41 Different Types of Haircuts On the Radar Right Now

Types of Haircuts

Let’s face it, there are so many different types of haircuts to choose from these days. Are you searching for a drastic change or simply want to refresh your current style? We’ve rounded up the “long and short” of it all to bring you a comprehensive look at the various hairstyle options out there. From shags to bobs to blunt cuts to ombre colors, we’ve got you covered with all types of different haircuts.

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Chin-Length Chic Haircut

Chin-Length Chic Haircut
Instagram @maribousalon

All that it takes are shadow root and textured bob to ginger up your look. Here’s a chin-length, chic haircut that uplifts the shape and dimension of your blonde mane.

Short Angled Haircut with Wavy Stacked Layers

Short angled haircut with wavy stacked layers
Instagram @styled_by_carolynn

Short angled haircuts with wavy, stacked layers and style take a simple cut up a level. Creating dimension with highlights and lowlights also helps create thickness in hair that may need a little help looking fuller. A styling cream after curling helps smooth and define the curls to create the perfect hairstyle.

Comb Over Bob Cut

Comb over bob haircut
Instagram @kenpavessalon

A comb-over bob cut is a great way to add height to the front of your hair. A low part can really help give you that lift. If one side doesn’t work, try parting on the opposite side. Sometimes one side gives more lift than the other. Either way, this bob is a keeper.

Edgy French Crop Haircut for Women

Edgy French crop haircut for women
Instagram @jlitt.hair

Kick your short style up a notch and try an edgy French crop haircut for women. This type of haircut is shaved with clippers all around the back and sides. A strong weight line emboldens around the head. Style with pomade and combat boots.

Airy Voluminous Bob for Thick Hair

Airy voluminous bob for thick hair
Instagram @vitosatalino_official

To achieve an airy voluminous bob for thick hair there should be some layering, but not too short. Leaving the layers longer creates the perfect shape, which is flatness in the crown and fullness everywhere else. Women with really thick hair can benefit from a bit of thinning shear as well. Blowdry this style with a 1 1/2 inch metal barrel round brush and some mousse for bouncy waves.

Short Pixie with Spiky Hair on Top

Short pixie with spiky hair on top
Instagram @katherineh2o2

A short pixie with spiky hair on top is the perfect choice for women looking for a no-fuss hairstyle. Stylish and versatile, it can be worn flat or spiky. A pixie works great on fine hair. If you have thick hair you will have to ask your stylist for texture to create pieciness.

Shaggy Lob Cut

Shaggy lob haircut
Instagram @novaartssalon

A shaggy lob cut is a fun low maintenance style. Medium layering gives this look its messiness. If you have some movement to your hair, styling will be a breeze. Apply some gel and let it dry. If you have pin-straight hair you will have to curl it with an iron to create a messy look.

The Classic French Bob

The classic French bob
Instagram @inthetresses

A classic French bob is a chic look. This cut hits at the jawline and really elongates the neck. What a timeless look that can be worn curly or straight, by women of any age. Fairly low maintenance, expect to get a trim about every 5-6 weeks.

Effortless Layered Bob Cut

Effortless Layered Bob Cut
Instagram @byashleyrenee

Let go of your basic long tresses and have a new chop that sits above your shoulders. This effortlessly layered bob with long side bangs is great for your transformation. The layered haircut is asymmetrical that works well with subtle waves on your blonde balayage.

Easy Layers on Longer Hair

These easy layers form a natural-looking volume that appears so soft with beach waves. Aside from extra style, they take out some weight from your thick, brown locks not to make it look heavy. Parting your long hair in the middle will frame your facial features for a dramatic effect.

Super Sleek A-line

This is a classic, modern a-line bob. The timeless cut was created by stylist Pedro of Chicago, IL.

“Cuts like this suit almost all women with any hair type with some customization,” says Pedro. “I would advise the length choice be dependent on how often the client wears their hair up and their lifestyle.”

Pedro says styling is quite universal as this look works air dried, blow-dried, flat ironed, diffused, curled, etc. “I would recommend a spray shine to achieve the sleek look in the photo, a pomade for a wavy look, a root-booster for more fullness, and a light serum for the crisp ends.”

Cool Mid-Length Hair in Textured Wavy Lob Style

This tousled wavy hair looks elegant and effortless at the same time. It was created by barber and stylist Sarah Simon of Littleton, CO.

“This tousled lob is incredibly versatile and works both as a dressed-down look or styled for an evening event,” says Simon.

If you don’t want to spend time blowdrying to style, Simon says you can achieve a similar look by letting your hair air dry, then curl it with a curling iron. “The style wouldn’t look as polished but would still be dimensional and flattering,” she adds. “Always use some kind of texture spray or wax to help grit up this style. The nice thing about using a texture spray is that you can spruce up your hair the next day and not feel obligated to wash it because this style isn’t supposed to be perfect.”

