Do you often type “hairstyles for short hair women” on search engines? If yes, then it’s time for you to cut your hair short! Short hairstyles look fun and fresh, and if you’ve been wanting to update your look, now is the time to do it.
Going short might be a risk for many, especially for those who have lived with long hair all their lives, but short haircuts for women can also be liberating. You might fall in love with your short haircut and decide to keep it for a long time.
Ready for a new look? Here are 35 short hairstyles and female haircuts you should try.
Our Fave Short Hairstyles in 2021
1. Medium Bob With Wispy Bangs
Cut your hair just a little past your chin and add bangs that are snipped at eyebrow-level. Make the tips of your hair and your bangs textured by holding your scissors in an upright position when cutting the ends of your hair.
2. C-Curl Bob
Are you fond of Korean short hairstyles? Try this bob hairstyle, which you may have seen in your favorite K-Drama or K-Pop idol. Get a bob that falls just below your chin. Then, get a round brush, position it in the underside of your hair, and blow-dry your hair. Brush your hair while blow-drying, and when you get to the tips, brush your hair inwards to get that C-shaped curve. Add curtain bangs if you have a fringe.
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3. Curly Medium Bob
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.
4. Pixie Cut with Side Bangs
If you want a short haircut that doesn’t require much styling, go for a pixie cut. You can simply wash it and let it dry on its own! And contrary to popular belief, a pixie cut suits a round face shape, too. Just keep it side-parted and add side-swept bangs to help give balance to your face shape.
Editor’s tip: Keep your pixie cut easy to maintain by making sure it’s free from frizz and damage. Use Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to treat frizz and dryness from within. It leaves your hair silky smooth in just one minute.
5. Wolf Cut
A wolf cut consists of long hair at the back and short 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.
6. Asymmetrical Bob
This bob 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.
7. Choppy Bob with 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.
Editor’s tip: Nail a messy-chic look by spritzing your hair with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light coverage and an invisible hold that helps textured hairstyles last for hours.
8. Medium Bob With Side Part
The classic bob suits a number of face shapes that are typical of Filipinas. It may look common, but do you know what this means? You can style it in so many different ways to reflect your personality.
9. Bob With Layered Bangs
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 laidback, and when worn with a bob, they become part of a trendy look.
10. Short Blunt Bob With Blunt Bangs
For a high-fashion, edgy look, try this short haircut for women. Nail this type of bob by keeping your hair smooth and sleek.
11. Blunt Wavy Bob with Bangs
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.
12. Scrunched Bob
Scrunch your short hair to give it a bit of volume and body. It’s also a clever way to fluff it up and 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 afterwards to loosen the waves.
13. Sleek Pixie Cut
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! This ‘do is perfect when you only have a few minutes to spare and must run out of the house stat.
14. Wet Look for Pixie Cut
Another edgy look 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 a hair spray with medium to strong hold to keep your hair 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.
Editor’s tip: Nail slicked-back hairstyles by finishing with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It’s humidity-resistant so your hairstyle lasts long. It also doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your strands at the end of the day.
15. Textured Pixie Cut
Short, choppy, and full of texture, this hairstyle works for Filipinas who have played around with a bunch of looks and still want to step it up. This ‘do is perfect, too, if you have flat and limp hair. Give this chic ‘do try and it will definitely get heads turning (and blow up your Instagram).
16. Blonde Slicked-Back Pixie Cut
Who says morenas can’t have blonde hair? Rock this hair color along with a pixie cut. The result is a fresh yet edgy look that you’d love to showcase every day.
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17. A-line Bob
An A-line bob gives your hair an angular length because it is long in front and shorter at the back. The longer strands in the front frame your face. You can iron your hair straight to emphasize the A-line or make it a bit messy for a laidback look.
18. Curly Pixie Cut
Having natural curls shouldn’t stop you from cutting your hair short. In fact, a curly pixie cut can add oomph to an otherwise bland and ordinary look. Just keep your curls healthy by using a shampoo made for curly hair. Apply hair serum as well before leaving the house to make your curls sleek and shiny.
