Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve for a new you, or a new do. Summer is setting in and the change of season is the perfect time to change up your look. As they say, change is as good as a holiday, and a new hairstyle is the best way to mix things up, even if you can’t afford to add a few more stamps to your passport. We often neglect our locks when it comes to self-care. Apart from the odd hair mask or a fringe trim, a lot of us are guilty of throwing our (usually unwashed) hair up in a top knot while sipping our morning coffee and channeling the inner #girlboss during the week. Figuratively and literally only letting our hair down on the weekends. And on the odd occasion that we do style our hair, we usually find it isn’t cut into any style at all. While there is nothing wrong with a solid rotation of straight, curls, top knots and ponytails while rocking a midpart, a styled cut can drastically improve your hair game. It can be hard to keep track of all the hair trends, and deciding what cut to get can be daunting. So to help you up your mane game, we have rounded up the most popular hairstyles and haircuts for women.
Short Hairstyles for Women
Short Wavy Bob
The bob is one of the most significant hairstyle trends of late. It is the perfect combination of edgy yet pretty with just the right amount of masculinity to make it on-trend. If you’re tired of the classic bob, try mixing things up with this wavy style. Bobs and waves are a match made in hair heaven. Seriously, nothing says cool-girl chic like a touselled just rolled out of bed crop. However, if you’re still looking to turn things up, try rocking this blunt cut front fringe. It is edgy and unique without being too out there. And did we mention that it is also a super-flattering style?
Short Blunt Cut
If you suffer from thin hair syndrome, you’ll know the struggle of wanting a cute pixie cut and leaving the salon looking like a baby-haired Draco Malfoy. Well, those dreaded days are over. A blunt cut is perfect for women with thin hair who still want to rock a shorter style. Not only are blunt cuts a great way to frame your face and accentuate your features, but they are also universally flattering, and very on-trend. If you haven’t noticed, the masculine trend is on the rise, and a blunt cut in short hair is the perfect way to dive headfirst into the manly mania. If you want to keep a femme element, try adding a few waves throughout your hair, or rock a pair of extravagant earrings or a feminine, flowy dress.
Low Bun For Short Hair
Even with the chicest cut, there will still be some days when you can’t resist the messy bun. It is the bad boy of hairstyles, we know we shouldn’t do it, but its allure is just too strong. With short hair, you may find yourself struggling to achieve the messy high bun. If so, go for the low option. This may not be something you have thought of, but a low messy bun achieves the same level of simple styling as a high topknot while making your locks appear thicker too. Just gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it into a bun the same way you would if the hair was on top of your head. If you have bangs, allow them to fall freely across your face, or pull a few strands out around your face and behind your ears to create a soft, elegant style.
Short and Straight
Who says you need long locks to rock the iconic Rachel Green look? Short, straight hair with a mid-part is one of the all-time greats. And it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. Mix up the classic 90s style with a blunt bob and a platinum blonde. This cut is striking, flattering and just screams attitude. Channel your inner punk rock princess with a deep purple or red lipstick or heavy eye makeup.
Pixie Cut For Short Hair
Going short can be very daunting for women with thick hair. When it goes wrong, it goes very very wrong (we’ve all had those awkward bowl looking haircuts). But the key to nailing short styles with thick hair is layers and texture. Avoid blunt cuts as this style will add bulk to your hair. Instead go for a layered, textured pixie cut. The layers will take some the weight out of your luscious locks allowing them to sit and flow with ease.
A few sexy twists are a great way to breathe some life into your cropped hairstyle. Not only is this a unique look, but it will also protect your locks too. The twists require zero additional stylings and will let your hair repair itself from damage sustained from heat, coloring and just the general wears and tears of life.
Short Hair With Bangs
Bangs are back, and short hair is here to stay, so why not combine two of the biggest hair trends from recent years? Simple and easy to style, bangs also require very little maintenance, other than the occasional trim. Bangs in short hair work particularly well as the frame your face, drawing attention to your features. This can also be a slimming style if you find your short hair is making you look a little fuller in the face. From side to front, choppy to blunt, curtain or sweeping, there are endless styling opportunities when it comes to bangs.
Short Styles For Thin Hair
From bobs to faux hawks, pixie cuts, undercuts, asymmetric styles and everything in between, shortcuts were made for thin hair. That’s when they’re styled right of course. A short cut is one of the best ways to not only create the illusion of thickness but also, to allow your hair to thicken up naturally. With regular trims and less styling, your hair will become healthier. Therefore, it will begin to grow much faster and thicken up on its own over time.
Short Style For Thick Hair
You may be hesitant to partake in the short hair trend if you are blessed with naturally thick hair. But, short styles look like magic in a thick mane. Making the chop can also be a great way to take some weight out of your locks for the summer months. Ladies with thick hair can rock anything from short pixie cuts to bobs, with choppy layers, front fridges or side sweeping bangs. The key to short, thick hair is texture. So make sure to add a few layers to keep your hair light and sitting nicely.
Short Style For Curly Hair
If you find your long curls are weighing you down then why not make the chop? Not only will a short style make your curls more manageable, but this flirty hairstyle is ideal for summer. From pin-curled pixie cuts and bouncy bobs, the styling opportunities for short curly hair are truly versatile.