The Editors
Updated on December 21, 2022
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There are teenage girls to strive to look older and those who enjoy the period of sweet adolescent carelessness. That’s why when we talk about haircuts and hairstyles for teenagers, we can’t look only in one direction. Your moods change like a spring breeze. Today you want to be a “good girl” with two modest braids and tomorrow you are a great party-goer with a funky Mohawk.

Trendy Hairstyles and Chic Haircuts for Teen Girls

The ideas of cool haircuts and hairstyles for girls are endless: from chic asymmetric haircuts to classy bobs, and from crazy voluminous hairstyles to sleek updos. There are exciting hairstyle options for any hair length, including short hair. Here is a review of trendy girls’ hairstyles and haircuts for 2023. They do not only look stylish, but most of them are also easy to re-create at home!

1. Short Sides Long Top Pompadour

Craving short hair, but want something edgier than a pixie cut? Teen hairstyles like this one let a girl express herself and stand out in a crowd. The sides and back are clipped very short, typically a ¼ to ½ inch long. The top is then left at least three to four inches long to create the contrast of lengths. The hair is styled up into a retro wave.

2. Sleek Mediun Haircut

The newest trend is healthy hair. Here is an example of a medium-length shag in perfect condition. Notice the hair’s shine, enhanced with minimal, natural-looking highlights through the top layer. Keeping your ends trimmed regularly and using hair color responsibly will ensure your hair is in the best condition possible.

3. Short to Long Bob

This deeply-angled bob is a cut above-the-ordinary thanks to the high contrast between lengths in the layers. The back area is tapered into the nape, with the crown area remaining mostly one length to create the rounded shape. The front features long layers that are used to encourage the movement away from the face, lightening up the hair and keeping it from overpowering her face.

4. Asymmetrical Bob with Highlights

Perfect for straight, fine hair, this lob (short for long bob) is both cute and easy to style. The cut is angled slightly longer in front and bevelled to turn under at the ends. Use a light-weight styling spray and blow dry with a large round brush to create this sleek style. Subtle highlighting around the face brightens her flawless complexion.

5. Short and Wavy Shag

Stylish hairstyles, heavily layered as this one is, are perfect for taming overly-thick hair. The cut is chopped almost straight across at the bottom but angled just slightly longer toward the front. The layers begin at the cheekbone and add movement and shape to the style. The bang area is left long and blended to the side.

6. Trendy Grey Pixie

When you’re young, there’s no better time in your life to take chances-and that includes your hairstyles. Grey coloring is trendy and incredibly popular right now, especially in addition to short cuts. Have your stylist use a razor to chop the ends.

Layered Pixie For Girls

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7. Bob with Shaved Side

At first glance, this teenage haircut looks like a normal, everyday bob. But then you notice the chic shaven temple that works as a cool contrasting punk-rock element to the softness of the blonde hair. Play this style up (or down) at school, work or a concert.

Teenage Bob With Temple Undercut

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8. A-line Brown Bob

Short haircuts are ideal for tweens and teens. Not only are they low maintenance and easy to style, but they can also quickly be played up for a special occasion with the help of styling tools. Use a round brush when blow-drying to curl the hair inwards slightly.

9. Wavy Bob with Highlights

Sport two flirty trends at once by using the balayage coloring technique for your strands and rocking your lob with loose waves. To achieve the waves, wrap one-inch sections of hair around a medium-size curling iron. Tousle with your fingers and spritz with light-hold hairspray.

10. Tight Brunette Pixie

One of the cutest short haircuts for teenage girls is undoubtedly the pixie. It looks sweet, youthful and innocent. This variation of the cut stands out thanks to its long wispy layers, perfect for straight hair.

Brown Layered Pixie

Instagram / @torihearne

11. A-Line Lob with Braid

Picture-perfect for special occasions like a wedding, formal dance, choir/band concert or an after-school party, a cute waterfall braid can jazz up nearly any hairstyle imaginable. Create an even more dynamic appearance by incorporating highlights or balayage coloring.

Braided Bob Hairstyle

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12. Jagged Crop

Middle school and high school is a time where it’s not just okay to be bold and different-it’s necessary in order to find yourself, which includes flirting with cool hairstyles. Don’t shy away from cutting your hair extra-short, as the style is very much on-trend right now.

