Ready to chop your hair but aren’t sure what length you want to try? A great in-between short/long cut that we love are chin-length hairstyles. Not only will you retain some length, this cut allows you to showcase a stylish look while also amping up your volume.
Sporting chin-length hairstyles can be pretty awesome, especially if you have thin hair or hair that you typically just place back into a messy bun or ponytail. Bonus: these modern chin-length layered haircuts will give you a modelesque hairstyle without having to put in much effort.
Chin Length Styles and Cuts to Try
Ready for an awesome new you? Read on to check out some of our top chin-length hair ideas that we know you’ll love.
1. Wavy Layered Lob
Chin-length layered haircuts are a great way to rock the ever-popular lob while adding in some natural volume via layers. This keeps bulky hair off your ends, allowing your hair to feel more weightless and full! Then, you can have fun with your look by styling your wavy lob with beachy tendrils. Simply spritz TRESemmé Dry Texture Spray and scrunch, using your fingers, for beachy-looking hair.
2. Curled Under Bob
You don’t need to wing it out to get all of that volume from chin-length haircuts. You can go for the smooth, curled under look, too! We love how this cut can be edgy and wavy (with high contrast blunt bangs) or totally opposite straight hair. To get extra soft and smooth tresses, start with clean, hydrated hair by washing and conditioning with Suave Professionals Lavender + Almond Oil Frizz Calming Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, dry your hair straight using a round brush as you curl your ends underneath.
3. Perfectly Layered for Curls
Adding layers into curly hair is one of the best ways to keep from getting that triangular hair look. This is an awesome cut to try if you have natural curls where you can create face-framing and defined layers that will naturally add more volume to your hair.
4. Edgy Asymmetrical Bob
You don’t need to go for the classic chin-length bob to get the look, we like it on asymmetrical bobs, too. When going for the asymmetrical hair look, try styling it straight. When you have layers it can make straightening your hair a little easier. You don’t need to deal with so many bulky ends all in one spot. In this instance, the layers help you to get a cleaner line for your straight asymmetrical cut.
5. Short Layered Bob
Shorter layers are best for those with thinner hair. Short layers mean that you’re retaining all the benefits of layers, but you aren’t losing quite as much hair. We love the look of loose curls on short hair but they can be a bit difficult to achieve. So, instead, get this look by wearing day-old curls! The curls will loosen up overnight and you’ll get that cute style.
6. The ’90s Layered Bob
We could not include our favorite ’90s #throwback look. The ’90s layered bob is so perfect today! Sure, if you style it sleek, you’ll get the over-the-top childhood vibes, but it’s totally worth it. We like this cut because you can wear it sleek, but it’s also a perfect cut for styling curled short hair. Switch up your cut, and you can recreate a former favorite.
7. Beachy Texture
Chin-length hair is the perfect cut to show off an effortless beachy texture. All you need to do is curl pieces of hair away from your face, brush out the curls, and then lock in place with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray. We love this spray because it’ll add control and flexible hold to any style without making your hair feel stiff and crunchy. For this look, the messier the better, so don’t worry about making picture-perfect curls.
8. Perm Chin Length Cut
For those with round faces looking to try chin-length hair, this light and feathery look has a tousled finish and is definitely one to keep on your style radar. Plus, by pairing this look with a deep side part you’ll also counteract the circular look of your face shape, drawing attention to all the right angles. Once you’ve got your gorgeous short haircut, simply scrunch sea salt spray into your hair and leave it to air-dry. The result? Effortless-looking strands with a cool It-Girl edge.
9. Blunt Bangs
When it comes to hairstyles for chin-length hair for long face shapes, you can’t go far wrong by opting for a rounded, sleek cut with a fringe – like this failsafe French-girl-approved bob and bangs combo! The aim of this cut is to balance out your features and create width, rather than elongating your look further. To keep your mane sleek, shiny, and frizz-free, apply some serum throughout your strands.
10. Side Parted
If you have an oval face shape, we envy you, as you can not only pull off a chin-length haircut but just about any other hairstyle! However, if you fancy injecting a fashionable edge to your symmetrical face shape, rock a side-part with a side fringe. This look boasts an equal dose of fashion-forward polish and casual It-Girl vibes, that work to flatter an oval face shape like a dream.
11. Middle Parted
When it comes to chin-length hair cuts for heart faces, your aim should be to draw attention away from your narrow chin and also disguise your wider forehead. The best way to do this is to opt for an asymmetrical chin-length cut with a long side fringe. This flirty, fresh and directional hairstyle flatters heart faces like no other and is bound to turn some heads.
12. Chin Length Shag with Curtain Bangs
Want an edgier style? Try chin-length hairstyles with layers and curtain bangs. This style is super low maintenance, so it’s perfect for ladies who love to just wake up and go. All you need is a few spritzes of Dove Care Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo to refresh your look, then you’ll be good to go.
13. Angled Bob
Want a chin-length style that will make you feel unstoppable? Try out a chic angled bob style. This look is sure to make you feel so powerful no matter where you are.
14. Short Chin-Length Shag with Long Bangs
Shag styles are all the rage right now. From bob length to strands past your shoulders, there’s a way to incorporate the look into any length of hair. To add to the shagginess of the look, add long bangs that blend it really well.
15. French Girl Chin-Length Hair
A french bob is characterized by the wavy texture and bangs. This is a foolproof style that isn’t going away anytime soon. Plus, it’s perfect if you want to try out a chin-length style.
16. Neon Relaxed Hair
Looking for a way to change up your relaxed hair? Add pops of neon throughout your strands. This is an exciting way to add color without committing to all-over bold color.
17. Beachy Short Strands
Beach waves are perfect no matter what length of hair you have. This wavy texture is so easy to achieve and it instantly makes your look more put together without a lot of effort.
18. Curled Under Bob
This classic chin-length hairstyle will be around for a very long time. If you’re not sure what shorts ‘do to wear, try out bob with the ends curled under.
19. Micro Bangs and Bob
Micro bangs instantly add a bit of quirkiness to any look. Pair them with a sleek bob haircut for a flirty style.
20. Curtain Bangs Look
Curtain bangs are one of the trendiest fringe styles right now. For more volume, add these bangs to your short haircut.
21. Multi-Colored Hair
If you can’t decide on one color, why not pick all three? Play around with your short hairstyle by adding multi-colors throughout.
22. Chin-Length Blonde Hair
If you already have a chin-length hairstyle, switching up your hair color may be the way to go. For a drastic change, try a light honey blonde shade.
23. Platinum Bob
If you want to go as light as possible, try out a platinum hue! When sporting platinum strands, make sure to take extra good care of your hair to avoid extra damage. We love using Nexxus Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Deep Moisture Masque to keep colored hair moisturized and healthy.