Cute Hairstyles For Short Hair and Medium Length Hair

If you have short hair, there may be two kinds of days:

1. Days when you’re absolutely in LOVE with your chop and you rock it like it’s nobody’s business. 


2. You silently cry inside, get frustrated that you no longer can do many hairstyles, and ask yourself why you ever decided to cut your hair short.

short haircut

Okay, maybe that second one was a little dramatic, but if you have short hair, you know that although it may take a shorter amount of time to style it – it’s oftentimes harder to come up with creative hairstyles because there isn’t enough length to create them. 

Although a really quick and simple solution is to get clip-in hair extensions (click here to learn more about those), we also wanted to show you that there do exist hairstyles for short hair that are super simple and quick to create.

So, in today’s video we are going to be showing you 3 fun and simple hairstyles for shorter hair. Watch the video below or scroll down to see what they are. 

If you have seen Elanna on our Blog before (like running late hairstyles and buzzfeed hair hacks tested), you may have noticed that she had longer and brighter blonde hair. But she recently went for the chop and went a little bit darker with her hair color. 

For days when she still wants to rock longer, fuller hair, she uses her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions, and on days when she feels like rocking the chop – these are her 3 go-to hairstyles. 

By the way – although some may consider Elanna’s hair ‘medium length’, all these hairstyles can definitely be created on short hair, medium hair, and even long hair. 

Short Hairstyle #1

hairstyle for short hair

This is a trendy hairstyle that will work for any hair length, even if you have a bob. It’s great for when you want to keep the hair out of the face or want to hide your second day hair. Here are the steps:

  1. Create a french braid going from the front top of your head, all the way down the back of your head and secure with a hair tie that matches your hair color. Fan out the braid for a bit more volume. (If you want to learn how to do a french braid, watch this YouTube tutorial). 
  2. Take a piece of hair on the right side of your hair and wrap it around the back to hide the hair elastic. Secure with 1 or 2 bobby pins. 
  3. Repeat on the other side – wrap a piece of hair around the elastic again and secure with some bobby pins.

That’s it! If you like some pieces of hair left out at the front to frame your face, feel free to do that, just like Elanna did (and always does, haha) in the video. 

cute hairstyles for short hair

Short Hairstyle #2 

short hairstyle

This hairstyle works well for short hair because the ponytail is low in the back and therefore you won’t have to deal with short hairs in the back falling out. 

  1. Create a side part
  2. Start creating a french braid down the side of your head towards the back, and tie with a small elastic. 
  3. Pull all your hair, including the braid, into a low ponytail in the back.
  4. Take the piece that is the braid within the ponytail, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. This adds a creative element. Don’t worry if pieces are falling out – it just adds to that messy look!
  5. Replace the small elastic with bobby pins to secure the wrapped braid at the bottom of your ponytail.

How cute is this hairstyle?! Definitely not as boring as a regular ponytail. 


short hair ponytail

Short Hairstyle #3

This super quick and easy hairstyle is so simple but yet is one of our favorites. 

twisted short hair

  1. Create a middle part
  2. Take a small section of the hair at the front of the face on your left side, and start twisting towards your ear. 
  3. As you twist, add small pieces of hair along the hairline. 
  4. Once you reach the back, secure these pieces with some bobby pins.
  5. Keep this hairstyle neatly twisted or pull on the hair a little bit and leave out framing pieces at the front.

You can also do two layers of twists to give it an even more creative spin, like this:

double twist short hair style

Super cute everyday hairstyle that takes literally no time to create!

Do you have short hair? How do you normally wear your hair? Let us know in the comments below!

Here are some more Blog Posts that you may find interesting: 

If you’re tired of your short hair and want to have the best of both worlds, consider trying out clip-in Luxy Hair extensions. Here are just some before and after transformations:

before and after with luxy hair extensions

220g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions

before after luxy hair extensions

160g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

before after clip in luxy hair extensions

160g Strawberry Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

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Cute Everyday Back To School Hairstyles: Quick & Easy

Back to school season is upon us! Who’s excited? 🙂 Whether you are or not, there are great things to look forward to in the upcoming year. New notebooks, new classes, new friends… And of course, new back to school hairstyles! Today, we share a week’s worth of cute and fun hairstyles to make you shine on your first week back in school.

Monday: Lazy Day Curls

These lazy day curls are perfect for the first day of school! Having your hair down in curls adds body and dimension to your hair without making it look like you tried too hard. These curls are quick & easy and will boost your confidence instantly – to make you feel like a goddess!

Mimi wearing lazy curls

Tuesday: French Knot Half-Do Hairstyle

This romantic hairstyle is very simple and leaves you feeling feminine and put together. The half-up keeps your hair out of the face so you can focus in class, while the braid in the back adds a cute touch. Everyone will be doing a double take! 😉

Mimi wearing a french

Wednesday: Loop Side Ponytail Cute Hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for second or third day hair – oily hair that you probably want to keep out of your face. The little loop adds a lovely detail to the classic ponytail, making it a lot more interesting and fun! Wear some nice earrings and a cute top to complete this effortless look.

Mimi wearing a loop side ponytail

Thursday: Snake Braid Hair Tutorial

The snake braid is the perfect hairstyle when you are running late – it only requires 5 minutes! Add this cute little braid to your naturally curly, straight, long or short hair and it will keep you feeling fresh and beautiful throughout the day.

 Mimi wearing a snake braid

Friday: Three Way Fishtail Braid

TGIF – Thank God It’s Fishtail-Day! This gorgeous braid is perfect for the most relaxed day of the week. It looks casual and simple, yet is quite sophisticated. This three way fishtail braid takes a spin on the original fishtail and brings it to a whole new level! All your friends will be asking, “How did you do THAT?”

Mimi wearing a three way fishtail braid

Check out some of our other back to school hairstyle videos here and hereAre you going to try any of these hairstyles when you go back to school? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share your back to school look with us by tagging #luxyhair in your Instagram photos! We would love to see them. 


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