A razor cut hair is a women’s haircut created using a straight-edge razor blade, typically resulting in wispy strands. Because the strands are thinned to the tips, more texture and structure are what you’ll get instantly!
Coming back from the ’70s and setting the trend for months now, the razor cut technique brings a long list of extremely stylish looks with defined finishes. Some of those top razor cuts are donned by A-listers Morena Baccarin, Emilia Clarke, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, both in and out of the set!
Ultimate for dense and thick-haired gals, tapering the razored hair works to create solid but soft tips that can bring out waves and curls more. Insta-famous shag expert Chrissy Collins does razor cuts on medium to long manes, creating impeccable volume and waves for her clients!
A cool advantage of having wispy hair is that you’ll own so much volume without all the weight, making your mane easier and less hassle to style in the morning. That’s why the crowds are saying yes to this low-maintenance, soft hairstyle!
Check out this updated gallery of modern versions of razor cut hair!
#1: Edgy Pixie with Razor Cut Layers
#2: Razor Cut Pixie with Wispy Bangs
Go from drab to fab with a razor cut pixie with wispy bangs. This textured haircut beautifully frames the face with soft wispy sideburns and bangs, emphasizing the eyes and cheekbones. Consult with your hairstylist if a rich hazelnut color with peek-a-boo fringe highlights would suit your skin tone.
#3: Razor Cuts for Long Straight Hair
Getting all the feathered look for your long, silky locks is a great way to add attitude and texture to your razor cut hairstyle. Layers and bangs also contribute to giving a dynamic version of your razor cut long straight hair.
A razor cut is perfect for long hair lovers that are ready to step away from basic long layers. There is such an airy flow throughout the hair that feels organic and lived-in with this razer cut. Weight is removed from within the layers to encourage more movement. When done properly, the razor is a good option for any hair type.
For this razor cut long hair, the fringe gives a vibe reminiscent of the shag. Wearing a fringe/bang is a fun way to change up a style without compromising length. To achieve these Bridgette Bardot style bangs, avoid a hard part.
If you have a strong part, it’s helpful to add a dab of gel or a product with a hold on the parting line before blow-drying. Direct the hair down and forward until fully dried. Pinch the base at the natural part line to keep the fridge from falling flat and from splitting. Finish your razor haircut with hairspray.
A smooth, polished finish requires shine, moisture, and frizz control. For all of that and more, try Eufora’s Beautifying Serum. It’s perfect for any type of razor haircuts.
If a laid back razor cut hairstyle is more your thing, a sea salt spray is a great option to enhance texture and build volume. Apply to wet or dry hair.
#4: Razor Cut for Medium Length Hair
A razor cut for medium-length hair features face-framing layers and an airy texture. Stylist Alexis Taminna Allen of Georgia made this razor haircut that’s suitable for ladies with any hair type.
Allen states, “Fine hair will look thicker and feel feminine while the layers add body and volume. For thick hair, layers will remove weight and texturizing will create movement.”
Allen also notes that adding internal layers will give a fresh and modern shape to bouncy curls.
#5: Layered Razor Cut
A different approach to your regular layered cut, the bangs and face-framing layers make the razor cut ends stand out more. A neat strategy to a shaggy cut, this one’s chic to the core but still for that professional lady.
#6: Razor Cut Bob
#7: Razor Cuts For Curly Hair
Here’s a razor cut for curly hair if you want to thin your hair towards the ends. What a great way to tame those curls to just their right kink.
#8: Lob with Bangs Cut With a Razor
If you’re looking for a change but don’t want to commit to going much shorter, consider razor cut hairstyles to lighten up your style. Razors can create amazing movement in the hair.
A shag can be customized to each woman’s hair type and texture – it’s not a “one size fits all” razor cut. A good hair product to pair with a shag style is Aveda’s Texture Tonic – sea salt and sugar spray that creates beachy, fun texture without weighing your hair down.
#9: Razor Cut Pixie
Maximize the layers and wear this messy look with pride!
This is an edgy punk pixie for older ladies. Leaving the longer sideburns felt risky, but it felt so satisfying to break the common mold of razor cutting!
If you’re wanting a big change, remember that it’s an inspiration photo, not something to be duplicated to a “T.” Everyone’s hair texture is different, so it needs to be customized each time.
For this cut, mostly all razor cutting and texturizing were used to get rid of weight.
Use Brazilian Blowout Straightening Balm while blow-drying to minimize fluff. Finish with Redken Water Wax to separate and create piecey-ness, to add some texture to the crown area, and also to lay down the front with a shiny finish.
#10: Razor Cutting on Long Hair
To keep your long hair neat, add tapered ends to the heavy length of the hair. Waves and some light balayage add texture and dimension, making your normal long hair extravagant!
Razor cutting on long hair gives softness to the texture and layers.
This is ideal for women looking for a low maintenance style. The long textured layers lend the cut to being very versatile when it comes to styling. When worn naturally curly, the layers prevent the dreaded “pyramid or triangle” shape. When worn straight, the layers lay soft and blended as to avoid looking like steps or shelves of layers.
Depending on your face shape, ask your stylist to design the face-framing or fringe (bangs) to balance your facial proportions.
