Top 80 Short Haircuts & Hairstyles for Women

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Cutting your hair can be scary, but the idea that only certain women can pull off short hairstyles is a misconception. Just like women’s face shapes and skin tones, short haircuts are very diverse. If you’re considering cropping your hair shorter, you have plenty of options when it comes to short hairstyles.

Take a minute to think about short, edgy hairstyles you’ve seen. Who comes to mind? It’s probably less Shailene Woodley on the red carpet, and more Pink bringing down the house. Apply this to your own hairstyle. If you tend to stick to styles that lack texture, grab some styling wax and tousle those locks. Or if you tend to skip out on spiky styles, use gel to give your hair some lift.

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The best way to achieve a bold and edgy style is to break out of your normal routine. Never be afraid to try something dramatic and different. That may include randomly curled sections, chunky pieces, spiked up hair at the top or back of your head or creating contrast. Grab a few products and play around with your short hair. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to achieve an exciting and fresh look.

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Keep reading to discover a diverse range of some of the most stylish short haircuts that are currently topping the trend charts in the world of women’s hair and fashion. From in-between pixie bobs to long bobs–or lobs–this post features stylish short haircuts that are flattering for a wide variety of face shapes and skin tones.

1. The Sleek Pixie Bob

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This short gray-blonde pixie bob has an in-between length that’s a bit too long to be a pixie and a bit too short to be a bob–hence its title of a ‘pixie bob cut’.

Any shade of cool blonde is currently topping the trend charts in the world of women’s hair and fashion, so this gray-blonde pixie bob fits right in with the top trends with its cool blonde shade. This sleek pixie bob is perfect for women with naturally straight or wavy hair. It is easy to style in the morning, and its cool gray-blonde tone also offers the perfect low-maintenance solution for women who are looking for gray coverage with a natural-looking finish.

2. The Undercut Bob

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Here are the trendiest short haircuts – the ones you’ll see on models in mags and wish your hair looked like that!  And, of course, it can!  Just copy your favorite 3 or 4 short haircuts’ photos and phone your salon today.  And don’t miss the amazing hair color ideas for short haircuts, either!

3. Pixie cut with subtle highlights

Cute & perky pixie short haircuts with subtle highlights for girls with fine hair: Short haircuts for women with fine hair are always popular hairstyles for the flattering way they frame the face. And because they’re easy daily hairstyles that always look fashionable.  This snazzy pixie cut has added texture from delicate highlights on top and softly feathered lines around the face!

4. Wavy Chin-Length Bob with Blonde Balayage

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layered short hairstyle – Cara & Company Salon

Layers are essential for shorter cuts–especially for women with thicker hair types. Short hair that doesn’t have layers tends to look bulky and heavy and get poofy and frizzy very easily. With appropriate layers, however, short hair lays neatly without falling flat.

This wavy chin-length bob features plenty of subtle layers that help it fall neatly around your jawline. Its length frames your face and flatters your features while its multi-length layers keep bulk and heaviness out of this haircut.

5. High-fashion in apricot blonde & white balayage

Bouffant wedge cuts in a softer, A-line shape are very flattering to a range of face shapes.  And they’re easy to style, without spending hours sweating over your hot tongs!  The main feature is a sensational color design and this fantastic, apricot-blonde with white balayage is a lovely high-fashion look!

6. Romantic pastel purple on short haircuts

Rainbow or fantasy hair color trends are picking up more pace each year and purple is the most popular hairstyles’ hair color idea for this year!  This lavender-blonde angled bob with rich purple roots, is one of the short haircuts for girls that always makes a romantic impression!

7. Go boho with pastel green & purple uneven short haircuts for girls

What could be more adventurous than this highly sophisticated asymmetric bob cut!  Suitable for many different face shapes, this chin-length (and beyond) angled bob hairstyle has an exquisite hair color blend of sea-green, silver-blonde and purple balayage.

8. Super-stylish silver-gray and lavender

Bobs are the most popular hairstyles for summer and the latest hair color trends are simply stunning!  This simple bob haircut is transformed into a fab futurist look by the stylish silver-gray hair color idea that ends in pretty purple tips!

9. Casual blonde short haircuts for girls with fine hair & round face

Here’s one of the most popular hairstyles in short haircuts for girls with round faces.  I know this model has an angular face, but strong lines and side-swept bangs with sharply textured tips suit round faces better than narrow faces. And layered, two-tone short haircuts add texture and color depth to fine hair.

