27 Very Short Haircuts for Women Who Need a Big Makeover

Super short haircuts for women
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Very short haircuts for women are a constant source of inspiration and empowerment. Today, many varieties of the classic short ‘dos (pixies, bobs, and more) are coming back with a vengeance and are even shorter than ever.

Between unconventional styling and a touch of bold color to boot, really short hair for women has been reborn once more. The best hairstyles for super short hair include pixies, bobs, and undercuts.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the hottest very short hairstyles for women.

Androgynous Short Hairstyle
Instagram @alexei.fedorko

#1: Androgynous Short Hairstyle

Get the courage to try an androgynous short hairstyle. Say goodbye to long hair and embrace short hair and you’ll feel empowered. Not only will you be transformed on the outside, you’ll feel different on the inside as well. Short hair is easy to wash and style and believe it or not, it’s versatile. You can wear it flat, pushed off your face, or curl it with a tiny iron.

#2: Short Layered Crop with Textured Bangs

This feminine short hair cut is effortlessly chic. This is one of those short hair cuts that can easily go from work to night out with the girls. This cut is also ageless and works well with fine to medium textures. It’s very low-maintenance, and this length of pixie looks good on any face shape because the razor cut gives it a softer finish. If you have a rounder face shape, make it give the front a fuller fringe to slim the face. This is a great style for all textures. Very short haircuts for women are great if they’re on the go but want a style that stands out. Make sure you keep up with your haircut every three weeks.

Extra Short Blonde Hair
Instagram @sindicamonique

#3: Extra Short Blonde Hair

This extra short blonde hair for black women is very edgy and trendy from color to cut. It can be versatile as well because the cut can be worn spikey or flat. To maintain this very short length, have a regular stylist to treat your hair first because of the color. At home, a good product would be a foam wrap for that flattened sleek style, along with an oil or curl wax to finish the look after drying.

When it comes to styling your extra short blonde pixie, try the Nairobi Foam Wrap, but when it comes to curl wax, they all pretty much get the job done. This is a sleek short cut, so to maintain it utilize your regular stylist or barber for the cut.

#4: Feminine Buzz Cut for Grey Hair

Check out this feminine buzz cut for grey hair! This short style contributes to your individuality with an edgy yet feminine look. Your stylist can achieve this look with a razor or scissors, based on your preference. For extra style, add matte clay to your styling routine. It will give your short hair a textured look and apparent thickness.

#5: Super Short Cut for Women Over 70

A super short crop is a great way to give a youthful look. Instead of an aging old-fashioned cut, ask for a wispy textured fringe that can be styled to the side. Or you could style the parting loosely, opting for a more relaxed feel. Finish with a wax product to give definition and hold.

Super Short Michelle Williams Inspired Crop
Instagram @__k_vu__

#6: Michelle Williams Inspired Crop

Always on the rush? The cool pixie cut is perfect for that classic yet low-maintenance short hair styles, and will look flattering on most face shapes!

Short Soft Curls for Very Short Hair
Instagram @__k_vu__

#7: Short Soft Curls

Go for a razor-cut cropped style – it’s not quite a pixie, as it has a longer, softer outline. The shape of this very short cut offers ease of styling and is still versatile enough to tuck, part, push back, or enhance the volume of your curls. This cut is ideal if you have fine curls (or waves) and are looking to get more definition from your natural texture.

Styling is as simple as layering your salt spray of choice and texture-appropriate curl cream to suit your unique curl pattern, drying by hand with diffused air, scrunching, finger coiling, and molding it to suit your look.

Very Short Androgynous Black Pixie with Fringe
Instagram @akira__sato

#8: Androgynous Black Pixie with Fringe

One of the best super short haircuts is the androgynous pixie with fringe. This uber-flattering, choppy crop will help turn heads with its raven tone and super textured fringe.

Brushed Up Super Short Asian Hairstyle
Instagram @russdoeshair

#9: Brushed Up Short Asian Hairstyle

A short brushed-up haircut on Asian women really makes your eyes speak for themselves. It shows off all their beauty while giving such a sleek look. Style this haircut with a round brush blowout, finishing with pomade and a light mist of hairspray.

