29 Trendsetting Androgynous Haircuts for the Modern Individual

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Cute Androgynous Haircut with Bangs for Oval Faces

With a style playing with gender fluidity, oval faces are sure to look good in it. That’s why you can explore your heart’s content like this side-swept tapered cut, which can make you look so fresh and cut at the same time.

Androgynous Bowl Undercut with Piece-y Bangs
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#2: Bowl Undercut with Piece-y Bangs

Thick-haired pixie cuts look as good as an undercut. This type of cut creates solid dimension and contrast. Adding texture gives a piece-y look. It prevents the hair from appearing bulky but instead provides a fine, tailored, unisex crop.

#3: Buzz Haircut with Shaved Lines

Gender neutral styles can blend the essence of feminine and masculine energy. This makes it a haircut suitable for anyone. The buzz cut suits individuals with round faces, and lines cut into the sides add feminine aspects.

Androgynous Curly Top with Short Sides
Instagram @27_alien

#4: Curly Top with Short Sides

A curly crop is an excellent style for individuals with a narrow temple and wider jawline. The fullness in the crown achieves balance. A close and tight cut on the side offers a unique style. Both perm and natural curls work well with this style.

Sleek Androgynous Mullet with Full Bangs
Instagram @badgirltaytay_

#5: Sleek Mullet with Full Bangs

Consider a sleek mullet that frames the eyes with bangs and layers that flow down the temples. For a flipping nape, I suggest adding texture to create a soft, flipping shape. This style combines a pixie cut, a mullet, and a ‘jellyfish’ cut. The style is great for thick hair and suits a high hipster look.

Short Layered Androgynous Hair with Flicked Ends
Instagram @beth.tucker.hair

#6: Short Layered Hair with Flicked Ends

Ready to chop the hair off and go for a non-binary style? Try a layered wolf-like cut. You can create a versatile style that suits anyone by using flipped layers around the eyes and a long nape. Use shears or razors to add extra texture or naturally enhance flips and texture in the hair.

A Feminine Buzz Cut
Instagram @polonaamy

#7: Low-Maintenance Feminine Buzz Cut

Buzz cuts seem to be at least somewhat popular this year for some reason. This cut is about a #2, a bit shorter on top and lightly faded on the sides and back. A low-maintenance cut is something every woman should try at least once. I’d say that even if you feel comfortable with yourself, there is always that little bit of self-consciousness afterward, but it goes away fairly quickly.

#8: Perfect Cut for Thin Hair

Short trims on a tapered cut make a perfect canvas for layers on thin hair. Throw in a ruffled styling, and you still get a versatile cut that goes for both business and play. A fun tomboy-inspired haircut that has faded sides and back gives an androgynous vibe, while the forward bang on top leaves some feminine aspects to the style. The amount of texture you can see throughout the top is astounding.

androgynous haircut for long hair
Instagram @lhuthien

#9: The Long Androgynous Cut

Long layered sides keep the texture intact, while the mohawk-like tops add fluidity for a sharp, gorgeous package. Haircut ideas like this work best on straight or wavy tresses. A dark hair color won’t hurt the outcome, for sure.

Short Androgynous Cut, Flattering for Square Faces
Instagram @egle_bee

#10: Short Androgynous Cut, Flattering for Square Faces

Creating textured waves at the front and shorter lengths on each side of the head form a more boyish, rounded visual for your look.  It’s not ideal for any face shape. For example, it’s not for a heart-shaped face, as it doesn’t give any volume around the chin area. It’s also not suited to a rectangular face shape, as this style will give even more height to the head. The lady has thick and straight hair, so I suggested blow-drying with a small round brush or a flat brush with volume mousse from Label.M.

Androgynous Short Mullet with an Undercut
Instagram @kassiabarbo

#11: Short Mullet with an Undercut

Androgynous hairstyles are enjoyable to experiment with. If you’re interested in trying this type of hairstyle, I suggest considering a short style known as a mullet that includes an undercut. This non-binary hairstyle allows enough length on top to style while providing a bold, masculine look through the undercut beneath. It really is the best of both worlds!

