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Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair: Quick Styles You Can Do at Home

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Bored of your short hair? You can do these easy hairstyles for short hair in less than 5 minutes! All you need are bobby pins and some small hair elastics and there are more than 30 ideas for adding some new ‘dos to your repertoire! #hairtutorial #hairstyle #trendinghair #howto #shorthair

Short hair is fresh and cute but do you get bored with your short hair… feeling like there’s only a couple ways you can style it?

Think again!

Today we’ve rounded up some awesome short hairstyle tutorial videos!!

If you’ve been considering chopping your hair for spring and summer this round-up might just push you to make an appointment 🙂

There are SO many cute and easy ways you can add style and sass to your short hair and we want to share our favorites with you!

How to Care for Your Short Hair

Beware of Heat Damage

If you are using any type of hot tool, you need to take care not to damage your hair.

Use a heat protector spray and try to keep the temp on your tool as low as you can for your hair type (but high enough that it still works).

Hairstyles for Short Hair - Bored of your short hair You can do these easy hairstyles for short hair in less than 5 minutes! All you need are bobby pins and some hair ties for most

Use a Good Brush

You want to smooth your hair and distribute the natural oils, not yank your way through knots and break your hair.

Using a natural bristle brush, like a boars hair brush, will help you minimize friction and keep your hair silky smooth. A wet brush is also a great choice and a fan favorite.

Don’t Let It Dry Out

Short hair tends to be washed more often than long hair because the oils in your scalp have less surface area to absorb.

If you are washing every day or every other day make sure you are hydrating your hair appropriately.

Either find a good hair mask for using in the shower or a hair oil you can add when your hair is towel dry or wet.


If you are in a hurry, freshly showered, and don’t have time to dry your hair make sure you check out our post dedicated to styling wet hair!

We have tips on caring your for wet hair (did you know wet hair is much weaker than dry hair?) and styling it in braids, twists, buns, etc.! Something for everyone!

30+ Simple & Easy Hairstyles for Moms Using Wet Hair (Step by Step Videos!)

easy ways to style your hair when you are in a hurry or your hair is wet


And now on to the tutorials! We’ve organized these from shortest to “longest”: Pixie to Shoulder-length.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorials: Ear-Length/Pixie Hairstyles

6 Pixie Cut Hairstyle Ideas

Time Stamps: 

  • 0:00: Style #1
  • 0:38: Style #2
  • 0:55: Style #3
  • 1:23: Style #4 (variation #1)
  • 1:54: Style #4 (variation #2)
  • 2:07: Style #5
  • 2:42: Style #6

4 More Simple Pixie Cut Styles

Time Stamps: 

  • 0:43: Adding product
  • 2:11: Style #1
  • 6:40: Style #2
  • 11:17: Style #3
  • 17:58: Style #4

7 Natural Short 4B/4C Hairstyle Ideas

  • 0:14 – One Sided Flat Twist
  • 1:35 – Double Sided Flat Twist
  • 2:34 – Half Up/Half Down With Bangs
  • 3:13 – Frohawk
  • 3:59 – High Puff
  • 5:07 – Two Puffs/Half Down
  • 6:13 – Double Puffs

10 More Super EASY & QUICK Short 4C Natural Hairstyles

Time Stamps:

  • 0:10 – #1
  • 1:03 – #2
  • 2:10 – #3
  • 2:40 – #4
  • 3:47 – #5
  • 4:55 – #6
  • 5:23 – #7
  • 5:50 – #8
  • 7:31 – #9
  • 8:17 – #10
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Step-by-Step Video Tutorials: Chin-Length Hairstyles

This was Corina’s hair length/texture last year and she enjoyed some fun styles before growing it out. Scroll for some great video tutorials made by others!

Easy, fast and cute hairstyle for short hair bob cut

Note about how to do the Puffed Dutch Braid: Easy and a statement! Just do a French braid only on the top of your head, except flip the hair under the center piece instead of over… it’s called a Dutch Braid done that way. Then tie it at the back and pull on the top pieces to make it “puffed.”

