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12 Great Short Haircuts for Women Right Now

BY: Colleen Loggins Loster | Jun 2, 2017

Are you flirting with the idea of chopping off all of your hair, but afraid to take the plunge? That's understandable. Going short is a big commitment and can be daunting.To help you decide once and for all, we asked several stylists who work with Groupon to walk us through their favorite short haircuts for women right now. 

They'll explain why they like each look and what types of women can pull each one off—including some of the best short haircuts for curly-haired ladies. What's more, all of the cuts are shown on real customers, rather than celebrities, i.e., those otherworldly creatures with glam squads at their beck and call. We hope seeing real examples of short haircuts for women will give you the confidence to finally book an appointment at the salon.

Unstructured Short Bob

Designed by Steven at Jon Charles Salon in Minneapolis

Why do you like it? Its versatility. It has extra texturizing to give a more effortless look. It can be styled easily by using a curling iron to give a more unfinished, messy look or straight for a more sleek look.

Best for? Most hair types. Someone with very thick/coarse hair might have to spend more time styling, but it can still look very chic and stylish.

Textured Rock Star Pixie

Designed by Steven at Jon Charles Salon

Why do you like it? I love this cut for those who are more edgy and who can be confident wearing a shorter cut. It always makes one's face stand out and lets them play with more accessories.

Best for? Those who have a fine to medium texture, curly or straight. Someone with a more coarse texture can achieve this, but the grow-out process can be difficult.

Mod Bob with Long Bangs

Designed by Steven at Jon Charles Salon

Why do you like it? It's all about the fringe! It can be worn in a more tousled way or styled straight and sleek. I always recommend a style like this for someone who wants a classic look. It can be modernized by adding texture, but can look more vintage if cut bluntly.

Best for? This style really would work for every hair type. It can make finer textures look more full and coarse hair look more sleek.

Rebellious, Androgynous Pixie

Designed by Nomi (haircut) and Joselyn (color) at Asha Salon & Spa Woodfield and Gold Coast in Chicago

Why do you like it? Low maintenance; hair you wake up with [that] still looks great!

Best for? Confident, edgy, forward, trendy

Classic Pixie with an Edge

Designed by Nomi at Asha Salon & Spa Woodfield and Gold Coast

Why do you like it? [because of the] natural color

Best for? Anybody can wear [this]—young and edgy or mature and classic.

Trendy, Feminine Pompadour

 

Designed by Skyler (haircut) and Deb (color) at Asha Salon & Spa at the Shops on Butterfield

Why do you like it? It's low maintenance and has versatile styling

Best for? Anyone can wear this fashion-forward look.

 

Piecey, Short, Graduated Pixie

Designed by Katie M. at Asanda Spa Lounge

Why do you like it? It's easy to style, enhances curly to wavy hair, and is cropped to highlight cheekbones.

Best for? A client who wants to open up their face, and a client who has curls or waves

 

Disconnected Undercut

Designed by a stylist at Asanda Spa Lounge; Q&A with Katie M.

Why do you like it? Trendy, edgy

Best for? A client who wants to make a statement, wants short and long hair 

Pro Tip: Interested in trying one of these short hairstyles for women but unsure of how to wear it day-to-day? Our guide to styling short hair can help.

Layered, Textured Pixie with Slight Disconnection

Designed by Kaylyn at Asanda Spa Lounge; Q&A with Katie M.

Why do you like it? This is a softer, more feminine version of the cut above; softens facial features, easy to style

Best for? A client who wants a short cut that is textured and still feminine 

Undercut with Blue Accents

Designed by Natalie at Asanda Spa Lounge; Q&A with Katie M.

Why do you like it? This one has a deep side part that softens the face and will have an asymmetrical feel.

Best for? a client who wants something edgy [that] can still be styled conservatively

Textured, Layered, Asymmetrical Pixie

Designed by Katie M. at Asanda Spa Lounge

Why do you like it? Low maintenance, grows out softly, easy to style

Best for? A client who wants short hair with a lot of texture [that is] still soft and feminine around the face

Round-Graduated Cut with Disconnection Through the Top

 

Designed by Katie M. at Asanda Spa Lounge

Why do you like it? great for enhancing curls and waves; easy to style by air drying; keeping length through the top softens facial features

Best for? curly haired clients who want short hair, but also want to maintain length

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