The ultimate goal of any hairstyle is to give your beauty look a cute, fresh makeover. There’s just something about a new style that can totally revamp your beauty vibe. From buns to curls to cute braided hairstyles, the options are just about endless if you’re looking for a new way to style your mane. On the hunt for some inspo? Search no more! Below, we’ve done the work for you by compiling a list of 50 cute hairstyles—from cute curly hairstyles to cute hairstyles for straight hair—based on the length of your locks. Bonus: Read until the end for five cute and time-friendly ways to style your ‘do!
15 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR SHORT HAIR
Scoping out cute short hairstyles? Give one of the following styles a try!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #1: PIXIE
Short hair is a serious trend at the moment, especially with the summer heat. One cute hairstyle we’re seeing all over our social media feeds is the pixie haircut! Just be warned, this short ‘do is not for everyone! Here’s What to Know Before Getting a Pixie Haircut.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #2: TRADITIONAL BRAID
Sometimes, simple is best. We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for a traditional, three-strand braid. Wear it at the nape of your neck or swept to the side!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #3: BRAIDED BOB
Cute bob hairstyles have been making quite a name for themselves as of late. One we’ve been eyeing up in particular is the braided bob. This cute hairstyle for natural hair is not only totally on-trend, but it’s also a great way to protect your strands if you’re trying to grow them out. Here are 15 Braided Bob Hairstyle Ideas for Natural Hair.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #4: LOW PIGTAILS
Take a cue from your childhood self and rock low pigtails. It doesn’t get much cuter than this! Simply part your hair down the middle and tie your strands into equally-sized ponytails at the base of your hair using clear elastics. For an extra dose of cute, tie over the elastics with some ribbon!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #5: MICRO BANGS
Considering bangs? Micro bangs may be worth a shot. These super-short bangs pair great with a sleek bob haircut. Just keep in mind that while micro bangs are certainly stylish, they’re anything but low maintenance.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #6: SLICKED BACK
Use the wet hair look to your advantage by slicking your short strands toward the back of your head. Not only does this make for a cute short hairstyle, but it’s also a slick (get it?) way to disguise oily roots! Apply a bit of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel, to your strands and smooth them back to get the look.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #7: ACCENT BRAID
Don't have enough length for a voluminous plait? In that case, rock a small accent braid! Take a one-inch section at the front of your hair and braid it back toward your ear. Pin into place with a few bobby pins and let the rest of your hair fall free. It’s all in the details!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #8: DEEP SIDE PART
Who says a cute hairstyle has to be complicated? Sometimes something as simple as switching your part can make all the difference in your beauty look. Use a rat tail comb to create a deep side part for instant volume and a totally new feel.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #9: FUN HEADBAND
When in doubt, accessorize it out! Reach for a fun headband (perhaps with a floral pattern or bright, vibrant colors for summer?) to get your strands out of your face and give your ‘do a cute hairstyle at the same time. Easy, peasy!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #10: CURTAIN BANGS
Frame your face with curtain bangs. This style of bang is parted down the middle to beautifully accentuate your features—how cute!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #11: HALF-UP SPACE BUNS
When it comes to hairstyles, it doesn’t get much cuter than space buns. Unfortunately, the traditional version of this cute bun hairstyle can be difficult to create on short strands. Instead of missing out on the cuteness, try a variation of the style! Create a section of hair at the crown of your head and split it into two. Use the first small section to create a tiny bun at the top of one side of your head, then do the same with the other side, leaving the rest of your locks hanging free.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #12: SHAGGY LAYERS
Nothing says cute and carefree quite like shaggy layers. This haircut will also add plenty of dimension and texture to your mane, which is always a win. To find your most flattering option, here are 8 of the Best Shaggy Hairstyles for Every Face Shape.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #13: PARTY PONY
It’s always a party when you wear a party pony hairstyle! Grab a section of hair at the crown of your head and create a tiny ponytail. Secure with a clear elastic and give your pony a boost by gently tugging at its base.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #14: LOW PONYTAIL
Keep things simple, cute, and polished with a low ponytail. Swoop your strands into a pony at the base of your neck, then secure with a clear elastic. Top with a decorative hair tie for extra cute points!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #15: COLORFUL ENDS
Color doesn’t have to be a permanent change. With the help of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color, you can color your strands for the day with no commitment required! Take your pick from a variety of shades, then color your ends. When you’re done with your style, reach for shampoo to wash away your temporary hair color.
