50 Best Short Hairstyles for Women | Short Haircuts and Ideas
Tired of your long hair and fancy trying out shorter hair? We have searched high and low to bring you our absolute favourite short hair cuts for women. There are so many short hairstyles to choose from that we would like to try a new short hairstyle every week. If you have straight hair, wavy hair, thin hair or thick hair we have collected the best short hair styles for you no matter what your hair type.
Let us know what you think. And if you have a gorgeous short hairstyle that you would like us to feature, get in touch with us. We would love to share it!
1 – Short Pixie Cut With Side Cut
Combining the classic style pixie cut with edgy haircuts like the sidecut is a gorgeous but dare I say it high maintenance look. To maintain this gorgeous side cut you will have to keep a trimmer handy. Worth it!
2 – Short Pixie Bob
Another gorgeous pixie cut but this time with those beautiful dark loose waves. This short hairstyle goes beautifully with an oval face shape.
3 – Messy Pixie Cuts
Styling short hair does not have to be difficult, add some choppy layers to your hair then style it yourself. Find a product that will add volume and give you some hair texture. Apply this product to damp hair to create the best look. We all have different hair types so you may have to purchase a few different hair types before finding your perfect match.
4 – Pixie Cut with Copper Highlights
We love how these copper highlights shine amongst these gorgeous layers or dark hair. They give both a classy style to this pixie cut and a bit of edge at the same time.
5 – Classic French Bob
Nothing quite beats the classy style French bob haircut. This is one of the short hair ideas that will never go out of fashion. If you have fine hair and want to add more volume to this hairstyle you can ask your stylist to add in some soft layers.
6 – Edgy Pixie Haircut
Everything about this short hairstyle makes me want to go to the hair salon right away. The straight cut short fridge is so up to date right now and looks great with those eyebrows!
7 – Fade Cut Pixie Hairstyle
Move over men, it is time for us women to begin rocking the fade cut. The fade cut is the new undercut and we love how feminine it looks when paired with some stylish earrings.
8 – Short Hair Don’t Care
Whether you have shaved hair, short textured hair or chin length hair you are one of the gorgeous and proud members of the short hair club and can proudly announce short hair don’t care wherever you go.
9 – Short Haircut Pixie Bang Style
With just a little length to the side of your short pixie cut you can transform you average short haircut into a pixie cut bangs style.
10 – Wispy and Short Hairstyle
As choppy haircuts go this side swept wispy short haircut is one of the nicest styles out there. The silver tones go perfectly with the dark eyebrows and brunette undertones.
11 – Neon Green Pixie Cut
Don’t you just love how much fun and energy this neon green pixie haircut portrays!!! Neon hair dye comes in a variety of colors and can also be washed out with just a few washes if your boss doesn’t quite agree.
12 – Short Wispy Bangs
Red hair look adorable with short wispy bangs. These choppy layers work beautifully with a round face shape and really help to bring out those stunning facial features.
13 – Alternative Short Bangs
There are so many fun things to experiment with when you have shorter hair. If you like to keep your hair short and play with different short hair styles you can just colour, play, grow, repeat!
14 – Short Bangs Meet Long Bangs
Combing a classic chin length bob with long hair at the same time may seem crazy at first, impossible even. But, wow! This short hairstyle is literally awesome!
15 – Colourful Short Bob Haircut
Calling all red heads out there!!!! This is a gorgeous chin length cut for those with red hair! Creating side swept bangs like this can be done with both thick hair and fine hair depending on the length of layers you choose.
16 – Short and Sleek Bob Haircut
This short bob is another chin length cut hairstyle that works perfectly with straight hair. To create this gorgeous shine apply a hair oil to damp hair after washing. Argon oil is the most recommended hair oil by hair stylists.
17 – Short Hairstyles for Natural Curls
If you have thick locks but want to go short, try out this layered bob haircut. We love this deep cherry red shade!
18 – Cute Red Short Bob
Talking about red hair, check out this short hairstyle. When umber meets coral this is what you can achieve!
19 – Silver Shades Chin Length Bob
If you have silver or light blonde hair you can keep away the brassiness with silver or purple shampoo. This incredible invention contains purple pigment which acts as an anti-yellowing agent.
20 – Textured Curtain Bangs
To create a natural texture like in this short haircut try applying a little bit of thickening texture spray. Of course, if you have thick hair you may want to stay away from these types of products and go more towards the high shine oil based products instead.
21 – One Length Bob
If you feel like your thick hair is drying out you may want to wash it less often to let the natural oils in your hair do their thing. To create a gorgeous shiny pixie bob like this try adding some weightless hair oil to stop those pesky fly aways.
22 – Blue Curtain Bangs
These blue curtain bangs are so cute and go perfectly with all face shapes. You can easily transform this look into side swept bangs and when you’re finished with the blue why not go for red instead?
23 – Short Blunt Bob
The short angled bob is a great edgy haircut for women. Did you know that some of the best hairdressing scissors come from Japan? They are also known as hairdressing shears and are designed with razor thin blades to make the cleanest and sharpest cuts.
24 – Brown Layered Bobs
Another great example of how our dear friend Monsieur Layered Bob can create a stunning natural texture look that is great for any hair type out there.
25 – French Short Bob
We’ve all watched Disney Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’, right?!? Well, this short haircut is based on the most fashionable cartoon character this century; Edna Mode. Edna Mode is an incredibly stylish supersuit designer for super heroes with an even more incredible short haircut!
26 – Silver and Brown Pixie Haircut
The best thing about a textured cut is that you can have fun with the color! You can go with a dark ashy brown underneath to make the lighter top layer pop, or you can go with something more subtle like light blonde highlights on top.
