Having short hair can be an asset when it comes to sports, as athletes have to do less to keep their hair off of their neck during practice or competition. When it comes to a sport like cheerleading, cheerleaders must look their best in every aspect, including makeup and hair. Cheerleaders need cute hairstyles that can look great and simultaneously keep hair out of their eyes.


The Double French Braid

One common style used for short hair in competitions is the double french braid. Part the hair down the middle of the head. Begin with one side, braiding the hair from the forehead back to the ends near the shoulder, adding hair to the braid as you go. Tie the end off with a hair tie and a ribbon. Do the same to the other side.

Pig Tails

The simple pig tails is nother common style. Part the hair down the middle of the head. Brush or comb one side of the hair into a pony tail by the shoulder. Tie it off with a hair tie then add a bow for decoration. Do the same to the other side.

Corn Rows

This style pulls hair back from the forehead and eyes into small sections and ties them off to ensure that they will not break loose. Using a comb or brush, section off a piece of hair about an inch thick and pull it back away from the face. Tie it off with a small rubber band. Repeat along the hairline until a row of small pony tails reaches back away from the forehead. Brush the untied portion of the hair and pull it up into a short pony tail. If the hair is long enough, curl the pony tail into small curls and tie a ribbon around the hair tie holding the pony tail. If the hair is not long enough to curl, fold the hair over itself and over the hair tie into a small bun, then tie a ribbon around the hair tie for decoration

Hair Half-Up

For girls with short hair who cannot maneuver their hair into any of the aforementioned styles, pull the top half of the hair back either by brushing it into a small, half-pony tail or by making corn rows with the top part of the hair and pulling just the top half into a half-pony. Tie the half-pony off with a hair tie and add a ribbon for decoration.