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Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for a Fresh, New Look

Check out these short haircuts for girls before you head to the salon for your makeover.

When you think of short hair for women, pixie cuts and short bob haircuts often come to mind. They make for great summer haircuts, but you can wear them all year long. After all, short hairstyles are in, no matter the season.

Going short might feel jarring at first, especially if you’ve lived with long hair all your life. However, short haircuts for women can also be liberating. You might fall in love with your new haircut and decide to keep it for a long time.

Ready for a new look? Here’s our roundup of short hair ideas for women to help you get started.

Must-Try Short Hairstyles and Haircuts in 2024

1. Chin-Length Bob

Asian woman with a short straight summer haircut
Wear your straight chin-length bob from day to night!

This short bob haircut looks fresh and light on the eyes. It may be simple but it’s far from looking drab and boring. With this haircut, you can go from girl-next-door to sexy and sophisticated in minutes!

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2. Medium Bob With Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with short hairstyle smiling
A nice blowout gives your short hair a bit of volume and bounce. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Cut your hair just a little past your chin and add bangs snipped at eyebrow level. Make your bangs and the tips of your hair look textured by holding your scissors in an upright position when cutting the ends of your hair.

3. Pixie Cut With Side Bangs

Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray cardigan
A pixie cut looks fresh and light—perfect for hot and humid days! Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This haircut lets you enjoy the lightness of a pixie cut and a bit of volume, thanks to long, side-swept bangs. It also gives balance to a round face shape.

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4. Apple Cut

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair wearing a striped shirt against a yellow background
Showcase your apple cut by making your hair bouncy. Credit: Shutterstock

This short haircut for women gives you layers that taper, giving your hair a fruit-like shape. If you have thick hair and you want to distribute volume, try the apple cut. And because it’s short and tapered at the nape, you won’t have to worry about strands sticking to your neck on hot and humid days.

5. C-Curl Bob With Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with a Korean short hairstyle wearing a red top
Rock a Korean-inspired short hairstyle with this look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

There are tons of Korean short hair ideas to try, but this bob cut for women makes the ultimate K-drama look. Get a bob that falls just below your chin. Then, get a round brush, position it on the underside of your hair, and blow-dry your hair. Brush your hair while blow-drying. When you get to the tips, brush your hair inwards to get that C-shaped curve. Add curtain bangs if you have a fringe.

6. Curly Bob

Asian woman with short curly hair wearing a denim jacket
A dollop of hair mousse can help give you well-defined curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

Who says curly hair should always be kept long? Short curly hair looks fresh and chic, especially when you keep your curls nourished and bouncy.

7. Curly Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly short hair black hair wearing a white top
You can definitely rock a pixie cut with curly hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Dare to go shorter with curly hair? Try a curly pixie cut. Just keep your curls nourished by using a shampoo made for curly hair. Apply hair serum as well before leaving the house to make your curls sleek and shiny.

8. Asymmetrical Bob

Asian woman with short hair wearing a green tank top
The asymmetrical cut gives you a fresh and modern look. Credit: Shutterstock

This bob haircut not only has a shorter, layered back. It is also parted either on the left or on the right and one side has longer hair strands. This is a great choice if you want to shake up a regular bob and veer away from one-length haircuts.

9. Wolf Cut

Asian woman with a short wolf cut wearing a black jacket
Look edgy with a wolf cut. Credit: Dynamic Wang from Unsplash

A wolf cut consists of long hair at the back and short hair on both sides. The front section is cut at eyebrow level while the sides fall just above the ears. At the back, the hair goes up to the nape.

10. Choppy Bob With See-Through Bangs

Short hair for round face: Asian woman with short dark wavy hair with see through bangs wearing a denim jacket
Follow the K-wave and get see-through bangs.

This is another Korean-inspired look that you can try. To cop this look, get see-through bangs to go with your choppy bob. Spritz texturizing spray on your hair to add texture, scrunch your hair, and you’re all set! Now go spread some K-pop goodness.

