Some More Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts
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Sometimes the best bobs are the most simple—blunt and one length all the way around.
“Pixie cut” is way too sugary for this spicy look. More like: try-me-and-we’ll-see-how-sweet-I-am cut.
The Goldilocks length—not too long, not too short—hits right between the shoulders and the chin.
Somehow she seems more Blair Waldorf with this slicked-back look, right?
A true bob, down to the subtle layering at the ends to round out the shape. Waves keep it from being too cutesy.
One of our favorite Bey looks yet. The blunt ends give this bob a cool-girl flair.
The queen of everything you’re too scared to do, here with perfect French girl pixie inspiration.
Depp keeps it classic with this elegant, ever-so-slightly rounded style.
Exhibit C proves that a stick-straight finish looks just as good on short hair.
It’s Elle Woods after she made partner! The cut itself is a little longer than what you see here—the curls bring it up about an inch. So, imagine a daytime look that’s mostly one-layer and just baaaarely grazes the tops of the shoulders. And then curl the hell out of it for a retro moment like this.
The OG pixie of the early aughts that make us think, “Well, growing out a shaved head isn’t THAT bad, after all.”
Knightley often straight-irons her short bob, but we love the natural texture of this lived-in, wavy look.
That knowing “I’m growing out my pixie but you’d never know how awkward it is because my long sideburns are tucked behind my ears” look.
Make the most of uneven texture (hair that’s flipping out too much at the ends or hair that’s hanging too flat) by curling the ends with a barrel iron. The ends will wrap up loosely by the nape of your neck for a sophisticated old Hollywood look.
A slightly wavy bob with a liiiiittle bit of layering to lighten up the ends = the ideal way to ease into short hair for longer-locked gals.
Nyongo’s “short hair, don’t care” look is the coolest of looks for summer.
Spritz some sea salt spray in your hair to achieve more natural waves like Miller’s, and take a ’20s spin on the bob by tucking one end behind your hair and securing with a pin, while letting the other strands blow in your face.
Alexa Chung makes the best of short lengths with some hair jewels and a center part that allows for even, draping tendrils to frame her face.
A black-and-white film siren look courtesy of a curling iron and a deep, curving part.
This pixie style looks fresh on oval face shapes, especially if you opt for piece-y layers in your hair for greater texture up top. To get unruly post-shower hair to fall in line, work product like a mousse or paste through short hair before blow drying to avoid duck feather flyaways.