11 Best Punk Short Hairstyles for Women

Edgy and bold looks to inspire your new look!

If you’ve had your eye on a punk hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place. Punk short hairstyles are edgy, daring, bold and most definitely not a look for someone who doesn’t want to showcase an eye-catching style! If you’re game, we’re here to help you out by sharing a collection of punk hairstyles for short hair that’ll allow you to live vibrantly through your hair. These styles are all about bold color choices, unique angles, and lots of hair product. Don’t be afraid to go for a neon shade of your favorite color or to use more hairspray or gel to get your style to the next level of intensity. Whether you’re looking to turn your pixie cut into an edgier style, or in the mood to finally try the mohawk haircut, we’ve got style ideas for you.

1. Spiky Mohawk with an Undercut

punk short hairstyles undercut and mohawk
Rock a two-in edgy style.

Rocking an undercut? Then why not style the top of your hair into a spiky, voluminous mohawk for a hair-raising look? It’s easy to take undercuts and flip them into short punk hairstyles. Have fun with your spikes by using a moldable hair wax like the Nexxus Exxpand +Volumizing Whip on your punk hair to help add texture and hold to your strands.

2. Undercut Designs

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Showcase a design in your undercut as your punky look.

Or maybe you want short punk hairstyles that have an undercut with a cool design? This is a great way to wear short punk hair.

3. Shag

punk short hairstyles with a shag
A two-toned shag is very rock’n’roll!

We’ve touted our love for the shag in many of our short hair recaps, and we love how this style can transition into short punk hair as well. Opt for a two-tones shag where you showcase your darker length underneath while the top part of your hair is bleached. Muss up your shag for the ultimate chill hairstyle.

4. Edgy Pixie

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A short cut that’s all about your features. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Transition standard pixies into edgy short punk hairstyles with a style like this shorter pixie that features short bangs piecey layers towards the front.

5. Two-Toned Bob

punk short hairstyles with two tone hair
Rock a vibrant hue on your short hair. Photo credit: @cryistalchaos

Looking for punk rock hairstyles for short hair that include a vibrant color? How about two bold colors? Do your research when you want this look, and be sure to seek out a professional colorist who can help you nail the right contrasting hues.

6. Colorful Mohawk

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Embrace a bold look with this hair color/mohawk combo!

Before diving into this style, work with your colorist to figure out which rainbow tones you want to experiment with. You can even try spray-on hair dye to test out how this punk look feels on you.

7. Colorful Afro

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Enhance your afro with a punky style. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Enhance your afro with some punk vibes by trying out a new color. We love this vibrant pink hair color. Be sure to use a hair oil, like Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil, on your short hair to help improve manageability while also making your hair shiny and frizz-free.

8. Slicked-Backed Pixie

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Go for a sleek style for your punk look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you want a punk rock hairstyle with a flirty edge, then this slicked-back pixie might be ideal for you! To style, apply some gel to your hair, like the TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Gel. Smooth down your hair and then brush it for a slicked-back look! If you want to go for the wet hair look, simply add more gel to your base.

9. Micro Fringe

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Showcase your best punk look with an edgy bang. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Punk short hairstyles include a classic micro fringe. This ‘it’ style is all about a short bang that falls above your eyebrows. Complement this short style with a short bob and you’ve got yourself one modern punk short hairstyle to contend with.

10. Bowl Cut

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A modern punk style for the daring. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Maybe you want a new, punk style to rock on your short hair? Then you’ve got to check out the revamped bowl cut! This cut is all about its rounded, shorter length that’s complemented by its equally short bangs. Rock out with a bold color for the ultimate punky style.

11. Understated Pixie

punk short hairstyles understated pixie
A short cut that’s all about your features.

You can easily turn your everyday pixie haircut into a punk style by changing up your makeup. A dark lip adds the perfect amount of edge to short punk hairstyles for short hair like this.