46 Razor Cut Hair Ideas You Can Probably Pull Off

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A razor cut hair is a women’s haircut created using a straight-edge razor blade, typically resulting in wispy strands. You’ll get more texture and structure with this look as the strands are progressively trimmed down to their tips.

Most short textured styles need the use of a razor. A razor is far more user-friendly than scissors, and stylists can use them to build texture and movement much more quickly.

Independent hair artist Hannah Hewitt from Canada recommends you keep these points in mind.

💡 Key Things to Know First

  • The ideal woman who can wear it is someone with thick hair who wants to reduce density and create more movement.
  • The most important thing about using a razor is tension and a new blade for every haircut.
  • Using visuals as a source of creativity is an amazing idea. Bring one during the consultation.

Pick your favorite style out of these chic razor cuts for your next salon appointment.

Chest-Length Razor Cut Shag
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#1: Chest-Length Razor Cut Shag

If your hair is as long as your chest, consider having a shag cut using a razor to change your appearance. This style grows out beautifully and requires little heat styling since it highlights the natural waves in anyone’s hair. Apply curl cream and volumizing foam for daily styling, or blow dry and curl with a small curling iron for a different look. Give your hair a tousled look with either the texturizing spray from Kenra or the Doo Over Powder Hairspray from Kevin Murphy.

Razored Long Layers
Instagram @joeprofita

#2: Razored Long Layers

This hairstyle features long layers that are cut with a razor. A razor cut will create softness throughout the style and remove a bulky look. Your stylist will initially cut your hair when it’s wet using a razor. After your hair dries, they refine your hairstyle using shears and texturizers. This process ensures a seamless blend of long layers and curtain bangs.

Razor Cut Short Shag
Instagram @jayne_edosalon

#3: Razor Cut Short Shag

One of the best ways to stay on trend is with a razor-cut short shag. While this look may be super trendy, women with rounder face shapes should avoid this look as it is not the most flattering.

Electric Pink Razor Cut Hair
Instagram @raenikole

#4: Electric Pink Hair

Go for an electric pink color on fun razor-cut hair! The texturizing from the razor creates soft, voluminous layers that accentuate the vibrancy of the vivid pink color. I would recommend refreshing this color every month to ensure it stays as bright as possible!

Razor Cut Peach Shag
Instagram @lib_george

#5: Peach Shag

A peach shag is a playful and edgy hairstyle that combines the trendy shag cut with soft peachy, copper hues. This style includes textured layers and a slightly tousled look, which adds volume and movement to the hair. The style features ample face-framing layers, providing a playful feel around the cheekbones and eyes. The copper and peachy tones make this style versatile. You can wear it for office or casual settings, achieving the best of both worlds.

Razored Pixie with Choppy Bangs and Sideburns
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#6: Razored Pixie with Choppy Bangs and Sideburns

Opt for a short haircut with uneven bangs and sideburns. A razor cut is a great way to add body and texture to your hair. A pixie shag gives you all the texture feels. Complement your face with longer hair strands that can be styled forward or brushed to the side, depending on your mood. This style is versatile for a sleek or edgy look.

#7: Adorable Winged Pixie

The adorable winged pixie is a charming and playful hairstyle. It combines the elegance of a pixie cut with the whimsy of winged layers. It’s playfully referred to as wixie haircuts! This haircut features short sides and back, with longer layers on top. It is styled to create a wing-like effect. The result is a cute, feminine look that adds volume and movement to the hair. Ask for this adorable winged pixie if you want a versatile and fun hairstyle with youthful energy and effortless charm.

Short and Razored Pixie Cut for women with very dark hair
Instagram @saltybangs

#8: Short and Razored Pixie Cut

A short and razored pixie cut is perfect for women who want texture and need debulking from the haircut. It’s important to give your opinion when it comes to the hairstyle. Ask for a piecey, textured finish. This will give you the texture you’re wanting.

#9: Punk-Inspired Razor Cut

A punk-inspired razor cut with choppy layers and bangs is perfect for those who want to add some edge to their hair. The layers help create movement and dimension. And the razor-cutting technique gives the ends a wispy, undone feel. This cut works well with medium to thick hair and can be customized for any face shape. A straightener or curling iron is the best way to add waves or flips for extra texture to your y2k hairstyle.

#10: Razored Shag with Volume in the Crown

When getting a carefully crafted shag, ask about what shape will suit your features best. Razors create a soft texture and grow out to the hair. So avoid over-texturizing and making your hair too thin. Just the right amount can make or break your stylist, so see a stylist specializing in these cuts.

#11: Edgy White Razored Layers

An edgy, white layered razor cut is perfect for older women over 70. Especially those who want a stylish look without the hassle of maintenance. This high-volume hairstyle is helpful when it comes to adding texture and dimension. To style, start with damp hair, use a volumizing mousse, and rough dry with your fingers. To add extra texture, you can curl the ends with a curling wand or iron and spray with Redken’s Spray Wax. This hairstyle is easy to style and maintain, so you’ll be able to get ready in no time!

