Short hairstyles: All the fun and stylish cuts to steal

Brace yourself for some major hairspiration with these fun and stylish looks for short hair!

Finding new ways to style your short hair is not always easy. The length kind of limits you when it comes to hairstyle choices. But while you may have lesser options than your long-haired friends, there are still a lot of interesting ways you can wear short hairstyles.

Just check back here every once in a while when you find yourself stuck for ideas, because we’re pretty sure you’ll find some fun and interesting looks in our galleries. We always got you! In fact, here are a couple of stunning short hairstyles to try now.

 

 

1. Messy side-swept pixie

woman with side-swept pixie cut
Source: Adobe Stock

It’s three fabulous hairstyles in one look: messy, side-swept, and a pixie! What else can you ask for? This super chic hairstyle gives you a sexy, supermodel vibe and is a perfect hairstyle choice for parties.

 

2. Wavy crop

Short hairstyles: Woman with short wavy croped hair wearing a pink collared top.
Let your waves do the talking with this ladies short haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Keep your short crop looking soft and feminine by incorporating subtle waves and volume to your style.

 

3. Choppy bob + short bangs

Short hairstyles: Street style image of a woman with short brown hair styled in a bob with short bangs, Woman is wearing a bold dark lipstick and a black baggy jumper and white bottoms.
Make a statement with this model loved bob and bangs combo. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Match your devil-may-care style with a short choppy bob and short, uneven bangs. This look may be harder to pull off for some, but it definitely makes a statement and if that’s your style, you’ll be able to rock this short haircut with ease.

Editor’s tip: Frizz would quickly ruin this hairstyle, so to make sure you have smooth, shiny tresses, wash your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and follow with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner.

 

4. Side-swept lob

Short hairstyles: Woman on runway with long bob side parted haircut on brown hair. Model is wearing a dark patterned top.
Get major style points with a long bob. Credit: indigitialimages.com

The long bob is another classic we couldn’t leave out of our list of top short haircuts for women. With a side-swept style that you can keep in place with a pin or accessory, the lob will suit women with both active and professional lifestyles.

 

5. Wavy bob

Short hairstyles: Woman with wavy dark brown bob wearing a polka dot blouse top.
Add soft waves to your short hairstyle for a beachy finish. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you have a bob and you want to stick to a classic look, go for loose waves. This short hairstyle will always have a place in our hearts and is super easy to emulate.

 

6. Tousled pixie

woman with curly pixie cut
Source: Adobe Stock

This is a perfect look for laid-back ladies with curly locks. If you’re game for a fun and interesting ‘do that makes a style statement, this is a great option for short hair.

 

7. Pixie cut fade

Short hairstyles: Woman with platinum blonde short hair with undercut finish. Woman is wearing all black in this outside image.
Feeling bold and brave? Make this short hairstyle your next look. Credit: Dvora

Who says only men can enjoy this trendy cut? Going for the fade makes your pixie cut more interesting. It’s super stylish and bold and brave, and shouts utter confidence! For added fun, bleach the top while leaving the sides with natural colour.

 

8. Sleek shag

Woman with shoulder length shag haircut on dark brown hair seen in runway image. Woman is wearing a loose fitted suit with a camel coloured scarf.
The rock ‘n’ roll hairstyle is still going strong. Credit: indigitalimages.com

We love shags as a short hairstyle for women! Something about shag haircuts rebels against the common hairstyle sensibility. They veer away from the usual straight hairstyle and give your hair some unusual texture while being easy to maintain!

 

9. Bob with bangs

woman with bob hairstyle and fring
Source: Adobe Stock

The classic bob — what could go wrong with it? Nothing, really, and it suits a number of face shapes. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean you should opt out. It only means you’ll have even more ways to style it!

 

10. Cropped curls

woman with short curly hair
Source: Unsplash

Put two short hairstyles together for fun and experimentation. These cropped curls are short, choppy, and full of texture, and is perfect for those who want to play around with a bunch of looks.

 

11. Mod top

Short hairstyles: Woman in black and white with straight blonde hair in choppy mod inspired cut with bangs.
Give a nod to the mod era with this short hairstyle.

Give this chic, retro hairstyle a try and it will definitely get heads turning. Channel the sophistication of Twiggy in this mod top. The long-ish pixie features wispy bangs and soft texture which perfectly frames your face.

 

12. Crop top

Woman with auburn red straight hair styled in a side parted chin grazing bob. Woman is touching her hair and wearing a navy blazer jacket.
Hair hack: Give your short hairstyle extra volume by wearing your hair in a side parting.

Go short with cropped hair, but balance it out with some length at the front and top to give it movement. This ensures it doesn’t lose volume.

 

13. Spiky long pixie

Woman with short bleach blonde straight hair styled spiky. Woman is wearing a white shirt and bold red lipstick.
Keep things interesting with this individualistic short hairstyle.

Lack of length doesn’t have to mean you have to lack in fun, too. Keep your look fun and funky with a messy hairstyle then throw in some colors that would definitely not go unnoticed. To achieve this look, add a lot of texture to your hair, mess it up, with strands going in all directions and set with hairspray.

Editor’s tip: We recommend TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray to hold and control your style. During styling spray in sections for buildable volume and finish your look by spraying all over for added hold.

 

14. Blunt layered bob

 Woman with blunt bob cut in stacked layers framing her face. Woman is wearing a summer top with red lipstick in studio setting.
Frame your look with a blunt bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Let your hair fall on your eyebrows and your hair, but let this blunt bob frame your look. The abrupt lengths and straight cut will give your pixie-bob a unique touch. If you have a heart-shaped face, this would work perfectly for you!

 

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