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All New: 27 Short Haircuts For Women

There is something so attractive about women with short hair. It’s the confidence! It is not having to rely on the obvious femininity that long hair provides to feel like a woman. Take a look at these all new short haircuts for women like you!

It is sexy! Show hair shows of feminine features that are normally covered by long hair. These stunning short haircuts for women that just might inspire you to take the plunge.

  • One Length Bob

    Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Gidden
    Master Stylist @ Barbarella in Vancouver, BC, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a one-length bob with face framing, piecey layers.

    My favorite thing about this look is that it can be worn straight or curly and that it’s a lot of fun. When I think of this haircut, I think of someone dancing to 60s music, swinging their hair around looking sexy!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    In terms of products, I used the Anti.Gravity oil-free volumizer from Kevin Murphy! I used it because my client has extremely thick hair and this product not only helps balance out sebum oil in the hair, but it helps dry the hair faster. I would recommend wrap drying the roots with a paddle brush first to get the roots smooth and straight, then going in with your round brush to smooth the ends. To define the texture, I used Easy.Rider by Kevin Murphy which is an anti-frizz cream.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I would recommend this haircut for people with medium to thick hair, and fo someone who likes to dress up and show off their shoulders. I feel like this haircut would suit almost anyone, to be quite frank! I wouldn’t recommend this haircut to the wallflower however, or to the person who never styles their hair.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My tip for someone considering this look is to make sure they consult thoroughly with their stylist about the maintenance and styling involved. This is because everyone’s hair is different and my type of hair might react differently than yours with this cut. Going into detail about the right products is also a must with each client.

  • Carefree & Tousled

    carefree-tousled-short-hairstyle

    Instagram @adwlink

    Q&A with style creator, Aaron Williams
    Hairstylist @ Paisley & Stripe Salon in Overland Park, KS


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a carefree and tousled short hairstyle. My favorite thing is the shattered texture through the top and bangs.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used styling cream from the line v76 for the rough dry and v rated natural wax for the texture, also from v76.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This style is good for people with oval and square face shapes with stronger features. It is a very low maintenance style in regards to daily styling.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    It takes less time to style your hair in the morning, but that being said, you still have to style it every morning!

  • Sassy & Chic

    Q&A with style creator, Brooke Sizemore
    Future Professional  @ Paul Mitchell School in Pleasant Hill, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This short hairstyle is chic but sassy! My favorite thing about this hairstyle is that you get your short and longer length all in one. For those of you who still want to feel the long length but not have the weight on your neck, this is a great choice.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Products are key to making a hairstyle look on point. For this triangular graduation, I would recommend a spray wax to give that textured look!. Use something light and simple so you still have movement!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    When choosing a triangular graduation for your new look, I would first ask myself “do I want to make my face appear longer?” This hairstyle works best for round face shapes because it takes away from the roundness. This is a style that could work for every age group, ethnicity and personality!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Do this for YOU. If you need a new and fresh look, then choose this one! Hair always grows back, so don’t be afraid to let go of your hair. I believe anyone can rock this look. All you need is confidence!

  • Sculpted Pixie

    short-sculpted-pixie-haircut-woman

    Instagram @bencronin

    Q&A with style creator, Ben Cronin
    Hairstylist @ Boom Swagger Salon in Missoula, MT


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a sculpted pixie that is shorter at the nape and gradually gets longer around the face. My favorite thing about this style is its “professionally playful” appearance and versatility in styling.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To create and maintain this look, I would recommend Pure Abundance shampoo by Aveda, Pure Abundance Style Prep by Aveda, Men’s Pure-Formance Grooming Clay or Control Paste by Aveda, and Air Control Hairspray by Aveda. You can use Shampure Dry Shampoo (also by Aveda) on day two to restyle.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look would work best on someone with quite a bit of medium to coarse textured hair. Someone with this style isn’t opposed to incorporating a little styling time into their morning routine. This is a style that gets better and sexier on day two with natural oils giving it more separation and definition. An oval to round face shape would be idea for this style, emphasizing the jawline and drawing your eyes vertically to slenderize the face.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My tip for someone considering this style is to take a risk, have fun, trust your stylist and remember that hair always grows back!

