Top 10 Best Short Hairstyles for Women in 2012

2012 in women’s short hairstyles is all about revival and we are seeing some of the most iconic hair fashions of the 20th century given a touch of quality and brought bang up-to-date for the modern woman. If you are looking to sport a new look this year, this list of the top 10 best short hairstyles for women in 2012 can serve as the perfect inspiration.




10) Piled up and pinned

This hairstyle is all about elegance and requires a little bit of artistry to be pulled off correctly. It is perfectly suited to bob length relaxed and curly hair and suits all colours and complexions. Best of all, there is no need for the use of complex tools to perfect.



9) Chignon with side waves

The chignon is an always reliable hairstyle that has been given a twist to match the new season. A side sweeping part with soft waves on one side of the head create a unique and stylish affect that is suited to all colours and complexions as well as straight, relaxed and wavy hair.



8) Double French twist

This 1960s inspired bouffant hairstyle oozes elegance and sees a back-combed crown swirling back into two identical French twists. This style will take a little bit of finesse to do, but is the essence of sophistication.



7) Marilyn Monroe

Neither Marilyn nor her trademark blonde hairstyle requires any introduction and this is a look continues to be revived year-upon year. This style can be created on short hair by adding the extra volume needed through the blow-drying at the roots, providing bounce to natural curls. A look that will never go out of fashion.



6) Tousled flapper bob

If there is one hairstyle that sums up the 1920s it is the flapper bob. The modern update to the classic style incorporates a somewhat dishevelled look. The pristine finger wave is now less defined and requires the use of precision tools to perfect. This hairstyle looks best when the hair is kept around one inch below the ears.



5) Short fringe / bangs

Inspired by “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its leading girl Lisabeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara). The short fringe/bangs is all about face shape and dark hair. Girls with a smaller forehead will be best suited by this style, although it has broken away from punk and Goth demographics.



4) Rock crop

The rock crop is a distinct version of the ever popular pixie style haircut and one that is capturing many a devotee. Seen on many a catwalk in 2012, this look works as well with a short fringe as it does with a rockabilly style. The popular wet look styles that are widely used this year can also be incorporated with the rock crop. This is a look perfect for accentuating facial features.



3) Afro

Given that 2012 is a year of revival, it is little wonder that we are seeing the return of the 1970s style afro. For thick, textured, corkscrew-like curls, the afro style is the perfect way to enhance the natural look. The light and soft ‘fro is being seen on many a catwalk and photo shoot this year and will have you looking the part throughout the summer.



2) Mod bob

As a short hairstyle for women, the bob is probably the most famous of all time; it is also a style well-suited to expression. The voluminous and messy Mod bob is taken straight out of the 1960s and directly inspired by the likes of Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot.



1) Pixie

2011 was undoubtedly the year of the pixie cut and the most stylish of women’s haircuts show no sign of fading away in 2012. The short, straight look is open for much interpretation and thanks to the likes of Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams; the cut continues to exude class.

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