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40 Short Haircuts That’ll Make You Want to Grab Your Scissors

Short hair is one of my favorite types of hair to style, not just because it’s easy to manage, but because it has so much versatility.

It can be layered, one length, asymmetrical or even stacked — the possibilities are endless! Check out these short haircuts and see if there’s one that you can make work for your hair!

  • #1 Layered Face Slimming

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This is a layered bob that is shorter in the back and longer in the front. It gives the hair texture, allows it to move, and removes some volume. This haircut makes the hair naturally push towards the face.

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    Hair by Elizabeth Stenstrom, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Create waves and some bend in the hair with a flat iron.
    4. Apply a product for texture.
    5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Alterna’s Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protection protects hair from heat styling tools up to 428 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density will suit this hairstyle best.

    Tip:

    Layers remove volume. You can easily style volume into your hair if you blow dry volume into it since the layers on top are shorter and therefore lighter. If you don’t style your hair and just wear it naturally, you’ll have less volume.

  • #2 Textured Long Pixie

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This long textured pixie has layers that are shorter in the back and slightly get longer towards the front. The hair in front is styled forward, covering the forehead.

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    Hair by Elizabeth Stenstrom, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with fingers or a styling brush.
    3. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    4. Apply a product for texture and fullness.
    5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    ColorProof PowderFix Instant Volume Texture is backcombing in a bottle. It gives hair fullness and texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this hairstyle with the fringe a little more to the side. Longer face shapes with hair that is medium texture and density can wear this hairstyle with little to no volume on top on the head.

  • #3 Modern Marilyn

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Here’s a short bob styled with fullness, volume, and perfectly messy waves.

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    Hair by PK Design Team, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Woburn, MA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection and a volumizing styling product on dry hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair upwards with a round brush to create volume.
    3. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron.
    4. Apply a product to create volume from the roots.
    5. Apply a product for fullness and texture.
    6. Shake the hair to loosen the curls and add texture.
    7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Bamboo Uplifting Hairspray gives hair volume by making hair stand at the roots.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this hairstyle best with more volume on top of the head and less on the side. Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this hairstyle best with less volume on top and more on the sides.

  • #4 Vintage Waves

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This short bob’s waves give off a chic 1920s vibe.

    vintage-blonde-hairstyle

    Hair by PK Design Team, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Woburn, MA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to hair.
    2. Take sections of hair and roll each them into a pin curl.
    3. Set the pin curl flat against the head (instead of standing) with a clip or pin.
    4. Air dry, blow dry your hair gently, or stay under a hooded dryer until your hair is completely dry.
    5. Remove pins or clips.
    6. Detail and lay the curls where you want them to lay.
    7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Style Invisible Roller Contour Setting Spray is a roller in a bottle. It gives protection from heat styling tools and high shine. It allows you to contour and mold hair into a roller set look without rollers.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #5 Pixie Bob

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This hairstyle starts out as a pixie on one side and gradually gets longer towards the other side and turns into a bob. Super hot!

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    Ray Brookshire for Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

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    Ray Brookshire for Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    4. Set the hair style with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Satin Rapid Blowout Balm smoothes hair, protects it from heat, and shortens your blow dry time.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this style.

  • #6 Disconnected Pixie

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This sexy pixie is cut with a hair that is left long and disconnected on top, detailed with shorter hair underneath it.

    platinum-blonde-with-black-bangs

    Nina John for Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    4. Set the hair style with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Satin Rapid Blowout Balm smoothes hair, protects it from heat, and shortens your blow dry.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #7 Naturally Curly

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This naturally beautiful texture is cut with shorter hair in the bottom that gradually gets longer towards the top, then transitions into visually uniform length layers. The shorter hair on the bottom supports the hair on top giving it volume. The uniform layers on top prevent the curls from weighing each other down and providing this stunningly airy finish.

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    Hair by Shawn Colter, Makeup Paige Jackson for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a product to damp hair.
    2. Scrunch or twist the hair.
    3. Dry the hair with a diffuser.
    4. Use a pick to make the hair bigger.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Curls Anti-Frizz Curl-Defining Cream

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will suit this hairstyle well.

