23 Cute Short, Chin-Length Hairstyles

Short chin length hairstyles

Chin-length hair is cut at the level of the chin and gives the illusion of more volume. This short hair is all the rage right now. These inspiring models all have chin-length hairstyles that totally rock. Texture and color are key elements that help keep your shorter hairstyle fresh and modern.

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Undone Ombre Waves

Q&A with style creator, Ebony Nayler
Style Director @ Oscar Oscar Carindale in Carindale, QLD

How would you describe this look?

My guest has a low maintenance ombré. We have heavily lightened through the ends while still maintaining a blend of foils throughout with a face-framing technique. We finished with a root shadow gloss (deepening the foils to create a softer base for the color to grow out) while still leaving the hair around the face brighter!

My favorite thing would be that this look is versatile. You can add more lightness, depth with with reverse balayage, or even change the tone while still keeping it low maintenance!

A textured lived-in haircut accompanies this look perfectly! We created soft textured layers through the crown and styled with a soft wave tong to create an undone look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is for really for anyone who wants a low maintenance color. Each color is unique to each person, so working with your own natural base color is best for a softer regrowth! We can also alter the tone to suit your skin tone.

With any lightening service, it is important restore the protein and moisture that is taken out during the process. Listen to your stylist to learn what your hair needs to keep your hair in prime condition for future sessions. My go-to repairing range would be the Resistance range by Kerastase. We styled with Kerastase L’Incroyable blow dry lotion along with Ciment Thermique. Air Control by Aveda is the perfect lightweight hairspray to finish the look!

Modern Bob

Modern Bob hairstyle
Instagram @hair_by_matt

Q&A with style creator, Matt Taddeo
Hairstylist @ Colors Hair International in Newport Beach, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a modern bob. The soft, invisible layers with a blunt cut line create a more modern look for short to mid length hairstyles like this.

My favorite thing is the soft angle to help elongate her face shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consult your stylist about your face shape. Do you need more or less of an angle? Once you have the cut, then style using Schwarzkopf Professional Miracle 15. It provides heat protection by sealing the cuticle and has light styling hold. Create the beach hair wave look using your 1 1/4-inch curling iron and wrap the hair away from the face in the front. Only wrap the top of the crown and don’t wrap the underneath back section. Spray in a texture spray and tousle the waves.

This is a great look for everyone because it is stylish, trendy, functional, and low maintenance. It’s a great fit for everyone going into summer!

Slightly Angled Bob Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Jamie Leigh
Hair & Make-up Artist @ Everland Hair Studio in Solsberry, IN

How would you describe this look?

This is a short and slightly angled bob haircut. It’s cut at an angle so that the nape area is roughly an inch shorter than the front length. I’ve given her textured layers for movement and to lighten up her bulky heavy hair.

My favorite thing about this cut is that it’s flattering for all ages and can be adjusted for any face shape. It generally keeps its shape for up to three months, making it a go-to for busy women on the go.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A consultation is always needed to know which adjustments should be made. Perhaps for an edgier look, the angle could be steeper. You could stack or graduate the nape area for added shape. Shorter layers or bangs can be cut for more volume, larger foreheads, or this basic shape can be left without layers for thin and fine hair.

It’s versatile to style and easily made sleek and straight. It can be waved with a curling wand or curled with a one-inch barrel iron. The length in the front is usually left long enough to pull back so it’s out of your face if you want to work out.

My favorite styling products for shorter & finer hair are BIG SEXY Root Boost and Spray Clay Texturizer. For wavy hair, use a light gloss to smooth the hair shaft and eliminate frizz, then a spray of AG Sea Salt Spray for beachy texture. For thicker bulky hair, my two faves are Biosilk Coconut Therapy and BIG SEXY Love Oil cocktailed with AG Recoil and Totaled Lightly (left to air dry).

Small bobby pins and barrettes are a great accessory for this cut and a sunkissed balayage is a perfect color compliment.

