Easy Short Hairstyles for the Busy Mom

Short hair—it’s for me.

I cut my hair above my shoulders after graduating college, and I’ve never looked back. Sure, my style has changed over the years. I have had a bob, a lob, a short shag, and a handful of other cuts.

I find shorter hair to be quick and effortless. It is fun and flirty. And with the right hair accessories, it can be fresh and sassy. Let me show you four days and four different ways to take your short hair up a notch.

The Headband

Some days all you need is a colorful headband to complete your look. Headbands and scarves are very trendy right now. They are easy to find in various styles and colors, and in my opinion, even easier to style. In this picture, I am wearing a floral cloth, full circle, knotted headband from Target.Easy Short Hairstyles for the Busy Mom Omaha Mom

Barrettes and Bows Galore

These are my go-to items. Simple hair accessories like barrettes and cute hair ties always make me feel more put together and complete. It is also a fun way to connect with your daughter (or in my case, my nieces). Find a matching set and feel connected to your little one all day. Both of these hair accessories in the picture are from Old Navy. I couldn’t resist the navy blue velvet bow. It was a great sophisticated, playful look.

Bow edit
Barrette edit

When All Else Fails—Braid

When all else fails, a quick side braid gets the hair out of your face and adds a touch of uniqueness. A side braid is also a great disguise for hair that has gone one too many days between washes. While I don’t have any daughters, I learned at a young age how to French braid and have been braiding my own and others’ hairs since middle school. Don’t feel discouraged if you don’t know how to do fancy braids. You can easily do a twist with a few bobby pins and achieve a similar look.

Easy Short Hairstyles for the Busy Mom Omaha Mom

With over a decade of experience with this ‘do, I am convinced short hair can be equal parts easy and fun. Grab your brightest lipstick and wear the chandelier earrings. Without hair in the way you can make bold choices.

Where are my short hair moms at? What’s your favorite way to do your hair? Tell us in the comments below.  

Becka is an Iowa native who moved to Omaha in June 2015. She is one half of a higher education couple, a mom to identical twin boys (Avery and Elliot 2014) and two sassy wiener dogs (Nora and Knox). Becka enjoys the craziness of twins and the unpredictability of each day. Even with three degrees, most recently a doctorate in higher education, she continues to find herself googling things like “pachycephalosaurus + herbivore” or “excavator vs digger.” With two very energetic and curious preschoolers at home Becka enjoys the peacefulness of her daily commute to Lincoln where she is a coordinator in the Nebraska Business Honors Academy. Becka loves being outdoors in her garden, on the lake with her family, or sitting on the patio with a friend. Her kryptonite is diet coke, peanut m&m’s and a kid free Target trip.