10. Jaunty ash-blonde short haircuts with side bangs

If you’re a trend-setter take a look at this very fashionable ash-blonde, gray hairstyles’ idea!  This short haircut for girls suits round, oval and heart faces as side-swept bangs cover a wide forehead and flat sides minimize a wide face. And it’s a cool, modern look!

11. Piece-y Blonde Pixie Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

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This classic pixie cut features an all-over shade of bright blonde, which gives it a luminous finish that is sure to turn heads wherever you go.

Piece-y layers give this pixie cut plenty of volume and dimension and keep it from falling flat. Cropped, side-swept bangs in front balances out this pixie cut and gives you more freedom when it comes to styling your hair in the morning.

12. Long to short makeover haircuts for girls with thick dark hair

Long to short haircuts for girls can be a revelation showing how much prettier you look with more focus on the face! This cute short haircut has a lovely rounded shape at the back and side-swept bangs flowing into lightly waved pin-curls at the side.  Suits oval, round and heart faces.

13. Must-see dark-blue & aqua angled bob

Which will be the most popular hairstyles this summer?  Think short haircuts, angled bobs and blue-green hair color ideas combined with charcoal-grey roots! This magnificent, angled bob also has a touch of asymmetry with one side cut in a short point before the ear!

14. Saucy red short haircut with side bangs

This model’s smart outfit, combined with her ear and nose rings, shows her strong sense of style!  She’s chosen a fabulous, forward-styled, short haircut for girls, which is one of the most popular hairstyles in this year.  And racy red hair looks fabulous against an elegant black suit!

15. Stunning blonde to copper makeover on messy short haircuts for girls with confidence

Change the way people see you with a fabulous hair color switch from cool blonde to in-your-face red!  There’s a lot more personality in the bright copper short haircut, for girls who like to get noticed.  The style is messy with tousled strands creating lots of extra texture and volume on fine hair.

16. Adorable feminine short pixie cut

The bob ‘before’ picture is a good look, but the ‘after’ short haircut (for girls with an oval face) is even better!  This short pixie crop shows-off a perfectly oval face and focuses attention on the complexion, eyes and lips.  With lots of layers to create lovely texture, this is another great short haircut for girls with fine hair.

17. Striking neutral-blonde short haircut

Skin art is becoming more popular all the time and the latest short haircuts for girls are designed to show off colorful neck tattoos.  This angled bob hairstyle for thick hair has long sliced layers, an edgy clipped nape and steeply angled sides, making it one of the most popular hairstyles.

18. Braided Bob

Here’s one of those fabulous short haircuts for girls and women that’s a unique creation by a talented stylist!  It’s totally asymmetrical and features a very loose braid adding height on top, a clipped undercut on one side and a steep angled section on the other.

19. Trendy & well-groomed short haircut

Trendy short haircuts for girls who prefer a well-groomed image for work can use contrasting color to create attractive texture.  Dark-blonde is ‘lifted’ with two shades of blonde and the lightly asymmetrical cut features long bangs blended neatly in to one side.

20. Chic mid-blonde highlighted angled bob short haircuts

No wonder angled bob haircuts are one of the most popular hairstyles!  It’s a great way to get control of thick, straight hair and the well-defined shape is also an easy hairstyle for daily wear. This mid-blonde haircut has long sliced layers and bangs, with razored tips to remove bulk.

21. Ragged rock-chic short haircut on dark hair with copper and blonde tips

With one side undercut from a side parting, this short haircut adds flattering height on top with the swept-over asymmetrical style.  The tips are heavily textured and tinted with a mix of copper and soft pink-blonde highlights. Suits oval, round and heart faces.

22. Fabulously chic 4-shade blonde dip-dye on angled bob haircut

The original dip-dye technique fell by the wayside as the more sophisticated ombré took over, but this beautifully executed taupe, fawn, beige and neutral blonde dip-dye is a lovely hair color idea! The angled bob is best achieved on thick hair cut in sliced layers that create vertical texture above the sharply layered tips.

23. Unique short haircuts with blend of five shades on brunette hair

Short haircuts for girls are always at the cutting edge of the latest hair color trends, like the hot new hair-color ideas above.  From a side parting, the hair is styled to create side-swept bangs with expertly-blended shades of pinky-blonde, copper and chestnut brown to plum-red at the crown!