Square Chin-Length Bob

Square Chin-Length Bob hairstyle
Instagram @mattison.hair

Q&A with style creator, Mattison Perron
Stylist / Colorist @ Hush Hush Hair Salon in Manhattan Beach, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this haircut as a textured, square, chin-length bob. My favorite thing about it is the piecey-ness of the ends even though the perimeter is cut blunt to create a strong line.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s all in the styling! I have a lot of clients who come into the salon and want to cut their hair short, but are afraid of having a “mom bob”. By keeping the ends of this cut straight as opposed to rounded under, it gives a more modern finish.

While short hair takes less time to style, it isn’t a wash and go look. A quick blow dry and some loose waves make this look and also showcase the texture cut into the ends. A dry texture spray or a finishing cream for separation are the perfect products to finish this look.

This client has a round face, but still has great bone structure in her jawline. As long as the perimeter line of the length follows the jawline, this cut can be flattering on any face shape.

Slightly Asymmetrical Stacked Bob

Slightly Asymmetrical Stacked Bob hairstyle
Instagram @headrushdesigns

Q&A with style creator, Julie Holbrook
Stylist @ Ave Salon Fashion & Bridal in Ogden, UT

How would you describe this look?

This is a slightly asymmetrical stacked bob with lots of interior layers and texture.

My favorite thing about this look is when worn curly, it shows all the layers and textures and looks fun and flirty. However, when worn straight, it will look sleek and show off the great shape of the cut!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For those considering a cut at this length, just make sure that you adjust it to yourself. If you don’t like your chin area, then make sure both sides hit below your chin in order to elongate your face.

The styling of this cut is fairly simple if cut into the proper shape. I’d make sure you have a 1-inch curling iron, about a 2-inch round brush, and a good volumizing product and texture spray. I love Kevin Murphy’s Anti.Gravity spray and Bedroom.Hair.

Deconstructed Bob

Deconstructed Bob hairstyle
Instagram @uniondurham

Q&A with style creator, Kara Pezzimenti
Owner / Master Stylist / Colorist @ Union Hair Studio in Durham, NC

How would you describe this look?

This look can be best described as a heavily textured or deconstructed bob. The seamless, curved layers add softness and versatility to create a polished yet undone finish that keeps her looking playful and current.

My favorite thing about this cut is all of the movement that you see! No matter where you look, there is something interesting in the shape which adds youthful edginess to a classic style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is best suited for someone with medium to thick hair. The layers in this cut are thoughtfully carved out to remove bulky weight and create sweeping movement and soft texture to allow for minimal styling.

I suggest working Kevin Murphy Smoothing Creme through damp hair and hand style with a blow dryer. Finish with Keune Spray Wax, run your fingers through, and go!

This style works great for women who need a nearly effortless finish but love a modern result.

Chin-Length Bob

Q&A with style creator, Chelsea Baert
Hairstylist @ Denny Kemp Salon & Spa in Minneapolis, MN

How would you describe this look?

The look is a chin-length bob and is only the slightest bit longer right by the face. The length of the hair sits right under the chin and above the shoulders, which is a wonderful spot for her face shape and neck length because it creates space between her shoulder and jawline.

This is a super easy and wearable style that does not take much effort at all. You can wear it textured and natural or blown out and sleek. Both take minimal style time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a style that requires some styling. It’s not high maintence by any means, but effort is required whether it be using a scrunch in product for a textured look or a simple blow dry and curl. It’s not wake up and go kind of hairstyle.

Simple Yet Effective

Q&A with style creator, Holly Sharpe
Senior Stylist @ B’Me Hair Salon and Academy in North Lakes, QLD

How would you describe this look?

I describe this look as simple yet effective. It’s a classic bob, but with the extremely blunt finish, it’s got a cool and edgy feel to it! The highlights keep this hard working lady more conservative, but when you have such a statement haircut, soft highlights are all you need!