Androgynous Drop Fade with a V-Point Fringe
Instagram @teryn.tucker.hair

#12: Drop Fade with a V-Point Fringe

The androgynous drop fade with a v-point fringe is a trendy haircut blending masculine and feminine traits. Consider the androgynous drop fade because of its sleek, clean look and edgy v-point fringe. The drop fade creates a sharp contrast between the top’s longer hair and the sides’ shorter hair. It’s a versatile option for those wanting to try different hairstyles. The androgynous drop fade is ideal for those with medium to thick hair. It can be tailored to fit different face shapes.

#13: Short and Edgy with Bangs

Try going short and edgy with bangs. This cut is super easy to style day to day, which is especially beneficial if you have a busy lifestyle. Keep in mind, however, that this look will require more frequent visits to the salon to keep this cut sharp.

Androgynous Tomboy Quiff Hairstyle for Women
Instagram @hairnoirbarber

#14: Tomboy Quiff Hairstyle

Try a tomboy quiff hairstyle if you want an edgier look. Don’t be afraid to have this style if that’s what you’re craving! If you don’t like using gel, opt for a lighter hairspray to hold your style.

#15: Cool Mohawk with Shaved Sides

For edgy androgynous haircuts, nothing beats a cool mullet mohawk with shaved sides. To achieve this look best, your hairstylist will use specialized razor cutting techniques. It will give you a soft texture for the top section of hair. And it will create precise lines along the sideburns fading into shaved skin. This style is perfect if you’re seeking an eye-catching yet subtle way to express yourself. It’s low-maintenance but can still make a bold fashion impact. Make sure to invest in quality styling products. They provide great hold without leaving any residue on your locks so that you can wash out easily. Avoid products that are heavy in petroleum if you like products to wash out easy.

Androgynous and Feminine Dark Brown Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @diegomarcsant

#16: Feminine Dark Brown Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

Go for a bold statement with a feminine, dark brown pixie with side-swept bangs. A pixie is versatile and can be customized to many different face shapes. A pixie is easily styled in seconds with some shaping wax for a messy feel. Side-swept textured bangs conceal forehead wrinkles and accentuate your eyes, giving a soft feminine touch.

Androgynous Chic Dark Brown Wavy Hair
Instagram @ruteboazhair

#17: Chic Dark Brown Wavy Hair

Transitioning to a short cut can be customized for edgy tomboys or bossy chicks. Your best bet is to find a hair artist that specializes in these styles for predictable results. You can color this style a vibrant or dark brown base and add some waves for texture as a touch-up or for a lived-in vibe.

Women's Pompadour Androgynous Haircut for Thick Hair
Instagram @jordanpaige.x

#18: Women’s Pompadour Haircut for Thick Hair

Show off those eye-catching platinum locks with a longer pompadour androgynous hair. Gender norms have changed over time, and shorter cuts aren’t for the guys only. Leave the middle part longer and brush it upwards to make a pouf for added volume.

Bold Quiff androgynous haircut for women
Instagram @lynnmpalmer

#19: Bold Quiff for Women

A quiff for women is the perfect edgy look to bring out your inner rockstar. This cut compliments anyone looking to elongate their face shape. But beware this shorter style requires a maintenance appointment every 3-4 weeks.

genderfluid androgynous haircut
Instagram @rybokonirina

#20: Genderfluid Androgynous Haircut

Get edgy with a genderfluid androgynous haircut! Shaved in an undercut up past the occipital bone, the medium pixie falls intentionally to the side, creating a clean-cut style. Great for most hair types, as thick hair can be thinned out and fine hair tends to look fuller when short. Add a bright pop of color, even temporarily to really turn heads.

The Androgynous Shaved Cut
Instagram @matiazignacio

#21: The Androgynous Shaved Cut

The ultimate manly-lady look is having the undercut bangs over the face. The magenta-purple color adds more dynamics that make a very stunning finish.