Spiky Pixie For Girls

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13. Pixie-Bob with Long Bangs

From festival-ready braids to crazy unicorn looks, hairstyles for teenage girls can truly run the gamut in terms of inventiveness. This coif follows suit, focusing on the dramatic bang that is part of this cool angled choppy crop. We suggest keeping your color neutral so as to not draw too much attention away from the cut.

14. Prom-Ready Updo

Stroll into your junior or senior prom (and look amazingly stylish while doing so) with this ultra elegant updo. Only one side braided and the other tousled and neatly pinned at the nape of the neck make for a chic updo with a zest.

Asymmetrical Braided Messy Updo

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15. Curly Pixie with Bangs

Of course, not all pixie cuts need to look like Tinkerbelle’s. Wavy or curly textures can be absolutely gorgeous on short-to-medium hair, just as long as they don’t look too put together-messiness is a virtue in this instance. Run a texturizing gel through your strands before styling.

16. Pink and Orange Bob

If standing out in a crowd is more your style when it comes to teenage short haircuts, this pink and orange bob with longer layers should do the trick. Keep the layers long near the front of your face to create a more punk look-this will also help to slim your features dramatically.

Strawberry Blonde Bob With Pink Highlights

Instagram / @gabihairstylist

17. Braided Updo for Shorter Hair

Whether for a concert, a dance or just for wearing around school, braids are a super fun way to play with your daily style. Curling your hair slightly beforehand will help to create extra volume.

Messy Braided Updo For Girls

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18. Short Braided Teenage Style

If you have a medium haircut for natural hair, try this asymmetrical protective hairstyle. Braids worn all over relieve you of your daily styling issues. Express your individuality by creating a unique ‘do with the braids like we see here, where the bulk of the hair is shifted to one side.

19. Layered Bob with Highlights

Flattering for all face shapes, a layered bob with highlights is one of the utterly timeless haircuts for teenage girls. To enhance each layer individually, gently wrap locks around a large-barrel curling iron and curl outward. Create extra volume with powdered or liquid dry shampoo.

20. Double-Braid with Crimp

Although it’s one of those short hair styles your mom probably used to rock when she was in high school, crimped hair is making a mega comeback. If you’re not ready to rock a full head of crimps, no worries, you can wrap everything into a gorgeous double-braid. To make the crimps, sleep in tiny braids overnight or use a special iron.

21. Dramatic Stacked Bob

The stacked bob with lots of wispy layers oozes drama. A razor cut will help to give your strands a messier, more natural finish. When styling, be sure to go heavy on the volumizing products to create some extra lift towards the back of the head.

22. Curly Purple Undercut

With shaven sides and messy, curly top, this fun teenage hairstyle will show off your boldness and individuality. For the coloring, don’t hesitate to start out with temporary colors (as opposed to permanent dyes). This will give you the freedom to effortlessly switch things up when your mood changes.

23. Mermaid Streak on Wavy Lob

From Instagram to Pinterest to Facebook, you truly cannot get away from the mermaid hair trend right now-and we aren’t complaining. The color looks beautiful against black hair, and it can also brighten blonde hues. Curl your hair loosely to achieve that cascading waterfall effect.

Black Bob With Teal Highlights

Instagram / @msklarie

24. Pixie Cut for Thick Hair

With close-cropped sides and longer, choppy layers toward the top and front of the head, this take on the classic pixie cut gives its wearer a contemporary badass look. To focus on the texture and shape, keep your color natural with a little accent in the bangs if you like.

25. Natural Braids and Curls

In search of hairstyles and haircuts for teens with naturally curly hair? A simple short-to-medium cut is lovely and convenient. A mixture of curls and braids can provide a fun, and even funky, appearance.

26. Ombre Braid and Bun

This half updo is perfect for casual or dressy occasions. The top portion of the hair is sectioned off from temple to temple, then parted in the middle with both sides braided to the middle of the head. Now wrap the two braids around each other loosely to form a messy bun. The blonde ombre color adds depth to the braid and highlights the soft curls on the bottom.

27. Frozen-Inspired Braid

This new hair trend gathers its inspiration from the Disney animated movie “Frozen”. Gather the hair to one side and create a Dutch braid by weaving the three strands under one another, instead of over top, as in a French braid. Once below the ear, switch up the braid to a fishtail style. Secure with an elastic and bring a few stands out around the face for softness.

28. Brushed Back Silver Hair

This bold, trendy hairstyle for girls ditches conventional hair colors in lieu of a silver hue. Get it by bleaching the hair to a very light blonde, then toning it with a super-light ash blonde to create the silver affect. Add depth by adding a few strands of your darker blonde hair throughout, or really jazz things up by incorporating soft pastel colors, such a lilac or pink, to the mix.

