37 Cool Ways You Can Rock Short Hair With A Fringe

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

There are so many cool ways you can rock short hair with a fringe! And, if you’re looking for fresh inspiration to convince to take the plunge in 2021, you’ve come to the right place.

From French bobs with tousled bangs to cute pixies with wispy bangs, discover the 37 short hair and fringe hairstyles that are trending now, right here. There’s bound to be a short cut and bangs style here to match your style and hair type, so what are you waiting for?

French Girl Bob With a Tousled Fringe

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.

Sleek French Girl Bob

Another French girl bob you can rock? This gorgeous sleek one!

Blonde Bob With Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are having a major moment! So, you really can’t go wrong with giving them a go.

Editor’s tip: Want to give your bangs a voluminous lift? Simply spray the TRESemmé Day 2 Volumising Dry Shampoo on your mane and roots before styling. Et voilà! Instant lift and body.

Curtain Bangs on Short Brown Hair

If you still need more convincing, take a look at how amazing they look on brunette strands.

Layered Bob With a Swoop Bangs

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.

Wavy Bob With Side Fringe

Side fringes are classic and also happen to be universally flattering for all face types.

Feathery Pixie Bangs

We love this short pixie with feathery layers and bangs! This bangs style is perfect for texture lovers.

Short Cut With Asymmetrical Fringe

This is proof that your fringe choice doesn’t have to be boring!  Teaming an asymmetrical fringe with a bob will instantly give it a bit more edge.

Wispy Bangs

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.

Messy Bob With Wispy Bangs

We can’t get enough of this super textured, cool-girl cut that features soft wispy bangs.

Curly Shag With Long Bangs

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.

Long Bob With Feathered Fringe

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.

Wavy Bob and Bangs

Tousled ends and tousled bangs are a match made in hair heaven.

Rounded Full Bangs

Want to create the illusion of more thickness with your short hair and fringe choice? Try this classic, face-framing fringe cut.

Short Bob With Blunt Bangs

Blunt fringes are – without a doubt – a commitment and fashion-forward statement, not made for the faint of heart.

Baby Bangs

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 pink sharp bob.

Middle Part

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.

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

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.

Short Modern Mullet

Thanks to Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Debby Ryan, mullets are back and better than ever. This short example featuring choppy bangs is our fave!

Jaw-Length Bob With Side Fridge

This short bob hits all the right notes! It’s full of body and movement and would suit all ages.

Long Bob With Piecey Fringe

The coolest cut to get right now? The long bob, of course! Teaming it with a long piecey fringe will yours look uber-stylish.

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.

Long Pixie Cut With Side Bangs

Long side-swept bangs can also work with pixie haircuts.

Curly Bob With Short Bangs

If you’re looking for a sign to try baby bangs with your curly bob, this is it!

Curly Long Bob With Fringe

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

Editor’s tip: The TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Curl Cream is great for those who want to rock their natural texture. This nourishing cream is exactly what you need to use to achieve the trendy air-dried look!

Undercut Pixie With Curly 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

Curved Bob and Full 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 Pixie Cut With 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.

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.

Editor’s tip: Complete your look with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray for a polished frizz-free finish. With built-in heat defence, you can even use this versatile spray before using heated styling tools!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: @01m2

Asymmetrical Bangs

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

Jean Shrimpton Bangs

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.

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