My favorite thing about this hairstyle is that it is a statement in itself and as a hairdresser, the haircut is technically perfect! This look is amazing for any woman wanting a haircut that is easy maintenance yet gives them a striking look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for someone with a thinner/narrow, oval, or heart face shape. When hair is cut to chin-length it accentuates the lower area of the face.

This client has relatively straight, thick hair that is fine in texture. When I styled, I used Marrakesh X Spray for my leave-in moisturizer. After I blow dried, I straightened to give that sharp finish.

The curlier your hair is the more styling you will have to do to achieve this look. This look is also gorgeous with a soft natural wave, so wash and wear is always an option for the gal on the go.

Strong Graduated Structure

Q&A with style creator, Moira Grasso
Freelance Hairstylist in Tysons Corner, VA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a chin-length shape with a strong, graduated structure underneath to support volume. The looseness and texture on top makes the shape interesting and really personal to the person wearing it.

My favorite thing about this look is that is really easy to manage (very wash and wear), it looks great on many different hair types, and is very suitable for different lifestyles.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would say the most important thing about this haircut is a really good consultation with your stylist. This look will work on anyone, but will need to be adjusted according to an individual’s hair texture, face shape, and lifestyle. This client had a square face shape. In order for me to soften that shape, I had to make sure to keep the front length just above her jawline.

The products depend on the texture of the hair, but I usually lean toward a mousse for volume and a very light finishing cream for texture after the blow dry. Try Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse and Airstyle Flexible Finishing Cream.

Wearable Modern Edge

Q&A with style creator, Robyn Wall
Stylist @ Pony Salon in Vancouver, BC

How would you describe this look?

I would describe my client’s finished look as the perfect blend of wearable with just the right amount of modern edginess. A bob is a classic style, so in combination with the short fringe and textured finish, this look stays trendy, youthful, and fresh.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When creating this style, we mainly considered how much time she spends styling her hair on a daily basis. She is a very low maintenance styler (wash and wear) with relatively straight hair, and doesn’t want to commit to many styling aids. I wanted to give her a current look with minimal styling time.

I cut texture into the hair both internally and externally. I used Bumble and bumble’s Don’t Blow It from roots to ends and diffused. We finished with their Surf Spray for a tousled look. Both products will react with the texture given to enhance and encourage movement within the style.

Sophisticated Graduated Bob

Sophisticated Graduated Bob hairstyle
Instagram @hairbyjoyce_3

Q&A with style creator, Joyce Landicho
Hairtailor @ Folklore Salon in Los Angeles, CA

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

This is a modern and sophisticated graduated bob style. It is one of my favorite haircuts because it is an endless classic beautiful shape that suits all hair types. I enjoy this cutting technique because the longer angle accentuates her jawline.

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

Product selection depends on the hair texture. For this client, I recommended using Davine’s Volume boost mousse because it adds light body for a natural look and volume to hair. Blow dry with a Denman brush, then add a dot of Oi Oil for a smooth finish and shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut for straight textured hair. Wavy or curly types can also wear this, but the geometric shape is very flattering on fine-medium density straight hair.

This hairstyle is also easy wear and suitable for heart, round and diamond/oval face shapes. Women in the fashion, interior design/architect and marketing industry tend to have this type of haircut. They want to look professionally stylish and feel like gold when representing at work!

Quintessential Choppy Bob

Quintessential Choppy Bob hairstyle
Instagram @amos.studio

Q&A with style creator, Amy Miller
Licensed Cosmetologist / Owner @ AMOS Studio in San Jose, CA

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

This is the quintessential choppy bob look with lots of texture and movement. I love that this style shows off highlights well and is quick to style.

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

To get this look, I like to start with a heat protectant like Oway’s Thermal Protect, then add a volumizer to help hold the wave. If the hair type tends to frizz up, I’ll also use a smoothing serum and finish with a light hold hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is perfect for clients with naturally wavy hair short hair, or those who are hot tool savvy. It looks best on oval or narrow face shapes.

