We’re officially declaring 2019 the year of short hair. While long hair once dominated the beauty world, this year has been all about short chops and hairstyles that fall above your shoulders. If you’ve ever considered snipping your dark brown hair into a stylish bob, there’s no better time than right now to give it a go!
Looking for a few very short haircuts and short hairstyles to try this year? Keep scrolling for 23 of our favorite looks.
The Best Very Short Haircuts To Try
Bowl Cut Pixie
You might get flashbacks to elementary school days when you think of bowl cuts, but this modernized look is nothing like the ones you wore back in the day. The refreshed version of this mushroom hairstyle is one of the trendiest looks of 2019.
Looking to take your bob hairstyle to the next level? If you’re interested in testing out a look that really packs a punch, ask your colorist for a statement hue. A gorgeous haircut combined with a bright hair color is just what you need for 2019.
If you have curly hair, you’re going to want short hairstyles that still shows off your natural texture. Opt for a pixie with just enough length to let your curls shine! For the perfect curly pixie, work with a styling product like the Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Curl Gel to define and shape your curls.
The return of the mullet has been one of the biggest beauty trends of the past few years. Not ready for a complete return to ‘80s hair? With trendy colors and layers that fall a bit longer than those of a traditional mullet, your stylist can customize your look to create a more modern appearance.
Looking to play around with an edgy hairstyle without losing all of your length? Ask your stylist for an undercut just above the nape of your neck while leaving the hair on top of your head a bit longer.
Shaved And Colorful
French Girl Bob
Who doesn’t love French girl hair? Just like French fries and pastries, Parisian-inspired short hairstyles are completely irresistible. If you’re ready to say “oui” to a French girl bob, ask your stylist for a chin-length, layered bob with full bangs.
Sleek, sophisticated, and razor-sharp, a blunt bob is a classic cut that isn’t leaving the limelight any time soon. Whether you pair your chop with a bold hair color or something a bit more neutral, a blunt bob is sure to make you stand out.
If a one-length cut isn’t for you, ask your stylist for a choppy hairstyle. Adding choppy layers to a lob haircut will give your strands instant, effortless texture.
Thinking of taking your undercut up a notch? Buzz away the back and sides of your hair while leaving a little length at the top for a more dramatic take on the look.
If you have fine hair that quickly falls flat, a stacked bob is a must-try to give your mane instant volume and fullness. The cut features a longer front with shorter, stacked layers in the back. Looking to amp up your volume even more? We recommend a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like the Matrix Total Results High Amplify system.
The Best Very Short Hairstyles To Try
Deep Side Parted Bob
While we love deep side parts for adding instant volume, we adore the look paired with a sleek pixie. Since frizz and flyaways are a no-go for any sleek hairstyle, an anti-frizz hair serum is an absolute must. We recommend the Biolage Smoothproof Hair Serum. The product infuses hair with weightless smoothness, leaving it frizz-free and easy to control while keeping it natural to the touch.
Short hair and texture go together like bread and butter. If you’re looking to keep your hair out of your face or want to give your short chop a bit of edge, try styling a spiky pixie with tons of texture.
To keep your spiky ‘do in place all day long, apply a dime-size amount of the Redken Hardwear 16 Super-Strong Sculpting Hair Gel. This super strong hold hair gel gives a style the power to stay put with lasting control and serious shine.
Delicate Accent Braid
Braids often seem impossible to create with short hair, but there are plenty of plaited hairstyles that work perfectly for shorter strands. If you’re looking for a simple look to put your braiding skills to the test, opt for an accent side braid.
Side Swept Bangs
If full-on fringe isn’t for you, consider side-swept bangs. Side bangs can instantly soften your features and give your ‘do a more feminine look—plus, they’re much easier to style and maintain than full bangs.
Glass hair was one of the biggest beauty trends of 2018, and the sleek hairstyle is still making waves on the internet in 2019!
Not totally ready for a big chop? You don’t need to part with all of your length. Instead, leave enough hair on top to be able to style a mini afro.
Mini Half-Up Top Knot
If you’re at the awkward stage of growing out a short haircut, a half-up top knot is a simple and casual look that’s perfect for concealing uneven hair growth.
If your pixie cut has some length at the top, a modern pompadour might be perfect for you. Be sure to lock in your hairstyle with a strong-hold hairspray like the Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High-Hold Hairspray.
Who says you need super long hair to wear effortless waves? Use a large barrel curling iron to create soft, piece-y waves or go heat-free with a texturizing spray like the Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Texture Wave Texturizing Spray for textured, beach waves.
Wet hair, but make it fashion! The wet look might be a go-to look for Fashion Week, but the runway-ready ‘do is also easy to achieve at home. Before you try a wet look hairstyle, be sure to have a hair gel like the Matrix Super Fixer Strong Hold Gel on hand to add structure and shine to your look.
You might’ve thought that 2018 was the year of hair accessories, but the trend is still going strong in 2019! Whether you opt for snap clips, barrettes, or bedazzled bobby pins, there’s no shortage of on-trend ways to embellish your very short hairstyle.
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