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35 Short Sassy Haircuts to Inspire Your Next Chop

Short sassy haircuts are taking over as some of the most coveted on-trend chops of the year. Be inspired for your next chop with these 35 styles.

Short sassy haircuts are taking over as some of the most coveted on-trend chops of the year. From the bixie to the boy band shag, short haircuts are proving that you don’t need to have length to have plenty of style. Whether you’ve always had a short haircut, or are newly considering chopping off your length, there are so many sassy haircuts to choose from. We’ve done the hard work for you and gathered everything you need to know about how to achieve a short sassy haircut.

What is an edgy haircut?

An edgy haircut is made to stand out and catch people’s attention. When searching for your next edgy haircut, think about chops with sharp lines and dramatic angles.

What is a low-maintenance pixie haircut?

Whether or not your pixie haircut is low maintenance will depend on the kind of maintenance you’re willing to do. If you’re looking for a pixie haircut that is easy to style every day, opt for a super short cut like a teeny weeny afro (TWA) or a buzz cut. By cutting off most of your hair, you won’t have to worry about styling it every morning, however, you will have to head to the salon every few weeks to keep your locks closely cropped. If you’re looking for a haircut that will stretch your salon appointments, opt for something with layers that will grow out without needing much maintenance.

How do you cut a short sassy haircut?

The best way to get a short sassy haircut is to gather a few inspiration photos and take them to a trusted stylist. An experienced hairdresser will be able to take your inspiration and bring it to life in a way that is uniquely flattering to you and your mane.

35 Types of Short Sassy Haircuts

Good hair day by @Greg_Gilmore

Curly Pixie

Long locks aren’t the only way to showcase your stunning texture. A short pixie cut helps to make your curls pop without dedicating hours of your weekend to washday. Use a light-hold gel like Matrix A Curl Can Dream Light-Hold Gel for curly and coily hair to coax the texture out of your strands.

Good hair day by @jennum94

Short Curly Mushroom Haircut

The mushroom cut you remembered from middle school is back and better than ever. This rounded haircut gives your mane tons of volume without having to add a ton of layers.

Good hair day by @keratin_umidik

Layered Chin-Length Bob

You don’t need princess-length hair to get on the layered hair trend. This short, sassy haircut is full of enviable volume—no hairspray needed. And if you’re into this mix of blonde and brunette streaks, be sure to pick up Matrix Brass-Off All-In-One Toning Leave-In Spray to rid your locks of any brassy, orange tones.

Good hair day by @ChristianWiles1

Modern Mushroom Pixie

Looking to give your mushroom haircut a modern twist? This piece-y pixie cut is all about texture while remaining true to the retro-rounded haircut.

Good hair day by @nadeyladyhair

Blunt Bob

If you’re looking for a haircut that will make your thin hair appear fuller, look no further than a blunt bob. This classic cut gets rid of stringy ends helping your strands appear dense.

Good hair day by @hairmomo_

Wavy Textured Bob

You don’t have to give up touchable beach waves when you shear off your length. Even if you have waves naturally, use a curling wand to spruce up any uncooperative strands on your short sassy haircut.

Windswept Pixie

Whether you just rolled out of bed or spent 20 minutes in the mirror styling with pomade, a windswept pixie will always look chic.

Good hair day by @artist_hair_concept_monopoli

Angled Bob

If you favor face-framing haircuts but don’t want layers, consider an angled bob. Angling your cut toward your face will put your favorite facial feature front and center.

Good hair day MODEL: @marcellaxxv

HAIR CUT: @luis_alvarez_images

HAIR COLOR: @danielle.keasling and @kimwalshhair


Textured Side-Swept Pixie

Short sassy hair can make a big impact if you style your hair the right way. Enlist the help of hairspray like Matrix Vavoom Extra Full Freezing Spray that can provide hold as well as create an enviable texture.

Good hair day by @pathydejesus

Middle Part Afro

You may have heard that Gen Z has declared side parts out and middle parts in. A middle-part afro is one of our favorite ways to embrace this trend.

Good hair day by @Miggyhair

Undercut Pixie Bob Haircut

If you want your haircut to leave an impression on everyone, you can’t go wrong with this edgy undercut. Pair it with a fiery crimson color, and you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.

Pineapple Pixie

Mimic the look of a pineapple updo with a curly pixie that keeps some length at the top of your head. The length of your curly pixie will give your more styling options.

