4 Ways To Style Short Hair

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For pretty much all of my life, I’ve had short hair. I have, a couple of times, tried growing my hair longer but it just doesn’t look right, so, for now at least, I’m keeping going to keep it short. There are lots of advantages to having short hair but, one disadvantage is that it is harder to style. So I thought I would show you four different ways to style short hair. However, I know these aren’t revolutionary new ideas but it may help you get some inspiration.

How I get volume in my hair

Volume is a huge problem for me and my thin hair but I have found ways to get around my flat hair.

After I wash my hair, I apply a pump of this L’Oreal Studio Pro Boost It Volume Mousse to my roots then blow dry with my head upside down to get volume. http://www.superdrug.com/Hair-Styling/L%27Oreal-Paris-Studio-Pro-Boost-It-Volume-Mousse-200ml/p/622200


And if I want to add volume without washing my hair, I spray this Colab dry shampoo into my roots and massage in. I have the large one in the scent Rio and the handy mini size in the scent New York which is great for on-the-go. http://www.superdrug.com/Hair/Dry-Shampoo/Dry-Shampoo/COLab-Dry-Shampoo-Sheer-%26-Invisible-RIO-200ml/p/313504


Curly hair day

This is one of the ways I wear my hair most frequently as it is so versatile and easy to do, you have probably seen my hair like this in some of my previous blog posts. I do have a couple of tips for people with shorter hair:

1. Use a conical curling wand. This will give your hair a more natural wavy look rather than very tight curls.

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2. Alternate the directions of your curls. For each section of hair you take, change the direction of the curl by starting with the wand behind or in front of the section. This will give your hair a lot more volume and a more messy look.

3. Don’t be too particular with sectioning your hair off. What I mean by this is, don’t spend ages splitting your hair into sections then curling bits of that section. I just put the top half of my hair up in a clip and curl the bottom layer, then the top, simple!

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And there we ago, effortless, relaxed curls in ten minutes. It couldn’t be easier!


French plaits

Now, I want to get rid of the myth that people with short hair can’t wear plaits in their hair! My hair is actually long enough to get it fully into plaits, but if your hair is too short, you could always just plait the top half of your hair and leave the bottom layer down.

First, move your parting to the centre and extend it down the back of your head so your hair is in two sections, put a hairband around the section you aren’t using. Then plait as normal on one side.


Next, do the same on the other side, checking every so often that the plaits are even.

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Simple fringe twist

This is probably the most simple out of the four but definitely the most useful. Sometimes when your fringe is annoying you, you just want to get it out of the way but (when I do it anyway) it falls down. So this is the technique I use to keep it up.

Section off your fringe.


Pull it back and twist it under and pin in place. And remember to hairspray it.

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Plait half up half down

This is just a little twist on the trusty half up half down I always rely on. This would look great on a casual day out.

First take a small section of hair from the front of your head and plait it.


Put a slide on the end and drop it down in front of your face, then combine the plait into the section you normally take.

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Then simply tie it in a bun as you usually would.



And those are just four simple ways you can style short hair!



  1. Louise May 19, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Cute styles, I love the relaxed curles, so pretty. My hair is pretty long but I tend to wear it wavy everyday. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? X

    The Fashion Road

  2. Silly Life June 20, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    These are very helpful! I will give some of them a try and you are so pretty!

    • paisleyinprint
      June 21, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

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