The key to a low maintenance style is the product. Good hair products will do a lot of the work for you. If you have finer hair, a good thickening spray and volumizer will give this cut the perfect amount of lift and movement, so you don’t feel flat and lifeless.
Great products for fine or thin hair are Thickening Spray and Fiber Mousse from REF Stockholm, Sweden. REF is a vegan line that’s sulfate-free and fortified with vegan protein to strengthen hair. Hair that’s naturally curly or medium to thick density can also have this razor cut, but only with the use of REF’s Stay Smooth and Fiber Mousse will you have a smooth, soft, and shiny blowout.
When considering razor haircuts, it’s important to talk to your stylist about how your new haircut will work with your lifestyle. Be sure to mention if it’s important to you that all of your layers fit back into a ponytail or your willingness to use or not use a styling product.
A word on razor cutting – When you see your stylist pull out their razor, don’t gasps and say, “Oh no, don’t use that on me. Razors don’t work on my hair. I had a bad experience with a razor cut.”
I’m here to tell you that the razor isn’t the bad guy, and it didn’t do anything bad to you. It was the stylist using it. There is a right and wrong way to use a razor, and there is hair texture that is more appropriate for razor cuts. Don’t fear the razor, and just make sure your stylist is comfortable with the tool and techniques of razor haircuts.
#11: Textured with a Razor for Fine Hair
This retro-inspired razor cut is a playful, lived-in style that requires minimal effort. What’s awesome about this versatile cut is that it translates well for so many different tastes (romantic, edgy, bohemian, etc.) and can easily be customized when using a razor to cut hair.
Razor haircuts can be modified for most hair types! Your stylist can help you determine how heavy or light your razor layering should be based on density and texture. Even fine-haired women can use the fringe and face-framing area to give the illusion of more layers.
Great product options for this razor cut would be a dry texture spray/spray wax (depending on hair type), salt sprays, or root lifting powder. Less is more with this straight razor haircut!
#12: Shaggy Razor Cut for Thin Hair
Taper the ends to create a feathered effect for more volume and shape. The razored bangs add a cute style to the already quirky cut.
This is what a modern shag is all about – bangs, bits, and soft, lived-in layers to build body into the hair where it is needed. Cutting hair with a razor removes the bulk and allows the natural textures to come out. It’s for women wanting the best of long and short hair.
Listen to your stylist. If they suggest going shorter, leaving length, or adjusting the shape, be mindful of their suggestions. A shag is designed for the individual – it is not a cookie-cutter cut.
Also, when cutting with a straight razor, you can get months of a roadway with this type of shape. Sure, the bangs will grow out a bit, and you might lose some volume, but the overall look will remain. Plus, styling is a breeze! Try Cult & King Hair Balm. Or find a hair balm or cream that fits your hair texture for home care, and then just do air drying.
#13: Cute Short Hair Shag Cut with a Razor
The best thing about this short shag hairstyle is how modern the texture feels. The soft curtain fringe accentuates facial features, plus this type of razor cut is very easy for you to style at home. This is similar to a shaggy bob with a slightly undercut nape.
Women looking for a shaggy, textured cut should start by finding a stylist who is comfortable and experienced with unguarded, straight razor-cutting hair. They should know how to cut razor hair.
This razor cut is going to work best for women with wavy hair and a longer or more narrow face, as the weight is placed on the side between the cheekbone and jaw.
Razor cut hairstyles should be styled by air drying or defusing with a combination of Hair Balm and Undressed, both from Hairstory, on damp hair.
#14: Shoulder-Length Razor Cut
This is the ’70s rock ‘n roll shoulder-length razor cut, but it’s a little more polished.
Depending on your natural hair texture, razor cut styles may be able to be low-maintenance or high-maintenance.
It’s mostly about finding the right products to accentuate the medium razor cut. Whether it’s a texture spray or pomade for straighter to wavy hair, or a mousse or curl cream for curlier hair.
In terms of face shape, most women could wear this, but you may need length, layers, and the color tweaked to benefit your features the most.
#15: Medium-to-Long Shaggy Cut with Bangs
A shaggy cut with bangs on medium to long hair works wonders when it comes to reducing bulk with thick hair. The layering in a shaggy haircut really helps to accentuate any natural curls while enhancing movement in straight hair. Bangs allow for a beautiful face-framing effect and shaggy layering is very versatile with almost any face shape or hair texture. Thick hair can be less bulky with the shaggy layers and fine hair can easily be given more volume or a fluffy effect making the hair look thicker.
#16: Long Shaggy Bob with Bangs for Ladies Over 50
The long shaggy bob with bangs is a fabulous option for ladies over 50. It’s classy and extremely trendy. It’s super easy to style and it grows out perfectly. The full fringe can vary in length depending on the face shape. To style, mix some mousse and a few drops of heat protectant oil and scrunch your towel-dried hair, then use a diffuser on low to medium heat to dry.
#17: Razored Short Hairstyle for Women Over 60
A razored short hairstyle for women over 60 looks amazing on fine or thick hair. Using a razor for your haircut will give a soft, choppy feel to the style. Women wanting to draw attention to their eyes will love a fringe and face-framing layers on their short haircut.