42 Different Types of Haircuts On the Radar Right Now

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Let’s face it, there are so many different types of haircuts for women 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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#1: Cute & Classy Bob

Keep your look cute and classy with this long bob set in a rich brunette hue. Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for a great hold with a touchable texture. This look is suitable for oval, square, or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

#2: Smooth with a Side Part

Adding a side part is the best way to create a glamorous look. It should be sleek and straight or bouncy and full. Style the fuller side of your hair away from your face. This prevents your hair from constantly falling over your face. It also reduces how much you touch your hair – ideal for a lasting style.

#3: Trendy A-Line With a Fringe

It’s an a-line layered bob with fringe. To style it into the straight, sleek look, use 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.

Beveled Bob Cut for Thick Hairstyles
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#4: Beveled Bob Cut for Thick Hair

Try a beveled bob cut if you have thick hair. Use Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look. For extra volume, backcomb the base and interior of hair, leaving the surface smooth.

#5: Cool Mid-Length Hair in Textured Wavy Lob Style

Go for tousled wavy hair that looks elegant and effortless at the same time. This tousled lob is incredibly versatile and works both as a dressed-down look or as styled for an evening event.

Easy layers types of hairstyles
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#6: Easy Layers on Longer Hair

These easy layers form a natural-looking volume that appears so soft. Aside from extra style, they take out some weight from your thick, brown locks. Parting your long hair in the middle will frame your facial features for a dramatic effect. This haircut looks cute with a top knot.

New and Fresh Soft Shag Cut
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#7: New and Fresh Soft Shag Cut

Add some soft waves for an ultra-femme take on the shag look. Try Kevin Murphy BODY.MASS to boost fine, thin hair texture. This style works best on fine hair.

#8: Long Layered Hair with a Chocolate Caramel Color

When working with my long-haired clients, the biggest concern is weight and movement. Most women do not want to lose length, and this is where a long layered style comes in. Add long layers with a stationary guide. Cut into ends with shears as opposed to texturizing shears. This will give you a more controlled removal of thickness. Finish with a beautiful round brush blowout for a great touch.

Chin length chic types of haircut
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#9: Chin-Length Chic Haircut

All that it takes is some movement and texture added to your bob to ginger up your look. Here’s a chin-length, chic haircut that uplifts the shape and dimension of your brunette mane.

#10: Effortless Layered Bob Cut

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.

Super Sleek A-line Types of Haircuts
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#11: Super Sleek A-line

Opt for a great style if you have a fine to medium density and want a modern sleek a-line lob style. The longer a-line creates a nice balance on oval, square, and round face shapes. If you want a sleek style with some extra shine, try a fine shine mist to finish off your look.

#12: Short Angled Haircut with Wavy Stacked Layers

Short angled haircuts with wavy, stacked layers, and style takes 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 haircut
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#13: Comb Over Bob Cut

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
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#14: Edgy French Crop Haircut for Women

Kick your black short hair 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.

#15: Airy Voluminous Bob for Thick Hair

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.

Bold short pixie with spiky hair on top
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#16: Bold Short Pixie with Spiky Hair on Top

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.

Trendsetting shaggy lob haircut
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#17: Trendsetting Shaggy Lob Cut

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
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#18: The Classic French Bob

A classic French bob is a chic look that hits at the jawline and really elongates the neck. It’s styled with a fringe to conceal a large forehead. What a timeless look that can be worn curly or straight, by women of any age. It’s fairly low-maintenance, so expect to get a trim about every 5-6 weeks.

Long, Luscious Layers
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#19: Long, Luscious Layers

These long, luscious layers are a modern shag and a ‘wash and wear’ look. Its shape, 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 your hair as each layer falls on the next layer.

Fun Haircut with a Little Edge
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#20: Fun Haircut with a Little Edge

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. 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 who still want to look gorgeous. This soft, flowing, full-bodied hairstyle with the right dimensional color would be great for almost any type of hair at any age.

