It’s around this time of year when we get start to get a little antsy about our hair. 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.
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 short chop:
NYFW Model: Short Hair Trends from the Runway
1. Mushroom Haircut
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
The bob and bang hairstyle combo is one of our favorite short haircut ideas that requires 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
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
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 up by using some of Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray. The sunglasses are totally optional.
5. Bowl Cut with Blunt Bangs
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
Not as short as the classic teeny weeny ‘fro that we’ve seen of late, this mini ‘fro focuses on more volume and a length. Opt for an all-over defined look or a high top hairstyles for some major ’80s vibes.
7. Structured Pixie
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
We are seeings 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
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 blowout 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!
10. Curly Top
Curls and short hair do work and look quite fierce together, don’t you think? This shorter chop focuses on volumious bangs that you can create with the help of some mousse, like the TRESemme Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse. Muss it up throughout your short curls and go about your day.
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.
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 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
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
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
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. 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.