19. Side-swept Lob
The long bob is another classic we couldn’t leave out of this list. Combine it with The Side Sweep, and the result is a super chic and trendy hairstyle. A hairstyle that’s easy to glam up and accessorize, the lob definitely suits Filipinas with both active and professional lifestyles. Go give it a try.
20. Messy Layered Bob
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 ‘do when you’ve skipped hair wash or when you’re going for a street-chic look.
21. Messy Lob with Hair Studs
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 sides with less hair. So easy!
Editor’s tip: Don’t let dry hair get in the way of rocking a gorgeous ‘do. Keep your hair well-moisturized by using Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Dry Rescue Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of three ultra-nourishing and lightweight oils that help smoothen, strengthen, and moisturize your hair. It also has Moisture Lock Complex that protects your hair from dryness from the first wash.
22. Short Curly Hair With Bangs
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 them with a curling iron or even without heat.
23. Half Ponytail for Short Curly Hair
This hairstyle is a cute and practical hairstyle for curly bobs and lobs. It gets hair strands off your face to help you better concentrate 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.
24. Easy Wraparound Braid for Short Hair
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.
25. C-Shaped Bob with Headband
Accessorize a bouncy bob with a headband or a folded bandana. First, blow-dry your hair while brushing the underside inwards. 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. How easy, right?
26. Half-Up Top Knot for Short Hair With Bangs
On days when you want to tie your hair, try this cute top know. 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.
27. Bob with Baby Bangs
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 look that’s sure to turn heads.
28. Center Part Bob
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 good hair day while presenting at your conference calls.
29. Bob with Tiny Braids
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 hairstyle showcases the beautiful angles of your face while giving you a street-chic look.
30. Twin Fishtail Braid
Since we’re talking about short hair braids, might as well show you another braided hairstyle for your bob or lob like the twin fishtail braid. It’s pretty, quirky, and perfect for hot days when you want to feel presko.
31. Apple Cut
This short haircut trend gives you layers that taper down, giving your hair a fruit-like shape. If you have thick hair and you want to distribute volume, this t try the apple cut.
32. Wavy Short Hair with Clips
You’ll never go wrong with waves, that’s why it’s really popular for any occasion—even on casual days. Bring the sophistication of this hairstyle a notch higher by adding accessories. Make your look more exciting by mixing and matching hair clips!
33. Chin-Length Bob
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.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair fresh and volumized by washing it with Sunsilk Naturals Watermelon Freshness Shampoo every day.
34. Straight Shoulder-Length Lob
If you’re still feeling anxious about cutting your hair short, you don’t really have to go too short yet. Settle for the shoulder-length lob and see how fresh you look with your new haircut.
35. Lob with Side Part
If you love shoulder-length haircuts, an easy way to style it is to make it look bouncy. Brush the tips inwards while blow-drying to give the illusion of having fuller hair.
36. Short wavy bob with ribbon
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 hairstyle a quirky touch which will definitely make your whole look far from boring.
Editor’s tip: Waves look more beautiful and bouncy when they have extra volume. Achieve that voluminous wavy hair with VO5 Big Volume Mousse. It is non-sticky and doesn’t add the extra weight to your hair.
37. Lob with Flat Waves
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, curl your hair using a curling iron or follow heatless curling hacks like sock curls, and scrunch and finger-comb your waves to loosen them.
38. Pastel Ends
One of the easiest ways to spice up your pixie is to add pops of color that liven up your entire look. Placement is also important—keep it fun and interesting by coloring the ends of a small section in front, then style it so the colors are visible.
A bundercut is a combination of a bun and an undercut. This very cool, very trendy hairstyle offers something different, so if you’re looking to make a bold update to your look (or make a statement), this style offers just that.
Editor’s tip: This short cut makes your scalp very visible so make sure you don’t have dandruff. Wash your hair regularly with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It nourishes and hydrates your scalp, making it fresh, and dandruff-free.
40. Blunt Layered Bob
The abrupt lengths and blunt layers will give your pixie-bob a unique touch. You can also add bangs for an edgier look!
With plenty of short hair ideas, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for your next haircut. If you’ve had long hair all your life, now is the time to revamp your look and try these short hairstyles for Filipinas.