No matter the reason or season, there’s always a case to make for short hair. During the winter, short hair makes it even easier to wear chunky turtlenecks and avoid accidentally catching rogue long strands in your jacket zipper. Come summertime, short hair helps keep the heat and humidity from wreaking havoc on your strands that have a penchant for sticking sweatily on your neck and back.
Luckily, there are more than enough trendy short hairstyles for all hair types and textures to try that you won’t be getting bored with anytime soon. From layered lobs to blunt bobs, classic crops to perfect pixies, these hairstyles for short hair will have you ready to grab those shears. (Well, maybe leave that part to your stylist.)
Here are 50 stunning short hairstyles to use as inspiration.
Blunt Collarbone Bob
This might be the most low-maintenance cut in the bunch. All one length and only slightly waved, it’s wearable as all get-out.
Take your long bob up a few notches—er, inches. This not-your-basic bob cut majorly delivers in the volume department.
A lob always feels right for those who want short, but not too short. Add wispy bangs to keep things interesting.
Glass Hair Lob
We’ll never get tired of a cut that makes you instantly look put-together, and this sharp and glossy lob by Texas-based stylist Chris Jones definitely does the trick.
Windswept Crop Cut
Put some extra zing into a pixie cut by styling it up and away from your face.
Meet the cool girl cut of the year. Nothing flatters a mane of curls like getting shaggy.
Rooty Stacked Bob
This is one of the most flattering angled bob cuts out there. Tousle it from one shadow-rooted part to the next per your fancy.
Blunt Chin Bob
Want super thick-looking ends? Leave the layers at the door. A blunt bob is always in style.
This curly girl take on a classic shag would make anyone want layers and bangs this year. Layering provides lift while also framing the face.
Subtle Stacked Bob
You can feign so much extra volume with the snip of some scissors. Stacked layers do a whole lot of magic on their own.
Tousled Chin Bob
If you’re trying to update your current bob, ask for layers and take the length up to your chin.
Classic Stacked Bob
You can never go wrong with a classic. The stacked bob will always be here to stay.
If you’re scared to make the big chop, meet your hair goals in the middle with this mid-length bob. Added texture gives this cut volume that’s unmatched.
Fringed Long Bob
We can’t think of a reason that we shouldn’t rock this signature fringed long bob this year. It feels slightly nostalgic.
One super stylish pixie cut, coming right up. You can keep the top long to ensure you have plenty of styling potential.
Layered Shoulder Cut
When in doubt, go for long layers. It’s a surefire way to freshen up any length.
Relaxed Shoulder Cut
The low-maintenance folks out there will appreciate this super easy shoulder cut with subtle balayage color for an extra pop. This style looks great at any length.
Textured Shoulder Cut
If you think dry texturizing spray is everything, this haircut is right there with you. Shorter in back and longer in front, with alluring side-swept bangs, you won’t be short on personality.
Shaggy Chin Bob
Blunt bobs have been all the rage, but we’re also into a shaggier way of shearing this year. Add curtain bangs, and you’re set with a statement-making cut.
Fully Fringed Bob
Bring on the bang-heavy bob, please. Slight layering gives blunt ends a less heavy appearance, especially on curls.
Sculpted Crop Cut
Play up your natural texture—whatever it may be—with a cropped pixie cut that styles itself. Keep it longer on top for major versatility.
Soft Curved Bob
We’re taking this retro short style all the way to the salon. It curves into the jawline and collarbone in a most flattering way.
Just because you’re going short doesn’t mean you have to go small. Let those curls go big or go home with a shoulder-grazing cut with all the layers and volume.
Midi with Front Framing
Framing is a great option for added dimension and length in a hairstyle. This cut by stylist Becky Miller plays the line of shorter hair with a whole lot of oompf.
Make a bold statement by cutting locks into a perfect ultra-short pixie. Throw in some styling gel or pomade for all-day hold.
Shoulder-Grazing Layered Cut
Invest in a layered cut that makes the most out of every ringlet. For a little something extra, ask for wispy bangs.
Faux Bangs Lob
Create the illusion of bangs at your next appointment by asking your stylist to add just a little bit of shorter framing at the front of your face.
Subtle Straight Shag
We’ve all seen our share of curly shags and long textured shags recently. This take by stylist Sal Salcedo is perfect for straight-haired gals who want to give their mane a dose of cool.
Pumped-Up Curly Pixie
Tight curls are made for a fun cropped cut. Get gravity-defying height by shaping your curly mane longer on top.
Mid-Cut with Concave Layers
Concave layers achieve a whole lot of movement in a cut. We love how this look by stylist Tim Duenas brings all the focus right to her face.
Thick Curly Bob
This look is tres chic. Slight graduation in the back of the cut leads to one-length framing the face perfectly.
Peter Pan Pixie
Something about this cut by stylist Rebecca Haehnle feels full of life, and it makes getting a pixie cut feel a little less daunting.
Ask your stylist for interior layers for additional movement in your short cut.
Short Hair Long Fringe
Move over cropped bangs, there’s a new look in town. Stacked layers in a bob cut with long framing in the front gives this look by stylist Julie Facer a whole lot of interest.
Textured Razor Bob
A little bit of texture does a whole lot more than you’d expect to bring volume to a bob cut.
Those with curls will rarely regret adding more layers to a short haircut, which helps curls have extra volume.
Sleek Chin Bob
You can style any layer-free or blunt bob in different ways, including turning the ends under the frame your jawline.
When sporting a short cut, the line is thin between face-framing layers and bangs. Why not embrace a long curtain bang that does both?
Curly Collarbone Cut
Skimming the collarbone is a flattering length for those who want a slightly less cropped cut.
Breezy Chin Bob
A bob is a style all on its own, so you don’t need to do much to make it work. Use texture spray to enhance your natural strands.
Textured Crop Cut
Curls frame the face in the most flattering way. Keep a center part, and ask for piecey bangs.
Angled Textured Bob
This isn’t your typical bob. The angled front ends give it extra personality. Ask for longer length in the front, but not too staked in the back.
If you get the urge to go ultra-short, you can try it no matter your texture. Curls give dimension to a pixie cut.
Fringed Lob Cut
Curtain bangs always feel like a big change, so you don’t even need to cut off length to feel totally new.
Shaggy Lob Cut
Refresh curls by adding bangs and layers. This retro shag cut is perfect for those who want both.
Rounded Short Bob
Those who don’t prefer a sharp bob can ask for rounded ends and side-swept bangs on a cropped bob length.
Stacked Short Bob
Flat hair doesn’t have to stay that way. A stacked bob is comprised of shorter layers in the back, which you can easily style with a volume-boosting product.
Side-Swept Curly Lob
Layers on a longer cut are imperative for curls to reach their fullest, most voluminous potential. Side-swept bangs bring it all together.
Micro Fringed Bob
Refresh your short cut by taking it up a few more inches and adding blunt bangs.
You don’t need layers to have personality. This one-length long bob makes the most of natural texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the most popular short haircut for 2024?While length and style are dependent on the person getting the haircut, the most asked-for hairstyles of the year are going to be lived-in and low-maintenance, whether that means making the most of your curls with a short shag haircut or giving major volume to flat hair with a bob that has plenty of layering.
- What is the best short hairstyle for older women?Many great short hairstyles for women over 60 are stylish, elegant, and easy to fit into your lifestyle. A short hairstyle can instantly revitalize your look at any age. We recommend choosing a classic cut, such as a bob or shoulder-length cut, that offers timeless appeal and requires easy styling.