How to Style Short Hair: 8 Amazing Styles

How to style short hair
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They say “A woman’s hair is her crowning glory“. Just as a crown adorns the head of a monarch, hair adorns the head of an individual.

Just as a crown is carefully chosen and crafted to reflect a ruler’s identity, a person’s hairstyle is chosen to express their unique persona.

So, for all the short-haired beauties out there, we are going to be talking about the various ways in which a queen’s crown is crafted. In other words, here is how to style short hair.

8 Ways to Style Short Hair 

1. Pixie Cut

Do we not remember Audrey Hepburn‘s iconic pixie cut in Roman Holiday which influenced so many fashion trends over the years?

Now, a pixie cut can add texture and volume to your hair, and all you have to do is scrunch your hair with your fingers to give it a cute, messy look.

And if you love getting bangs, then you can also get a pixie cut with bangs to add a cute texture to it.

Or if you’re someone who loves to try new hair colours, then you can also get it with highlights. So get your styling kit and chop-chop!

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2. The Side Twist

This one is my personal favourite and goes with everything. Whether you’re going to a prom or just to a regular, mundane college class, this works for all.

All you have to do is brush your hair, take the sides of your hair, twist them back, and secure them with a hairpin. It gives you a sweet yet sophisticated look.

3. The Iconic Rachel Green Haircut

Haven’t we all been obsessed with Rachel Green’s iconic haircut in the series Friends? The way it so effortlessly makes her look so darn pretty.

The hairstyle got so famous that people referred to it as “The Rachel“. And today we’re going to tell you all about it.

The Rachel featured a layered bob haircut, with shorter layers framing the face and longer layers towards the back.

This haircut adds volume and movement to the hair, and the golden highlights add depth and dimension to Rachel’s hair.

4. The Half-Up-and-Half-Down Hairstyles

Are you one of those who just can’t decide whether to leave their hair loose or tie it up? Well, then, we’ve got the perfect hairdo for you.

In this hairstyle, you brush your hair to remove the tangles. Now section your hair to leave some hair down and gather the upper half.

Next, tie the upper half into a ponytail and let the bottom section fall.

You can also style it as desired. Furthermore, you can also curl, straighten, or add waves. Choose the one that suits your personality the best.

And if you’re someone who loves accessorizing you’re hair, you can decorate it with beautiful accessories.

After all, one needs to craft one’s crown perfectly and beautifully.

5. Waterfall Braid

Do you want to let your hair down, but at the same time, you don’t want it to look boring? Well, then the waterfall braid is the one for you.

This adorable hairdo gives you a lovely look and makes your hair look like a flowing waterfall.

Now to get this perfect look, first you need to brush your hair to remove the tangles, and then part your hair in the centre or slightly off the centre, as per your preference.

Now divide your hair into three sections: right, left, and middle.

Next, the middle sections should be where you want your braid to start. Take a small section from the middle section and divide it into three strands.

Cross the top strand over the middle, and then the bottom strand over the new middle. Then drop the bottom strand and let it become part of the loose hair.

Now pick up a new section of hair from the top of your head and attach it to the top strand. This is what creates the beautiful waterfall effect.

Continue braiding by crossing the top strand over the middle and adding new sections to the top strand. The bottom strand is left loose.

Repeat this process until you reach the end of the braid.

After finishing the braid, secure it with a bobby pin. You can also use accessories to decorate your hair.

6. Front Dutch Braid

This is the perfect hairstyle for any and every occasion, be it a casual one or a formal one.

This is also known as an inside-out French braid or a reverse French braid because it involves braiding the strands under rather than over. So let’s get into it.

Now, before we begin, make sure to brush your hair and remove all the tangles. Next, part your hair where you want your ditch braid to begin.

Then, take a section near your part. This is where your Dutch braid will begin.

Divide the starting section into three strands: right, left, and middle. Now cross the right strand under the middle one just like a regular braid, but in a reverse way.

Before doing this again, add a small section of your hair from your hairline to the right strand.

Continue adding the right strand under the middle. This is what makes this braid different from the normal one.

Keep doing this until you reach the desired length of your braid, and secure it with a Bobby pin.

You can also style your hair and use a hairspray to prevent the flow. Furthermore, to make it look fuller and more relaxed, gently tug on the edges of the braid to loosen it.

And now you have your perfect Dutch braid ready.

7. Marilyn Monroe’s Bombshell Curls

Haven’t we all heard of the classic Marilyn Monroe curls, known for their timeless elegance? Her soft, voluminous curls became her icon.

And today, in this article, we are going to look at ways to achieve that classic look. So let’s begin.

For this hairstyle, we are going to need a curling iron or hot rollers and a heat protectant spray.

Now stray with clean, dry hair and apply some heat protectant delay to your hair to prevent heat damage.

Divide your hair into horizontal sections. Secure the top section with a hair clip.

Now take the bottom section of your hair and wrap it around the curling iron or rollers. Hold the hair in the heat for a few seconds, and then release it.

Repeat this for all the sections in the bottom half of your hair.

Once the bottom section of your hair is done, unclip the top section of your hair and repeat the curling process. Once all your hair is curled, allow it to cool off.

Spray your hair to set the style and give it a finishing touch by using a shine-enhancing spray to give it a glamorous look. And now you have the perfect Marilyn Monroe look.

8. Mia Wallace’s Classic Bob With Bangs

Who doesn’t remember Uma Thurman in the classic movie Pulp Fiction? Her character, Mia Wallace, had a significant influence on fashion trends in the mid-90s. Her blunt bob with straight-across bangs became a standout hairstyle.

And if you’re someone who loves recreating the 90s look, then this is just the hairdo for you.

Below is a step-by-step guide to getting that bold and sleek Mia Wallace look. So let’s get into it.

The first step is to wash and then dry your hair. You can also apply a heat protectant to your hair to prevent it from getting heat damage.

Now use a blow dryer to smooth it out. You can also add volume to your hair by using a round brush to blow-dry it.

Lift the hair at the roots to give it height. Next, use a straightener to straighten your hair.

Now the next step is to get a bob cut. The key to the Pulp Fiction is its precise length, which falls just below the chin.

If you already have a Bob cut, you have nothing to worry about. And if you don’t, then don’t worry; we’ve got you!

How to Get Yourself a Bob Cut

To get yourself a bob cut, you need to start with clean, dry hair, free from all styling products. It’s best to cut bangs when your hair is in its natural state.

Now the next step is to part your hair where you want your bangs to start and then brush it forward so it forms a triangle.

You can also draw a straight line from one eyebrow to another so that you don’t end up with crooked bangs.

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Now, decide how long you want your bangs to be. Mia Wallace’s bangs sit just above the eyebrows. Now comes the tricky part.

Hold your scissors at a slight angle, making an initial straight cut across.

I’d advise you to start from the middle section and then work your way outward. It’s easier to make a longer cut later if needed.

Now check if they are even and trim the sides to make them even.

Now, if you want to give it a glossy look, you can also apply some hair styling products.


So to sum it up, there are many ways to style your short hair. And the list does not stop here; there is a whole spectrum to choose from.

Every strand, every curl, and every sleek line is an expression of your personality, so pick the one that suits you the best.

So grab your styling tools and transform your hair into a canvas of endless possibilities.

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