27 – Rainbow Stacked Bob
When you can’t decide what colour to dye your hair, go for every colour under the rainbow. Adding rainbow coloured highlights over silver hair is a great way to make these colours really pop.
28 – Short Pixie Cuts – Undercut
Now, this is how you rock a pixie cut! This layered pixie cut works well with all face shapes and is a great low maintenance hair cut. Sweeping the longer hair over to the side like this is a great way to style your pixie cut.
29 – Blonde Textured Pixie Hairstyles
Another rocking pixie cut, but this time with shorter hair at the top. To create this messy textured effect try using a moulding paste in your hair.
30 – Pink Pixie Cuts
Try this style for an even shorter pixie cut with a twist. Pink hair can be difficult to up keep but there are plenty of products on the market these days that will help you keep up the vibrancy of your hair color. As a lover of pink hair myself, I would personally recommend using pink shampoo bars.
31 – Short Purple Bangs
Talking about vibrancy, this short haircut. is one of the coolest side swept bangs ever! It is a great look if you want to add a bit of life to fine hair and would look great styled straight or with curls.
32 – Buzzcut Short Hairstyle
The ultimate low maintenance haircut and the mother of all short cuts. When Irish singer Sinead O’Connor first showed off her iconic shaved hair style she showed the women of the 80’s that the music industry isn’t just about pretty long hair and mini skirts. She has since given women around the world the inspiration to be bald, beautiful and fiercely feminine!
33 – Razor Blunt Angled Bob
These angled bob hair styles can be rocked in so many different ways; with fridge, without fridge, swept to the side or even with a sidecut and can look incredible in any color!
34 – Classic Short Bob Hairstyle
Not all incredible hair styles have to be so radical. Sometimes keeping it simple can be the most beautiful as this short hair cut demonstrates.
35 – Black Short Hair Style
They are rocking this simple black short hair with so much style and playfulness. This hair style is great for city life and for people who are always on the go.
36 – Short Style Blonde Fade Cut
Style your short hair with some oversized earrings and smokey eye makeup for a stylish and edgy look perfect for city breaks and nights out.
For makeup ideas to match this look check out 21 Beautiful Cut Crease Makeup Looks.
37 – Short Blonde Wavy Hair
This hairstyle is the perfect red carpet hairstyle for those who want to show off their new hairstyle with a sleek and glamorous style that will make them stand out in the crowd.
38 – Very Short Hairstyle
It’s not always easy to style short hair. But there are some simple tricks that can make it easier and help you get the perfect look. One tip is to avoid using too much product: The weight of the product on your hair will weigh it down and make it look flat. If you have shorter hair, stick to a light holding spray or gel, or try a dry shampoo for volume.
39 – Rock Short Hair with Pink Bangs
This is a great look for anyone who wants to give their fine hair and straight hair a new look. Color coordinate your hair color with your makeup and outfit to create a stunning look that you can really have some fun with!
40 – Ginger Short Edgy Style
When you have short hair you can be experimental with the different lengths and try out a variety of different hairstyles each season. On average it takes two months to grow one inch of hair and when you have short hair like this one inch can make all the difference.
41 – Short Hair Styles – Blue Sidecut
We love this brown to blue ombre effect on this short to medium length hair. This year is the year of the sidecut and what better way to wear a sidecut than with side swept short hair.
42 – Short Little Mermaid Red Hair
This coral red color is perfect for any little mermaid fans out there. Create even more of an Ariel look by adding some salt spray to really bring out those mermaid waves.
43 – Short Haircuts for Women with White Afro Curls
We love how these white curls are being rocked with matching white glasses. Short haircuts for women with fade cuts or side cuts are so versatile no matter what your age or style.
44 – Short Curly Locks
Adding foam rollers to your hair over night is a serious life hack. Not all of us are blessed with curly locks like these nor have the time to get out our curling wand in the morning before work.
45 – Short Dark Hair
Some women are reluctant to cut their hair short because they think it will make them look too masculine. But that’s just not the case! With the right haircut, you can look feminine with short hair.
46 – Short Style Faded Pink Pixie Cuts
When Alecia Beth Moore, A.K.A Pink, hit the music scene in the early 2000’s she gave beauty and edge and set the trend of pink hair for the two next decades.
Check out these ideas for 30 Ombre Pink Hair Styles.
47 – Short Naturally Curly Hair
Having naturally curly hair like this may seem like a blessing, but as a person with curly hair myself, believe me when I say it is not as easy as it looks. Keeping your hair cut short can be a great way to maintain that bounce and volume to your curls.
48 – Short Thick Dark Hair Curls
There are many ways to control curly hair. You can choose a hairstyle that is cut short and has a lot of volume. You can also use hair products like gel or mousse to keep your curls in place.
49 – Dark Hair Curly Bangs
One of the most popular looks for short hair is a wavy style that can be created with an iron or curling wand. This look is perfect for those who have straight hair but want to give it some body, volume, and texture.
50 – Short Thick Hair Bob Haircut
A look destined for the red carpet, this classic french bob looks stunning paired with red lipstick and elegant gold jewellery.
For more red carpet looks check out our article 21 Classy White Nails With Rhinestones.
Short hair is a great way to showcase your personality and style. Whether you want to go with a traditional pixie cut or something more daring like a side cut, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can also get creative with bangs and french bobs.
We have so many great hair ideas for you to try! Check out our cool hair library to see lots more hair ideas including 30 Bold Hair Colour Ideas You Should Try, 21 Ombre Grey Hair Looks and 35 Gorgeous Denim Hair Color Looks To ‘Dye’ For.