Want to get an asymmetrical haircut? Discover these 5 great looks from Instagram

Looking to up your mane game with asymmetrical short hair? Then keep reading for all the asymmetrical hair inspo you'll need...  

If you’ve been scrolling through your social media feed lately, you’ll know that short hair has been the length to rock! Yet even with so many different looks to choose from, it can be hard to know which one to go for – but we may have found a look that’s suitable for just about everyone! Nope, we’re not pulling your leg here, we’re talking about opting for an asymmetrical haircut.

Okay, we know what you’re thinking: asymmetrical hairstyles are so old hat and haven’t changed in the last decade. But you couldn’t be further from the truth! The reality is that these short hair looks are incredibly versatile and are adaptable for any hair type or face shape. So, if you’re keen to learn a little more about these cuts, keep scrolling for our edit of the best ‘dos from Instagram

Love asymmetrical hair? 5 Looks we love from Instagram


asymmetrical short hair: woman with dark hair and a classic asymmetrical haircut
Opt for a fail-safe classic cut. Credit: Instagram.com/lesliechin_hair

Classic asymmetrical hair

Let’s kick things off with the tried and tested classic asymmetrical haircut. Easily distinguishable by the varying lengths on either side of the head, the hair is often also stacked at the back to emphasise the angular cut, providing loads of extra depth and dimension, too!

Psst: you’ll also be pleased to know that this look requires next to no styling, making it great for girls wanting to just get up and go. Credit: @lesliechin_hair

asymmetrical hairstyles: blonde women with an asymmetrical bob and an undercut
Add edge to your look with an undercut. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyalexcm

The edgy undercut

Feel that asymmetrical haircuts are a bit ‘been-there-done-that’? Then we’re proud to present this modern take on the ‘do, which has thrown an edgy undercut into the mix!

What makes this look so great, is that by working your undercut at the back of your head, you can let your longer strands conceal the shaved section, only revealing it as and when you choose. Now that’s pretty smart styling if you ask us! Credit: @hairbyalexcm

asymmmetrical haircuts: dark haired woman with naturally curly hair
Ideal for girls with naturally curly hair. Credit: Instagram.com/ellenkyhair

The curly crop

Got big, bouncy curls that are hard to tame? Then opting for asymmetrical short hair is perfect for alleviating some of the overwhelming bulk from your mane! And just between us, an easy way to add an extra twist to this look (pun intended) is to work in a neat side parting, allowing the longer lengths to frame your face. Credit: @ellenkyhair

Editor’s tip: Not got naturally curly hair but love asymmetrical hair? Then use some of the VO5 Volume Mousse, before blow-drying and curling your mane to build up volume. Oh, and don’t forget to safeguard your precious strands from heat damage using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray.

short asymmetrical haircuts: woman with dyed red hair and a long bob
Go for a subtle cut in a long bob. Credit: Instagram.com/chomacrowns

The subtle asymmetrical haircut

Okay, so dramatic, short asymmetrical haircuts aren’t quite for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun with a slightly more subtle take on the trend! This long bob has been gently graduated at the back with only a small distinction in length on either side of the look – it may be a minute change, but it certain packs a punch in the style department!

Not satisfied with just a small cut? You can always do as this lovely lady has done and opt for a bold red hair hue to give a more high-impact finish, too. Credit: @chomacrowns

asymmetrical hair: platinum blonde hair with waves
Rock multiple trends in one look! Credit: Instagram.com/melanie_luxehair

The wavy platinum bob

Love asymmetrical hairstyles, but fancy yourself a bit of a hairstyle chameleon and want to work multiple trends in one look? Then gather around, dear trendsetters, because this one was practically made for you! Featuring an on-trend platinum blonde hue and a set of gentle waves, this look will earn you no end of style points this coming season. So what are you waiting for? Book that salon appointment, now! Credit: @melanie_luxehair

Editor’s tip: If you decide to add in some colourful shades to your cut, be sure to invest in a good wash and care set specifically formulated for dyed manes. We recommend trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner to help maintain your colour’s vibrancy.


If you adored our round-up of short asymmetrical haircuts, we bet you’ll swoon over the other cropped ‘dos on our Short Hairstyles page, too! There we’ll give you a lesson in how to make your short hair wavy with our step-by-step tutorial – you can thank us later.

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