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Androgynous Haircuts and Hairstyles That Make a Statement

Blur the line between what's considered feminine and masculine by creating gender-neutral looks. Get inspired by these androgynous haircuts.

It’s 2022, and it’s high time we ditch stereotypes about how women should look. Androgynous haircuts have been making waves for quite some time now, and these haircuts are giving women more ideas on how they can express themselves.

Most androgynous haircuts are short haircuts that expose the ears and nape. These haircuts are light on the head, easy to style, and practical—characteristics that appeal to both men and women. However, there are also unisex haircuts that have a bit of length, like gender-neutral bobs and lobs.

In this roundup, we show you different androgynous haircuts and hairstyles that you can try this year. Check them out!

Our Favorite Androgynous Haircuts and Hairstyles

1. Slicked-Back Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a slicked-back androgynous haircut
This hairstyle makes for a polished, work-from-home look. Credit: Michelle Pedron

This simple, gender-neutral hairstyle will only take you a minute or two to do. Just comb your hair back and spritz hairspray to keep your hair in place. That’s it!

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2. Asymmetrical Pixie Cut

Androgynous haircuts: Asian woman with a brown curly pixie cut smiling
A side-parted pixie cut helps give balance to a round face shape. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This haircut is parted on the side to showcase extremely short hair on one side and longer hair on the other. It can also help highlight your hair’s natural volume and bounce.

3. Curly Pixie Cut

Asian woman with short curly androgynous haircut
With a little bit of length on the sides, this haircut lets you showcase the shape of your curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you want to showcase more of your natural curls, you can get a pixie cut with sides that reach your ears. Scrunch your hair while applying a dollop of hair mousse to keep your curls smooth and well-defined.

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4. Mullet

Woman with a mullet haircut wearing a red blazer
Fond of ’80s hairstyles? Try the mullet haircut. Credit: Mateus Campos Felipe from Unsplash

This androgynous haircut is not just a relic from past decades. In fact, it’s becoming uso again; you probably even saw it in one of the TV series you had binge-watched. The mullet adds a vintage flair to your look, making it a trendy ‘do for men and women alike.

5. Mullet With a Long Back

Asian woman with a long mullet androgynous haircut
You can dye the tips of your mullet to add character to your look. Credit: Ron Lach from Pexels

You can also wear the mullet haircut with longer hair covering your nape. The layers from your crown down to the tips of your hair distribute the volume and give your mullet a unique shape.

6. Pixie Bowl Cut

Woman with short hair wearing sunglasses, black top, and patterned pants
Blonde highlights make this haircut look fresh and trendy. Credit: Gatot Adri from Pexels

This variation of the bowl cut has the shape of the pixie cut and has textured tips that reach your eyebrows and the top of your ears. Highlights add dimension and keep this haircut from looking flat.

7. Pixie Cut With Quiff

Asian woman with short hair wearing a denim vest
Styling your short hair this way adds volume and height. Credit: Hariono Halim

Add height to your ‘do by ironing the front section of your hair upwards to create a quiff. Spritz it with a generous amount of hairspray to keep your hair in place for hours.

8. Messy Half-Up Bun

Asian woman with short hair in a messy half-up bun
Put your hair in a messy bun to keep strands off your face. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You don’t even need a comb to create this androgynous hairstyle. Just gather your hair on the crown of your head and tie your hair without pulling it all the way through to create a bun shape. It’s an easy and practical hairstyle for both men and women.

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9. Messy High Bun

Asian woman with an androgynous bun hairstyle
Finger-comb your bangs so they’re as messy-chic as your bun. Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

You can put all of your hair up to keep strands off your nape, especially on hot days. If a portion of your hair is too short to be included in your bun, use bobby pins to put loose strands up.

10. Short Hair With An Undercut

Woman with a blonde pixie cut with undercut
Enjoy a light and presko feeling when you get an undercut. Credit: Shutterstock

Undercuts make a short haircut bold and edgy. Shaving the hair on the side of your head and on your nape also helps highlight your facial structure, letting you show off your gorgeous jawline and cheekbones.

11. Short Messy Hair

Asian woman with messy short hair
No need to stress about the mess! Just make it part of your hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Go for this androgynous hairstyle when you’re in the mood for a bedhead look or when you’re having a bad hair day.

12. Tousled Hair With Beanie

Asian woman with long hair wearing a bonnet
Even if it involves long hair, this ‘do requires minimal styling effort. Credit: Rendy Indrawan from Pexels

Long hair is for both men and women. Create a no-fuss but edgy hairstyle by simply scrunching your hair to create a tousled look and putting on a beanie.

13. Short Hair With Beanie

Asian woman with an androgynous hairstyle
Got a bad hair day? Wear a beanie, and no one would know! Credit: Dynamic Wang from Unsplash

Got a bob? How about a mullet? Whatever short haircut you have, you can make it look edgy by wearing a beanie. This headgear suits a grunge aesthetic, too!

14. Curtain Hairstyle

Asian woman with short hair standing against a background of buildings
Nail this androgynous haircut by keeping your hair soft and bouncy. Credit: Rizky Sabriansyah from Pexels

Remember that kachupoy look that was popular in the ’90s? Anybody can rock that, regardless of gender. It adds volume and bounce to short hair, giving it movement.

15. Wispy Curtain Hairstyle

Asian woman with a wispy androgynous hairstyle
This easy hairstyle makes for a chic, weekend look. Credit: Shutterstock

Add texture to your curtain hairstyle by finger-combing it. The result is a laid-back look perfect for chilling out in style.

16. Shag Haircut

Asian woman with a shag androgynous haircut
Try this edgy take on a layered haircut. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This choppy, feathered haircut consists of textured layers and a fringe that may or may not cover the entire forehead. It was popular in the ’70s, but it’s making a comeback now with a modern, less messy version.

17. Short Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a short pixie cut smiling
Style your short pixie cut with hairspray or hair gel to keep strands in place. Credit: Winston Lim from Pexels

This type of pixie cut has shorter layers. It doesn’t have a fringe⁠—whether fully covering the forehead or swept on the side⁠—that other pixie cuts have. This is a great option if you want an androgynous haircut that requires minimal to no styling.

18. Pixie Bob With Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with short hair
If you have a round face shape, this haircut with curtain bangs can help give it balance. Credit: Shutterstock

Fond of short hair with curtain bangs? Try this haircut. It has the structure of a pixie cut, but its length resembles that of a bob. Meanwhile, the long bangs framing your face make this haircut look fresh and youthful.

Ready to rock androgynous haircuts? Take your pick from these gender-neutral hairstyles and own your look!