A Cool Girl’s Guide to Rocking Short Hair With a Fringe

Want to pull off an eye-catching short fringe hairstyle? We have all the inspo you'll need!

Looking for a new style that is totally on-trend and super versatile? Right now, the biggest trend making waves on the streets is short hair with a fringe.

Yep, you heard us right, it’s nothing wacky, colourful or ultra-edgy, short hair with bangs are in. From choppy bangs to sleek short fringe hairstyles, there is a look for everyone. And if you need extra guidance, we’ve found 13 short hair fringe looks that’ll totally inspire your next salon trip!

French Girl Bob With a Tousled Fringe

close up of street style model with short hair with fringe, wearing red scarf
Think short hair with a fringe won’t work? This gorgeous look will make you think again. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

French girl hairstyles are currently dominating the mane game, thanks to the likes of Taylor LaShae, Jeanne Damas and Anne-Laure Mais.

Now, if you want to get a head start, rocking an effortlessly-tousled short hair fringe style (a la the picture above), is a quick and easy way to give your locks a mega-dose of Parisian charm.

Shaggy Haircut With Long Bangs

street style shot of woman with short shaggy bob haircut wearing trench coat
Get into the groove with this shaggy short hair + long fringe combo that’s hot right now. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Short hair + long fringe = a match made in hairstyle heaven! Don’t believe us? Just one glance at this picture of a short shag style with long bangs is sure to melt all your doubts away.

This low-maintenance short shag hairstyle works well with all hair textures, being perfect for lazy girls and high-fashion babes alike. Plus, it will also allow you to channel those rock-chick vibes in a flash. Cool, right?

Editor’s tip: To really make your short curls pop, work a small amount of the Toni&Guy Curl Sculpting Spray throughout your mane, for a seriously high-impact finish!

Combover Bangs

short fringe hairstyles: street style model with short band and side fringe
This gorgeous set of bangs will totally sweep you off your feet! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’ve been rocking a centre part for a few years and are worried about committing to a full fringe, try to switch up your look by getting some sultry side-swept bangs, just like the ones this street style star has.

The best thing about this look? If you’re looking for short fringe hairstyles that’ll flatter like no other, this cut is perfect for angular square-shaped faces, as well as fuller round faces. Now, you can’t argue with that, can you?

Wispy Bangs

short fringe hairstyles: edie campbell with short hair and bardot bangs street style shot
Who wouldn’t want to look a little like
Brigitte Bardot? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

This is one for all you lazy girls! Why? A textured wispy fringe is one of the most popular low maintenance cuts. Not only does it require less styling (the messier the better), wispy fringes look just as good long and they do short, so fringe trims can be spaced out. Win-win!

Bardot Bangs

Short haircuts with fringe: Alexa Chung with brown wavy hair in up with Bardot bangs wearing dungarees and shirt.
Being the best tressed is easy with Bardot bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Exude Brigitte Bardot vibes with this gorgeous short hair fringe look, that’s cleverly split down the middle for a romantic appeal. Oh la la!

Whether you rock the look sleek or undone is all up to you, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll be tressed to impress wherever you go.

Blunt Bangs

street style model with short hair with bangs wearing a beret and red top at dior for love photocall
We’ve got to be blunt with you: these bangs are bangin’! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Blunt fringes are – without a doubt – a commitment and fashion-forward statement, not made for the faint of heart. And when we saw this street style maven rocking these thick, Cleopatra-esque bangs with a beret hair accessory, we just had to stop and stare!

The flirty, feminine and femme-fatale vibes we get from this high-impact hairstyle is destined to make you the topic of a lot of mane conversations. Isn’t short hair with bangs super fun?

Editor’s tip: To keep your short fringe hairstyle sleek and shiny day-to-night, spritz a healthy dose of the VO5 Sleek Creation Hairspray on your strands and you’re good to glow!

Feathered Fringe

Woman with brown bob and bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/lrssleite

Feathered styles are really great for those with both fine and thick hair. Fine hair will have more movement with a feathered cut and thick hair will feel less heavy and weighed down. Credit: @lrssleite

Choppy Fringe and Bob

Short haircuts with fringe: Haley Bennett with blonde wavy bob with short side fringe on red carpet.
A choppy fringe brings this bob to life. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you thought short hair with a fringe would limit your styling possibilities, think again.

Haley Bennett paired her wavy choppy bob with an equally choppy fringe which she parted down the side helping to open her face and draw attention to her features.

Tinkerbell Bangs

street style shot of woman with short hair long fringe wearing black outfit and glasses
All you need is a little faith, trust, and Tinkerbell bangs! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Torn between having full bangs or wispy ones? Then this street style maven’s Tinkerbell-esque fringe is the ideal compromise.

So, why not get the best of both worlds and try rocking this gorgeous short hair + long fringe combo – it’s a great look that’s practically made for all face types.

