It’s no secret that blonde hair is a beauty staple. And while you may think that long hair is reserved for this gorgeous hue, short blonde hair is definitely worth exploring. From blonde highlights on short hair to blonde balayage with a cropped cut, there is a myriad of ways you can combine short locks with a beautiful shade of blonde. Want to introduce your short strands to the blondes have more fun theory? Below, we’re sharing 21 short blonde hairstyles that will have you ready to make a change.
1. DIRTY BLONDE TOUSLED BOB
Looking for a way to play with angles, color, and texture all in one? We think that a dirty blonde tousled bob may be your perfect match. This look helps to frame your face and show off your features for a seriously stunning style. Not to mention, the gorgeous blend of blonde and brown shades adds the perfect amount of warmth to your look for a sun-kissed glow.
To bring tousled strands to life, simply add a touch of curl mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse, to your strands. Scrunch from the root to ends and let air dry. Once your hair is dry, reach for a hair pomade or paste, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty. Work a small amount of hair putty through your mane, making sure to shape your strands in different directions. Voila!
2. SHAGGY BOB
Speaking of adding texture, you can never go wrong with giving a shaggy bob a try. Perfect for those who love a messy yet stylish mane, this haircut checks all of the boxes. All you need to do is add a touch of hair putty to liven up your strands, and you’ll be as good as gold!
3. ANGLED BLUNT BOB
While traditional bobs will never go out of style, an angled blunt bob is a great way to up the ante. This look sports longer strands at the front and shorter strands at the back for the ultimate edgy vibe. Who should give it a try? It’s hard to go wrong with this cut, but it looks exceptionally beautiful on those with round face shapes.
4. STACKED BOB
Interested in adding modern flair to your short blonde hair? A stacked bob will suit your needs. Similar to a classic bob, this haircut has stacked, rounded layers at the back and a bit more length in the front. Basically, it’s a great way to give your blonde locks the attention they deserve. Equal parts versatile and chic, you can opt for sleek styles one day, and curly looks the next! What’s not to love?
5. LAYERED BOB
In case you haven’t noticed, we have a thing for short blonde bobs! And once you try the layered bob on for size, we have a feeling you’ll jump on the bandwagon, too. A great way to give your strands movement, it’s no surprise that layered bobs are a top pick. Just remember to keep your strands nice and smooth with a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment.
6. PLATINUM BLONDE ASYMMETRICAL BOB
Ready to take your bob game to the next level? It’s time to put this platinum blonde short hairstyle on your radar. Colored a gorgeous platinum hue, this asymmetrical bob haircut combines edge and sass for a look that won’t go unnoticed. Flaunting strands that are longer on one side and shorter on the other, it’s really a look that will liven up your ‘do. We also love that this haircut looks beautiful on all textures.
7. BOB WITH CURTAIN BANGS
Want to explore the world of bangs? We have a feeling that a bob with curtain bangs will become your favorite in no time! A great way to add more structure to your face, these bangs provide hair with a middle part and subtle fringe, for a cool-girl vibe you’ll love.
8. ASH BLONDE SHORT FEATHERED LAYERS
Think layers are only reserved for medium and long lengths? Think again! This gorgeous haircut provides your mane with tons of movement and dimension for a picture-perfect style. And once you add a cool-toned ash blonde hue into the mix, this look will make a statement all on its own.
9. WAVY LAYERS WITH GOLDEN BLONDE BALAYAGE
Now that you have layers on the brain, it’s only right that we talk about spicing things up with waves and a golden blonde balayage color. The perfect blend of texture and dimension, this hairstyle provides a lived-in look that is sure to serve you well. As one of our favorite options for blonde balayage on short hair, we also love that this look is ideal for those who prefer low maintenance styles. Just keep a bottle of curl mousse and a purple shampoo on hand to keep your style and color in order.
10. BUZZ CUT
Fancy a super short hairstyle? A buzz cut may be your match. Another alternative for those looking for minimal styles, a buzz cut keeps things nice and simple without having to spend too much time in the mirror.
11. CURLY POMPADOUR
When jazzing up your curly locks is the goal, a pompadour will definitely kick things in motion. While most people think that men corner the market on this style, women can have tons of fun with this look, too. Head on over to our article, How to Style a Quiff Haircut, for inspiration.
12. SHAG WITH STRAWBERRY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
For those interested in blonde highlights on short hair, we think it’s time to get familiar with this pairing: a shag cut and strawberry blonde highlights. Shaggy hairstyles have been gaining major traction in the hair world, and adding a reddish-blonde hair color into the mix will make this look your own. As for the cut itself, it sports tons of layers and choppy ends for a seriously stylish ‘do and is a great way to give your strands a rock-inspired look. Simply add a small amount of hair mousse to your strands, scrunch, and you’ll be ready to roll.
13. HONEY BLONDE PIXIE CUT
What can we say about pixie cuts? They’re effortlessly stylish, trendy, and an excellent way to add some pizazz to your strands. And with the right shade of honey blonde, you can score strands that sparkle in the sun. Whether you’re working with straight, curly, or wavy hair, a honey blonde pixie cut will take your look to the next level.
14. TAPERED PIXIE
One of the easiest ways to elevate your short blonde hair is to turn to a tapered pixie! This haircut is known to give your strands a soft and volumized finish; you can experiment with different textures for a universal look. Simply add your go-to hair mousse to your locks and prepare for all the compliments that will come your way.
15. SIDE-SWEPT PIXIE
If you can’t get enough of face-framing styles, the side-swept pixie will satisfy your fix. A stylish variation of the traditional style, this haircut combines textured layers with a swooped bang for a flirty touch. Just add a bit of curl mousse to the back of your head to highlight your texture.
16. CROP CUT WITH BANGS
Edgy looks more your style? You may want to turn your attention to a crop cut with bangs. This look flaunts a stylish fade along the back and sides with a short fringe at the top for a look that tips the style scales. Versatile in every way, you can play with fringe or texture to make this look all your own.
17. FAUX HAWK
Fancy a bold haircut? Prepare to make heads turn with the faux hawk! This hairstyle allows you to get creative with your mane and highlight your gorgeous blonde strands at the same time. Head on over to our article, How to Rock a Faux Hawk Hairstyle, for all the deets.
18. FACE-FRAMING LOB WITH CURLS
Short hair doesn’t always need to be super short. A lob can be the perfect middle ground. One of our favorites? The face-framing lob with curls. An easy style for curly-haired girls, all you need is a bit of mousse to create endless body and volume.
19. JAGGED LOB
Messy hair, don’t care! That’s the attitude you’ll be embracing when you rock the jagged lob. This haircut features short layers that are slightly uneven for a chic finish. A clever way to play with your texture and define your strands, this look continues to reign supreme for a reason.
20. RAZOR CUT LOB
Find yourself obsessed with wispy hair? The razor cut lob will bring your dreams to life. Serving up a soft and volumized look, this cut is a great way to experiment with your strands. It also comes in handy for those who can’t decide between curly strands and straight hair.
21. OMBRÉ UNDERCUT
When playing with color and getting a bold haircut are equally appealing, consider expanding your horizons with an ombré undercut. This look allows you to experiment with shaved designs and patterns, while playing up your short length with a smooth transition in color. The perfect blonde ombré for short hair look, this trendsetting style will change the game.