  • #8 Curly Mohawk

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This hairstyle is short on the sides and in the back. The hair on top is disconnected, long, and styled curly.

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    Hair by Keirsten Heath Makeup Kaley Woodell for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply heat protection to dry hair.
    2. Curl the hair on top with a curling iron.
    3. Apply a product to give the hair on top texture and fullness.
    4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray gives the hair texture and fullness that is both brushable and buildable.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #9 Spiral Curled Bob

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This pretty bob is styled with very defined curls and a straight blunt fringe.

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    Flonnie Westbrook for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
    2. Curls sections of hair around a small to medium-sized curling iron.
    3. Smooth the fringe with a flat iron.
    4. Set the style with a finishing spray.
    5. Apply a product for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Alterna’s Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Micromist gives the hair weightless shine without disrupting the sytle and without breaking down hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #10 Undercut

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This hairstyle is short and tight on the sides and in the back. The top is left long. Part of it falls and lays over one side and the back for a sexy, rocker girl finish.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
    2. Smooth the hair on top with a flat iron.
    3. Apply a product for texture.
    4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Style Concrete Extreme Definition Clay gives the hair texture and separation with a matte finish. It also has strengthening proteins and nourishing extracts to give hair both strength and flexibility.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #11 The Textured Pixie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This cute pixie has so much movement and texture. You can’t go wrong with this look!

    Cute Pixie Haircut with Texture

    Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair. Use your fingers to roughly dry it.
    2. Once hair is dry, apply a texture cream or pomade to make your hair look more piecy and textured.
    3. If more hold is needed, apply a strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    To get a bit of texture and separation at the ends, try using Davines’ Invisible Serum. It has a bit of tack to it, so it will give you more of a lived-in look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is great if you have an oval or heart shaped face. Medium textured hair with a bit of wave is ideal.

  • #12 The Modern Mohawk

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This edgy, trendy look is an absolute favorite of mine. It’s a new take on a classic mohawk and a great way to show off short hair!

    Edgy Short Haircut with Mohawk

    Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    Edgy Short Haircut with Mohawk Back

    Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair that you have added mouse or a root boosting spray to.
    2. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair.
    3. Once hair is all dry, use a light cream to add texture and hold to your hair.
    4. Spray the front of your hair with hairspray so that it stays up and back.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Bumble and Bumble’s Grooming Cream. It’s light and you can start with a little bit and add more as needed.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have medium to thick hair with a bit of natural wave, this look is for you! A square face shape will be complemented by this style.

  • #13 Absolutely Asymmetrical

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This heavy bang, blunt cut asymmetrical style is the perfect way to show off a fun color. Plus it’s a great way to frame your beautiful face!

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair that has been smoothed with a round brush or a paddle brush.
    2. Apply a heat protecting shine serum to the ends of your hair. Use a flat iron to smooth it even further and to define the asymmetry.
    3. If desired, spray everything with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Apply a bit of Kevin Murphy’s Young Again Oil before you flat iron. It’s light and won’t make your hair too weighed down. Plus it has a heat protectant in it!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have straight, fine to medium hair, this is a great option for you to try! A round face shape will be complemented by this style.

  • #14 Straight and Sassy

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This textured, straight bob is trendy and really draws attention to your pretty features.

    How To Style:

    1. Start with damp hair. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair and get some volume at the roots.
    2. Use a flat iron to smooth out your bangs and, if desired, to straighten out the ends.
    3. Apply a texture cream to the ends and use your fingers to separate the ends and give it more grit and texture.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for a texturizer on the ends. It won’t get too sticky or tacky, but will give some great hold and texture to the ends.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Medium to thick hair that’s mostly straight is an ideal hair type for this look. A round face will be complemented by this style.

  • #15 Face Framing Fringe

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This long-fringed look is a great way to draw attention to your cute and trendy short haircut!

