Can You Pull Off One of These Cute Razor Cut Hair Ideas?

trendy razor cut hair ideas

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 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!

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Razor Cut for Medium Length Hair

razor cut for medium length hair
Instagram @heather.ohanasalonco

Your razor haircut just over your shoulder gives an exuberant bounce to your silky hair. An asymmetric style offers a lot of attitude and body that makes you look years younger.

Layered Razor Cut

Layered Razor Cut
Instagram @hair_by_mollypiller

A different approach to your regular layered cut, the highlights 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.

Razor Cut Bob

Razor Cut Bob
Instagram @little_miss_ds_creations

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

Razor Cuts For Curly Hair

Razor Cuts For Curly Hair
Instagram @luminemariah

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.

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.

Q&A with style creator, Heather Chafe
Hair Stylist @ Maribou Spa and Salon in Folsom, CA

How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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. Be sure always to use a heat protectant when using hot tools on your razor haircut. With Melu Hair Sheild by Davines, you will get protection against heat up to 450 degrees. It is easily applied wet or dry.

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. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf line offers multiple options for various hair types. Spray throughout and gently mold the shape in the direction you’d like. Then air dry or diffuse your razor haircut.

Lob with Bangs Cut With a Razor

Q&A with style creator, Hayley Logan Hair
Hair Stylist @ Daybreak Salon and Spa in Wyandotte, MI


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

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.

Razor Cut Pixie

Razor Cut Pixie
Instagram @hairby_teresa

Surprise everyone with a pixie undercut that has tapered ends. Maximize the layers and wear this messy look with pride!

Q&A with style creator, Teresa Watt
Hair Stylist @ Hair Mosaics in Fredericksburg, VA


How would you describe this?

This is an edgy punk pixie. Leaving the longer sideburns on an under-shave felt risky, but it felt so satisfying to break the common mold of razor cutting!

What’s your best advice?

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 was used to get rid of weight so that she wouldn’t look like a mushroom.

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.

Razor Cutting on Long Hair

Razor Cutting on Long Hair
Instagram @stylistnicki

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!

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Coil
Hair Stylist @ Blueberry Moon Salon Spa in Chicago, Il


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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 – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve pulled out my razor, and my new client gasps and says, “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.

Textured with a Razor for Fine Hair

Textured with a Razor for Fine Hair
Instagram @gwynlynnclaire

Q&A with style creator, Gwyn O’Leary
Hair Stylist @ Forma + Collective Salon in Englewood, CO


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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!

Shaggy Razor Cut for Thin Hair

Shaggy Razor Cut for Thin Hair
Instagram @malloryz

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.

Q&A with style creator, Mallory Zenner
Founder / Hair Stylist @ Craft House Salon in Atlantic Highlands, NJ


How would you describe this?

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 allowing the natural textures to come out. It’s for women wanting the best of long and short hair.

What’s your best advice?

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 the 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.

Cute Short Hair Shag Cut with a Razor

Cute Short Hair Shag Cut with a Razor
Instagram @kwinkhair

Q&A with style creator, Kristyn Wink
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist @ Laboratorie- Baltimore Salon in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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.

Shoulder Length Razor Cut

Q&A with style creator, Akasha James
Stylist @ Shampoo Avenue B in New York, NY


How would you describe this?

This is the ’70s rock ‘n roll should length razor cut, but it’s a little more polished.

What’s your best advice?

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.