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Did you finally decide to chop off your locks but are not sure which haircut will suit you? Or are you worried about styling your hair? Well, let’s take a look at some trendy short haircut styles for women and how you can accessorise them.
At one point or another in our lives, we've probably been tired of long hair during the hot Indian summers or the annoying monsoon humidity. So, if you’re finally ready to chop off your locks and wondering about the best short haircut styles for women, you’re in the right place. From low-maintenance cuts to chic styles, read on to pick your next hairstyle.
Short hair basics
Let’s take a look at some short haircut styles for women and the best way to style them. While short hair is easy to manage, it can get quite boring if you are not sure how to style it. From choppy cuts that don’t require you to do anything, to tiny braids adorned with barrettes, we’ve got you covered!
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Styling ideas for short hair
From headbands, hair pins and barrettes, to sparkly slides and headscarves – a few fun hair accessories can make all the difference.
Braids aren’t just for long hair. You could make two tiny and cute front braids for that perfect Y2K look. If that’s not your cup of tea, a French braid can be done with any length of hair.
Is your hair not falling the way it did on that model you used for inspiration? Well, they probably use tons of products to get that volume. And now you can too - for a slicked-back look, opt for the Dove Define N’ Moisture Styling Gel. The alcohol and paraben-free gel contains flaxseed and locks in moisture to keep your mane frizz-free. Or for that perfect tousled look, go for the Tresemme Micro Mist Hair Spray. This long-lasting spray gives a frizz-free finish and is humidity resistant, perfect for fine hair.
One of the only drawbacks of short hair is having it fall flat because of how fine the texture is, or if your scalp is oily. If you don’t have time to shampoo it every day, spritzing some Tresemme Fresh Clean Dry Shampoo before bed will get you the bouncy texture you desire the next morning. This paraben-free shampoo contains tapioca extract to remove excess oil without leaving any residue.
Another simple trick is to get frequent trims. This not only prevents split ends, promotes hair growth and improves overall health, but it also keeps your haircut in good shape.
Short haircuts: What are the golden rules?
Use the Tresemme Heat Protection Spray to keep your hair healthy while using heat-styling tools. It contains keratin and marula oil to keep your hair frizz-free, tame flyaways and keep coloured or straightened hair soft and protected.
Wash daily, but try to shampoo every other day to prevent the scalp drying out and producing too much sebum to compensate.
A blast of cold water is all it takes to seal the shine for your short haircuts. Do this after every hair wash.
Short haircut styles for women
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Curly hair girls think they might look like a school kid with all that fluffy short hair. But if you style it right, you can either stay cute or get a sexy style to go with your mini dresses. Comb your curls and swipe them backwards. Create a small bun and secure them with pins. Leave a few tendrils to frame your face.
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One short haircut style for women that goes with every hair and face type is the chin-length cut. Whether you have an oval or oblong face, curls or poker-straight hair, it’s an evergreen look. Finishing at your jawline, it frames your face and makes it look shorter and symmetrical. While combing, simply curl it a little inwards towards your face.
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Chic short crop
This standard bob cut is great for wavy hair. You can easily transform it into a chic and casual look or an elegant one, depending on the occasion. For an everyday look, you can braid your hair into a half-do and take out a few strands in the front to frame your face.
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With the Y2K aesthetics taking over, it only makes sense that the 90s shag would be in. And the best part is that this cool and unkempt short hair look doesn’t require any styling. The shaggy, short hair with curtain bangs is best suited for curly or wavy hair.
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This cute haircut for girls is best for oblong-shaped faces. The layers will give you an illusion of width to your face. Let loose with a side parting for a casual look. Pin the top section back for a party look.
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How could the blunt bob miss this list of short hair cut styles for women when we are talking about trendy, celeb-approved short haircuts for women? From Victoria Beckham to Kim Kardashian, we have seen a lot of A-listers rocking the blunt chop. This is the best if you want to try out the glass hair trend as it gives you a sleek look.
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If you want a bold look, we suggest the classic pixie cut. It’s pretty and badass, all at the same time. If your hair is fine and thin, adding some layers to your pixie cut will give it volume. If you want an edgier look, you can even add an undercut.
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20s flapper cut
Another decade that is making a comeback in terms of fashion is the Roaring Twenties. A trendy short hairstyle for women, this flapper look screams glamour and charm. This spicy haircut flatters all face shapes and is easy to pull off. Make finger waves by wetting your hair and pinning them to get the complete look.
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Classy and elegant, this short haircut for women is for you if you are afraid to experiment. It looks great on every type of hair and face shape too. The lob looks chic and pretty without compromising much on the length or changing your whole look. You can braid it or bun it up for a mess-free formal look.
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High low cut
Our vote goes to this asymmetric, mid-length bob. The high low bob is a rebellious move if you ask us. One way is to wear it with one side long, the other short, à la Rihanna during her ‘Umbrella’ era. Another version is the long at the front and short at the back like an early 00s Victoria Beckham. Both ways look super chic and are easy to pull off.
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Have a traditional event coming up? Short haircuts really do sometimes get the short end of the stick, don't they? But we have a trick up our sleeve – finally an opportunity to wear a gajra! Pin up your curls and accessorize them with a floral garland or even a single flower to instantly jazz up your look.
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Did you know that the infamous messy bun isn’t just for long hair? This minimum effort and maximum chic look only takes 2 to 3 minutes! Backcomb your hair lightly. Gather as much of your hair as you can to the back. Ditch the comb and use your fingers to add texture for that messy look. Create a bun and secure it with a hair tie.
FAQs on short haircut styles for ladies
What is the best short haircut for women with thin hair?
For women with fine hair, get a layered lob or a blunt bob cut. Both these haircuts add depth and volume to your mane, making your hair look thick and luscious.
Which short haircuts make you look younger?
Bangs and layers make you look young so opt for a shag cut or blunt cut. These are the hottest short haircuts that can take a few years off your face.
Which are some short haircuts for women with a round face?
Women with round faces should go for a long bob or any haircut that surpasses the jawline. These haircuts will minimise the roundness of the jawline and make your face look longer. You can also team your short haircut with a face-framing fringe.
Now that you know of the hottest short haircut styles for women, what are you waiting for? If it’s the unbearable summer heat or the humidity of the monsoon that makes long locks a no-go, now's your chance. Just chop off your hair and create all manner of bang-on-trend styles!
Written by Lopa K on Aug 18, 2022