Short Enough

Short Enough hairstyle
Instagram @courtneytokar1

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Tokarski
Hair Colorist/Stylist @ Evolve Salon in Limerick, PA

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

I would describe this look as short enough, but not crazy short! It’s super easy to style and perfect for someone on the go.

My favorite thing about it is how many ways you can wear it. Use a 1-inch curling iron for perfect waves, or a 3/4-inch for something bigger. Tie it half up for a street style that kills or super straight for a professional knockout!

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

To maintain this look and style, I suggest a volume shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner. The reason we chopped this client’s hair to this length was because it was so dry and damaged, so maintaining moisture is key. When the hair is wet, use something at the root to rough it up so it doesn’t dry flat to your head.

As far as styling goes, use a texture spray and lots of flexible hold hairspray. Flexible is the best for this style because it is typically cut on finer hair. Fine hair and hairspray don’t tend to mix well, so keep it light so it doesn’t get funky on ya!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Lastly, I would recommend this style to someone who needs a change, needs to get rid of some damaged locks, or someone who is busy!

The ideal client is someone with finer hair, but a lot of it. If you have curly hair, I suggest something a little closer to shoulder length.

1. Fun and Funky

Fun Piecey Chin-Length Sideswept Brunette Bob

Fun Piecey Chin-Length Sideswept Brunette Bob - Side View

This gorgeous chocolate color is razored up with lots of layers and texture to add a whole new element to this hairstyle. Teasing the crown and spraying up pieces of hair all over help show off the model’s thickness and texture.

How To Style:

1. Start with clean dry hair that has a deep side part.

2. Go over your entire head of hair with a flat iron to make ends shiny and straight.

3. Rub a light pomade on your hands, then push hair from the neck up and out to create a full splayed look on the ends.

4. Tease the crown slightly to add more volume on top and then finish off the look with some volumizing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

A nice flexible hold pomade you might try is Soy Paste by Health Sexy Hair. Follow up with Big Sexy Hair’s Spray and Play hairspray for a nice finish.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces would look great with the splayed layers around the nape and chin. If you have thick hair that is on the straighter side, then this look would be fabulous for you.


Carry a comb and a small travel sized hairspray to do quick touch ups throughout the day at work or school.

2. Retro Romance

This fun, full hairstyle shows off thick curls that really soften this blunt bob. The wispy bangs help frame the face and keep the wavy texture consistent throughout the hairstyle.

Retro Chin-Length Hairstyles

Blonde Retro Wavy Chin-Length Bob View 2

How To Style:

1. Medium to large hot rollers would be great for this hairstyle! Simply heat up your hot rollers and put them in your hair.

2. Do your makeup while they are setting and cooling, then remove when done for instant volume and wave.

Recommended Products:

New to hot rollers? Try a smaller, less expensive option like Conair’s Compact Hair Roller Set before making a huge investment. You get 20 rollers and they come in a variety of sized to make the perfect style for you.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Thinner faces would look great with this volumizing hairstyle. All hair types and textures can try this elegant style.


Roll the rollers in the direction you want the hair to go. Bangs should go forward, hair around the neck should be rolled down, and the hair on the top of the head should be rolled back for maximum volume.

3. Vintage Beauty

This cute, chin length crop is straight out of the 1920’s. A sleek bob, a center part, and short straight across bangs give this style a total vintage flair. Add some thick and subtle red highlights to keep the look modern and fresh.

Sleek Highlighted Deep Brunette Bob with Short Bangs

Sleek Highlighted Deep Brunette Bob - View 2

How To Style:

1. Blow dry your hair as smooth as you can with a medium sized round brush or paddle brush.

2. When your hair is completely dry, take out the trusty flat iron and smooth out your hair for a sleek finish.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Treatment is a fabulous oil that helps hydrate and protect your hair from heat. Use it on wet or dry hair sparingly to help keep your tresses healthy and shiny all day long.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces look adorable with these close, face-framing bobs. Thin to medium amounts of hair on the straighter side are great candidates for this sleek hairstyle.


