Short Hairstyles You Can Pull Off When You're Pressed For Time

Easy, breezy, beautiful short hairdos.

02/04/2016 3:09 AM AEDT | Updated 02/04/2016 3:10 AM AEDT

If your hair is on the shorter side (we're talking not past chin-length), you may think you're limited when it comes to short hairstyles. So you give in to simply smoothing down your pixie with a boar bristle brush or straightening your bob to make it look somewhat stylish. 

But with the right accessories and products, you can get out of a hair rut fast. Check out the celebrity hairstyles below for ideas on how to style your short strands without having to block off several hours on your schedule.

  • Ruby Rose's Side French Braid
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    This braided hairstyle is a look you can do on freshly washed hair or after misting with a leave-in conditioner. Watch this French braid tutorial to nail the technique!
  • Sarah Paulson's Pixie With Stacked Bobby Pins
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    Visible bobby pins are cool, too. And they work wonders for keeping stubborn short hairs in place. Try crisscrossing them for a fashion-forward touch.
  • Sola Bamis' Two-Strand Twist Out
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    Black women with short natural hair can experiment with two-strand twists to enhance their curls, unravelllng each ringlet into an updo like this. Be sure to style with a shea butter-infused styling cream to hydrate hair.
  • Charlize Theron's Beachy Waves
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    What we love most about beachy waves is that you can recreate the aesthetic with a sea salt spray or by using a clipless curling iron on just a few layers.
  • Jaimie Alexander's Textured Pompadour
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    This "wet" updo hairstyle is ideal for women who want a chic look after working out. Borrow from the boys by finger-combing in a dime-sized amount of a product like Aveda Men Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel into strands and then pin into place. 
  • Mary J. Blige's Slicked-Back Bob
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    You can't go wrong with an easy yet elegant slicked-back bob. The key to achieving this short hairstyle is using an alcohol-free gel like ORS Olive Oil Smooth-N-Hold Pudding that will keep locks in place without adding flakes.
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