15 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR
If you’re searching for cute hairstyles for medium-length hair, we’ve got you covered. Below, find 15 styling options—all equally cute—to choose from!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #16: BRUN
Those with medium-length hair have a little more freedom in the cute hairstyle department. If you’re searching for cute bun hairstyles, consider this braid-wrapped bun hairdo. We promise it’s easier than it sounds! For a step-by-step tutorial, click through to our article, Braid Meets Bun: How to Get a Brun Hairstyle.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #17: BRAIDED PIGTAILS
One of the ultimate cute hairstyles in our book is braided pigtails. Part your hair down the middle and braid away to get the look! Cue the nostalgia. You can create traditional braids or opt for something outside the box like fishtail braids.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #18: LOW SPACE BUNS
You know how we mentioned space buns earlier? Well, if you have medium-length hair, space buns can still be a bit of a challenge. To avoid this, try low space buns instead! They’re equally as cute and much easier to create if you don’t have lots of length. Create a middle part and twist a bun on either side of your head near the nape of your neck. Cute, cute, cute!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #19: SPIRAL CURLS
While we love voluminous curls, they don’t give off the same cute appearance that itsy bitsy spiral curls do. There’s just something about an extra curly curl that’s totally adorable—maybe because it reminds us of child stars of the past—which makes spiral curls our favorite cute curly hairstyle. Even better, you don’t need to have naturally curly hair to get the look. Here’s How to Get Spiral Curls.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #20: MIDDLE PART
A middle part is a must for some of the symmetrical styles we’ve covered already, but it can also be a hairstyle in its own right. In fact, this face-framing part is a longtime favorite of ours. Use a rat tail comb to create a perfectly even line down the center of your head, then let your locks do their thing. (Hint: This is one of our favorite cute hairstyles for straight hair!)
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #21: LOB
Slightly longer in the front and shorter in the back, the lob haircut gives you the best of both worlds. Not only is this cute hairstyle on trend, there are also so many different ways to style it! For some ideas, here are 51 Lob Haircuts and Hairstyle Ideas For 2020.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #22: SHAGGY BANGS
Want to ease into bangs? Shaggy bangs are a lot subtler than the straight-across alternative you may be picturing. They’re the perfect way to ease into the bang life!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #23: TOP KNOT
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #24: COLORFUL ROOTS
Remember when we mentioned colorful ends? Well, colorful roots are another bright and cute hairstyle worth trying! Simply use a shade from one of our two temporary hair color lines to add color to your roots, then shampoo away when you’re ready to return to your original hue.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #25: FISHTAIL BRAID
Side swept or worn at the nape of your neck, twist your strands into a fishtail braid for a cute hairstyle that’ll keep your hair out of your face. For a whimsical touch, pull a few face-framing strands loose.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #26: BRAIDED HEADBAND
Add an accented touch to your ‘do with a braided headband. We love the look of one paired with loose waves. Create effortless waves sans heat with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. Spritz it onto towel-dried hair, braid, then allow your hair to air dry. Remove the braid once your hair is dry, then follow the steps in our tutorial, How to Get a Braided Headband Hairstyle, to create your braided headband!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #27: DOUBLE PONY
Add some volume to a traditional ponytail with a double pony hairstyle! And yes, this hairstyle is exactly what it sounds like. Create two ponytails right above one another. Then, take a strand of hair from the base of the bottom ponytail and wrap it around the base of both ponies. Use bobby pins to secure the strand on the underside of your double pony and that’s a wrap.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #28: TRENDY HAT
Sometimes all you need is an accessory to get an instantly cute hairstyle. Pop on a trendy hat to up your hair game with zero effort.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #29: HALF-UP BRAIDED TOP KNOT
Cute, intricate, and functional, a half-up braided top knot is sure to bring on the compliments while also keeping your strands out of your face. To get the look, here’s How to Weave a Half-Up Braided Top Knot.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #30: CLIPPED BANGS
Whether you have side-swept or curtain bangs, try pinning them back with a few cute hair clips! If your bangs are on the shorter side, dampen them before combing them into place. After you’ve clipped them back, spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray to ensure your cute hairstyle is secure.
