15 Model Short Hair Trends We’re Digging at the Moment

Looking to create fashionable short hairstyles? Try this short hair inspo straight from NYFW.

It’s around this time of year when we get started to get a little antsy about our hair and start looking to model short hair for inspiration. You know: the looking, the wanting, the dreaming about chopping it all off. But then you have to figure out which short hair idea you’re feeling and would actually get. And you have to think about how a short crop would work post-salon visit. Beyond the traditional pixie or classic bob, there are tons of other short hair trends out there that just might inspire you and help you to figure out your new look.

NYFW Model: Short Hair Trends from the Runway

To get inspired, we’re sharing a collection of some of the latest short hair trends from New York Fashion Week that includes variations on the model short hair. Try one of these short hairstyles on for size and consider bringing this gallery of inspiration to your stylist when you go for the big chop:

1. Mushroom Haircut

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15 brave points if you try out this short cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Let’s be perfectly honest here: you’ve got to be pretty brave to go for this cut. Not for the scissor shy, this chop is all about going short around most of your head and focusing the length towards the front of your hairline. An edgy cut that flatters long and round faces, we love how short hair fashion like this accentuates your natural texture, bringing the focus to your cheekbones.

2. Bob and Bangs

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Bob plus bangs make a happy hairstyle marriage. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The bob and bang hairstyle combo is one of our favorite short haircut ideas that requires a commitment to short lengths all around. A fun hairstyle for those with straight hair, this cut is sure to give you a stylish edge while also giving you the option to easily transition your long bangs into a side-swept look or pulled-back as you see fit.

3. Light Buzz

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Don’t be scared of the buzz, buzz sound. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

While the traditional buzz cut focuses on little to no hair, this light buzz gives you the same vibe with a softer feel. Be sure to bring in pictures when you go for this look since ending up with a closely-shaven chop might not be what you’re aiming for.

4. Choppy Bob

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A slight wave really brings this hairstyle up a notch. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Gone are the days when a bob haircut has to be one length. This layered look is an ode to your inner rock ‘n’ roll goddess. You can muss this look by using some Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray. The sunglasses are totally optional.

5. Bowl Cut with Blunt Bangs

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Blunt bangs bring some major attention to your face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Consider the bowl cut a version of the bob, only shorter. The bowl cut is all about a short, controlled look. This style typically stops above the ears or right below them where your hair defines your face. Pair this with some stylish blunt bangs for one of the hottest looks out there.

6. Mini Fro

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A mini fro is one of our favorite looks from NYFW. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not as short as the classic teeny weeny ‘fro that we’ve seen of late, this mini ‘fro focuses on more volume and length. Opt for an all-over-defined look or high-top hairstyles for some major ’80s vibes.

7. Structured Pixie

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This short hair trend is here to stay. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Of course, we have to mention the pixie cut in a short hair trends piece, but this one is far different than the look you’re probably used to. This structured pixie is a sleek cut that focuses on shorter ends that fall just above your ear. Use some gel to ensure that your hair stays put and frizz-free all day.

8. Middle-Parted Bob

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An angular bob hairstyle that’s all about that part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We are seeing all sorts of middle-parted hairstyles at NYFW. This controlled hairstyle focuses on a straight (or straight-ish) part that you create with your fingers or a comb. Tuck your hair behind your ears and you’re good-to-go.

9. Fluffy Bob

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A bob with a whole lotta movement. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Do you have curly hair and want to go short? Totally doable. This season is all about embracing your natural texture and going for a style that feels like you. Plus, who has the time to constantly blow out their wavy or curly hair? After you get your hair chopped, apply some mousse to your damp hair to help you to structure and define your curls. Allow them to air-dry, then go for a perfectly wearable model short hair look!

10. Curly Top

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Curls and short hair work together! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Curls and short hair work and look quite fierce together, don’t you think? This shorter chop focuses on voluminous bangs that you can create with the help of a mousse, like the TRESemme Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse. Muss it up throughout your short curls and go about your day.

11. Afro

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We love afro hairstyles with some length. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For a look with some length, try out the fuller afro. A larger version of the mini afro, this look is all about a concentrated length that goes around your entire head. Some hair oils, like Love Beauty and Planet Hope And Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-In-1 Benefit Oil, will help to ensure that your afro stays shiny and manageable.

12. Slicked-Back

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Slicked-back and so chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you like your hair off your neck and away from your face, you’ve got to try out a short hair pixie with this slicked-back model short hair technique. To achieve this look, simply apply a moisturizing leave-in conditioner to your hair and then add in some gel to lightly slick it back.

13. Ear-Focused Lob

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This sleek lob is all about that sharp center part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Just like the bob, we’ve seen some variations of the lob make its way on the runway, as well. This look is a bit different as the focus of your hair is pulled away from your face with a controlled middle part.

14. Stylized Bob

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If you have extra time in the AM, you can easily master this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If waking up a little early is no biggie, then a styled bob might be the perfect look for you. To achieve this look, wash and condition your hair and let your hair air-dry until it’s at least 90 percent dry. Then, apply some heat protectant to your hair and place a round brush underneath your bob. Apply the heat from your blowdryer to your hair, moving along with the round brush as you create that flipped-in look. Repeat this process until your hair is dry and styled and then lock in your hard work with some hair spray.

15. Side-Swooping Pixie

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The ’90s ain’t got nothing on this modern revival. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We’ve touted our love for the ’90s on more than one occasion. But we can’t be the only ones that have a soft spot for grunge, especially as seen from the grungy hairstyles from NYFW on model short hair. For a new short crop, we are all about this side-swooping pixie that features two very different lengths. This contrasting hairstyle is all about an edgy shorter length that compliments an impressively longer side bang. Pair this look with black eyeliner for the full effect.

Are you thinking about trying one of these styles? Be sure to take a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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