Short asymmetrical haircuts are short haircuts where one side of the hair is cut shorter than the other. If you’re the type who loves to break the rules, then you’ll have a ton of fun with this haircut!
Whatever style you have in mind – a pixie, a bob, for dense or for thin hair, with or without bangs – it’s always a unique look you’ll get! What’s key is to work with your face shape, so you’ll have the right balance and highlight for your facial features.
Short haircut specialist Rebecca Dorsey from Baltimore works with all kinds of face shapes and hair types, and her angled creations are far from boring! Whether it’s just the bangs or the tips of your tresses that you plan to get askew, be sure to go to a pro to achieve a remarkable result!
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspirational photos of short asymmetrical haircuts and hairstyles.
#1: An Edgy Short Haircut with Bangs for Black Locks
This asymmetrical cut is an edgier take on your usual pixie cut and is much longer due to the swoop bangs. This gives an asymmetrical effect and shapes your face in a flattering way. Style your black hair so that form is kept, with layers and layers of ruffled texture.
To wear asymmetrical hairstyles like this takes some confidence. However, texturing and adjusting the length allows us to cater to your features. By doing so, most women can wear a variation of this style. One side cutting is a great way to customize your look and can be a great detail to use if you want a little face coverage and add more edginess.
#2: Asymmetric Pixie Bob with Sweeping Fringe
If you’re looking to spice up your style, a short asymmetric pixie bob with a sweeping fringe could be it. You can add volume plus dimension to your haircut. And this cut is especially perfect for those with fine or thinning hair. To style, invest in volumizing mousse and towel dry your new do. Pump the mousse into your palms and blow-dry with a round brush to add body and smoothness. Once your hair is dry, spray thermal protectant onto the front section. Then use a flat iron to create slightly curled waves for a more youthful finish.
#3: Asymmetric Lob with Natural Color
Women with thinner hair who want a fresh look, a short asymmetric lob with natural color is a great option. This cut involves longer locks that frame the face in the front. They cascade down to shorter layers in the back, adding dimension and volume to the hairstyle. The asymmetrical cut creates an edgy yet romantic feel. the natural-looking color keeps the overall aesthetic subtle and elegant. This hairstyle works best for those looking for added volume and dimension. For styling, I suggest using a volumizing mousse on damp hair. Blow-dry with a round brush to create a smooth rounded finish. Remember to invest in good styling products so you will not be disappointed.
#4: Fresh and Short Asymmetric Bob
A fresh and short asymmetric bob is a stunning choice for women with silver hair. This cut is perfect for those looking to add volume and movement to their locks instead of a heavier style. The asymmetry of the cut helps to frame the face and create a bold look. What’s great about this style is that it works for any hair texture, from straight to curly.
#5: Asymmetric Bob with a Side Part and Undercut
If you’re a lady of your time with short hair, one of the best styles is a textured cut with an undercut. Add a sweeping fringe that blends seamlessly into the rest of the hair to make the cut pop. Ensure you avoid cutting the fringe too short, as this can cause the look to appear dated. When styling an asymmetrical undercut bob, apply a light-hold mousse or wax to give the hair texture and movement. Finish the look with a light hairspray to keep everything in place.
#6: Wispy Asymmetric Cut with a Shaved Side
If you want a unique style, you should opt for a one side haircut such as this wispy asymmetric cut with a shaved side. An asymmetrical cut is perfect for most face shapes, and the shaved side can maximize the effect. You can use a low part to bring all the long hair to the opposite side and be bold. If you didn’t know, if you part your hair higher up, you can bring hair over the undercut and hide it for a milder look. Try this asymmetrical pixie cut with an undercut; you’ll love its versatile shape.
#7: Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
An undercut asymmetrical pixie cut with two polar opposite lengths is an edgy style that can also be professional. You can dress these asymmetrical short haircuts up or down for work or some night-outs over the weekends with the right outfit.
#8: Short Asymmetrical Side-Swept Curls
Get short asymmetrical side-swept curls to make your life easier in the mornings. Ask your hairdresser to use clippers for the short back and sides. Leave the top long, going even longer at the front cut to wear it on each side. Invest in hair products made for curly hair, like Curl Smith. A diffuser is a great way to dry out your curls without too much frizz quickly. Try the YS Park universal diffuser, which fits any dryer and works well with a curly asymmetrical pixie.
