Short weave hairstyles range from decent formal looks to explosively colorful casual hairdos depending on your personality, mood and tastes. One of the best aspects of the hairdo is that different lengths and textures allow you to recreate natural hairstyles with varying levels of sophistication. Going for the short weave is a simple way of jazzing up your look no matter what your natural hair looks like. The following 30 examples will show you the different ways you can rock the stylish look.
# 1 Layered Caramel Sew-In
Layering your hair is beneficial for a number of reasons. In this example, it helps to create a significant amount of volume which is great for the short bowl cut weave. It also gives it tons of natural texture in addition to enhancing the depth of the body. A low, wavy fringe is the right way to give your look some drama and femininity when rocking extra-short weaves.
A nicely balanced formal and casual look can be achieved by giving your hair the right color combination. Burgundy is an unbiased hue that can works well for both classy formal looks and sassy casual appearances. The burgundy curls add some volume and texture to the body of the hair. Finishing it off with a sleek side part is a great way to add asymmetry while keeping the look relatively tame.
# 3 Stormy Long Bob
The best way to compliment darker skin tones is brightening up your hair to create a stylish color contrast. Keeping the roots darker is a great way to mask any growth although it also adds to the crisp finish of the look by creating a wonderful gradient. This stormy hairdo is a casual stunner with the wavy, tousled locks giving it an exquisitely textured finish.
# 4 Bouncy Ebony Curls
Curls play a huge role in making this hairstyle vivacious and very youthful. Short weave hairstyles also benefit a lot from the bouncy curls as they help to boost its volume and give it wonderful texture. The splash of radiant copper highlights is also a nice touch. Slightly shortened sides and back adds some crisp definition to the soft feminine hairdo.
# 5 Outlandish Scarlet Mohawk
Eye-catching as it is, this look requires a bit of guts to pull off since not everyone is willing to commit to the scissors. Although not everyone’s cup of tea, the supremely vibrant shade of scarlet pairs well with the bold ringlets and combines well with the radiant brown curls. A distinguishing part followed by a stylish taper and some unique effects towards the nape of the neck make this one hairstyle that will set you apart from the crowd.
# 6 Multicolored Bowl Cut
A random burst of violet, pink and purple hues transforms this basic bowl cut into something that is worth a second take. The cut is fairly simple and neat while the fringe runs just above the eyes and features a slightly messy texture. The burst of color is a unique touch although the glossy finish also goes a long way in making short weave hairstyles very chic.
# 7 Chocolate Swirls
Matching your hair color with your skin tone sometimes works in your favor as it helps to break the banality of black or other common colors. This extra-short weave hairdo features a nice swirly texture and a short, swept fringe that runs just above the eyebrows. Although a very conservative look, the chocolate hue helps to keep things interesting.
# 8 Ombre Bob
Crisp and stylish with a superb color gradient, it doesn’t get any neater than this. Level hair is good but some asymmetry is a nice way to spice up any bob hairdo. Ombre has been used to amplify the crisply defined bob hairstyle and the deep burgundy is a surprisingly good match for the skin tone.
# 9 Tapering Burgundy Bob
Short sew-ins are fantastic for neat bobs with crisp, defining cuts. Modify your bob by giving it a tapering cut which leaves your hair slightly longer towards the front. Oval shaped faces might benefit from the feminine outline offered by the chin length locks. Using some bold ombre dyeing amps up the casual appeal of the look.
# 10 Layered Balayage Pixie Cut
Nothing looks as good as a unique blend of colors on a short sew-in hairdo. Layers will always enhance any short weave hairdo thanks to the volume boost and addition of texture. The thick violet fringe features locks that have been layered over the black under shave in a chic manner which also gives the body of the short pixie cut more depth and also a more dimensional finish.
# 11 Tropical Curls
A burst of playfully curly hair can make your look more youthful and fun. This short sew-in features a relatively wild texture that oozes naturalness and sassy femininity. Tapered sides, back and a high hairline help to give it a fantastic hairline that allows you to show off your features in all their glory.
# 12 French-Parted Short Weave
A combination of stormy and silky textures works wonderfully in creating a superb natural texture. Emphasizing the textural rift has been done using a classy French part which is a great way to keep things simple but not boring. In the same fashion as the pixie cut hairdo, this look makes use of a thick mess of curls which end in a stylish asymmetrical fringe and short sides and back to give it more definition and a sassy finish.
# 13 Zigzag Curls
Bold is the first thing that comes to mind with this hairstyle and it is evident that the short length of the sew-in works best with the thick, messy zigzag curls. They contribute greatly to the look by giving it a nice, balanced volume in addition to boosting the texture of the look. The cut is generally short and slightly conservative but the slightly overhanging curly fringe does well to add some spice to short weave hairstyles.
# 14 Short Violet Waves
A nice color effect can be achieved by throwing in some darker flecks of color to give the hair more natural depth and also create a wonderfully multi-dimensioned finish. This short sew-in gets a lot of volume from the large violet curls with black dashes of color contributing a lot to the naturally voluminous appearance of the body. The cut rides short and sassy, perfectly framing the face and allowing one to show off their best features.
# 15 Cheerful Cherry Locks with Side Part
Asymmetry is always a good thing especially with short hairstyles especially when it comes to hair lengths. Keeping one side short and slicked down diverts all the attention to the more vibrant and voluminous side full of thick cherry curls that delightfully fall over one side of the face to give it a wonderful frame. A deep side part creates a stylish rift between the two textures which helps to emphasize them both individually.
