23 Hairstyles That Will Make You Want Short Hair With Bangs

Short hair with bangs

Take your short hairstyle to the next level with statement-making bangs. Choose a full fringe, side-swept bangs or go bold with a trendy micro-fringe. Here are lots of ideas for short hair with bangs to inspire your next chop!

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Short Ombre With Straight Bangs

Adorable short hair with bangs and ombre color
Credit: Iva Varvarchuk

A short bob with bangs and natural texture paired with an ombre will give you an artsy look.

Neck-Length Bob with Straight Across Bangs

Cute Short Hairstyle with Bangs
Instagram @vinesalonco

One thing that makes for a cute short hairstyle with bangs is getting a rose gold hair color. For a trendy look, request a blunt and beach waves.

Superb Short Cut with Side Bangs

Superb short hair with side bangs
Instagram @chasityshair

By style creator, Chasity Camp
Hairstylist @ Pin Up Salon in Loganville, GA

Turning a bob with wispy layers into a short haircut with side bangs is very low maintenance.

This short cut is super easy for any woman with a slight wave or curl to their hair. The side-swept bangs can add a change to any style without having to lose overall length. A mousse before styling or air drying adds volume and texture that completes this look.

To style:

– Use Tigi Catwalk strong hold mousse at the roots, and Kenra blow dry spray throughout the ends.
– After the blow dry and adding a loose beach wave.
– Sprayed Kenra texture spray through the ends to achieve this piecey style.

Timeless Short Bob With Bangs

By style creator, Janelle
Master Stylist @ Just Janelle Hair Design in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Classic short bobs with bangs never goes out of style. Not to mention a few loose curls can do wonders for a different or more formal style.

For women who don’t wear a far side part to offset any harshness, the right bangs for the face shape add a nice softness to the overall look.

I recommend a good styling cream/volumizer such as Bumble and Bumble Styling Cream and Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity before blow drying on wash days, paired with a multi-purpose shine/anti-frizz spray.

A light finishing hairspray at the end will set the style and a good flat iron definitely helps!

For women who could previously not wear short hair or bangs now benefit from flat irons and texturizing techniques.

The rounder the face, the longer the front length should be to create a slimming silhouette (think a couple of inches below the chin). A side bang will definitely add to that effect. Smaller, “pointier” chins can pretty well pull off any style of bob and bangs, even as short as a 20s-style bob.

As for lifestyle, no, you may not be able to throw your hair up in a topknot for yoga or your run, but a headband will keep your hair out of your face and works just as well. Short haircuts and bangs on ladies look chic and can’t be beaten!

Long Side Swept Bangs for Over 40

long side swept bangs for over 40
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

Pull off a short haircut with side-swept bangs, and look youthful more than ever! Now, meet your stylist and change your look. This one offers the best long side-swept bangs for over 40. It only takes an inch curling iron and some scrunching to achieve such texture and movement on short hair. Finish it off with a texturizing spray and let your hair do the talking.

Short Layered Bob with Bangs

short layered bob with bangs
Instagram @michelles_mermaids

Make the most of your fine-textured hair. Go for a short layered bob with bangs, then freshen it up with an ash blonde hue. Short cuts like this keep your locks looking fuller and voluminous.

Long Heavy Bangs

long heavy bangs
Instagram @neilmarshallhair

Rocking some long heavy bangs will grant you such a youthful impression. They work well with a short haircut that doesn’t go past the shoulders to give extra fullness to the locks. Now, cut your hair short, jazz it up with a blonde color melt, then you’re good to go!

Modern Short Wavy Bob and Long Bangs

Modern short wavy bob with long bangs
Instagram @kelsey.withthegoodhair

By style creator, Kelsey Wickersham
Hairstylist / Hairdresser @ Tarver Hill Salon in Austin, TX

This is a very modern and fun short wavy bob with long bangs. It’s sassy and can be styled to look more professional, or messy and beachy. It’s a good look for multiple personalities!

This is a great short hairstyle for women in their 30’s and 40’s. But really anyone can pull it off if they can work with it.

For wash and go people, this style will work best if you don’t get the bangs and have natural wavy or straight hair. It’s best for women with fine hair.

