20 Cute Short Haircuts with Subtle Balayage

Cute short haircuts are now very diverse and fashionable. And you can wear anything from a short bob to long pixie and be sure you’re on trend! The tousled finish adds a lot of interesting texture, but what draws attention today is the skillful use of soft balayage colors.

Cute short haircuts with subtle highlights and some with quite bright highlights make up today’s coffee break and inspiration gallery. Everything is organized to help you choose your next big makeover and hair update!

One of the many benefits of short haircuts is that you can change color more easily and more often without ruining the condition of your hair. And as long as you cut your hair regularly, your colour and style will stay perfect!

So, if you want to get the most out of this season’s hairstyles, check out these gorgeous, cute short haircuts!

1. Chic curvy soft-blonde bob – cute short haircuts with subtle balayage

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Golden blond roots look great on this pale blond fluffy bob with rounded corners! There is such warmth in the upper roots and at the back of the head that it creates a soft contrast with the white-blond highlights on the surface strands.

Adding different, closely matched shades of blonde and then a brighter highlight is the perfect way to add texture and interest to a straight-line style. And it also makes all types of hair thicker!

2. Messy half-wave bob with blue balayage-ombré – cute short haircuts with subtle balayage

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This trendy wavy bob is full of interesting color balayage! The theme is “rebellious” because the finish is deliberately messy, with heavily textured “bumpy” tips. And this is embodied in a stunning hair color design that is an inspired combination of color trends.

Darker taupe roots create a rough vibe on top that fades into glamorous golden blonde and platinum blonde below. But to keep the look from being too “glamorous”, the platinum bottoms have been given a whimsical shade of blue!

3. Sassy quiff pixie cut with shaved back & sides plus glasses – cute short haircuts with subtle balayage

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The new eyeglass frames are bigger and deeper than last year, so you need to make sure your hair style matches your frame. This cute pixie cut is ultra-modern, as are the wire frames and square-shaped frames.

Because frames cover most of your face, it’s best to get a haircut that keeps your face free of fancy waves and draperies. Otherwise, you would have too much hair and frames to hide your features. The short sides and back leave a crisp line around the head to match the clean modern lines of the frame!

4. Classic ash-blonde angled bob – cute short haircuts with subtle balayage

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This sophisticated bob in ash, beige and lavender has a steep slope that adds volume to thick hair. The cut is perfect for shaping thick hair and tapers beautifully towards spiky ends for a trendy spiky texture.

The base is a silvery ash blond with hints of beige balayazh, emphasizing the lush curved volume of the back. And cool lavender on contrasting edgy tips completes this wonderful combination of curves and crisp texture!

5. White-blonde center-part bob with blue balayage

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Blonde is such an eye-catching color that it looks best on a fairly simple hairstyle like this straight bob. This color can only be achieved on natural blonde hair, as the amount of bleaching chemicals needed to bleach darker hair can be detrimental to its condition.

However, for those who can wear it, this subtle balayage of warmer beiges and cooler lavender stripes adds texture and interest. And I love seeing “natural” hard roots as a welcome replacement for darker ones. Center parting is all the rage right now and these cute side wings will bring out your eye color beautifully!

6. High-fashion brunette bob with bangs & ash-blonde block sections

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If you like the latest, “cut out” and “asymmetrical” trendy outfits, you really need a trendy hairstyle to create a trendy look in general. And this symmetrically cut bob with unusual blocks of cool blonde parting brunette hair is a stunning choice!

7. Bright yellow & peach crimped bob with bangs

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This trendy, young look combines cool yellow with soft, warm peach in a groovy, high-fashion combo of cool and warm colors. And they look absolutely fabulous and so individual! The lovely symmetrical bob has unusually loose, crimped waves and a full, straight-across fringe. Go for it!

8. Delicate blonde & golden beige balayaged straight bob

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White and golden-blonde are unusual colors, as not everyone has natural hair that’s light enough to go this pale. So you already have an eye-catching look, without needing to add decorative curls or waves. Instead, this simple bob with an off-center parting just needs added texture to show it’s a trendy, contemporary look!

Half-waves are set mid-way down the hair and blunt-cut ends are carefully textured to create a slightly ‘broken’ bottom edge. And golden-blonde balayage breaks up and softens the white-blonde look that shows off blue eyes to perfection!

9. Golden-beige bob with bangs & fiery-orange border highlighting

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After so much random highlighting, which is the art of balayage, ‘border’ highlights are a totally new look! And that means they are a youthful look, because it’s usually the youngest fashion fans who are ready for a change to the styles their mothers wear!

This simple bob breaks all the recent ‘rules’ by being symmetrical, having a straight-across, full fringe and including ‘curtain bangs’ at the sides, too! But the totally new idea here is the fabulous border balayage that creates a super flattering face frame!

10. Mink-brown lowlights on a choppy straight-cut platinum bob

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Platinum-blonde looks futuristic when applied to a choppy, straight bob at chin-length. Parting the hair to show an ear is the current alternative to pushing hair behind one ear, and it allows you to show off earrings on longer hairstyles.

But the main feature is the gorgeously soft, mink-brown lowlights, applied in random stripes. This is a great haircut and color for fine hair, as the blunt-cut tips add bulk at the tips. And the original stripey texture and color add interest, instead of volume!