# 16 Silky Textured Beach Waves
Getting a bit more length gives you a lot more space to play with and create different textures. For a laid back casual look or a crisp formal hairdo, nothing exudes the same composure, class and style as a nicely balanced lob with a classy part in the middle. From the roots, the smooth texture gradually fades into rippling beach curls which help to boost the volume significantly and also create a feminine frame for the oval face.
# 17 Short and Long Locks
The different lengths in this hairstyle actually contribute a lot in making the look supremely unique and sassy. The sides and back are kept short and crisp with a slight wavy texture that is not too flashy. The thick messy top steals the show with its large wavy curls and the laid back yet pronounced copper hue which makes it stand out from the surrounding hair.
# 18 Classic Lob Cut
Three things about a lob cut help to immortalize its wonderfully stylish appeal. The first is its simple cut which results in an all-natural look that is classy yet tame and perfect for both formal and casual looks. The second is that it looks great with numerous textures. In this example, a relatively silky texture with slight tousling at the ends maintains the naturalness of the look and creates a smooth, feminine frame for the face. Lastly, any lob looks great with or without color or even highlights so keeping it simple will never result in anything boring.
# 19 Pageboy Bowl Cut
Chic, simple and definitely not ordinary, the pageboy haircut is reserved for the bold, confident and, admittedly, tall. This short weave hairdo features conservative cuts all round with a fairly regular line which helps to maintain the simple elegance of the look. A slightly windswept texture creates some drama while the radiant auburn tint complements the skin tone and gives the look a stand-out characteristic.
# 20 Layers and Tapering Cuts
Skilled scissors can turn any simple quick weave into an elegant masterpiece as is the case with this superbly angled bob hairdo. Giving it a bit more length helps to create the weight that affords you lots of bouncy natural movements in addition to giving your face a feminine frame. The superb taper cut is the highlight of the weave as it gives it a multi-dimensioned asymmetry that makes short weave hairstyles ooze mystery and sophistication.
# 21 Pageboy with Low Fringe
Rocking the pageboy look is often about confidence so it helps if you are not afraid to push the limits of what is considered an acceptable cut. For a quick and sassy weave hairstyle, letting the fringe just above the eyes makes the look a lot more interesting. In this case, the low cut of the fringe is enough to give the look the confident finish it needs while keeping the rest of the hair smooth and sleek.
# 22 Curly Short Weave Hairstyle
Wild asymmetry equals a playfully youthful look especially when bouncy or springy tresses are thrown into the mix. One of the most fun variations of the short weave hairdo is this simple yet supremely fun and curly sew-in look with random curls which give it lots of natural volume. The freer the curls, the better and more youthful the hairstyle is.
# 23 Bangs and Fringe
A weave can also come in handy when it comes to hiding blemished skin or a large forehead using a longer fringe. Giving it a silky smooth texture and a solid black color is perfect for creating a natural, low-key finish which is further aided by the slightly lengthy bangs dangling down the sides of the face.
# 24 Blowout Balayage Curls
This look oozes sexiness and confidence thanks to the large, sultry curls that take on a darker tint towards the edges. The golden blonde locks will go great with darker skin tones and also benefit a lot in terms of depth and dimension when a bit of darker color is added. Streaking babylights give it a tastefully radiant finish.
# 25 Crisp Bowl Cut
Simple yet very feminine, the crisp regular cut featured in short weave hairstyles gives you plenty of room to show off your features and also use large accessories to give it a bolder finish. The regular bowl cut gains a more natural appeal from lots of layers which give it texture and also boost the volume of the hair.
# 26 Sleekly Tapered Bob
This is one of the more audacious versions of the short weave hairstyles that rely on varying lengths to create its own unique finish. The steep tapering cut starts out short at the back and leaves the bangs framing the face dangling just below shoulder level. A side view of the look shows just how the drastic taper adds some unique asymmetry and character to the hairstyle.
# 27 Smooth and Wavy
Two different textures on the same hair often create a wonderful effect and more often than not, help to give the hair a boost of volume. The short sew-in bob hairstyle in this look makes use of both smooth and stormy textures to create a nice contrast and also to keep things a lot more interesting. Streaks of color leave short weave hairstyles looking radiantly sunkissed.
# 28 Parted Bob
Slightly asymmetrical bobs are often the best for uniquely framing the face as they allow you to simultaneously show off your best side while hiding any flaws. This short, lopsided bob features a unique arrangement that covers one side while showing off the features of the other side in a stylishly unique fashion. Streaks of chestnut give the look a bit of life.
# 29 Thick Burgundy Curls
Use a side part to keep things well defined when going for asymmetry by using long and short sides. The thick burgundy curls on one side greatly contrast with the short, slightly wavy locks on the other, and this gives the hairstyle a fiercely unique finish.
# 30 Chic Bob Cut
Layering cuts of different lengths results in uniquely different shapes which you can further emphasize using different colors. The long swooping fringe covers one side of the face while creating sexy asymmetry in the process. Giving the fringe a few blonde highlights and layering it over the darker hair creates great depth and also a much needed color boost to plain short weave hairstyles.
Short weave hairdos are simple, sassy and offer limitless versatility in terms of style personalization and uniqueness. Pay mind to the shape of your face and your skin tone in order to know exactly which cut and color to go for in creating your own unique version of the short weave hairstyle.