  • Modern Edge Bob

    Q&A with style creator, Olivia Palmira
    Hairstylist @ Sereni Salon & Spa in Hudson, MA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic bob with just the right amount of modern edge. I love this look because it’s a perfect mix of flirty and edgy while still maintaining a classic shape. It is extremely versatile and can fit many personalities and styles.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To get the textured look seen here, I used Aveda Volumizing Tonic and Thickening Tonic on wet hair before blow drying. I finished the look with Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo. The dry shampoo is the most important part because that’s what gives it the slight bedhead look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is great for any age and any lifestyle. It can be worn curly or straight, messy or polished. It can also be paired with many different styles of bangs to compliment most face shapes. I did this cut on a model who has fine, straight hair, but it would also work well on someone with medium density and a medium wave.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone considering this look is to be confident. Short hair is beautiful and striking. This haircut brings life and energy into tired long hair. Don’t focus on styling it perfectly. Let some character shine through!

  • Short, Textured Balayage

    short textured bob balayage haircut

    Instagram @nkudohair

    Q&A with style creator, Nanae Kudo
    Freelance Senior Hairstylist/Colorist in Los Angeles, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a low maintenance textured bob with balayage. It’s great because it is soft and pretty, but also so cool and effortless. The best part is that you can go months (at least three to six until you might feel like you want a touch up. But you never NEED it. The blunt but soft textured bob has a great grow out as well.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    The products you want to use with this look are minimal. A dry texturizing spray would be my favorite. A fine mist of wax to be evenly distributed creates the perfect amount of texture and hold. You can also use a salt spray before it dries to get that dirty beach hair look. The messier the better!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Again, this look is for the low maintenance chick, but it’s also for someone who likes the natural look and just wants to enhance their natural color. It creates just the right amount of dimension on a flat color.

    The cut is very versatile! It can be worn parted down the middle or with a deep part. Curled or straight can change it up drastically as well. It is suitable for all ages and all face shapes!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone considering this look is to go for it! It can be scary to cut your hair off above your shoulders, but with the right techniques, there is no way you will regret it. Start at the collarbone length if you are hesitant of going that short. As for the color, there isn’t much to be scared of since it’s only a subtle highlighting technique. Start just around your face to get a feel for the sun kissed look.

  • Chic & Sexy Textured Bob

    Q&A with style creators, Christine Silverman & Keary Bladel

    Colorist & Stylist @ Ramirez | Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a chic and sexy textured bob. Our favorite thing about it is that it’s extremely low maintenance. She will only need highlights one to two times a year and a light shaping every few months to maintain and polish the shape.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I use a product called Brazilian Bond Builder in all my color formulas to protect and strengthen the hair. It also adds an incredible finishing shine. The B3 after-care products (shampoo, conditioner and mask) are excellent for extending the life of the hair color and keeping it true to tone. For styling, Keary uses Oribe smoothing and texture products, specifically Royal Blowout and Dry Texture Spray to add finishing touches to the look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This shape works well for everyone because it is a classic shape. This particular cut is just customized for her oval face shape and hair texture. It is a low maintenance look that can work for anyone!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Go for it, and don’t be afraid to add extra texture for an extended grow out

  • Undercut Bob

    Q&A with style creator, Elisa Ramirez

    Hairstylist @ Emmanuel Salon in Katy, TX


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an undercut bob. The nape is very short like a pixie with a high stack. My favorite thing about it is the volume you get at the crown.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Because this client is a platinum blonde with fine hair, she needs a leave-in conditioner that will moisturize without weighing her hair down, as well as a volumizer. I like to start any product routine with shampoo and conditioner. She uses Beautiful Blonde purple shampoo and conditioner by Oribe. It’s very moisturizing and also keeps the blonde bright nd ashy. She then uses Moroccan Oil Treatment LIGHT for fine hair and Moroccan Oil Volumizing Mousse for fine hair at the scalp for volume. After product is applied, blow dry the hair, over-directing it upward for volume

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    These haircuts are high maintenance, so I only recommend them for people who are willing to keep up with maintenance. Since they lose their shape so quickly, clients shouldn’t go more than four weeks without a haircut.

    These cuts are ideal for clients with fine hair and longer face shapes. That being said however, it’s all about how you wear it and confidence. I always tell my clients to go for it if they really want the cut, regardless of face shape or skin tone as long as they know what goes into maintaining and styling it.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Knowledge in styling to me is a key tip in making these styles look good. My advice would be to practice, watch how-to tutorials and ask your stylist lots of questions. For those who have more difficult hair to work with, this point is key to making a short hair cut work for them,

    What products a client needs is also very dependent on each client’s preference in what they look for in styling. This particular client wears her hair smooth. For someone who wants more texture, I would recommend other products such as a sea salt spray, volumizing sprays and texturizing sprays.

