The Top 21 Short Sassy Haircuts of 2020

Short sassy haircuts for women

Short sassy haircuts are women’s short hairstyle that is styled and cut using modern trends. From balayage and babylights to razor-cut layers and asymmetrical lines, these new tricks guarantee to add a playful touch to any jaw to neck-grazing cut!

It’s impossible to miss the recent looks of Hollywood hotties Gemma Arterton, Sarah Paulson, Damaris Goddrie, and Brie Larson after they paraded their own age-defying, impressive chopped manes on the red carpet. With expert hairdressers working with their face shapes and bone structures, they’ve owned a sexy and powerful image even with less hair length!

Michaela Keeton, an Oklahoma-based hairstylist and balayage specialist, brings life to her clients’ short and sassy hairstyles by infusing highlights that give stunning contrast and depth without effort. With contemporary styling and dyeing techniques, a short hair that’s full of sassiness is seriously within reach.

Boost your mane’s volume, tweak its texture, or make it come to life with an exquisite dye job – all of these tricks don’t just amp up your style but also allow you less maintenance and easy day-to-day styling. No need to spend hours on your tresses anymore!

Repurpose your ordinary cropped cut into a voguish, eye-catching hairstyle! See these trendiest short sassy haircuts for yourself.

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Short for Grey Hair

short sassy haircut for grey hair
Instagram @_lyssacolors

This is the best short sassy haircut for grey hair! Jazz it up with side part and bangs. Ladies with thin tresses look so chic with this style. The subtle and cool tone provides a relaxed vibe that fits women with fair skin.

Sassy Cut with Bangs

short sassy haircut with bangs
Instagram @hairbygabrielaa

“A little change is always exciting,” said stylist Gabriela Salas and we couldn’t agree more. This short and sassy bob is made more fun with bangs and some wavy layers. It looks so stunning to ladies with fair skin and light ginger hair color.

Short Spiky Sassy Haircut

Short Spiky Sassy Haircut
Instagram @crista_quijada_

This short spiky sassy haircut will outshine any men’s cut. The ginger-ish color that dazzles under the sun adds fun and gorgeousness to the entire look.

Short & Sassy for African American Women

short sassy haircut for african american
Instagram @stylesbykeeys

This short hairstyle for African-Americans looks too good to be true. The side-swept bangs plus the texture effect create a sassy and short style many African American women find appealing.

Short Curly Sassy Haircut

Short Curly Sassy Haircut
Instagram @josemithebarber

This short curly sassy haircut features an afro fade.  The textured curls in this sassy style are undeniably gorgeous!

Perfect Sassy Cut for Women Over 60

short and sassy haircut for over 60
Instagram @hairbytaylorking

“Silver and sassy,” is what the hairstylist Taylor King of Swank Salon in Springfield Missouri calls this short and sassy pixie cut that works best for older women over 60 with short hair.

Sassy and Short for Seniors

Sassy and short haircut for seniors
Instagram @dennisalvesilva

Short sassy hair is always iconic to senior women. Style is kept in this convenient haircut. Blonde highlights are the star of the cut, which is more noticeable with layers and layers of locks.

Textured Sass for Wavy Hair

short sassy cut for wavy hair
Instagram @beautybymacib

Textured sass for wavy hair always provides an amazing look. Textured waves and a graduated cut boosts the volume and body of the hair. Definitely sassy vibes right here!

Very Short Sassy Haircut

Very Short Sassy Haircut
Instagram @salon_vela

The sassier, the better! This very short sassy haircut with long layers can roll a short hair cut, molding style, and functionality all in one.

Short Sassy Pixie Haircut

Short Sassy Pixie Haircut
Instagram @staceylibuit_hair

The type of sassy short cuts with a feisty look is the pixie. Get those layers and textures going with tapered ends and a side-swept arrangement.

A Sassy Short Bob for Thin Hair

A sassy short haircut for thin hair
Instagram @museparlour

This is the best sassy short cut for thin hair! Work on adding more layers to your short cut for a combo of texture and volume in one bouncy style.

Q&A with style creator, Tinka Salinas
Hair Stylist @ Muse Parlour in Leander, TX

How would you describe this look?

This is a fun, playful, and polished asymmetrical bob that’s beautiful, whether it’s styled straight, wavy, or curly!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The bob is a classic cut that will never be out of style. It fits all face shapes and most hair types and offers an easy styling for busy athletic lifestyles yet simple and sophisticated at the same time for the badass businesswoman.

White Undercut Bob

A sassy short bob undercut for older women with white hair
Instagram @kaileedoeshair

This white undercut bob is perfect for older, sassy women, and women who want a low maintenance look. Adding longer layers in the front compliments one’s face.


Q&A with style creator, Kailee Foidart
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Posh and Pixie in Kenora, ON

How would you describe this look?

