: Just because you have a bob doesn’t mean updos are out of the question. Brittany Marie is here to show you just how to pull one off. In the first half of the tutorial, she gives a step-by-step guide for getting effortlessly, natural-looking beachy waves. Then, in part two, she breaks down how to execute a chic, low chignon with wispy pieces framing your face. This tutorial is a much-watch if you have any parties, weddings or events coming up on the calendar.
Short Hairstyle #6: A Mohawk Braid
We can’t stop obsessing over this edgy-meets-chic look courtesy of Milabu. After creating a center part, she takes a bit of hair from either side and creates two Dutch braids along the top of her head. The key here is pulling everything tight and making sure to fasten a rubber band at the back. This style is also great if you have bangs and want to keep them out of your face for the day.