There is a common misconception that with short hair, you can’t do much—but that’s simply not true. There are many perks to having short hair. It’s often easier to manage, it stays off of your neck and face during warm weather months, and short hair can be so versatile. From bobs to pixie cuts and finger waves, there are so many hairstyle options to choose from. And after picking a style, you can add some flair by playing around with the texture and incorporating cute hair accessories.
Below, we’ve rounded up five fun and easy ways to style short hair. If you’ve got long hair but you’ve been dreaming of trying a short ’do let these looks be your inspiration. Plus, we’ve included some of our favorite affordable hair products that can help you achieve them. So grab some hair clips and read on.
Bob Box Braids
For those with short natural hair textures, a bob box braid hairstyle is an easy and low maintenance option. No need to sit in a chair for several hours. Book an appointment with your favorite stylist or DIY with some online tutorials. Be sure to start off with clean and moisturized hair before starting the braiding process, that way your hair will be prepped properly and it will help prevent breakage later on.
How To DIY: Start off by using the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner to clean and condition your hair before braiding. Then massage your scalp with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment Serum, which will help hydrate and nourish your scalp with its infusion of camellia and golden sunflower oil. Then part and plait your hair, taking it section by section. After your braids are done, add some more oil to the palm of your hands and run it over your braids to seal in any flyaways and add some shine. If you need rubber bands or beads to hold the braids at the end, make them part of the style, like in this fun look.
Pixie Cut with Bangs
Pixie haircuts can definitely make a statement when done the right way and if you’re looking to switch things up, this could be a great style for you to try. We recommend going to see a professional if you’re looking for a pixie cut because it will require different cutting techniques and the use of a razor.
How To DIY: For those who already have a pixie cut and want to keep it healthy and add some body, start off by shampooing your hair with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner. Then follow up with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, which will quickly transform your hair and leave it silkier, shinier and healthy-looking. After that, apply a generous amount of the L'Oréal Paris Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse and use a round brush and blow dryer to style it to your desired volume.
Low Mini Bun
Many of our favorite celebrities have been seen rocking the sleek low bun hairstyle and we can see why. It’s an effortless hairstyle that can be accessorized with hair clips for an easy day time or night time look. And, it can be done even if you have short hair.
How To DIY: Start by brushing your hair and misting it with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Length Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In, this will reduce any frizz and keep your hair super sleek so that you can catch it. Use a brush to sweep all your hair into a low ponytail and then wrap the ponytail hair around itself until it creates a bun. You can secure it with a hair tie or pins to keep it in place. Finish off the look by adding in a few jeweled hair accessories for some extra glam.
Short Textured Waves
If you have straight short hair and want to change it up a bit, try adding in some waves for a beach-inspired look. You’ll want to start off with dry hair to get the best results and this style will require hot tools.
How To DIY: Start off by spraying your hair with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray for up to 450 degrees of heat protection. Section your hair with clips and use a one-inch curling iron to create curls across your head. Then, use a hair pick to separate and comb through the curls lightly. To keep your waves from falling throughout the day, spritz with the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold immediately after styling.
‘60s Hair Flip
This trendy hairstyle has taken over our social feeds and we stand by it!
How To DIY: To get this ’60s inspired hairstyle, start off by applying a heat protectant all over your hair. We love the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray. Then create a middle part and section off pieces of your hair with alligator clips. Use a flat iron to create flips towards the end of the hair and repeat this process across all the sections until you are done. Finish off the look by spraying the flipped ends of the hair with the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume Spray to help add volume to the style and keep it in place.