Seamless & Trendy Hair
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#21: Seamless & Trendy Hair

This seamless, trendy, and classy look is great with long bangs. The benefit is that you can have this hairstyle for a while without worrying about monthly appointments for touch-ups. 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.

#22: Modern Texture with a Side Part

This is a very modern hairstyle with soft waves and texture. The fringe is long and provides a stunning finish to the look. This textured haircut works great for fine to medium and long hair types and works well on all face shapes. The hair was cut to one length with some frontal graduation and intensive texturizing.

#23: Short & Sassy Hair

This short hair is sleek and sassy all rolled into one!  This is the perfect look for a woman who isn’t afraid to be a little bold. 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. Blow-dry your 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 for Medium Hair Length
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#24: Dimensional & Trendy Hairstyle

This look is dimensional and trendy. It features different tones and an undone feel. The dimension provides a low-maintenance look while adding long layers gives texture and movement. To style, use 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.

Chic Modern Bob
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#25: Chic Modern Bob

The greatest thing about this bob 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. 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.

Laid Back Yet Polished Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @curlsncopper

#26: Laid Back Yet Polished Medium-Length Hair

This is laid-back, yet polished medium-length hair. We decided to keep the layers on the medium to the long side. 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.

#27: Beautiful Spiky Pixie Cut

A perfect style for fine hair is an adorable pixie cut that will show off all your great features. You can customize the front to your client’s desired length and comfort if they still want to have a piece to tuck. I would play with adding a statement color block through the front to spice things up.

#28: Modern Asymmetrical Undercut

Draw attention to an elongated fringe and crown layers with a pop of bright color to show off that side undercut. Use a pomade or wax to create details in the fringe and sides for this asymmetric haircut. 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

#29 Flared Bob with Fringe

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

Manageable Layered A-Line Bob
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#30: Manageable Layered A-Line Bob

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

Balanced Shoulder-Grazing Lob
Instagram @hirohair

#31: Balanced Shoulder-Grazing Lob

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

#32: Two-Toned Lob with Curls

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

#33: Versatile Layered Haircut

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

Long Beachy Bob

#34 Long Beachy Bob

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

Sassy Long Blunt Bob
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#35: Sassy Long Blunt Bob

Freshen up your ends and boost fine hair with a blunt perimeter to define your long bob shape. Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement. Create a piecey perimeter with a light-hold wax.

Crimson Layers Type of Haircut
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#36: Crimson Layers

Boost fine hair with layers to keep your look full with movement and manageability. Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-In Conditioner for added protection and flexibility. Gather the sides and create victory rolls for a vintage touch.

Full-Looking Medium Blunt Cut
Instagram @soileshair

#37: Full-Looking Medium Blunt Cut

Promote fullness and a strong silhouette with this medium-length blunt cut with soft, face-framing layers. Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement. Slick your hair back into a high-fashion ponytail for something different.

Vivid Purple Ombre Haircut Side

#38 Vivid Purple Ombre Haircut

Transform that natural ombre look into a fashionable, vivid trend with this vibrant purple tone. 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
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#39: Silky Blonde Hairstyle

A silky blonde finish is the perfect way to show off that long bob shape. Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine. Use a straightening iron to create disheveled, textured waves.

Rich Red Waves for Thick Hair

#40 Rich Red Waves for Thick Hair

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

Gorgeous Loose Waves Hairstyle

#41 Gorgeous Loose Waves

Gorgeous apricot coloring shines in this loosely styled wave pattern.

Cherry Dip Dye on Long Hair

#42 Cherry Dip Dye on Long Hair

Go bold with a strong color change from a deep brunette to a fiery cherry shade for a trendy dip-dyed look. Take your hair to the next level this season with any fresh and popular haircuts. Find a cut that matches your style and experiment with your texture. Stick to the classics, or go bold with statement-making hair!