Edgy Haircuts for Short Hair

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Short hair doesn't have to be boring; there are lots of edgy haircuts for short hair. These haircuts are trendy and on the cutting edge of fashion. Short edgy cuts emphasize the eyes and are especially flattering to those with slender necks, narrow faces and flawless skin.

Popular Edgy Haircuts for Short Hair

Short Blunt Bob

Great for thick straight hair, the blunt bob can be blown dry and finished with a flat iron. To keep its shape, this cut should be trimmed about every month to six weeks.

Short Shag

First made popular in the 1970s by actress Jane Fonda, the short shag works on most hair types and flatters women with small, delicate features. Use styling cream or wax to kick out the ends for that edgy look.


Think Mia Farrow in "Rosemary's Baby," or Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday," and you get the idea. An edgy look that always looks fresh and contemporary; the pixie has short choppy layers that frame the face. Pixies emphasize facial features and the skin, and are free of blunt ends and straight lines.

Who's Wearing Short Hair

Although there is a widespread belief that short haircuts are easy to maintain, short styles do require frequent trims to keep their shape, and the right styling products to emphasize their edginess. But a little extra maintenance and time in the salon doesn't mean that edgy haircuts for short hair aren't popular-just consider all the celebrities sporting short dos these days:

Keira Knightly

Keira Knightly has recently been sporting a razor cut short style with highlights and lots of layers to add texture. At a recent red carpet appearance, Keira mixed a feminine gown with her boyish short cut with long side swept bangs.

Tamala Jones

Tamala Jones favors a pixie haircut with a short nape and sides and a longer top, crown, and bangs. She styles it by brushing everything forward, and then sweeping the bangs to the side over one eye.

Carey Mulligan

In the fall of 2009, British actress Carey Mulligan rocked the 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala in a choppy pixie cut with a spiked top styled into a fauxhawk. Vibrant red color further intensified the red carpet worthy look. Several months later, Carey showed up at the 67th Annual Golden Globe awards with the same pixie cut, this time styled with full bangs and a jeweled headband.

Agyness Deyn

Supermodel Agyness Deyn wore her signature razored bob haircut with platinum blonde flair at the 2009 New York premiere of the movie "Inglorious Bastards." In January 2010, she was seen with the same edgy cut, only this time it was tinted jet black.


Famous for her bold styles, Rihanna wore a super short fauxhawk with a buzzed back and sides and a sweeping, ultra long top on the red carpet at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige appeared at the 2010 Grammy Awards in a slightly longer version of Rihanna's super short style.

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna was one of the celebrities that made edgy haircuts for short hair chic again. She wears her chunky, layered cut messy with wispy bangs and highlights.

Going Short and Edgy

To look edgy and piecy, short haircuts require the use of styling products, including:

  • Gels
    The pixie is edgy short haircut.
  • Waxes
  • Creams
  • Sprays

Short cuts work on most hair types, including thick, fine, wavy, curly, or straight. These cuts are most often highly texturized so that the ends are not blunt, but instead wispy and shaggy, creating the messy, edgy look. You can achieve an edgy look by scrunching, letting it air dry, straightening the ends with a flat iron, or creating loose waves with a large barreled curling iron.

A short, trendy cut can work well for many women, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Choose a cut that works with your life and have fun rocking a sexy short style.

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