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17 favorite short haircuts for women

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Summer time is the right time to refresh your style by opting for a new, flawless haircut. Some of the most popular short hairstyles have been seen on the red carpet, in high-fashion magazines and on the runways. If you’re looking for the most popular short haircuts for women then look no further. Here are some of the most popular short hairstyle types of the year.

17 favorite short hairstyles for women

17 favorite short hairstyles for women

Bob with side swept fringe/bangs

The classic bob with feathered ends subtly frames the face. The hair around the face is cut shorter to give the appearance of a side swept fringe or bangs. The style looks great on those with thicker hair and compliments any facial structure.

Bob with side swept fringe

Bob with side swept fringe

 

Shingle bob

Reminiscent of the 1920s, the shingle bob is created by tapering the hair at the nape, and gradually leaving the hair a bit longer continuing up the head. The cut is close on both the sides and the back of the head, and shows no definitive line. The shingle was later modified to include longer sides, a longer back, and a fringe.

Shingle bob

Shingle bob

 

Inverted bob / Graduated Bob / V-line bob and A-line bob

The inverted bob (also known as the graduated bob or V-line bob), is similar to an A-line bob however, the angle is more curled than blunt and the layers are more stacked near the nape of the neck. The hair towards the front should be longer but shorter than the front of an A-line haircut. The inverted bob is one of the most popular bob styles this year and has also been noted as a high-fashion hairstyle.

Inverted bob

Inverted bob

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Asymmetrical bob

The asymmetrical bob is achieved by having a shorter cut in the back and much longer hair in the front, and some of the side. With darker roots and a lighter color such as blonde as pictured below, the color gives the asymmetrical style a deeper look with a softer appearance around the face.

Asymmetrical bob

Asymmetrical bob

 

Choppy bob

For a tousled bob with blunt razor-cut edges, the choppy bob is sure to deliver. Adding bangs gives the choppy bob a bit of asymmetry and helps longer faces appear to be much shorter in length. The style is perfect for all facial shapes however, and looks great when jazzed up with a little color added to give it depth and glamour. The choppy bob can be dressed up or down, and is sure to steal the show at any event.

Choppy bob

Choppy bob

 

Bottom layered bob

The bottom layered bob accentuates rounder facial structures. The hair is trimmed around the face in choppy, razor-cut layers. The hair style can be complimented with bangs or a smooth fringe. The stacked layers like in the picture are emphasized by the beautiful highlights that give this look an added dimension.

Bottom layered bob

Bottom layered bob

 

Long bob or “Lob”

The long bob (lob) is a timeless, shoulder sweeping hair style that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. Although the long bob works best for women with straight or wavy hair, the style can also be achieved with curlier hair. A layered look is typically the goal to add the right volume and shape to the hair, and is usually styled by curling the ends of the hair under with a large barrel iron.

Charlize Theron's Long Bob or “Lob”

Charlize Theron’s Long Bob or “Lob”

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Shaggy bob or “Shag”

The shaggy bob, otherwise known as the Shag, is another style that became popularized in the 1970s. The style is for the fearless, and is achieved by cutting the hair at the top of the head shorter and the leaving the hair at the bottom at longer lengths, like in the photo. Modern shaggy bobs are more sleek and up-to-date than the classic versions and can be worn on various face types. For a textured effect, try adding layers to the cut and opting for a more tousled result.

Shaggy bob or “Shag”

Shaggy bob or “Shag”

 

Pixie Cut

The pixie cut is one that will surely bring out your best features. Also known as the “boy cut” the look is classic and daring at the same time. Celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Halle Berry and Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence have been known for their infamous face-framing pixies. Ideal for the woman on the go, the pixie is an easy going wash-and-go hairstyle.

Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut

Pixie haircut

Pixie haircut

 

Pixie-bob

The pixie-bob is exactly how it sounds—half pixie cut and half bob. The style is achieved by making precise razor chops to the hair and leaving one side long. The back and one side is cut shorter in the style or a pixie cut.

Pixie bob

Pixie bob

 

Crop Haircut

For an urban chic vibe, the crop haircut or crop pixie is definitely a haircut to consider. This is another modish style where tresses are cut shorter in the back and sides, with length and at the top and front of the hair. The crop haircut looks best on those with narrower facial structures, but can be worn on any face type.

Crop Haircut

Crop Haircut

Crop Haircut

Crop Haircut

 

Wedge

Although this classic cut has evolved over time, the Wedge cut was made famous by in the 1970s by famous figure skater Dorothy Hamill. The cut requires extreme meticulousness, as the hair at the nape is cut extremely short and the ends are cut at a variety of angles. Although the cut may seem restricting, the style can be worn in various ways to give it a refreshed look.

Short bob haircut with wedge at the back

Short bob with wedge

Wedge

Wedge haircut

 

Side-shave / Undercut

For a short, daring hair style that is guaranteed to turn heads, the side-shave or undercut style is definitely one to try. Even if you can’t decide on whether you want a short bob or a longer one, the side shave is like having a little bit of both. The undercut has become a high fashion statement even celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Harding, and Milla Jovovich have been spotted rocking the likes of the popular undercut.

 

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Scarlett Johansson side-shave undercut

Scarlett Johansson side-shave undercut 2015

Scarlett Johansson side-shave undercut

Scarlett Johansson side-shave undercut

 

Short Layered Haircut

The layered cut is a low-maintenance style that goes well with any face type. The hair is razor cut in several lengths in layers, and requires very little know-how to maintain. Short cuts are extremely versatile and can look great on all hair types. Whether your hair is naturally straight, curly, wavy, or kinky-curly, short hair can be worn t frame any type of facial structure is the right cut is achieved. Always have your hair cut by a professional and even if you aren’t sure of the exact type of hair cut you’re looking for, your stylist can determine the right hair cut to complement your style, face type, and lifestyle.

Layered cut

Short layered cut

 

Medium Length Layered Hairstyle

Long hair can be worn in various styles and looks great on several facial structures. Allow your long tresses to flow as they may to frame your face and give your look a soft, delicate touch. Bangs with long hair, like the picture above, add a soft touch to your look. Long hair can be pinned in the back and sides to get a faux short hairstyle look.

Medium Length Layered Hairstyle

Medium Length Layered Hairstyle

 

Natural Hair Styles

Afro

The Afro is a hairstyle that is deeply rooted in African-American culture. A cultural hairstyle that once stood as a political statement is still the declaration of pride stemming from the natural hair movement. The Afro is an unrestricted style where hair is picked out in its natural state. Textures Afros are also popular amongst naturals. They can be achieved by first twisting or braiding the hair, and then picking out each strand and fluffing for a fuller effect.

Afro hairstyle

Glorious afro hairstyle

TWA – Teeny Weeny Afro

For the ladies who desire to transition to natural hair without having to care for two hair types, the TWA is the perfect style of choice. Many African-American women are ditching the chemically laden relaxers and choosing to care for their own natural hair instead. When cutting the relaxed hair from the head, also known as the “big chop”, and wearing the shorter natural hair, this is known as a “Teeny Weeny Afro” or TWA.

TWA – teeny weeny Afro

TWA – teeny weeny Afro

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