21 Short Hair Highlights Ideas for 2020

If your hair is looking drab and you are fed up with the style that you have, then you are in the right place! Today we have 23 stunning short hair highlights to show you. Short hairstyles are one of the must-have looks for 2020 and highlights will brighten up your hair and give it new life. You will find bobs, pixie cuts, trendy styles and more. So, what are you waiting for?! Take a look so you can find your perfect new hairstyle.

1. Curly Short Hair Highlights

We would like to begin by showing you this chic and highlighted hair idea. The hair is cut into a pixie style with a side part and it has gorgeous honey highlights. This is a beautiful hairstyle and it would be great for the summer. We love this trendy and modern look, it will suit everyone! You can recreate the light highlights or you can try any hair color of your choice.

2. Fiery Red Highlights Idea

Next, we have a fiery hairstyle to show you. For this look, the hair is cut into a short bob with warm red highlights. As you can see, the red color looks dark but then in the light, you can see the spicy red tones. This is a stylish hair idea and you can recreate this or try a bolder red color. You could even try red highlights with a shorter cut too.

Fiery Red Highlights Idea

Source: @new_creativefashion

3. Grey Highlights on a Bob Cut

This next hairstyle is one of our favorites! Here we have a sleek and stylish bob with light grey highlights. The sharp cut and trendy grey color look stunning together and the combination creates a very modern style. A cut and color like this will transform your hair. A lighter and more icy grey would look amazing too.

4. Stylish Purple Highlights

Purple is a very popular hair color and with styles like this one, we can see why! This hairstyle features a short and cute cut with purple highlights added to the front of the hair. The purple shade is quite dark so the hairstyle is quite subtle. You could opt for a lighter and more vibrant shade of purple for a bolder look. Either way, your hair will be amazing.

Purple Short Hair Highlights

Source: @gabrielasprettylocks

5.  Highlighted Stacked Bob

One of the must-have short looks is a stacked hairstyle. When you have a stacked cut it means that your hair will be cut on an angle, so it is longer at the front and shorter at the back. Here is a stylish example of the stacked look. The hair is just below the chin and the front and the hair at the back is very short. Subtle highlights have also been added to the hair. A cut and color like this will take your hair from drab to fab. Recreate this look or try bolder highlights.

6. Soft Grey Short Hair Highlights

The next hairstyle that we have to show you is for the trendsetters. Here we have a very short cut with added grey highlights. The grey color used is quite soft and it is very striking with the dark root color. We love this hairstyle and think it will look amazing on everyone. You can, of course, recreate the cut with different colored highlights if the grey color is not for you as it is quite bold. Blonde color would look gorgeous, so that is an option.

7. Honey Blonde Highlights Idea

Next, we have a chic and beautiful hairstyle. For this look, the hair is cut into a bob and honey blonde highlights have been added to the hair too. Honey blonde is a gorgeous color because it is light but it is not as bright as some of the other blonde shades. A highlighted bob like this with textured waves would be perfect for the summer. It will look great styled straight too.

Honey Blonde Highlights Idea

Source: @polishedbypaigey

8. Cinnamon Highlights

This next hair idea has highlights that are described as summer cinnamon. Here we have a cute bob with dark root color. Warm cinnamon colored highlights have been added to the hair which finishes off the hairstyle beautifully. Subtle highlights like these will give your hair a lift and they will stop your hair from looking dull.

9. Sleek Highlighted Bob with a Blunt Cut

Blunt cut bobs have become one of the must-have looks and this next idea shows how to wear the trend in style. The hair is cut into a short chin length bob and as you can see, it is sharp and blunt. There are also stylish highlights too. Recreate this trendy look or you can have the bob with any colored highlights.

10. Short and Edgy Cut with Pink Highlights

Feeling daring and want a complete hair makeover? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. Here we have a short cut with pink highlights. The hair is shaved around the back and sides with long hair on the top. It is the longer hair that has the pink color. We love this bold and statement making hairstyle. You can recreate the pink or try a different vibrant color like blue.

Short and Edgy Cut with Pink Highlights

Source: @nathaliafon

11. Chocolate Short Hair Highlights

If you have dark hair and want subtle highlights, then you need to check out this next idea. Here we have a chic and elegant bob with textured curls. The hair also has warm chocolate highlights too. As the highlights are dark, they subtly lift and add color to the hair. This is a beautiful hairstyle that will look amazing on everyone.

12. Summery Blonde

Next, we have a summery short hairstyle to show you. The hair is cut into a cute bob and it has a blend of light and icy colored blonde highlights. We love the multi blonde tones as they create a sun-kissed look. Recreate this bob or you can try similar blonde highlights on a shorter cut.

13. Coppery Highlights

The next hairstyle features more red highlights. This time the hair is cut into a trendy stacked style and has copper highlights. Different shades of coppery red have been used and this creates a fiery and fierce hairstyle. A cut and color like this will suit everyone and the colors will really brighten up your look. Hair like this will be perfect for the fall and winter.

14. Light Purple Highlights Idea

Love the bolder hairstyles? If so, take a look at this. Here we have gorgeous short cut with added light purple highlights. The purple color really makes a statement and the cut is trendy too. Hair like this is perfect for the ladies who like to stand out from the crowd. Recreate this or you can use a different shade of purple.

15. Short Cut with Subtle Highlights

This next hairstyle is another one with subtle highlights. The hair is very dark with beautiful brown highlights. As you can see, even though the highlights are quite dark they still stand out. This is a great option for the ladies who have black or brown hair. These highlights will look amazing with any haircut.

16. Highlighted Textured Bob

Next, we have another stylish bob to show you. The length is quite short and the bob has beautiful blonde highlights. This look is finished off with textured curls. We love this hair idea because it has a summery, beachy and boho vibe which is created by the sun-kissed blonde color and curls. Hair like this is a must-have for the summer.

Highlighted Textured Bob

Source: @domdomhair

17. Trendy Cut with Red Highlights

If you want a trendy hairstyle, then this idea is perfect for you. Here we have a stacked and asymmetric cut. The stacked cut means that the hair is shorter at the back and longer at the front. An asymmetric cut means that the hair is longer on one side too. The hair is finished off with bold red highlights. We love the stylish cut and the red color looks amazing too. Recreate this look or try different colored highlights.

18. Glam Short Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

Looking for a glam new hairstyle? If so, you need to see this next idea. For this look, the hair is cut quite short and it has a side part. The hair also has bright blonde highlights. This is a chic and elegant hairstyle that will never go out of style. We love this and think it will look gorgeous on everyone.

19. Purple Highlights That Make a Statement

The next hairstyle is so bold, bright and beautiful! Here we have short hair that is a vibrant purple shade and the highlights are a different shade of purple. As you can see, you can create such a statement making style with highlights. This is an awesome hair idea that will completely transform your look.

Pink Hair with Purple Highlights

Source: @peachpaintshair

20. Warm Copper Highlights

Next, we have another copper hair idea. This time the hair is shaved around the sides and the hair is longer on the top. The longer hair is the area with the warm copper color. This hair idea is so stylish and chic. We love this hairstyle, it is one of our favorites. For a bolder look, you could opt for a more vibrant copper shade.

Warm Copper Highlights for Short Hair

Source: @nathaliafon

21. Light Blonde Highlights Idea

The last hair idea that we have to show you is a beautiful, blonde look. This style is short and features light blonde highlights. It is a gorgeous hairstyle that will brighten up your hair, if it is feeling a little dull. Recreate this cut and color or you can try similar highlights with a different cut.

We hope that you have been inspired by these short hair highlights ideas!

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