Runway-approved fashionable short hairstyles that will inspire your next look

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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 stylish ladies. 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, Milan or Paris, the runways have been chock full of models rocking short hair looks. With a wealth of classic blunt bobs, textural pixies and even bold buzz cuts, we’re now seriously contemplating taking the plunge – and so should you!

14 of the best short hair fashion looks direct from the catwalk

model on NYFW runway with dark brown curly shag haircut
Shag hairstyles have become one of the hottest styles to be spotted in. Credit:

Curly shag at Fenty X Puma

Embracing her naturally curly hair, this model was sent out rocking the latest and most sought after haircut to show off her gorgeous curls.

When it comes to fashion, short hairstyles like this shag haircut have been spotted on everyone from Kylie Jenner to Edie Campbell, proving their newly found status as one of the ‘It’ cuts for 2017.

Editor’s tip: For naturally curly ladies, keep your curls looking their best by using the TONI&GUY Curl Lock Oil. All it takes is to comb it evenly through damp hair to help tame and smooth rebellious curls.

model with blonde pixie hair with fringe finish on runway NYFW
Dubbed the modern fringe AKA 2017’s new It pixie. Credit:

Modern fringe pixie at Alexander Wang

Here at All Things Hair, pixie haircuts are always a favourite of ours and we are always keeping our eye out for fresh new ways to style the versatile cut. So when we spotted this model walking the Alexander Wang runway, we had to take note.

Dubbed the modern fringe (thanks to its short sides and long middle section brushed forward like a fringe), this long pixie is full of attitude while still remaining fun and flirty.

model at NYFW with brown long bob and bardot bangs
Let your bangs do the talking. Credit:

Bardot bangs at Alice + Olivia

Have you already jumped on board the long bob trend that has been seen on everyone from the Kardashians to the Jenners and even the Hadids? Welcome to the club.

Long bobs are the perfect in-between haircut for short to medium tresses, but trying new styles can be tricky — which is exactly why we love the Bardot-inspired bangs on this model at the Alice + Olivia presentation.

model on NYFW runway with short afro style
TWAs are still reigning supreme. Credit:

TWA at Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano was all about embracing au naturel tresses on the runway with this TWA (AKA a teeny-weeny afro), being the highlight of the show.

With minimum styling needed, a TWA is the most effortless hairstyle for a cool and simple look – and who wouldn’t want that?

model on NYFW runway with brown long bob hair smoothed back in wet look finish
Effortlessly chic swept-back hair works for many occasions. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wet look hair at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Do you need a high-fashion short hairstyle that will turn heads? Then we suggest emulating the wet look hairstyle as seen on this runway model.

Short hair has the great advantage over longer manes of being able to be swept back with the use of just gels or waxes and little else – so there are no excuses why you shouldn’t give this look a try.

Editor’s tip: If you are thinking of trying this wet-look hairstyle, we suggest spritzing a generous amount of the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray onto dry hair for extra strong controlled style.

model on NYFW runway with brown hair short pixie cut
This pixie cut is giving us serious ’60s vibes. Credit:

Retro pixie at Victoria Beckham

Are you a lover of retro styles? Then you will fall head over heels for this ’60s-inspired pixie seen at Victoria Beckham. This pixie resembles the mushroom cut we recently saw trending but with a shorter finish.

Gigi Hadid with blonde pixie on runway NYFW
Gigi Hadid looked unrecognisable with this short pixie hairstyle. Credit:

Faux pixie at Tom Ford

As many of you may know, Gigi Hadid is known for her long blonde tresses, so when we spotted the model on the Tom Ford runway with a pixie cut we could hardly believe our eyes.

On closer inspection, however, we see that with a few cleverly placed pins her long mane has simply been wrapped and secured to create the illusion of a choppy pixie cut! A great idea to see if the style suits you before making it official.

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

Baby ‘fros at Giamba

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 baby afros as the hairstyle of choice!

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 at MSGM

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 autumn months to come.

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

Messy pixie at Moschino

Just like the fashion collections that accompany them, hairstyles this season are looking back and working tonnes of retro vibes! At once playful, sassy and sexy, you’d be crazy not to want to replicate this cool, uber-short hairstyle!

Editor’s tip: The key to getting it right? Add plenty of texture with the VO5 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 at Dries Van Noten

An easy way to upgrade a shorter style is by working your strands into a boyish quiff!

The perfect way to inject a touch of effortless androgyny to any look, the soft, ’80s-inspired quiff makes an ideal pairing with 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 at Topshop

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 for a model short hair look and enjoy the movement – courtesy of those spiralling coils.

Editor’s tip: Don’t have naturally curly hair? No problem: simply use the TONI&GUY Professional Extreme Rollers to cheat your way to bouncy curls in short hair. Fashion, darling!

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

Bold buzzcuts at Versace

Definitely not one for the faint of heart, going for a buzzcut is one of the most extreme fashion short hairstyles around, requiring 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, that also will work to beautifully offset more feminine outfits.

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 at Holly Fulton

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 around?




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