In previous years, the buzz cut hairstyle was used as a symbol of rebellion and angst. However, fast forward to 2017 and it seems everyone is turning their attention to the buzz-worthy buzz cut. And women, in particular, are taking the trend by force (Millie Bobby Brown, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne, we are looking at you!).
No longer reserved just for men, the rising trend has been spotted everywhere from the runway to our fave TV show Stranger Things. So, if you are thinking of taking the plunge, you will be in great company as when it comes to the buzz cut for women’s hair.
Just draw inspo from these 6 women with buzz cut hair – in our option, they’re trail-blazers!
The girl buzz cut: 6 Women to have on your hair radar
1. Kris Gottschalk
Seen in campaigns and runway shows for everyone from Tom Ford to Givenchy, Kris Gottschalk is one of the biggest models on the fashion circuit right now. The naturally brown-haired beauty has even dyed her girl buzz cut a light blonde shade for added style points. Credit: @krisforreal
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2. Alek Wek
Alek Wek has been a fan of the female buzz cut for many years, never really straying far away from the short hairstyle. The South Sudanese-British model is hailed as one of the most inspirational women for her influence on the fashion and beauty industry and we think her buzz cut has a little something to do with it. Credit: @msalekwek
3. Marie Bamage
When it comes to women and buzz cut styles, Marie Bamage may not be a name you know now but her star is rising, especially on social media. The Berlin-born social sensation is known for her casual and effortless style but it’s her naturally curly cropped hair that really seals it for us. Credit: @marie.bmg
Singer Halsey is one of our favourite hair chameleons, here at All Things Hair. From fun hues to her collection of wigs, Halsey is never afraid to take on a new hairstyle, but it’s her platinum blonde buzz cut that she always returns to time after time – and it’s clear to see that it suits the singer down to a T! Credit: @iamhalsey
5. Ruth Bell
Ruth Bell’s buzz cut sets her apart from her identical twin May Bell, but she is definitely no newbie to this buzz cut life (the Gucci and Etro model first cut off her waist-length tresses back in 2015).
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6. Adowa Aboah
The British Fashion Council’s Model of the Year nominee and GQ Woman of the Year winner, Adowa Aboah is arguably the biggest name of 2017. The model and activist has been hanging out with everyone from Bella and Kendall to fellow buzz cut lover Slick Woods.
In need of further short hair inspiration? Head over to our Short Hairstyles & Haircuts page for all the latest trends and need-to-know styles.