Androgynous Chic is In: Hairdos for Short Hair That Anyone Can Pull Off
Thinking of changing up your look with short hair? Check out these ideas!
If girly-girl hairstyles like long, straight locks or beachy waves just don’t feel like you, then maybe it’s time to explore uncharted territory. Allow us to introduce you to the androgynous hairstyle—typically short styles that are gender-neutral and that come in many shapes and forms. From Rihanna to Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart, Hollywood’s edgiest celebs have experimented with the androgynous look. This attention-grabbing look turns heads, makes a statement, and has an undeniable cool factor.
Think you’re bold enough to pull it off? Take your pick from these androgynous hairdos for short hair.
Its name may sound cute and dainty but the pixie cut oozes some serious androgynous vibes. You can just as easily imagine it on a runway model as on a member of a boyband. There are many different variations on this short hairstyle but we quite like it with bangs that you can casually sweep to the side. To style it naturally and give it some texture, use TRESemme’s Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray.
Previously used to parody the ’80s, the mullet has become suddenly…cool. Maybe it’s because celebs like Zendaya and Irina Shayk have taken it from dated to ultra-modern. If you do decide to give this style a go, don’t head to the stylist with a photo of your dad in his teen years—the look has been updated, now looking more relaxed and infinitely more wearable. There’s also a whole range of mullets to choose from—mullets with bangs, mullets with buzz cuts, curly mullets, shaggy mullets, casual mullets—so you can pick one that works with your hair texture and face shape.
The undercut is a style wherein the back and/or sides are shaved underneath longer hair on top. It’s a versatile style that works on short, medium, and long hair. You can take it to the extreme with designs worked into your fade or be more subtle with a nondescript shave under long locks. To deeply nourish your hair and scalp, and keep it healthy, use Dove’s 1-Minute Serum Conditioner Intense Repair.
Possibly the most extreme of the androgynous haircuts, the buzz cut is a super short style that’s traditionally associated with soldiers. Now, it’s associated with women who are not afraid to be noticed.
Shaving it all off is a huge decision but it can be so liberating. Just remember that having hair this short still requires maintenance: You’ll need to get more regular trims if you want to maintain the look, and you’ll want to take good care of your scalp to keep flakiness at bay. (There’s nothing like dandruff to kill your street cred!) Try Dove Dermacare Scalp Soothing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner to keep your hair and scalp healthy and flake-free.
Whether you’re itching to make a big change, want a more dramatic look, or want your hair to reflect who you are, we say you should give these hairdos for short hair a chance—life is simply too short to have boring hair!