To style:

– Use a Babyliss or Hot Tools 1/2 to 1-inch curling iron.
– Once you’ve created the curls, spray Oribe Texture Spray to separate and give texture to the curls.
– Run your fingers through the curls to break them up, and finish off with some Oribe Workable Hairspray and Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray.

Tapered Long Pixie Cut Bangs for Over 60

tapered long pixie cut with bangs for women over 60
Instagram @elisabeth.joy.hairstylist

Scared of getting short tresses? Tell you what—you shouldn’t be. You can turn it into a flattering short asymmetrical cut or a chic tapered long pixie cut with bangs for over 60. And, that edgy look is something to flaunt with pride. This short haircut with bangs for ladies over 60 appears lovelier on natural white locks.

Sassy Angled Bob with Bangs

By style creator, Jenna Herbert
Independent Stylist @ Filomena Salon and Spa in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

This short angled bob with bangs has ‘lil bit of sass! It’s a great look for women who aren’t super edgy, but are tired of their boring old cut.

It can be styled smooth and sleek when you want to look more polished but also styled with mega texture to create more fun, lived-in style.

Use a volumizer product like Unite Boosta spray. It is lightweight so it can be used on all hair textures. I also recommend finishing dry hair with Unit Texturiza spray. It’s a dry texture spray that adds volume, pieceyness and texture to all hair types.

This a great short cut and style except for women with super curly hair. They can wear this style, but must be committed to putting in the work to blow it out and flat iron it section by section every day.

The length and angle can be altered to suit any face shape. It lends length and more volume in the sides for long faces and more length with less volume through the sides for rounder faces.

Chin Length Bob with Deep Side Bangs

By style creator, Georgia Reed
Stylist / Balayage Artist @ Stellar Salon in Sterling, IL

A chin length bob with deep side bangs and lived-in texture is sassy soft.

It is perfect for women with medium textured hair who are looking for a more soft, but deeper set bang. Rounder face shapes work well with this cut because of the diagonal forward lines that hit right under the chin. This helps give the appearance of an elongated shape.

To style:

– Use 1-inch curling iron/wand
– Colorproof Crazy Smooth Oil to work through the curl for definition and shine
– Add Puff Me hair powder for the base of the hair to add grip and volume.
– You can also finish with Colorproof Texture Charge Spray for added texture throughout.

Asymmetrical Bob with Wispy Bangs

Creative asymmetrical short bob hair cut with bangs
Instagram @ahlee.kweli

By style creator, Ahlee Kweli
Hairstylist @ Juju Salon & Organics in Philadelphia, PA

This short asymmetrical cut with wispy bangs is for women with straight, fine hair. It’s not your “run of the mill” bob.

Asymmetry plus textured choppy bangs spark a fire!

This is done best as a precision cut on fine, straight hair. So it will need to be cut specifically to compliment your head shape, with cowlicks and “problem” areas in mind so that styling can be rather simple.

Because of the asymmetry, this cut is more forgiving than conventional “bobs.” That being said, it’s a style that would translate well on round and oval face shapes, and even oblong and square shapes depending on the length of the longer portion.

Box Bob Cut With Baby Bangs

Awesome short box bob with a microfringe
Instagram @hannahstylist1234

By style creator, Hannah Mole
Hairstylist @ Bad Apple Hair Salon in Birmingham, UK

And edgy and textured box bob with micro bangs is a classic cut with a modern twist. The fringe is a focal point and is a great way to make a statement and stand out.

For products, I recommend Bed Head’s Queen For a Day for volume, hold and texture, cocktailed with a bit of Ego Boost for the ends. I would finish off with a spritz of Masterpiece hairspray for shine, hold and texture.

Full fringes typically suit women with oval or longer faces. The micro-fringe adds an element of edginess to someone’s style, so it would suit people who like to stand out and make a statement.

This short hairstyle is best suited for straighter, sleek hair as it shows off the style best. However, it would still be possible to achieve on other hair types, but some would need to put more effort into styling it.

Jaw-Length Asymmetrical Cut with Bangs

By style creator, Nikki Dee
Stylist @ Tiger Eye Hair in San Diego, CA

This cute short hair with bangs is versatile and hip. If you have a very symmetrical face, an asymmetrical fringe can really open up your beautiful eyes!