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11. Bob With Side Part

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black bob wearing a long sleeves and jumper
Wrap the tips of your bob around hair rollers for a few minutes to give your hair shape.

The classic bob suits several face shapes like round and oval. It may look like the most common among short hair ideas, but do you know what this means? You can style it in so many different ways to reflect your personality.

12. Bob With Layered Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair leaning against a tree
A small, headband braid goes with a bob with layered bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

Layered bangs are usually tapered—you’ll notice that the sides are longer than the strands in the middle of your fringe. They look soft and laid-back, and when worn with a bob, they become part of a trendy look.

13. Medium Bob With Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with a short summer haircut
A blowout makes short hair look soft, bouncy, and full of life. Credit: Shutterstock

Add movement to this neck-length haircut with side-swept bangs. Give your fringe a blowout for volume and bounce.

14. Short Blunt Bob With Blunt Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair with bangs
This short haircut draws attention to your gorgeous jawline. Credit: All Things Hair

For an edgy, sophisticated look, try this short bob haircut for women. Nail this look by keeping your hair smooth and sleek. If this tops your list of must-try short hair ideas, wear it with huge statement earrings for a high-fashion appeal.

15. A-Line Bob

Woman with dark short hair wearing sunglasses
This cropped haircut can help give balance to a round face shape. Credit: All Things Hair

This short haircut for women features an angular shape because it is long in front and shorter at the back. The longer strands frame your face. You can iron your hair straight to emphasize the A-line or make it a bit messy for a laidback look.

16. Blunt Wavy Bob With Bangs

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs
Add a fun color to your short haircut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Short wavy hair has been making waves for quite some time, and it’s one of the trendiest short hairstyles for Filipinas nowadays. Get your curling iron and make loose waves on your blunt bob to cop this look. If you love short hairstyles that ooze with personality, you can even color your hair purple!

17. Scrunched Bob

Asian woman with a wavy short hairstyle smiling
This hairstyle gives your short haircut a messy-chic vibe. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love simple, no-fuss short hairstyles, try this one. Just scrunch your short hair to give it a bit of volume and body. It’s also a clever way to keep it from looking flat and limp. You can also create shallow waves by wrapping sections of your hair around a curling wand for a few seconds and finger-combing your hair afterward to loosen the waves.

18. Pixie Cut With Undercut

Asian woman with a short haircut with undercut
This super short haircut requires little to no styling. Credit: Shutterstock

This androgynous haircut adds an edgy vibe to your look. Its shaved portions also make your short haircut look and feel light—perfect for helping you get through the scorching season.

19. Sleek Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with sleek pixie cut wearing a red blouse
Need to look polished for a client presentation? Style your pixie cut this way. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you want to keep your short hair neat and simple, go for a sleek pixie cut. Simply brush your hair to one side while blow drying, and seal the look with hairspray. That’s it!

20. Wet Look for Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Filipina woman with slicked back pixie cut wearing eyeglasses and a black sleeveless top ourdoors
Wear this ‘do together with eyeglasses to create an edgy look. Credit: MIchelle Pedron

Another edgy short hairstyle that you can try is the wet look for a pixie cut. It’s similar to a sleek pixie cut, but instead of combing your hair to the side, you brush it back. Then, spritz hairspray all over your hair to your slicked-back ‘do in place. You can also apply hair serum on your hair before spraying on it to control frizz, add shine, and nail the wet look.

21. Textured Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with textured pixie cut wearing dangling earrings
Have a flat iron and hairspray ready when going for this ‘do. Credit: Hariono Halim

Choppy and full of texture, this short hairstyle works for those who have played around with a bunch of looks and still want to step it up. This hairstyle is also a great choice if you have flat and limp hair. Give this chic ‘do try and it will definitely get heads turning (and blow up your Instagram).

22. Blonde Slicked-Back Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a blonde pixie cut wearing a white blouse
Stand out with a blonde pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

Who says morenas can’t have blonde hair? Rock this hair color along with a pixie cut. The result is a fresh yet edgy short hairstyle that you’d love to showcase every day.

