Best Short Hairstyles For Women – 2020 Picks

| Last Updated: January 3, 2021

Hairdos are an essential part of your style statement. Your hairstyle even has the potential of changing your moods. 

With a messy bun, you will feel a bit lazy, while some might even feel relaxed. On the other hand, a sleek hairstyle might boost your confidence to nail an important business meeting. 

If you are looking for some hairdo ideas, especially for short hair, check out our picks!

Best Short Hairstyles For Women

Go through the following and choose the one that suits you the most. Make sure to keep your face cut in mind before picking out one. 

1. Voluminous Bob with Bangs

Why We Love This!

If you are tired of your regular long locks, then this voluminous bob with bangs will spice things up for you. For all the gorgeous ladies with thick and textured hair, you can carry this hairdo easily. The length of the hair will be a bit shorter than it is from the sides, and you will have bangs at the front.

Styling this hairdo is not that difficult; if you have straight hair, then all you need is a blow dryer to give it the perfect look. On the other hand, if you have curly hair, then add a straightener to that list as well.

If you want to give this hairdo a more elegant look, you can style your bangs either to your left or right, and you can even attend a formal party or a wedding with this hairstyle. So if you were looking for a sign to treat yourself with a new hairstyle, this is it!

2. Tight Pixie Cut

Why We Love This!

If you have grown up adoring Emma Watson’s hairstyle after the production of the final part of Harry Potter or are a huge fan of Sam from Perks of Being a Wallflower, then now is the time to have that tight pixie haircut.

You can carry this hairstyle with multiple outfits. Whether you are wearing an oversized flannel with boyfriend jeans and a pair of converse or a floral dress with your Doc Martins, you can flaunt this hairstyle easily. 

Some hairstylists even report that women with short hair are perceived as more confident and are taken more seriously. Of course, that’s not the only reason this hairstyle is a winner. There are multiple benefits, as well.  

For instance, you don’t even need a drawer full of products to maintain this hairstyle. All you have to do is get up, shampoo your hair, run your hands through it, and you are set for the entire day.

3. Face Framing Bob

Why We Love This!

For women with long face-cuts, this haircut can frame their faces. If you have had long hair with steps for quite some time, then face-framing bob can be your new pick.

This haircut can help you make a style statement on multiple occasions. Despite your hair color, you can straight your hair, curl them inside at the ends, and even make a remarkable statement at a very fancy event.

When it comes to the products, all you need is straightener, curler, and once you are done, a setting spray will finish the styling. This hairstyle is perfect for women in their late thirties and forties. 

With a beautiful silk dress, pink tint on your cheeks, and mascara on your eyelashes, you can nail this hairstyle. Just remember to smile, and you will be the center of attention at any party. Don’t forget to wear a beautiful pair of heels!

4. Anna Wintour Iconic Bob

Why We Love This!

If there is any hairstyle that goes perfectly well on all age groups, it is Anna Wintour’s iconic bob. Though this hairstyle is high maintenance, let us tell you it is all worth it!

Anyone can pull off this hairstyle whether their hair color is jet black, brown, or indigo black. You might need to spend a couple of minutes to style this perfectly. For a perfect look, you need to get your hands on a straightening iron so that your hair is sleek and looks straight from every angle.

This hairstyle is much adorned, and it is very famous so you don’t even have to go out of your way to find a salon that can fashion it for you.

So whether you have always wanted to try a new look for your semester or you are a granny who wants to look phenomenal when marrying off his grandson, this is the right hairstyle for you.

5. Two-Toned Hairstyle

Why We Love This!

You know how when someone walks in a room, and everyone turns around and is suddenly in awe of them? This hairstyle can help you achieve that. Two-toned hairstyles are very trendy nowadays.

In this hairstyle, the lower portion or the nape of your neck would be shaved, and the hair on the top of your head would be roughly three inches long. The length might vary depending on your preference. If you have a grunge aesthetic personality, are in a music society, or have tattoos and piercings, then you can carry this hairstyle very well.

You can either choose two different tones of the same color, or you can try and go with contrast as well. It is better to consult with a hairstylist, so they know what you have in your mind. With this hairstyle, you will get a sense of confidence, and the rightful rebel inside you will emerge!