#10: Short Brushed Back Chop for Older Women

A short brushed back chop for older women is a great way to wear a feminine super short haircut. Because there isn’t much length to create style, creating direction is the highlight of this style. Use a small amount of serum to blow back with a round brush to get this desired look without frizz.

Very Short Trendy Pixie for Straight Hair
Instagram @tinietashaa

#11: Very Short Trendy Pixie for Straight Hair

A very short trendy pixie for straight hair looks incredible and shows off all your features. A short hairdo like this is for women who want to be trendy and put together without a lot of maintenance. That’s what makes it so easy to style! All it requires is a good texturizing product such as O’Doud’s Matte Paste. Women with curly hair may want to avoid hairstyles for short hair like this if the pattern is more than a 2C.

Modern Disconnected Pixie hairstyle
Instagram @mahrithemaven

#12: Cute and Modern Disconnected Pixie

This ultra short cut is a new take on an old super short pixie. It was created by Mahri Jones, the owner of Parlor Salon in Richmond, VA. “Contouring the cut along the head is consistent with a pixie, but it’s more disconnected. This is definitely a tribute to a classic Mia Farrow cut,” explains Jones.

When it comes to very short hairstyles, embrace your face first. Know who you are. Start with a longer version of this pixie haircut to get used to it. If it feels too short a few inches long, then you know this is going to be too short for you.

“Beyond a light leave-in conditioner after washing and a texture paste, there is really no styling needed,” she adds.

#13: Grey Pixie for Women with Thin Hair

Embrace a grey pixie for women with thin hair and look bold and stunning with grey tones. Not only does grey hair change the texture as we age, but it can also sit totally different from what your hair used to do. The grey adds dimension to the locks, giving you a flattering, full-of-life style. Play around with a fringe, which curves the forehead for an extra cute look.

#14: Traditional Short Pixie with Edge

Give a short pixie an edge with the cropping in the nape and the texture.

Your very short crop should be tailored to your specific bone structure, features, hair texture, and hair type. These things are key when cutting short hair, especially pixies.

Most overly short hair is not wash-and-go, but because of the length, it will take minimal styling. Make sure you have at least 10-20 minutes to devote to styling. All of this should be taken into consideration when making the pixie plunge.

#15: Super Short Hair with Fringe

This short haircut oozes classic elegance with an edge. It was created by hairstylist Camilla Dobbie of Vancouver, BC.

“The fringe has been heavily texturized to softly frame and complement the bone structure. It’s also a super wash-and-go very short ‘do, so it’s perfect for a busy or active lifestyle,” explains Dobbie.

Products can be kept to a minimum for this pixie haircut. Your daily shampoo and conditioner, a light leave-in conditioner, and shaping wax, cream, or pomade to finish the style are all you need.

“This cut is best suited for a confident woman with fine to medium hair texture, medium density, and a straight to wavy hair type. Women with fine to medium curly hair can rock this too, leaving it a bit longer and less texturized to prevent frizz and accommodate shrinkage,” she adds.

#16: The Shorter French Bob

This extra short crop is so cute and posh! Get ahead with a short ‘do that will leave you looking fresh, modern, and effortless in all seasons.

very short layered pixie cut
Instagram @sm_lawless

#17: Very Short Layers

Opt for a very short haircut with very short layers that are spunky and feminine. A feather razor can be used to cut the entire thing which adds so much texture and creates feminine, wispy lines, especially around the hairline.

This cut is mostly for an oval, square, or heart face shape. This is a very short pixie, so it bares all. Confidence in “rocking” this style as opposed to just “wearing” it is key. Very short pixie cuts take some styling with texture products such as clays and dry sprays to really show off each razor stroke.

#18: Textured Pixie with Undercut and Golden Highlights

This textured pixie with an undercut and golden highlights is a fun & playful way to incorporate and utilize new growth to your advantage. It helps with creating depth and dimension while giving you a fun/edgy cut in between color services.

