The Editors
Updated on December 07, 2023
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Short brown hairstyles are a good base for sweet and cute as well as sassy and dashing looks. We’d like to offer you some trendy ways to pair short haircuts or hairstyles with the right shade of brown in 2024. Our top includes layered and graded cuts, chic pixies and bobs, straight and curly hair texture, as well as diverse sassy brown tones you need to try!

Hairstyles for Short Brown Hair

We are convinced that the brightest hair trends first appear on Instagram. So, why not peek at the loveliest hairstyles for short brown hair from the best accounts? Moreover, as a bonus, we have collected celebrity photos too. Your favorite actresses, performers, and models are also ready to share their best looks.

1. Classy and Sophisticated

The center-parted neck-length bob is a versatile hairstyle, indeed. It looks chic and classy and perfectly matches any occasion. Note that a center parting flatters only women with oval and long faces. If your face is round or square, opt for brown short hairstyles with a side parting.

2. Sassy Short Brown Hairstyle

This ’90s pixie haircut is all you need to transform your look and keep up with this year’s biggest hair trend. A wispy fringe will balance your long face, making your appearance cuter and girlier. Also, you can add glow and brightness to your strands by highlighting them with a light brown hue.

Short Brunette Hair with Highlights

Instagram / @hirohair

3. Blunt Textured Bob

Add texture and volume to your blunt bob by waving it a little to show off your glossy dark brown hue. Apply heat protectant when styling your locks with a curling iron to keep them healthy as they are.

Short Dark Hair

Instagram / @alexusestellehair

4. Short Cut with Side Swept Bangs

Looking for a catchy short style to stand out among other fashionistas? How about this fancy bob with long side-swept bangs? The side-parted chocolate locks feature sexy asymmetry and outstanding texture, making this look laconic but sharp and complete.

Short Dark Hair with Bangs

Instagram / @pamela_cabelos

5. Naturally Curly Pixie Cut

This is a great example of how to use bangs in curly hair while still keeping your natural texture. Cutting them short not only keeps the appearance of curls but puts an edgy spin on the otherwise cute and quirky look.

6. Spiky Pixie Cut in Golden Brown

Just check out this chic haircut for short brown hair! So stylish and unique! With long messy spikes and extra short kinky back, it looks edgy and punky, while a beautiful golden-brown hue makes it feminine and gentle.

Light Brown Short Hair

Instagram / @haircolorkilla

7. Sleek Round Bob Cut

A short blunt cut is one of the hottest bob looks for this year. But if you want to add volume to your hairstyle, you better opt for round textured bobs, perfect for ladies with thin strands. Wear it straight and sleek for a striking head-turning finish.

Straight Brown Short Hair

Instagram / @hairbyallybarone

8. Choppy Bob with Brown Balayage

If you are looking for the perfect everyday style, you will like this choppy dark brown bob with highlights. The cut will ideally suit any hair type. Plus, it is great for older women who want to look modern and trendy and are not afraid of experiments with their strands.

Choppy Brown Bob with Highlights

Instagram / @giboazhair

9. Curly Locks with Highlights

Curly brown locks look beautiful themselves, but if you want to make them more catchy, caramel highlights will come in handy! Style your ’do with a deep side part to add lift and natural movement to your gorgeous wavy bob.

Chocolate Brown Short Hair with Caramel Highlights

Instagram / @salsalhair

10. Gorgeous French Bob

This retro French bob cut is a true inspiration for those who are fond of French hairstyles of the ’20s. Pair your chin-length bob with a trendy micro fringe to get that desired retro flair, and curl your locks a little using a flat iron.

Short Bob with Bangs

Instagram / @brianaguilarhair

11. Chic Face Framing Layers

Want to add volume to your short dark hair? Lifted at the roots, this cut gives the illusion of longer, more voluminous locks, which is great for women with all hair types. Add curtain bangs to your bob to achieve the sort of effortless style!

12. Short Brown Pixie with Bangs

Many women believe they can’t invent anything interesting with their very short locks, but this cut proves the opposite. The pixie is ruffled to define cute little spikes, and the micro bangs look very cute and lovely. Easy to maintain but still requires a lot of TLC to look the same stunning every day.

Brown Pixie with Bangs

Instagram / @drethings

13. Edgy Pixie Bob with Fringe

Do you love a good pixie bob just like we do? Then go for this stylish layered short hairstyle, which looks especially great on girls with a thin hair type. Give your brown hair a fresh, more lived-in and tousled look so that your locks visually have more volume.

