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Updated on October 15, 2021
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40. Short Soft Curls For Pixie

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Toni Braxton’s curls are soft and natural-looking. This style reminds us the one, sported by Audrey Tautou. The only difference here is that Toni Braxton went for a shorter haircut – much shorter. Her black hair made the curls look more toned with just the right amount of volume for a short feminine haircut.

After seeing all these gorgeous hairstyles, do you still think that having very short hair limits you anyhow in hair styling? There are tons of other inspiring hairstyle ideas for short hair, and we wish we could include them all here. But then again, fashion has no boundaries! Keep exploring and be more adventurous on transforming to a new, brighter version of yourself with new chic hairstyles!

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Most people think that having short hair limits the way you style it. Well, it is true that you can’t do a plump chignon out of it or make Victorian braids with a pixie haircut, but there’s something more to styling extremely short hair than just that. Plus, very short hairstyles of this generation have evolved from just “boyish” to “femme fatale”. Fashion week, blogs, Hollywood and a lot more high profilers sport very short hairstyles… Some even reach the point of shaving their heads! One thing is for sure, these edgy hairstyles are not going away anytime soon.

Very Short Hairstyles For Women

Here’s our list of 40 hairstyles for women with very short hair.

1. Super Short Bleached Style

extra short blonde hairstyle for black women


Very short hairstyles are great for highlighting lovely facial features like well-defined cheek bones and amazing eyes. This one is a daring very short ‘do, so, if you want to take the plunge and go super short while blending punk and sophistication, then this is a look to consider. It would be fun to try in different colors such as blue or even two toned.

2. Curly Top Dye and Fade

A super short women’s hairstyle that combines a great dye, perm, and fade cut with designs, sounds difficult but this cute look achieves finesse with no problems. There is a lot of room for variation with this cut. The highlights on top could be adapted to suit your skin tone or you can add some punk flair with a color not found in nature.

black curly top undercut for women


3. Women’s Defined Pompadour Undercut Fade

Very short haircuts for women with a puff show that a short cut can still have a lot of texture and body. Barbers achieve this look by defining sections of the head. The lines of the fade draw attention to the neck and up to the sweeping locks. This cut requires frequent trips to the barber to maintain, but besides that the curls on top are easy to achieve in minutes.

women's long top short sides hairstyle


4. Textured Bob With Bangs

This classy little bob celebrates texture. It’s perfect for those who want to go very short without losing their bangs. For fans of 1920s flapper style and glamour this makes a good and easy-to-maintain choice a busy woman would appreciate.

short choppy bob


5. Mohawk with Lined Undercut

This dramatic look combines a punk edge and sophistication. Out of all very short hairstyles for women described here, this style brings to mind the hip hop finesses of Rihanna’s hairstyles. The paralel lines of the undercut add a lot of definition and flow.

women's mohawk by @ksigua.gif


6. “The Perfect Three” Hair Cut

There is a lot to love about this unique haircut that combines three distinct and dramatically different lengths and textures. The lines of this cut are defined to create an advanced undercut. For added dramatics this style could be done with multiple colors or highlights.

extra short women's haircut with bangs


7. Orange Locks Of Love Undercut

A fun and attractive very short hairstyle is not hard to achieve when you combine a great color, texture, and several lengths. What makes this cut so special is the shaved line between the undercut and the highly textured and vibrant top.

short red undercut for women


8. Choppy Classic Undercut

This very short hairstyle leaves quite a bit of length on the top for a dramatic contrast to the very short length of the undercut. The cut will look good on a woman with an oval face and big eyes.

short layered black undercut for girls


9. Super Short And Cool Textured Cut

We love how soft and flowing this extremely short cut is. The top can be styled with pomade or gel for different textures and direction. It could also be grown out into a mohawk or a long top short sides style.

women's short ash blonde hairstyle


10. 80s Style Natural Fade

This fade offers a great hairstyle choice for those who want to keep naturally curly hair under control with a polished style. If you have a round face shape and want to correct it visually with a short hairstyle, this ‘do can help add length to your head for a more classic oval shape. Very short hairstyles are hot right now!

women's black fade hairstyle


11. Tousled Undercut Hairstyle

If you want to add definition to your beautiful face, this super short hairstyle for women is an impressive example. We could see changing the design of the fade into any favorite pattern of yours. The sexy tousled texture is easy to achieve with many different hair products.

extra short choppy women's undercut


12. Multi Colored Chopped Style

This cute style combines many different eye-catching elements from the mix of textures to the vibrant blend of colors. The blunt bangs recall vintage haircuts from the 1920s.

