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Make ‘Em Swoon: 25 Really Cute Short Haircuts You’ll Love

These short haircuts may be cute, but the women who are wearing these styles are definitely more than “just cute”!

With delicate feminine features such as the neck, nape and face boldly revealed, there is no doubting that the wearers of these cuts are beautiful, confident women.

Get inspired to “make the cut” with one of these stylishly cute short haircuts today!

#1 A Majestic Mohawk

Written by Carly Bowers

This girly, feminine take on a traditional Mohawk is a great way to wear your short haircut.

Short Hairstyle with Soft Coral Hue

Style by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

Short Hairstyle with Soft Coral Hue Back

Style by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair. Use a pomade or strong hold styling cream to create height on the top of your head.
  2. Once you have styled your hair as desired, spray it with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I love Davines’ Medium Hold Finishing Gum. It’s a pliable product that won’t get too heavy, but will keep your look in place all night!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have finer hair and a heart shaped face.

#2 Adorably Asymmetrical

Written by Carly Bowers

This wavy, asymmetrical look is ideal for a night out or a casual daytime adventure!

Cute Short Asymmetrical Hairstyle

Style by Paulette Edwards, Ultimate Creations, Beaufort, SC

Cute Short Asymmetrical Hairstyle Side

Style by Paulette Edwards, Ultimate Creations, Beaufort, SC

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed with a round brush. Part to one side.
  2. Use a 1-inch curling iron and curl small sections of your hair. When each section has been curled, run your fingers through the curls to break them up a bit and make them appear more natural.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Does It All Hairspray by Bumble and Bumble is a great finishing spray. It’s light and won’t get crunchy or sticky!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for you if you have an asymmetrical haircut and a round shaped face. Any texture of hair will work for this style!

#3 Perfectly Middle Parted

Written by Carly Bowers

This middle part showcases your beautiful face and highlights a great short haircut.

Short Hairstyle with Middle Part

Style by Natasha Johnson, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Short Hairstyle with Middle Part Side

Style by Natasha Johnson, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing serum or cream to your hair.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush to blow dry your hair.
  3. When your hair is dry, apply a shine serum to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

A great round brush is an important key to any smooth style. Try an Ibiza round brush! They are made very well and the combination of boar bristles and synthetic bristles will make your hair super sleek and shiny.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have a square face. Any hair texture will work! A short haircut with longer layers will be complemented by this style.

#4 Classy and Sassy

Written by Carly Bowers

This is a super fun take on a traditional pixie. The longer fringe in the front adds a little frame around your face…it’s perfect!

Fun Pixie Hairstyle with Long Fringe

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Fun Pixie Hairstyle with Long Fringe Side

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair.
  2. If your hair is long enough to curl, use a 1-inch curling iron and curl a few strands.
  3. Use a texture cream to “mess up” your hair a bit so the curls aren’t too perfect.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble is a great texturizing cream. It’s light, but will create some gorgeous texture and movement in your style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for you if you have fine hair and a longer bang. An oval face shape will be complemented by this style.

#5 Easy and Editorial

Written by Carly Bowers

This editorial-inspired style is so fun and super easy to create!

Easy Short Hairstyle with Bangs

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Easy Short Hairstyle with Bangs Back

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted down the center.
  2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl only the ends of your hair.
  3. Once each section has been curled, use a backcombing brush to separate the curls and make them fuller and less perfect.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A backcombing brush is a great styling product to add to your arsenal if you don’t already have one. It’s much gentler on your hair than a traditional comb is. Spornette makes a great one called The Little Wonder Brush!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is awesome if you have a haircut with longer layers. Any hair texture will work, and a square face will be complemented by this style.

#6 High Profile

Written by Carly Bowers

The graduation in the back of this haircut builds weight right at the occipital bone, creating a seriously beautiful profile. I love the curves and how it shows off the nape area. This short cut is both chic and sexy!

