Revitalize Your Look With One of These 32 Short Bangs

Short bangs are a great way to get an edgier look and draw more attention to your eyes. Ready for a new look, but don’t want to touch your length or change your hair color? Bangs may just be a little part of a hairstyle, but they definitely make a noticeable change!

Here are the best short baby bangs hairstyles and haircuts for your inspiration:

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Cute Ponytail with Bangs

Cute Ponytail with Bangs
Instagram @hairbymarissasue

Even for a casual event, you’ll look too glam wearing this cute ponytail with bangs. It’ll give prominence to your long, shadow-rooted blonde hair. Opt for a fringe parted at the center if you want to frame your face.

Super Short Bangs

Super Short Bangs
Instagram @emmabrunohair

Super short bangs are trending this season. These bangs are great for women with oval faces and a textured bob haircut.

Short Bangs for a Round Face

Short bangs for a round face
Instagram @sakurasami_

This edgy short haircut with bangs complemented by those choppy short baby bangs complements round faces. Note that having an ashy grey color requires high upkeep, the cut makes this whole look easier to maintain and style.

Curly Bob with Short Bangs

Curly bob with short bangs
Instagram @lookofgnar

Curly short bangs are always an oh-so-chic on a bob. If you have naturally curly hair, adding texture will give it more shape and make it easier to style.

Rockabilly Short Bangs

Rockabilly short bangs
Instagram @kilimarie

These are gorgeous short Bettie Bangs and pair well with a round face and glasses. Use a flat iron to style it into a simple straight bob and pair with a bright red lipstick for an edgy vibe.

Fun Shaggy Hair with Short Bangs

Fun Shaggy Hair with Short Bangs
Instagram @annelisahair

Q&A with style creator, Annelisa Vanlenten
Colorist / Stylist @ Salon Trace in Delray Beach, FL

How would you describe this look?

This shaggy haircut with short bangs is sassy, fun, and effortless. This haircut gives thickness and volume to finer hair, and by adding a fun fringe it can dress up any look.

You can use a beach waver to get this style. It’s much faster and more natural-looking, texture is everything.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You should know that bangs are a commitment. You need to know you might have to style them every day and yes that includes blow drying them.

If you have a bigger forehead, consider getting short, tousled bangs to create softness around the face.

If you have a smaller forehead, consider cute baby bangs or more defined bangs so they don’t take over your face and overall look.

Inverted Bob with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Angela
Hairstylist @ Cherry Bomb Hair in Melbourne, AU


How would you describe this look?

This inverted bob with a short fringe is ideal for women who like to make a statement with their hair.

A straight fringe is also great to bring out the angles in your face, as it defines your jawline and cheekbones.

They can frame your face perfectly, and if you are after a change of face shape they are the best to go for.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For styling short bangs at home, blow dry them straight with the products that you like the best for your hair type. I

f you have finer hair, use a booster/thickening spray,  and if you have unruly hair you can use a smoothing lotion or a spray.

After the blowdry, you can use a flat iron to smooth the ends and tuck them in a bit. Use low heat for color safety and always use a heat protection spray if you use your iron.  You can easily take 3 days out of this styling. This is great for ladies who have early starts and have minimal hair time in the morning.

Stacked Bob with Short Bangs

Stacked bob with short bangs
Instagram @boybeautician

Q&A with style creator, Isaiah Rodriguez
Stylist @ Salon Ink in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

It’s a very chic and classic stacked bob with short bangs that can be played up as a little edgy with some styling if you’d like.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You should be prepared to style. These short bangs are definitely not for someone who is low maintenance, and it is hard to achieve this look if you naturally have very coarse hair.

Pixie with Short Bangs

Pixie cut with short bangs
Instagram @garynovit

Q&A with style creator, Gary Novit
Senior Stylist @ Sassoon Chicago Salon in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

This is modern, feminine, and easy to style pixie cut with short bangs.

The graduated, rounded shape with the short chunky bangs is a flattering look for any face shape because of its extra volume.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have an active lifestyle who’s considering growing out a shorter cropped cut, is a perfect choice for an easy to manage hairstyle.