  • Messy Textured Bob With Swept Bangs

    short messy textured bob haircut

    Instagram @tishless

    Q&A with style creator, Tish

    Hairstylist @ La Pomponnee Salon & Spa in Pittsburgh, PA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a messy textured bob. My favorite thing about this cut is how much fun it is, but the side swept bang really makes it!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I recommend Aveda Volumizing Tonic as a root lifter, Aveda Thickening Tonic for texture, and Aveda Confixor for hold. I finished this look off with Aveda’s Control Paste and Air Control Hairspray.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is perfect for anyone that wants a fun, sexy look that is easy to just style and go. This particular client is a mom and a teacher, but loves to keep her style fresh and sassy. It works great for almost every face shape, but is a perfect go-to for heart shaped faces.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Keep in mind that this look does require some styling, but the messier the better!

  • Copped Fringe Microbob

    microbob cropped fringe haircut

    Instagram @samkanehair

    Q&A with style creator, Sam Kane

    Senior Stylist @ Shag Salon in Boston MA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a microbob with a cropped fringe. It’s much shorter than a classic bob, but still has the same structure. It’s a bit more daring, especially with the muted green, which is why I like it!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    The required products depend on the hair type, but regardless I feel that a proper blow dry is essential to having any haircut lay properly. Get the hair smooth and dry by blow drying and not relying on a flat iron to scorch the hair straight. Your stylist can also make you a custom colored conditioner to help the color last longer.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    My client has decently thick hair, but it’s not particularly wavy or course. This cut will work on thick or thin hair whether it is straight or wavy. Most face shapes can carry this cut, however if you have a bit of a rounder face, I would steer away from having the length at the cheeks.

    This micro bob with cropped fringe could be a very polished look, a mod look, or even alternative and grungy. It’s all in the style and personality of the person wearing it that can transform a haircut. The green hue is clearly not for everyone, but this client has no life restrictions that prevent her from doing anything with her cut and color.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip would be to get a good blow dryer and go for it. It’s a bold statement, but it’s healthy to try something new or alter it to fit your needs. This cut would look great with any color and without a fringe.

  • Fun, Bold & Textured

    Instagram @lorietherrien

    Q&A with style creator, Lorie Therrien

    Senior Stylist @ The Sapphire Hair Lounge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a fun and bold short, textured hairstyle. My favorite thing about about this look is the vibrancy of the color. Red hair is so eye catching!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    To create this look, I like to start with a volumizing mousse or spray and blow dry it into the hair to give lift at the root. My personal go-to is Kevin Murphy Body Builder. Finish with a texturing paste or spray. Kevin Murphy Doo Over is an all-in-one, dry shampoo, hairspray and texturizer. Just remember that less is more!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is for someone who is not shy and has no problem standing out in a crowd. This specific shade of red works best on a cooler skin tone, while the cut works well on most hair types. The tapered nape and longer, texturized fringe is flattering on oval face shapes and compliments a long, lean neck.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Short hair and vibrant colors require more maintenance, so be prepared for more frequent visits to the salon!

  • Short and Sexy

    short pixie cut

    Instagram @joyfull_hair

    Q&A with style creator, Joy Garrett

    Hairstylist @ Orange Lily Hair and Body Studio


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a variation of the pixie cut with a slightly longer and softer fringe.  My favorite thing about this cut is that it is a very low maintenance look and can make any woman feel sexy and sassy with little to no effort.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    There is not much work needed to maintain the look. The most important thing would be either a spray wax or a paste. I like to use Eufora’s Details Spray Wax because it’s really easy to apply, is long lasting, and you don’t have to worry about having excess paste bits in your hair.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I feel like a version of this cut will look good on almost anyone, the client just needs the confidence to pull it off. A stylist can customize the cut to whatever face shape and hair texture the client has. It’s usually best for people that want a sassy, sexy style without having to spend a lot of time on their hair.

    This client is a young mother who just doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on her hair, but still wants to feel feminine and attractive.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    The most important thing I can say to someone who is considering a look like this is to remember the cut isn’t going to look exactly like the picture. It’s going to be a version of the picture customized to you and your hair!

