Just because you don’t have the length doesn’t mean there aren’t endless ways you can fashion short hair, from soft feminine curls and bohemian braids to bad ass mohawks and sleek yet elegant pixies. Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something out of the ordinary when styling your short hair. If anything, you can have way more fun with short hairstyles! Below we show you five different and easy ways to style short hair at home.
Make the most of the length in your fringe, and reveal your inner rebel with a P!nk inspired faux-hawk. Be bold and stack your pixie cut up high with texture and height.
Opt for a texturising foam for maximum hold and texture. Apply to wet hair then blow dry to activate. We love Davroe Body Volume Texture, it’s lightweight enough to keep your hair feeling soft while giving it height and movement.
Short on time, add volume and texture to dry hair with magic hair dust, aka hair powder. Hair powder instantly gives your hair grit and it’ll hold for days. Lightly dust to your roots, tousle hair with your fingertips and style. Find volumising and texturising powders online or in store.
You don’t need long hair to let your inner Sienna-ishness flow. Boho is all about comfort, layers and softness. Rather than ironing your hair straight, give it a natural looking softness with a curl wand instead.
Braids may look complicated and sadly, we don’t all have the hand dexterity of our stylist to fashion a three stranded infinity braid, but there are heaps of ways to fake braid your hair. There’s a two stranded fish braid, the twist braid, the even simpler bubble braid - essentially puffed out sections of hair, and a pull-through braid which simulates the look of a braid.
Twists, plaits and braids all provide the detail when it comes to boho hairstyles, as well as hair accessories made from feathers, beads and golden leaves.
Curls & Waves
Our favourite vampire, Kristen Stewart has a lot of fun when it comes to playing with her hair. From bleached buzz cut to girl next door locks, and easily rocks a short wavy lob.
The easiest way to curl short hair is with a curling iron that has a clamp. You’ll be able to get to the ends and the shortest lengths - minus the burns. Use a small barrel, no larger than 25mm, anything larger won’t work on short hair. For a messy finish alternate the direction you curl and leave the ends straight.
Word of advice - always use a heat protectant when using hot styling tools. Heat protection lessens the chance of singeing the hair and prevents dry split ends. Our favourite is Matrix StyleLink Heat Buffer, not only does it protect its leaves your hair incredibly shiny.
If you didn’t already know, this year’s biggest trend alert is the humble hair clip. From the simple, yet effective use of multiple bobby pins and bejewelled snap clips to blingy statement hair clips and embellished barrettes.
Go simple and wear one pearl bobby pin to hold your hair out of place or go OTT and stack mix and match clips for a total glammed up look! Clip up a ballerina bun with a diamante barrette or scatter hair cuffs for a fun, playful look.
Diamante, pearl, tortoiseshell, gold, silver, floral, feathered, square, round, glittered, big and small…there are so many hair clips available to choose from. Stylish, effectual, fun and affordable, hair clips let you play around and create a different look time and time again.
Sleek Back & Sides
A classic, this sleek hairstyle takes a demure pixie cut from strait-laced to spicy. Elegant, neat and glamorous, this short hairstyle is a favourite on the red carpet.
Easy to wear and even easier to create. Fashion with a sharp part or brush back hair from your face, smoothing with a flat vented brush and hairdryer before controlling with a flat iron. Finish off by giving it that wet look with styling gel.
Styling gel has come a long way since the hair gel of the 80s where you covered your hair in goop, and everything else! Styling gels today give hair a more natural finish without the stiffness and are available as a spray. Find hair styling gel online or in store.
There you have it, 5 different ways on how to style your short hair!
Find more short hair styling inspo on our Pinterest board Short Hair. Images via Pinterest.