24. gradual neutral-blonde ombré lob

The last two ‘short’ haircuts are here as inspiration for girls who’re ready to cut their very long hair and go for something shorter and trendier.  This long bob has a center-parting with long ‘wings’ framing the face, loose waves and a gradual blonde ombré.

25. Easy-care cute pixie with deep bangs

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Here’s another good style for medium and fine hair, that takes no time at all to wash and style! It has a short-back-and-sides with small side points at eye level, a little height at the crown and forward-styled bangs.  Deep bangs give a thicker fringe on fine hair and with a side swept curve, soften and ‘ shorten’ a long face shape.

26. Long to shorter haircuts’ ideas for a complete style makeover

Again, this isn’t actually a ‘short haircut’ – unless you’ve just had 6 inches lopped off.  This trendy angled bob with a side parting and long bangs suits round, square and heart faces.  With heavily textured tips and a blonde ombré, it’s a highly stylish haircut that will impress far more than a long, untidy look!

27. The classic straight bob

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Minimalist yet impactful, the straight bob is often seen gracing the red carpets under the likes of Anna Wintour. Cut to lie just above the shoulders, this style transcends trends. “It’s the epitome of timeless beauty,” notes celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton.

28. Breezy Bob

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Imagine capturing the wind in your hair, but make it fashion—that’s the Breezy Bob for you. This style features waves that kick in just at the hair’s ends, adding a dash of playful flair to the otherwise long and black strands. It’s the kind of relaxed look you’d expect on a weekend getaway, immortalized in a hairstyle.

29. Texturized Bob

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Welcome to the canvas of colors that is the Texturized Bob. Starting with a darker shade at the roots, the hues gracefully morph into copper and finally end in a burst of orange. “The different layers of color add a sense of dimension and life to the bob,” says renowned stylist Julien Farel.

30. Curly Shag

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Turning the page to a new chapter in life doesn’t mean dialing down the style. Take, for example, this curly shag that’s been the choice of elegant women like Jane Fonda. Golden curls bring a timeless quality to this layered masterpiece, embodying the freedom and beauty of mature years.

31. Textured Pixie

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Breaking away from traditional femininity, the Textured Pixie is a declaration of independence. Worn elegantly by stars like Zoe Kravitz, this black, short, textured cut is a playground for personal expression. “It adds an adventurous edge to your entire look,” advises hairstylist Louise O’Connor.

32. Blunt Bob

In a world that’s constantly on the move, sometimes a straightforward statement speaks the loudest. The Blunt Bob, adorned with a tasteful balayage, does just that. The straight cut is symmetrical, framing the face in a way that draws eyes directly to your features. “The balayage brings this classic style to life with a youthful zest,” remarks trendsetting hairstylist Rachel Williams. Ideal for anyone seeking a cute yet impactful look, the Blunt Bob never fails to impress.

33. Slick Back

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Confidence often springs from a daring hairstyle, and the Slick Back offers a truckload. This style takes short hair and elevates it into an art form of androgynous appeal. Actresses like Ruby Rose have been spotted rocking this boyish look, which completely annihilates the line between feminine and masculine norms. “This is more than a cut, it’s a statement of freedom,” proclaims barber Mike Shinoda.

34. Wet Textured Bob

If mermaids had a go-to style, it would likely be the Wet Textured Bob. This hairstyle exudes a sort of mysterious allure, with its wavy to curly spectrum of dark locks. Hairstylist Christine Thompson explains, “The ‘wet look’ is a nod to the glamour of the red carpet, but it also embodies a carefree spirit suitable for a beach party.” It’s where sultriness meets casual—a crossroads of versatility.

35. Natural Curly Bob

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Embrace the natural twists and turns of life with the Natural Curly Bob. This style is a homage to 2C type curls—those defined curls that skirt the line between loose spirals and corkscrew curls. “It’s not just a style, it’s a celebration of natural texture,” says curl specialist Monica Davis. Perfect for those who have long sworn by curl diffusers and hair gels, this bob is all about authenticity.

36. Longer Pixie

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Aging with grace doesn’t mean you leave behind the spirit of adventure. The Longer Pixie—often seen in shades of dignified gray—adds a touch of whimsy with streaks of red at the tips. This style, gracefully worn by Dame Judi Dench, communicates that sophistication knows no age limit. “The red tips are an exclamation point to an already striking look,” adds stylist Giovanni Bianco.

