How to do Gyaru with Short Hair

There aren’t many images floating around of gyaru with short hair (especially in comparison to longer hair)… but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible! Below I have shared a few of my favourites that range from cute curled styles that are perfect for sweeter looks like himekaji to edgier styles that are perfect for oraora/tsuyome/etc. I’ve also included some tips on how to do gyaru with short hair and some pictures of gaijin gyaru who absolutely rock it!

Please note: I don’t own any of the below imagery – these were gathered from various sites like Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. 

Short hair gyaru inspiration

Here are some images that I’ve gathered from all corners of the internet to give you some short hair gyaru inspiration.

Gaijin gyaru inspiration

And here are some gaijin gyaru (aka Western or foreign gyaru) that really rock short hair!

Notable short-haired gyaru models

Here’s a list of models who really rock having short hair that you can take inspiration from: old generation – Kanako Iwabata, Okarie, Nana Suzuki, Kumikky; new generation, all from new egg magazine – Ayaka, Kiiripu and Hitoe.

Some tips on how to do gyaru with short hair…

Go for layers

Layers give your hair a little bit more texture and ‘oomph’, which will help a lot when it comes to styling it as it will give your hair more volume. 

Work harder on the styling

As with all hairstyles, regardless of hair length, you’ve got to style it. At the very least straighten it and then backcomb the top to give it more volume. Other things you can do is have it straight and then just curled/flicked at the ends (like Kanako Iwabata) or going with full curls. 

Hair donuts are your best friend

Hair donuts really help when you’re going for cute buns or when you want to give it more volume at the top when doing a half-up/half-down hairstyle, without the need to have extra hair!

And that’s all for now!

Do you have short hair? What kind of advice would you give to those wanting to do gyaru with short hair?

Love,
Lizzie xx

P.S. shoutout to Chris and Risa for helping me with this post – you’re a babe!

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10 Comments
  • Kimchi Cakes
    February 23, 2020

    I thought most gyaru wore wigs.

    • hellolizziebee
      February 24, 2020

      Some gyaru wear dark-haired wigs for work, or perhaps a wig if they want to go for a certain style (a lot of Manba wear wigs, for example) but most have their natural hair!

  • Nene
    February 23, 2020

    Super cute! Short hair is honestly super versatile imo! I feel it gives attitude to someone’s look (at least that’s how I feel with short hair). It’s also great to have hair extensions cause you can switch from long to short. I personally prefer short hair cause the weather is way too hot for long hair where I live ;-; plus easy maintenance

    • hellolizziebee
      February 24, 2020

      Yes exactly! I love the fact that you can easily get a wig or have hair extensions to change your look. I’m so tempted to get short hair but I’m scared as I’ve had my hair long for… The majority of my life tehe

  • Alex
    February 24, 2020

    I remember a lot of them when I was trying out different hair styles and I think the most important part it to compare with your face shape. Doing all the curls isn’t for mine, for example.
    But clipping my hair like you have small „cat ears“, do the backcombing, it helps to lengthen the face.
    Also a few curls at the end are okay for me.
    That’s something you have to explore by yourself.

    Moreover it is important to keep your hair in good shape – go to the hair dresser for a proper cut at least each three months. When the hair is growing is can have an inconvenient length and so you should take your time, enjoy the treatment and get yourself a nice cut.

    Personally, I have only shoulder long hair at a maximum because that’s just me. I always wished for long hair but it doesn’t suit me and my hair is too heavy. It just falls down without volume. But doing short hair styles are sometimes really hard to do, I think. I need much more time than doing something with longer hair haha

    • hellolizziebee
      February 24, 2020

      Yes, experimentation and exploration is key when trying out new hair styles! And I like that tip of having regular maintenance on your cut in order to keep it in good shape. Thanks so much!

  • Kieli
    February 24, 2020

    Omggggg I just stopped thinking about getting a super short haircut and now you make me want to again xD I love all these styles! *o*

    • hellolizziebee
      March 7, 2020

      Tehehe this blog influenced me to get mine cut again! It’s so refreshing and I’m excited to see what other gals do with their short hair!

  • Mikkan
    March 7, 2020

    This post made me so nostalgic~
    I recently cut my hair so now is the time so start practicing my tiny curls!

    • hellolizziebee
      March 7, 2020

      Aah to be honest this post made me cut my hair short tehehe! Can’t wait to see what you do!