Always thought about trying a cropped haircut? Female short hairstyles are so hot right now, particularly with Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson and Katy Perry all rocking boyish crop hairstyles. So, if you’re looking for a low maintenance haircut which will provide maximum impact, step this way…
Like your cropped haircut to pack a punch? Or do you need short crop hair that’s work-friendly? What about a crop for black-haired ladies? Don’t you worry, we have all these plus many more, in our ultimate guide to crop hairstyles, below!
1. Side-swept pixie
This side-swept pixie is the perfect office-appropriate crop haircut. Playful yet formal enough to wear for the 9-5, it’s a failsafe option.
Editor’s tip: Create the perfect undone pixie by applying a small amount of the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax through your hair, using your fingers to give your finished look loads of added texture.
2. Textured crop
If you thought that going short meant sacrificing your curls, think again. The perfect cropped haircut for those with wavy or curly strands, this textured crop is a great way to embrace your texture and really show it off.
3. Baby bangs
With fringe styles being adaptable for just about any ‘do, you’d be hard pressed to find a bangs look that didn’t complement your short crop hair. As this street styler shows, baby or micro bangs as they’re also known, can really set your pixie apart.
Plus, if they were good enough for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, we don’t need to be told twice.
4. Buzz cut
Daring, yes, but if you’re ready to go bold with your cropped haircut female buzz cut hairstyles have become increasingly popular.
Just because you don’t have much hair to play with, that doesn’t mean this style is boring either – quite the opposite. Experiment with some of this season’s hottest hair colour trends, from sky blue to pink ombre and really make this style your own.
5. Messy bed hair
Bed hair is a trend for all hair lengths, and that doesn’t exclude short hair! Ask your stylist for a layered pixie cut that’ll let you get up and go in the morning without having to spend too much time (if any) styling.
6. Baby afro
Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen the number of women embracing their natural hair and celebrating their curly ‘fros soar! And for those who like their manes short and easy to maintain, a baby afro is an obvious choice.
Effortlessly chic and bursting with style, baby afros look super cute left in their full glory or with fun accessories. And we at All Things Hair HQ love the way this short crop has been spruced up with a single flower – the perfect festival style, don’t you think?
Editor’s tip:Remember to keep your baby ‘fro moisturised with a leave-in conditioner like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist, a lightweight conditioning mist which leaves hair soft, smooth and tangle-free.
7. Pixie with an undercut
Possibly the most popular and versatile short crop hairstyle of them all, pixie crop hairstyles never fail to impress. While pixie cuts do require regular trims to maintain a specific length, you can also play around with different styles while growing your locks longer.
To earn a few extra style points, opt for a subtle undercut with your pixie, which will add a cool edge to your look and provide a neat contrast in colour for those with dyed locks!
8. Fade crop
Not just one for the boys, the fade crop works just as well (if not better, we say) on us girls. This crop haircut is full of attitude and actually opens up a world of new styling opportunities!
You can create a host of patterns on this faded hairstyle, or a simple one line like above, as well as growing out the height of your strands on top! Either way this is a great short crop hair look to consider.
9. Bowl cut
We never thought we’d see the day when bowl haircuts would be back in fashion – yet they are! Once seen as a DIY hairstyle disaster, bowl cuts now look edgy and are often worn on the most stylish women.
This cropped haircut is achieved by cutting the hair at equal lengths all around the head – as if you placed a bowl on you head and cut all the hair not under the bowl, hence the name!
10. Women’s crew cut
Crew cuts (think longer than a buzz cut but shorter than a pixie) are a borrowed-from-the-boys style that just so happens to look exceptionally cool on girls.
And, reminding us that blonde crop hairstyles always make a statement, this street stylers platinum hair looks amazing with her contrasting grungy roots.
11. High top afro
High top afros look utterly fabulous on women with tightly coiled strands, being able to work them into almost any shape! So if you’ve always wanted to channel your inner Grace Jones, and rock a look that packs a punch, now’s your chance.