50 Fresh Short Blonde Hair Ideas to Update Your Style
A short blonde hairstyle is the perfect fresh new look for the spring and summer months. If you’re looking for something that’s simple and pretty, these cute easy hairstyles are just what you need! And if you’re considering short haircuts for the first time, you can certainly find your next style in this gallery.
50 On-Trend Short Blonde Hair Ideas for Every Hair Type
Girls with short hair know that you have to start by finding the types of hair cut for your face shape and the perfect color for your skin tone. Unlike with long hair, your facial features are on full display with a short cute hairstyle.
If you already have a favorite shade of blonde, great! Jump right into your short haircuts. If this is your first time going blonde be warned: there are so many pretty hair colors to choose from! Take some time to figure out the best hair color for your skin tone and style before you dive into the dye.
Cool skin tones look great with blonde hues like platinum or ashy blonde. Warmer skin tones are best suited to colors like honey or strawberry blonde and caramel hues.
Now let’s pick out the best short hairstyles for your face shape. There are many types of hair cut that suit different face shapes and hair textures. A short haircut style doesn’t mean pixie cut, there are so many pretty hairstyle options! Oval face shapes can get away with just about any style (lucky gals). Face-framing layers look great on oval faces, as do blunt bangs. If you have a round face, an angled bob will perfectly frame your face and highlight your beautiful features. Square face shapes look great with layered cuts and waves. Finally, heart-shaped faces are a great match for side-swept bangs and long bobs or “lobs.”
When it comes to taming your texture, remember this: it’s all about the right styling tools and products. Talk to your stylist about the how to style short hair at home, which products to use, and in which order to use them.
Now, let’s dive into the best short hairstyles for women in 2018!
1) Side-swept Textured Balayage Bob
This “tousled just so” look is an easy hairstyle to maintain. First, the balayage-style blonde will free you from the constant cycle of touching up your roots. Second, the choppy layered cut gives built-in texture and movement and a casual polish. Busy mom? Slammed student? This quick style cut is a time saver!
2) Pretty Angled Honey Blonde Lob
This cute haircut is polished. Warm honey-blonde tones and face-framing platinum highlights shimmer and shine in loose waves. The cut itself is a long bob angled that’s slightly shorter in back and longer in front. It’s simply gorgeous when styled, and the longer front layers are nice because you’ll still have a ponytail handy when you need it!
3) Warm Platinum Choppy Bob
This is one cool haircut. The short angled style is short and layered in the back, with long pretty layers in front. The blonde hue has great dimension. This is one of the most cute hairstyles for girls with a little edge!
4) Layered Ash Blonde Lob for Fine Hair
This cute haircut is perfect if you have fine or thin hair. The nape-length bob with angled layers in the front gives you volume and movement. Ash blonde highlights will thicken up your strands, give you more texture, and make your locks easier to style. Long layers in the front can be pinned or tied back for versatile looks!
5) Dirty Blonde Shoulder-length Mussed Curls
This is a perfect pick of the short hairstyles for women who are new to haircuts for short hair. Shoulder-length layers are plenty of hair to work with for up-dos, but still short enough to give you a totally different look. Maintaining dirty blonde balayage is a breeze. The key to these curls is leaving out the ends and finger-combing.
6) Cute Messy Platinum Pixie Cut
This pretty pixie has tons of layers to frame your features, and the platinum color with dark roots gives it awesome dimension. A flat iron is required for this look, and while daily styling will be quicker than with long hair don’t let the length fool you. A pixie cut requires regular maintenance of both length and color.
7) Cool Ashy Blonde Textured Lob
If there is one universally flattering hair style, this might just be it. Textured layers are great for giving fine-haired gals more volume, and also de-bulking for women with thicker hair. The loose, beachy waves can be styled with a curling wand or a flat iron. The ashy blonde color is lovely and easy to maintain with balayage.
8) Easy Hairstyle in Cool Honey Blonde
If you have super straight hair – or you really love your straightening iron – this is a great cut for you. This is a particularly good option for fine hair. The blunt ends of this cut are really modern and fresh. The color is almost ombre with a honey hue. This cute hairstyle could easily be worn curly or straight.
