The best short hairstyles: This year’s most popular looks

All Things Hair | 29 November 2016

The best short haircuts of the year coming up…


There’s no denying that the past few seasons have been all about jumping on the #ShortHairDontCare bandwagon. But if you haven’t already committed to the chop – and are still thinking about it – we’ve rounded up some of this year’s best short hairstyles that may help convince you once and for all.

From the fashion-forward blunt bob and the wob (that’s a wavy bob, FYI) to the pixie Parisienne, there’s a whole host of cool crops that are sure to tickle to your tastebuds, no matter how much you love your long locks. So, scroll through our gallery above to discover the best short haircuts for women to try, right now.

7 Of the best short hairstyles right now


best short hairstyles: model with brown wavy bob on the runway
A wavy bob is an effortless way to work short hair. Credit:

Wavy bob

The official short cut of spring/summer, the wavy bob seems to have caught the eye of many an A-list celeb and trendsetter alike. With its pretty and equally playful attitude, it’s easy to see why the whole world has fallen in love with the wob!

And it’s not just great for the warmer months; a wavy bob can look just as cute under a beanie, too, you know? Just remember to keep that texturising spray handy (we love the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray, by the way) and you’ll be ready to rock that wob from day-to-night.

best short haircuts: woman with sleek and blunt cut long bob hairstyle
Love your length strands? Then a sleek lob is the look for you. Credit:

Sleek bob

Want to make the best out of your thick, straight hair? Then a timeless, yet effortlessly cool sleek bob is the cut for you. And if you really want to nail that fashionista ‘do, why not get your stylist to throw in a full, blunt fringe, too, for good measure? Simple yet high impact – surely that’s what every girl wants from her haircut, right?

best short haircuts for women: model with platinum blonde pixie hair
The platinum pixie crop will really make your mane pop. Credit:

Platinum pixie crop

The versatility of the pixie cut is the reason it crops up on our best short hairstyles list again and again. But just because it’s super short, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little adventurous when it comes to styling. In fact, if you want to know how to take your pixie to a whole new level of cool that’s bang on trend, then try turning to the dye bottle and going platinum blonde!

This striking combination works a treat on those with paler complexions, plus, if it’s good enough for Michelle Williams, it’s good enough for us, right?

best hairstyles for short hair: woman with slicked back strands and a long bob
The slicked-back lob makes the ultimate fashion statement. Credit:

Slicked-back lob

Cool, fashion-forward, and glamorous, it’s no surprise we’ve seen this short hairstyle make its way onto numerous catwalks and red carpets each season. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are just a few celebs who have rocked this striking, slicked-back look, so it’s officially approved as one of the best short haircuts for women right now! Who’s on board? (We are!)

best hairstyles for short hair: asian model with graduated bob and middle parting
Work your graduated bob with a middle parting. Credit:

Graduated bob

Done right, the graduated bob can be one of the best short haircuts out there. Sophisticated and sleek, with just a bit of an edge, no wonder it’s stood the test of time! For the most elegant outcome, style it straight with the help of TRESemmé Runway Collection Get Sleek Protect & Polish Duo Mist and your trusty straightener.

best short haircuts for women: model on the runway with brown pixie cut
French girl pixies are tres tres chic. Credit:

French girl pixie

Charming, elegant and très chic, a French girl pixie works a treat when teamed with a heart-shaped face, as it’s perfect for accentuating those high cheekbones and creating the illusion of a smaller forehead. Seriously, is there anything a pixie cut can’t do for us?!

best short haircuts: model on the runway with platinum blonde hair and a grown out shag cut
Go edgy with a grown-out shag. Credit:

Grown-out shag

Last year may have been all about the Rock ‘n’ Roll-inspired shag cut, but now our rock chick became a little more grown-up and relaxed. Not only is the grown-out shag one of our personal favourites when it comes to this year’s best short hairstyles, but it retains just the right amount of grunge to boast that effortless, cool LA girl spirit. Trendy and low-maintenance? No wonder ‘It’ girl Alexa Chung is a fan.


Okay, we know this list of the best hairstyles for short hair must have made you thirsty for more hot-to-trot ‘dos – which is why we’re going to help you out even further, by sharing our round-up of the best chin-length hairstyles for all face shapes! You can thank us later.

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