11 Ways to Rock Punk Short Hairstyles

Serena Norr | 17 September 2018
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Edgy and bold looks to inspire your new look!

Looking to upgrade your style by rocking a punk hairstyle? Punk short hairstyles are edgy, daring, bold and most definitely not a look for someone who doesn’t want to showcase an eye-catching ‘do! 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 product. Don’t be afraid to go for a neon shade of your fave 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.



11 Bold Punk Short Hairstyles



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

1. Spiky Mohawk with an Undercut

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 an undercut and flip it into short punk hairstyles like a mohawk. 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 hair.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP
NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP
punk short hairstyles with designs
Showcase a design in your undercut as your punky look.

2. Undercut Designs

Or maybe you want short punk hairstyles that have an undercut with a cool design? This is a great way to rock short punk hair as you showcase something a little daring as your main design with a cutting-edge undercut.

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

3. Shag

We’ve touted our love for the shag in many of our short hair recaps, and we just 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 where the top part of your hair is bleached. Muss up your shag as you please for the ultimate chill hairstyle.

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

4. Edgy Pixie

Transition the standard pixie to edgy short punk hairstyles with this shorter pixie that features short bangs piecey layers towards the front. Compliment this look with a bold color and you have one awesome punk style.

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

5. Two-Toned Bob

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

punk short hairstyles colorful mohawk
Embrace a bold look with this hair color/mohawk combo!

6. Colorful Mohawk

If you’re bold enough to get a mohawk, then adding some color to the mix won’t be such a big deal! Work with your colorist to figure out what rainbow tones you want to experiment with. You can even try those spray-on varieties where you can test out how this punk look with vibe with your style.

punk short hairstyles with pink afro
Enhance your afro with a punky style. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

7. Colorful Afro

Enhance your afro with some punk vibes by trying out a new color. We love this vibrant pink that looks awesome when paired with styled curls. 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.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
punk short hairstyles slicked hair
Go for a sleek style for your punk look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Slicked-Backed Pixie

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 down for a slicked-back look! Want to go for the wet hair look? Add more gel to your base.

TRESemmé TRES TWO EXTRA FIRM CONTROL GEL
TRESemmé TRES TWO EXTRA FIRM CONTROL GEL
punk short hairstyles with a micro fringe
Showcase your best punk look with an edgy bang. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Micro Fringe

Get punk short hairstyles on your bangs by opting for a micro fringe. This ‘it bang style’ is all about a teeny bang that falls above your eyebrows. Complement this short style with a short bob and you’ve got yourself one modern punk short hair style to contend with.

punk short hairstyles bowl cut
A modern punk style for the daring. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Bowl Cut

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 different color for the ultimate punky style.

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

11. Understated Pixie

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.

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