The 20s are the when the real fun starts. During this time, your personality is constantly evolving, so this is a great season to explore, experiment, take lots of risks and try new things. Why not make one of them an experience in trying out a short haircut? Be brave and fearless! It doesn’t have to be drastic, but go for it, if you so prefer! Ride this decade-long roller coaster of high and lows with a hairstyle bound to turn heads or cure a bad break up. From keeping it simple with short layers to low-maintenance cuts and beyond, there are a variety of exciting and stylish short hairstyles to try. Check out 13 age-appropriate short haircuts that are sure to inspire your next look.
Hot and Stylish Short Hairstyles for Your 20s
1. Short Curls
If you’re currently sporting long curls, opt for a shorter hair length overall.They key characteristic of this cut is its layered effect, which adds some body and volume to hair. Switch it up from time to time with classic, loose 1950s-inspired curls.
2. Angled Crop
If you fancy a hairstyle that’s chic and modern, this may work for you. The longer length adds some edge and drama to the silhouette of this short haircut. Be sure to smooth out any frizz or flyaways like the Suave Professionals Biotin Infusion Anti-Breakage Serum.
3. Sleek Crop
Stand out from the crowd with this neat, timeless look. Ideal for those with straight hair and who prefer a low-maintenance style.
4. Short Feathered Cut
Super sexy and edgy, this cut provides movement and lots of movement,which is also ideal when done on a natural-wave texture.
5. Shaped Afro
This freeform style is cut above the chin and shaped to perfection. If you’re transitioning back to natural curls and are on the fence about a big chop, this look may inspire you.
6. Mohawk hHircut
If “go hard or go home” is your motto, try a mohawk and pull it off with confidence. Play around with the longer layers at the top, which can be styled up or slicked down with some hair gel like the Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel
7. The Shag
This tousled cut is trendy, cool and super fun to try out at this age. The ability to switch up your part adds versatility too. We love how wash and wear this short haircut is! And don’t forget to use some mousse like the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Firm Control Mousse to help define your shaggy layers.
8. Razor-Cut Bob
This bob is sharply defined and is a superb way to show off the frame of your face. Longer front sections add a sophisticated and modern touch.
9. Side-Swept Crop
On thick hair, this crop can look really full, soft and feminine. The side-swept fringe adds a cute peek-a-boo effect.
10. Short Layers
Worn chin or shoulder length, the short layered cut is effortlessly stunning and provides movement. Bonus points if done on curly or wavy hair. Work those locks!
11. Bob with Bangs
Adding a fringe to a bob is an easy way to play with balance. Bangs frames the face and provide contrast to a short cut.
Make an impact on your entire look and embrace your youth with this style. Add a shaved side to a bob or a cropped hairstyle. This buzzcut is extremely fun, trendy and represents how fearless you really are.
13. Layered Waves
This cut is perfect because it adds texture on hair that already has a natural wave. Adding layers helps develop shape.
Which of these stylish short hairstyles are you ready to try in your 20s?