5 Best Short Funky Hairstyles for Women

Looking for a short funky hair look to up your mane game? Step right this way...  

While Rapunzel-like hair is being flaunted by some of the top A-list stars around, not everyone is so lucky or keen to have such lengthy locks. But don’t worry, because you’ll be pleased to know that short funky hairstyles are also on the rise, with masses of celebs and style icons rocking new edgy ‘dos (ahem, Zoe Kravitz and Kristen Stewart!).

And while we love how incredibly stylish these women look with their funky short hair, when it comes to finding real-girl hair inspo, you may not know where to look – which is why we’ve done all the hard work for you. Below, we’ve put together a list of 7 looks we’re loving, in the hope they might inspire you to try the quirky, short funky hair trend, too.

The razor faded side part

black model with trendy short funky hair
A razor faded side part is funky and stylish.

Looking for short funky hairstyles for black hair? Well, if you already have a TWA (AKA teeny weenie afro) and fancy taking it to an even shorter, daring length, you need to try this gorgeous razor faded side part!

This shaved hairstyle is practical, low-maintenance and a great option if you’re transitioning, yet don’t want to deal with 2 different textures. Just be sure to contribute your amazing picture to the #BaldAndBadChallenge!

The sleek bowl haircut

looking for short funky haircuts? Try the bowl cut as demonstrated by this street style model
Ready to try something really edgy for 2017? Keep the bowl cut on your radar.

Before you write off the bowl haircut, hear us out: this retro look has been given a seriously modern upgrade by incorporating an undercut, making for a fashionable and forward-thinking revival! So, if you’re hair-curious and keen on staying ahead of the curve, this funky short hair cut might be something to consider.

Editor’s tip: Want to recreate this stylish look at home? Simply prep your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, before using a pair of straighteners to smooth your locks to perfection. Et voila, a modern short funky hair look that’ll impress all your friends!

The coloured asymmetric cut

when it comes to short funky hairstyles, an asymmetric as demonstrated by this model with red short hair is very popular
When it comes to funky short hairstyles, an asymmetric cut is one to try.

Looking for colourful short funky haircuts? Then get ready to fall in love with this fiery red asymmetrical cut. Taking a step away from its straight-cut cousin, the classic French bob, this daring ‘do is perfect for any fashionistas out there looking to make their manes pop!

If red hair isn’t your cup of tea, and instead fancy something more subtle, why not test out the hygge hair trend? Or, if you’re after something a lot cooler, opting for an on-trend denim hair colour is definitely the way forward.

The curled pixie

funky short hairstyles as shown by street style model with black curled hair
Want to make your short black hair funky? Try curling it. Credit: Dvora

Bored of rocking a sleek pixie cut? Simply working in some soft, textured curls is a quick and easy way to take your mane from drab to fab (and funky). Psst: want to get the look without having to use heated styling tools? Here’s how you can create heatless curls on natural hair with flexi rods.

The choppy shag

model with funky short hair in a mullet style, wearing denim
Looking for something extra funky to try? Opt for a choppy shag. Credit: Dvora

When it comes to funky hairstyles for short hair, the choppy shag hairstyle is one of the most stylish ‘dos around. This timeless cut is as versatile as it is cool, not to mention working a treat for just about any hair texture, too. But that’s not all: it also has a certain sense of Rock ‘n’ Roll to it, with a subtle beachy vibe.

Editor’s tip: To style it, load up with the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray. To give your hair lots of body and texture, just mist it into your mane while damp and scrunch it using your hands, before leaving it to air-dry.

The feathered long pixie cut

when it comes to funky hairstyles for short hair, opting for a feathered pixie as demonstrated by this istock model is great
Feathered pixie cuts are funky and on the romantic side.

Looking for funky short hairstyles, but at a complete loss for which style to rock? Then let us introduce to you our absolute favourite cropped look: the feathered pixie. This sweet-and-chic ‘do is loosely layered to build up tonnes of volume, gives off an ultra feminine vibe and is the perfect base for subtle highlights!

If your thin hair gets in your way of styling, fret not, because there is a simple solution! Just plump up your pixie on the go using the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray and watch as this nifty products gives your mane an extra feathered finish.


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