6. Wavy Bob Hairstyle

Why We Love This!

If there is one red carpet look, then we have to say that it is a wavy bob hairstyle. Whether you are a teenager in high school or you are a mother of a teenager in high school, this can be your new hairstyle.

As compared to the other styles mentioned on our list, this one requires a bit of hard work. You should have ample time in your schedule to take out your curler and get this wavy look every day. Usually, most women opt for longer fringes at the front, but that is a personal choice.

With your confidence and then this hairstyle, you can nail that business meeting that is always on your nerves. Moreover, this hairstyle is also perfect for university students. With this hairstyle, your look states that you get things done, and you are always ready to tackle whatever that is thrown your way. 

7. Super Short Hairstyle

Why We Love This!

With a nice pair of studs in your ears, you can pull off this haircut very well. With this super short hairstyle, you are telling people that you are the real deal, and they should take you seriously. If you are someone who doesn’t care about beauty standards that are set by society, then you should try this hairstyle.

Super short hairstyles can look perfectly well with a wide range of age groups. From rock stars to non-fiction book writers, women have been pulling this hairstyle impeccably, and that makes it worth mentioning on this list.

You don’t need hair styling equipment to pull off this look, but you can always put some hair gel or a hair spray to give a final look. Bold, confident, and charming are the words that come to mind when you look at strong women with this hairstyle. Now it is your turn!

8. Tousled Bob

Why We Love This!

You see the word tousled bob, and you hear Charlize Theron. Though you might not be able to pull off all the perfect stunts that she does, with this hairstyle, you can at least get her confidence. 

As a wavy bob, this tousled bob is high maintenance as well. You need a hair straightener, a curling rod, and a smile. Instead of parting your hair midway, this hairstyle looks better if you have your hair parted sideways – it can either be on your left side or right side.

With a couple of strands tucked behind your ear, you can even flaunt your beautiful earrings. In the end, to make sure that the curls stay in place, you can finish the look with a setting spray.

Pull out your fanciest dress from your closet, style your hair in this manner, and leave a long-lasting impression!

9. Soft Punk Rock Hairdo

Why We Love This!

If growing up you were a huge fan of Cranberries, then this is a perfect hairstyle for you. With your roots black and tips blonde or platinum, this soft punk rock hairdo can help you make a solid, nice impression wherever you go.

Get rid of your long layers and trim it down to this hairstyle to feel more rebellious, strong, and confident. To give this hairstyle more depth and to add another dimension to your personality, you can go with a grey-ish shade of highlighting. One way is to make those highlights a bit thick, but that depends on your own choice.

Styling this haircut is a piece of cake; shampoo, condition, dry, comb, and lastly, use hair spray so that it stays put. This hairstyle can help you add a bit spice to your mundane life. So what are you waiting for? Now is your time to try a different haircut.

10. Mod Hairstyle

Why We Love This!

The Mod hairstyle goes perfectly well with shiny, silky, and straight hair. In all honesty, not everyone can pull this off, but with the right styling, this can uplift your personality.

From all the above-mentioned hairstyles, we reckon this one is a bit tricky to maintain. If you are looking to cut your hair in this fashion, you need to make sure that you have access to all the required styling products – moose and hair gel are a definite must!

You can’t just wake up and go have a meeting with someone important if you have this haircut. You need a minimum of twenty minutes to style it.

We wouldn’t recommend this hairstyle to women with curly hair. The straighter your hair, the easier it will be to manage the front bangs and to perfectly comb it to either side. Whether you are a primary school teacher or a student in a fashion school, with the right styling, you can easily carry this haircut.


Whether you want to flaunt a small haircut in your high school or you are looking to try out a new hairstyle, you can choose any from the above-mentioned list. Now is the right time to chop-off your new locks and try a new color, or fringes, or a new bob. Get the haircut of your dreams and express yourself!

Share to Pinterest

Hi I'm Emilia! I like to think of myself as the "crash-test-dummy" of the hair world. Whether that means testing out the newest curling iron or going with fresh hair styles. I like to mix it up. I share my thoughts on Caffe Hair based on my first hand experience!