For styling:

– Start with the One Prep Spray which provides amazing heat protection,
– Cocktail a little High Dive and Tinsel to give ultimate moisture and shine.
– Finish the look with a flat wrap blow dry and polished with my Bioionic iron.

Ear-Length Pixie Cut with Bangs

ear length pixie cut with bangs
Instagram @courtneyxcentrichair

When edginess meets elegance! Wear this ear-length pixie cut with bangs, and flaunt your new look with so much flair. Pulling it off with a rust brown shade will flatter your light or neutral skin complexion.

Short Blunt Bob with Brow Skimming Bangs

By style creator, Carli Scroggins
Hairstylist @ Salon 5014 in Dallas, TX

A one-length blunt bob with heavy blunt bangs is a great short hair cut for women with fine hair that want a bold and classic look.

It works well on a long face shape due to the bangs and will always look best on people with long necks. I would not recommend this for women who like a lot of volume and/or movement. It is a fairly flat and static style.

Also, if you have a difficult hairline at the nape, ask your stylist for an undercut to ensure that it lays nice and straight in the back.

Short Curly Hair with Curly Bangs

short curly hair with curly bangs
Instagram @elizabethlingafelt

Get that chic, playful aura now! Pair your short curly hair with curly bangs to reveal your lovely texture. Keeping your mane dark and in a shorter length shows a fuller payoff, perfect for thin density. Make use of a shine spray or oil when prepping for a more radiant effect.

Q&A with style creator, Elizabeth Lingafelt
Hair Stylist @ Parlour Salon DC in Washington, DC

How would you describe this?

I call this a Curly Shag. It can be successfully achieved at any length, and it&rsquos great for women whose hair is more wavey than curly. Shape these cuts using a variety of layering techniques to give it a ton of movement. 

What is your best advice?

If you have been thinking of doing a certain shape or even curly bangs, ask your stylist to help you in a way that best suits you. This shape is perfect for wavier types, just add your favorite water-based product to mostly wet hair (too much water when styling wavey hair will weigh it down and make it limp), give it a gentle shake, and unless you diffuse it for additional volume, you’re done! 

A lot of times people wanting to do bangs are apprehensive because curly girls have long been told they couldn’t do it. Ask your hairstylist to layer your hair in a way that allows for bangs if pulled forward but if you don’t want to have them you can simply style the front of your hair back and away from the face, which creates added volume.

Very Short Hair with Full Bangs

A modern short hair with bangs and jet black hair
Instagram @ml_styling

By style creator, Michael Lucero
Aveda Senior Stylist @ Scott J Salon in New York, NY

This short hair with bangs is the modern Joan Jett. This cut has short and choppy layers, partnered with a soft wispy bangs.

The layers around the face can bring out high cheekbones and the soft bangs frame your gorgeous eyes.

To style:

– Apply Aveda’s Texture Tonic on damp hair
– Let it air dry.
– Finish by separating the layers with the Defining Whip.

Graduated Bob with Side Bangs for Older Women

By style creator, Mary Palmisano
Hairstylist @ Impressions Salon in Mequon, WI

This is a short angled bob with short layers with side-swept bangs that longer with a short softer fringe laying underneath. It will give you the appearance of having more hair than you really do. It is easy to style for ladies that have a medium texture with a slight wave.

To style:

– Prep towel dried hair with Pureology’s Root Lift for added height.
– Through the ends, use a medium lightweight gel lik Gold Definer by Pureology
– Blow dry with a round brush.
– Finish with Pureology’s Supreme Control Hairspray.

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Super Short Cropped Cut with Fringe

Super Short Haircut with Bangs
Instagram @virag_hair

A super short crop with bangs gives a chic and savvy look. It’s perfect for the adventurer that tries out new things.

Short Shag with Curtain Bangs

By style creator, Dana Parsloe
Hairstylist @ Hair by Dana in Revelstoke, BC

A short shag with choppy bangs is perfect for the mom on the go. It’s easily styling textured choppy bangs can add softness to your face shape without the effort of styling with heat.

Short shags will open up your face and frame rather than hide. It’s great for accentuating your beauty!

Short Layered Cut with Long Side Bangs

Super Chic Layered Haircut with Bangs
Instagram @rachel.lott.hair