short hairstyles 5 Short Hairstyles That Are Perfect For New Year's Eve

No length? No problem! Try one of these cropped ‘dos for your celebration.

November 30, 2017
Short Hairstyles New Years Eve 2021

When it comes to celebrating the new year, nailing the right beauty look is key when you want to look your best. It might start with a fresh complexion and a gorgeous makeup look, but the right hair will take your style to the next level. We love a festive cropped style because short hair can save you a ton of time getting ready. And if you have short hair, you can look chic without the hassle of strands on your neck. Check out five of our favorite hairstyles for short hair that will complement your New Year’s Eve look and continue to stun throughout 2022.

Finger Waves

This throwback can be done with a romantic 1920s flapper vibe or an edgy ‘90s spin. Either way, you can’t go wrong with the vintage look that works on super short lengths and all hair textures. To get finger waves on your own, head to our article, How To Get A 1920s Hairstyle, for a quick step-by-step tutorial.


The pixie cut remains a beloved short hair staple for good reason. It can be customized to fit various hair lengths and any face shape, and it’s the ultimate low-maintenance short hairstyle for those who want a quick morning routine. If you’re venturing into a new haircut for the holidays we recommend going to see a professional hairstylist. But if you insist on DIYing your cropped coif, check out our Short Hairstyle Tutorial: How to Get a Piecey Pixie Haircut for steps before you get scissor happy.

Mullet Meets Bowl Cut

If you’re into edgy alt hairstyles that let you stand out from the crowd, you can’t go wrong with a mullet twist. The undercut in this style makes the top portion of your hair look extra voluminous and full of body. Give it some extra spice by shaving a pattern into the fade section, or by adding some temporary color with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray.

Pixie Mullet (Mixie)

While we’re on the topic of edgy hair, we’d like to introduce you to the pixie mullet (sometimes referred to as the mullet pixie, or mixie). This fun and funky ‘do takes the traditional mullet (you probably never thought you’d hear those words together) and gives it a party all around spin. What better hairstyle to sport for the big celebration than one that makes you look like someone who knows how to have a good time? Go into 2022 feeling and looking like a literal rockstar.

Two-strand Twists

If your hair is too short to sport box braids, you may still be able to pull off two-strand twists. The protective style requires less time in the chair, doesn’t put as much stress on your scalp (if you go knotless) and looks cute in jumbo or micro versions. Plus, when you’re ready to take your twists down you’ll be left with a gorgeous twist out hairstyle. Just be sure to take the twists apart gently to preserve the unique curl pattern that they create, then blast your roots with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to give the style some lift.

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Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: iStock