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Creating cute short hair styles on the road can be a bit of a challenge, especially without all your styling equipment. In fact, this is why I let my short chin length hair grow for a year before my RTW trip. It was impossible to style my hair without products and a flat iron and I was hoping my natural curls would settle with a longer length. I wish I had Vanessa’s curly hair style tips at the time!
If you have long to medium hair, please read 5 Easy Travel Hair Styles.
Easy Hair Styles for Short Hair
Unlike me, many girls chop of their long hair to simplify their beauty routine on the road or even save money on beauty products like the minimalist traveler, Deanne Ballard. However, short hair can be difficult to style when you’re traveling because some choppy cuts require even more maintenance than long hair.
In response to the many travel fashion girls with lovely shorter dos, here are some Simple and Cute Short Hair Styles for Travel
Hair Accessories Needed
Black Headband | Bun Maker | Headband | Fashion Headband | Braided Headband | Gold Tone Headband | Jaw Clips | Silly Headband | Bobby Pins
Pull Your Bangs (Fringe) Back
As Kathryn says in her tutorial video below, when it comes to short hair, simply pulling your bangs back can make all the difference. Whether a small pomp or a quick braid, these are some simple hairstyles you can create by focusing on your bangs (or fringe).
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Half Way Back
Sometimes all you want when you’re traveling and exploring a new town is to get your hair out of your face. By using a few bobby pins and maybe a twist or two, you can get a fast and easy look for a day of sightseeing.
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Hair accessories can be your new best friend when it comes to short hairstyles. Whether it’s a pretty clip or chic headband, here’s a few cute looks with hair accessories.
I love to travel with pretty elastic lightweight headbands.
Elegant Up Do
Whether for a special occasion or for those travel moments when you just want to feel like a “lady”, up dos with twists and braids look both elegant and don’t require special tools to create. I love this quick twist which also works well with thin, long hair like mine.
Add a little fun with these pins!
Even though the below tutorial instructs you to use a curling iron, many girls can make use of their natural waves to create this look without any tools.
If you do travel with your hair tools, make sure that they are dual voltage and that you pack a travel adapter!
Braids are a great solution to unruly, frizzy travel hair. They give you some style and sophistication and are also a practical way to keep your hair pulled back. What’s best is when you remove your braids; you’ll have luscious curls for a whole new look!
Don’t know how to braid hair? Get this ebook on DIY Braids!
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Easy, Quick, and Cute Hairstyle for the Traveler on the Go!
This youtube tutorial is created by a young girl but is awesome for women with a short bob. Most styles are super easy and only need a few bobby pins. Enjoy!
A few bobby pins and hair clips are all you need to recreate these cute short hair styles when you’re on the road!
Learn How To Create More Travel Hair Styles
Braids, Buns, and Twists!: Step-by-Step Tutorials for 80 Fabulous Hairstyles
DIY Braids: From Crowns to Fishtails, Easy, Step-by-Step Hair Braiding Instructions
The Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook
Thank you for the lovely article.. Beautiful braid hair styles.. Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks again 🙂
Hi Grisha, thank you so much for your lovely comment, so pleased you enjoyed the article!! 🙂
Thanks a lot! I have layers in my hair and had no idea what to do except curling them. This article has definitely been helpful 🙂
Yay! Glad you liked it 🙂
Great article,thank you for the sharing
Thank you for this article! I generally tend to wear my hair short – right I have an asymmetrical cut that I’m hoping to grow out to a chin length bob for my trip this summer. It’s nice to have articles that don’t always focus on long hair. I’m going on a four week volunteer work placement through work either in Tanzania, Nepal or Sri Lanka. I find having short hair I tend to wash it more so that’s is part of my reason to grow it out for this trip is so I don’t have to wash it every day and can let it air dry naturally.
Great idea! If you have wash and go hair, short is great! For high maintenance manes, longer might be easier to tie up or place in a bun. Have a wonderful experience on your trip!
I used to have shoulder-length hair and loved the bangs/side braid to get my hair out of my face, and then I would usually put the rest of it in a low, loose bun. It looked kind of fancy but really I was just trying to hide the fact that I hadn’t washed it in days. Now I have a pixie cut, and while I love it and don’t really need to do anything to style it, there also isn’t a cute way to get my bangs out of my face, which is sometimes annoying. But I’d say overall my pixie is much more travel-friendly!
Hi Jackie pixie cuts are super cute and you’re lucky you can pull it off 🙂 do you wash your hair less or more with shorter hair?
Thanks for reading!
Those braids look so beautiful! I recently chopped off my long locks, so I will definitely try. I LOVE turbans, they look so cute here! Thanks for the great post!
You would totally rock the turban look! Can’t wait to see it paired with the Twelve Ways 🙂