Androgynous Haircuts: 15 Styles to Inspire You
Short Back and Sides
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!
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.
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
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’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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Long Pixie with Side Fringe
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!
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.
Editor’s tip: If you choose to go for a pop of dye, invest in TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo, ideal to keep your colour vibrant in-between salon appointments.
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
Try adding wraps around your dreadlocks for a fun and unique finish to your androgynous haircut. Credit: @depthgod
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