12 Short Blonde Hairstyle Ideas for Summer
Nothing gives us summery vibes like short blonde hairstyles, packed with attitude. We’re talking balayage bobs, ombré curls and babylights woven through a pixie cut. All base colours can carry some level of blonde highlights, which is why we’re calling this the suits-all trend of the season; one that keeps hair off your client’s neck and gives them a sun-kissed glow.
So, next time you get asked to create the short blonde hairstyle of dreams, grab your phone or tablet, and take clients through this ultimate list of hot hairspiration...
Classic Short Blonde Bob
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The classic short blonde bob skims the very tops of the shoulders, giving locks a gamine effect that’s easy to style and maintain between trims. We’re in awe of this slightly choppy, tousled cut by Kirstine Rechnagel, which features a root smudge, Blondor-ed foilyage (balayage with foils), Color Touch lowlights, and a gloss through the mid-lengths and ends. Together, they create the most luminous baby blonde on the block.
Blush Blonde Pixie Cut
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A hint of a pinky tint gives this blonde pixie cut a modern twist, courtesy of Blondor Soft Cream for gentle lifting and Illumina Color. The formula? 10/81 + 9/59 + 4% (1:1) through the roots, followed by 10/36 + 1.9% (1:2) in the lengths. Long, wispy layers and some lightly tousled styling take the on-trend hue to the next level. Upgrade any style of pixie cut with EIMI Grip Cream, which works to add texture and define layers for an Insta-worthy finish.
Short Platinum Hair
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From the sleek, sharp cut to the bright, white, glass-like finish, this platinum blonde hair ‘do is one of the most coveted short blonde hairstyles of the season. Locks were given a frosted sheen with a combo of Blondor and Color Touch, then meticulously snipped into this blunt, lust-have shape. If you’re going for a similarly smooth style, mist EIMI Thermal Image through hair first, as it will protect strands from the heat of the straightening irons.
Blonde Balayage on Short Hair
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What do you get when you team blonde balayage with a mussed-up, textured bob? It’s the dreamiest creation, perfected with a dream team of lightener and golden blonde, demi-permanent colour. First up, our balayage go-to – Blondor Freelights – was swept through mid-lengths and ends for glossy, sun-kissed ribbons. Then, Color Touch Relights /18 /86 /00 was applied to ensure those ‘lights look completely natural. Flawless. Try EIMI Ocean Spritz to re-create these perfectly undone textured waves.
Ash Blonde Short Hair
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Ash blonde hair deserves its own fanbase. There are legions of blondes who want a cool-toned hue, and this shade is ideal for keeping any unwanted brassy tones at bay. The shade really shines in a wavy bob, where the texture and cut allows the spectrum of tones to stand out. Recommend your clients keep it fresh with INVIGO Cool Blonde Shampoo between appointments.
Short Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
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If bronde hair is the goal, adding a few highlights to brown hair can really amp up the brightness – especially when you’re using Blondor to create the lift. Melisa Moore has topped off this client’s bob with a scattering of loose waves, which can be styled using the Pro Curl Color Curling Iron. Follow up with EIMI Dynamic Fix hairspray to keep strands in check, while helping to protect the hair from humidity, UV and heat.
Blonde Bob with Bangs
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For those clients who want a cut that frames their face, you can’t go wrong with a blonde bob with bangs – especially in an icy or platinum shade. Jordanna Cobella has added a little denim blue into the mix, resulting in a look that’s equal parts ultra-chic and statement-making.
Short Blonde Curly Hair
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We’re hooked on these curls. If you’re looking to add a little blonde to dark brunette ringlets, sweeping a caramel shade from the mid-lengths to the tips is a quick and easy-to-maintain trick. The money pieces in the face-framing layers help to enhance the definition of the curls, while the chin-skimming length and soft bangs only add to the must-have impact. When the colour’s done, wash, condition and style your client’s hair with NutriCurls; a complete collection of products for curly and wavy hair, with varying levels of nourishment.
Ice Blonde Bob
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Introducing, glass hair – aka ice blonde hair that’s been chopped into a sleek, straight, blunt bob style, leaving clients with mirror-like shine that’s high on dazzle and low on maintenance. Sure, you’ll need to scrupulously straighten this flawlessly frosted mane, but once you’ve got the style, all it takes is a misting of EIMI Glam Mist to up the gloss.
Beachy Blonde Short Hair
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The money piece highlights trend was virtually made for piecey bobs, as the bountiful texture allows those face-framing pieces to really pop out. Case in point: this creation by Amanda Leaman, which she’s dubbed ‘seashell blonde’ for its multi-tonal, almost-pearlescent finish, reminiscent of the prettiest shell on the beach.
Blonde Layered Bob
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For clients who want a short hairstyle, but have very fine hair that’s in need of a lift, this layered bob will work wonders at creating movement – particularly through the crown. Point cut to perfection, ensuring you keep the layers long, so they still look modern. Then, make sure you leave a little root shadow when you sweep the blonde on, as this will enhance the depth. Finally, get that lift by spraying EIMI Root Shoot on the roots and EIMI Perfect Setting on the ends for more natural volume. Blow-dry with a round brush to achieve long-lasting bounce and a soft, rounded shape.
Short Blonde Undercut
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We’re obsessed with Briana Cisneros’ blonde undercut. Peeking under platinum pieces, you can just about see the shorn lower layer that gives her pixie crop an ultra-modern feel. For similarly dreamy movement and texture, ruffle a little EIMI Shape Shift through the finished ‘do; a moulding gum that allows you to sculpt, shape and dishevel.