25 Jazzy Short Hair with Highlights Ideas

25 Jazzy Short Hair with Highlights Ideas

25 Jazzy Short Hair with Highlights Ideas

As we all know, highlights are the simplest, safest and most carefree way to spice up a hairstyle or a hair color. They can also be considered protective because you do not have to go for a whole dyeing or bleaching job if you want a change in your hair. And if you have short hair, they can really be fun and creative. Here is a list of 25 short hair with highlights ideas that range from the traditional blond, brown and red to purple, rainbow and sea colors. Happy surfing!

1. The Rachel McAdams

Our Hollywood inspiration for short hair with highlights comes from the incredibly pretty Rachel McAdams. She wears a layered sandy blonde bob with just a touch of cotton candy pink here and there. We love it!

Rachel McAdams short hair with highlights

2. Blue short hair with highlights

It’s really impossible to feel blue when you’re wearing this hairstyle, just because it’s so great. However, you must pay attention to the type of makeup that you wear so as not to overload the hair color.

blue short hair with highlights

3. Barely visible short hair with highlights

This could just be the epitome of peekaboo highlights. They are so small and subtle that one simply can not see them unless one pushes the hair behind the ear. Then you show that you actually have a secondary hair color.

purple on pink short hair with highlits

4th 90s Pink Highlights

Do you remember the great pink hair color that you always wanted in the 90s, but your parents would not let you because you were at school? Now you can. It’s called neon pink and you can either dye your hair or get extensions.

pink on brown short hair with highlights

5. Dusty Pink Short hair with highlights

But if you’re not into hot, neon colors, but you still like pink and want it in your hair, you can choose a more subdued version. It’s dusty pink on a shaggy, stacked bob that you can wear for a little contrast with a bright red lip.

dusty pink, stacked bob short hair with highlights

6. Cherry Red Chunky Highlights

There are many types of highlights, which means you do not always have to go for the classic guy. These are chunky highlights on a round, asymmetrical bob. They are cherry red and look great on dark brown hair.

cherry red short hair with highlights

7. Powdery Iris Highlights

Brown and Iris may seem like a strange combination at first glance, but it may work. But you should not try it at home. It’s best if you go to your stylist so that he or she can mix the colors perfectly for you.

Iris short hair with highlights

8.Short Brown Hair with highlights

Here is the classic version or the one that started it all. It’s safe and low maintenance, and you can not go wrong with it. The base is a neutral but shiny brown, while the highlights are an elegant beige and sandy blonde.

blonde short hair with highlights

9. Red Hair with Teal Highlights

It’s time to get creative. How about dark red hair with a touch of Pearl highlights in the front? Besides, what do you say if the haircut was a short and shaggy pixie with feather strands and dull cuts everywhere?

short, short hair with highlights

10. Silver hair with blue accents

This is such a perfect highlight job that you can not say exactly what used to be the primary color – the silver or the Arctic blue. But that does not matter, because both look great. The back is all silver, while the front is Arctic blue with some silver highlights.

silver short hair with highlights

11. Platinum and Mint Green

We can not express how much we love a good underlight job. In this case, it is mint green and platinum with the white strands carefully cut into a V shape so that they can make the beautiful green color underneath visible.

mint green short hair with highlights

12th Navy, Blue and Glitter Highlights

Here’s an idea for short hair with highlights for New Year’s Eve. You do not have to wait for snow because you can easily fake it with some hair glitter. The color combination is also amazing and blends forest green with night blue highlights.

sparkling green short hair with highlights

13. Winter hair color highlights

Let’s keep it cool for another minute with this fantastic display of cold colors interrupted by a single splash of warm color accents – sunny yellow. The choice as well as the color rendering make them appear in an unforgettable way.

Winter shorthair with highlights

14. Atomic Turquoise Short hair with highlights

In fact, this is a combination of atomic turquoise and psychedelic sunset on a shoulder-length bob. The color combination is reminiscent of Morocco and its stained glass lamps, making it perfect for the summer.

Atomic turquoise and psychedelic sunset short hair with highlights

15. Jungle Short hair with highlights

Inspiration can come from anywhere, as this jungle color pattern proves. It consists of jungle greens, limonene, yellows, moss, lichens and some purple to mimic the water and to warm up the greenery.

jungle short hair with highlights

16. Colors of the sea highlights

This is dip-dye hair, not to be confused with ombre. It’s a special technique that hairstylists can use to bring some chunky, mass highlights into your hair, breathe life into it and lighten it a little. It’s different from classic highlights, but it’s also nicer.

Sea colors short hair with highlights

17. Afro Short hair with highlights

You can also get some blonde highlights if you cut a short Pixie Afro. It will add some depth and dimension while making it more interesting. The hair will look voluminous and much more modern.

Afro short hair with highlights

18. Dark blue short hair with highlights

A very restrained way to jump on the trend of highlights is to choose a color that is very close to its own color, but also unconventional. For example, this is raven-black hair with some navy blue highlights on the front. You can only see them in direct sunlight.

dark blue short hair with highlights

19. Sandy Blonde Short hair with highlights

You can find the same principle from the top of blonde hair here. This is sandy-blonde hair with beige blonde glowing highlights. The haircut is an overgrown elf with an undercut.

sandy blonde short hair with highlights

20. Matte Gray Highlights

Matte is a fantastic trend and it works great on highlights. Here’s an example of an overly tall pixie brunette with a crest of pompadour and some dull gray highlights. The result is steel gray coolness everywhere.

dull gray short hair with highlights

21. Teal Green Lowlights

Do you want to refresh your hair a little without making big changes or a big splash? Teal is always the color to go. This combination of Raven Hair, Pearl Green Lowlights and Glam Gothic Makeup is a dream. We especially love the black lipstick.

Pixie cut green green lowlights short hair with highlights

22. Short hair with highlights and a weave

If you want to protect your natural hair, you can always get a short weave. That way, you have full control over your color choices, especially if you want highlights. Since everything is based on synthetic extensions, you can not go wrong.

weave short hair with highlights

23. Copper Short Hair with Highlights

If you’ve been watching the styling trends lately, then you know that the show’s star is copper and his friend is rust. Therefore, there is no point in waiting. Jump on this trend while it’s hot, and get some nice copper highlights.

short copper hair with highlights

24. Frosted Tips

Do you remember back in the 90s, when all used to be frosted? They were real. You will be glad to hear that the trend is back. But it’s got a big makeover and that’s the way it looks now. World, meet the contemporary frosted tops!

frosted tips short hair with highlights

25. Blue and amber highlights and lowlights

The highlighting work for this Pixie cut is exquisite. The base is a natural dark smoky brown. However, the highlights are blue with a touch of petrol, bringing them closer to the sea colors than anything else, while the sublight lights are yellow. They warm everything up from inside and shed light on what would otherwise have been a simple styling job.

blue-green short hair with highlights


As we all know, the use of color can definitely increase the attraction not only on the hair, but on the overall appearance. Short hair is easy to wear, easy to care for and protects your hair locks, both thin and thick hair. But what happens if you do not want to dye your hair completely? Of course you decide for one of our great short hairstyles with highlights. Tell us in the comment section below which of your favorites was!