choppy pixie with blunt bangs


13. Choppy Undercut With Highlights

Layered and colorful plus short and discreet equals chic and head-turning. A short, fun, and choppy style like this just begs for you to experiment with highlights and lowlights. Anytime you want a change, a splash of color will do the trick.

blonde undercut with pastel pink highlights


14. Textured Dream Short Cut

Highlights in the bangs can be a great thing for those who want to draw attention to the eyes. Really short haircuts that are popular today stand out first of all thanks to their texture, and this is a good example.

black pixie with bangs


15. Silver Fauxhawk

Being perfect for straight hair, this style will also look beautiful (but different) on wavy locks. The salt and pepper color and angled layers create a sharp style that suits any age.

Asian salt and pepper fauxhawk for women


16. Violet Perfection Undercut

The artistic lines and pastel color of this cut make it one of the hottest very short haircuts. The pastel purple hue is currently in high demand. It looks rather soft and feminine than funky.

pastel purple undercut hairstyle


17. Bowl Cut in Bright Magenta

This hairstyle is absolutely hipster. Being best suited to thick straight hair and oval face shape, today’s bowl cut needs an unusual color to make the greatest impact. The rich magenta hue used here is bright but deep and sophisticated.

hipster bowl cut for girls


18. Spiky Rocker Tri Tone Undercut

This fun and spiky creation looks good on women of all ages. The color can be changed to match your favorite hues or enhance your eye color and skin tone.

women's spiky undercut hairstyle


19. Asymmetrical Tapered Haircut

Very short hairstyles can be quite creative, just check this photo. The design that went into this cut creates a fun wave-like pattern. Easy to maintain cropped locks on top make this a no-fuss hairstyle that requires little more than a regular barber visit.

women's short tapered haircut with design


20. French Braid Dream Undercut

This pretty and distinctly feminine undercut could be worn with a variety of different braids or allowed to hang freely to one side. Highlights or lowlights can add greater distinction to the style.

undercut with braided top


21. Curly High Top

Very short hairstyles for women often include some kind of shaping. This high top cut keeps the top a bit longer and shapes up the sides, creating a modern female version of a high top. Wear with anything because you can…and you’ll look fabulous!

very short natural hairstyle for women


22. The Audrey

This classic pixie cut was made popular in the 1950’s by the ever famous Audrey Hepburn. She always sported very short hair and looked beautiful in simple elegant dresses. This look is created by tapering both the sides and back, while leaving some longer bangs to sweep across the front.

retro pixie hairstyle


23. Punk Today

The looks of Punk Rock fans have changed little over the past 40 years. A colorful, spiky pixie is one of those very short hairstyles for women that have remained classic and true. This style incorporates a bit of red underneath, with the naturally dark hair spiked and textured to give some height and depth.

spiky two-tone pixie


24. The Flapper Reborn

African-American hair is great for styling when short! It takes settings well, and this true wave is an excellent example. Shaped with styling products such as wax or strong-hold gel, these finger waves are clipped with pins to dry, and then the pins are removed once the hair is set. Simply beautiful!

very short hairstyle with finger waves


25. Short Shaggy Bob

When looking for really short haircuts, remember that you don’t have to settle for the clippers. This very short bob gives you a lot more freedom to play with your look. A bright blonde is applied to the top layers to brighten the face. That’s a good cut and color for fine hair.

short tousled bob for thin hair


26. Short Golden Blonde Hairstyle

This extremely short look combines natural curl with a striking blonde color, blending the traditional style into a new shape. A bit longer up top means that you can style it with a side part, while the back is kept neat and manageable with a shorter length.

African American short curly blonde hairstyle


27. Backswept Short Style

For very short hairstyles with a unique flair, look no further than this cute style that can work as a substitute of a formal updo. The top section is teased at the roots and swept elegantly back. The dusting of the balayage highlights make the look even more refined.

very short formal hairstyle for women


28. Shades of Grey Pixie Cut

Short hairstyles are a total relief for thick hair! This look is an easy one, because it’s short and textured. To customize the style, when composing your unique hair color, add a heather grey shade to the mix, and you’ve got yourself something completely different from your best friend. At least for now!

very short textured gray hairstyle


29. Short Brunette Layered Pixie Cut

For sleeker, very short haircuts, your inspiration starts here! This one creates the forward-combed top, that’s also distinguished from the shorter sides and nape by a lighter hue.