    Short Haircut with Long Fringe

    Style by Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

    Short Haircut with Long Fringe Side

    Style by Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair. Use a round brush to dry your hair and create volume at the roots. Be sure to dry your bangs so that they come down over your forehead and “swoop”.
    2. Use a dry shampoo at your roots to create even more volume.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Kevin Murphy’s Doo Over Spray is such a great tool for building body at the roots. Use it sparingly though — a little bit goes a long way!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Fine hair that’s straight or a little bit wavy is ideal for this look. A square face shape will be complemented by this style.

  • #16 Soft and Sweet

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This adorable short haircut is sweet yet trendy because of the long, side-swept bangs.

    Short Trendy Haircut with Side Swept Bangs

    Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

    Short Trendy Haircut with Side Swept Bangs Side

    Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a root boosting spray to your roots and use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair.
    2. Once hair is dry, use a backcombing brush to get more volume at the crown of your head if desired.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I really love thickening spray by Bumble and Bumble. Spray it at your roots before you blow dry!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Those with fine hair wanting their hair to look fuller and thicker should give this look a try. A square face shape will be complemented by this style.

  • #17 The Stackable Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s a great, modern twist on the typical bob. When you “stack” the hair in the back of this short haircut, you create layers and extra body in the crown of your head. This look is also great when you add a heavy side fringe in front and some layers to frame your face. Perfecto!

    Stackable Bob Short Haircuts

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    Stacked Bob Short Haircut Back View

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    How To Style:

    1. After you have washed your hair, part it to the desired side.
    2. Taking small sections, and using a medium round brush and a blow dryer, dry your hair.
    3. If desired, use a curling iron or flat iron to flip out the ends of a few pieces of hair around your face.

    Recommended Products:

    A good root boosting spray is perfect for this style. I love Boosta Spray by Unite.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work well for those desiring extra body and volume and works especially great for fine hair.

  • #18 The Perfect Pixie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    The pixie cut is back in a big way and if you style it properly, it can be absolutely stunning! This style is so fantastic because you can style it quickly and it frames the face just perfectly.

    I love this classic pixie with a bright, blonde color or a rich chocolate brown. Don’t be scared to go extra short and edgy!

    Perfect Pixie Blonde Look Short Haircut

    Style by Toni Rice, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

    Perfect Pixie Blonde Look Short Haircut with Texture

    Style by Toni Rice, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

    How To Style:

    1. Depending on your hair texture, using either a flat paddle brush or your fingers, dry your hair with a blow dryer.
    2. Use a tiny amount of texture paste/cream to define the different lengths in your pixie. Use this sparingly!

    Recommended Products:

    A good texturizing product is key to transforming your ordinary pixie into something spectacular. I love Styling Wax by Bumble and Bumble.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those who want an easy to style look and for those with a fine hair texture. It will flatter a slim, long face.

    Tip:

    Be sure to go easy on the texturizing product! There is a fine line between styled hair and greased up hair, so be cautious when applying product.

  • #19 The Chin-Length Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    With a just little flair, your “typical” bob can look out of this world! I love a good chin-length bob because it draws attention right to the main attraction — your face! With the length being just at your chin, you have many versatile styling options. Pure perfection!

    Chin Length Bob Haircut with Waves

    Style by Peles Salon & Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. After washing, part hair to the desired side, and either let dry naturally or roughly blow dry it using a paddle brush.
    2. Taking small sections, use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl your hair.
    3. When all sections have been curled, run your fingers through the curls to loosen them up and spray everything with a light holding spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love a good finishing spray that is light and not crunchy feeling. Try Moroccan Oil Medium Hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those looking to soften any harsh features and it will work well for those with any hair texture.

  • #20 The Played Up Pixie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This is a variation on the ever-popular pixie. By leaving a little length in the bangs and around the face and keeping the back shorter, this style is trendy and feminine all at the same time!

    The Played Up Pixie Wispy Short Haircut

    Style by Kate Legan, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    The Played Up Pixie Wispy Short Haircut Side View

    Style by Kate Legan, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How To Style:

    1. After washing, apply mousse to the roots and throughout all of your hair.
    2. Using either your fingers, or a small round brush, dry your hair.
    3. Apply a small amount of texture cream to the ends of your hair to piece them out and give added flair.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for a little bit of shine and texture!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with fine hair and slim face shapes.