High Profile Cute Blonde Short Haircut Over The Ears

Style by Kathy Mccaffrey, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

High Profile Cute Blonde Short Haircuts Over The Ears - Side View

Style by Kathy Mccaffrey, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Brush your hair side to side against your head shape as you blow dry. Have your dryer nozzle follow your brush like a truck and trailer until it is dried.
  3. Smooth pieces that need more polishing with a flat iron.
  4. Spray with a flexible hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell will both smooth and condition your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut will look great on an oval shaped face. The fringe of this style makes it wearable for longer face shapes. Fine to medium hair will look best with this style.

#7 Textured Asymmetry

Written by Carly Bowers

The texture and asymmetry in this bob make it really fun and trendy. One side is slightly angled and the other is angled pretty steep.

Textured Asymmetry Short Cut Choppy Style

Style by Debbie Westbrook

Textured Asymmetry Short Cut Choppy Style Side View

Style by Debbie Westbrook

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a medium round brush.
  3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell will allow an even and controlled distribution of wax on the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with medium hair density will look great with this style.

#8 Slight Incline

Written by Carly Bowers

This slightly angled bob frames the face really well. With just a little graduation in the back, it creates a gorgeously curved, feminine shape.

Short Tapered Caramel Forward Tapered Haircut

Style by Kim Padgett

Short Tapered Caramel Forward Tapered Haircut Side View

Style by Kim Padgett

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Brush the hair on the nape area side to side against your head shape. Have your blow dryer nozzle follow your brush like a truck and trailer until it is dried.
  3. Blow dry the rest of your hair with a medium round brush.
  4. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

To achieve a voluminous blow out, try Paul Mitchell’s Extra-Body Sculpting Foam.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut will look amazing on any face shape with fine to medium hair.

Tip:

To achieve the appearance of more volume, add highlights to the surface of your graduation. Light colors make things appear bigger while darker colors make things appear smaller. By leaving the underneath darker, a contrast that makes the lighter surface even bigger is created.

#9 Long Pixie

Written by Shannel Mariano

The side swept fringe on this lovely short cut brings emphasis to the eyes. The long disconnected sides make it extra feminine.

Lovely Sideswept Blonde Short Haircuts Long Bangs

Style by Shantell Nunez

Lovely Sideswept Blonde Short Haircut Long Bangs - Long Pieces Over Ears

Style by Shantell Nunez

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Brush the hair side to side against the head shape. Have the blow dryer nozzle follow the brush like a truck and trailer.
  3. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style and define texture.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray by Paul Mitchell give texture and a flexible hold finish that lasts all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces should avoid this cut. Fine to medium hair will look best with this style.

#10 Hidden Stack

Written by Shannel Mariano

If you like the volume that a high graduation creates, but don’t want to see a stack of short hair, this short haircut is perfect for you! Have the back of your hair graduated and leave the top longer to veil over the graduation.

Hidden Stack Shaped Cut Brunette Style with Red Highlights

Style by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Hidden Stack Shaped Cut Brunette Style with Red Highlights Shaped Back

Style by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair in the nape area side to side against the head shape until dried. Have the blow dryer nozzle follow the brush as it moves.
  3. Do the same for the fringe.
  4. Blow dry the rest of the hair.
  5. Apply thermal protection.
  6. Smooth hair with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Super Skinny Relaxing Balm by Paul Mitchell will smooth and control wavy to curly hair. Try Straight Works for smooth and controlled hair with more texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with medium density hair will look great with this haircut.

Tip:

This technique could also be used for layering. If you want to remove a lot of weight but don’t want to see too much layering, have the bottom layered and leave the top disconnected.

#11 Kissable Me

Written by Shannel Mariano

The blunt lines of this haircut draw attention to facial features. This classic bob really emphasizes the model’s lips.

Short Blonde Bob Dramatic Haircut

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

Short Blonde Bob Dramatic Haircut Side View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil by Paul Mitchell is a lightweight dry oil that delivers a silky finish. You can use this on wet or dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wide face shapes should avoid this haircut. This style is not recommended for thick hair.

#12 Convex Layered Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

This short cut has layers that remove weight and give the style a lot of texture while following the shape of the head.

Convex Layered Bob Auburn Choppy Cut

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Convex Layered Bob Auburn Choppy Cut Bangs Back View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair side to side against the head shape. Have the nozzle of the blow dryer follow the brush until the hair is dried.
  3. Use a product to add texture to hair.

