Cool short haircuts: Up your style status with one of these ‘dos

Cool short haircuts? Yes please...  

Are you looking for cool short haircuts but don’t know where to turn to? With new hairstyles coming at you from every angle, it can be hard knowing which look to go for next. And with Rapunzel-length tresses remaining as one of the key trends for the year ahead, finding cool short hairstyles can seem like an impossible task…

But instead of spending hours searching for your next style, we’ve used our fave social media platform (Instagram, ofc) to find a selection of cool short hairstyles so you don’t have to – we’re nice like that, you see.

Cool styles for short hair you can rock in 2018

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We are living for this bob and bangs combo. Credit:

Sharp bob & micro bangs

We predicted that bobs and bangs would be one of the biggest haircuts combos for 2018 and with the likes of Zendaya and Bella Hadid already taking on the trend, we think it has to be one of our top cool styles for short hair. Credit: @weloveshortbangs

Editor’s tip: For a bolder style statement, ask your stylist to team your bob with a blunt micro fringe. And if you struggle with frizzy tresses, but want to create this smooth finish, use VO5 Frizz Free Cream through the lengths of your hair before blow-drying.

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Turn heads with a striking buzzcut. Credit:

Coloured buzzcuts

If you’re looking for cool hairstyles for short hair, female A-listers are where you should look for inspiration. The current celeb fave? The buzzcut, that is both edgy and oh-so chic.

From Cara to Kate Hudson, it seems like everyone who’s anyone has recently gone for the chop – and we don’t blame them. You only have to look on Instagram to see a whole host of women posing up a storm with the closely cropped style. Credit: @shayglam00

Style tip: Give your cool short hair even more of a style statement by adding a pop of colour, just like Jorja Smith and Halsey.

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Her top says it all! Credit:

Long pixies

Now we don’t what is accepted as cool to you, but this long pixie cut is certainly cool in our books.

We already know that long pixie cuts have become popular with the likes of Katy Perry and Gemma Arterton, but we expect to see a lot more of this style for 2018, with people making the transition from longer locks to buzzcuts. After all, a long pixie is the perfect stop off point to take a little style break. Credit: @ezmiabascom

Style tip: Not only can you play with fun hues, you can also ask your stylist to add in a faded finish or even an undercut to give your style the cool factor…

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Business at the front party at the back. Credit:


Undercut hairstyles can be as bold or as subtle as you like, as this Instagrammer proves. They can even be your own little secret when disguised by your longer lengths, making it the ideal style if you need to have a more demure style for work.

A side undercut will look great with a long pixie, while this nape undercut works a treat for longer styles like a bob.  Double up on your cool-girl points and wear yours casually in a messy bun. Credit: @short_haircuts

Style tip: Do you have a party on the horizon and want to give your undercut a makeover? Then you will love these glitter undercut styles.

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Nothing is cooler than a mushroom cut right now. Credit:

Mushroom cuts

When looking for cool short haircuts for women, you can’t get any better than a mushroom cut (AKA the modern bowlcut).

From smooth to shaggy, mushroom cuts are surprisingly versatile, but what we particularly love is how you can colour the longer top section a contrasting colour to the shorter bottom section. Credit: @luvbowlcuts

Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of colouring your tresses, then be sure to use a weekly mask. We’re currently crushing on the TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask for enhancing our colour vibrancy and giving our manes a moisturised, glossy sheen.




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