#9: Asymmetrical Bangs
Asymmetrical bangs can help soften up your style. For women not afraid of shaving their hairline, rounding out the face shape with scissors and clippers makes your appearance interesting. Rounding out the hairline compliments women blessed with diamond-shaped faces.
#10: Asymmetrical Haircut with Jagged Ends for African-American Women
An asymmetrical haircut with jagged ends for African-American women is versatile because, besides the traditional version with the elongated ends at the front, you can invest in different finishes to match your taste and style.
#11: Short Asymmetrical Haircut on Older Women with Gray Hair
A short asymmetrical haircut on older women with gray hair is an excellent choice, particularly for those who aspire to have a youthful-looking and modern haircut while keeping maintenance quick and easy.
#12: Spiky Asymmetrical Haircut for Women Over 50
A spiky asymmetrical haircut for women over 50 is perfect for almost all hair types. Medium and short hair look beautiful in this hairdo. Such short asymmetrical haircuts for older ladies give more lightness and modernity to the overall appearance.
#13: Asymmetrical Side-Swept Hair
For asymmetrical short hair, a side-swept haircut is stunning on ladies with fine hair to create a fuller-looking style. A side-swept bob has various layers and long face-framing pieces to elongate the face.
#14: Short Curly Hair
Short curly hair with a heavy part to one side compliments an alluring asymmetrical cut. This curly pixie cut works best for women with naturally curly hair but can also work when a curling iron produces the curls. Softening the lines will change the aesthetic of this asymmetric hair cut completely.
#15: Asymmetrical Layered Cut
Rock an asymmetrical layered cut to give hair with a side part an extra edge. An asymmetrical short hair cut happens naturally when the hair is cut with a side parting, so emphasizing this length gives so much more style and interest to a bob. The side part also gives a lift to the front of the hair from sweeping shorter layers which can be adapted whether your hair is thin or thick.
#16: Shaggy Cut in Asymmetrical Style
The untamed manner compliments the unevenness of this asymmetrical hairstyle for straight hair.
This look is modern and chic – a sassy twist to the classic pixie. The best thing about this asymmetrical pixie cut is its versatility. You can go from straight to curly/wavy, and the balayaged highlights add depth and dimension for a low-maintenance, stylish look!
When styling short asymmetrical hairstyles, use a bit of volumizing mousse. You can wash and go, blow dry straight for a smooth, sleek look, or use a 1-inch curling iron to add wave and texture.
#17: Short Asymmetric Hair with a Shaved Side
This is a choppy asymmetrical undercut with a design. A choppy cut works best for fine hair, building layers, and texture. What makes this cut unique is its gradient surgical line on the undercut.
“I like the simplicity of it,” says hair artist Jessy Jin of Vancouver, BC. It has details but does not look too busy. This asymmetrical undercut pixie looks especially great on thick and dark hair because the design looks more contrasting.
“I love an asymmetrical hair cut, as it creates an interesting factor,” she states. “Also, if you have light hair and want the design to look more contrasting, you can consider getting a low-commitment demi-permanent color for styling.”
#18: Asymmetrical with Undercut on Straight Hair
The uneven angles on this asymmetrical cut shape the face to lessen rounder edges. The undercut, along with the magenta hair color, is fashion advanced!
“Describing this hair might be as complex as the cut and color itself. I would say it’s a contemporary, deep mauve, short asymmetrical bob with bangs,” says hairstylist Helen Demakis of Cambridge, MA.
“The client and I have to communicate and work together,” she explains. “From her undercut to short bangs, I’m always checking in. This short asymmetrical pixie bob haircut is the full package for me. I felt connected to the client and was creatively satisfied with this color and cut.”
Also, Demakis says to use a color-safe shampoo and cool water while rinsing. “The neat thing about this chop is that you can tweak it to work with almost any face shape and hair texture. This cut could be longer, not have bangs, or even on someone with curly hair,” she notes.
#19: Asymmetrical Textured Cut For Thick Hair
These girls enjoy a nice, clean-cut across with a short angled bob in an asymmetrical cut. Asymmetrical angled bob cuts are perfect for most face shapes and hair textures. I cut in the overall shape, then went in with a texture shear to lighten up her hair density. Then finished with a razor for soft edges.
I added my favorite mousse Rodeo by R+CO. Next was a blowout, slightly disheveled for that undone look. “Add a bit of texture paste to the fringe, and you are ready. This cut is versatile – it can also be worn sleek or curled. A great cut like this adds instant style plus interest to your overall look. This cut works for women of all ages.