Good hair day by @rebeccataylorhair

Soft and Layered Bixie

The bixie haircut shot to popularity at the beginning of the year and its popularity hasn’t waned. This layered haircut gives your mane tons of movement.

Good hair day by @joiewallacehair

Pixie Bob Haircut with Bangs

If you love short haircuts but like to have a little length to play with, opt for a pixie bob haircut with bangs. Style full, side swept, or pinned away from your face—you’ve got options.

Good hair day by @lisasaccio

Bob with Full Bangs

Bobs and bangs go together like peanut butter and jelly. You’ll return to this haircut time and time again.

Copper Bob

Copper is one of the hottest hair colors of the year and what better way to flaunt it than with a trendy bob?

Good hair day by @minkimcolorist

Ear-Length Bob

Go super short without busting out the clippers with this ear-length bob. For finer hair, a root lifter like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter will keep your short strands from falling flat.

Teeny Weenie Afro (TWA)

If you love the look of an afro but don’t want to deal with the upkeep of long hair, a teeny weeny afro is perfect for you. Keep your TWA hydrated with Matrix A Curl Can Dream Moisturizng Cream.

Good hair day by @mr_alexandrycosta

Nape Bob

Ask your stylist to cut a sharp bob that ends right at the nape of your neck for a chic final look. Keep your strands shiny with Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Anti-Frizz Serum.

Good hair day by @iammaduo

Buzz Cut

If you want a short sassy haircut that is also edgy and cool, consider a buzzcut. This dramatic cut will make you feel lighter than ever.

Asymmetrical Pixie

The pixie is the quintessential asymmetrical cut. Ask your stylist to cut the sides and back very short, but keep your bangs long enough to sweep across your forehead.

Good hair day photographer: @benhassett

hair artist: @gregorykaoua

Retro Mushroom Bowl Haircut

Looking for a haircut that is also a conversation piece? Prepare to dazzle with this retro mushroom bowl cut.

Deep Side Part Pixie

You don’t have to sacrifice volume when you have a pixie haircut. A deep side part is one of our favorite ways to style short voluminous hair.

Good hair day by @KARLLAGERFELD

Mushroom Shag Haircut

Mushroom and shag haircuts are some of the biggest trends of the last few years. Combine the styles for a trendsetting look.

Good hair day by @derickmonroe

‘90s Mushroom

The mushroom haircut with face-framing tendrils was a classic cut in the ‘90s. Bring the style into 2022 by pairing it with voluminous texture.

Good hair day by @violetgrace_

French Girl Bob

Francophiles, this cut is perfect for you. Channel your inner Parisian with a short sassy chop that fashionable French girlies love so much, but you can totally recreate.

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Modern ‘20s Bob

Tons of texture is all you need to pull off this 1920’s haircut with flair from this century.

Good hair day by @hairvteam_parrucchieri

Lavender Pixie

You don’t need a lot of length to play with color. Embrace your inner badass with a fantasy hair color like lavender—it pairs amazingly well with brown eyes. To keep your color looking dreamy, care for it with the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Holiday Set.


The mullet—whether you love the style or can’t stand it— has surely stood the test of time. The modern mullet works with different hair textures and is one of the coolest ways to embrace your inner rockstar.

Good hair day by @tansrikeumala & @c2salon

Bob with Micro Bangs

If you like your bangs to be as short and sassy as your haircut, pair your bob with micro bangs. This fringe may be small, but it packs a big punch.

Good hair day by @rachel_redd

Feathered Bob

When you think of hair with lots of movement, you often imagine waist-length locks. We love the way this feathered bob is short in length but doesn’t compromise on movement.

Good hair day by @kirsty_masterblow

Rosé Bob

Trust us when we say, rosé is one fantasy color that is never going out of style

Platinum Bob

Platinum hair is a commitment, but one worth maintaining to be able to wake up with perfectly flaxen hair every morning. But while platinum hair is stunning, it can wreak havoc on your strands. Help your mane look and feel its best with the Matrix Total Results So Silver Set.

Blunt Ear-Length Bob

Looking for a super low maintenance look, try a blunt ear-length bob on for size.

Boy Band Haircut

Searching for a haircut that brings you back to the glory days of the ‘90s? Share this tutorial with your stylist to achieve the look.

Ready to style your short sassy haircut? has all of your hair care and short hair styling needs.

Header photo credit: Matrix

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