Razored Layers and Choppy Fringe for Mid-Length fine hair
Instagram @nothingobvious

#12: Razored Layers and Choppy Fringe

My best advice, if you have mid-length fine hair is to try razored layers and choppy fringe. The stylist can take thin sections of the hair and use a texturizing blade to create soft layers. These layers will add body and movement while still keeping the overall length. For an edgier style, opt for shorter pieces around the face to frame it nicely.

Razor Cut Hand-Styled Shag
Instagram @nothingobvious

#13: Razor Cut Hand-Styled Shag

When you want the most impact without maintenance, I’ve found that hand-styling a shag is best. And the razor cutting adds texture and creates movement within the haircut itself. Especially ideal if have thick hair but also keep it light enough for low upkeep between cuts. Keep your lengths structured while still maintaining bounce. Consider products like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Pre-Styler before styling. One of my favorites is Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth Flat Iron. Also, I like Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine.

Razored Short Fluffy Curly Blonde Cut
Instagram @midtowncurls

#14: Short Fluffy Curly Blonde Cut

A short fluffy curly blonde cut is ideal for wirey or coarse hair types. I would recommend a dry haircut to preserve the length and allow your hair to be cut with your curl type in mind. I strongly suggest seeking out a curly hair salon. Or, find a stylist who is familiar with curls to give you the appropriate curl care and haircut.

Salt & Pepper Razor Cut with Flippy Ends
Instagram @erikahawkins_

#15: Salt & Pepper Razor Cut with Flippy Ends

Working with your natural grey is a huge trend right now. But, make sure you have a stylish cut to look fresh and youthful. I would suggest using a razor instead of shears for this cut. A razor creates a texture that will be much easier to style when you’re looking for that pieced-out look. For products, try using a spray wax or texture spray to give a modern finish.

Stunning Razor Cut Makeover
Instagram @jayne_edosalon

#16: Stunning Razor Cut Makeover

Check out this stunning razor cut makeover. In my experience, you’ll know when you’re ready, and it’s something that only you can decide. Once you have, you’ll want to find a stylist who specializes in short hair. A great short haircut should fall in place easily and compliment your face shape. A razor cut will help you achieve a wispy and shaggy style, that leaves softness in all the right places.

Straight Razor Cut Pixie
Instagram @hairahvan

#17: Straight Razor Cut Pixie

A straight razor pixie cut will give you all the cute, edgy vibes you’re looking for. If you aren’t afraid to go short and bold, this look is for you. A pixie is great for anyone looking for an easy, effortless style. If you aren’t sure how to style this look, don’t worry! When in doubt, ask your stylist for tips.

#18: Sassy Razored Pixie

Try a sassy razored pixie if you’re in need of a change! If you’re not sure if your hair type would be suitable for this cut, I suggest consulting with your stylist. Razor cutting your hair will give you that textured look that you will love.

Gorgeous Razored Layers on Mid-Length Hair
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#19: Gorgeous Razored Layers on Mid-Length Hair

This retro style is back but in the best way. A gorgeous, razored layers haircut, on mid-length hair is ultra stylish. I strongly recommend it on medium density and/or wavy texture. You will likely need a skilled stylist to create this style. However, there are professionals that released self-guided tutorials for an “at-home” service.

Puffy Razored Cut for Grey, Coarse Hair
Instagram @other.haircraft

#20: Puffy Cut for Grey, Coarse Hair

If you have grey and coarse hair, a puffy cut will work for you. This cut is perfect to help you manage your thick hair and will get rid of undesired bulk. The short layering around the head will ensure a quicker finish and shaggy results. Ask your stylist to leave length in the front perimeter for a longer shape. You’ll want to diffuse or air dry with a taming serum to keep the shape from being frizzy.

Razor Carved Fringe
Instagram @nothingobvious

#21: Razor Carved Fringe

If you’re looking for a great cut to help transition to another look, ask about reshaping your bangs with a razor. This look is a great in-between if you’re trying to stay trendy, but also starting to grow out your bangs. When styling, it may be helpful to use wax to keep everything in place and give a cool, funky look.

Coolest Razor-Cut Shaggy Mullet
Instagram @joeprofita

#22: Coolest Razor-Cut Shaggy Mullet

According to the feed, shaggy mullets are in and you will likely need to run not walk, to the nearest salon chair. The coolest razor-cut could be your next look if you have wavy to curly textured hair. It may require a bit of hand styling, so make sure to ask your stylist how to achieve your new look, at home.

Rockstar Long Shaggy Razor Cut
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#23: Rockstar Long Shaggy Cut

A long shaggy cut is just what you need to modernize one-length hair. The key to remember is to maintain the length behind the ear and the back when getting this cut. The face frame should be short in front of your ear and bang, giving you a cool shape. You might want to invest in a diffuser to help you dry your hair with any natural movement you may have. Try to encourage a little flick away from your cheek for an awesome rockstar finish.

