When it comes to cute short haircuts, it can feel like pixies are your only option. That’s certainly not the case, though. Not all short cute haircuts require going full Mia Farrow with a gaminesque close-crop. No, it turns out there are so many other flattering ways to flaunt short hair, from layered shaggy bobs paired with long bangs, to ultra-hip undercuts.
Suffice it to say, you have options. You could always keep your new cute short haircut trendy by rocking a fun color trend like rose gold hair. Or you could mix things up by going for something asymmetrical for an extra of-the-moment bit of flair — or, on the flip side, you could go full-on retro. Really, the world is your oyster — so read on for the 26 best short haircuts that aren’t pixies.
Edgy Stacked Bob This stylishly mussed up short haircut strikes the perfect balance between a sassy pixie and an adorable bob. The result? A cute short haircut that’s equal parts edgy and aw-inspiring.
Soft Shag Lucy Hale has long had one of the best short haircuts in Hollywood — the waviness of her bob gives it lots of youthful movement that’s ridiculously flattering.
Lavender Textured Bob This cute short haircut combines two of today’s hottest hair trends — lavender hair and shaggy bobs — to a devastatingly adorable effect. Get us some peroxide, stat!
Wavy Pob We apologize for our use of the portmanteau of “pixie” and “bob,” but it just fits this kicky short haircut so perfectly. This stacked, textured look is at once forgiving and daring — in other words, an ideal choice for your next big hair change.
Purple Ombre With an Undercut Can you say “hair goals”? This next-level look has a lot going on — from the undercut to the deep amethyst roots — but somehow it all comes together to create quite the cute short haircut.
Laidback Bob Short haircuts can get a bad rap for being overly severe, but this sweet and romantic look definitely proves otherwise.
Asymmetrical Wavy Bob Everything about this short, cute haircut epitomizes a young, carefree spirit, right? Asymmetrical looks can take some extra courage to attempt, but the cool-factor payoff makes it worth it.
Rose Gold Asymmetrical Undercut When it comes to this year’s biggest hair trend, this cute short haircut checks all the boxes. Rose gold? Check. Asymmetrical? Check. Side-striped undercut? Check.
Sporty Bob An avant-garde short haircut can be fun, but honestly? Often, a simple style hits the spot. Case in point: this no-nonsense bob. It’s unfussy and lets your face be the center of attention, while also adding an element of Parisian glam.
Ultra-Classic Retro Pageboy Sometimes the most fashion-forward hairstyles come from the past. Take for example, this razor-sharp style, which calls silent film star Louise Brooks to mind. It’s simple, classic and consummately chic. In short, it’s the perfect way to take cute short haircuts from earlier eras and bring them into the new millennium.
Lavender A-Line Haircut Here’s another classic look — with a pretty major twist. This cute short haircut takes the retro glamour of that iconic Nancy Kwan/Vidal Sassoon bob, and merges it with completely of-the-moment lavender locks.
Short Beach Waves Usually, we tend to associate free-spirited boho beach waves with long, flowing locks, but this look proves that it’s possible for shorter haired ladies to get in on the popular je ne sais quoi-infused hair style.
Piecey Bob with Pink Balayage Hilary Duff’s been a hair icon since her days on “Lizzie McGuire,” and lately she’s been experimenting with various pastel shades, as well cropped locks. This pink balayage short haircut strikes the perfect balance between cutesy and edgy.
Voluminous Pixie-Bob Not quite ready to make the full pixie commitment? This voluminous and asymmetrical rock ‘n’ roll look is a little longer than your average close crop, yet still short and textured enough for that daring, devil-may-care glam.