Nobody likes to feel held back by their short hair, but unless you’re willing to go for a full-on chop you might feel limited with what you can do. If you’ve had some reservations about chopping your locks—we’re here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case. Short hair can be just as stylish and versatile as longer hair. Here are some of our favorite hairstyles for short hair.
The Curly Bob
Curly bobs are a great way to experiment with shorter lengths without going too short. Keep it long enough to be able to twirl or braid it and your tresses will be cascading around your face in lovely ringlets. You can make it bold and modern with a shorter cut or keep it longer and cozy with a longer cut.
Add edge and texture to your hair with a pixie undercut. This look requires a slightly longer length on top for maximum effect. That longer top can still be pushed back for a more relaxed look, or can be styled out and flipped for more volume. The shorter undercut gives a more textured, spiky look and adds a bit of luxury to your style.
For a look that’s both stylish and effortless, you want a shaggy bob. This look is best with a bit of length, as longer hair is easier to style, but can still be cropped close to the neckline. Ask your stylist for long layers and make sure they leave enough hair on the top to give it that messy, groovy look.
If you’re looking for a look that’s a bit edgy and modern, try a faux mohawk. This look requires short sides and some length on top, but not too much.A lot of people like to give their fauxhawk a tousled look and keep the sides shorter but textured to keep it looking effortless. This look can be kept bold with some styling, or can be pushed back and kept more natural.
For a laid back but still fashionable style, soft curls are ideal. Ask your stylist for pieces with lots of texture, so the curls can look full and bouncy. This look still requires some length in order to be able to curl and twirl it, but you can still have fun with it by keeping the back shorter. Soft curls are perfect for the days when you want to look like you didn’t put too much effort in, but still look chic.