  • Slight Graduation

    short graduated bob haircut for women

    Instagram @parisdoeshairk

    Q&A with style creator, Paris Komie
    Hairstylist @ Tigerlily Salon in San Luis Obispo, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a modern and flirty approach to a classic A-line bob. The slight graduation in the back hugs the head just enough to give a bit more of a fitted cut without crossing over into the dreaded “soccer mom bob”. The layering throughout provides a playful amount of movement.

    My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility it provides. You can leave it straight for a more sleek and sharp approach or add some curl to give it that messy, beachy, or flirty feel. With the cut being longer in the front, it leaves more options of pinning some hair back or up to give a more formal, off-the-face feel.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To create this look. I started with a leave-in spray from SEVEN, misting from mid shafts to ends. I then ran Hydrating Hair Balm from IGK throughout the hair, creating an even coat. With a flat paddle brush I blow dried everything forward toward the face to create volume when pushed back into place. Then I used a 1 1/4-inch barrel iron and left the ends out to create a messy but polished wave.

    I finished the look off with IGK Beach Club Texture Spray as well as a small dusting of IGK Down and Out Dirty Spray, running my fingers through the hair and using my fingertips to pinch and lift at the roots as I sprayed.

    I think the best products to create this look are going to be ones that provide movement and bring out the texture without weighing down the hair. Beach or texture sprays, a light weight pomade, or for those with naturally wavy hair, a hydrating curl creme would do the trick .

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Honestly there really aren’t too many people out there that this haircut could not be tailored to. The trick is to make sure the cut suits your face shape and enhances your best features. There are so many variations of the bob/A-line haircut.

    Round faces should lean towards a little lengthier cut as it will help frame the face and create a slenderness. They should also avoid too much curl as it will add width to the already round shape .

    Oval face shapes need to go with something below the jaw but above the shoulders. They actually have perfect symmetry, so breaking it up by using a razor to cut or adding lots of texture is ideal .

    Oblong face shapes are best paired with a chin-length cut. Be careful not to go too short and remember to add movement with as soft waves or curls. Opting for some bangs will also help even out the longer shape of the face.

    A square face shape’s biggest concern is softening the hard lines in their shape like the jaw. Creating curve and movement is essential to softening. A side part will also help create a less severe look .

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone considering this look is to do your research. Collect photos of the looks you like and even some of the ones you don’t like. When it comes time for your haircut, show these photos to your stylist. This will allow for no breakdowns in communication, and a visual aid will allow your hairstylist to give you realistic options .

    Also remember that anytime you’re considering a new change to your hair, especially to looks you’ve seen on social media and magazines, these looks have been styled and prepped for the photo. As a hairstylist, I can cut your hair 10 ways to Sunday, but if you don’t take the time and product to repeat the look we created, there is a good chance you’ll be left feeling a little unsatisfied.

  • Strong Pixie Vibe

    strong short pixiecut on woman

    Instagram @monarchhairco

    Q&A with style creator, Wynter Poe DePriest
    Owner and Hairstylist @ Monarch Hair Co. in Virginia Beach, VA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This pixie power look creates a strong but feminine vibe. The other side of this cut is a little longer, making it very versatile to go from office casual to nightlife sass! My clients love when their looks can transform into many different styles easily, so this cut is a favorite.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would start styling this look with R+Co Dallas Texture Spray on wet hair. Once it’s dry, I use PUFF.Me at the roots (the first original spray powder volumizer in a pump!). It’s so easy to apply at the roots and creates insane texture for great volume and hold. To finish off, I love Joico’s Matte Texture paste applied throughout the hair, and specifically to pinch the ends for a sharper look!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Another thing I love about this cut is that it works well on a variety of textures! If you have really curly hair, this cut will be a little softer, but the undercut will help define your facial features. If you have fine hair, this look also works well for you because of the shorter layering to help achieve volume. This would be perfect for someone who has an artistic lifestyle, but parted the other way it could just as easily work best with someone who has really thick hair to help decrease bulk. Undercuts are not only a style trend, they are a major life hack!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Hurry up and make your appointment! What are you waiting for? Not only will your hair become lower maintenance, but the entire focus of your look will shift, giving you instant style and edge.

