A common misconception about short hair is it's difficult to style in new ways. And while we admit there may be less to work with, short strands can boast a new style day after day. If you lack options in your hairstyle wardrobe, chances are you just need a little inspiration to spark your next look. Ahead, 25 styles that'll make styling your short 'do easier than ever.
A sleek bob with bent-in ends and a deep side part is the LBD of short hairstyles. It goes with everything and always works in a pinch. Remember this one the next time you don't know how to style your strands.
You know those back-from-the beach kind of textured waves? You can get it even if you're stuck in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Use a curling wand to get a bend from roots to ends and massage a healthy amount of texturizing spray through your strands for that salty texture.
Summon every hair clip, barrette, and bedazzled bobby pin in your collection to recreate this blinged-out bob. Slick back one side and create a collage of accessories. Extra points if you can recreate this gorgeous wave, but TBH, when you have such an opulent spread on your head, nobody is looking at how well you curl your hair.
When in doubt, a sleek low pony with a center part is always a good idea. Finish it off with an oversize organza scrunchie, and watch as this look suddenly lands a reoccurring role in your hairstyle wardrobe.
They're like friendship bracelets, but for your hair. Thread beads onto safety pins and suspend them from microbraids positioned intermittently throughout textured waves. You can even spell out fun phrases for a kitschy-cool look.
There's one struggle every short-haired beauty faces when putting hair up into a high bun: The hair at the nape of the neck never stays put. The solution is a handful of strategically placed snap clips that not only hold your style in place but also boast an unexpected design.
We know an oldie but goodie when we see one, and this classic bump is the sweet style you'll want to recreate for years to come. A velvet bow moderns it up a bit, but don't forget to experiment with other accessories to keep this 'do looking fresh time after time.
Is it just us, or is this "Rachel" blowout we've been trying to achieve since middle school? Blowdry (or enlist the help of a professional) with a large round brush to get tons of volume and a soft bend in your hair.
Whether you’re creating sleek pulled-back looks or soft waves, a hairspray that holds your strands in place all day is a must. We love this one by Living Proof because it doesn’t give you that hard, crunchy feel.
One curling iron is great, three is better; but since our vanity space is limited, this T3 interchangeable set gives you more options without taking up valuable real estate. Swap out the wands to create any look from Hollywood curls to beachy waves.
A really good dry shampoo is the key to saving second- (and third-) day hair, but we especially love using it on clean strands to create a cool lived-in texture. This one by fan-favorite Ouai Haircare is packed with rice starch and volcanic materials to absorb oil and detox the scalp in a snap.
For those sleek styles, having a straightener in your beauty arsenal is non-negotiable. This Bellami x Amrezy flat iron boasts a smart sensor technology that allows you to choose from four presets for coarse, medium, fine, and extra-fine hair, or customize your favorite temperature.