29. Classy Chignon

The classic chignon updo with a modern twist is the perfect choice for young girls and ladies alike. Two equal sections are twisted away from the face and pinned along the sides to hold them in place. Next twist the free hair in each section and pin it, in an “S” pattern to the head. Be sure not to leave any holes to create a uniform bun.

30. Long and Sleek Blonde Hair

This style plays it straight and works best on fine to medium-textured hair. The bang is cut heavy and extended, in a curved fashion, around the face and down to the jawline. The sides are layered and the back is left long, straight and simple. The peek-a-boo darker tone underneath adds depth and interest to this straightforward cut.

31. Braid for Tweens

This one-sided braid is perfect when you’re crunched for time. Plus, it works with most of the latest hairstyles for girls. Create a side part, then section off the area of hair from the parting to the back of the ear. Braid the sectioned-off hair. Continue the braid by including small strands of hair from the back to make the braid cascade through the loose hair. Secure with a small, clear ponytail holder or pin in place.

32. Retro Pinned Bob

Perfect for medium length hair, this retro, faux-bob hairstyle is super chic. Wrap the front section around one or two large hot rollers to create the retro wave. Take sections of the remaining hair and loosely roll them up. Pin the sections in place to create the bob effect. Once the bangs have cooled, remove the rollers and gently shape them into a large wave. Secure the wave and ends with bobby pins.

33. Romantic Twist Braid

Take your hairstyle in a new direction with this wrap-around braid. The braid starts at the lower nape area and works its way around the head to the front. The end of the braid is then secured with pins and tucked under to create the illusion of a crown of weaved hair. This style works well on thicker hair that is either one length or long-layered hair.

34. Chunky Fishtail Faux Hawk

The fishtail braid gets an upgrade with this radical new hairstyle for a teenager. You’ll need thick hair for this style, and the longer the better. Create two ponytails, one on the top of your head and the other three or so inches down. Starting with the top ponytail, create a loose fishtail braid. When you get to the second ponytail, incorporate that hair into the braid as well. Secure the end of the braid with an elastic.

thick fishtail for teenage girls

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35. Easy Double Braids

Be doubly delightful with this two-for-one braided style. Simply create a high ponytail on top of the head, then divide it into two equal sections. Braid each section separately inside out, securing each with an elastic. Secure both braids together, and you’re done!

36. Mohawk Style with Side Cornrows

Take a walk on the wild side with this cool and curly hairstyle. Create a 3-inch wide section of hair from the top of the ear to the forehead corner. Create three flat braids that run, horizontally, from one side of the head to the middle. The bottom section is curled loosely. Use backcombing to create the height in the top section and style it to the opposite side to show off those amazing braids.

37. Long and Flowing Hairstyle

Not all stylish haircuts for girls follow up-to-the-minute trends. This classic cut is always in style and makes the most of hair that has natural wave. If you aren’t blessed with waves naturally, fake them with a large curling iron or by putting damp hair in big braids and letting them dry overnight. Subtle highlight really sets off this style, giving the cut the charming girl-next-door vibe.

38. African American Short Style

Black girls with relaxed hair will love this version of a wavy, pixie cut. The sides and back are cropped short, with the length on top gradually increasing. The bang area is left longer still and swept to one side. Use a medium-barrel curling iron to create fun waves and curls throughout and define those curls with a little styling wax to finish.

39. Dip-Dyed Tips

Want to add a little flair to your hair, but aren’t ready for all-over color? Dip dye is the perfect solution. Bleach the sections you want to color previously and then brush on the chosen color to the bleached sections. Let process as directed.

40. V-Braid and Bubble Ponytail

The wonderful thing about teen hairstyles is you shouldn’t be afraid of getting creative, because teens can carry it off. In this example, braids give way to bubbles of hair cascading down her back. The result is a whimsical hairstyle that’s easy to create and fun to wear. Kick it up a notch by using different-colored ponytail holders.

As you see, haircuts and hairstyles for teen girls are very diverse. One haircut can be a base for at least 2-3 trendy hairstyles you can alternate in your day-to-day life. Try new styling products and hair accessories to look different with the same haircut. Your main beauty goals should be looking attractive, following latest trends and finding your individual style. Feel free to embrace the ideas you like and stay beautiful!

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