This client has so much hair and wanted something different rather than a straight-across bob. We did an undercut underneath and added a lot of texture. We both love how easy and quick it is to style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Short sassy cuts like this are versatile on all types of hair. You can wear it curly or round brush to have more volume. Root lifters will help give more volume in the crown. You can tuck it also to give it a different look. Perfect for the client who gets bored.

Flattering Short Cut for A Round Face

Sassy and short cut for round face
Instagram @raenikole

Q&A with style creator, Rae Steele
Master Stylist @ Hair by Rae in Covina, CA

How would you describe this look?

The color on this short cut is a rich chocolate brown chosen to bring depth and warmth to her complexion. I use organic hair color that contains ingredients that aren’t as aggressive on the body. I cut face-framing layers and redistributed the hair so that this cut can grow out gracefully. This cut should last about four months, which is my favorite.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut doesn’t require much, but if your hair is straight, then there is a little more that is needed on your end. Face framing bits are universal because they’re completely tailored to you. Work with your hairdresser to find where your face frame should begin and how it should connect with your ends.

If you’re a working professional and a mother, this is truly a low maintenance cut with the exception of the bangs. Trim them regularly, but the rest will grow out flawlessly! This cut is best styled with a leave-in cream and salt spray.

HairStory Studio’s hair balm is my absolute favorite, as well as Rahua’s salt spray. I suggest applying the leave-in cream first and then the salt spray mostly at the root and lightly mist all over for a true beachy feel. If your hair is a little on the straighter side, opt for texture dust that should be applied when the hair is dry. I use Hairstory Studio’s powder, which beefs up fine hair and allows for strand separation, which looks amazing.

Short Sassy Layered Bob Haircut

Short Sassy Layered Bob Haircut
Instagram @yorkhair_

Q&A with style creator, Sylvia York
Stylist @ Red Dahlia Salon in Senoia, GA

How would you describe this look?

I still love all of the textured haircuts now. The shorter and mid-lengths have been so much fun for me because they’re so versatile. This short textured bob is great because you can wear it straight or messy and tousled!

The color for this is low maintenance. I added more blonde there but kept a lot of the natural color throughout to keep it fun and interesting in the front. If you want something that grows out easy, try doing a few balayage pieces around the face and top half to brighten things up but keep it looking very natural.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any woman can wear this type of hair! All of the lengths can vary, which is why it’s so great. Mid lengths work if you do not want to go too short. If you’re someone with thick hair, removing all of the weight can help the hair move and give you body. If you have the opposite of that, then you probably need more help in the styling department.

Adding in a thickening spray from Bumble and Bumble will help as well as adding a salt spray or even mousse. Bumble and Bumble have a spray that has both, which is one of my favorites! It is called Surf Foam Spray. If you add in the thickening spray as well as the surf foam, you’re set. Just blow-dry and curl if you like and finish off with the Dry Spun from BB, and you’ll be thrilled with how good it looks while not working way too hard on it. I’m all for easy hair these days.

Short Blonde Sassy Haircut

Short Blonde Sassy Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Erinn Salewski
Hair Stylist @ Tangerine Salon in Frisco, TX

How would you describe this look?

This is a woman’s short cut, also known as a pixie cut. I added babylights for a softer grow-out with this color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re looking for this kind of style, you’ll need to know that most of the time, it is something you have to style. You can’t just wake up and go. Use a texture spray when the hair is wet and then sometimes use a light paste to hold the hair in place the way you like it.

The Best Sassy Bob Cut for Fine Hair

short sassy cut for fine hair
Instagram @cosmarissa

Q&A with style creator, Marissa Grohosky
Stylist @ Charlotte Thomas Salon in Phoenixville, PA

How would you describe this look?

This is a modern short bob with a fringe and textured layers cut with low elevation. It’s great for fine-textured hair. I love how customizable it is! The full bang works here, but this cut works well without it too. It’s short and sassy and totally fun yet chic enough for the office!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This benefit of this short sassy cut is that it works for so many face shapes and hair textures. Your stylist can customize it so that it is perfect for you! Consider adding an inch or two to the length or creating more volume on top if you have a fuller jawline or shorter layers for thick or wavy to curly hair. If you have cowlicks in the front, then bangs may be difficult to style. Maintaining shorter lengths requires a salon visit every 4-5 weeks for a trim.

If you have straight hair, considering adding a lot of texture and style it with products that give it shape without adding weight. The cut does most of the work, so styling is fairly easy. However, if you have curly hair and prefer a smooth, straight style as you see here, it will take a bit of work.

Here, we used Eufora Boost and Sea Spritz to blow dry and finished with Powder Lift.

Short Natural Sassy Haircut

Short Natural Sassy Haircut
Instagram @daveydidmyhair

Q&A with style creator, David Matthew
Barber / Stylist @ Number 9 Salon in St. Petersburg, FL

How would you describe this look?

