Fashionable short hairstyles from the runway

All Things Hair | 10 March 2017

Looking for model short hair looks? Then step this way…


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few seasons, you will undoubtedly have heard the mantra “short hair, don’t care” uttered on the lips of many a stylish lass. And while you may think that this buzz would have died down by now, the hype for fashionable short hairstyles has only gained more momentum, making it the length du jour once again!

Be it New York, London or Paris, the runways have been chock full of model short hair looks. And the classic blunt bobs, textural pixies and even bold buzz cuts, have us contemplating taking the plunge. So, to convince you to join the short side too, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the cream of the crop (excuse the pun) of short cuts that you should try now – take a look!

Short hair fashion looks we love


short hair fashion: black model with afro hair on the runway
Au naturel manes are top of the fashion menu. Credit:


Over the past few seasons, designers have been more than explicit about the fact that going au naturel was the way forward in terms of beauty. And this has never been more apparent, with many models now stepping out on the runway with ultra chic T.W.As (that’s teeny-weeny afros FYI) as the hair style of choice!

Cool and simple, with minimal styling requirements, there’s no doubt this classic black hairdo will soon be adopted by modern, style-conscious women everywhere.

short hair fashion: model with brown hair and a bob haircut with bangs
Go choppy with your bob and bangs. Credit:

Choppy bob and blunt bangs

Is a classic bob haircut too boring for your fashion-forward palette? Then why not try a choppy, short crop, anchored by heavy blunt bangs on for size? Not only was it marched up and down the catwalks this season, it was also spotted on the heads of street stalking fashionista, too! Fresh, striking and tinged with a youthful streak, it’s definitely a winning choice to keep in mind for the summer months to come.

fashion short hairstyles: dark haired model with a messy pixie cut
Pixie crops are back with a messy edge. Credit:

’60s pixie

Just like the fashion collections that accompany them, hairstyles this season are looking back and working tonnes of retro vibes! And the ones rocking this vintage feel best are the pixie crops, inspired by Mia Farrow and the swinging ’60s. At once playful, sassy and sexy, you’d be crazy not to want to replicate this cool, uber-short hair style!

The key to getting it right? Add plenty of texture with the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray and work in layers of varying lengths at the front for a flattering, high-impact finish.

short hair fashion: asian model with a long bob styled into a quiff with accessories
Quiffs are ideal for hair commitment-phobes! Credit:

Accessorised quiffs

Now, if you’re currently rocking a luscious lob haircut (AKA a long bob) and don’t want to go any shorter, then fret not: an easy way to upgrade your style is by working your strands into a boyish quiff!

The perfect way to inject a tad of effortless androgyny to any look, the soft, ’80s-inspired quiff makes an ideal pairing to a razor-sharp two-piece suit or a fierce bodycon dress. Plus, you have your pick of any hair accessories to achieve the look – bonus!

model short hair: natural haired model with big loose curls
Got natural curls? Embrace them this season. Credit:

Curly bobs

Channelling the ’80s doesn’t always have to mean super high quiffs and shoulder pads, don’t you know? Big, bouncy ringlets have never been so in demand, so if you’re the proud owner of those full-bodied waves, crop them short and enjoy the movement – courtesy of those spiralling coils.

Don’t have naturally curly hair? No problem: simply use the Toni&Guy Professional Extreme Rollers to cheat your way to bouncy curls.

fashion short hairstyles: model with a platinum blonde buzzcut on the runway
Be brave a opt for a buzzcut. Credit:

Bold buzzcuts

Definitely not one for the faint of heart, going for a buzzcut is one of the most extreme fashion short hairstyles around, requiring guts and plenty of confidence. However, if you are brave enough to take the plunge, know that you’ll have a ‘do with tonnes of high-impact effect, not to mention it worked wonders to counteract the more feminine clothes at Gucci, Lanvin and Versace during SS16.

fashionable short hairstyles: blonde model on the runway with a blunt cut bob
Layers? This season is all about the blunt cut bob. Credit:

Blunt bob

Sharp, modern and so on-point, the classic blunt bob has made its way back into the limelight once again! Good news is, this cut is great for those with ultra-fine locks as it can help add weight to the bottom and produce a more defined shape. Minimalist in cut, but bold in effect, are you ready to eschew those comforting layers and go even all the way round?


Feeling inspired to try out some fresh, fashion short hairstyles to gain a place in the style squad? Then you need to take a look at the Paris Fashion Week ‘dos we’re currently crushing on – seriously, model short hair has never looked so good!

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