This cut is suitable for both curly or straighter hair. On curly hair, apply a curl cream and let it air dry naturally or diffuse dry. On straighter hair, tousle dry and use a pomade or paste for texture.

Short Hair with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Yan
Stylist @ Volume Salons in Edmonton, AB


How would you describe this look?

What’s bolder than Bettie bangs (aka short baby bangs) and silver locks?

This short hair with short bangs is textured with a very subtle angle at the front to frame the face.

This hairstyle is unique and edgy. It takes true confidence and style to rock something so fashion-forward, you’ll definitely keep heads turning

Any advice for someone considering it?

Styling is a must for this hairstyle which is easy but necessary! An effective heat protectant goes a long way as the fringe and ends should be flat ironed in the morning. Followed by a texture spray to lift the hair by the root and finished with a hair oil for the beautiful shine!

Things to consider before committing to this style would be the length of the fringe – Bettie bangs are short. They are very fashion forward but only suitable for women who have a small forehead or for those who don’t mind having their fringe above their brows.

Vintage Bob with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Rivers
Hairstylist @ Redbloom Salon in Calgary, AB


How would you describe this look?

This look is a lovely vintage take on a modern bob with short bangs, inspired from Hollywood’s golden age. The shorter fringe has that 30/40’s feel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering going shorter or wanting a shorter fringe, styling is key! Use a flat iron for a smoother look, as well as blow-drying with a paddle brush, back and forth to really get the hair straight!

If you have natural waves or curls, enhance it with a diffuser or adding in a curl enhancing product.

With the classic “bob” haircut you can have different variations of length. If you’re wanting to put your hair up after the gym or at work, get the bottom of the cut  tosit at about shoulder length or longer. Layers can also come to play as well, just make sure they’re not too short!

Rose Gold Long Hair with Short Bangs

Picture of a short rocker with short bangs
Instagram @littlehair22

Q&A with style creator, Anastasia Mercado
Balayage & Color Specialist @ Hairllucination in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

Long hair with short bangs gives off a soft rocker look.

The micro bangs sit perfectly on the face and accentuate the long, rose gold layers!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The most important thing to consider with a short fringe is the natural hair texture and the amount of styling you want to put into it.

If you have curls and want to hop on the fringe trend, it’s important to discuss exactly what you want the end result to be and how much effort you’re willing to put in to achieve that look with your stylist.

Little Hipster with Short Bangs

Picture of a little hipster bangs short
Instagram @hairbyaharris

Q&A with style creator, Abigail Bishop
Stylist @ Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa in Cincinnati, OH


How would you describe this look?

This short bangs hairstyle as fun, funky and a little hipster. It all really just depends on what the rest of their style is. The hair takes on different looks depending on what you pair it with.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle is not low maintenance. You will need to come into the salon often to get trims if you want the short fringe to look purposeful and not just like you cut your bangs too high. It is a very harsh look to pull off and not everyone can do it. It all depends on face shape, hairline, and even personality.

Styling these short bangs is super easy and doesn’t take long at all. All you really need is a primer (or water) and to hit the bangs with the blow dryer. That’s it!

Statement Short Fringe

Picture of statement fringe short bangs
Instagram @shymagnolias

Q&A with style creator, Schielah Magnolia
Senior Stylist / Colorist @ Headdress Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is lived-in with a statement short fringe. You can pull your hair back and have an instant style without any effort. The short fringe will do it all for you.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is for ladies with a coarse to medium texture because you have a bit more to play with in terms of giving a choppy razored vibe.

You can style it with a matte texture paste in order to piece it out and define the choppy bits.

It’s perfect for someone who has time to come in for regular bang trims or they can try it once and have fun with the growout phase.

Curly Hair with Short Bangs

Curly Shag Bob hairstyle
Instagram @gingerfarnham

Q&A with style creator, Ginger Farnham
Stylist @ Parlour Salon in Washington, DC


How would you describe this look?

A curly hair with short bangs with a shag bob haircut has a lot of versatility.

This cut could be worn straight and sleek, straight with a texturizing product, or curly and free. You can also add accessories like a headband or barrettes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When considering a cut like this, the greatest thing to take into account is the curve of the hair and the neck. A graceful long neck is most flattering for this cut. Medium to fine textured hair with a loose to medium curl is the ideal hair type for this style.

