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Hottest short hairstyles for women
These chic styles will make you want to cut your hair short, if it's not already.
Some people say there’s less you can do with shorter hair, but they’re wrong. There are loads of fun and different styles for cropped locks.
If you’re looking for style inspiration or maybe you’re looking for a new do, then you’ve come to the right place. Scroll down for the coolest short hair style inspo. You’ll want to pin all these pics to your hair board asap.
Messy, wind-swept hair looks like an awful bird’s nest when you have long hair. But when your strands are cropped, your look oozes effortless style. Just look at Jenna Dewan Tatum. The best thing about this style is it takes almost zero effort. Just spray sea-salt spray into wet hair, scrunch, flip and go.
A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Feb 15, 2017 at 4:17pm PST
In case you hadn’t noticed, the 80s are back. Don’t try to fight it, just embrace it with a curly style like Lily Collins. Ultra curly doesn’t just work for long hair, it looks great on short hair too. Sleep with wet hair in rollers and watch what happens the next morning.
Keep it choppy
If you love the idea of short hair but don’t want your style to look like a bob, look to Mindy Kaling for inspiration. Her short style is layered and the bottom length is choppy and thinned instead of being blunt. This cut keeps your short style looking modern instead of something fresh out of the 60s’ mod-era.This is an excellent short style for thick hair. Choppy layers thin out your hair, making it a lot less heavy and hot. And a lot less work to brush.
A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:04pm PST
The long fringed pixie-cut
This style is edgy and super-low maintenance. The shaved back means you don’t have to worry about brushing, straightening or styling, and the long fringe at the front keeps the style looking feminine. Try it! Hair will always grow back.
On longer hair, this style would make you look fresh out of a high school in 2001, but on short hair, it looks beyond cool. Just look at Kendall Jenner. If your hair doesn’t have a natural wave, you can achieve this look by twisting small sections to give them a slight wave. Add sea-salt spray and air dry.
A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:08pm PDT
Half up and half down
Short-hair queen Lily Collins shows that you can still play around with shorter hair. This messy, half up and half down style is easy and ultra feminine. Pull a few sections out at the front if you want the style to feel more relaxed rather than preppy.
Pump up the volume
Short hair and ultra volume? Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait. Twist it, tease it, scrunch it. Do whatever you like to pump up the volume and then flip it all over to one side. This snap of Miranda Kerr is all the inspo we need to give it a go.
A post shared by Miranda (@mirandakerr) on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:27pm PDT
Lower your bun
Who says you can’t wear a bun with short hair? Just make it lower like Kendall. Secure your hair at the base of your head and randomly pin pieces to create a messy bun. If pieces of your hair fall out at the front, even better. It adds to the look.
Half your bun
If you’re partial to the high bun but you have short hair, why not try the half bun style like Sarah Hyland. It’s easy and fuss free. And you get the look of a high bun without random too-short pieces falling out at the back.
A post shared by Sarah Hyland (@therealsarahhyland) on Jul 16, 2016 at 8:12pm PDT
This longer-at-the-front style is perfect for ladies that like the fuss-free feeling of a pixie cut but want to feel feminine. Plus, it looks darn cool; just look at Ruby Rose. Consider this the modern version of the Gwyneth Paltrow hairstyle from Sliding Doors that we were all obsessed with back in the day.
Thought that slicked back, wet-look style Kim Kardashian rocked at the 2016 VMAs was only for long hair? Think again. Jourdan Dunn proves that it looks just as good on cropped hair.
A post shared by Jourdan Dunn (@jourdandunn) on Apr 27, 2017 at 2:13pm PDT
Presenter and all-round babe Ksenija Lukich shows us that middle parts and short hair are a match made in heaven. Keep your part dead center and let it dry wavy. This is the perfect fresh style for winter.
Layered styles aren’t just for longer lengths. Just look at Cara Delevingne and her choppy cut. This is a great style for ladies who love to wear hair accessories.
A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT
This is the perfect lazy style that will make you feel put together. Create a bun using only the hair from the crown of your head. Not convinced? Look at Aussie model Kristina Mendonca.
Is your hair too short to get into a pony or flares too much at the end when you have it secured? Take a leaf out of Harper and Harley’s book and try this style. Keep it low to make sure your hair can reach and knot it over.
New outfit post now up on HarperandHarley.com A post shared by SARA DONALDSON (@harperandharley) on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:51pm PST
The problem with tying your short hair up is the too-short pieces always fall out. So why not make this part of the style like Vanessa Hudgens. Keep your bun or pony tail really loose and let the too-short bits fall and frame your face.
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