15 of the Best Short Haircuts to Check Out Now

Find the best hairstyles for short hair you'll need this season. Scroll through to get inspired.

There’s no denying that the latest hair trends are all about hopping on the short haircut bandwagon. From the fashion-forward blunt bob and the “wob” (that’s a wavy bob, FYI) to the classic pixie, there are certainly tons of cool short crops that can complement your personal style. But we know that this is one hairstyle trend that you can’t just jump into, so we’re here to help you out by sharing a collection of some of best short haircuts that are super modern and fun.

Read on to check out our gallery of some of the best short haircuts for women that will surely inspire your new look:

1. Wavy Bob

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A wavy bob is an effortless way to work short hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The official short cut of spring/summer, the wavy bob is one of the hottest and most popular short hairstyles. With its pretty and equally playful texture, it’s easy to see why everyone is falling in love with the wavy bob. To style this look, spray Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray into your hair. Scrunch your fingers into your hair, and you’ll be ready to rock your wavy bob hairstyle from day-to-night.

2. Sleek Bob

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Love your length strands? Then a sleek lob is the look for you. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to make the best out of your thick, straight hair? Then a timeless yet effortlessly cool sleek bob is the cut for you. And if you really want to nail that fashionista ‘do, add a blunt fringe for one fierce look! Simple yet high impact, we are all about this cool short haircut idea for the modern woman.

3. Platinum Pixie Crop

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The platinum pixie crop will really make your mane pop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The versatility of the pixie cut is the reason it keeps popping up on our best short hairstyles list over and over again. But just because it’s super short, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little adventurous when it comes to styling. In fact, if you want to know how to take your pixie to a whole new level of cool that’s right on trend, then try your hand at this platinum blonde look!

4. Slicked-Back Lob

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The slicked-back lob makes the ultimate fashion statement. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Cool, fashion-forward and glamorous, it’s no surprise that this one of the best short hairstyles for women right now! Check out our wet look hair tutorial to learn more about how you can master this on-trend look.

5. Graduated Bob

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Work your graduated bob with a middle parting. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Done right, the graduated bob can be one of the best short haircuts out there. Sophisticated and sleek, with just a bit of an edge, it’s no wonder that it’s making a resurgence. To achieve this look, spray TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray onto your hair, then use your hair straightener to style it straight. They key is to work section-by-section to ensure that you straighten out your entire head.

6. French Girl Pixie

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French girl pixies are tres tres chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Charming, elegant and très chic, a French girl pixie is an awesome way to accentuate high cheekbones while creating the illusion of a smaller forehead in those with heart-shaped faces. To style a pixie, you can opt for a fluffy texture, or go for the slicked-back look to really define and accentuate your face.

7. Grown-Out Shag

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Go edgy with a grown-out shag. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Last year may have been all about the rock ‘n’ roll-inspired shag cut that’s a little more relaxed with fewer layers. Not only is the grown-out shag one of our personal favorites when it comes to this year’s top short haircuts, it retains just the right amount of grunge to boast that effortless, cool LA-girl spirit. A trendy and low-maintenance short hairstyle! Sign us up!

8. Blunt Cut

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The blunt cut is the cut of the season. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Blunt cut styles are one of our current favorite short hair looks of the season, especially since there are so many ways you can sport this style. Elevate your look by getting a short crop with clean, sharp lines like this super short bob haircut above. Just be sure to get regular trims with this look to maintain its signature sharpness.

9. Curly Crop

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Wash and go short crops are the ideal spring or summer style for the gal on-the-go! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Wash and wear short styles are perfect for the girl who wants a short style that requires minimal effort. With this curly crop short hairstyle, all you need is a styling gel or cream that will give your curls definition, like The Good Stuff Curl Hydration Butter. To style, use a quarter-sized amount of the product that you work through your damp hair. Air-dry and go for a frizz-free finish.

10. Crop with Bold Dye

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Bold hair dyes are great ways to have fun with short looks. Photo credit: Allyson Allapont

Giving your crop a bold makeover with a cool hair color isn’t a bad idea. This season the peach hair trend is the color everyone is after, but that doesn’t mean other hair colors are not just as great, like this hot pink hue, that we are sure we are going to see crop up during the summer.

11. Straight Edges

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Pair blunt bangs with an equally choppy haircut.

Wear your bleach blonde hair with blunt and choppy edges. Pair a full set of bangs with a straight-edged bob for a clean-cut look that’s perfect for short hair.

12. Overgrown Bangs

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We love these overgrown wispy bangs.

On the other end of the bangs style spectrum, you can wear your fringe in a wispy overgrown way. Have your stylist cut your bangs so they hit just below your eyebrows and be sure to keep them thin to maintain this wispy style.

13. Layered Pixie

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Style your choppy layers for an edgy look.

Brush your layered pixie up and away from your face for a voluminous and edgy look.

14. The Easiest Waves

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Air dry your strands in the easiest waves.

Air dry your waves to create this easy and laid-back style that’s perhaps the most effortless look you’ll ever wear.

15. Closely Cropped Curls

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Shave your curls off.

Wear your curls in an almost cleanly shaven style closely cropped against your head. We love how unexpectedly sexy and feminine a cropped look like this feels.

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