  • Effortless Classic

    Q&A with style creator, Kayla Jones
    Master 2 Stylist @ Princeton Salon and Spa Buford in Buford, GA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This short style is “classic” — it always looks good! My favorite thing about it is how effortless it is. The style is cut into the hair and it doesn’t require a lot of work for it to look good. I also love the versatility! You can wear this sleek or give it some textured waves. No matter how you style it, this cut looks sophisticated and trendy!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I am a huge lover of Aveda! To get a bit of volume at the roots, I would use their Volumizing Tonic. Then I would use their Phomollient Mousse on the rest of the hair for smoothness and hold. It doesn’t weigh the hair down or make it sticky, so you still get great movement when using it!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I honestly think that this style is perfect for everyone! It’s easy to maintain and is very low maintenance. With the cut, the angle going toward the face and the length in the front being past the chin make it very flattering for all face shapes. You can always play around with the length if need be.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Luckily this look doesn’t require a lot of work, so my biggest tip is to just be ready to ditch the rubber bands! You don’t really won’t have enough hair to create a legit ponytail, but that’s okay because it’s an easy style out.

    A lot of my clients make the comment about wanting this cut because they want to HAVE to do something instead of being lazy with their hair and just putting it up. Well this look is perfect because you can look put together while still being pretty lazy about styling!

  • Pixie With Disconnection

    woman with short hair pixie cut disconnection

    Instagram @hairbythree

    Q&A with style creator, Therese Harvey
    Stylist @ Cameron James Salon in San Francisco, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a pixie cut with disconnection. My favorite part about it is its versatility. This can be styled forward as shown, pushed back into something sleek and classic, or even up in a pompadour. My client has also worn it smooth and combed to the side with the length tucked behind her ear for a more modern take.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used all Oribe products on my client. I first applied the Supershine Light which is a leave-in conditioner, then used Gel Serum and Royal Blow Out to dry her with. I used a classic style Denman brush for the drying. I then applied the Oribe Dry Spray and Soft Laquer before using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, and finished with Oribe’s Impermeable.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This style is great for anyone that wants a lower maintenance style with versatility. My client has a ton of hair, so she was really excited to lose so much bulk and gain time each day not having to fuss with blow drying. She has naturally wavy hair, so she has the option to air dry or style dry.

    I think the best way to cut this is to pay attention to face shape. I am a believer that all faces can wear short hair provided the shape of the cut is right and the proportions are correct for that exact face. The greatest part about short hair is that you can really customize it to each client.

    Anyone wanting to change their look or simply have a lower maintenance style would be a great fit for this look. Someone looking to stay on top of trends would really enjoy this as you can easily change it each visit to the salon with new color or toners and slight variations in the length.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you’re considering this look I would suggest taking the time to research your stylist and make sure they feel comfortable executing short styles. Also make sure that you have the right density of hair to wear this comfortably without a difficult grow out

  • Short Rock & Roll

    Q&A with style creator, Angelica Dianne
    Stylist @ The Benjamin Salon Art District in Los Angeles, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This look is rock and roll with a chic twist. I would say this is an ideal haircut for one who goes for more of a classic look, but wants to change it up a little more. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s totally wearable whether you wake up and go or you need to spruce it up more for a date.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    When the hair was wet and towel dried, I used a nickel-sized amount of Davines Love Curl Cream. I then blow dried the hair with a diffuser attached, holding the dryer about six inches away from the hair and scrunched the hair upwards.

    After the hair was dry, I took a few pumps of Number 4 Oil Elixir and a dime-sized amount Number 4 Texture Cream, mixed them together in my hands and scrunched up the ends and anywhere else that was kind of frizzy from the diffuser. After that, you can always touch up the top area with a 1-inch curling iron if desired and finish with R+Co Flexible Hairspray.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is ideal for someone who has curly or wavy hair. If someone who has straight hair desires this look, it would take more effort to achieve this exact style every time. It’s for someone who wants more of a rock ‘n roll look, but still likes to be classy. I believe it can fit anyone’s face shape due to the layering around the face and bangs, but most importantly you just gotta own the hair more the hair owns you.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Quite frankly, if you’re considering this look, go for it and OWN IT! It’s all in how YOU wear it.

