The 25 Best Chin Length Hairstyles You Need To Try In 2018

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The 25 Best Chin Length Hairstyles You Need To Try In 2018

19 October 2018
Woman who likes chin length hairstyles
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Genesis Rivas

Editorial Intern

It’s no secret that long hairstyles and pixie haircuts get a lot of love and care in the hair industry. However, what about that unique hair length we never hear about—chin length hair. For all the ladies with this chic cut, we’re here to tell you don’t need long lengths to have an array of different hair options. Not to mention, chin length hairstyles embody the same level of edge and individuality as those with the boyish cut.

Whether you have dark brown hair or a grey balayage, we put together 25 of the best chin length hairstyles that you can use for inspiration at your next appointment. All you have to do is keep reading.

Layered Colors

Do you love trying new things when it comes to beauty and fashion? If so, ask your stylist to layer your hair with bold colors. This unique technique is guaranteed to turn heads everywhere you go. Dyeing your hair such bold colors will require your stylist to use bleach. It’s important to note that bleach does ruin hair. However, a professional stylist will ensure you leave the chair with the healthiest-looking hair.

Peacock Highlights

The majestic bird you know for its colorful feathers has become the latest inspiration for hair everywhere. Peacock hair is trending and, although it’s beautiful—it requires near-constant upkeep. If you want to take part in this look without committing to the maintenance, try adding subtle jewel-toned highlights to your mane.

Angled Bob

Getting a short haircut can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. If you want to slay a chin length style without getting rid of all of your length, we recommend an angled bob. The cut allows you to keep some length in the front offering the familiar comfort of long locks while remaining short enough to be considered a bob.

Hot Pink

This electric shade of pink is the definition of a stunner. If you’re looking to gain some sweet attention, you need to try this look. The bright hue looks amazing on all skin tones and is the perfect way to add that “wow” factor to your cropped cut.

Romantic Afro

Name a better duo than red wine hair color and texture. We’ll wait. If you have textured hair that’s not giving you the confidence you’re looking for, cut it off! Get a chin length, face-framing afro and add a deep red tone to give it that level of fierceness you’ve never had.


Following the norm can get real old quick. Go outside of the box—or the universe—and try galaxy-inspired hair. The blue-green hair with notes of purple is so gorgeously captivating that you certainly don’t need long lengths to pull it off. 


Beachy Waves

Do you shy away from short hair because you fear it’ll lack volume? If so, we’re here to reassure you that the best waves are the ones on a chin length ‘do. They’re cute, dainty, and way easier to achieve compared to down-to-there hair. To recreate the perfect beachy bend, use a salt spray, like the Matrix Rock It Texture Sea Salt Spray, for an effortless, gently tousled look.


Bangs are one of the most intensely debated topics in the hair industry. Are they hot or not? We say swipe right on this undeniably hot style. Adding a face-framing fringe to your chin length hair makes for a stunning halo effect.


Usually when we think of a balayage, we think of long hair. However, don’t fret! This technique is equally stunning on short hair. Ask your stylist to seamlessly blend beautiful shades of blonde throughout your mane. Take some snapshots of your new look, and we promise your new Instagram photos will fulfill all of your aesthetic needs. 


Modern ‘20s Bob

In 2018, our beauty standards have become quite simple: the more natural-looking and effortless, the better. If you’re all about this vibe, try a revamped version of flapper-inspired hair. Adding layers to your chin length hairstyle helps to create a modern, textured look without the use of any extra products.

Blunt Cut

Getting a traditional haircut reminds us of gathering with our family during the holidays. It’s comforting and familiar. That’s why we love this classic, chin length blunt cut. Just like our family traditions, it’s a staple that will never get old.

Glass Hair

Have you taken the plunge and chopped off your hair, but find it lacks a healthy-looking luster? Try the glass hair trend. This look adds a modern twist to your favorite ‘90s-inspired bob by giving it a shiny, reflective finish. Be sure to maintain your glossy locks by using frizz-fighting products like Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner.


We all remember the feeling of seeing our first gray hairs and immediately wanting to book an appointment with our colorist. Say so long to those days because we’re fully embracing gray hair and making it modern. Silver hair is super flattering and so chic on a short haircut, it makes us question why we didn’t love gray hair all along?


Let’s be real: There’s never a bad time for a glass of merlot. We feel the same way when it comes to wine-colored hair. This hair color is perfect for any season and looks beautiful on any texture and length, but we especially love the hue on short strands. Indulge in your favorite glass of red—it’ll be 5 p.m. everywhere you go.


Have you become nostalgic for your favorite Disney princess ever since cutting off your locks? Don’t be! We’re giving mermaid hair a new definition. This style is a magical blend of sea-inspired colors that looks stunning on chin length hair. If you’re looking to keep it low maintenance, ask your stylist to keep your roots dark and add the vibrant hues throughout the rest of your head.


Nothing says edgy quite like a bold color on a short haircut. This bright purple look is not for the faint of heart, but if you do give it a shot, the rewards will be plentiful. Dyeing your hair such a bright color will require your stylist to use bleach. It is important to note that bleach will always damage your hair. However, a professional colorist will ensure your hair looks and feels as healthy as possible.

Pastel Rainbow

Can’t decide which hair color will complement your trimmed style? Why not choose them all! This pastel version of rainbow hair is such a delicate and dreamy way to experiment with ROYGBIV. The soft hues allow for a look that’s striking, but not overwhelming.


Even on the worst hair days, there’s nothing a stylish hat can’t fix. On those mornings where you’re in a rush, hair accessories are the perfect way to hide your bed head while remaining fashionable.

Long Lob

Cutting off your hair is like deciding to end a bad relationship. You know you need to do it, but you can’t fully commit because it’s been your security blanket for so long. Unlike a relationship, however, you can ease your way into a chin length style with a long lob. To achieve the perfect long lob as your stylist to cut your hair shorter at the back of your head and gradually increase the length as you get to the front of your face. It’s a gorgeous cut that will help give you the nudge you need to go shorter.


Despite winter creeping its way back into our lives, your hair can be a wonderful reminder of everyone’s favorite season all year long. This beautiful shade of blonde reminds us of a refreshing glass of cold rosé on a hot summer day. It’s not too overbearing, and it’s deliciously sweet.

Shaved Side

Here’s one for the boldest trendsetters! We recommend getting a taste of the buzz cut look by shaving the side of your head. Whether you’re going for a rebellious look or want to soften it up by coloring your hair a fun pastel purple, the options are endless.

Natural Curls

Natural curls are beautiful no matter the length. We love how they twist and turn to the beat of their own drum making it seemingly impossible to replicate. That’s why doing a chin length style when you have naturally defined ringlets makes for a gorgeous look that’s unique and adorable.

Lemonade Ombre

If you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s one of a kind, try this citrus blend of blonde and saturated yellow to remind you of all things summer. Top it off with a cute braid and get ready to be everyone's #hairgoals.

Micro Bangs

What’s a queen without her crown? There’s no better way to remind yourself of your true royalty than by having a tiara you can never take off. That’s why we love chin length hair with a micro bangs. It creates the illusion of a crown in a way that is that is utterly charming.


If you’re looking to try something new, but don’t want to dye your hair a completely different color, try adding highlights to your look. It’s a timeless technique that can enhance your short hair by adding dimension and movement. You’ll be sure to stand out of any crowd—no bright colors necessary.

Interested in trying a chin length hairstyle? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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