Buzz cut for women? Meet 6 ladies that’ll have you reaching for the clippers

The female buzz cut is back with a bang, thanks to these ladies!   

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!).

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


Kris Gottschalk short buzz c ut blonde hair
Model Kris Gottschalk is certainly one to watch for buzz cut inspiration. Credit:

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

Editor’s tip: To ensure your blonde looks look their best, we suggest investing in a shampoo created specifically for blonde hair, like the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning ShampooThis specially-formulated shampoo is powered by violet toners to banish brassiness and brighten blonde hair.

side view of alek wek with short buzzcut hair
Leading the buzz cut pack is Alek Wek. Credit:

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

marie bamage with short brown buzzcut in underground station
Making waves on social media is buzz cut lover Marie Bamage. Credit:

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

Side view of Halsey with short buzzcut hairstyle
Singer Halsey loves to show off her short hairstyle both on and off stage. Credit:

4. Halsey

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

Ruth Bell with read hair buzz cut dyed orage
Ruth Bell loves to experiment with different hues on her buzz cut. Credit:

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).

Mostly spotted with a blonde hue, we think this auburn shade is ideal for the winter season, especially if you are too faint-hearted to try the rainbow buzz cut trendCredit: @ruthnotmay 

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Thinking of colouring your tresses for winter? Ensure you switch your current wash and care system to one formulated for coloured tresses in mind. We love the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner for keeping colour vibrant.

front view of model Adwoa Aboah with short buzz cut brown hair
Adowa Aboah looks sensational with her girl buzz cut. Credit:

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.

With her flamboyant no fear fashion style, Adowa Aboah ensures she never has a bad hair day by keeping her golden brown hair cropped ultra low. Credit: @adwoaaboah


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