Play up your vintage style with cute 1920’s hair accessories and makeup.

4. Classic Bob

This fantastic example of the classic bob hits right at the chin and frames the face beautifully. Subtle rounded layers help lighten the bulk, but keep the classic shape. The part is placed just off center to make this particular bob more modern.

Short Perky Smooth Chin-Length Bob Hairstyle

Short Perky Blonde Bob Chin-Length Hairstyles

How To Style:

1. Blow dry your entire head with a paddle brush to remove most of the moisture.

2. Go in with your round brush to remove the rest of the moisture and polish off the style.

3. Section up your hair and go through with small pieces and flat iron. Bevel the ends under and towards the face for that nice rounded shape.

Recommended Products:

Prive has an awesome Shine Spray that helps cut drying time when sprayed in wet and adds incredible shine to your hair when dry.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Heart and round shaped faces are awesome for bobs. All hair thicknesses can pull this off, but if you want to wear it sleek like the picture, you’ll want to have naturally straight or slightly wavy hair.


The flipped out style is coming back. Instead of flat ironing your hair, under use a larger sized curling iron and flip the ends out for a cute party style.

5. Half Updo

Short hair is made elegant with rich curls and a mini updo. With shorter hairstyles, it’s harder to pull all your hair up. However, by pinning just a few pieces back on top, you get an overall feeling of sophistication. Keeping some side bangs down helps to frame the face and keep the style looking soft.

Wavy Brunette Layered Chin-Length Half Updo

Wavy Brunette Layered Chin-Length Bob Side

How To Style:

1. Grab your 1-inch curling iron and pop in some ringlets around your entire head.

2. Flat iron your bangs to the side, but keep the ends beveled under so they look soft instead of stick straight.

3. Tease the crown section of your head slightly at the roots to add volume.

4. Smooth some top pieces back, twist the ends slightly and secure with bobby pins and some hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Need a good curling iron? You can’t go wrong with the Jilbere Porcelain Series. They come in all sizes and are totally affordable.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

All face shapes, thicknesses and textures can pull off this cute style. What are you waiting for?


Whenever you attempt an updo, keep it looking soft and slightly imperfect. Loose, romantic styles are more modern and keep you from looking dated or stiff.

6. Retro Short Shag

Retro Short Shag
Instagram @hairbyrobbin1

Time to be creative and go for what’s unconventional! A retro short shag haircut with bangs will make you want to chop your dark, wavy tresses now. The length where it stops at the level of your chin is enough, bringing out more movement to your locks.

Q&A with style creator, Robbin Johnson
Owner / Master Cosmetologist @ The Lex Studio in Martinez, GA

How would you describe this look?

I would consider this cut a short shag, cut with a feather razor for a lighter, airy look. The fringe or bangs are cut short and used as a guide and framed the face. The top is blended into the bangs, the sides blended forward then back blended from the crown down, taking the bulk and roundness out of the cut but leaving the length.

It’s like a shag meets a mullet in the modern world. It’s better to have a slight wave in your hair naturally because this style is meant to be finger dried which is the best part in my opinion. No brush needed unless you want a straighter look. I used a small amount of Seven Swept texture spray at the root for volume and a polishing balm for a piece-y look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would suggest this to someone with long/oblong or square face shape looking to add volume on top and sides and looking for a low maintenance haircut that is fun and modern. This cut is perfect for you.

7. Curly Roll Up

This fun hairstyle is a fun combination of natural and ironed curls. Haircuts that fall right at the chin are super complementary and fresh looking. This cut is made really fierce simply by rolling the bangs up and away from the face with a few bobby pins.

