30 Trendy Short Hairstyles & Haircuts for Women 2024

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Try Trendy Short Hairstyles & Look Younger & Richer!

One fact we should get straight right away – short hair is neither boring nor limited in its styling options! Long hair isn’t the most feminine or flattering look for everyone, that’s just an old-fashioned myth, and the latest trendy short hairstyles could be your short-cut to a younger look!

I recently found a photo-booth picture of myself from about five years ago, when I had my hair in a layered, shoulder-length hairstyle – what a shock!  I looked a lot older (and fatter-faced) five years ago than I do now, purely because I’ve switched to a trendy short hairstyle that’s tailored to balance my face!

Short layered hair is perfect for experimenting with a bold all-over colour or highlights that you can change with the fashions – knowing that your well-manicured hair isn’t going to develop dry, split ends.

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Cheaper than a face-lift!

So it was a very pleasant shock and confirmed that although I had worn my hair long for most of my life, and still look at long styles with a touch of envy, I definitely look much younger in one of the trendy short hairstyles!

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The wider benefits of trendy short hairstyles


In addition to making you look more youthful, which, let’s face it, is the most important consideration, there are other valuable benefits – that I’ll bet you never knew about – to be gained from wearing trendy short hairstyles!

Did you know that a recent Yale University study into the opinions people form about women, based solely on our hairstyles, the No. 1 hairstyles for creating a very positive impression on those around were trendy short hairstyles?

Look more intelligent and wealthier!

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Yes!  When I read through the result I felt even more confident in my new look.  Apparently, most people see women in trendy short hairstyles as being the most intelligent, open-minded, better educated and most competent compared to other women!

And this leads people to believe that women with fashionable short haircuts are also wealthier than long-haired women!

Choosing your perfect short hairstyle

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With trendy short hairstyles firmly fixed as a mainstream high-fashion favorite, there’s no shortage of style options!  But, as I’m sure you already know, you should discuss with your stylist which are the best cuts to flatter your face-shape.

Pretty or edgy pixie-cuts

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Anyone can wear a pixie-cut successfully, as it doesn’t have to be ultra-short all over. A fashionably long, asymmetric fringe keeps your styling options wide open.  A cleverly-cut fringe can shorten a long face, draw attention to your eyes or create smooth, face-softening waves.

Unconventional bobs are super-trendy short hairstyles


Shag-cut bobs are easy-style and can be worn as a casual rough-dried contemporary look or conversely, blown dry so the layers are sleek and smooth – it’s a real two-in-one haircut!

Choppy layers are a great way to take attention away from round or chubby cheeks.  And all sorts of extreme asymmetrical bobs create trendy short hairstyles with an edgy, ultra-contemporary image!

So if you want to improve your image in lots of positive ways, take a look at our extensive Inspiration Gallery full of exciting ideas for your trendy short hairstyles update!

Chic Short Blonde Balayage Bob with Fishtail Braids

This stunning short hair goes from a dark blonde to light blond in a stunning ombre blend, and falls just below jaw level. This lovely lady has worked two fishtail braids towards the front section of the hair, creating a wonderful and bohemian style finish and adding an element of interest to the style. This look is perfect for a festival, don’t you think?

Blonde Barrel Curls – chic wavy curly hairstyle for short hair

Short hairstyles: This absolutely breathtaking blonde bob has stolen our hearts! It falls an inch or so below the jaw, and is finished in a couple of different beautiful blonde shades! From a dark and glossy caramel shade to a gorgeous and vibrant bleached blonde, this look combines them all! She’s worked beautiful bouncy barrel curls throughout for a finish to die for.

White to Pink Ringlets: ombre bob hairstyle

We are swooning over this pastel perfection hairstyle! This gorgeous bob starts a bright white shade which blends quickly into a gorgeous pink colour at the tips. This lady has worked lovely ringlets throughout the hair to show off this amazing colour transition and to create a fantastic, vibrant and voluminous look that we simply cannot stop staring at.

And here is another stylish dark to blonde ombre balayage bob haircut, do you love it?

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Simple Daily Short Haircut: Tousled and Textured Crop bob hairstyle with bangs

This tousled and textured crop might just be one of our favourites of the bunch, we simply can’t get over how gorgeous this woman looks with her amazing hair! It’s full of a range of gorgeous blonde tones, from a beautiful bleached white blonde to a warm toned blonde, which is finished perfectly by this short and textured crop.

Glossy Black curly Bob hairstyle for women

We absolutely adore this gorgeous black bob! With a stunning asymmetrical style, with one side longer than the other. She’s worked her incredible bob into a side parting and her fringe section falls perfectly on one side. Her hair is the most beautiful shiny colour which is oh so dark and dreamy! We love the graduated cut on the bottom too!

Blonde Bob with Waves – Choppy bob haircut for short hair

This stunning blonde short haircut is the perfect crop for summer! This beautiful blonde cut is finished slightly above the shoulders with a range of glorious highlights, and this lady has added a subtle wave right throughout the cut to accentuate the fabulous choppy layers all over the head! This would look equally great straight too.

