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13 Best Short Haircuts and Styles For 2017

28 August 2017
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

Be honest. How long have you been thinking about cutting your hair? Forever, right? When you’re not busy pinning your hair up into a faux bob just to see if you can really pull it off, you’re adding flawless short haircuts to your Pinterest dream boards. Nevertheless, you just can’t bring yourself to cut it all off.

Let us share a little secret with you: The best thing about short hair is that if you don’t love it, it’ll all grow back. Furthermore, we promise you can totally pull it off. If that’s not enough to convince you, we’ve rounded up 13 of the best short haircuts and styles that’ll make you want to book an appointment with your stylist ASAP.


A classic blunt is always chic and on trend. Whether you go with a sharp jawline cut or let your locks just graze your shoulders, you’ll wish you went short years ago.


The pixie is the quintessential short haircut. If you take the plunge, we guarantee you’ll end up wondering why you ever coveted princess-length locks in the first place.

Shaggy Bob

The shag is back and it’s here to stay. Ask your stylist to use a razor to create a perfectly textured bob will give you flawless, chic bed head every day.


Not ready to go super short just yet? Don’t worry, the lob (also known as the long bob) is still in high demand.


Channel your inner badass with a buzz cut. Aiming for a look that’s super on-trend? Consider dyeing your newly shaved locks platinum.

Asymmetrical Shaved Side

If you’re hoping to completely change up your look this year, consider an asymmetrical shaved haircut. Shaving just one side of your head automatically ups your edge, but still leaves you plenty of hair to play with.

Blunt Bangs

Whether you settle on side swept or blunt cut, bangs are the perfect way to spruce up an already incredible haircut.

Finger Waves

For this look, you’ll need a lot of medium hold gel, a fine-tooth comb, and a little bit of patience. Begin by parting your hair to the left or the right and applying a liberal amount of gel to the larger section of hair. Comb the gel through your hair until it is completely saturated and evenly distributed.

Starting in the middle of your head, brush a one-inch section up towards your forehead. Using your comb and a little help from your fingers, create a S-shaped wave. Continue to the next section, creating another S-shaped wave until you’ve completed the entire side. Tuck any extra pieces behind your ear before repeating the process on the opposite side. Allow the gel to completely dry to set your look.

Slicked Back

To achieve this look, start with a texturizing spray before blow drying your hair to create hold. Using a brush, blow dry your hair while lifting at the roots to create volume. Then, blow dry the sides flat to your scalp. After you’ve completely dried your hair, use no-crease pins to keep the sides in place.

Next, use a flat iron to straighten your hair, finishing each section with a little hair serum to keep your look sleek and shiny. Once you’ve flat ironed your entire head, backcomb the hair near your hairline to create your desired amount of volume before smoothing it back with a fine-toothed comb. Finally, remove the no-crease pins and set your look with a strong hold hairspray.

Soft Waves

A curling wand, a heat protectant spray, and a medium hold hairspray is all you need for this laid-back ‘do. Start at the back of your head, working with two-inch sections of clean, dry hair. Spray each one with a heat protectant before wrapping around the curling wand. Hold each section of hair to the wand until it’s just heated through (approximately 30-60 seconds depending on the thickness of your hair).

Continue curling two-inch sections of hair until you’ve waved your entire head. After you’ve finished with your curling wand, rake your fingers through the hair to loosen up your curls. Set the style with a medium hold hairspray.

Straight and Sleek

For this look, you’ll need a flat iron, a comb, and a good heat protectant. Begin at the back of your head, working with two-inch sections of clean, dry hair. Spray each piece with a heat protectant and slowly pass over it with a flatiron followed by a comb. If necessary, do an additional pass with the flat iron to get your hair as straight and sleek as possible.

Continue flat ironing until you’ve completed your entire head. For a finishing touch, lightly spray your hair with a shine serum.

Faux Shaved Side

If you love the look of an undercut but aren’t ready to commit to shaving your head, a simple braid will give you the illusion you’re seeking. Create a part on the left or right side of your head, combing the larger section of your hair away from the part.

Then, grab three segments of hair (beginning at the hairline of the smaller section) and create a basic French braid or cornrow. Fasten the finished braid with a small rubber elastic. To finish the look, style your remaining hair into a voluminous pompadour that will contrast the braided side of the ‘do.

Curled Updo

Many people believe updos are reserved for those with floor length tresses. Those people are wrong. With the help of a curling iron and a few bobby pins, anyone can rock an updo. To make sure you have a style that stays put, pick a curling iron size based on the length of your hair and width of your desired curls.

Begin curling your hair in two-inch sections, keeping each section wrapped around the curling iron until just heated through. Once your strand is hot, release the hair and spray it with a light hold hairspray.

Once you’ve completely curled your hair, begin pinning some of your curls up and back—leaving out a few face-framing tendrils—for a soft, unstructured updo.

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