Curly Dark Chin-Length Layered Bob Hairstyle

How To Style:

1. Diffuse your curls when wet.

2. When your hair is completely dry, go back and touch up random pieces with a curling iron to add some texture.

3. Spray with texture spray and then scrunch up to add even more texture to your style.

4. Gently comb back your bangs and secure with bobby pins on the top of your head.

Recommended Products:

Use some Goody Bobby Pins to secure your style. They come in tons of sizes and colors so you can really hide them in your hair.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

If your hair is naturally curly, then this is the chin length cut for you! Round shaped faces would work best with this hairstyle.


Pop in some crazy colored extensions here and there for a totally edgy look without damaging your hair.

8. Chiseled Crop

This super sleek chin-length hairstyle is totally cute and wearable. The overall softness is subtly contrasted with stacked layers in the back to help add texture and volume. Short side bangs also help add texture and framing to the face.

Chiseled Blonde Crop Chin-Length Hairstyles

Chiseled Blonde Crop Chin-Length Hairstyle - Back View

How To Style:

1. Grab your trusty flat iron and take your time going over small sections of hair to create a straight and sleek look.

2. Keep the iron beveled under especially when you reach the ends to help them flip under instead of laying stick straight.

Recommended Products:

My go-to flat iron is the Infra Shine ceramic brand. Opt for the 1-inch size for control.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

This hairstyle would really balance out oval-shaped faces because of the bangs. When you want to achieve a sleek look like this, the straighter your hair is naturally, the better.


Tease the crown area to add some volume and change the shape of this smooth bob haircut.

9. Wavy Edge

This gorgeous blunt bob hits right at the jawline and makes for a bold statement. Soften it up by adding some soft curls that seem to have a mind of their own. A deep side part helps keep this hairstyle look modern and up to date.

Wavy Pale Blonde Chin-Length Bob

Wavy Pale Blonde Chin-Length Bob - Front View

How To Style:

1. Start with clean dry hair and apply your favorite heat-protecting product throughout the style with your fingers.

2. Section up most of your hair but leave a small section of hair down to curl.

3. Use a 1 ¼” sized curling iron and start curling your dropped down section.

4. Spray with hairspray.

5. Drop down another section and repeat until you have curled and sprayed your entire head of hair.

6. If your hair doesn’t hold curl well, just leave it and let it loosen up on its own. If your hair does hold curl well, you might just scrunch the curls with your fingers slightly to break it up and create more of a laid back, tousled feel.

Recommended Products:

Alba Botanica Medium Hold Hair Spray would be a great option to lock in this tousled style. It’s unscented, aerosol free and has pro-vitamins in every spritz!

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Round, heart and square shaped faces would rock this sweet and soft hairstyle. Any hair types can wear this style. Yay!


If you have naturally curly hair, diffuse your hair when wet to show off the curls you were born with, then touch up with a curling iron on certain top pieces if you need to.

10. Sweet Swirls

Jazz up your cute chin length cut by throwing in some ringlets. This stacked bob is full of texture and adding some curls is just the thing to bring it to the next level. Sweet side sweeping bangs keep the look fresh and sleek and help keep you looking like Shirley Temple.

Red Highlighted Casual Chin-Length Hairstyle

Red Highlighted Casual Chin-Length Bob with Ringlets

How To Style:

1. Use a small-barreled curling iron for a nice ringlet effect. A one-inch sized barrel would probably be best for this particular look.

2. Grab vertical sections of hair instead of horizontal and curl, holding the iron up and down to really create a ringlet shaped curl.

3. Flat iron the bangs to the side and curl just the ends to help blend the strands into the rest of the hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

Finisher Medium Hold Hair Spray by ICE is perfect for securing curly styles. It keeps hair looking soft, bouncy and never stiff.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces look best with bobs in my opinion because they help add fullness and balance. If you have straight to curly hair, you can pull off this swirly hairstyle.


The shorter strands in the back of the head may be too short to grab vertically with the curling iron, so just flip those pieces under for a nice polished look.

Having short hair is no excuse to have boring hair. Fight the snooze factor by adding curls, spicy color or a spiked out shaggy texture. Hairstyles that fall right at the chin are flattering to all face shapes. A chin-length cut might be in your near future!