14. Pixie Cut with Long Side Bangs

Side-swept bangs are perfect for women with long faces because they cover up the forehead and shorten the face. Plus, they highlight the eyes, so if those are some of your best features, this is a must-try style. Use subtle caramel highlights in the bangs and on the top to add that special glow.

15. Edgy Short Cut for Fine Hair

Ladies searching for interesting short brown hairstyles for thin hair should look no further than this sassy cut. The subtle undercut and spikes in the crown give the needed height and body to fine strands. It’s a sexy option for any woman trying to get her groove back.

Spiky Cut for Fine Hair

Instagram / @bailey_aesthetics

16. Pretty Long Pixie Haircut

Nothing freshens up a long pixie cut like fringe. Off-side bangs bring volume and movement to your dark brown hair, creating an impression of a longer look. Match this style with evening makeup to get ready for a date or a night out.

17. Angled Bob for Thick Hair

This angled bob is a real perfection! The ultra-glossy glass hair trend is still making waves, and this sharp cut is ideal for showing off your sleek, straight hair. Brighten your black locks with blonde and brown highlights to add texture and dimension to this look.

Short Brown and Blonde Hair

Instagram / @shmoakin_hair

18. Micro Bangs Mullet

What a stylish look with extra short hair, wow! With this catchy pixie cut, you can open up your face and accentuate your features. The option will look amazing on girls and women with thicker hair and oval face shape.

Brown Mullet with Micro Bangs

Instagram / @brianaguilarhair

19. Balayage Highlights on Wavy Bob

Create an added movement to your bob cut by curling your strands both towards and away from your face with your curling iron. Thus, you will make your hair appear fuller and showcase your stunning caramel highlights or subtle balayage tones.

Brown Wavy Bob

Instagram / @nataliarok

20. Short Pixie with Undercut

Hair transformations are often associated with changing the hair color, as it seems easier to dye locks rather than decide to cut them short. But not everyone is ready for the cost factor for hair maintenance. Ask your stylist to go for this short undercut pixie if you are ready to dramatically change your look and get ready to draw everyone’s attention!

Brown Pixie with Undercut

Instagram / @naomibenettehair

21. Sassy Blunt Bob with Highlights

The chicest bob hairstyles we have ever seen were sleek blunt bobs, just like this one. Pair it with light brown highlights to add volume to your sleek, shoulder-length cut with minimal layering.

Brown Bob with Central Parting

Instagram / @m.albernaz

22. Sweep It to the Side

Here is another excellent way to incorporate curls into short brown hairstyles. By keeping it longer, you have the ability to create many different looks, like sweeping it to the side, parting it down the middle, or wearing an updo.

Short Light Brown Curly Hair

Instagram / @t.techniques

23. Long Soft Bob

At the first sight, this dark brown hair looks a bit boring, but choppy ends make it sassier and edgier, which is on trend this season. Face-framing layers also add romantic vibes to this style. Wear it with waves for a softer, summer-ready look!

Shoulder Length Choppy Bob

Instagram / @nothingobvious

24. Prim and Proper

This style is an expert example of how to use length within a short haircut. By keeping it cropped at the neck you can still have the ease of a snipped style, but the long layers within the crown add softness and femininity to the look. The super short bangs are exciting, but can easily be covered up.

Brunette Pixie Bob Haircut

Instagram / @modernsalon

25. Choppy Bowl Cut

Short brown hair does not have to be boring or basic. There are many options outside of a pixie cut or bob that incorporate texture and flair. The subtle spikes above add a modern touch to the retro bowl cut for an inspiring style.

26. Blowing in the Breeze

Instead of brushing your hair forward, do something different and push it back. It gives your style a cool vibe like your just ran your fingers through it, and the light brown highlights above the forehead make your face the focal point. Make sure to use mousse or spray to keep it in place.

Short Curly Brown Hairstyle

Instagram / @sarahtraboulsy

27. Soft Mohawk

There’s no doubt about this style’s Mohawk status. What sets it apart from the typical edgy variations is its softness. Instead of spikes and bold colors, this hairstyle uses soft curls and a swoop bang to balance the hardness of the undercut section. Pair with elegant drop earrings to further emphasize this.