15 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR
Trust us, you’ll want to put your long locks into one of the following cute hairstyles for long hair.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #31: CRISS-CROSS PONYTAIL
Ponytail in need of a little sprucing up? It’s all about the details with this criss-cross ponytail hairstyle. For a step by step tutorial, read our article, Perk Up Your Pony: Criss-Cross Ponytail Tutorial.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #32: BALLERINA BUN
Take notes from some of the cutest dancers and rock a ballerina bun! Whether you’re a prima ballerina or simply lead a busy life, you’ll love that this sleek bun hairstyle will ensure every strand stays in place throughout the day.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #33: HIGH PONYTAIL
Scoop your strands into a high ponytail with lots of bounce. For added volume, tease your roots prior to putting your hair into your pony.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #34: HALF-UP TOP KNOT
We love a half-up hairstyle! Grab a section of hair at the crown of your head and pull it into your best top knot. Let the rest of your strands hang free or finish the style off with some loose curls.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #35: EXPOSED BOBBY PINS
Long gone are the days of disguising your bobby pins throughout your mane. In fact, exposed bobby pins are actually an on-trend, cute hairstyle worth trying! Criss-cross a few bobby pins along one side of your head, using the pins more as decor than to actually hold your strands in place.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #36: SPACE BUNS
Ah, finally! Traditional space buns are most easily created on those who have long locks. Bonus: They’re a super cute way to keep your strands out of your face. Here’s How to Do Space Buns.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #37: PINEAPPLE UPDO
A pineapple updo is one of our favorite cute curly hairstyles. First, gather your hair into a super-high ponytail, securing with a scrunchie. Then, gently pull your hair forward so that it hangs over your forehead. Position how you like for a fun, carefree ‘do!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #38: LONG LAYERS
If you want to add shape and style to your mane without losing any length, look no further than long layers. This haircut will give your hair dimension and texture while letting you keep your strands as long as you please.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #39: PULL-THROUGH PIGTAILS
In case you haven’t gotten the memo, pigtails can actually be cute and chic. A prime example? Pull-through pigtails! This take on your favorite childhood hairstyle can be worn everywhere from brunch to a girls’ night out. Here’s How to Rock Pull-Through Pigtails.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #40: 4-STRAND BRAID
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #41: SIDE-SWEPT BANGS
If straight-across bangs are too bold for you, consider their softer alternative: side-swept bangs. Long or short, they’re a super cute way to add some personality to your haircut.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #42: HALF BRAIDED PIGTAILS
Ever stop halfway through a hairstyle? Well, this intentionally incomplete hairstyle is an ode to that. Part your hair down the middle and create two braided pigtails—but be sure to stop braiding halfway down the length of your hair to secure each plait with a clear elastic. Half braid, half pigtails, and all the texture.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #43: BUBBLE PONYTAIL
Create a bubble ponytail worthy of a princess. First, pull your strands into a high ponytail. Then, place a clear elastic about two inches down your pony. Gently tug at the section to create your first bubble. Continue to section and tug down the length of your ponytail before sealing in your style with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #44: DOUBLE PARTY PONY
You know what they say: two is better than one! This hairstyle is similar to half-up space buns but instead of creating two buns, create two party ponytails! Totally cute.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #45: PEEK-A-BOO HAIR COLOR
This hairstyle is all about the details. Though normal at first glance, a peek-a-boo hairstyle features fun colors on the underneath portion of your mane. This means when you put your hair up, you’ll be completely transforming your ‘do!
5 CUTE AND QUICK HAIRSTYLES
Pressed for time but don’t want to sacrifice your beauty look? No problem! Turn to one of these five cute, quick hairstyles when you don’t have a minute to spare.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #46: MESSY BUN
This cute hairstyle is one we’ll always keep in our bag of tricks. After all, it doesn’t get much quicker than a messy bun!
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #47: BARRETTE
If you’re in a pinch and dealing with stray hairs, clip them out of the way with an on-trend barrette. We can’t get enough of this hair accessory, and there are so many different ways to wear it! For some ideas, here’s How to Wear a Barrette.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #48: HEAD WRAP
Disguise any unruly locks in seconds by wearing a trendy head wrap or hair scarf. They come in an array of colors and patterns and can be worn in many different ways, making it easy to curate this cute hairstyle to match your own personal look.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #49: SLEEK PONYTAIL
Slick your mane back into a sleek ponytail to keep flyaways at bay and give yourself a polished, put-together look. Bonus: This hairstyle will also camouflage oily roots! Here’s How to Create a Sleek Ponytail.
CUTE HAIRSTYLE #50: DUTCH BRAID
Last but not least, consider turning to a tried and true hairstyle: the Dutch braid. This braided hairstyle will never go out of style. Practice makes perfect, as with anything, and once you get the hang of things you’ll be able to style your locks into a Dutch braid in no time!
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