7 Ideas for Styling Chin-Length Wavy Short Hair

These are super basic styles, but good reminders of the subtle changes our daily style can have!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:52: the bed head – curling your short hair
  • 2:54: 60s hair flip
  • 4:00: scrunchie bun
  • 4:26: half up pony
  • 5:00: Messy middle part half up
  • 5:32: 3 second bun
  • 6:16: low wavy pony

8 Cute Hairstyles for Natural 4C Chin-Length Hair

Time Stamps:

  • 0:55: #1
  • 1:58: #2
  • 3:05: #3
  • 4:19: #4
  • 5:35: #5
  • 7:07: #6
  • 8:19: #7
  • 9:55: #8

10 Easy Hairstyles for Straight Chin-Length Hair

Don’t let the length of the video fool you, she has super great, practical ideas for truly short hair (short bob)!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:40: half up half down with bun
  • 4:57: how to make your bun look full if you don’t have much hair
  • 9:00: front pieces back
  • 9:56: head band
  • 12:53: all the way up w/ scarf
  • 16:07: half up half down pony

10 MORE Easy Hairstyles for Chin-Length Short Hair

Time Stamps:

  • 2:30: curling your short hair
  • 3:45: curled hair w. Hairband
  • 4:14: low messy ponytail
  • 4:40: 3rd day hair headband
  • 5:05: messy curls & crimps
  • 7:16: half up half down w/ scrunchie bow
  • 7:51: top knot w. Curled hair
  • 8:31: straightened
  • 9:22: half up half down bun
  • 10:07: topknot w/ straight hair

Even More – 10 Easy Hairstyles for Chin-Length Short Hair

Time Stamps:

  • 1:00: pompadour w/ mini buns
  • 2:25: pompadour w/ teasing
  • 2:56: twists
  • 4:52: bun w/ twists
  • 5:25: space buns
  • 6:54: half up 
  • 7:43: swooping bangs
  • 8:05: faux braid
  • 9:38: top bun
  • 10:31: top pony

Step-by-Step Video Tutorials: Shoulder-Length Hairstyles

10 Easy Hairstyles for Straight Shoulder-Length Hair

Time Stamps:

  • 0:23: straight
  • 1:12: French braid front
  • 3:34: top pony
  • 2:58: mini space buns
  • 3:43: messy pony
  • 4:23: messy bun
  • 4:41: high pony
  • 5:12: french braid wet hair
  • 6:10: wavy hair
  • 6:59: mini top knot
  • 7:23: curls

6 Hairstyles for Natural Hair (No Braids)

Time Stamps:

  • 0:21: 2 Buns + Bobby Pins
  • 1:25: Flat Twisted Pigtails
  • 1:58: Flat Twisted Buns
  • 2:13: Low Puff With Twists
  • 3:05 – Low Bun With Twists
  • 3:22: High Bun With Twists

7 Shoulder-Length Hair Style Ideas for 3C/4A Hair Types

Time Stamps:

  • 0:30 – Messy Fro
  • 0:52 – Some Up Some Down with Bangs
  • 1:55 – High Puff with Bangs
  • 2:40 – Her Go-To Look
  • 4:03 – Afro Puffs
  • 4:46 – Puffs with Flat Twists
  • 5:39 – Flat Twist with Low Bun

10 Flat Iron Hairstyle Ideas for Short Hair

Time Stamps:

  • 0:47: effortless waves
  • 3:12: tight curls #1
  • 4:40: bob 
  • 5:27: sleek & polished straight
  • 6:02: 60s style
  • 7:12: crimped waves
  • 8:45: tight curls #2
  • 9:51: Hollywood curls
  • 10:50: tight beach waves
  • 13:14: alternating waves

Easy Updo Ideas for Short Hair — Fast but Stunning!

Short Hair Tutorial Updo in Less Than 5 Minutes

How to Style Short Hair in 3 Different Ways

Time Stamps:

  • 0:39: mini buns
  • 2:49: rope twist
  • 4:32: pull through braid 

Waterfall Braid Short Hair Tutorial


If you want to delve into even more hair inspiration we now have an entire post dedicated to easy hair trends for moms, including cuts, colors, hairstyles, and accessories!

trending hairstyles for busy moms


6 Go-To Hairstyles for Short Hair | With and Without Heat

Time Stamps:

  • 1:30: sleek and straight
  • 4:04: low bun
  • 5:02: high bun
  • 8:12: beachy waves
  • 10:40: tight curls
  • 13:16: tight curls half up half down

10 More Easy Ways To Style Short Hair & Long Bob

Time Stamps:

  • 0:28: braided fringe
  • 1:31: beachy waves
  • 3:12: half up
  • 3:50: single braid
  • 4:23: twist updo
  • 5:17: braided headband
  • 5:43: wrap and roll
  • 6:31: roll and pin
  • 7:20: mini top knot
  • 8:09: twist braid

And there you have it! Tons of inspiration for easy hairstyles for short hair.

How many of these would work in your short hair? Are there styles you haven’t tried before?

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