37. Wavy Lob

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Gloss, glamour, and a touch of the sun—it’s all encapsulated in the Wavy Lob. With strands that cascade just to the shoulder, this style champions both elegance and ease. The balayage is an interplay between honey-yellow and warm brown, creating a palette that complements any complexion. Renowned hairstylist Frederic Fekkai notes, “The gleam you get from this lob isn’t just from the hues; it’s also from the overall health of the hair.”

38. Soft Banged Blonde Bob

If there were an Academy Award for hairstyles, the Soft Banged Blonde Bob might just take home the gold. With bangs that frame the face softly, this style is a nod to timeless femininity. Celebrities like Michelle Williams have been known to sport this look, capturing both hearts and camera flashes. “The blonde tone adds a layer of playfulness to an otherwise mature and sophisticated style,” says hairstylist Jenny Cho.

39. Pink Balayage Lob

Pink Balayage Lob

Somewhere between punk rock and fairy tale lies the Pink Balayage Lob. It’s a bob that’s elongated into a ‘lob,’ and then drenched in playful pink hues. “When you go pink, you’re making a commitment to joy,” says color specialist Kristin Ess. This look is a conversation starter, a head-turner, and most importantly, a reflection of a buoyant personality.

40. The Bowl Cut

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Far removed from its early ’90s reputation as a regrettable childhood haircut, the modern Bowl Cut is a show of strength and simplicity. This boyish style, with its short, straight cut, has made a high-fashion comeback. Tilda Swinton wears it with an edge only she can bring. “This cut transcends gender lines and societal norms,” declares stylist Yusef Williams.

41. The Braids

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Heritage and artistry intertwine in The Braids. In this style, every strand of a black bob is meticulously braided, each braid a tribute to centuries of culture and resilience. “It’s a style rooted deeply in African heritage,” comments natural hair expert Felicia Leatherwood. Best suited for black women, this hairstyle is not just a fashion statement but also an emblem of pride and history.

42. Balayage Beachy Waves

Imagine walking along a sunlit beach, the sea breeze lightly tousling your hair—that’s the Balayage Beachy Waves for you. This bob cut features blonde balayage that mimics the natural highlights one gets from frolicking in the sun. “This style is all about emulating that vacation glow year-round,” says colorist Rita Hazan. It brings a slice of the beach to everyday life.

43. Bright Messy Bob with Fringe

At first glance, the Bright Messy Bob with Fringe is an oxymoron: how can something messy also be so precise? The golden hair with dark undertones is deliberately disheveled, while the fringe is cut blunt, adding geometric balance to the chaos. Actress Zendaya has flirted with similar styles, showcasing their versatility. Hairstylist Chris Appleton remarks, “The contrast between the messy bob and the blunt fringe makes this style unpredictably captivating.”

44. Piece-y Pixie

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When it comes to hairstyles that make a strong statement, few can rival the Piece-y Pixie. This edgy cut is a nod to your rebellious spirit. The color is a shimmering silver, an unmistakable indicator of a personality that refuses to be boxed in. Interestingly, iconic actress Judi Dench has been known to sport short, spunky styles that bear a family resemblance to this audacious pixie cut.

45. Tousled Bob with Deep Side Part

Tousled Bob with Deep Side Part

This style is ideal for women in their 30s who wish to exude both sophistication and a bit of edge. The deep side part adds dramatic volume, turning what might have been an ordinary bob into something special. “A deep side part can transform the whole persona,” says renowned stylist Sarah Potempa. It adds volume, texture, and an air of drama that transforms a casual outfit into a red-carpet look.

46. Balayage Lob

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If you ever wanted to see what it looks like when color and texture are in perfect harmony, look no further than the Balayage Lob. Dark brown hues blend effortlessly into lighter shades, flowing down in a cascade of soft waves. This hairstyle encapsulates artistic vision so eloquently that it’s no wonder it’s a favorite among fashion-forward influencers and stylists. It’s the epitome of modern elegance, and with good reason—it’s an artwork in its own right.

47. Voluminous Curls

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Let’s talk about a hairstyle that’s essentially a conversation starter: Voluminous Curls. Often sported by the iconic Oprah Winfrey, this style marries intense volume with subtle highlights to create an aura of lavishness. Whether you’re at a business conference or a friend’s wedding, you are the main event. These curls don’t whisper; they scream luxury and confidence, making you feel like you’re always in the spotlight.