Recommended Products:

Reworks by Paul Mitchell gives a great foundation for texture when applied wet. Apply it dry for more definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes and other shapes with fine hair should avoid this haircut.

#13  2-in-1 Fun

Written by Shannel Mariano

You’re going to have a lot of fun with this style! Feeling trendy? Part the hair to one side to reveal the disconnected short side. Need to be more conservative? Hide the disconnection by parting your hair to the other side.

Asymmetrical Auburn Short Haircut Over the Ears

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Asymmetrical Auburn Short Haircut Over the Ears - Side View

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair side to side against the head shape until dry. Make sure to have the nozzle of the blow dryer follow the styling brush as you dry the hair.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth pieces that need polishing with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum is perfect for smoothing and conditioning hair at the same time.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and all hair types will look good with this style.

#14 Curly Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

Adding curls to a bob gives the style a softer, bouncier and more feminine look. It’s a great way to dress up your short bob!

Curly Bob Pale Platinum Tousled Short Cut

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

Curly Bob Pale Platinum Tousled Short Cut Angled Cut

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a medium round brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Curl hair with a medium barrel iron.
  5. Set hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell gives body to fine hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider faces will look wider with this style. Faces with harsh angles will be softened by the curls. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

#15 Sleek and Shiny

Written by Shannel Mariano

Wearing hair sleek and shiny is the perfect way to show off a geometric cut. This jaw-skimming graduated bob frames the face really well and stays up-to-date by being slightly angled.

Sleek and Shiny Caramel Colored Bob

Style by Jennifer Campuzan

Sleek and Shiny Caramel Colored Bob Side View

Style by Jennifer Campuzan

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops by Paul Mitchell will give a shiny, frizz-free finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on any face shape with fine to medium hair.

#16 Face It

Written by Shannel Mariano

This short bob has a slight graduation that is shorter in the front and longer in the back. This tapers the ends in, creates some volume, and pushes hair away from the face. The horizontal fringe puts emphasis on the model’s eyes.

Sleek Brunette Cute Geometric Short Haircut

Style by Kara Arnold The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Sleek Brunette Cute Geometric Short Haircut Side View

Style by Kara Arnold The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair in the nape area side to side against the head shape until dried. Have the blow dryer nozzle follow the brush like a truck and trailer.
  3. Do the same for the fringe.
  4. Blow dry the rest of the hair.
  5. Apply thermal protection.
  6. Smooth hair with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell is a conditioning foam that will allow you to style your hair the way you want with long lasting memory.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider faces will look wider with this haircut. This will look best on hair that is fine to medium.

#17 Short To Long

Written by Shannel Mariano

The asymmetry in this style is drastic and really chic! One side is a short haircut and it transitions into a long angled bob on the other side.

Long Piecey Front Shaped Style - Blonde Highlights

Style by Lachane Lee, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Long Piecey Front Shaped Style - Blonde and Red Highlights

Style by Lachane Lee, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Curl the front of the longer side with a flat iron.
  5. Smooth the rest of the hair with the same flat iron.
  6. Use a flexible hold hairspray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’sHot Off The Press will not only protect the hair from heat but also help make the style last all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with fine to medium hair will look great with this style.

#18 High and Bobbed

Written by Shannel Mariano

Achieve height in the back and weight in the front with this adorable short haircut. The placement of colors in this style creates different looks depending on how the hair is parted.

Short Brunette Bob Haircut With Long Bangs Blonde Highlights

Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Short Brunette Bob Haircut With Long Bangs Blonde Highlights Tapered in Back

Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax gives an even and controlled distribution of wax on the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes and super thick hair should avoid this haircut.

#19 Icy Pixie

Written by Shannel Mariano

This platinum blonde short haircut is absolutely stunning. The short tapered sides slim the face while the long layered top and fringe keep it feminine and contemporary.

Blonde Ice Platinum Pixie Short Haircut Long Bangs

Style by Kandace Harbin, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry with hair with fingers.
  3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell’s Reworks on wet hair for natural looking texture. Apply a little bit more on dry hair for more definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider shapes will appear narrower because of the texture on top of the head. All hair densities will look good with this style.

