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Androgynous Haircuts: 15 Styles to Inspire You

Looking for an ultra-modern way to rock short hair? Try something a bit more daring for your next cut with these bold and beautiful androgynous hairstyles!
Androgynous haircuts are typically short hairstyles worn on women. The term androgynous is relatively new and has become popular due to the rise in gender-fluidity and genderless beauty. Neither masculine nor feminine, celebrities like Tilda Swinton, Ruby Rose and Cara Delevingne are often spotted championing the style with short cropped haircuts.From buzzcuts to short cropped styles, see the androgynous haircuts we’re loving, below.

Short Back and Sides

Woman with short cropped hair with shaved sides

Short back and sides will give you a cool edgy look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for badass androgynous haircuts to toughen up your look? Let us introduce you to the iconic short back and sides. It definitely takes a confident woman to take on such a daring look, but we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are totally worth it!

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Editor’s tip: Loving this look? If you do decide to take the plunge we recommend investing in TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. It will help to keep your longer layers in check without leaving your hair feeling sticky or stiff.


Textured Shag

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The shag haircut is stylish and cool. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Have you heard? The shag cut that first became famous in the 1970s has been given a 21st-century makeover!

Incorporating a full head of layers of varying lengths for a lived-in, dishevelled effect, it makes for one the most flattering androgynous haircuts for women of all ages.

The Modern Mullet

woman with modern mullet hairstyle on brown hair

Forget what you think you know about the mullet! Credit: Dvora

Are you currently in that awkward in-between stage of growing out your hair? We’ve all been there, but thankfully there’s another retro style revival coming to the rescue…

Reverse your judgement of the mullet, because this modern version incorporates the same shorter front and side layers as the original ’70s style, but the layers at the crown are cut into a more tousled style for an up-to-date look.

Short and Spiky

Kate Hudson short, spiky blonde hair

Rock a mini quiff like Kate Hudson. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Kate’s short and spiky tresses are a long way away from her usual tumbling, golden locks, but we think that’s she’s totally nailing this short and spiky mini-quiff ‘do.

Create plenty of volume with a helping hand from your hairdryer and some mousse, then a good spritz of hairspray should keep everything in place! Some floral power earrings and a striped gown wouldn’t be a bad idea either – just a thought.

Wavy Crop

Woman with short, wavy brown haircute

Could the wavy crop be your next look? Credit: Dvora

Love the look of androgynous hair but fear that it’s not compatible with naturally-textured tresses? Boyish cropped cuts are actually ideal for those with natural waves, as they help to add shape and movement for a soft, yet still androgynous look.

To get this look, try TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse for your styling. Its formula will give your haircut more body and texture without weighing it down.

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Go for a sleek and chic side sweep like Claire Foy. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Didn’t imagine you would ever utter the words “a short side sweep please” to your stylist? Well, we’re about to change the game.

This ‘do is one of our favourite androgynous haircuts, as it has a little extra length to play around with. The best part is, the side-swept ‘do is incredibly flattering and promises to update your look in a whole new, edgy way.

Ombre Faux Hawk

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We’re digging Kristen Stewart’s ombre faux-hawk. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Leading the way in the androgynous haircuts movement, it’s only right to look to Kristen Stewart for hairdo ideas!

As a big fan of laid back, achingly cool looks, we’re particularly keen on Kristen’s latest – the ombre faux hawk – perfect for those who don’t want to fully commit to chopping off their locks!

Comb Over

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Try a comb-over for your next look! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Traditionally seen as a way for balding men to conceal their hair loss, in recent years the comb over has had a bit of a style revival.

Nowadays the slicked-back style has become synonymous with dapper, well-groomed gents, but it’s also crossed over into feminine territory in the form of sleek, deep side-partings.

Long Pixie with Side Fringe

Woman with long pixie cut and side fringe

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The pixie crop is one of the most well-loved short androgynous haircuts for women. Combining stacked layers at the nape of the neck with flattering, longer layers on top, it’s a great gateway style for those looking to dip their toes into the world of androgynous hair!

Credit: @bobbiemlong

Pixie Crop

Woman with pink pixie cut

Go for a cute pixie crop! Credit: Dvora

We’re loving how this blondie has added subtle pastel highlights to her pixie cut for an added girly twist. If you’re tempted to try out this style for yourself (we don’t blame you!), check out our pink hairstyles and shades piece for the ultimate pink hair inspo.

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Woman with blonde wavy, short pixie cut

Credit: Instagram.com/rommel.anna

The high contrast of bleached blonde and dark roots/undercut makes it look very punk. Perfect androgynous haircut for fans of ‘This is England’. Credit: @rommel.anna

Dreadlocks with Undercut

Woman with dreadlocks with undercut

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Try adding wraps around your dreadlocks for a fun and unique finish to your androgynous haircut. Credit: @depthgod

Faded Haircut

Woman with faded cut hairstyle

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For truly androgynous haircuts, you can’t go wrong with a short and choppy faded haircut. To really make your ‘do pop, play around with contrasting hair colours for an eye-catching, unique hairstyle! Credit: @paultatel

Boyish Undercut

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Team your platinum hue with a contrasting colour for extra style points. Credit: Dvora
Woman with blonde boyish short haircut
When it comes to gender-neutral hair ideas, the undercut has long been one of the most popular styles. And undercut fans like Ellie Goulding and Sophie Turner have shown us that this is a look that even the girliest of girly girls can get on board with.

Danny Zuko Hair

Woman with blonde Danny Zuko-inspired hairstyle

Credit: Instagram.com/brittenelle

Channel Danny Zuko vibes with this swept-back style for the perfect androgynous haircut. Credit: @brittenelle

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