13 Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Every Hair Type and Texture

11/02/2021

Thinking about chopping off your hair this fall? You’re not alone. Short haircuts and hairstyles — from pixies and bobs to the baby mullet have been having quite a moment this season. In fact, you might have even noticed that a few of your favorite celebs have already joined the short hair brigade. Florence Pugh just recently debuted a super short pixie-mullet cut and Anne Hathaway ditched her long hair for a short, curly bob.

If you are aspiring to lose a little length this fall, but aren’t quite sure which style is best for you—we’ve totally got you covered with the coolest short cuts for every hair type and texture. Keep scrolling to get inspired by these 13 hairstyles that you’ll definitely want to screenshot before your next salon visit.

Blunt Bob

A blunt, shoulder-grazing bob never fails to make a statement as Nine Zero One hairstylist Sarah Klein proves. We love how she styled this one with a middle part!

Short Wolf Cut

For a cut that leans more rock ‘n’ roll—think casual, messy, and totally lived-in, you’ll want to opt for a wolf cut like this one styled by Flamingo Lounge Hair. A mix between a classic shag and mullet, this soft, shaggy cut is heavy on the volume and texture!

Shaggy Bob with Long Bangs

If you were a big fan of Rihanna’s asymmetrical bob back in the day, it might be time to consider experimenting with an angled cut yourself. This style looks particularly nice with long bangs as hairstylist Pekela Riley demonstrates. 

Textured Lob

If you’re ready to go short—but not too short—it might be time to try out a tousled bob like this one that hairstylist Laura Polko created for Lucy Hale.

Cropped Curls

Just did the “big chop” recently? Take some inspo from Amandla Stenberg and break out the hair gel for ultra-defined close-cropped curls. 

Braided Bob

For a protective style that’s full of ‘90s flair, consider rocking a face-framing box braid bob this season like this one styled by Evalyn Denis. Not to mention, it will look particularly stunning when adorned with gold cuffs all throughout. 

Curly Lob

Take a cue from hairstylist Irinel de León and go for a shaggy, curly bob with lots of volume and layers. 

Baby Mullet

Everything looks cuter in mini form—even mullets! This baby mullet and bangs combo that hairstylist Ashley Fillip styled is such a vibe and certainly makes a bold statement. 

Slicked-Back Bob

Raise the cool factor of your bob by several levels by slicking your strands back with some gel like content creator Sophie Floyd. Oh, and dip-dyeing the ends of your hair also doesn’t hurt!

Layered Pixie

A piecey pixie is sure to turn heads. To add a little drama to your short cut, go for more length, layers, and a deep side part similar to this style created by hairstylist Hugo Giuseppe.

Tucked Bob

For a bob that’s a little different from all the rest, consider trying out a tucked-under bob. This jaw-length cut is shorter, cheekier, and has a little bit of a ‘90s vibe to it as hairstylist James Earnshaw proves. 

Shoulder-Length Natural Curls

When it comes to styling your natural curls this season, let hairstylist Tiffany inspire you to go for a soft-rounded shape that really lets your kinks and coils pop.

Buzz Cut

If you feel ready to bare it all like Halsey , go for the shortest cut of them all—a buzz cut. 

Will you be trying out any of these short cuts and styles this season? Let us know in the comments below!

Sign up for your weekly dose of beauty and brains.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

Instagram

We’re a tease, but we always deliver.

Sign up for your weekly dose of beauty and brains.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.