    Tip:

    I love a little bit of messiness with this style. No need to strive for perfection here!

  • #21 The Banged Up Babe

    Written by Carly Bowers

    An extra heavy, straight across bang will add a little pizzaz to an otherwise ordinary cut! Don’t be afraid to add in a chunky highlight or a bold block of color right around your face. You’ll be turning heads all night! And with this short style, you’ll have barely any styling time.

    Banged Up Bangs Highlighted Short Look

    Style by Kenneth Smith, Kenneth’s for Hair, New Orleans, LA

    How To Style:

    1. After washing hair, blow dry your bangs with a medium-sized round brush. Flat iron to smooth if desired.
    2. If your hair is long enough, use a round brush to style it. If not, roughly dry it using your fingers and then flat iron if needed.
    3. Apply a smoothing polish to the ends of your hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Biosilk to smooth any frizz after you style your hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those with an elongated face and who have fine or coarse hair.

  • #22 The Texturized Temptress

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This style is so easy breezy to style! It’s a great take on short hair and, with fun color like this picture shows, you can really add a bit of personality and flair.

    Textured Temptress Highlighted Short Pixie Haircut

    Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Textured Temptress Highlighted Short Pixie Haircut Side View

    Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using only your fingers, blow dry your hair after it has been washed. If needed, use a round brush on the bangs.
    2. Use a bit of texture cream or paste to add some interest to your look.

    Recommended Products:

    A good blow dryer can be an important styling tool, so I always recommend anything by the brand Hot Tool. They have affordable products that work great!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for anyone with fine hair and the cut will flatter those with oval faces.

  • #23 The Layered Lover

    Written by Carly Bowers

    If you have short hair that is also fine and can tend to just hang there, then layers in your haircut are the way to go. They will give you body and volume by removing some weight. And there are plenty of fun styling options!

    Layered Flipped Cut with Volume at Crown

    Style by Corine Flenker, Blaze Salon, Quad Cities, IA

    Layered Flipped Short Cut with Volume at Crown Back View

    Style by Corine Flenker, Blaze Salon, Quad Cities, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Begin by blow drying your freshly washed hair with a medium-sized round brush.
    2. When finished drying, use a flat iron to flip up the ends of your hair if the look in the photo is desired.
    3. If more volume is desired, use a teasing brush to backcomb the crown section of you hair.
    4. Spray everything with a light finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love the Little Wonder Brush by Spornette for getting extra body and volume!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those who want to elongate their face. It also works great for those with fine hair.

    Tip:

    Some texture paste would also be great to piece out those flipped up layers!

  • #24 The Volumized Vixen

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here is a modern take on a classic style. It’s important to keep your short hair feminine, and adding a little body and volume is a great way to do that. This style adds that little touch of girliness while still being very fashionable and trendy.

    Volumized Vixen Blonde Pixie

    Style by Kerra Coticchia

    Volumized Vixen Blonde Pixie Side Pieces

    Style by Kerra Coticchia

    How To Style:

    1. Using a small round brush, blow dry your hair.
    2. Use some texture paste to define the layers of your hair and piece them out.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Gritty Business Styling Paste by Kevin Murphy for adding some texture and interest to your hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those who have fine to medium hair and it will flatter those with an oval face.

  • #25 The Modern Day Mullet

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Okay, okay…I know the word “mullet” can be frightening, but it’s time to think past that stereotype and think of all the possibilities! This cut allows you to have plenty of volume with short layers up top and a little length in the back.

    Modern Mullet Red Short Haircut with an Impact

    Style by Becca Hoppe, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    Modern Mullet Red Short Haircut with an Impact and Cute Bangs

    Style by Becca Hoppe, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Blow dry your hair using either your fingers or a small to medium-sized round brush.
    2. Smooth out your bangs and the back if desired.
    3. Use a little texture paste to gain volume in the crown of the head where the shorter layers are.

    Recommended Products:

    Sam Villa makes awesome round brushes. Try one of them for added body and volume!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with a rounder face and will also work great for any hair type.