11. Same length balayage bob with bangs – cute short haircuts for daily wear

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Medium and fine hair types look great in a same-length bob, which also makes a popular easy-wear, everyday hairstyle. Instead of blunt-cut ends, the latest twist is to ask your stylist for heavily textured tips. And this adds a casual, uneven vibe to the tousled, bendy waves. But it’s the gorgeous balayage tones that really bring this lovely new haircut to life! Soft beige tones in mid-blonde shades lighten brunette hair and those dusky pink side sections are totally in now!

12. Retro chin-length bob with flicked tips – cute short haircuts for medium to thick hair

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Here’s another natural looking, easy-style short haircut that also has a modern, ‘vintage’ twist to it. The deep side parting is a flattering choice for round, heart, long and square face shapes. And your stylist will be able to tailor it to fit your face-shape perfectly. The casually styled side-swept bangs frame the eyebrows and eyes. And those cute pin-curls by the mouth accentuate pretty lips. Flicked out tips echo flipped-out styles popular in the 1960’s, and add width to a narrow or pointed chin.

13. Big bold shaping on high-fashion ash-blonde cute short haircuts

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The almost bouffant volume on this very sexy, blonde wavy bob accentuate the model’s large eyes and full lips. The length is just below the chin, which suits lots of different face-shapes. And a deep side-part will flatter long, round and heart shaped faces. Adding swept-over height above the forehead helps lengthen a round face. And adding volume along the sides will widen a narrow face. So ask your stylist which is best to suit your face. The trendy, beige, platinum and ash-blonde balayage hair design is eye-catching and very sexy!

14. Everyday A-line brunette bob with fine balayage – cute short haircuts for thick hair

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This popular haircut is the perfect way to control and show-off your thick hair texture. The stylist has cut the hair in ‘sliced ​​layers’, which are vertically cut and expertly tapered to remove bulk at the ends. And this creates a sculpted, curved shape that falls back into place after washing. The side-part can be adjusted to flatter any face shape. And very fine blonde vertical highlighting adds texture – and blends in any gray hairs you’d like to cover!

15. Choppy blonde chin-length bob

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Here’s a super, chin length bob with lots of lively personality! It can be achieved on all hair types, as even if your hair is fairly fine in texture, lightening it will thicken the hair strands and make your hair look denser. The long layers taper at the tips, but choppy texturing creates a trendy uneven texture. The dark roots switch to two main shades of blonde, one quite cool and the other a little warmer on the longer side. It’s a lovely face-framing, asymmetric look with tousled texture creating a fabulous 3-D effect!

16. Metallic gold balayage on light-brown medium bob

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This natural look bob has glamorous golden balayage framing the face with soft, blonde wings. So it’s a very clever combination you can wear everyday, in casual half-up or pony-tails and lovely up-styles for special dates! You can achieve this style on medium and fine hair types that have a silky texture, to get lots of shiny light reflecting from the blonde balayage. And the tousled finish gives it the casual, windswept look so popular with ‘off-duty’ models.

17. Subtle pink balayage on brunette bob hairstyle

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This popular asymmetrical bob haircut has been brought right up-to-the-minute with a touch of plum-pink hair color. So if you love this easy-wear style for every day, but just want to give it a modern spin, this blue-pink shade is a great choice for skin that has cool undertones. And this is also a great make-over haircut to get your longer hair into a contemporary look. Chin-length, angled bobs suit almost every face shape and are a youthful style that suits women of all ages!

18. Windswept short bob with bangs for thick brunette hair

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Texture has taken over from curls and that’s great news for those of us who used to struggle with rollers and curling tongs! This straight, short bob haircut has lots of attractive features that have been ‘cut in’ by the stylist. And that means it’s very easy to style after each wash. It’s a long-layer, short haircut, with a cute spikey line along the nape. And there’s lots of sharp, tapered movement in the side pieces worn to show the ear-lobe and a favorite ear-ring on one side. The wind-swept bangs, and cute flipped-out tip on the long side are totally up-to-date!

19. Ash-blonde blunt-cut chin-length bob

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Blunt-cut bobs are a great way to add density to fine or medium hair textures. And if you also lighten your dark blonde/mousey hair color, you’ll also thicken the individual hair strands. So this is a contemporary look that’s suitable for most hair textures. Notice how the stylist has cut a concave shape into the tips of the long layers. This removes the bulk from thick hair creating a natural curved shaped that falls naturally. And ash-blonde with hints of pink toner is very trendy this season!

20. Ash-blonde & pink short pixie-cut with buzzed back and sides

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This is actually a brunette, blonde and pink pixie haircut that combines several different trends into a super-cute new look! The back and sides have been buzz-cut for a shaved look, which is completely softened by the pretty pink/ash-blonde waves above. Flattering height has been added on top with wavy, defined texture for a young and flirty basin cut pixie. With pretty pearl earrings and subtle pink eye-shadow, this cut and color will really flatter brown eyes.

And remember that ash, blue, pink and plum shades are suitable for skin with cool undertones. If your skin has warm undertones, you look best with coral pink, copper, beige-blonde and golden tones.



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