easy everyday hairstyles for short hair

10 Easy Everyday Hairstyles For Short Hair 2021

Has anyone told you that styling short hair is a challenge? If yes, you are not alone. But there are several easy everyday hairstyles for short hair you can try!

When I cut my long layers into a graduated bob, my friends were startled and wondered how I’d ever style it. 

Adding more conversations to their curiosity, I started styling my bob differently to college every day. 

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I believe that life is too short for boring hair days, and having short hair for me, merely meant having fun hair days ahead.

So, here are my top 10 easy everyday hairstyles for short hair that’ll make you want to get creative with your tresses. 

Easy Everyday Hairstyles For Short Hair 2021

#1 – Twisted half ponytail updo

easy everyday hairstyles for short hair

This is a great style that can be achieved with very little effort, if you are going somewhere nice make this everyday short hairstyle look a bit fancier by adding in a cute accessory.

Things you’ll need to create this style 

  • Bobby pins
  • Accessories (Optional)
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb

How to create this style

  1. Prep your hair up for styling, detangle and comb it
  2. Split the top half of your hair and part it into two side sections
  3. Take the divided section separately and twist them together. What you need here are well-defined twists on both the sides
  4. Every time you twist your hair, drop the bottom section and pick up a new section of your hair.
  5. Secure the twisted section at the back of your head with bobby pins
  6. Follow the same steps on the other side.
  7. Now take some hair from right under the first twisted braid, divide it in two, and make it into a twisted braid exactly the same way.
  8. Tie it with an elastic band 
  9. Follow the same steps on the other side.
  10. Finally, get all the four twists together and you are ready to flaunt your new style.

#2 – Half-up twist updo

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An everyday style is called so because of the minimal time and effort it takes to create the hairstyle. A half-up twist is a perfect style if you are running late yet want your hair to look pretty.

Things you’ll need to create this style 

  • Elastic bands
  • Comb

How to create this style

  1. Comb your hair through to detangle
  2. Take one side section of your hair from the left and twist it 
  3. Take another section of your hair from the right and repeat the same
  4. Now get both the sections together and secure them with an elastic band.

#3 –  Bouffant style updo

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Sometimes a versatile hairstyle is all you need to seize your day. This classy bouffant look is so easy to create, that you’ll amaze yourself when it’s done.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Bobby pins
  • Comb
  • Teasing brush
  • Straightening iron
  • Blow dryer

How to create this style

  1. Comb your hair through and prep it up for styling
  2. Section your hair and straighten it up
  3. Take the crown section of your hair and tease it with a brush to gain that voluminous bouffant look.
  4. Now twist the crown section of hair from behind, while forming the bouffant in the front
  5. Secure all the hair at the back with your bobby pins
  6. Comb the remaining hair downwards and there, you got an elegant bouffant.

#4 – Triple twisted buns updo

bun hairstyle for short hair

Are you planning to go somewhere fun? Then this triple twisted bun hairstyle will give you a quirky edge along with the comfort required for the day.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How to create this style

  1. Prep your hair by detangling it with a comb 
  2. Section your hair into three equal sections from behind 
  3. Make a low ponytail of each section using elastic bands.
  4. Twist each ponytail around itself to form a small bun.
  5. Use a hairpin if needed to secure the buns in place.
  6. Set them with a hairspray of your choice

#5 – Beach waves updo

waves hairstyle for short hair

Beach waves on short hair are such a tropical thing! Attaining those gorgeous loose waves is not a challenge at all, especially when you have short hair. 

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Dry shampoo
  • Hair spray for heat protection
  • Comb
  • Curling iron

How to create this style

  1. Use a comb to detangle your hair
  2. Part your hair as usual and apply a heat protectant spray 
  3. Now section your hair and start curling it using your curling iron. 
  4. Swirl your hair in big sections, while leaving out the edges up to an inch. Here you can take bigger sections to achieve looser waves.
  5. Use your curling iron at an angle for 3-4 seconds before taking it off.
  6. Now use some dry shampoo on your scalp and massage it around to add volume and texture to your beach waves.