very short two-tone brown hairstyle


30. 360 Waves for Women

Having extremely short hair doesn’t mean you have to sport a buzz cut. This look features female 360 waves with a high shine finish. The very back is kept smooth and straight, and the sideburns are trimmed neatly and styled with a bit of a curl.

women's waves hairstyle


31. Very Short Hairstyle For Curly Hair

Audrey Tautou sports a very short haircut for curly hair. The idea of this cute ‘do is associated with the French hairstyles popular in the 60’s. They really create a very youthful but classy look. Whether your hair is professionally permed or naturally curly, these conventional soft curls can be easily achieved with only a bit of hair serum (to avoid frizzy curls) and gentle combing.

very short curly hairstyle for women

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32. Glossy Vintage Curls

Sleek waves and curls are making a huge comeback in fashion as a trend of the year. Wet curly looks are being worn by lots of celebrities these days. Well, these glossy waves could also look glamorous on someone sporting a pixie haircut. Get your ¾” barrel curling iron or your tiny Velcro rollers ready to achieve those shapely curls. Apply a generous amount of hair gloss serum to your hair and section out thin strands to style the curls.

very short women's hairstyle for curly hair

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33. Classic Blonde Pixie

Elizabeth Olin’s porcelain skin is perfectly set off by her beautiful blonde pixie haircut. Elizabeth’s pixie isn’t as short as the others, because the actress opted for a more classic-looking haircut. With her full glossy bangs swept to one side, Elizabeth looks divine! To keep this hairstyle soft and elegant-looking, use a finely-toothed comb and a ceramic straightening iron.

very short blonde hairstyle for women

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34. Centre-Parted Bob

If you’re not into something very drastic and you opt to stay on the safe side, nothing could ever go wrong with a short bob cut. Ciara has a very beautiful face and the short hair puts all the right accents on her features. To recreate this look, you can either use a hair straightener or 2” barrel curling iron. You just have to keep the hair straight and curl the ends inwards to build up the right bounciness and shape.

very short bob hairstyle

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35. Platinum Blonde Quiff Pompadour

This look is one of Portia de Rossi’s signature hairstyles. Quiff pompadours always make their statement on the red carpet and runways which only proves that this hairstyle is highly classy, elegant, edgy and just simply hot. For women with short hair, this is a hairstyle you should definitely try especially if you’re going to attend a grand ball or a formal event.

very short slicked back hairstyle for women

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36. Pixie with Side Swept Fringe

Who wasn’t shocked when Anne Hathaway shaved her head for Les Miserables? We’re very sure we all went OMG when saying goodbye to her ravishing long locks. As Anne had been growing her hair out, she only proved that a very short pixie haircut is nothing to be afraid of! We loved her light brown hair color, side-swept fringe and wonderful texture. The style makes Anne’s face even cuter than it is!

very short hairstyle for women with bangs

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37. Very Short Mohawk

Of course, there are more stunning hairstyles for adventurous ladies. Miley Cyrus flaunts a mind-blowing Mohawk for women. She had her hair dyed in the softest butter blonde hue and got the sides of her head clipped short neatly. If you wish to be an absolute head turner, this hairstyle is for you!

Miley Cyrus very short hairstyle

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38. Trendy Spiked Hairstyle

Oh yes, this blonde hue sets off dark skin amazingly! Nene Leakes shows us how to flaunt it right with her hair dyed in the solid creamy blonde and the short haircut styled with gentle spikes. This chic hairstyle gives a rockstar impression, and well, that is a very good thing, isn’t it? You can adjust the degree of spikiness. Just use the proper amount of hair gel or wax.

very short blonde women's hairstyle

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39. Side Parted Very Short Hairstyle

Here’s another unique hairstyle that is a mix of soft waves and asymmetry. To achieve this Hollywood de rigueur ‘do from Nicky Whelan, you need to tease the roots, comb all your locks to one side and curl the fringe.

very short hairstyle for women with side undercut

Helga Esteb /

40. Short Soft Curls For Pixie

Toni Braxton’s curls are soft and natural-looking. This style reminds us the one, sported by Audrey Tautou. The only difference here is that Toni Braxton went for a shorter haircut – much shorter. Her black hair made the curls look more toned with just the right amount of volume for a short feminine haircut.

very short black women's hairstyle

Helga Esteb /

After seeing all these gorgeous hairstyles, do you still think that having very short hair limits you anyhow in hair styling? There are tons of other inspiring hairstyle ideas for short hair, and we wish we could include them all here. But then again, fashion has no boundaries! Keep exploring and be more adventurous on transforming to a new, brighter version of yourself with new chic hairstyles!

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