Whenever a client comes to me with an idea, I like to take their vision and make it unique to them. I don’t believe in a paint by numbers approach but rather create a cut for the individual.

One of the first things I noticed on Allison was her striking jawline, so I knew I wanted to place something to accentuate that. Then I uncovered her tattoo, and I wanted to incorporate that into the cut. This is how I created my perimeter, and then next, I looked at balance.

To complement the strong facial structure, height was needed at the crown. This takes a shape that could be perceived as square and rounds it out a bit. I love a good mullet, but that wasn’t the direction we wanted to go. To ensure this didn’t happen, I needed to maintain some length at the front to counterbalance the soft fringy neckline.

Through these discoveries, a shaggy pixie was created. I’m a razor-cutter by nature, and this hair texture is the ideal canvas to put that tool to its best use.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A razor creates a soft taper to the ends of the hair rather than a blunt end, which a scissor would create. The beauty of a razor is its ability to sketch in a haircut. With coarse, dense hair like Allison’s, it gives the hair some room to live and breathe. Beyond that, it allows a haircut to bloom into different shapes as it grows out. I don’t like hair to feel too fussy. That’s why when it comes to styling a haircut like this, I find its best to embrace its personality as it varies day-to-day.

With short hair, salt spray is a must. I prefer R+CO’s Rockaway because it provides muscle without stiffness. Layering on a light styling cream or pomade gives a little separation to achieve a lived-in quality. On Allison, I chose R+CO’s Mannequin. It has more of a cream base, allowing it to be worked through the hair easier than a traditional waxy pomade. Together, these products create a certain ‘je ne sais quoi,’ somewhere in between caring and not caring what the hair looks like.

Sassy Bob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Stacey Shea
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Stacey Shea Yoga and Hair in Las Vegas, USA

How would you describe this look?

This fun, contemporary shorter bob is very fashion-forward and a sassy change from the longer, heavier hair shapes that have taken the forefront for quite some time now.  With a shorter balance, styling is quick and easy using either a flat iron or 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron for a soft bend.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re looking for a fresh and youthful update, consider this short and sassy bob. The length of the cut can be tailored to suit your face shape and neckline. This cut will offer a natural frame to the face and is flattering on most people. All textures and densities can support this shape!

The Perfect Sassy Pixie

short sassy haircut for black females
Instagram @zunigaelyssa

Q&A with style creator, Elyssa Marshall
Hair Stylist @ Vanity Salon in Houston, TX

How would you describe this look?

This look is a pixie perfect. The cut creates a soft yet edgy look. With this type of hair texture, this cut makes for a short and easy style. My favorite part about this look is how soft and feminine it looks even though it’s a short cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re thinking about getting a shorter cut, I feel anyone can pull off a cute short style. I feel your confidence and the way you carry yourself can make or break the look.

Textured Bangs for Long Faces

short sassy haircuts for long faces
Instagram @hugoalves_h

Q&A with style creator, Hugo Rodrigues
Barber / Stylist @ H Beauty and Care in Goiânia, BR

How would you describe this look?

This hair is a textured pixie, and what I like best about it is the fact that I can wear it all the way up or have it styled behaved and discreet.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find a professional short cut expert to make the ideal cut for face type and hair texture. This cut is very good for those who want practicality in daily life and also want to have the option to change their hairstyle easily.

An Edgy Cut for Women Over 50

Q&A with style creator, Kirsty Seden
Salon Owner/Master Stylist @ Hair Gallery Cairns in Cairns, AU

How would you describe this look?

When it comes to a short cut like this, I love creating edgier, slightly androgynous styles that push gender stereotypes but still have a feminine finish. I feel that this modern, heavily textured adaption of the old school bowl cut achieves this. It requires minimum effort when styling and frames by guest’s feminine face, high cheekbones, and petite jawline, perfectly. It still has a strong weight line around the edges, which I have shattered using different slicing and channeling techniques to soften the graduation.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is perfectly suited to a busy momma or businesswoman who is short on time but still wants to look her absolute best and on-trend every single day.

To style, use a small amount of Schwarzkopf Miracle 15, which creates enough mold-ability, texture, and grit in the hair to work it to where you want but not enough to make it feel heavy or unpliable. You can run straighteners over the ends only, not thoroughly, just enough to sharpen it and finished with a little bit of Schwartzkopf Powder Cloud, which has plenty of grit and allows us you to piece it out and keep it where you want it to be. In humid clients, this stops the humidity affecting your style throughout the day and can be reworked to suit.

This style would complement a more petite face shape, with a narrowing jawline from the cheekbones with a nice rounded head shape in the back. If you have multiple or strong crowns, you would need to be careful to leave plenty of length around the crown.