12 Gorgeous Pastel Shades For Short Hair

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Katy Perry, Aurora, Demi Lovato, Barbara Palvin…just a few celebrities who are known for trying out gorgeous pastel shades and experimenting with different hairstyles. If you were always thinking about changing your hair color to a pastel shade, but never had the courage, it’s time to make a change! Who says pastels can’t look good with short hairstyles? We gathered the top pastel colors that will look stunning with short hair and if you have one with different pastel tonality then add yours at the bottom!

1. Pastel Pink is for Princesses

But not any princess! This is a pop-rock princess - young and cheeky with
splendid shades of pink for a happy ending.

Photo: Steve Wells for HAPPINESS, Intercoiffure Mondial’s

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2. Gorgeous Bob Haircut in Cotton Candy Color

A fantastic classic bob haircut in cotton candy pink or light strawberry blonde color. A great choice if your natural color is light blonde

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3. Galaxy Pastels

You might feel like rainbow shades are too vivid and over the top, but would still like to try out something extravagant…in this case, mixing together pale blue and purple shades will create a gorgeous ‘galaxy” hair effect for you. If you don’t it to be too overwhelming, try to focus on lighter blues and purples with a cool, silver undertones. This way, you won’t have to worry your hairstyle being too “loud”, instead, it will look fresh, fun and very edgy.

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4. Faded Pastel Pink with Dark Roots

Short hair colored with faded pastel pink in multiple tonality while keeping the roots in dark brown

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5. Bob Haircut in Baby Blue Color

ALine bob with precision haircut in baby blue hair color - Side View

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6. Pastel Rainbow Ombre

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7. Textured Short Bob Hairstyle in Stylish Pastel Color

Another fantastic texture bob short haircut by @katiezimbalisalon – multi tonal pastel with dark background. A usual critique that you can hear about pastel hair is that it can easily look like a wig, because the color itself is very unnatural. To make the whole pastel look more natural look, experiment with leaving your roots darker or shaded. While absolutely dyed hair can look a bit artificial (not to mention it can also be a hustle to dye it every week once the roots start growing), with a dark rooted look, you can create an overall natural effect.

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8. Pastel Ends

If you have a bob or long bob, this trend could work out for you perfectly. With pastel ends, you don’t have to dye your hair completely, so besides damaging your hair less, it’s also easier to get back your natural hair color if you change your mind. If you have light hair (blonde or light ginger), you can experiment with almost any pastel shades from silver to pastel pink and turquoise. On the other hand, if you have darker colored hair (such as black or dark brown), we would recommend trying out neutral tones, such as silver.

(Photo: Olivka Chrobot Marie Claire Australia)

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9. Ombré Lavender

Lavender was one of the original pastel hair styles when it became a huge trend in 2014, and we can absolutely understand why it is the most popular, classic pastel shade. Lavender is feminine, mysterious, not too girly (such as cotton candy pink), but not too wild either, such as blue or green. It’s a perfect shade for you if you want to try out something new but nothing totally crazy, and it’s easy to achieve if you have blonde hair. To make it more interesting, create an ombré illusion. Ombré styling works great together with short hair, the only trick is to find lavender shades with the same undertone: start with an icy, almost silver shade on top and make it darker towards the end. Obviously to make ombre work for you you will need a little bit of length so don’t expect to get the “WOW” effect if you have pixie short hair cut.

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10. Turquoise Mermaid

One of the most popular shades of this season is without a doubt vivid, pastel turquoise. Because it’s a very bright and fun shade, it’s perfect for the winter, especially if you have shorter hair. This hairstyle reminds me of a mermaid’s hair, especially if it has different layers of shades from light blue to deeper blue tones, such as faded royal blue. If you decide to go with this hair, make sure to try out beautiful hair accessories as well! Your new, turquoise hair will look stunning with silver, black and white headbands and bobby pins.

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