48. Messy Curls

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In the fashion world, messy often translates to chic, and in no hairstyle is this more evident than the Messy Curls. Ideal for black women, this style morphs the curly pixie into a work of art. It’s a glorious testament to texture and volume, and it offers a carefree approach to beauty that everyone can admire. Like the award-winning singer Solange, who’s known for her artistic afro-textured hair, you too can make a bold statement with this look.

49. Two Tones Undercut Pixie

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Ever seen a hairstyle that’s essentially a suspense thriller? Meet the Undercut Pixie. The top part of the hair is a serene gray, but the moment you see the darker undercut, you’re in for a twist. This style is more than just a haircut; it’s a narrative of contrast and balance, a story told through hair.

50. Messy Pixie

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Opting for a Messy Pixie is like choosing comfort without sacrificing style, especially for women over 50. The gray tones lend a sophisticated touch, while the overall ease of maintenance makes it a practical choice for daily wear. “A messy pixie allows for a lot of versatility,” notes celebrity stylist Kim Kimble. “It’s ageless and can adapt to any lifestyle.”

51. The French Bobs

The French Bob

Ah, the French Bob—a hairstyle that’s as charming and versatile as Juliette Binoche, who could easily rock this look. It encapsulates what it means to be effortlessly chic. Best suited for women over 40, this bob features an adorable combination of bangs and curls, making you feel as though you’re walking through the cobblestone streets of Paris, even if you’re just going to the grocery store.

52. Modern Bob

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Need a change and want to cut your long bob shorter this season? Try this textured short modern bob!

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Haircut by @hirohair

53. The Bixie Cut

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The short Bixie cut has been really hot in the last 2 years. If you want to cut your hair shorter recently, why not try this cut?

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Is Short Hair Still Fashionable in This Year?

Hairstyles come and go. However, some styles are truly timeless and quite beautifully so. A short hairstyle is one of those styles that are quintessentially timeless and will never go out of fashion. While previously women experimented with this style for a bolder and edgier look, nowadays, you can even get a short hairstyle for a soft appeal.

With so many short hairstyles out there, you will certainly find a perfect fit and because this style will never go out of fashion, you can try it at any point in your life. Short hairstyles work beautifully well on women across every age. What’s more, you can also style your hair the way you want immediately after getting a short hairstyle.

Either way, this is an elegant and classy style that can also be doubled up for a casual look. And given these many perks it comes with, short haircuts will never be short hairstyles for women

How do I Know if I Suit Short Hair?

At times women don’t get short hair falsely assuming that it wouldn’t compliment their face. But short hair complements almost all types of face. That is why it is only likely that at least one of the featured hairstyles would suit you.

One of the easiest ways to figure out whether the style works is by checking your face shape. You’re lucky if you have an oval face shape because it is ideal for short hairstyles. The same goes for longer faces.

People with fat or round faces are often dissuaded from trying this hairstyle. However, do not go by the rules and experiment with short hairstyles even when your face is round or heart-shaped. You can always experiment with layers or pixies as they tend to work with all facial cuts and structures.

Again, you if have a square or rectangular-shaped face, you might have been told that short hairstyles won’t flatter your face. This is further from the truth because you can always work on flaws by styling your hair correctly.

What is the easiest short haircut to maintain?

The easiest short haircut to maintain can depend on individual hair type, texture, and personal preferences. Generally, a short haircut with a simple, classic style like a bob, pixie cut, or a layered cut can be easy to maintain. A bob can be easily styled with a blow dryer and a round brush, while a pixie cut may require minimal styling with a small amount of hair product. A layered cut can be styled with some texturizing spray for a tousled look or straightened for a sleeker style. However, it’s important to discuss your hair type and styling preferences with a hairstylist to find the best short haircut that works for you.

What is the popular short haircut for an older woman?

The most popular short haircut for an older woman is the classic bob.
It’s a versatile and timeless hairstyle that can be customized to suit different face shapes and hair textures.
Another popular short haircut for older women is the pixie cut, which is a low-maintenance and edgy hairstyle that can be styled in different ways.
Layered cuts and angled bobs are also popular options for those looking for a shorter hairstyle. Ultimately, the best short haircut for an older woman will depend on their personal preferences, hair type, and face shape.

So have you decided on your next makeover short haircut/s?  Check with you colorist to get the hair color ideas that best suit your skin-tones. If only hair would grow quicker, so we could have a completely new look every few weeks or so! LOL! Do you love these styles? And you can find more latest hairstyles on hairstyles weekly!

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