Thought your short haircut or bob style wasn’t as versatile as longer locks? Wrong! You don’t need long hair to look glamorous – in fact short hair can look just as good if it’s styled in the right way. Here are some party hairstyles to give you inspiration.
Charlize Theron styles her long bob into a chic low pony with a voluminous side part. The look is elegant and classic at the front, while the ponytail keeps things playful and different at the back.
Emma Stone’s classic Old Hollywood waves scream red carpet glamour. Brushed out waves add volume to shorter hair. Use a little oil or serum for glossy looking locks.
The pixie crop never looked prettier than in Janelle Monáe’s Oscar look. Contrast a pretty hairband with slightly tousled locks for ultimate style points.
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Michelle Williams’ platinum crop is minimalistic and sophisticated. The short style is also very low maintenance!
Scarlett Johansson’s crop is a bold and cool look. The short sides add edge, while length at the top gives volume and styling opportunity.
Anne Hathaway slicks her short hair back for a different look which can transform short hair from day to night.
Charlize Theron brushes her pixie crop forward and wows with a long side-sweeping fringe for a seductive look that screams glamour.
January Jones looks fantastic with her blonde bob styled in retro marcel waves that ooze red carpet glamour. Use rollers and then brush them out with a soft bristle brush to create this style at home.
Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery tucked her long hair under to create a smooth, sleek faux bob. Genius!
Kirsten Dunst waves the mid lengths and ends of her bobbed hair and then tucks them behind her ears for a demure look.
Adding small, soft flicks to the ends of your hair instantly adds a dash of glamour. Actress Evan Rachel Wood shows that a cropped cut can be more versatile than you think.
Camilla Belle rocks a slicked back bob perfectly – very stylish!
Why not try a just off-centre parting like Emilia Fox – it’s so easy to do and gives short hair a totally fresh finish.
Gwen Stefani grips her lob (short for long bob) off to the side with a simple accessory for a pretty party look.
Even slicked back short crops can look sexy as Michelle Williams proves.
Adding waves instantly adds volume and a dash of elegance as Emma Stone shows here.
Rita Ora changes up her daytime look by lightly mussing up her bob for this tousled party finish.
Blow-dry the front of your hair to one side to recreate this look seen on Elizabeth Moss.
Use straighteners to give your bob this uber glossy finish like Camilla Belle.
Karlie Kloss adds a loose, relaxed wave to her chin-skimming bob, giving it an extra helping of cool.
A good blow-dry doesn’t go unnoticed – check out Rachel Riley’s ‘do if you need any convincing!
Play around with colour to jazz up your short hair. If it’s good enough for Nicole Richie, it’s definitely worth a try.
Curl your bob like Michelle Obama and you can go from coffee to cocktails all party season long!
Pin both sides back into a twist or French pleat, leaving your fringe to take centre stage.
Rita Ora’s asymmetric bob is sharp, trendy and modern. You’ll need straighteners to recreate this fierce look.
Watch our video below and learn how to do an updo for your hair length