28. Cute Bob with Eyebrow-Skimming Bangs

Chin-length short brown hair is cute and classic, but if you are looking for ways to elevate it, opt for the snipped bangs like in the photo. While the bangs concept is nothing new, the length of these bangs is refreshingly different. Instead of grazing your eyelashes, they stop right on your brows for a welcome change.

Chin Length Bob with Straight Bangs

Instagram / @modernsalon

29. Blonde and Brown Bob

One of the easiest ways for mature women to look more youthful is by filtering a bright color throughout the front of their short brown hair. Plus, the blonde highlights will pick up on the golden tones in the olive complexion to really make it radiate.

Brown Pixie Bob with Bangs and Chunky Highlights

Instagram / @modernsalon

30. Messy Curls

When rocking curls with shorter hair, it’s important to make sure that you avoid any poodle references with tight coils. Loose messy options are just the ticket; make them stand out and add some definition with very subtle highlights.

Black Short Curly Hairstyle

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31. Pink and Punk

Because chocolate hair is so dark, if you want to incorporate color, you need to use something that will really pop. Purple and brown pair well in outfits; so why not try the combo in your next hairstyle? Play with the intensity of the fuchsia hue (brighter around the face and darker at the back) to make a true impact.

Brown Pixie with Purple Highlights in Bangs

Instagram / @modernsalon

32. Around the Edges

Similar to the previous spiky bowl cut, this look takes it a step further by incorporating a closely cut undercut. It creates an edgier appearance that would work well for women who shun looking sweet or demure in favor of a more out-of-the-box personal style.

33. Shaggy Side Bang

Shaggy layers throughout short brown hairstyles are a quick way to add thickness and texture. But what makes this hair truly unique is the deep side part. It is perfect for young women searching for an added cool factor for their chin-length cuts.

Short Side Swept Brunette Hairstyle

Instagram / @modernsalon

34. Halle Berry Catwoman Haircut for Short Brown Hair

Halle Berry’s sexy pixie with sharply layered top tresses and tapered silhouette create a look of a showy woman with character. If your hair is thick like Halle’s, it would be hard to find a better short haircut that is not only chic, but also low-maintenance. Consider subtle highlights to brighten up your eyes and skin tone.

Halle Berry Pixie

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35. Shailene Woodley’s Good Girl Look

The short hairstyle of “American Teenager” Shailene Woodley is neat in shape and sassy in texture. These two attributes always try to get on in any modern teen. When it comes to very short hairstyles, it’s good to backcomb your locks slightly for the added lift at the roots, like in Shailene’s hairstyle.

Short Textured Brown Hairstyle

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36. Kelly Rowland’s Sexy Pixie with Side Bangs

Kelly Rowland’s short brown hair is cut so that we see the skillful gradation of length. The perfect tapered silhouette, edgy contours and light brown balayage highlights in the bangs conquered our heart instantly, the moment we saw this photo.

Kelly Rowland Short Brown Hairstyle

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37. Alina Cho and Her Classy Nutmeg Brown Bob

Alina Cho’s pointy chin is flatteringly rounded with her classy A-line bob. The sleekness of texture and the fringy contours give the fabulous effect that modernizes a classic hairstyle and makes it stylish and present-day. Liquid crystals will boost shine of your locks. Brown short hairstyles like this can add more seriousness to your look!

Brown Bob Hairstyle for Thick Hair

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38. Lisa Rinna’s Layered Hairstyle for Short Brown Hair

Lisa Rinna’s signature layered hairstyle for thick hair doesn’t let many women sleep quietly. How to achieve this fabulous look? Begin from the right haircut with razored layers that start at your jawline and consider subtle light brown or dark caramel highlights on a dark brown base. Lisa’s locks shine miraculously in the light of soffit!

Lisa Rinna Short Brown Hairstyle

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39. Delicate Chic of Franky Stanford’s Short Brown Hairstyle

The modern, extravagant look of the British singer is a hit! The short textured bob with swoopy flipped up bangs look fresh and stylish on Franky’s chocolate locks. An awesome hair color for tanned skin!

Short Brown Hairstyle with Asymmetry

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40. Ella Catliff’s Romantic Look with a Short Brown Hairstyle

What sparks this lovely bob hairstyle? It looks simple, but there’s something about it… Well, it’s all about the lines, texture and the gorgeous chestnut brown hue. Add a shine booster, flat iron your locks, dishevel them slightly, and that’s it!

Brown A-Line Bob

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