Black, Voluminous Stacked Bob haircut for short hair

This gorgeous voluminous black bob is so striking thanks to the incredible cut, that it’s utterly bold and eye-catching! Finished with lots of short and choppy layers to the back of the head to create a wonderful curved shape and plenty of bounce, this stacked bob then falls in lovely longer layers around the front of the face and is finished with a fringe.

Easy Daily Hair Ideas: Sassy Inverted Bob Haircut – Brown Ombre Bob for Short hair

Combining two trends in one, this gorgeous lady has not only gone for a sassy inverted bob, but also an ombre colour look too, creating a completely unique style that we adore! Her inverted bob goes from a beautiful dark brown to a lovely lighter brown which gentle touches the ends, adding a lift and tone to the cut. She’s loosely curled it for style.

Red Asymmetrical Bob Cut for Short Hair

Short hair color ideas: In what might just be the most fashion-forward of our inverted bob styles, this gorgeous red crop has a stunning asymmetrical line towards the back of the head which creates an absolutely beautiful line. This lady’s straightened the top layer of her hair to fall diagonally across the bottom layer which is cropped closely, creating a stunning silhouette.

Brown to Blonde Balayage Bob Hairstyle – Short Balayage Hairstyles

We’ve shown you plenty of luscious long locks in this post, but the balayage effect works equally perfectly on beautiful bobs, which are hugely fashionable at the moment! This gorgeous crop graduates from just above the ear from the back of the head to jaw length strands that fall around the face, and transitions from brown to a beautiful bright blonde.

Brown to Blonde Inverted Bob Hairstyle – Short ombre bob haircut

This brown to blonde inverted bob is stylish, classy and super sophisticated – simply perfect for a cut that stands out from the crowd. These gorgeous brown roots are highlighted with a range of stunning blonde tones to create a light and bright overall look which works incredibly well on this amazing bob cut which graduates from longer at the front to shorter at the back.

Bubblegum Pink Shaggy Bob Haircut with blunt bangs for short hair

This amazing wedged bob is finished with a remarkable straight fringe right across the forehead which has a blunt and super cool style. The wedged bob has lots of stacked and short layers throughout the back to create this voluminous look; emphasised by these amazing curls. The colour is a bright pastel bubblegum pink that we simply adore.

Brown to Pink Shaggy Bob Hairstyle – Hair Color Ideas for short hair

This lady has an incredibly stylish hairstyle which is both striking and fashionable at the very same time. Her hair is parted in the centre, and you can see how her hair works from a dark brown to a gorgeous and light pink. The hair falls around the jaw level, and has been curled tightly and tousled for this wonderfully textured style.

Celebrity short hair ideas – Striking Flicked Bob

This absolutely stunning caramel blonde bob has been styled in a dramatic effect to create the most beautiful finished look we ever did see. This gorgeous lady’s hair starts a darker brown and then blends into this warm blonde shade, creating an amazing effect. She’s showed the colour transition off by spiking her hair into this amazing flicked finish.

Pastel Ombre Pixie Crop

If you’re looking for a short haircut that is sleek, beautiful and helps you stand out from the crowd then we think we’ve found it here! This gorgeous pixie crop is finished with a pastel ombre look full of pink, purple and blue tones in light shades – and we absolutely adore it. This look works perfectly with this girl’s gorgeous blue eyes, don’t you think?

Icy Blue Cropped Cut – Simple easy daily haircut for short  hair

This stunning pixie cut is a unique colour combination of blue and silver and we think the finished result is pretty remarkable. This cut is finished with several stunning angles that finish perfectly around the ears. It has a cropped cut all around the back of the head but is finished with longer layers at the top. We just adore this stylish look!

Bright Red Short Pixie Cut for women over 50

This beautiful bright red pixie cut is nothing short of spectacular – don’t you think? This gorgeous cropped look is a flush with one tone of a beautiful deep red that is guaranteed to attract attention. The cut is short, spiky and choppy with lots of short layers to create a fabulous, bouncy finish. We think this style is just amazing and bound to draw attention. This is a perfect short cut for women over 50.

Bleached Blonde Short Crop – Short pixie cut for women

This breathtaking bleached blonde crop has an absolutely stunning shape which is so unique – and we absolutely adore it! Cut closely to create a curved line for the fringe section and around the ear, the hair is finished with a lovely short cut at the back, which works towards a longer layer on top. The stunning colour is the lovely cherry on top for this style!

Asymmetrical Dark Pixie Crop with bangs

This gorgeous asymmetrical pixie crop is not only incredibly fashionable, but the perfect way for you to show off your beautiful facial features! This lady has gone for the most stylish pixie crop we ever did see, shaved closely on one side and finished with a lovely longer fringe section which sweeps across the head in the most stunning deep brown shade.

African American Short Haircut – Purple and Blue Pixie Crop

Short haircut for black women – If you’re going to be both bold and fashionable and opt for a pixie crop to show off your beautiful face, then why not take it one step further and enhance your hair style with a crazy colour too? This gorgeous lady has gone for two incredibly bright shades; a purple and a blue, that work together to create a truly stand-out hair style that we just adore!

Finally, pixie or bob?

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Pixie or Bob??

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