The spring season is fast approaching, and before you know it you will be enjoying the warm sunny days. How about getting a style shake-up?
It’s the perfect time to try soft pastel hair shades, dreamy and relaxing yet super stylish at the same time. If you’re blonde, dye your hair right now, but if you have dark spots, a little bleach certainly won’t hurt.
Pink, purple, blue, green, while the list of these pale shades goes on, the following short pastel hairstyles will make your hair look even better!
Short hairstyles with pastel colors
Express your fun and carefree side by choosing a short cut with the coolest pastel shades above!
1. Cutting multi-colored mushrooms
The nostalgic mushroom cuts are popping up again among the usual bobs and pixies. Opt for blunt bangs that go straight down the back with an undercut or try a soft pointed version instead.
Get a pop of color by adding streaks of your pastel shades unevenly all over your head.
2. Cotton candy pixie
Cotton candy hair is too good to be true. Take part in this sweet hair trend by adding light pink streaks on a pastel blue base or vice versa.
Try the look on a pixie and sweep the strands to the side for a funky yet office-friendly look. Delicious!
3. Pastel Purple Feminine Quiff
This short messy hairstyle with pastel purple hues is perfect for all the bold women out there. Go for cropped sides and a long, layered top with dark purple roots that lighten towards the ends.
Add silver streaks for an icy appeal and style the strands in a curled shade.
4. Gray undercut with a hidden bow
Try peekaboo hair with a twist. Go for a pixie with long bangs that taper towards the nape to a V shape with an undercut along the sides.
Add pastel rainbow colors along the sides and at the roots while dyeing the remaining hair bluish gray. Simply amazing!
5. Pink pop layers
Pink hair is still in style. Celebrate your femininity with hot pink roots that turn pastel pink as you reach the ends. The key to achieving a smooth look lies in blending the colors perfectly together.
A textured bob with eye-covering bangs will look best.
6. Frosted Faux Hawk
Consider getting an androgynous short pastel hairstyle if you’re not a girly type. Experiment with a pale steel blue hue on a pixie cut.
Go for plenty of texture and gather those strands up the middle to finish with a faux hawk that makes a statement.
7. Blue gradient bob with bangs
Gradient hairstyles are quite common but dark roots that quickly transition to a lighter shade is not something you see every day.
Show your love for pastel colors with denim blue roots and icy blue tips. Flaunt your new hair color with a blunt bob and thick uneven bangs.
8. Short crop + opposite angular fringe
Use your creativity to make sure your hairstyle is one of a kind and here’s some inspiration to get you started. Try a super short textured crop with a very long angled fringe that reaches below the chin.
Add multicolored pastel streaks to the bangs while keeping the remaining strands monochromatic. Wow!
9. French Bob Split Color
Looking for something classy when you get a short hairstyle with pastel colors? Nothing can be better than a trendy French bob with thin bangs.
Color the front half a contrasting shade to add a groovy touch to an otherwise sophisticated haircut. Light blue and green wouldn’t look bad!
10. Vibrant color melts
You can always add some vibrant shades if you find pastel shades too bright. Make eyes pop wherever you go by cutting your mane into a short, angled bob.
Set it on fire with bright orange roots that melt seamlessly into a soft vanilla blonde shade.
11. Ice lavender mullet
Go wild this year with a hipster mullet defined by V-shaped bangs in the front with pointed bangs and a bunch of long curls at the back.
Add a metallic sheen to your mane with a milky lavender base and frosted baby platinum highlights.
12. Soft pastel highlights
Highlights are a good idea for those who hesitate to enter the world of pastel colors. Consider getting a light base shade like this sterling silver to make the light pink and purple pop on top.
Get a sassy appeal with a face-hugging wedge cut and you won’t regret it!
13. Light green buzz
Take a break from your dresses and the accompanying styling with a groovy buzz cut. You can cut the strands evenly over the entire head or leave the top part slightly longer.
Bleach the strands and dye them pastel green for a fresh makeover that can easily be achieved at home.
14. Cutting a yellow wedge
Get a summery look by choosing a bright pastel orange base shade. Don’t stop here; Spice up your locks even more by dyeing the ends a vibrant yellow for a dip-dyed effect.
A wedge cut with sharply cut bangs, side locks and a long straight back is sure to turn many heads.
15. Sunset sign
This short pastel hairstyle will bring complete sunset on your head. The ruler is a softer version of the traditional mullet with buzzed sides, a textured top that sweeps forward and a neck-length back.
All you need is a touch of deep purple, hot pink, orange and pale flamingo pink!
16. Extremely short haircut
You can’t take your eyes off, can you? If you are confident enough to stand by your bold choices then this ultra-contemporary short hairstyle is definitely your chance.
Ask for a light seafoam green French bob, shaved sides and long wavy bangs with orange and purple highlights. that’s it!
17. Rose Brown + Powder Blue Stripes
Create an eye-catching light and dark interplay by combining soft rose brown blocks with frosted powder blue stripes. Avoid any third shade to achieve a flawless two-toned look.
A layered pixie cut with thick bangs with side bangs is ideal for hiding a wide forehead.
18. Lilac and lavender love
Lilac and lavender are one of the dreamiest shades of purple. The only difference is that the former has a pinkish undertone while the latter lies more on the bluish side.
Color your bob in any order that will end up with a dreamy gradient that won’t be overlooked.
19. A piece of pastel color
Purple and green create an eye-popping color contrast when it comes to hair. Go for a short bang with cropped layers and add varying pale shades of purple and green.
Some blue and yellow will make a huge difference. Don’t forget the eyebrows!
20. Orange Salmon Choppy Bob
Here is an idea for those who want a short and low hairstyle with pastel colors. Get a chopped bob with a salmon orange base and a barely there orange balayage.
Don’t completely loosen your natural dark roots and end up with beachy waves.
With style comes maintenance and all these short pastel hairstyles require proper care to prevent the shades from fading too soon. Wash your hair less often and in cold water using a suitable shampoo and conditioner. Just a little effort and your hairstyle will look like no other!