Short Spiky Haircuts: 5 Edgy Looks You’ll Love

Alyssa François | 29 March 2017
creating short spiky haircuts

Warning: These short spiky haircuts may encourage you to chop your hair today! Read on to take your pick!

Short spiky haircuts may not be getting as much recognition these days thanks to all of the popular short hair trends on the rise, but they’re definitely still a great short haircut option try, especially if you’re down for an edgier look. After all, the cut is pretty cool, fun and a bit funky, which can suit a variety of personal tastes and interests. So, whether you’re looking for short spiky haircuts for women that are great for formal occasions, or styles with cool undercuts, we’ve gathered five looks that will have you seeing spiky cuts in a whole new way. Read on to get inspired!

Short Spiky Hair: 5 Looks for Any Occasion

short spiky haircuts can be worn to special events, as this model shows.
Rock this spiky haircut for fun or to a formal occasion.

1. Spiky Frohawk

Dress it up or dress it down, the spiky frohawk is a style fit for any occasion. When styling this on-trend look, create a strong hold by using a strong hold hair gel, like Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel. Work the product throughout your clean hair and mold it into the shape you desire. How easy is that?!

when it comes to short spiky hairstyles, the spiky buzz, as demonstrated by this lady's orange short spiky hair
A buzz cut with long layers offers more styling flexibility. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Spiky Buzz Cut

If you’re looking for a super low spiky haircut style that still offers the ability to switch up the look, opt for a spiky buzz cut with long layers. Style this short spiky hair female cut by molding your hair upward, or opt for smoothing it down to create a sleek look. A hair wax, like S Faction by TIGI Creamy Molding Waxwill help you achieve either look. And we just love how the creamy texture can gives you the freedom to style your hair in different directions until you figure out your desired style.

short spiky haircuts for women: platinum blonde hairstyle
Turn a bob into an edgy spiky style for night time fun!

3. Super Short Spiky Bob

Want a versatile bob that can turn into an edgy style!? Ask your stylist for a super short bob with layers where you can play around with the texture and length of your spiky cut. For daytime, you can wear it straight into a classy bob style, and then opt for a messy-cool bob style for night. Need even more ladies short spiky hairstyles? Check out these really cool and fun edgy looks.

woman with pixie haircut in jet black with spiky ends.
A soft pixie cut with a spiky finish is the ideal short spiky look for women that want an edgy and low-maintenance ‘do.

4. Soft Spiky Pixie

Looking for subtle short spiky hairstyles? Opt for this soft spiky pixie cut. Styling this look doesn’t require much effort but you will need to arm yourself with the right styling tools to maintain the look. If you have fine hair that needs volume, opt for using a wash and care system, like the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner. After styling, lock in your awesome style with a flexible hold hairspray like Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.

woman with short spiky haircut in platinum blonde
One of our favorite short spiky haircuts for women is this edgy mohawk look. Photo credit Allyson Allapont

5. Spiky Mohawk

If you’ve been searching for pictures of short spiky ladies hairstyles, we’re sure you’ve come across many mohawk/undercut combos. No matter your hair type you can try your hand at this edgy look. To recreate the look above, it’s all about your blowdrying technique. Prep your hair with a light-weight heat protectant and blow-dry in the direction you want your hair to go, then set this style in place with your hairspray. Be sure to maintain your undercut with regular trips to your local salon.

Looking for more short, spiky hair ideas? Check out this collection of cool short funky hairstyles!

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