#20: Asymmetrical Long Bob for Wavy Hair
Thin-haired ladies, adding waves to your asymmetrical hair can boost volume. This long bob enjoys features that add a natural effect to your appearance.
“Her highlight application was done with an organic placement about a year ago, and they’re made to grow out soft and smooth,” says master stylist Rae Steele of Covina, CA. “The long layered bob like this can be tailored to suit all face shapes and textures.”
“The right hairdresser can assess your face shape with you to create the best look for your face, texture, and body shape,” explains Steele. “I achieved this wavy asymmetrical bob with a razor, which leaves the most beautiful texture in the hair. I know the razor has gotten a bad rep over the years, so it’s important to ensure your stylist is trained to use it.”
For at-home care, it’s truly meant to be air-dried with a salt spray. Not all salt sprays are created equal, so talk with your stylist about which would be best for your texture and such short hair cuts.
#21: Asymmetric Crop For Women Over 60
Here’s an asymmetrical crop for women over 60.
Talk with your stylist about how short asymmetrical haircuts affect the various face shapes. It’s ideal for oval-shaped faces. It softens the line of the face height in the crown, creates length, and minimizes the fullness of a round face.
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#22: Short Asymmetrical Haircut for Fine Hair
Consider a very formal, straight-lined haircut with a little perk up because back then, such asymmetry was on top of hair trends.
This type of look is best styled as smooth, straight hair.
A style is that asymmetrical haircuts never go out of fashion. A well-executed and designed asymmetrical haircut suits any face shape or texture.
A good hairdryer, hairbrush, and your favorite styling product are needed to make it look chic! However, for an extra sleek look or flip edge, you would need to use straighteners, and for a softer line look, curling tongs/wands would be a go-to tool.
#23: Short Asymmetrical Textured Cut for Round Faces
This short asymmetrical hairstyle for blonde hair enhances the face, complete with the side bangs that cut the width to lengthen the face. Choppy, tapered layers help give round faces some edges.
This asymmetrical cut is a futuristic textured bob created by colorist and hair designer Wade Bennett of Southsea, UK.
“The cutting techniques used included back cutting and freehand curving for weight removal,” explains Bennett. “A moisture treatment was applied with thermal protection before straightening and dry cutting to create the desired texture.”
Bennett says, “I cut the fringe and graduation freehand with the intention of creating an open and fresh look around her face. The professional products used include Potion 9, Trilliant, and Micro Fibre Web.”
Bennett recommends this asymmetrical layered bob to women with thick hair who want something easy to maintain. The cut also works well when dried with a natural wave.
#24: Modern Long Asymmetrical Bob
This long asymmetrical stacked bob cut is an exaggerated asymmetrical cut through multiple dry-cutting techniques. It was handcrafted by hairstylist Nicholas Burns of Las Vegas, NV.
When asked, Burns’ favorite part of this process was sculpting the hair through point cutting and dry-stroking techniques.
“Rock asymmetrical bobs,” he exclaims. “Analyze your hair type and face and see if one would be possible or flattering for you. I would adjust things like moving the weight line to decrease the angle to fit their face better and give them general tips on the daily styling to achieve this same look at home better.”
#25: Asymmetric Cut for Thin Hair with an Ash Blonde Color
Creating an asymmetrical or uneven cut can make thin hair appear thicker. The deep side-part lumps all the volume to one side and can be enhanced with layers and flyaway ends.
“This is a modern interpretation of the classic short bob. I worked with her hair weight and texture and created an asymmetric shape. Then, I boosted her already naturally light hair with an ash blonde hue using some perfectly placed balayage,” explains hairstylist Beth Vermillion of Pittsburgh, PA.
“This cut works great with medium-density hair and textures ranging from straight to curly,” says Vermillion. “The layering would be different depending upon the hair texture.”
Vermillion wrap-dried the hair with a paddle brush, using only Evo’s happy campers’ wearable treatment for thermal protection. “Then I finished with Shebang A Bang spray wax for a flexible piecey look on her dry hair,” she adds.
#26: Sleek Asymmetrical Bob with Dark Roots
A sleek asymmetrical bob with dark roots has dimension and stark contrast. This gives a more natural, lived-in look. That means lower maintenance, less time in the salon, and less money spent.