Are you looking to change your hairstyle? Opt for one of the new short hairstyles to make sure your look is bang on trend.
Short hairstyles are having a bit of a moment – whether it’s on the runway or the red carpet, more women are forgoing long, flowing locks and instead opting for chic and short dos, like bob hairstyles and pixie crops like Helen Mirren’s style above.
Going short can be daunting, especially if you’ve been wearing your hair long for years. But the trick to achieving your perfect cut is to find one that suits your hair and face type. Round faces look great with longer layers or graduated bobs. While square faces need some extra height on top or length at the bottom to soften the jawline.
Many curly haired women think they can’t pull off short hairstyles, but a long bob or lob’ can be incredibly flattering on textured hair. The key is to find a stylist who knows how to cut and style your precious tresses. Fine hair is perfect for a pixie cut and straight hair can easily rock the heavy-fringe trend.
Got thick or coarse hair? Make your locks more manageable by getting rid of some length!
While a short do does require a few more regular trips to the salon than longer hair does, you’ll be surprised at how low maintenance these short hairstyles are. So go on and go for it!
We have put together a collection of the best short hairstyles to bring you our definitive guide to getting the look right for you, right now.
Our favourite short hairstyles for women
Whether you have blonde hair, dark hair or even curly hair, we have a short hairstyle to suit you. Browse our favourite short hairstyles and discover how to make the looks work for you…
Channel edgy looks from the early 90s with this androgynous crop. Ask your hairdresser for slighty longer ends and a longer, asymmetrical fringe. This style looks great on dark, glossy hair, so go a shade darker - if you're feeling brave!
Add a youthful edge to your crop with a long, side-swept fringe. Keep the back of your style short to make sure you are showcasing your new fringe.
Adopt an androgynous style like this rock-star quiff, to shake up your look at your next big event. This quiff hairstyle will work fabulously on long crops. Simply blow dry your hair back and up towards the crown, using hairspray to hold your new style in place all night.
Hair by Rush
Perfect for accentuating small features, a sweeping 60's style crop is the ultimate new season update. Blow dry with a paddle brush for added shine, and be sure to keep on top of the cut with regular trims.
Looking to change your look up for summer 2020? Why not be brave and opt for a deep red hue? We love a bright copper or magenta red to add colour to mature skin and brighten features.
Grow one side of your hair down to give your crop a more modern look. Adding a long fringe and some top layers is a great way to shake up your style.
Camilla rocks the timeless classic look with her short hair, and it's a great look for an older woman. Sitting just above her shoulders and styled in loose curls, it's easy to maintain and style too.
Jamie Lee Curtis has rocked the tight short crop for years, and it's one of the best, low-maintenance styles out there! Keep it longer on top with shorter sides, and embrace the grey too.
Style your short mane with a sweeping fringe like Emma here, which can brilliantly soften a crop.
Mimic Emma's look with varying colourways too - a lighter blonde in the front and a darker colour in the back can look fabulously chic!
For the older woman a volumised crop can be the perfect cut - just like Kris Jenner.
She's kept it short but thick and choppy on top, with some soft wisps falling across her face - and it's incredibly youthful and stylish.
Judy Murray's short hairstyle is a classic cut, that won't date over time or go out of style.
Helen Mirren is the queen of short hairstyles, and has been able to regenerate her look over the decades. The layered, choppy fringe with the side parting is bang on-trend, and her white hair always helps to look any cut look fabulous.