If you’re ready for a big chop, go for it. Consultation with your stylist is key. Be mindful that you will have to get it cut more often to maintain your new short hairstyle. Pixies are versatile meaning anyone can have them, it just takes the right style of cut for each woman.

Depending on the desired look, you can enjoy low-maintenance styling or really get into your style with a blow dryer and Denman brush working it in all directions for volume and movement.

very short sides with round layers
Instagram @kortri

#19: Very Short Sides with Round Layers

A super short haircut is a warm, soft, and very feminine look that empowers the woman who wears it.

Creating a short, barbered look really elongates the neck and brings out an oval face shape.

This haircut is perfect for women with short hair and a busy and carefree lifestyle. The round layering gives you that head-hugging soft vibe which is very versatile. All you really need is a good texturizing wax, smoothing cream, or serum (depending on your style of choice) and you’re ready to go.

Most of us can pull off a short, round layered haircut. By adjusting the length of the sideburns and top/front area, you can tailor this very short women’s hairstyle to your liking and bring out your facial features even more. Life is too short for long hair, so opt for a feminine buzz cut.

Very short Funky Pixie for Women Over 40
Instagram @hasenlezoum

#20: Funky Pixie for Women Over 40

A very short funky pixie for women over 40 is perfect as it offers plenty of movement and enough texture to support a soft or edgy vibe. The great thing about a short haircut is that it’ll significantly cut down your styling time. It’s a great option for a woman that struggles with time and style management. Another good thing about shorter haircuts is that most hair types can benefit from them. Just be cautious of extremely curly hair as it can pose issues when trying to smooth the hair for styling every day.

Related: See more pixies for 40-year-old ladies.

#21: Short Asymmetrical Cut

The short-length asymmetrical cut is a voluminous hair style that benefits thin, fine locks. This is a very short hairdo with lots of layers, adding an extra bounce to the result. Such a haircut for short hair looks way better with a piece-y definition. To achieve it, apply a volumizing mousse, then manipulate the strands one by one.

Super Short Cut with Long Side Swept Bangs
Instagram @michelle.k.harrison

#22: Short Cut with Long Side Swept Bangs

This short cut with long side swept bangs is very trendy. This extremely short hair looks different on everyone! You can style it many ways to look different from day to day It doesn’t take much to style certain hairdos for short hair, so this cut is perfect for all women. Just a simple, messy blowdry and some pomade to control the hair is all you need!

Textured Cropped Choppy Pixie
Instagram @pxqueen

#23: Textured Cropped Choppy Pixie

Consider a super cute textured cropped choppy pixie to elongate your face. A line or slant from the bangs can balance out a square or round shaped face. With movement from the texture on top and disconnecting the bangs to allow extra length on a very short cut. See more pictures of short haircuts for women with bangs.

Very Short Edgy Silver-Gray Pixie Cut
Instagram @pxqueen

#24: Edgy Silver-Gray Pixie Cut

If you love a balance of strong and soft then consider a very short edgy pixie. Because a shorter haircut exposes more of the face, be sure to discuss with your stylist to keep length and texture in your areas of concern when considering an on-trend silverish gray hair pixie.

#25: Feminine Wavy Texture with Length on Top

A feminine wavy texture is a very short hairstyle looking great on a casual day out or a formal night out. This trend is for any girl or woman who wants easy and flawless styling while remaining chic and modern. Very short hair can always make use of a wavy texture. It creates definition, movement, and different styling options.

silver slicked up pixie cut
Instagram @juansartini

#26: Silver Slicked Up Pixie Cut

A silver slicked-up pixie cut will look striking on any woman. This short haircut cuts down on drying and styling time.

#27: Very Short Blonde Pixie Cut

The very short blonde pixie cut is an edgy and bold hairstyle that suits oval, heart-shaped, and round faces. It has very short sides, usually cut with clippers, and a longer top with a short fringe. On dry and clean hair put some L’Oréal Super Dust for texture and flexible hold.