Long, Luscious Layers

These long, luscious layers were created by hair artist and salon owner Matthew Ingraldi of Ontario.

“The modern shag is what we call a ‘wash and wear’ look,” says Ingraldi. “Its shape, the shaggy layers, and longer hair length allow the tresses to fall naturally. The layers create a quantity of natural texture, volume, body, and fullness throughout the hair as each layer falls on the next layer.”

“If a woman sat in my chair and asked me for this haircut I would explain to them the versatility of the look. How it can complement a long face shape by lifting it with layers, to a round face shape by elongating it with length,” he explains.

Fun Haircut with a Little Edge

Fun Haircut with a Little Edge
Instagram @hair_by_raychel

“The sandy yet golden tonality of the highlights on top of the golden brown base complements each other while adding dimension to this traditional layered cut,” explains hairstylist Raychel Ryckman-Martino of New York.

What she likes most about this style is the ease and versatility that comes with it. “The bold fringe we have added makes her hair look completely styled even when in a simple ponytail. This cut is great for new moms and women on the go that still want to look sexy” says Ryckman-Martino.

This soft, flowing, full-bodied hairstyle with the right dimensional color would be great for almost any type of hair, at any age. For work or for play, up or down, this is a simple yet unforgettable style that will complement almost any woman.

Seamless & Trendy Hair

Seamless & Trendy Hair
Instagram @hairby_dmitry

This seamless, trendy, and classy look was created by hairstylist Dmitry of San Francisco, CA.

“The benefit is that you can have this hairstyle for a while without worrying about monthly appointments for touch-ups,” says Dmitry.

“This hairstyle looks great with long bangs,” he adds. “You can also make beachy waves and it will look just as perfect as straight hair. I recommend using a moisturizing cream, some dry oil on the ends, and flat iron to emphasize the dying technique.”

Modern Texture with a Side Part

“This is a very modern hairstyle with soft waves and texture. The fringe is long and provides a sexy finish to the look,” explains hairstylist Denis of Russia.

“This textured haircut works great for fine to medium and long hair types and works well on all face shapes,” she adds. “The hair was cut to one length with some frontal graduation and intensive texturizing.”

To style, Denis says to apply thermal protection on the lengths and ends of the hair and a volumizing product at the roots. “Tilt the head down and dry hair quickly from roots to ends. Create soft waves with the styler of your choice, then mess the hair up a bit with your fingers to finish the look.”

Short, Sassy & Sexy Hair

This short hair is sleek, sassy, and sexy all rolled into one! It was created by hairstylist Shawni Fronk of Odgen, UT.

“This is the perfect look for a woman who isn’t afraid to be a little bold,” says Fronk. “It works great for anyone who is short on time when getting ready. All you need is Jackpot from R+Co, or any other styling cream that has structure. Blowdry the hair into the shape you want, then spray a little texture spray and you are good to go!”

Short haircuts such as this are perfect for straight hair. Fine or dense hair works great, you just need the right amount of texture cut into it. This cut is not ideal for overly curly locks.

Dimensional & Trendy Hairstyle

Dimensional & Trendy Hairstyle for Medium Hair Length
Instagram @hairbyatleegray

This look is dimensional and trendy. It features different tones, an undone feel, and was created by master hairstylist Atlee Gray of Ohio.

“The dimension provides a low maintenance look while adding long layers gives texture and movement,” says Gray.

To style, Gray used a 1-inch curling iron to curl all over, then flat ironed the ends to give that beachy look. “I finished with a texture spray to break up the curls,” she adds.

Chic Modern Bob

Chic Modern Bob
Instagram @jadestyleshair

This chic modern bob was created by hairstylist Jade Segal of Santa Monica, CA. “The greatest thing about it is how easy it is to style. You get great versatility out of it because it has all the fun of a short haircut, but it has just enough length to wear it in various upstyles,” says Segal.

This look is flattering with several face shapes, depending on length, but is especially flattering to round face shapes when the front is kept long enough to hit the collarbone. It’s easy to style due to the length and can be worn both straight and curly.

If you’re looking to change up your style and don’t want a haircut that’s hard to manage, Segal says “take the plunge and chop it short. Also, this a great in-between haircut if you have long hair and you’re thinking of going pixie length.”

Laid Back Yet Polished Medium-Length Hair

Laid Back Yet Polished Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @curlsncopper

This is laid back, yet polished medium-length hair. It was created by Sarah Styles, an associate stylist in Hudson, MA.

“We decided to keep the layers on the medium to long side,” explains Styles. “I also kept the angle around her face a little longer, starting after the chin. Then we used loose curls to create more of a face-framing effect.”