#20 Short Shag

Written by Shannel Mariano

This short and heavily layered haircut gives a lot of texture. I love how the fringe is kept long and isn’t as layered as the rest of the haircut. It keeps the style balanced making it shaggy but still current.

Blonde Textured Beachy Pixie Short Haircut

Style by Tami Hodges, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

Blonde Textured Beachy Pixie Short Haircut Back View

Style by Tami Hodges, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the fringe smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with your fingers.
  4. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Apply Reworks by Paul Mitchell to wet hair. This will give the hair texture with a natural finish. For more definition, try Paul Mitchell’s Shaping Cream from their Tea Tree Special Line on dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and all hair types will look great with this style.

#21 Short Beachy Waves

Written by Shannel Mariano

Want some texture without going too Marilyn Monroe? Try some beachy waves for a more modern textured look.

Short Blonde Piecey Casual Cut

Style by Tracey Watts-Cirino, Lavish Color Salon, Cleveland, OH

Short Blonde Piecey Casual Cut Lavender Highlights

Style by Tracey Watts-Cirino, Lavish Color Salon, Cleveland, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair vertically around a medium-sized iron in random directions.
  5. Apply a product for texture.
  6. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Texturizing Sea Spray from Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Line is great for achieving tousled beachy waves.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wide shapes will look wider with this style. All hair densities will look good in beachy waves.

#22 Vogue

Written by Shannel Mariano

You see it in the fashion world — models wear masculine inspired ensembles with a feminine touch. This look is definitely hair couture.

Short Cropped Light Brown Sleek Haircut

Style by Kristie Flickinger The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. With a styling brush, blow dry hair side to side and flat against the head shape. Have the nozzle of the blow dryer follow the brush like a truck and trailer.
  3. Create some loose waves on the top of the head with a flat iron.
  4. Create some definition with a texture product.

Recommended Products:

To achieve just the right amount of texture, try Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax. By being able to spray the wax, you can achieve a more even and controlled distribution.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long faces will look longer with this haircut. All hair types will look great with this haircut.

#23 Steep A-Line

Written by Shannel Mariano

A steep angled bob allows a haircut to be short enough to build necessary volume in the back while keeping hair as long as you desire in the front.

Steep Dramatic A-Line Shiny Red Short Haircut

Style by Jessica Thompson The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to the hair.
  2. With a styling brush, blow dry the hair in the nape area side to side until dry.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair.
  4. Apply thermal protection.
  5. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  6. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Use Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell on wet hair to smooth and condition hair. Apply it on dry hair to add more shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with fine to medium hair will look great with this cut.

Tip:

There’s a fine line between looking ultra modern and looking like you have dog ears. Make sure to consult your stylist and visualize your cut while looking at your profile with a mirror.

#24 Uniformly Chic

Written by Shannel Mariano

An all-one-length short bob haircut will maintain the weight of the hair and give it minimal movement. This look is both charming and timeless!

Smooth Shiny Longer Auburn Bob Short Haircut - Side View

Style by Sasha Boller, Aveda Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Smooth Shiny Longer Auburn Bob Short Haircut

Style by Sasha Boller, Aveda Institute, Las Vegas, NV

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to the hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Use Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell on wet hair to smooth and condition hair. Apply it on dry hair to add more shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look great on all face shapes with fine to medium hair.

#25 Layered A-Line

Written by Shannel Mariano

Want an a-line bob but have thick hair? This will give you the same shape and remove weight at the same time. The type of layering this model has is concave. It removes weight while preserving the length of the style.

Long Angled Bob Subtle Highlights

Style by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Long Angled Bob Subtle Highlights Side View

Style by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Cocktail Paul Mitchell’s Fast Form and Super Skinny Serum and apply it on wet hair. This will smooth your hair with long lasting hold. Apply a small amount of Super Skinny Serum on dry hair to add more shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with medium to thick hair will look good in this style.

Tip:

By having your hair parted in the middle during a haircut, the layers will be shorter on one side when styled with a side part. This will create balance. If the layers on both sides are even when parted to the side, one side will be thicker than the other.

There are so many stylish options if a short haircut is what you crave. There are also a number of ways to style it. Have fun trying these cute short haircuts!