Short and straight hair is a very popular cut and style for women. Short is the most popular length by far (see charts below the photos). However, straight is quite a bit less popular than curly (see charts below).
This extensive photo gallery showcases a wide variety of women with short curly hair. Enjoy. FYI, we add new hairstyles weekly, so be sure check back regularly.
Gone are the days when feminine beauty meant having long and beautiful hair. Be it celebrities or your own fiends, women nowadays are crazy about getting their hair cut short and for the right reasons too.
Short hair is not just easy to manage and style, but also looks super chic and modern. A short haircut exudes beauty, boldness, and confidence. It shows that you are proud to embrace your individuality rather than sticking to stereotypical norms. So, if you have decided to trim your hair or have short hair, kudos to you!
To truly rock the new style, expert hairstylists suggest that you straighten them out because it makes the short strands stand out and take center stage. Check out our gallery featuring various celebrities and countless examples of stunning short straight hairstyles and cuts for women. Gain some inspiration and get great ideas to up your hairstyling game.
Straightforward and trouble-free, this hairstyle for women with short straight hair is sported by the legendary Sandra Bullock. Notice how a slightly tilted lob coupled with soft caramel highlights in ultra sleek deep brown hair make her look effortlessly stylish.
Reese Witherspoon is always a vision in short hair. Here we see her rocking a short straight hairstyle for women in which she has combined a pixie cut and balayage with deep, eye-skimming side-swept bangs. Simple yet stunning, this uncomplicated hairstyle is sure to wow everyone.
Feel like going retro? If you love the styles of the past, then this hairstyle is just for you – except it comes with a twist, both literally and figuratively. First, it’s for women with short hair (unlike the conventional long hairstyles for women in the ‘70s), and secondly, as we see, there are well-defined twists in the front. Note that the beauty of this style is highlighted all the more by deep black streaks in chestnut brown hair.
This hairstyle for women with short hair is sported by the young and lively Selena Gomez. Notice how a slightly long, angular bob that comprises of loose curls at the front make her look effortlessly stylish.
While she is mostly spotted in her signature lob, here we see the charming dancer and Holywood star Julianne Hough in a much shorter haircut. Displaying her hair in a pixie cut, we see how she has used the balayage hair to her advantage. The neat and tidy lines of dark brown in over pale blonde base, grab attention to her silky straight hair from afar.
One of the primary benefits of having short straight hair is that on most days, you do not need to do anything other than running a comb through your hair in the morning and that’s it – you are set for the day! Jessica Alba proves this point here with her easy-going, trouble-free hairstyle for women with short straight hair. A few lowlights can provide a lot of luster and shine if you want to add a fancier touch.
Many women think that having short straight hair means struggling with a thin, flat look. But the legendary Lady Gaga shatters this misconception beautifully – or rather embraces it with open arms. Despite slathering her straight hair with gel and going for a plain minimalistic hairstyle, she manages to shine in a way few others can do.
Who knew that a single hair clip could add so much character to a simple hairstyle for women with short straight hair? The talented Emily Blunt has gone for a slight wave and a neat side-parted look for a style that is oozing beauty.
Taylor Swift is without a doubt, the undeclared queen of short hair and bangs. Notice how her wispy, choppy bob combined with deep, eye-skimming and airy separated bangs make her look exquisite beyond words. This hairstyle for short straight hair will look best if you get some dull baby lights just as the sweet singer has done here.
Lizzy Caplan is always a vision in short hair. Here we see her rocking a simple yet modern hairstyle for women with short straight hair. Parting the hair on both sides is a good way to frame the face well. The subtle waves not only add some volume but make a great hairstyle that is balanced with elegance and casualness.
Who says that short straight hair is only for the young girls? Gain some inspiration from this confident lady to wear your straight hair in a short haircut boldly and confidently.
This is another example of women who are not shy to stand out from the crowd. Anne Sweeney is seen rocking a hairstyle for short straight hair in which she has opted for a feathered cut coupled with side-swept bangs. The result is a graceful hairstyle that not only makes her look more young and lively but also seems to significantly cut down on her actual age.
No one can beat Anne Hathaway when it comes to rocking short straight hair. But you can surely take some tips from the gorgeous actress on how to look attractive. Here we see her rocking a baby bird pixie cut with short, uneven bangs that despite being asymmetrical look really fabulous.
When it comes to short straight hairstyles and cuts for women, this iconic style sported by the equally iconic Victoria Beckham just couldn’t be ignored. The businesswoman/ fashion designer set a new trend when she went for this short but prominent angular bob. This style is time-saving because you wouldn’t require any further styling and thus, great for working women who are always rushing to get one thing done or another.
Hair accessories might take your hairstyle up a notch, but nothing adds more character than a braid-cum-headband. A simple three-plait braid across the front can evoke tons of beauty and grace for any woman with short straight hair.
This Mohawk style upward reaching pixie cut is a good style to consider if you want to cut your straight hair really short. For a more fiery and spirited look, dye the tips of the strands with a just a tinge lighter shade like Halle Berry has done here.
Jessica Biel demonstrates that one of the biggest advantages of having short straight hair is that you don’t need to fuss around at all. Comb it once, part it sideways and voila! You are ready to go! And if the style seems too simple, then you can accompany it with some heavy and dazzling jewelry to counterbalance the otherwise plain look.
This hairstyle for women with short straight hair is sported by the beautiful Julianne Hough. What’s fascinating about this style is that a choppy lob with a striking balayage makes a good combination for professional settings as well as for weekend parties.
This hairstyle for short straight hair will no doubt require you to dye your hair, but if you really are a lively, jovial woman who loves experimenting with her hair every now and then and embraces her individuality with style, then this look is surely worth considering. An angular bob frames the face gently while a hair color as lustrous as this cobalt-slash-lagoon blue is bound to turn heads wherever you go.
There’s no denying that Rachel McAdams is a true fashion and style guru. So take it from her when she says that the best style to sport if you have short straight hair is to simply wear it down with some fascinating highlights. It is easy and uncomplicated yet loaded with style and sophistication.
If you are a brunette who doesn’t want to be bothered much with hairstyling when attending any formal event, then take notes from the lovely Tina Fey. Side-swept angular bangs with babylights take the front stage while the rest of her hair have been clipped back to achieve this graceful, sophisticated look.
Designer Felicia Persaud lends some great hairstyling tips for women of an older age. Confidently wearing her hair down in a neat bob cut, she has opted for some baby fringes to slightly cover her forehead. Not only does this help avoid a bare, broad-looking forehead but it also cuts down on her age significantly by giving a young and lively appearance.
Notice how wearing short hair in a side-parted style can make you look truly elegant. The actress has neatly pinned her deep bangs to a side while sporting a pixie cut with confidence and style.
Use a hair accessory to create a voluminous look or pull your hair up into a chignon to achieve this faux short hairstyle – but rest assured you will look really stunning if you opt for uneven baby bangs like Lily Collins has done here.
Who says that women with short hair have to bid farewell to braids and plaits? Whether you use a synthetic hair accessory or turn the side locks into a braid-cum-headband like this, this exquisite hairstyle for women with short straight hair is simply beyond gorgeous. Be it a wedding party or Sunday lunch with friends, this style is fit for various occasions.
Short vs. Long Hair Trends
Below is the trend chart for short vs. long hair. As you can see, while the trend lines are similar, short is more popular than long.
Straight vs. Curly
Another good trend chart is the straight vs. curly charts. I was actually surprised by the results. I thought straight would be more popular, but curly is far more popular. Check it out.