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23. Bob With Beret

Woman with short hair wearing a beret
Accessorize your hair with a beret and hair clips. Credit: All Things Hair

If you like having longer bangs, you can style them by parting your hair at the center and letting your bangs fall on each side of your face. Then, you can elevate your look by wearing a chic beret along with trendy hair clips.

24. Messy Layered Bob

Long layered bob: Asian woman with messy layered bob wearing a denim jacket against a mural
Define your layers with soft waves and a bit of mess. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Play with texture and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! There are no hard and fast rules when you want to sport a messy layered bob. You can wear this short hairstyle when you’ve skipped a hair wash or when you’re going for a casual, street-chic look.

25. Messy Lob With Hair Studs

Asian woman with a tousled short hairstyle wearing a black top
Running out of short hair ideas to try? Go for a punk rock glam with hair studs. Credit: All Things Hair

As long as you have fun with hair accessories, there are no limits to short hair ideas to experiment on. Aside from hair clips, you can add hair studs or small hairpieces to your lob. Just part it at the side, add tousled waves, then put hair studs on the side with less hair. So easy!

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26. Short Curly Hair With Bangs

Layered curly hair: Asian woman with short black curly hair smiling
A curly bob can help make thin hair look thicker. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got natural curls? Flaunt them! Don’t be afraid to get a bob if your hair is naturally curly. Enjoy its natural bounce and volume with a little help from hair mousse or hair serum to make them defined, sleek, and frizz-free. If you have straight hair, there are several ways you can curl it with a curling iron or even without heat.

27. Half Ponytail for Short Curly Hair

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short curly hair in a half ponytail wearing a black cardigan and white shirt
This half ponytail is one of the easiest hairstyles for short curly hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This short hairstyle is cute and practical, and it suits curly bobs and lobs. It gets hair strands off your face to help you concentrate better on your tasks. To create this ‘do, just gather the upper section of your hair on your crown and tie it. Then, scrunch your curls to make them bouncy.

28. Easy Wraparound Braid for Short Hair

Side view of an Asian woman with braided short hair
This dainty look is great for romantic dinner dates at home. Credit: Hariono Halim

It looks like a headband braid for short hair. To create this short hairstyle, part your hair on one side. Then, create a Dutch braid on the side with more hair. Take a section of hair near your hairline and start braiding from your hair part. Add more hair as you go along, and braid until you reach ear level. Secure with an elastic, and add small flower accessories.

29. C-Shaped Bob With Headband

Asian woman with short hairstyle wearing a red headband and an off-shoulder top
Choose a patterned bandana for a fun and playful look! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Accessorize a bouncy bob with a headband or a folded bandana. First, blow-dry your hair while brushing its underside inward. If you have bangs, blow-dry them as well. Then, fold your bandana until it’s about an inch or two wide and tie it around your head. So easy, right?

30. Half-Up Top Knot for Short Hair With Bangs

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with a half-up top knot with bangs and wearing eyeglasses
Got a busy day ahead? Style your short hair this way. Credit: Shutterstock

On days when you want to tie your hair, try this cute top knot. This is one of the easiest short hairstyles you can do when you’re pressed for time. You can simply finger-comb your hair, gather a section on your crown, and tie your hair without pulling it all the way through to form a bob. The bangs add a laidback, messy-chic vibe to your whole look.

31. Bob With Baby Bangs

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a Russian woman with short black hair with baby bangs standing in the woods
Pair baby bangs with a blunt bob or lob to create an edgy look. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love having blunt bangs, take it a step further and go for baby bangs! This type of fringe may require a little bit of effort to maintain, but once you’ve nailed it, you’ll be slaying with a high-fashion and edgy short hairstyle that’s bound to turn heads.

32. Bob With a Center Part

Asian woman with sleek center part bob
Look chic and polished with a sleek center-part bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Simple doesn’t mean boring, especially when you’re sporting a sleek center-part bob. With a few strokes of your flat iron, you can rock a sleek and polished look while presenting at your conference calls.

