13 Best Short Hairstyles to Step Up Your Style
Discover more short haircuts to inspire your new look.
We love that the start of a new season provides us with the perfect excuse to try out a new look. Like us, you may have been itching to try out the latest short hairstyles and are finally ready to push to switch things up a bit. Awesome! And with short hair, you’ll be happy to learn that there are tons of cool and on-trend options that are even a little edgy, should you want to go that route. To help you figure out the best short haircut for you, we’ve collected a bunch of cool short haircuts and styles that are bound to inspire you this year. Read on as you get ready to snip it!
The undercut has been on our short hair playing field for some time now, and we’re still digging this modern two-in-one cut. This pixie/shaven hairstyle hybrid is all about embracing a shorter length with an edge. Fair warning: these short haircuts will have you making more frequent trips to your stylist for regular upkeep, but if you’re ready and able, that part won’t stress you out.
2. Textured Pixie
We love the timeless and universally appealing pixie that we are excited to see more variations of. Short hairstyles are all about loads of added texture that you can create by spraying on Love Beauty Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray onto you hair for an undone look that’s super trendy!
3. Sleek Lob
Short hairstyles are also about going for cuts that will subtly change your look. Hey, dramatic funky short hair cuts aren’t for everyone! Those veering in the subtle might a short cut with some length, like a lob. Not only does this hairstyle look utterly gorgeous when worn smooth and sleek, but it is also actually rather versatile, too – simply switch up the position of your part, and you’ll be surprised at how different your hair will look! To get give your lob a luscious sheen, apply some serum, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum, to your hair that will have you rocking some seriously shiny and frizz-free locks.
4. Crimped Bob
Crimped hair is back, and that’s a good thing! For short hairstyles, we are all about the new and improved style, featuring larger and more understated crimps. We especially love this look when paired with a fun color as you showcase your fun personality and savvy sense of style.
5. Bangs and Bob
The marriage between bangs and the bob is going strong and it’s certainly one of our favorite on-trend looks.This chic yet classic look is all about a defined cut that can fall right at your cheekbones, or above, for a super flattering look. Complement this style with some bangs and you have one of the hottest short hairstyles for women.
6. Buzz Cut
Get buzzed by opting for a very short haircut this year via a buzz cut. Women’s short hairstyles have lots of variations. Buzzcuts is one of the short hairstyles where you can opt to go for a full buzz cut (little-to-no hair), or a quasi buzz where you may have some length to contend with.
7. Shag Cut
If you like to live life on the wild side, this could be the cropped ‘do for you. Featuring loads of layers at varying lengths, this short haircut has heaps of texture that’s edgy and super trendy. Want to give this look even more edge? Then opt for a piecey fringe, and apply a small amount some hair wax to your hair for a messy bed-head look that’s super low maintenance.
8. Curly Crop
We are all about embracing your natural texture! For a look that’s effortlessly cool, opt for a curly crop a.k.a the curly pixie where you can show off your awesome curls. For bouncy waves, apply a styling mousse, like Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse, throughout your hair. Let it air-dry, or get some help with a diffuser, and go about your day, looking fierce, of course!
9. Bowl Cut
Another blast from the past short haircut that’s making its rounds amongst trendsetters is the bowl cut. Not your Mama’s bowl haircut, the modern, short hairstyles look is all about dramatic bangs and a rounded cut that circles your head. Not into the long bangs, sweep them to the side or opt for a micro fringe for your short haircut.
10. Bleached Mushroom Cut
Another variation on the bowl cut is this cool bleached mushroom/pixie cut that’s all about a middle part. This cut is all about its really short length that you can accentuate via a middle part and bleached strands. Have fun with this look by switching up your part and even rocking some accessories every now and again.
11. Wavy Bob
Do you have naturally wavy locks? Then we envy you because you can totally pull off this look with ease! Thanks to its shorter length, working a wavy bob hairstyle is an ideal way to tame those unruly strands, while simultaneously giving you an ultra voluminous and oh-so-chic finish.
Do you love this look, but have super straight strands? No need to stress, simply grab your curling wand and gently curl small sections of hair at a time, before brushing through your ‘do to loosen the curls. Finish things off with a spritz of the TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to lock in this awesome style.
12. Piecey Bob
Upgrade your look with the piecey bob. What is typically thought of as a straight-lined haircut is now resurfacing as something a little more modern, and even edgier. Opt for longer, zig-zag like layers around your cut that you can compliment with a long face-framing bang.
Hybrid cuts are some of our favorite short haircuts. This revamped ‘cool girl’ haircut is all about a short pixie cut that’s accentuated by its choppy bangs and longer mullet. Be prepared for some regular trims to keep this look going strong throughout the year.