How to Pull Off Buzz Cuts for Women

All Things Hair | 17 September 2016

These buzz cuts for ladies get straight to the point.

We live in a world where a woman’s hair can play a huge factor in her perceived femininity. Luckily for us, more recently we also live in a world where the constructions of sexism and what it means to be attractive are being combated left and right. Whether you’re all about the #NoMakeupChallenge or practice a #NoFilter policy, our culture is slowly but surely making strides in the right direction of no longer allowing one’s value to be predetermined by your bone structure, your curves or in the length of your hair, as seen in the growing popularity of buzz cuts for women.

In a time where limits are being pushed, we at All Things Hair believe that your locks, or rather lack thereof, deserve unconditional love too. When there are so many other things that matter more in the big scheme of things, it’s pretty silly that our society polices women’s bodies so heavily and that something as simple as buzz cuts for females is such a huge deal, which only goes to show how superficial our culture really is. So, if you’re all about taking a stand against societal beauty standards, a new adventure in #SelfLove, courageously embracing your post-treatment look, making a fashion statement or simply don’t want to have to deal with untangling your mane each and every day, read on to find our five favorite ways to rock buzz cuts for ladies.

Buzz Cuts for Women: 5 Looks We Love

How to rock the Buzz Cut
With buzz cut women’s hair, your head shape suddenly goes front and center. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Shave it super short.

#ShortHairDontCare! Embrace the buzz cut in all its glory by asking your stylist to trim your ‘do with anything between a #1 and #2 clipper guard. These blades will allow you to achieve a short, super-soft chop that you won’t be able to keep your hands off of.

2. Keep it a tad longer.

If you’re looking to maintain a teensy bit of hair, ask your stylist for a longer version of buzz cuts for women, where hair is around 2″ long. This cut is typically seen on athletes and in the military—kind of like a high and tight. Make sure to use a texturizing product to add some texture and dimension to your cut.

longer buzz cuts for women
Leaving your top lengths a bit longer can give more texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Add a design.

To let your look stand out from other buzz cuts for females, we’re all about adding in some fine detailing on a freshly shaven ‘do. Adding clipper or shaved designs to the mix will allow you to inject more flair and individuality to an otherwise monotonous look. Whether you want a floral or geometric design, simply look up a stylist who is known for this type of work and be sure to bring a picture for them for inspiration.

platinum buzz cuts for women
Shorter hair requires more upkeep, as regrowth is more obvious as you go. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Add some color.

These days, whether you want a candy floss hue, something a bit more classic or an entirely new gradation that isn’t yet #trending, there’s most likely a stylist who can bring your peach-fuzz dreams to life. Since your hair will be super short, your color might fade or grow out quicker than you’re used to. Be sure to use a color protecting combo, like Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Restoring Conditioner, to help keep your hue on lock.

5. Not prepared for the full buzz cut? Opt for an undercut.

If you’re not quite ready to part with your mane once and for all, take it a section at a time by asking your stylist for an undercut. Undercuts are known for shaving only part of your head and allowing the rest of your hair to flow freely. These cuts can range from mini buzzes starting at the nape, or go a bit more extreme, with the back and sides shaved with longer lengths remaining on top. It’s the perfect compromise for flowing locks and a make for edgier buzz cuts for women.

Looking for more short hair ideas? Check out some of our favorite short hair looks for fall

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