#6 – Half criss and cross updo

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Sometimes the best hairstyles are the simplest. The ease of creating this half criss and cross updo is the reason why most of us love it. 

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins

How to create this style

  1. Comb to make your hair tangle-free 
  2. Now take a one-inch wisp of hair on both sides of your center part
  3. Then twist each of them tightly, while leaving out the ends
  4. Cross the twists at the back of your head 
  5. Hold the last bit and secure it with your bobby pins

#7 – Pull-through braid

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A style like this is sure to bring you compliments. Although this pull-through braid style looks like it’s a lot of work, creating this hairstyle with short hair is pretty simple.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands

How to create this style

  1. Prep your hair by detangling it with a comb 
  2. Grab some hair from the top of your head and tie it in a ponytail.
  3. Now below the first ponytail take some hair from both sides and wrap it into another ponytail.
  4. Section the first ponytail in half while holding up the second ponytail, using an elastic band to tie both the halves of the first ponytail below the second one.
  5. Make another ponytail under the second ponytail.
  6. Section the second ponytail in two while holding the next ponytail up.
  7. Tie both the sections using an elastic band. 
  8. From the second ponytail below the newest one, now add hair from the sides to the sections of the second ponytail and secure them.
  9. Follow the previous two steps till you reach the end. 
  10. Finally, secure the end of the pull-through braid with an elastic band and you are good to go. 

#8 – Side braid updo

side braid on short hair girls

Creating the side braid updo is not a task at all! This super intricate style is definitely an eye-turner. A style like this can blend in for a casual chic look or even an elegant look for the evenings.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Bobby pins
  • Comb
  • Elastic bands

How to create this style

  1. Comb your hair through and prep it up for styling
  2. Section your hair in the front to create a braid
  3. Leaving the front side section, tie up the rest of your hair.
  4. Now start braiding the front section of your hair as a dutch braid.
  5. Keep braiding your hair till the end and secure it with bobby pins.
  6. Pull the braid’s side section to give it texture and volume.
  7. Let the remaining hair out of the band 
  8. For an elite evening look, you could even tie the remaining hair into a small bun to finish the side braid updo look.

#9 – Classic half top knot look

top knot on short hair girls

Good hairstyles can make you rule the world, and this half-up knot look will give you all the confidence in the world to slay the day.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Elastic bands
  • Brush

How to create this style

  1. Prep your hair up, detangle if needed. 
  2. Part your hair, begin with a section of hair from the front of your head.
  3. Now take the same section of hair up and twist it like a knot.
  4. Wrap the hair around itself and make it into a bun.
  5. Make the bun stay in place with a band and bobby pins if required.
  6. Hand comb the hair around the bun and scrunch it
  7. Add a texturing hair spray to hold the look in place.

#10. Messy bun updo

messy bun for medium length hair

This chic updo is an absolute favorite when it comes to the comfort this style gives. A messy bun can be done in many ways, one of which is this.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Comb
  • Hairspray
  • Elastic bands

How to create this style

  1. Detangle your hair with a comb and prep up.
  2. Section the back of your hair into three sections
  3. Take all three sections and start braiding until the end
  4. Secure the end with an elastic band
  5. Now roll and twist the braid into a bun and secure it in place with bobby pins.

#11 – Ear knots or double buns

easy hairstyles for short hair to do at home

The double bun updo screams fun, this is a great updo to adorn while going on a road trip or a crazy friend’s bachelorette party.

Things you’ll need to create this style

  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands

How to create this style

  1. Start with detangling your hair
  2. Part your hair into two sections
  3. Take the hair from one side and roll it to form a bun-like knot.
  4. Secure the knot with elastic band and bobby pins if needed
  5. Repeat the same steps on the other side and your cute ear knot style is ready for selfies.

The styles listed above are truly simple, yet amazing to flaunt and feel stylish. 

Choose a style according to your occasion and jazz it up a little by adding accessories, scarfs, hair clips, or bandanas that bring out your vibrant personality. 

Do you know any interesting styles that I haven’t listed in this article? 

Tell me in the comments and I’d be happy to try it.

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