Textured Edgy Short Bangs

Textured Edge hairstyle
Instagram @sashaivanovsky

Q&A with style creator, Sasha Ivanovsky
Hairstylist @ The Hive Salon in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look?

This edgy haircut with short bangs has lots of texture to keep in the curls.

The curls create so much movement and volume in the hair.

The short bangs because are so versatile and they can frame the face to bring out her cheekbones and draw attention to your beautiful eyes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The choice of length can make a huge difference in how the overall hair will look. This is a great look if you have wavy hair or curls to your hair.

To style, all you need is a nice gel to set the waves and comb the bangs in place. You can also blow dry it into a wild voluminous style and use a paste or pomade to create texture. If you have straight hair, the second option of styling would be the best way to style this cut.

Casual Mirco Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Steele
Hairstylist @ Salon Haze in Regina, SK


How would you describe this look?

This is a casual hairstyle with short, micro bangs. The cut itself has a more blunt line to go with the baby bang, but with soft layering to take unnecessary weight out of the hair.

I call it casual editorial because its effortless look with the striking detail of a baby bang makes you want to take a double take.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Baby bangs are a lifestyle, not a trend. You are committed! I recommend visiting your stylist regularly to keep your fringe sharp.

Flirty Long Layers with Choppy Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Nicole White
Master Stylist @ David Alexander Salon in Annapolis, MD


How would you describe this look?

This long wavy hairstyle with short fringe is as sexy and flirty.

Strong short bangs can totally change your entire look. The added bonus is that it transforms a basic, boring topknot into a super chic and trendy style. Getting bangs that go with your face shape can be like an instant facelift!

Any advice for someone considering it?

You need to train your short bangs to lie properly. Some people’s hair is very cooperative and others may need to spend a little more time blow drying them into place. Using a light pomade and piecing the hair a bit can make for an edgier look while a mineral finishing spray (I like Next Day Hair by L’Oreal Professional) can keep them in place, but with a softer, matte finish.

Consider this haircut, considering visiting the salon every three to five weeks for a quick snip. As the bangs grow out, they can easily be shaped into a heavier side bang. Bangs can be customized for all face shapes, but suggest that women with round faces steer clear of the super short baby fringe trend and try something a bit longer and more cheekbone-grazing.

Avant-Garde Green Hair with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Salem Renner
Stylist @ Bishops on Mississippi in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

This haircut with bangs is at the intersection of practicality and Avant-Garde. These bangs are in a half moon shape and textured to ensure a graceful growout during the transition.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider your natural texture and cow-licked areas to determine how short your bangs can be.

A texturizer such as KMS’s Dry Wax or Schwarzkopf’s Powder Cloud will give you definition without weighing your hair down. Bedhead’s Rockaholic dry shampoo has not only been my favorite for years, but it is a miracle for second-day hair.

Vampy V-Cut Bangs

Vampy Style hairstyle
Instagram @dkatz_hair

Q&A with style creator, Dana Katz
Hairstylist @ House of J. Henry in Portland, ME


How would you describe this look?

This haircut with short, v-cut bangs is bit risqué, even with its variation of length and texture around the face.

This haircut with short bangs opens up your face, highlighting your eyes and cheekbones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think you need a bit of confidence to wear this haircut. Expect to turn some heads.

To create this look, I applied L’Oréal Professional Sleek and Swing to the mid-lengths and ends. Using a Denman brush, I flat wrapped the hair so there was minimum volume around the face.

Shag Hair with Short Bangs

Shag + Short Fringe hairstyle
Instagram @beehivefordesi

Q&A with style creator, Desiree Ammons
Hairstylist @ Under Your Hat Salon in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look?

This shag with a short fringe is amazing! This haircut lets you keep your girly length while still keeping it punk rock around the edges. I love the combination of short and long.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To style, all you need is a diffuser and some sea salt spray! You can keep it soft around the edges for a business-friendly look, or funk it up for the creative job interview.

By allowing your hairdresser to cut the fringe and bits around your face, it’s like a hair contour that instantly brings the client’s eyes and cheekbones to perfection.