  • #26 The Adorable Asymmetrical

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Asymmetry is a great way to modernize an otherwise bland and boring cut! It can also be a fantastic way to hide and disguise any off balance facial features.

    Adorable Asymmetrical Short Haircut

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasote, FL

    Adorable Asymmetrical Short Haircut Side View

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasote, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Begin by blow drying your hair with a medium-sized round brush.
    2. If desired, smooth out your dry hair using a flat iron.
    3. Use a polishing serum to add shine after your desired style has been achieved.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Moroccan Oil for both before your hair is dry AND after! It adds plenty of shine and it’s great for your hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those looking to soften features. It’s also great for anyone with a round face shape.

  • #27 The Flipped Out Femme Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s another modern take on the classic bob! By taking a few extra seconds when styling your hair, you can totally transform your boring bob into something fabulous.

    Flipped Out Bob Blonde Short Haircut

    Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Flipped Out Bob Blonde Short Haircut with Volume

    Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using a medium-sized round brush, dry your hair.
    2. Using a flat iron, gently flip up the ends of your hair to achieve the look pictured above.
    3. Spray everything with a light holding spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love L’Oreal Professional Infusium Hairspray 3 for a light, movable hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is just perfect for those with a longer or oval face shape and for those with any hair texture.

  • #28 The Long On One Side Lady

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s another dramatic, longer on one side look. I especially love these photos because not only is there an edgy funk going on, but there is fun color as well! Don’t be afraid to make an extra bold statement with a bright pop of color.

    Long on One Side with Fun Chunky Highlights

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

    Long on One Side with Fun Chunky Highlights Back View

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

    How To Style:

    1. Using a medium-sized round brush or a flat paddle brush, dry the longer section of your hair.
    2. Smooth your hair out with a flat iron if desired.
    3. Use some texture cream to define the short layers in the back or the long piece around your face.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for really piecing out your cut.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those with any asymmetrical features. It’s great for every hair type.

  • #29 The Sassy Spikes

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Who knew that spikey hair could be so trendy and cute! This look is very versatile and can be ideal for those with very fine hair who want little to no styling time. I love this look with a bright, sassy color!

    Sassy Pixie with Spikes Short Haircuts

    Style by Kelly Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Sassy Pixie with Spikes Short Haircut Back View

    Style by Kelly Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using only your fingers and a blow dryer, dry your hair by pulling up on the short layers on top to create a spiked up look.
    2. Using a texture paste, piece out the short layers and style as desired.

    Recommended Products:

    Try out Gritty Business by Kevin Murphy for giving your look extra texture and spunk!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those with a narrow and oval face and it works wells for fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Don’t be afraid to get a little messy with this style! No need for perfection here.

  • #30 The Layered Up Lass

    Written by Carly Bowers

    A few layers are the perfect addition to your short haircut. They can add extra volume and body and are especially great if you have fine hair. A swoopy bang can also complement a layered cut well. Give this trendy cut a try!

    Layered Up Lass Cute Short Style

    Style by Blake Nye, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Layered Up Lass Cute Short Style Side View

    Style by Blake Nye, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using a medium-sized round brush and blow dryer, dry your hair.
    2. If more curl at the ends is desired, use a 1½-inch curling iron to only curl the ends of your hair.
    3. Spray everything with a light holding spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Moroccan Oil Finishing Spray for a great hold with no stickiness!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with fine hair and who desire extra volume. It’s also ideal for any face shape.

  • #31 The Short ‘n Stacked

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s another variation on a stacked haircut. This version is a little shorter with a longer, more dramatic piece in the front. Be sure to keep in mind that haircuts like these lose their shape quicker than a longer, more basic cut, so they need more frequent maintenance!

    Short and Stacked Wavy Cut

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Short and Stacked Wavy Cut Side View

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Using a round brush for the long section in front, dry your hair. For the shorter back section, use your fingers.
    2. To achieve the look featured above, use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl only the ends of the long front section.
    3. Spray everything with a light holding spray.

    Recommended Products:

    A great curling iron is key. I love anything by Hot Tools!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with fine or thick hair and for anyone with an round face shape.