33. Bob With Tiny Braids

Short hairstyles: Happy Asian woman with braided short hair wearing a denim jacket outdoors
Tiny braids can transform your hair from plain to edgy in a couple of minutes! Credit: Hariono Halim

Who says you can’t braid short hair? Just take two small sections on one side, braid each of them, pin, and you’re done! This short hairstyle showcases the beautiful angles of your face while giving you a street-chic look.

34. Twin Fishtail Braid

Summer braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with medium-length dark hair in two braids smiling outdoors
Love pigtail braids? Try the twin fishtail braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

Since we’re talking about short hair braids, why don’t you try the twin fishtail braid? It’s pretty, quirky, and perfect for hot days when you want to feel presko.

35. Wavy Short Hair with Clips

girl wearing a colored jacket smiles at the camera wearing one of the short hairstyles
Hair clips can jazz up any type of short haircut. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You’ll never go wrong with waves, that’s why it’s really popular for any occasion—even on casual days. Make this short hairstyle more exciting by mixing and matching hair clips!

36. C-Shaped Bob

Asian woman with a chin-length bob wearing a white top
Keep tikwas at bay by blow-drying and brushing the tips of your bob inward. Credit: Shutterstock

When it comes to short hair ideas, this classic bob is flattering for almost all face shapes. It frames your face and shows off your jawline, and the result is a look that brings out your best facial features.

37. Straight Shoulder-Length Lob

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair wearing a gray top
Keep your straight lob free from split ends and frizz. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you’re still feeling anxious about cutting your hair short, you don’t really have to go too short yet. Get a shoulder-length lob and see how fresh you look with your new haircut.

38. Lob With Side Part

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with short hair smiling and wearing a white dress
Add life to your ‘do by adding a bit of bounce and volume. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you love shoulder-length haircuts, an easy way to style them is to make them look bouncy. Brush the tips inwards while blow-drying to give the illusion of having fuller hair.

39. Short Wavy Bob with Ribbon

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman wearing a white top with wavy bob hair and a ribbon
Feeling playful? Wear a cute bow! Credit: Natasha Estelle

There are several ways to style a bob or lob, and one of them is by adding a big ribbon to your hair. It gives your short hairstyle a quirky touch which will definitely make your whole look far from boring.

40. Lob with Flat Waves

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Asian woman with tousled short hair wearing sunglasses
Look chic with this relaxed, tousled look. Credit: All Things Hair

This short hairstyle consists of soft, loose waves that give your hairstyle a messy-chic look. To create this ‘do, part your hair at the center, and curl your hair using a curling iron. You can also try heatless curling hacks like sock curls. Then, scrunch and finger-comb your waves to loosen them.

41. Pastel Ends

Woman with pixie cut with pastel-colored tips
Add flair to your pixie cut by coloring the tips of your hair. Credit: iStock

One of the easiest ways to spice up any of the short hair ideas is to add pops of color. And when it comes to a pixie cut, the color placement is just as important. Keep it fun and interesting by coloring the ends of a small section in front, then style it so the colors are visible.

42. Bundercut

bun and undercut for girls with short hair
Be a trendsetter with a bundercut. Credit:

The bundercut is definitely on top of the must-try short hair ideas for adventurous girls. A bundercut is a combination of a bun and an undercut. This edgy hairstyle gives your look a bold update, so add this short haircut to your bucket list.

43. Blunt Layered Bob

Short hairstyles and haircuts: Filipina woman with pink short hair with blunt layers wearing a white polo
The blunt layers give your ‘do an edgy vibe. Credit: Michelle Pedron

The abrupt lengths and blunt layers will give your pixie-bob a unique touch. You can also add bangs for an edgier look!

With these short hair ideas, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for your next ‘do. If you’ve had long hair all your life, now is the time to revamp your look and try these short hairstyles and haircuts for women.