Modern Razored Shag with Fringe Bangs
Instagram @joeprofita

#24: Modern Razored Shag with Fringe Bangs

A modern razored shag paired with fringe bangs gives the perfect edgy look. If you want to spice up your traditional shag, try adding micro bangs with a bit of weight taken out for a bit of flair. One of the best ways to give this look is a straight razor cut.

Modern Disconnected Razored Shag
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#25: Modern Disconnected Shag

If you’re looking for a trendy new haircut, consider a modern shag. This haircut works best if you have some texture in your hair so that all of the layers can really shine through. When cutting shags on my clients, I prefer to do a lot of the work with a razor. So don’t be afraid to ask your stylist if a razor cut is something that would work for you.

Short Shaggy Razor Cut Pixie
Instagram @jayne_edosalon

#26: Short Shaggy Razor Cut Pixie

Try an edgy cut with a short shaggy razor pixie. A short shag is one of the most trendy cuts and can be customized to your hair type. Soft razored layers will give texture and a soft grow-out. Avoid using the razor if you do not like the look of raw ends and prefer more of a clean cut.

Perfectly Razor Cut Short Hair
Instagram @lib_george

#27: Perfectly Razor Cut Short Hair

Rock a short razor cut when you have thick, straight hair because it will give you a lot of fun texture while still being very soft. A style like this is one of the best options if you want a short cut, but don’t want to take a lot of time styling every day. The best way to style would be too rough dry without a brush and then when done, add a texture spray, like Unite’s Texturiza, at your root for volume.

#28: Razored Long Bob with Blunt Bangs

Try a razored lob paired with blunt bangs if you like the simplicity of a straight, sleek style, but also enjoy a fun, edgy style. Style your bangs directly forward with a brush when blow-drying. It’s best to blow-dry your hair with this style instead of letting your hair air-dry so you can manipulate your hair and style it the way you want it to lay. Using a texture spray and roughing your hair up with your hands is one of the best and easiest ways to style this haircut.

Razor Cut Wispy Short Shag Mullet with Bangs
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#29: Wispy Short Shag Mullet with Bangs

If you are searching for a trendy short cut, you should try a wispy short shag mullet with bangs. Your edgy new cut can be air dried with a texture putty, and compliments most face shapes. Your stylist can use a feather razor for a shaggier cut that will grow out well. This edgy shape works best messy and organic, so go with your hair texture. You’ll need a cut about every five weeks for the best results.

See more shaggy mullets here

#30: Edgy Pixie with Razor Cut Layers

An edgy pixie with textured layers is a haircut I recommend to older ladies wanting a funky new style. A razor cut will give you the most added movement to a haircut. Also, height and volume throughout the crown area are added, which is usually a must for older ladies. Adding a soft side fringe really helps make your baby blue eyes shine bright.

razor cut pixie with wispy bangs
Instagram @hairabee

#31: 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. Here are more textured pixies for you to explore!

long straight razor cut hairstyle with bangs
Instagram @tiffmccoll

#32: 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 hairstyle. Layers and bangs also contribute to giving a dynamic version of your long straight hair.

Razor Cut for Medium Length Hair
Instagram @ataminnaa

#33: 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 suitable for ladies with any hair type.

layered razor cut
Instagram @nothingobvious

#34: Layered Cut

A different approach to your regular layered cut, the bangs and face-framing layers make the ends stand out more. A neat strategy to a shaggy cut, this one’s chic to the core but still for that professional lady.

razor cut bob cut for an older woman
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#35: Razor Cut Bob

Great for thick hair, having a more feathered cut minimizes the unruliness and makes everything well-kept. The waves add texture and shape that make this bob one of its kind.

razor cuts for curly hair
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#36: Razored 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.

lob with bangs cut with a razor
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#37: Lob with Bangs Cut With a Razor

This is an effortless, tousled, and low-maintenance shag with bangs. This shaggy lob is easy to style, as the razor works with a natural, minimal wave pattern.

razor cut pixie for an older lady
Instagram @bflaivre

#38: Razored 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 breaking the common mold of razor cutting felt so satisfying!

Razor cut for long blonde hair with bangs
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#39: Razor Cutting on Long Hair

To keep your long hair neat, add tapered ends to the heavy length of the hair. Waves and light balayage add texture and dimension, making your normal long hair extravagant! Depending on your face shape,  ask your stylist to design the face-framing or fringe (bangs) to balance your facial proportions.

textured with a razor for fine hair
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#40: Textured with a Razor for Fine Hair

This retro-inspired 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.

shaggy razor cut for thin hair
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#41: Shaggy 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.

cute short hair shag cut with a razor
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#42: 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 cut is very easy for you to style at home. This is similar to a shaggy bob with a slightly undercut nape.

shoulder-length razor cut
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#43: Shoulder-Length 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.

medium-to-long shaggy cut with bangs
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#44: 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.

long shaggy bob with bangs for ladies over 50
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#45: 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.

#46: 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 fringe and face-framing layers on their haircut.