Live Life Unencumbered: We Love These Short Haircuts for Women Post-College

Time for a hair change. 

Going from being a full-time college student to a full-time adult is a huge but fun change. And what better way to celebrate than going for that big chop you’ve been itching to try. Short haircuts for women are really popular for the just out of college group that can give you confidence, a new look and endless new styles to try. Read on about these chic, easy, low-key (and travel-friendly!) short haircuts for fresh grads:

Short Haircuts for Women After the College Years

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Embrace your natural waves and go for a mid-length (shortish) cut with the lob.

1. Wavy Lob

A good way to dip your toes into short hair is to start with a lob. This cut looks good on curly and straight textures and is a good opportunity to go for a dramatic side part. With an in-between medium and short cut like this one, bobby pins will be your new BFFs.

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Have fun with some length on the top in the classic look.

2. Wavy Long Pixie

Pixies don’t have to be a super short crop. Show off your natural wavy texture by leaving the top of your hair longer than the sides. If your hair is straight, you can always curl it, too.

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Experiment with short color and a bold new color post-college. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

3. Icy Blond Pixie

If you’re taking the plunge and going for a short pixie look, why not change your hair color at the same time? Rock your new short do with a new icy bleached blond. Make sure to keep your blonde from getting brassy by using Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo.

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Showcase your natural afro post-college. Photo credit:

4. Baby ‘Fro

Going for the baby ‘fro is a great way to show off your natural texture and get that short crop you’ve been wanting. Going for the super short ‘fro is also a good way to start fresh when growing out straightened hair.

Short haircuts for women we love: the asymmetrical crop
Get an asymmetrical crop to frame your face after college.

5. Asymmetrical Angled Bob

Add extra interest to your bob by taking it shorter in the back. This style frames your face beautifully and is one of the easiest short styles to grow out. Plus, it’ll look really fresh for your interviews.

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Go for a bold haircut post-college with a buzz cut. Photo credit:

6. Buzz Cut

Really go for it and get a buzz cut. A buzzed style with truly show your face in a new light. Plus, if you invest in a pair of clippers, you can easily keep your hair trimmed at home.

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Bobs with a micro fringe are charming and unexpected. Photo credit:

7. Bob with a Micro-Fringe

A micro fringe is a unique vintage style that still works well today. Pair it with a lob or a bob for a sweet short style that shows off your personality and your gorgeous face.

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Go for a modern shag after college. Photo credit:

8. Short Shag

The short shaggy bowl cut is a versatile cut that can work worn down, pinned back, and in many different updos. Enhance this messy style with Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray. Just spray it in, scrunch your hair and go.



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9. Slicked Back Pixie

Update your pixie cut by styling it slicked back. Start with wet hair and apply TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel. Comb your hair back and let it dry.



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Opt for a short/long hairstyle with the undercut. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

10. Bob with Undercut

If you’ve been rocking a bob, update your style with an undercut. Not only does this style help to keep your neck cool in the warmer months, but it looks chic to boot.




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