  • #32 The Messy Maven

    Written by Carly Bowers

    I absolutely adore this style because it’s messy and perfect all at the same time! This look is incredibly versatile and is so easy to create. Depending on your hair texture, it can be a wash and go look that’s a real crowd pleaser.

    Messy Maven Blonde Cut Short Style

    Style by Tamela Bishop, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Messy Maven Blonde Cut Short Style Back View

    Style by Tamela Bishop, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Blow dry hair using only your fingers or a flat paddle brush.
    2. Using a texture paste or styling product, run your fingers through the top section of your hair to add volume and messiness.
    3. If desired, finish with a strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    SumoTech by Bumble and Bumble would be perfect for this look!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those with a heart shaped face and for anyone with fine to medium hair.

  • #33 The Face Framing Frock

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This style features a longer fringe and plenty of face framing layers. It’s a great short look because it has hair framing your face, but it’s short and layered in the back which makes it easy to style and also very fashionable!

    Face Framing Short Haircut

    Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Face Framing Short Haircut Side View

    Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using a medium-sized round brush, blow dry your hair. Be sure to bring the pieces around your face forward to frame your face.
    2. If more body is desired, back comb the hair in the crown area of your head.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love 360 Hairspray by Unite for a light hold!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with a rounder face. It will work well for any hair type.

  • #34 The Poofed Out Pixie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This longer, pixie-esque cut with lots of volume really makes me swoon! All those layers and a long, swoopy fringe are a great way to complement a beautiful color or a great highlight. Give this one a try and you will be sure to turn heads all night!

    Poofed Out Pixie Short Haircut

    Style by Dani Nye, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Poofed Out Pixie Side View

    Style by Dani Nye, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Using a small round brush, dry your hair.
    2. If more body and volume is desired, use a small to medium-sized curling iron and curl the ends of your hair.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Before you even touch your hair with a hot tool or a blow dryer, I love to use a heat protectant. Try Styling Lotion by Bumble and Bumble.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those with fine to medium hair and is a great look for those with a heart shaped face.

  • #35 The Combed Over Cutie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s another look that will turn heads simply due to it’s uniqueness and it’s twist on an asymmetrical style. If your hair is naturally curly, then this style is going to be easy breezy for you! If not, no problem. It’s nothing a little curling iron can’t fix!

    Fun Wavy Short Style with Volume

    Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Fun Wavy Short Style with Volume Back View

    Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. If your hair is curly, apply a curl-enhancing product after you wash it and allow your natural curl to do its thing! Smooth out the non curly side with a curling iron if desired.
    2. If your hair is not naturally curly, simply blow dry it using your fingers or a round brush. Then, using a 1-inch curling iron, take small sections and curl your hair until it has the fullness and body that’s desired. If necessary, smooth out the non curly side with a flat iron.

    Recommended Products:

    My naturally curly haired girls have the advantage here. Try Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream to really make those curls bounce! It adds hydration while defining your natural curl.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is ideal for those wanting to balance out any uneven or asymmetrical facial features. It will complement those with curly hair, but if you have straight hair, this style is totally do-able as well!

    Tip:

    If you have naturally curly hair, be sure to use a diffuser AND curl crème to get the best curl definition.

  • #36 The Layered Up Lush

    Written by Carly Bowers

    In all of my years doing hair I have found that one style looks excellent on mostly everyone, and that is a layered bob! The shortness of the cut makes it easy to work with and the layers give you plenty of volume and body. You can’t go wrong with this one!

    Layered Up Lush Style Bob

    Style by Katarina Meris, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

    Layered Up Lush Style Bob Back View

    Style by Katarina Meris, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. After you have washed and conditioned your hair, towel dry it well.
    2. Using a medium-sized round brush, take small sections and dry your hair. Be sure to overdirect the brush so you get plenty of body and volume!
    3. Spray everything with a light finishing spray. If you want more volume, backcomb small sections.

