How to Style Short Hair in 5 minutes with These Hairstyles

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How to Style Short Hair in 5 minutes with These Hairstyles

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Bored with your normal look? Want a complete makeover to enhance your personality? Thinking of going short? You’re not alone—the short hairstyles are very popular among the celebrity folk. It is time that you finally chop-off those locks of hair and flaunt your short hairstyle. In this article, you’ll also find out about the haircut you should get according to your face cut. 

Now is the best time to cut your hair short. With the summer at its peak, short hair is the best way to keep sweaty necks at bay. Nothing feels summer like a cool breeze brushing against your bare neck.

Short hair became prominent amongst the women after style icon Audrey Hepburn sported a pixie cut in 1953 in her film Roman Holiday.  

For a  woman, short hair varies from close-cropped to hair just above the shoulder. Various types of short hair include bob cut, pixie or lobs.

Short hair looks good on everyone, but there are certain styles that look good with specific face shapes. Here are some inspiration photos of celebrities from all around the world who swear by short hairstyles, for you to bring in on your next trip to the salon. Happy chopping!

1. Look Sleek and Stylish with a Bob Cut:

A bob cut is a type of short hairstyle for women. In this, the hair is at the level of the ears, below the ears and over the shoulders. The length of a classic bob is one to two inches below the chin. A bob looks best with blunt cut bangs.

Short Hairstyle Bob

L to R: Sonakshi Sinha, Khloe Kardashian and Yami Gautam sporting a bob cut hairstyle

In today’s time, bob cut has been upgraded and modernized to various styles varying from layered bob to shaggy bob. Channel your inner Snow White by choosing the right bob and it’ll surely make your day. It is a look you’ll rock with pleasure this summer. Bob is a sleek and a stylish cut and helps in perfectly framing your face.

2. Enhance your Personality with a Pixie Cut:

A pixie cut is not for those with a weak heart. It takes guts and a lot of confidence to rock a pixie cut. But the results are worth it. A pixie cut is a short hairstyle, with hair short on the back and side of the head and slightly longer on the top, along with short bangs.

Short hairstyles

L to R: Mandira Bedi, Scarlett Johansson, Anushka Sharma

The pixie cut has been sported by various celebrities that you can take inspiration from. If you want to make a big change and enhance your personality and go a little bold with your style, then you should definitely give pixie cut a try. It is a very versatile style and looks good on all face shapes.

3. Stay in your comfort zone with a Lob Cut:

A lob is a short form for a long bob and is a variant of the bob cut. The length ranges between long hair and a bob cut. Its length is between the chin and the collarbone. A lob is for those who want to play it safe and not take any risks with their hair.

Short Hairstyle cuts

L to R: Bollywood actresses sporting a lob cut Tapsee Pannu, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma

If you don’t want to get out of your comfort zone, then a lob is a perfect option for you. This is an example of a chic and elegant hairstyle. A lob can go well with any hair type be it curly, wavy or straight.

It is one of the biggest beauty trends of this decade and is here to stay. Lob, because of its length is the easiest to style. You can do a lot of experiments and try a lot of hairstyles with a lob.

Short Hairstyles:

Now that you’ve gone short with your hair, there’s no dearth of good hairstyles to flaunt. We’ve picked out five ways in which you can style your hair and create amazing short hairstyles.

1. Twisted Ponytail

This hairstyle can be done for any outing, be it a brunch with friends or a formal meeting. This hairstyle looks super cute and classy on short hair and is super easy to make.

Start by untangling your hair, so that it is free from any knots and frizz. Make a side parting in your hair. Take a small section of hair from one side and start twisting it till you reach the back. Secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat the same process on the other side. Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and tie it with a rubber band. Set your hair with a hairspray to keep it in check. Voila, your hair is done and you are ready to rock the look.

2. Loose Messy Updo

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Loose messy updo

Curl your hair into small and loose curls. Tie a loose low ponytail. Invert the ponytail and then roll the ponytail into a loose bun. Secure it with bobby pins and accessorize according to the occasion. Your messy updo is ready.

3. The Crisscross Look

Take some hair on one side of your crown section. Tie it in a ponytail and flip it through several times. Remember in order to do this you need to tie your elastic band further down. Crisscross your sections and pin them in position, with a few bobby pins. Now repeat the same steps on the other side.

4. Braided Half Bun

Braided half bun

Take up some part of your hair from the front. Start making a Dutch braid, and add more hair from the sides in every step. Make the braid till you reach the crown of your head. Secure the braid with a band. Tie the band in such a way that you create a fold that looks like a bun.

5. The Side-Swept Hairstyle

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The side-swept hairstyle

This hairstyle looks good with both straight and wavy hair. Side part your hair and start row braiding one side. For this, you have to twist one section of hair and braid it on top of the hair.

The main objective is to twist, crossover and add hair in every step. It is not complicated, but you need to twist in the same direction all the time. Collect the hair under the braid and bring it to the back and pin it in place with a couple of bobby pins. Add some hairspray and ta-da your hairstyle is ready.

Jazz Up your Look with these Accessories

Accessories can jazz up any hairstyle. It can take any regular short hairstyle up a notch from casual to formal or party-ready. These are a few trending hair accessories that you can style your short hairstyles with.

1. Designer Hair Pins

There are various designs available for hairpins ranging from u-pins to barrettes. A u-pin is a basic, but elegant design. It can upgrade any messy updo to something classy and purposeful. 

Barrettes are available in various shapes and unique designs. Choose the one that matches your style. It can add that sophistication to your hairdos

2. Printed Bandanas and Headbands

Bandanas are trending right now. A bandana gives you a vintage, hippy and an oh-so-fabulous look. It is perfect to revamp your hairstyle and gives your personality an edge. Find a bandana that gives a peek into your personality.

3. Headbands

There are various types of headbands available. They’re available in different shapes, types, and designs. A headband beautifully accentuates short hairstyles like a pixie cut or a short bob.

It not only adds an ‘oomph’ factor to your hairstyle but also holds your hair in place, thus giving a hassle-free hairstyle.

Given below is a table that’ll help you to choose the right cut and hairstyle according to your face shape.

Face Shape Hair Cut and Hairstyles
Oval Blunt Bob above the shoulder, Shoulder length cuts with subtle layers, Sleek hairstyles, side-swept bangs
Square Straight hair with long layers, Short subtle bangs that hit at the cheekbones, Soft wispy side-swept bangs
Round Textured Lob, deep side part, Pixie cut with volume at the top
Heart Shoulder length lob, Layers that break at the collarbone, deep side part with loose waves
Long Salon-style blowout with volume, Loose curls that start close to the roots, Flat iron waves
Diamond Short textured lob, Sleek high ponytail, Sleek straight hair with a middle part

Do you have any go-to hairstyles or tricks? Comment below and let us know. 

Also, how about taking hairstyle inspiration from our Bollywood divas?

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