Styles believes this haircut is pretty versatile and translates well with most face shapes.

A-Line With a Fringe

A-Line With a Fringe
Instagram @sonia_hairstory

“It’s an a-line layered bob with a fringe,” says hairstylist and salon owner Sonia Yarkhani of Ontario.

To style it into the straight, sleek look, Yarkhani used Kevin Murphy Smooth.Again.

Cuts like this are ideal for women with medium-density hair, a petite face, and a long neck. The ideal hair texture can be slightly wavy or straight. This type of haircut could be worn on women with curly hair, but it would need more layers.

Spiky Pixie Cut

Now is a time for renewal. Leave your cares behind and go super short with an adorable pixie cut. A chop like this can look edgy when spiky.

Spiky Pixie Cut

How To Style a pixie cut:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizer.
  2. Blowdry hair using a Denman brush for a low-volume hairstyle.
  3. Sweep all hair forward and over to one side. Separate lightly with fingertips.
  4. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look. This spiky pixie is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to fine hair.

Asymmetrical Undercut

Draw attention to an elongated fringe and crown layers with a pop of bright color to show off that side undercut.

Asymmetrical Undercut Haircut with Highlights Side

How To Style an asymmetrical undercut:

  1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight oil treatment.
  2. Smooth hair using a straightening iron. Sweep hair softly over to one side.
  3. Smooth the crown layers neatly back.
  4. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

For this asymmetric haircut, use a pomade or wax to create details in the fringe and sides. Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair. Such shorter length haircuts are suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Flared Bob with Fringe

A flared fringe and orchid streaks add a touch of contrast to this sleek and shiny bob cut.

Flared Bob with Fringe

How To Style a bob with fringe:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Smooth with a straightening iron for a super sleek texture.
  4. Use the straightening iron to flare out the fringe ends.
  5. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine. This sweeping bob cut is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair. Try liquid-colored hair chalk to play with different hues. That purple strip of hair won’t hurt the style.

Layered A-Line Bob

This A-line bob cut helps control thick hair for manageability and styling.

A Line Layered Bob Haircut

How To Style an a-line cut:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use fingertips to create gentle separation.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Backcomb the base for more volume with a long-lasting hold. Try DermOrganic Leave-In treatment to smooth with the power of Argan oil. This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine, thick hair.

Shoulder-Grazing Lob

Achieve the right balance with this golden-toned bob that softly grazes the shoulder.

Golden Toned Long Bob Haircut

How To Style a lob:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight thickening lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush or Denman brush for a low-volume look.
  3. Create an off-center parting and sweep fringe over to one side.
  4. Use a straightening iron to smooth hair as desired.
  5. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement. This look is suitable for oval, square, or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Beveled Bob Cut for Thick Hair

Try a beveled long bob shape that curls under to define fine, thick hair.

Beveled Long Bob Haircut for Thick Hair Back

How To Style a long bob:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron to flip out the fringe.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look. For extra volume, backcomb the base and interior of hair, leaving the surface smooth.

Two-Toned Lob with Curls

Create depth and dimension with this two-toned long bob look with a darker interior and ultra-fine lowlights.

Two Toned Long Bob with Depth

How To Style a curly lob:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizer.
  2. Blowdry hair with a round brush for light volume.
  3. Create a deep side parting and curl hair by taking small and large sections and wrapping hair vertically around a medium barrel curling iron or wand.
  4. Lightly separate hair using fingertips.
  5. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

This look is suitable for round, heart, or oval-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair. Add a boho-chic headband and tuck your ends into and under it for a sweet spring upstyle.

Classy Bob

Keep your look cute and classy with this long bob set in a rich brunette hue.

Classy Bob

How To Style a classy bob:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use fingertips to create gentle separation.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture. This look is suitable for oval, square, or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Layered Haircut

Create movement and amp up that dimensional color with soft layers for a super versatile look.

Layered Haircut

How To Style layered hair:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizer.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a low-volume finish.
  3. Sweep the fringe over to one side and separate longer layers for a soft, piecey finish.
  4. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

This look is suitable for round, oval, or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair. Braid ends and twist up into a low deconstructed bun.

Long Beachy Bob

This long bob features a mix of highlights and lowlights with layers that play up that casual beachy look.

Long Beachy Bob

How To Style a long beachy bob:

  1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Create beachy textured waves by loosely wrapping hair around a medium barrel curling iron.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Oribe APRES BEACH wave and shine spray for glamorous, touchable texture. This look is suitable for oval, square, or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

New and Fresh Soft Shag Cut

Add some soft waves for an ultra-femme take on the shag look.