9) Sexy Shoulder-length Waves with Top Knot
If you’re into “perfectly undone,” this is one of those cute easy hairstyles that’s your go-to. Platinum blonde face-framing color makes it look like the sun kissed your hair. A breezy top knot keeps this style on trend and effortless. This short hairstyle is a nice option for students who want to look put together but have a casual day-to-day style.
10) Bombshell Bob with Platinum Waves
If there’s one word that sums up the style it’s: glamorous. This chin-length bob has texture with finger combed curls and a deep side part. The platinum color puts it over-the-top chic. This is not a style for wallflowers, you’ll definitely be turning heads with this haircut design.
11) Modern Angled Blunt Bob
This style is feminine but also thoroughly modern. The platinum overall dye job has highlights and lowlights giving it shine. There’s a slight angle from shorter in back to longer in front but overall its one length. If you have naturally wavy texture this may be tough, but if you have straight hair or get regular blowouts it is a gorgeous cut.
12) Low-Maintenance Long Bob
This traditional blonde with platinum highlights and warmer undertones is one of the best hair color choices you could make. The blunt shoulder length of this cut is broken up with some face-framing layers. Some simple waves are all you need to make this your daily style.
13) Wavy Bob Haircut Style with Layers
A great layered cut is the best hairstyle for women with fine hair. All-over layers lighten the cut and give it great volume. The beachy waves and multidimensional blonde hair highlights throughout create a depth in the style and are super-easy to do on the daily. No one will ever guess you have fine strands!
14) Cute Hair Color and Tousled Bob
If you’re going for simple, short hair this is it. The super light honey blonde is a really pretty hair color. The length and texture of this bob are great for daily styling and easy to maintain. And if you go too long between cuts this will magically transform into a lob that is just as chic.
15) Wispy Ash Blonde Angled Bob
This unique hair color falls somewhere between warm honey and platinum. This all over color will definitely take some upkeep, but it is totally worth it. The wispy layers in front break up the angled bob, giving it some softness and texture.
16) Loose, Pretty Shoulder-Length Curls
This is one of the classic short hairstyles for women. The cut has a sort of shag shape to it but just brushes the shoulders. Big loose curls sweep away from the face and are broken up through finger coming and warm blonde highlights and low lights in pretty hair colors throughout.
17) Modern Wavy Flatironed Bob Cut
The platinum over ash blonde color combined with precision straight styling and one strategically placed flatiron wave is totally trendy. The bluntness of the look is softened up with some texture at the ends and very subtle layers around the face. This would be equally pretty on a girl boss or a trendy mom – or perfect for the woman who’s both!
18) Dirty Platinum Blonde Grown-Out Bob
If you’re on the growing out side of a short haircut this is a great transitional style. The awkward in-between not-quite-a-bob, not-quite-a-lob length is conquered with daring platinum color and deconstructed waves. Add a half-up messy bun and you’re ready to go!
19) Messy Beachy Balayage Blonde Bedhead
Combine shoulder-length “the sun and sea air did this to my hair color” blonde with messy waves and you’ve got this look nailed. The color gradually goes from dark roots to platinum tips, and the single-length lob is broken up with messy waves. Break out the salt spray and texture paste to achieve this style.
20) Gray Blonde Chin Length Bob
This color is super fresh and current. The ombre dye is between platinum blonde and gray, and the cut shows it off perfectly. An angled bob with chin-length longer front pieces and textured nape length back pieces set off the unique color and frame the face beautifully.
21) Wavy Short Shoulder-Length Lob
Styling this short hairstyle will be super-quick: part the hair, curl from ear-length to the ends leaving the tips out of the curling iron, then finger comb with finishing spray. The pretty ash blonde balayage breaks up the blunt cut and makes this simple style much more interesting.
22) Precision Hair Highlights and Preppy Waves
Honey blonde precision highlights create this gorgeous color. The simple, slightly angled shoulder-length cut is offset with some minimalist curls on the end. This look combines some of the very best short haircuts for women – the lob, beachy waves, and unique hair color – with polished perfection.
23) Cool Blonde Face Framing Curls
This unique hair color with shimmery platinum against a dirty blonde base almost looks metallic. The angled bob goes from the nape of the neck to just above shoulder length at the front. The curls add texture and volume to soften up the cut.
