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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you just rolled out of bed or spent 20 minutes in the mirror styling with pomade, a windswept pixie will always look chic.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is one of the hottest hair colors of the year and what better way to flaunt it than with a trendy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern ‘20s Bob
Tons of texture is all you need to pull off this 1920’s haircut with flair from this century.
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.
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.
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.
Trust us when we say, rosé is one fantasy color that is never going out of style
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.
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