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SHORT HAIR, DONT CARE. THE BEST STYLES FOR YOUR SHORT HAIR

Whoever said blondes have more fun clearly forgot about people with short haircuts. With less hair, there’s more freedom, and let’s not forget the other practical benefits of short hairstyles as well. Not only does short hair require less drying time, it also tends to look healthier than longer hair since dry ends are regularly snipped off.

If you are planning to make the big chop soon, or are just looking to shake up the look of your short hair, check out this roundup of cute short hairstyles for inspiration.


Easy Updo


Easy Updo

Updos aren’t reserved for the long-locked. If you have above-the-shoulder short hair, you can get your hair out of your face by pinning it back. All you really need to know is how to create a half-up pony—yep, it truly belongs in the simple hairstyles category.

Updos are easier to achieve on second day hair since it has more texture, so if you know you want to put your hair up on a certain day, skip washing it the day before. Give your hair some extra grip by working a dry shampoo throughout, like Quick Blowout Lightweight Blow Dry Primer Spray. Not only does it add texture, making slippery hair easier to work with, it also absorbs oil. To make sure your updo stays in place, spritz Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold Hair Spray.



Textured Side Braid


Textured Side Braid

While Pippi Longstocking-type braids won’t be achievable on short hair, a vertical braid is totally doable if you have bob-length hair.

To accentuate your natural texture for this boho look, apply Beach Spray. It contains a salt-free mineral blend to help bring out your hair’s waves. To further enhance the beachy, boho vibe, spray Dry Texture Spray. It elevates simple hairstyles by giving hair a volumized, tousled effect.



Curvaceous Spirals


For defined curls, layer Curvaceous Curl Refiner Cream on top of Big Blowout. The former adds moisture and targets unruly areas while the latter promotes springy hold and definition. For protection against frizz, mist Curvavaceous Ringlet Anti-Frizz Perfecting Lotion on hair.

See how to get curvaceous spirals here.


Finger Waves


Finger Waves

Add some eye-catching texture to short haircuts by creating sculpted finger waves. To modernize the classic short hairstyle made famous by flappers, leave the ends of your hair natural.

Find out how to achieve these heatless waves using only a comb, hair clips and two styling products—Max Sculpting Gel and Max Hold Hairspray—in this video. The hair gel molds the waves and keeps them in place, while the hairspray helps prevent frizz in humid weather.



Blunt Bob


The sophisticated, short bob hairstyle never goes out of style. It’s particularly flattering on those with thin hair, since the blunt cut adds volume, and those with square jawlines, since the cut shows off a strong jaw.

When it comes to styling short hair in the form of a sleek bob, it’s all about the blowout. Start with a heat protectant on damp hair, followed by a mousse to add volume. Quick Blowout Primer Spray not only protects hair from heat damage, it helps cut down on drying time, too. Full Volume Mousse acts as a heat protectant and anti-humidity insurance. Don’t forget to create a deep side part, and then blow dry your hair from roots to ends.


For full instructions on how to style a short bob hairstyle or some dreamy pastel haircolor inspiration, check out this page.


Edgy Pixie


Short pixie cuts, which are short haircuts with layers, are some of the most fun short hairstyles to work with. A short pixie cut allows you to play around with texture, shape and volume.

When styling pixie hairstyles, having a cream paste and a wax are essential. Texture Paste allows you to mold pixie hairstyles to whatever shape you want, yet has a flexible, matte finish. Spray Wax, meanwhile, adds texture and volume to your hair with medium control aerosol wax.


Trendy Layered Bob


Another take on the short bob hairstyle, think of the layered bob as the blunt bob’s wilder cousin. It has much more movement than a blunt bob and can add or reduce volume. It’s also versatile and works well with straight, wavy or curly hair.

To style a layered bob for an edgy look, work a small amount of Texture Paste into your hair to give it a tousled finish. For even more texture, mix it with a sprinkle Brushable Hairspray. Find Redken’s interpretation of a layered bob here, with straight and flipped ends.


For more cute short hairstyles and step-by-step instructions for styling short hair, check out Redken’s full short hairstyles Lookbook.


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