  • Short Bob With Texture

    woman with short bob haircut with texture

    Instagram @alyssazamboni

    Q&A with style creator, Alyssa Zanone Kreutz
    Hairstylist @ Pageboy Salon in Athens, GA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic bob with texture. It’s refined but disheveled, polished and imperfect.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used all Kevin Murphy products to create this look: Powder Puff, a volumizing powder, Doo Over, a powder hairspray, and Anti-Gravity, an oil free columizer. This client has fine straight hair and we wanted to give it more substance and grit.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    A bob is such a classic and versatile cut. Everyone should try a version of it at some point in their life.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Most people can pull off a bob, but the results may vary with different hair types. It’s important to have realistic expectations of what your hair is capable of, and if you are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve the styling.

  • Textured LOB

    Q&A with style creator, Marina Lantos
    Educator/salon owner @ Serenity Hair Lounge in Atlantic Highlands, NJ


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a textured long bob, or “lob”. I love creating this look for my clients for several reasons. It is very versatile, you can wear it straight, wavy or beach waved with a hot tool. Additionally, because of the front being a bit longer then the back, clients who might be attached to their length don’t feel like they cut too much hair off.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I always use a heat protectant before I start my blow dry. The easiest way to create this look is to blow dry your hair smoothly without any frizz, then use a curling iron to create beach waves. Finish with a texture/beach spray to make it look less polished.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    As mentioned above, this look is extremely versatile. It is ideal for fine/medium density hair with a natural wave, but will work for pretty much anyone. Hair length, the amount of layers and texturizing might have to be adjusted to customize to the client.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Just go for it. This looks is so feminine and sexy, you can’t go wrong!

  • Chic & Edgy

    Q&A with style creator, Kayla Davis
    Stylist @ Joi Salon in Boston MA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a chic yet edgy textured bob.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend R+Co’s Bad Lands. A texture paste is a must for this lived-in look!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is great because it’s low maintenance. You can roll out of bed the next day, throw in some dry shampoo and you’re good to go. This look can accentuate all different features, but best suits an oblong face with any skin tone.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for anyone considering this look is to be prepared for tons of compliments!

  • Amelíe Inspired

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    Instagram @costadoeshair

    Q&A with style creator, Jillian Costa
    Hairstylist @ The Beehive Hair Lounge in Vancouver, BC


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This short look is inspired by the movie Amelíe. It’s very retro while still being modern and chic.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Because Rebekah has wavy/curly hair and we wanted it style smooth and straight, I used Davines Oi Oil as well as Davines This Is An Oil Non Oil.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I think this look is incredibly versatile. It’s been cut so it can be a wash and go style and look good with Rebekah’s natural curl as well. I think this round short style is perfect on a more narrow face and a strong jaw, but going longer and more square could work on a round face too.

    This haircut works for someone who needs to spend five minutes on their hair or someone who has an hour. I do think it’s pulled off best by someone a little more creative and hip, otherwise it could get lost in the “mom bob” category if you don’t have your own personal style to accompany it.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    I’d suggest keeping it longer your first time cutting it and gradually going shorter so it’s not such a shock. And look at lots of inspiration photos!

  • Fabulously Painted

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    Q&A with Style Creator Becky Coleman

    Hairstylist @ Vision Hair Studio in Fenelon Falls, Ontario


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a textured angled bob. It has a warm dimensional balayage to help show off its shape and texture. My favorite part of this look is the movement and how the mahogany and caramel tones compliment her natural root and skin tone.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used My Amazing Blowdry Secret before drying, AG Firewall before straightening, and AG Dry Waxx for finishing and added texture.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is best for someone who has medium to thick hair with a warm skin tone for the color. It’s best for someone with an oval or square face shape. Having a busy lifestyle is fine for this look as long as you have five to ten minutes to smooth it out in the morning with a flat iron. The color is low maintenance because the natural root is left to grow out.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    The best tip would be to keep the front length at as long as you’re comfortable with and not to take the highlights lighter than what compliments your skin tone.

  • With a Purpose

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    Q&A with Style Creator Mat Brown

    Hairstylist and Educator @ Cut With a Purpose


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This look begins very much the way that many undercuts do. The temporal, mastoid, nape, and occipital areas of the head are all cut to short lengths and tapered or faded in based on density and preference. This removes weight, length, and density so that the length above the parietal may fall to a lean shape when worn down.

    My favorite thing about this shape would be the styling options. Every day this client has been able to wear it differently. Up, down, smooth, blown back, curled, shattered, etc.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I love Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell for this cut. It’s easy to control and very little goes very far. It’s excellent to control frizz, add texture, or to control and gather the hair. Just he sure to give it time to set and work with it!
    What type of person would this look work best for?

