How to Pull Off Buzz Cuts for Women

These women buzz cuts get straight to the point.

Whether you’re all about the #NoMakeupChallenge or practice a #NoFilter policy, our culture is slowly but surely making strides in the right direction of no longer allowing one’s value to be predetermined by your bone structure, your curves, or in the length of your hair, as seen in the growing popularity of buzz cuts for women.

We live in a world where a woman’s hair can play a huge factor in her perceived femininity. Luckily for us, more recently we also live in a world where the constructions of sexism and what it means to be attractive are being combated left and right.

1. Shave it super short.

How to rock the Buzz Cut
With buzz cut women’s hair, your head shape suddenly goes front and center. Photo credit:

#ShortHairDontCare! Embrace the buzz cut in all its glory by asking your stylist to trim your ‘do with anything between a #1 and #2 clipper guard. These blades will allow you to achieve a short, super-soft chop that you won’t be able to keep your hands off of.

2. Keep it longer.

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Leaving your top lengths a bit longer can give more texture. Photo credit:

If you’re looking to maintain a teensy bit of hair, ask your stylist for a longer version of the female buzz cut, where hair is around 2″ long. This cut is typically seen on athletes and in the military—kind of like a high and tight. Make sure to use a texturizing product like TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel to add some texture and dimension to your cut.

3. Add a design.

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Go for a fun design on the side.

To let your look stand out from other women buzz cuts, add some fine detailing. Adding clipper or shaved designs to the mix will allow you to inject more flair and individuality. Whether you want a floral or geometric design, simply look up a stylist who is known for this type of work and be sure to bring a picture for them for inspiration.

4. Add some color.

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Shorter hair requires more upkeep, as regrowth is more obvious as you go. Photo credit:

These days, whether you want a candy floss hue, something a bit more classic or an entirely new gradation that isn’t yet #trending, there’s most likely a stylist who can bring your peach-fuzz dreams to life. Since your hair will be super short, your color might fade or grow out quicker than you’re used to. Be sure to use a color protecting combo, like Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and Restoring Conditioner, to help keep your hue on lock.

5. Opt for an undercut.

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Ease into a buzz cut with an undercut.

If you’re not quite ready to part with your mane once and for all, ask your stylist for an undercut. Undercuts are known for shaving only part of your head and allowing the rest of your hair to flow freely. These cuts can range from mini buzzes starting at the nape, or go a bit more extreme, with the back and sides shaved with longer lengths remaining on top. It’s the perfect compromise for flowing locks and a make for edgier female buzz cuts.

6. Experiment with a side shave.

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Side shaves are another great option.

Another option to achieve the women buzz cut look without committing to a full shave is an edgy side shave. This style gives you control on just how much of the side you want to take off. You can go all out and leave one side completely shaved, or carve out a smaller section and use a gradient to keep the top longer.

7. Go for the peach fuzz length.

pictures of short haircuts: the buzz cut as demonstrated by topshop model backstage
Tempted to try something bold? Get a buzz. Photo credit:

Very similar to your standard very short cut, the peach fuzz length is the few weeks stage after a fresh buzz. We love this length because it starts to show your natural texture, but still maintains that buzz cut look that’s edgy and effortless.

8. Shave (almost) all of it.

buzz cuts for women clean shave
Go sleek and smooth.

Leave yourself a shadow of your natural color and texture and shave almost all of your hair off for a super sleek look.

9. Try a trendy shade of red.

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Play with color too!

Who says you can’t also play with color? Pair your fresh buzz cut with a trendy shade of red hair color.

10. Bleach it, baby.

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Go lighter than you’ve gone before.

Take your hair up to a bleach blonde shade for a major confidence boost and a walk on the wild side.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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