Edgy Shoulder Length Hair with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Craig
Senior Master Designer @ Mia Salon Spa in Montclair, CA


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

A shoulder length haircut with short bangs is edgy and moody.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To style, use a few pumps of Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother through the lengths. Diffuse or air dry, then touch up curls with a curling wand. Finish with Aveda Texture Tonic and finger comb though the curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

These short bangs are is ideal for women who want to stand out. It requires minimal styling and works best with fine to medium hair that is wavy or straight.

Ear Length Bob with Short Bangs

Round Shaped Bob hairstyle
Instagram @sjun.p

Q&A with style creator, Jun Park
Stylist @ Sassoon Toronto in Toronto, Ont, Canada


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

This haircut is round-shaped bob that is shorter in the front, longer in the back. It has a reverse internal graduation shape, as well as a micro fringe

The short fringe and reverse internal shape give shaggier, edgier look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

When it comes to styling, a Texture Spray from Unite or Moroccanoil to achieve shaggier, textured finish. You can also use a little bit of cream or matte type wax to give sharper fringe look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is best for girls with straight/slightly wavy hair with a medium to thinner texture.

The rounder bob shape is very unique, however it is relatively hard to pull off. I would recommend this haircut if you have prominent cheekbones and pointy chin.

Straight Blunt Bob with Short Bangs

Straight Across Blunt Bob hairstyle
Instagram @becky_boo_hair

Q&A with style creator, Becky Cole
Hairdresser @ ESHK Hair in London, UK


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

This straight across blunt bob with short bangs make a statement with its sharp lines. It also has a vintage glam feel with the rounded short fringe. This is where the short fringe is rounded, and comes up higher at the temples.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For products, get a shine serum for condition and a hairspray to keep everything in place.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut with shorter bangs is great for women t who want something different and a little edgy, but not totally out there.

Fine hair types do work best with this cut as the hair is smoother and easier to manage. Thick or curly hair would need a lot of work to maintain and would need straightening every day.

Shorter fringes can be done on most face shapes because the length can just be adjusted to suit.

Medium Length Hair with Short Bangs

Vintage Shag hairstyle
Instagram @thehairbutcher

Q&A with style creator, Mary Rose Mindock
Hairstylist @ Model Citizen Salon in Athens, GA


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

This vintage medium-length hair with a short fringe bangs combines textures and angles that all ties together.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Use R+Co’s Cactus texturizing shampoo with no conditioner for extra volume and Badlands dry shampoo paste for the flawless texture and shape.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to any girl that desires a low maintenance, chic vintage look.

Gorgeously Layered Hair with Short Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Jessy Jin
Hair Artist @ Pomp and Proper Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

This layered hair with short bangs is perfect for transition hair that you’re trying to grow out. Adding internal layering everywhere gives it a choppy texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

There is this awesome product from L’Oreal Professionnel called Savage Panache. It’s a texturizing spray and my favorite product for giving airy texture. Put your fully dried hair upside down and spray Savage Panache globally. Put your head back and shake your hair and arrange however you like it to be. It will give the perfect airy texture that works great for an internal layered cut.

Bob with Shorter Side Bangs

Bob with Shorter Side Bangs
Instagram @lexi_at_haus

Here’s a lovely bob with shorter side bangs that flatters women over 40. Having angled bangs with a wavy shag is modern, but not too far away from older women wearing it.

Short Wispy Bangs

Short Wispy Bangs
Instagram @shelby.loos

Q&A with style creator, Shelby Loos
Hairstylist @ The Calico Beard and Mercantile in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this look?

A textured shag with short wispy bangs cut with a straight razor creates the piecey bits and movement with the layers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For products, a good texturizer like a sea salt spray to put in wet for lift and movement and a product for moisture to further piece the layers once dry like a hair balm.

These short bangs are super low maintenance because they do not grow in heavy and can be pushed to the side once they get longer.

Swoop Bangs

Swoopy Bangs
Instagram @flint_hair_

One of the trends that may never leave us is these swoop bangs, which suit a neck-length bob. Get ready to fall in love it when you match it with your dimensional blonde balayage. Consider this look if you have smooth and straight locks.