She started her career with regional cinema and made her big Bollywood debut in 2012 opposite Ayushmann Khurana. She is cute, charming and has proved to be kaabil in the acting department. We are talking about Yami Gautam!

As the actress turns a year older today, we are taking the day to celebrate her on-fleek hair game. Yami is one of the few actresses who has dared to go chop chop and is slaying the look. Apart from pulling off a lob cut with so much aplomb, the diva is also giving major hairstyling goals to all those with shorter tresses. We picked out her best looks… Take notes!

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam

Half up-half down

We never imagined how cute a half up-half down could look on short hair until we saw Yami Gautam pull it off oh-so effortlessly. You can totally wear this hairstyle to a date night or to a brunch with your girlfriends. Leave out a few face-framing strands for added glamour!

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam

Mohawk braid

Mohawk braids can take your hair game a notch up! It’s the cutest way to wear your hair, and Yami Gautam is proof. The Dutch braid goes along the centre of the top of your head all the way to the back of your crown, giving you a very dainty look. Add soft waves to the rest of your hair for added drama.

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam

Half bun

The half bun or hun is a cool way to wear your hair. Whether you’re chilling at home or running errands, a half bun requires no effort. All you need to do is section off the top half of your hair, twist it and roll it into a bun. And there you have it. Fuss-free and easy-breezy! 

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam

Cool cornrow

If you think there are very limited options to style short hair, you are wrong! Apart from easy-peasy and super cool hairstyles, there are also some edgy ways in which you can style short hair. Cornrow braids is one! Yami Gautam, who’s been flaunting a lob for a long time, makes cornrow look oh-so chic on her tresses.

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam

Braided headband

For all those who want to keep it simple yet stylish, this Yami-inspired braided headband is what you must opt for. All you need to do is pick a section of hair just behind your left ear and create a basic three-strand braid. Place the braid across your head and secure it with bobby pins behind your right ear, and voila!

how to style short hair featuring yami gautam


This red-carpet favourite hairstyle looks elegant… even on short hair. Yes, you read that right! Whoever said pompadours are for longer hair, didn’t see this coming. We love how Yami Gautam pulls off this super classy pompadour hairstyle with such panache.

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