New and Fresh Soft Shag Cut

How To Style a shag cut:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing spray.
  2. Blowdry hair using a round brush to boost volume.
  3. Take large sections and curl hair using a large barrel curling iron.
  4. Brush style out using a paddle brush.
  5. Create a deep side part and lightly separate hair by raking fingers through hair.
  6. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.MASS to boost fine, thin hair texture. This style works best on fine hair.

Long Blunt Bob

Freshen up your ends and boost fine hair with a blunt perimeter to define your long bob shape.

Blonde Blunt Bob Haircut

How To Style a blunt lob:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron for a sleek finish.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement. Create a piecey perimeter with a light-hold wax. This look is suitable for oval, square, or round face shapes and works best on fine hair.

Crimson Layers

Boost fine hair with feathered layers to keep your look full with movement and manageability.

Haircut for Fine Hair with Layers

How To Style your layers:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing spray.
  2. Blowdry hair using a round brush to boost volume.
  3. Create a center parting and smooth fringe downward with slight volume.
  4. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-In Conditioner for added protection and flexibility. Gather the sides and create victory rolls for a vintage touch.

Medium Blunt Cut

Promote fullness and a strong silhouette with this medium-length blunt cut with soft, face-framing layers.

Medium Blunt Cut

How To Style a medium-length blunt cut:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion or oil treatment.
  2. Blowdry hair with a Denman brush or paddle brush for a soft, sleek finish with lightly beveled ends.
  3. Smooth with a straightening iron for an extra sleek finish.
  4. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement. Slick hair back into a high fashion ponytail for something different. This mid-length cut is perfect for thick hair.

Purple Ombre Haircut

Transform that natural ombre look into a fashionable, vivid trend with this vibrant purple tone.

Purple Ombre Haircut Side

How To Style an ombre haircut:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight thickening lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a round brush for maximum volume.
  3. Backcomb the base in the crown area and create a light separation by raking fingers through hair.
  4. Sweep hair back and away from the face.
  5. Loosely curl ends using a large barrel curling iron.
  6. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a textured finish. Gather ends and pin under to create a faux bob hairstyle, if desired.

Silky Blonde Hairstyle

A silky blonde finish is the perfect way to show off that long bob shape.

Silky Blonde Hairstyle

How To Style silky hair:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron for a sleek finish.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine. Use a straightening iron to create disheveled, textured waves. This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes and works best on fine to medium hair

Rich Red Waves for Thick Hair

Amp up fine, thick hair with gentle layering to promote movement and boost volume.

Rich Red Waves for Thick Hair

How To Style waves for thick hair:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing lotion.
  2. Blowdry hair with a round brush for volume.
  3. Create cascading curls with a large barrel curling iron. Take horizontal sections and curl hair from the ends upward to just above the ear. Release curl and allow hair to cool completely.
  4. Brush hair out for soft waves or create light separation using just your fingertips. Backcomb base for extra volume.
  5. Create a side parting and sweep fringe off to one side.
  6. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold. Smooth hair using a straightening iron for a chic finish.

Long Layered Hair with a Chocolate Caramel Color

Gorgeous curls show off the multi-dimensional coloring of this long layered style.

Long Layered Hair with a Chocolate Caramel Color

How To Style long, layered hair:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for volume.
  3. Create cascading curls with a small and medium barrel curling iron. Take vertical sections and curl hair for a spiral finish.
  4. Create light separation using just your fingertips. Backcomb base for extra volume.
  5. Create a side parting and sweep fringe off to one side.
  6. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine. Create massive, fuzzy texture by crimping the ends and backcombing for a deconstructed look.

Loose Waves

Gorgeous apricot coloring shines in this loosely styled wave pattern.

Loose Waves Hairstyle

How To Style loose waves:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for volume.
  3. Create cascading curls with a large barrel curling iron. Take vertical sections and curl hair from ends up for a spiral finish.
  4. Create light separation using just your fingertips. Backcomb base of curls for extra volume.
  5. Create a side parting and sweep fringe off to one side.
  6. Take a small section from the left side temple area and sweep back, pinning to secure.
  7. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look. Then, accent this style with a small hair bow or fancy barrette.

Cherry Dip Dye on Long Hair

Go bold with a strong color change that goes from a deep brunette to a fiery cherry shade for a trendy dip-dyed look.

Cherry Dip Dye on Long Hair

How To Style long hair:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for volume.
  3. Create cascading curls with a large barrel curling iron. Take vertical sections and curl hair for a spiral finish.
  4. Brush curls out into soft waves and create light separation using just your fingertips.
  5. Create a side parting and sweep fringe off to one side.
  6. Set this style with a light-hold hairspray.

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection. Accent your long hair with a sparkly vintage brooch.

Take your hair to the next level this season with any of these fresh and popular types of haircuts. Find a cut that matches your style and experiment with your texture. Stick to the classics or go bold with statement-making hair!