24) Modern Marilyn – Soft Blonde, Side-swept Waves
If Marilyn Monroe were choosing a hairstyle in 2018 this short layered hair style might just be it. The all-over color lies somewhere between platinum and honey. The expertly tousled hair texture has a deep side part and loose waves give the perfect amount of volume and framing for your lovely face.
25) Kardashian Style Wavy Blonde Lob
You might recognize this length and color from reality TV star Khloé Kardashian. It’s a favorite fallback look for that star known for her trendy personal style. The ombre color from ash blonde roots to honeyed ends is cut in a long, layered bob and styled with beach spray and loose finger waves.
26) Va-va-voom Voluminous Shoulder-Length Curls
This short hairstyle is glam without being too over-the-top. Darker roots and white blonde balayage is given lots of volume with big curls that start at the layers around the face. The deep side-parted bangs are a really pretty feature of this cut. Style tip: if you’re getting a cut with a side part, practice at home to figure out which side you hair naturally falls toward.
27) Messy Beach Bum Blonde Balayage
This cut and color is the epitome of effortless style. The length falling between the chin in the shoulders is really flattering, especially with the layers at the bottom and around the face. The color goes from dark roots to platinum ends with expertly hand painted balayage. Top it off with textured waves and your out the door.
28) Polished Platinum Lob with Subtle Curls
Platinum blonde shimmers in this shoulder-skimming lob. The multi-dimensional color and ever-so-subtle curls give this style beautiful dimension. This look manages to make undone waves look polished. There are some subtle layers in the back for volume, but the rest of the cut is blunt.
29) Piecy Warm Ash Blonde Lob
The warm undertones of this ash blonde color make it a flattering shade. If you have thick hair this textured cut is a great way to wear a short hairstyle without it being bulky or puffy. The undone waves on this cut are the perfect way to expertly style “2nd-day hair”.
30) Straight Layered Blonde Shag Cut
Take a long bob, add in some strategic layers, bright platinum highlights, and sleek straight styling and you’ve got this sexy style. The color of this style is great for women who have blonde hair or color already and want to update the hue. Layers and a side part make this a great cut for fine hair.
31) White Hot Short Platinum Waves
White platinum allover color is high-maintenance but totally worth it! The cut and style of this look make up in dimension what this color lacks. Ending just shy of the shoulders, this long bob has some shorter layers in the front. By adding in loose curls all around, the stark color is softened up.
32) Cool Blonde Bob with Long Bangs
If you’ve got fine hair with straight texture, this cut is tailor-made for you! The cool blonde color will pump up your strands. A softly angled bob with subtle layers at the very bottom keeps the cut from falling flat. The long bangs add volume to the front and give the cut a nice lovely finish.
33) Curled Under Bob with Chunky Highlights
This short blonde hairstyle is perfect for work. The length falls between the chin and shoulders, making it easy to put up if you need to. Warm, chunky highlights give texture to the style which is otherwise straight and one length. Long bangs parted on the side add a nice face-framing accent.
34) Cool Ash Blonde Textured Bob
The ombre color on this long bob goes from ash to platinum blonde tips. The cut itself has 1-2 inch layers from back to front, making it a great option for fine-haired gals. Straighten the hair, then curl with a flatiron and gently comb through with your fingers to achieve these simple, undone waves.
35) Honey Blonde Layered Bob
This warm, honey color is so gorgeous! Instead of dark roots to light ends, this color has a darker, dirty blonde base and gets progressively lighter toward the face. The textured ends give this cut a nice tousled look that can be perfected with a tiny bit of styling wax on your tips.
36) White Blonde Angled Bob and Bangs
Layers of white blonde highlights create this color. The dimensional color is on full display with a curled-under long bob with subtle angling from back to front. Chin length bangs are swept to the side. There are some small layers on the sides and back, but the color creates most of the texture in this short hairstyle.
37) Half-up Bun Pretty Hairstyle
This blunt bob is broken up with loose curls and warm natural blonde color. A half-up do with a bun is a pretty way to get pull your hair up with this length. You can also do a deep side part or part down the middle with a versatile cut like this.
