Cute, Easy & Short Hair Styles Using Bobby Pins

Carey Mulligan wears a faux updo on her short locks.

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Your short locks are super chic but sometimes hard to style. With shorter hair, your options aren't as vast as ladies with longer locks. But just because you have short tresses doesn't mean there still aren't cute ways that you can work them into fashionable styles.

Teased Pin Back

Add some volume to your short locks with this style. Part your hair on the side. Then take a section of hair at the crown of the head along your part. Back comb the section to create body. Add a little hairspray and back comb it one more time. Then simply pull it back and pin it in place with a couple of bobby pins.

Curly Updo

If you have super short hair, this style won't work, so make sure you've got a little bit of length. Use a 1/2- to 1-inch curling iron to create ringlets all over your head. Then tease your hair all over at the roots. Gently pin the back of your hair down with bobby pins. This will be your base. Then pull the side pieces so they swoop a bit and pin them down, too. Embellish with a headband or pretty barrette to glam it up.

Twist It

Add a couple of pretty little twists to your short locks to up the fashion factor. Just section off a 1 1/2-inch section of hair along the hairline right above the ear. Twist it back and pin it down with a bobby pin. Repeat on the other side if you like or leave that section loose. Simple as that!

Add a Pouf

If you've got a pixie cut, fake an updo. Carey Mulligan rocked this style, which totally gave the illusion of being a fancy updo. Just tease the top of your locks and pin up the back of the hair, right under your pouf, to make your tresses appear to be worked into an updo.

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