Casual Hairstyles for Short Hair

By Kristle Jones

There are many casual hair styles for short hair. You can have a casual hair style no matter if your hair is straight, curly or somewhere in between. Find inspiration for casual short hairstyles at websites like and These websites have hundreds of pictures to give you casual hairstyle ideas for short hair.

Wash and Wear Styles

A wash and wear style for short hair should consist of a haircut that works with the natural texture of your hair. Working with, rather than against, the natural hair texture will allow for faster and easier styling. A wash and wear style works well when combined with the right hair products to enhance your natural hair texture as well. Try a lightweight styling cream distributed through hair to enhance wave, or a cream-gel styling product to enhance curl. An anti-frizz serum will help any hair texture or type to avoid frizz and fly-aways.

Curly Hair Styles

Curly hair styles for short hair can be casual and easy to style when worn above the shoulders and layered. This is a great everyday look for those with curly hair because you don't have to fight the naturally occurring curls. Simply scrunch in your styling product of choice and either air dry or use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to dry hair.

Straight Hair Styles

Casual straight hair is fairly easy to do no matter what your hair length, but this is especially the case for short hair. If you have fine to medium hair, stick with an all one-length hair style because there will be minimal styling time involved. You can air dry or blow dry hair and then brush through and go. If you have medium, thick or coarse hair, you will want to ask your hair stylist to add subtle layering throughout and possibly have your hair thinned or texturized for it to lay down nicely when it is cut short.

Partial Up-Styles

A partial up-style is helpful for those wanting a casual hair style with a bit of flair. You can pull as much or as little hair up as you wish creating a unique look for your short hair. Pulling the hair from temple to temple up and off your face and toward the back, securing it with criss-crossed bobby pins is a great casual look for short hair.

Different Parts for Short Hair

Mix up your causal hair style by parting your hair differently. It's amazing how you can transform your current short hair style by switching up the part. For example, if you normally part to the right side, switch it to the left. Or if you typically part your hair right down the middle, try a zig-zag style part for a fun new look. These are subtle and simple changes to recreate a casual hair style with your current look.