38) A-symmetrical Choppy Cool Blonde Bob
This is one of the really cute hairstyles for girls. The asymmetrical bob is a playful and unique haircut design. The choppy layers create effortless texture, and the undertones of the ashy color highlight the cut. This style also has textured mid-length bangs that are straightened and swept to the side.
39) Blunt Layered A-Symmetrical Haircut Design
The side part of this cut can create a subtle a-symmetrical edgy look, or you can side part for an even, angled bob. A light shade of honey blonde balayage gives a sweet, sun-kissed look, while the choppy texture lends a fashion-forward quality to the style.
40) Thick, Curly Highlighted Chin-length Bob
This short cut is the best hairstyle for girls with lots of hair. This chin-length bob is perfectly textured to take the bulk out of the hair while keeping that gorgeous full thickness. Warm, honey blonde highlights over deeper auburn roots give some nice dimension, and the curls give movement and volume to the overall style.
41) Crimped Cool Blonde with Bangs
This cool haircut with big crimped curls is more 2018 than 1980s. Undone crimps are done all over this mid-length bob. The light blonde hue complements cool skin tones, and bangs in the front give some softness to the otherwise edgy style. This cut could easily be styled straight or in waves for variation.
42) Textured Warm Blonde Bob for Fine Hair
If you have fine hair but you want a little length, this style gives you the best of both worlds. The mid-length, angled, layered bob gives volume to limp strands. Overall highlights and face-framing platinum adds dimension to the hair. Loose, beachy waves are the final touch that makes this a gorgeous everyday style.
43) Dirty Blonde Chin Length Bob
Simple and sweet, this natural blonde color with highlights and low lights is cut in a chin-length, layered bob. This look is easy to maintain and style on a daily basis to always look put together. A style like this is a great go-to for busy women.
44) Luminous Honey Blonde Messy Bob
This light shade of honey blonde is a great color for just about any skin tone. The blunt shoulder-length bob is broken up with lots of loose, beachy waves. And there is some subtle layering around the face to give the cut shape and frame your features.
45) Chic Platinum Bob for Fair Skin
This platinum hue is just gorgeous on women with fair skin and warm undertones. With subtle honey color, it warms up the face and gives beautiful texture and fullness to define the hair. This is a precision cut with some slight angling and an asymmetrical bang feature that can be swept to either side.
46) Messy Waves on Choppy Platinum Bob
Undone waves give this traditional bob volume without being too formal. The light blonde color over darker roots gives some depth to the look and adds to the texture of the cut. There’s a slight angle to the cut with stacked layers in the back and longer face-framing layers in front. Nearly every face shape will be flattered with this cut!
47) Light Blonde Balayage on Layered Short Shag
This bob-length shag is a fun take on the short hair style. Short bangs, allover layers, and deconstructed waves give plenty of lift, movement, and volume to this cut. Best of all, the style of these highlights is super easy to maintain. Use those dark roots to your advantage!
48) Dramatic Short Layered Hair with Waves
This take on the angled bob is dramatic and stylish. Long, choppy layers in the front frame the face and give texture to the cut. The layers in the back are shorter and create the dramatic angle. Dynamic blond highlights and low lights complete this dramatic look. If you want to go short and edgy, this one’s for you!
49) Cute and Sweet Traditional Blonde Bob
This is the classic bob shape: chin-length, light layers throughout, uniform length. The bright honey blonde color adds more dimension to the cut. If you want to go short but are not sure about some of the more daring styles here, this is a good starting place. From here you can experiment with styling with waves or interesting side parts.
50) Long Strawberry Platinum Wavy Bob
This allover platinum has some daring pink undertones that make it a cute hair color spin on “Strawberry Blonde”. The shoulder-length bob is mussed up with loose curls and angled slightly from back to front. This is a fun, subtle way to play with color.
50 Modern Short Blonde Hair Ideas to Transform Your Look
Do not be afraid to try short hairstyles or go blonde. There are so many fun, diverse short haircuts for women – the possibilities are endless. Just pick a style and try it for a while. If you don’t love it you can grow it out, but you may just fall in love with short hair and never look back!
Short hair isn’t just one look, there are actually more options for hairstyles for short hair than for long hair! Have you ever seen girls with short hair? They look put together every day because they can’t just throw it up in a ponytail. Haircuts for short hair take a little more effort to style, but it is worth it when you feel and look amazing.