8 5-Minute Hairstyles for Short Hair

Updated 04/25/19
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Short-haired girls are often viewed as having it worse than their longer-haired counterparts in terms of hair styling, but the truth is, having short hair is completely en vogue. Plus, it takes less time to style short hair—something us long-locked girls are totally envious of. There's also much more versatility and possibility to styling a short 'do than is given credit. We love an edgy short chop just as much as the next girl, and have proof to show they can be dressed up, down, and everywhere in between. Check out our favorite short looks below!

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Think old-Hollywood glam waves can't happen on short hair? Think again! We love this look on Lauren Conrad and think it's just as stunning on shorter locks. Click here to learn how to do the (surprisingly easy!) look at home.

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We love looks that seem much more complicated than they actually are, and this pinned-up braid is the perfect example. Loose pieces and an exposed end only make this look more cool-girl chic. All you need to do is make a low braid and pin it in place as you see fit.

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Bangs are the perfect accessory to this short tousled 'do. We love how Zendaya achieved the perfect don't-care look here, and think it's perfect for dressing up or down. Try Bumble and Bumble's Bb. Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Creme ($14) and scrunch hair with your hands—the messier the better!

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French and Dutch braids are perfect for short hair, and this angel-wing Dutch braid looks gorgeous on short strands. Click here to watch the full tutorial!

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Can Dianna Agron do no wrong? We love how she styled her short updo with a stone headband for a little added glam. Try this similar headband ($27) for your own at-home look. 

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A pompadour looks incredibly rocker-chic on short hair. Julianne Hough looks stunning with a fauxhawk on the red carpet, but you can wear this 'do just about anywhere.

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This runway look is so simple yet so chic. Slick back your hair using Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream ($27), then pull it back into a tight, low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Leave some face-framing fringe out for an undone look, or keep everything taut for a cleaner 'do.

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To get this look, part hair on the side, then create simple, easy waves with the Remington T-Studio Ceramic Pearl Professional Curling Wand ($30) by wrapping hair around the barrel. Slick back the unwaved side with styling cream, and pin any loose strands in place. 

What short 'do are you dying to try? Let us know below! 

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