Side Fringe and Pixie Cut

Short haircuts with fringe: Michelle Williams with platinum blonde short straight pixie cut with side fringe wearing a white dress and red lipstick
You can’t go wrong with a classic pixie and side fringe combination. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Michelle Williams knows the appeal of a timeless hairstyle. A pixie cut like above is a classic hairstyle that looks even better when teamed with a sweeping side fringe.

This haircut is great for women with fine or thin hair who are in need of short fringe hairstyle inspiration.

’70s Style

Woman with curly brown short hair with bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/rachelrenaepaz

Channel ’70s vibes with this short hair and fringe combo. From the big curls to the statement glasses and roll neck, this is a great way to show your love for the disco era. Credit: @rachelrenaepaz

Baby Bangs

street style model with orange short hair with fringe, wearing pink sunglasses and black jacket
Would you wear this daring look? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Much like a micro fringe, baby bangs are a short cropped style that sits high on the forehead. Baby bangs are typically cut blunt and styled straight and like this redhead trendsetter, look fierce with a sharp bob.

Naturally Curly Afro with Fringe

Woman with naturally curly hair with fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/taelorthein

Make the most of your natural curls by trimming the front for a beautifully face-framing finish. Credit: @taelorthein

Curved Bob and Long Fringe

Short haircuts with fringe: Jackie Cruz with a chocolate brown straight bob with a full frine wearing a dark floral dress
Make a statement with this short hair, long fringe combo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

We don’t know about you but this curved bob and full fringe is giving us serious Anna Wintour meets Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface vibes?

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to try out this look, OITNB star Jackie Cruz is also a fan.

Choppy Fringe

street style model with short hair and a long fringe hairstyle, wearing sunglasses and blue jacket
This short hair + long fringe combo is the stuff hair dreams are made of! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

This babe’s mane is the ideal example of how to team a fringe with a short cut. We love how her short choppy layers and long side fringe seamlessly marry together, for an ultra-stylish effect.

So, if you want to give your super short pixie an extra feminine touch, be sure to keep this sweet short hair + fringe combo on your style radar.

Editor’s tip: What’s the secret to voluminous short fringe hairstyles, you ask? The VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax, of course! This will amp up your hair’s volume and give you the lived-in texture you crave.

Blunt Bob and Choppy Bangs

Winnie Harlow with brown short hair with bangs
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Proving that you don’t have to stick to one style of cut, Winnie Harlow mixes a beautifully cut blunt bob with choppy bangs.

Jean Shrimpton Bangs

Woman with light brown straight bob and bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/meucabelocurto

An icon of the swinging ’60s, Jean Shrimpton had the most enviable style from her fashion to her hair. Give her iconic bangs a modern revival by teaming them with short hair. Credit: @meucabelocurto

Long Side Bangs

Saoirse Ronan with short blonde hair with side fringe
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you already have a short bob cut this is the perfect way to try out a bangs style. Simply style your hair in a side parting and blowdry the front section so it sits across your forehead just like Little Women actress Saorise Ronan.

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Curly Bangs

Sandra Oh with curly brown long bob with bangs
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you thought that having curly hair meant you couldn’t have a fringe too, take a second to check out how stunning the combo looks on curly-haired actress Sandra Oh.

Soft Cropped Bangs

Woman with short wavy brown bob and baby bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/01m24

If blunt cropped bangs are a little too severe for your face or your style, opt for this slightly curved and softer finish. Credit: @01m24

Swoop Bangs

Bella Hadid with short brown hair and fringe
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Swoop bangs look great on all hair lengths but there is something about wearing them with a short pixie that just looks so chic and stylish.

Cropped bangs

Maisie Williams with short brown hair with fringe
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

With her fluffy statement brows, it’s no wonder Maisie Williams opted to show them off with cropped bangs.

Undercut Pixie with Bangs

Woman with short curly hair and fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/elizianeberberian

Short hair with bangs can be given a whole new lease of life once you get experimental with your style, and by adding a soft undercut to her pixie this babe transforms her curls and with it her bangs. Credit: @elizianeberberian

Cropped Fringe and Waves

Short haircuts with fringe: Lily Cole with bleach blonde short wavy hair with micro fringe wearing a black shirt and blazer.
There’s nothing micro about this short fringe hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When it comes to daring short fringe hairstyles, micro bangs are the boldest ones to try. Why? They’re cool, compact and never stray too far from the runway and the red carpet.

Plus, whether you go down the vintage route and decide to get Bettie Page-esque ones or keep them feathered (like Lily Cole has done) is all up to you.

Asymmetrical Bangs

Woman with silver blonde mushroom cut
Credit: Instagram.com/madeleineschoen

We saw a huge comeback for mushroom cuts recently and we think they’ll make a great alternative option for those looking for short hair and bangs inspiration. Credit: @madeleineschoen

Curved Fringe and Ombre Bob

Charli XCX with a brown ombre bob with bangs
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Long curved bangs are one of the most common fringe styles simply because they’re so flattering. For a unique take, style yours with a Charli XCX approved ombre bob.

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