30+ Ways To Style Your Short Hair

There are a lot of benefits to short hair – less shampoo, less hassle, and less heat in the summer. But have you ever thought about all the ways you can style it?

Short hair also has a lot of versatility when it comes to different styles. Curly hair? No problem. Straight hair? A piece of cake. Scroll on to get some inspiration on how to jazz up your short ‘do.

Hair Dryers: Heat Styling Your Hair

There are a number of ways you can style your hair just using your hair dryer, straightener, or curling iron. Find which one best suits you.

Sleek & Straight

Wearing classic bob stick straightPhoto: pupuren.com

Blogger Ren wears her classic bob stick straight.

Curled Coif

Use your hairdryer and rounded brush to create interest at the bottom of your bob or short haircut by curling the ends underPhoto: lookbook.nu/linalinalee

Use your hairdryer and rounded brush to create interest at the bottom of your bob or short haircut by curling the ends under.

Chic Outward Flip

Curl your ends outward using your hairdryer and brushPhoto: lookbook.nu/linalinalee

Alternatively, you could curl your ends outward using your hairdryer and brush.

Funky Pompadour

Why go for length when you can have volume? What an impressive hairstyle!Photo: cmw.style

Why go for length when you can have volume?

Rock Those Curls

Curling irons aren't just for long hair! Break out that thin - barreled curling iron and copy this look.Photo: minipennyblog.com

Curling irons aren’t just for long hair! Break out that thin – barreled curling iron and copy Jessie of Mini Penny Blog’s look.

Vintage Bombshell

With practice and patience, you can emulate these vintage looks tooPhoto: lookbook.nu/avaelderwood

With practice and patience, you can emulate these vintage looks too.

Slick and Straight

Blow dry straight and add gel to get this impossibly cool hair lookPhoto: luziehtan.de

Blow dry straight and add gel to get this impossibly cool look.

Play Up Your Natural Curls

If you have afro-textured hair, don’t be afraid to try some of these gorgeous styles.

Adorable Mini Puffs

Up the cuteness factor with these short puffsPhoto: pinterest.com

Up the cuteness factor with these short puffs.

Fabulous Flat Twists

Have fun with this pretty protective hairstylePhoto: Instagram/@olaj_arel

Have fun with this pretty protective style.

Play Around with a Side Part

Add a little edginess to your outfit with a cool side partPhoto: pinterest.com

Add a little edginess to your outfit with a cool side part.

Go Elaborate with a Twisted Updo

This is another great protective style that is sure to please!Photo: Instagram/@deecarrington

What an amazing twisted updo! This is another great protective style that is sure to please!

Beautify with Braids

If your hair is bob length, try a few of these braided styles for a quick change-up!

Elegant Pony Tail Braid

If your hair is just above shoulder length, you can recreate this braided look with a hair elastic and a bow.Photo: pinterest.com

If your hair is just above shoulder length, you can recreate this braided look with a hair elastic and a bow.

Mini Waterfall Braid

You can do this cute waterfall braid even if you have a short bob!Photo: pinterest.com

You can do this cute waterfall braid even if you have a short bob!

Adorable Crown Braids

Using the twisted braiding technique, secure your hair stylishly away from your forehead.Photo: whippycake.com

Using the twisted braiding technique, secure your hair stylishly away from your forehead.

Stylish Side Braid

Longer bobs can get away with this simple side braid.Photo: pinterest.com

Longer bobs can get away with this simple side braid.

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!!!

Sometimes, you just don’t have the time or patience for elaborate blowouts or intricate braids.

The good news is that you probably already have some clips or bandanas lying around to help spruce up your look. Otherwise, have fun shopping for some new and fun hair accessories to decorate that ‘do.

Bold Barrettes

Endless way to style your hair: just try searching Etsy for an astonishing amount of amazingly creative barrettes like this round clip.Photo: pinterest.com

Endless way to style your hair: just try searching Etsy for an astonishing amount of amazingly creative barrettes like this round clip.

Get Creative with Bobby Pins

The possibilities are almost infinite using something as basic as a bobby pin to create cool shapesPhoto: pinterest.com

The possibilities are almost infinite using something as basic as a bobby pin to create cool shapes.

Channel Your Inner Floral Goddess

A flower crown on your hair is never a bad ideaPhoto: lookbook.nu/sunnyhope

A flower crown is never a bad idea.

Slay All Day in a Headwrap

Short haired gals can opt for a fashionable headwrap tooPhoto: Instagram/@ceeceesclosetnyc

Short haired gals can opt for a fashionable headwrap too.

Purr-fect Hearing

These ears won't give you superior feline hearing abilities, but they sure look cutePhoto: lookbook.nu/annadevillaci

Ok, so these ears won’t give you superior feline hearing abilities, but they sure look cute.

Nature’s Golden Touch

You can easily pick up gold leaf headbands or clips from your local mall to top off that ethereal, glowy look.Photo: pinterest.com

You can easily pick up gold leaf headbands or clips from your local mall to top off that ethereal, glowy look.

Put a Bow on It

Whether it's a fabric bow or a bow of pearls, this classic hair accessory can't go wrong!Photo: lookbook.nu/lindsiephammm

Whether it’s a fabric bow or a bow of pearls, this classic hair accessory can’t go wrong!

Wearable Wraps

Leave a bit of hair out of your head wrap for a fun peek-a-boo.Photo: Instagram/@africanmelaninnn

Leave a bit of hair out of your head wrap for a fun peek-a-boo.

Playful Headband

Headbands are a fun and comfortable way to accessorize short hair.Photo: sheluvesfashion.wordpress.com

Headbands are a fun and comfortable way to accessorize short hair.

Trendy Bandana

Even pixie cuts can be styled with a bandana!Photo: Instagram/@sophiamayrhofer

Even pixie cuts can be styled with a bandana!

Sophisticated Turban

Headscarves and turbans can be great on days where you want to add a pop of color to your outfit.Photo: pinterest.com

Headscarves and turbans can be great on days where you want to add a pop of color to your outfit.

Beaded Fascinator Throwback

A unique way to style your short hair is to look to the past for inspiration like this wardrobe stylist has done with her beaded fascinator.Photo: lookbook.nu/lovelyblasphemy

A unique way to style your short hair is to look to the past for inspiration like this wardrobe stylist has done with her beaded fascinator.

Hats Off

Last but not least, the ultimate easy way to style short hair is to simply throw on a hat. Get inspired by these beauties!

The Bigger, the Better

Whether to keep the sun out or up the mystery factor, big floppy hats are always a yes in our book.Photo: Instagram/@sideofkimchi

Whether to keep the sun out or up the mystery factor, big floppy hats are always a yes in our book.

So Warm Yet Oh So Cool

Colder weather won't deter German blogger Sunny from matching her hat to her shoes.Photo: feuer-fangen.com

Colder weather won’t deter German blogger Sunny from matching her hat to her shoes.

Show Some Sportsmanship

Baseball hats don't have to be boring! Get a fun print to go with your fun cut.Photo: pinterest.com

Baseball hats don’t have to be boring! Get a fun print to go with your fun cut.

Classic Headwear

Channel your inner gentleman with a classic hat like this one.Photo: lookbook.nu/viktoria_temnova

Channel your inner gentleman with a classic hat like this one.