    To answer this I’d like to describe the effect it has. This particular haircut is wonderful for expanding the vertical appearance of a style. Most of the length has been removed so it adds styling options in that when it is worn down, you might draw more attention to the eyes. When worn up, there is a taller appearance. This is a good look for someone who is comfortable experimenting with their hair and likes to mix it up. For someone looking to frame the face more, I might suggest leaving disconnections in the temple to add texture and softness around the face.
    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you’re looking to wear this, I would invest in your tools! A good blow dryer can make all of the difference when you know how to use it. Familiarize yourself with blowdrying while brushing the hair around your head. By wrapping hair all the way around one direction then back the opposite way, you can break down growth patterns and increase movement in any style.

  • The Cutest Curls

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    Q&A with Style Creator Meagan Eggert

    Hairstylist @ Moss Hair Co. in Columbus, OH


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    The best way I can describe this look is an effortless disconnection to work with natural texture. Our goal was to create a very tousled and soft, yet edgy shape to compliment my client’s face shape and profile. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s completely customized for this client and her style.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend using Kevin Murphy Hair Resort spray and diffusing while blow drying. This will give the hair a medium amount of hold while encouraging the natural wave pattern. After the hair is dry, I separate the wave and create a more effortless look by working Kevin Murphy Easy Rider paste throughout the hair, really focusing on the ends.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This cut can be worn on both wavy and straight hair, but if you plan to do both, have the cut detailed when straight. It is an amazing low maintenance pixie for people who have an alternative look, especially if they want to add a fringe.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you are considering this look, I would go to a stylist that you trust completely. Chances are if they have cut your hair before, they understand your personal style. If you have a lot of wave in your hair, see a stylist that specializes in textured hair. You want to be in good hands for a big change haircut!

  • Makeup & Hair!

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    Instagram / @hollygirldoeshair

    Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

    Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a slightly inverted razor bob. This look is a little bit rock ‘n roll! I love the easy tousled styling and sexy piecey finish. It can be worn with piecey bangs or without.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To get this look, I recommend a volumizing styling cream like Jackpot styling cream from R+Co for hold. Tousle dry, throw in a few loose curls (leaving out the ends), and finish with a little Rockaway salt spray from R+Co for that perfect messy separation.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This cut works best on oval, heart and square shaped faces. Fine to medium texture hair is perfect for this cut and it works very well with natural waves. This look is so low maintenance because it is meant to be worn tousled and a bit messy. Just tousle dry and throw in a few waves with a 1 to 1 1/2-inch iron.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you are considering this cut, keep in mind it is very shattered and layered and meant to be worn tousled and wavy rather than straightened and smooth.

  • The Cutest Bob!

    cute-blonde-haircut

    Instagram / @hollygirldoeshair

    Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

    Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a retro-mod bob. I love this short bob with bangs because it has a 1920s starlet feel and can go from classic to edgy, depending on what you wear with it!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Blow dry with a styling cream like Jackpot from R+Co and finish with a pea-sized amount of Continental Glossing Wax.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This cut works best on very fine to medium textured hair and shows off heart, square and oval shaped faces perfectly. It works with straight or slightly wavy textures the best. This cut needs to be maintained often to stay in its perfect place. It can go conservative with a pencil skirt, or Blondie-style punk rock with a striped tee and leather pants!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you are considering this cut, find a stylist who knows their way around a precision bob. This can be created with scissors or razor, depending on your stylist’s preference.

  • With Micro Bangs

    Q&A with style creator, Cherise Alexander
    Stylist @ Immortal Beloved in Washington, D.C.


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a sleek a-line bob with a blunt micro bang. My favorite thing about it is that even though it is a very bold look, it remains timeless.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend anything that helps smooth your hair and creates shine. I specifically used Oribe’s Smooth Style Serum because it controls frizz, moisturizes, and holds the style all day!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This is a statement look and requires some styling unless your hair is naturally very straight. I think any face shape and skin tone can pull it off with the right style and confidence. It really is a great look for someone who is fashionable and a little on the edgy side.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Consider your hair texture! If you need to spend hours daily getting this style to cooperate, then it might not be for you. Additionally, to maintain a short bang like this you will need to come in every two weeks for a trim.