12 Simple Short Female Haircuts

12 SIMPLE SHORT FEMALE HAIRCUTS

To have a beautiful head of hair no longer means it has to be long.  Short haircuts have become mainstream, trendy and can remain feminine and sexy without the length.  Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lawrence have made short haircuts very popular, which has prompted women all over the world to follow suit.

 

No matter your hair type and face shape, you can find a short haircut to look great on you.  Finding the appropriate look for your appearance and hair texture will ensure that styling time is minimized and that the haircut is flattering.

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In order to find the most suitable short haircut, first start with finding a cut that you love.  There will be variations of your desired haircut and elements that may be changed to flatter your face or suit your hair type.  This may mean leaving certain areas longer or adding a bang, for example.  These adjustments may be suggested by your hairstylist if needed.

 

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When it comes to short haircuts, there are actually more style options than longer cuts.  Here are just a few trends and options…

Bobs

Short Female Haircuts, Bob hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, Bob hairstyle

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Going from long hair to short can be easier on the nerves if you ask for a long bob like this one.  With long layers and fullness around the bottom, you’re still left with a good amount of hair to work with and style, if you desire.  Since going short can be a big deal for many women, getting a full, shoulder length bob can help transition to a shorter cut eventually.  This also offers versatility since it’s long enough to curl, pin up and style various ways.

Short Female Haircuts, Bob hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, Bob hairstyle

This ultra chic, slightly asymmetrical bob is styled smooth and straight to enhance the shape. Perfect for fine hair, this haircut is slightly tapered to increase volume with one side being more layered to create a shorter look.  A haircut like this that emphasizes a classic shape suits a bold color well.  Try a platinum blonde, bright red or jet black to boost it up.

Short Female Haircuts, angled bob hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, angled bob hairstyle

Made popular by celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Jenny McCarthy, the angled bob is flattering, feminine and suitable for all hair types.  With both the length and the layers graduating longer toward the front, this look gives the wearer the illusion of an elongated neck.  Hair around the front can be side swept and long or have bangs incorporated to suit your face shape.

Short Female Haircuts, bob hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, bob hairstyle

If you’re considering a bob but want to avoid the severity of a sleek style, this softer bob incorporates more layers and is styled with a bit of wave.  The side swept bangs are wispy and provide a pretty effect while the layers offer body and direction to the hair.  This cut may be styled with just a round brush and blow dryer and finished with a bit of hairspray.  If your hair is naturally very straight then this cut may take a bit more work to achieve the slight curl of the ends.

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Layered/Textured 

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

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If you like to wear your hair a little messier or flippy, getting layers cut into your short hairstyle is a good idea.  This will allow you to define your style with a finishing pomade or wax and wear it with a little more interest.  Ideal for women that have a natural curl or wave to their hair, this look is easily styled as the hair doesn’t have to be going in certain directions.  The flip on the bottom creates a look of more length while the short layers bring lift to the root.

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

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Much like a bob, this layered hairstyle uses more layers and texture to create another haircut altogether.  With a long bang and layers framing the face, this style will look flattering on all face shapes.  Short layers at the crown and flippy texture through the middle give this short haircut a one of a kind look.  Styling this cut can be done in many ways and there are no particular directions to follow.  That’s the beauty of having a style with lots of layers and bulk removed from the ends.

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

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Another highly versatile style, this short haircut is tapered in the back with short layers on the top.  Leaving length around the face gives this style a flirty look and allows curls to be incorporated.  Wispy pieces in front of the ear and along the neck keep this short cut feminine while the asymmetry gives it an edgy look that remains appropriate for all ages of females.

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle

Short Female Haircuts, layered hairstyle – Get it here!

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Fine, texturized layers give this tapered haircut its smooth, voluminous shape.  Hair is parted on the side and sweeps across the forehead with a side bang, while the other side is tucked behind the ear.  This gives the wearer a super feminine and classic style.  Easy to maintain, this look is ideal for women with a straighter hair texture to ensure that styling is effortless. 

Pixies

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

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This fuller pixie cut offers a full wispy bang look and more length over the ears than a traditional pixie.  These elements keep the super short haircut feminine and even sexy.  Styling this haircut is simple with the use of a finishing product like a moderate to strong hold pomade and can be slicked to the side or blow dried up for a spiked or flipped effect.

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

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One of the perks of having a pixie cut is the ability to style it spiked to show off your personality.  Using a strong hold gel and blow drying your hair in a messy fashion will create this funky look.  A strong hold finishing wax will help to define the texture and wisps.

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

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An ultra sleek, closely cropped pixie can offer a very low maintenance and classic look.  Hair textures that have a bit of natural wave will be best suited for this haircut in order to reduce styling efforts.  Because of the solidness of this haircut, choose a solid color for your hair, as opposed to highlights to coordinate with the shape.

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style

Short Female Haircuts, Pixie style – Get it here!

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Having a curly hair texture doesn’t mean you have to avoid super short hair cuts.  Getting your hair cut into a pixie will mean less time and product will be needed to style your curls.  This cut is styled with pieces pulled down around the face while the remainder is pulled up while blow drying to add height.  Curls may also be left to air dry with some gel applied for a tighter look.

 Finding the right style for you shouldn’t be a problem since there are so many different variations.  Make sure, however, to consider your hair color when you choose a short style because the effect of the color may not coordinate with your hair cut.  You will likely want to avoid chunky highlights and high contrast color combinations because they will make your hair appear blotchy and not uniform.  Solid colors and fine, subtle highlights tend to look the best on short styles, especially pixies.

If you’re cutting your hair short from a long style, then you may be hesitant and even scared to take the plunge.  Consider a short hair cut for a long time in order to get used to the idea and consult your hairstylist for style options.  For some people it may be less traumatizing to cut their hair shorter with each haircut instead of cutting it very short all at once.

No matter what your personal style is, there is a short haircut to suit you.  From very classic to uniquely edgy, short haircuts are no longer considered styles for boys and old ladies and can be quite flattering for females of all ages.   

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