Cute Androgynous Bowl Cut with Shaved Sides for Round Faces
Instagram @stylesbycem

#22: Cute Bowl Cut with Shaved Sides for Round Faces

With a modern bowl cut, keeping everything short and layered gives off that cute but punk vibe that you can still work with every day.  Shaved sides and back highlight the texture of this cut even better, making it more flattering for round faces.

Sexy Androgynous Silver Undercut
Instagram @katrinberndt

#23: Androgynous Silver Undercut

Pull off a high fade and mohawk haircut with a modern color like platinum. The puff adds all the volume and glam finish that the style needs. This sure proves that long hair is fun but a short hairstyle can be way cooler!

Edgy Androgynous Faded Haircut with Textured Waves
Instagram @beth.tucker.hair

#24: Faded Haircut with Textured Waves

Begin with a faded haircut offering textured waves. A versatile, gender-neutral haircut can suit any individual, making it an attractive style. Try a high and tight faded haircut with a cropped short style. It looks especially appealing with a curly top, whether natural or permed. This short haircut can give your style more dimension and ease.

Androgynous Mullet with Short Bangs on Curly Hair
Instagram @sashaivanovsky

#25: Mullet with Short Bangs on Curly Hair

The androgynous mullet with bangs makes a very distinguished comeback in this very look. Curls and waves make it a flowy style while the blunt edges add the manly straightforward look. Opt for an easy but cool-looking cut for curly hair that doesn’t need much maintenance.  For ladies looking for a look similar to a curly hair mullet with baby bangs, it’s important to know that this is her natural texture.

the androgynous pixie cut
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#26: The Androgynous Pixie Cut

Opt for a disconnected pixie cut with a tight scissor over comb work around the back sides and edges. The top is left disconnected and cut short in the back to long in the front. My favorite parts are the subtle detailing like an asymmetric fringe, loose texturizing in the crown, and the tiny tail in the back that add to the playfulness. The soft creative details verge on androgyny but keep it just feminine enough.

#27: Stylish Androgynous Mohawk

A mohawk is an androgynous long pixie-inspired cut. This chop is easier to achieve if you have a longer hair length, like bobs. However, mohawks may depend on your face shape, hair texture, and personality. Are you ready for a fun, edgy, classy, free look? Do you want more freedom to style your hair in many ways? Are you ready to be committed to a stylist and maintain your look every 4-6 weeks? If so, opt for this cut.

Masculine Cut with Messy Texture
Instagram @sane.hair

#28: Masculine Cut with Messy Texture

There have been a ton of renditions of “lady fades” or short women’s hair with ‘faded’ or ‘tapered’ edges, but this androgynous look on wavy hair just takes the edges down to zero, meaning shaved without a guard! The top is cut to have a lot of movement, but everything connects. There’s no “disconnection” on top, so it’s not exactly an undercut!

Super Short Androgynous Pixie for Girls
Instagram @kultura_moscow

#29: Super Short Androgynous Pixie

Show your personality off with a super short androgynous pixie. A bold short style will show the world you embrace yourself. The texture of your hair doesn’t really matter if you cut it super short. Even fine hair will appear thick at such short lengths. The bangs are cut off, so keep in mind this style flatters smaller facial features.

An androgynous haircut is a gender-neutral cut, having both masculine and feminine looks to it. One of the latest hair trends taking rounds on everyone’s feeds – this ultra edgy cut is making a dramatic statement!

With leads from fashion influencers Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Rihanna’s hairstyles glamming up the red carpet, we see so many variations of this genderless cut! From pixies and undercuts to buzz cuts and mullets, there’s no limit to the creativity you and your stylist can express.

Since the goal is to make a statement, it’s vital to work with your personality. Along with that, your hair type, face shape, and lifestyle. Consult in-depth with your trusted hairdresser for maximum results!

Minnesota hairstylist Bailey Elizabeth puts on her portfolio of this sought-after haircut, creating it on different textures and lengths! This cut that has no bias and unsurprisingly requires low upkeep as well.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these trendy photos of gender neutral androgynous haircuts and hairstyles.