    Recommended Products:

    If it’s body and volume you want, then Expanda Dust by Unite is the product for you! It’s a light powder that you can simply sprinkle on at your roots. Give a little “smoosh” with your fingers and you’re good to go!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This haircut will flatter mostly anyone, however it will look best on those with a slender face shape and will work well for someone with fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Layers look great on a one length bob or even an a-line (longer in the front, shorter in the back) cut!

  • #37 The Edgy Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    I love this style because it allows you to have short, no hassle hair with a little edge. By just switching up your styling products, you can easily transform an ordinary bob into something a little “punk rock”. This style would look amazing with some bold color or a few peek a boo highlights!

    Super Straight Edgy Short Haircut

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Super Straight Edgy Bob Back View

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Begin by either using a round brush or a flat paddle brush to blow dry your hair.
    2. When dry, if desired, use a flat iron to smooth out all or some pieces.
    3. Using a texture/defining paste, take small sections and “piece out” the ends. This means just applying some texture paste to the ends of your hair to give them some definition.

    Recommended Products:

    Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble is a great texture cream that doesn’t get too sticky or waxy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is perfect for those wanting body and volume because you can easily take the layers in the back short. I love this look with a long, swoopy bang which is flattering on nearly any face shape and hair type!

  • #38 The Parted Pixie

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Hello sophistication! This cut is absolutely stunning and, if you learn the proper styling tips and tricks, it can be easy as pie to style. It’s gorgeous and really shows off a rich brown or a bright, buttery blonde.

    Short Pixie Haircut with a Side Part

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasote, FL

    Short Pixie Haircut with a Side Part Side View

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasote, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Begin by parting your hair to the desired side.
    2. Depending on the length and texture of your hair, use either a round brush or your fingers to achieve height and volume on the top of your hair while smoothing out the sides.
    3. After you have dried your hair, use a flat iron to smooth out the sides and if needed, the top too.
    4. If your hair has a tendency to want to do its own thing even after you have styled it, then apply some very light styling cream or even a very light gel to hold it in place. Then, spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I really like Grooming Cream by Bumble and Bumble if you want a little hold, but not too much unnecessary shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will be much easier to create if you aren’t working with frizzy, kinky hair. It really flatters those with a narrow face shape!

  • #39 The Bouncy Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s another great look for those with naturally curly locks! A short haircut is perfect for someone with curl.

    You can define them and get plenty of body since there isn’t too much weight holding down the curls. I love this look with a swoopy bang because it will add a little something extra and frames the face perfectly!

    Bouncy Bob Naturally Curly Retro Look

    Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Bouncy Bob Naturally Curly Retro Look Side View

    Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. If your hair is naturally curly, add in some curl defining cream after you have washed and conditioned your hair. Style your bangs as desired.
    2. If your hair isn’t naturally curly, that’s no problem! Luckily, a 1-inch curling iron will give you a similar look.

    Recommended Products:

    Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell mixed with a little bit of Super Skinny Serum is a great way to get those natural curls going without too much frizz!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    As I mentioned before, this style is perfect for someone with naturally curly hair. It will work great for any face shape.

  • #40 The Smoothed Down Sweetheart

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Here’s a great look for those wanting to keep their locks extra short and styled to perfection! If you have fine, smooth hair naturally, then this ‘do is an absolute no brainer for you. It’s easy to create this look in no time!

    Smooth Down Blonde Bob Short Haircut

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Begin by using a small round brush to blow dry your hair and gain some height in the crown of your head.
    2. If necessary, use a flat iron after your hair is dry to smooth down any pieces of your hair that are not smooth.
    3. Finish by spraying everything with a light hold hairspray or using a tiny amount of smoothing polish to really add extra shine and silkiness.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Biosilk for shine and smoothness. Remember to use it sparingly though! Oil based products can get out of hand very quickly.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for anyone who has a long or heart shaped face. It will work best for those with fine to medium hair.

    Hopefully you have now seen just how versatile short hair can be! Whether you have thick, curly hair, or fine, straight hair, there’s always a short hairstyle that can be workable. Next time you visit your stylist, don’t be scared to take a few extra inches off and rock one of these sexy short haircuts — you might just find that you are a short hair lover!