One of the biggest mistakes that girls can make is believing that they must have long, flowing locks to look feminine and sexy. Although long hair can, of course, look absolutely stunning on all sorts of girls, you don’t need to rely on this style to look your personal best. Summer is fast approaching and with that comes warm weather and plenty of fresh new styles. For this reason, now is the best possible time to take the plunge and go for a gorgeously short haircut. There’s no going back once you opt to lop off your long locks, so it is hugely important that you choose the perfect style for you. Whether you go for a sleek bob or a choppy pixie crop, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration here in the 22 prettiest short haircuts.
This sweet hairdo looks almost good enough to eat. Keep the hair short on the sides but longer and slightly wavy on top to recreate this flattering shape. The combination of honey blonde and caramel brown blend together perfectly, especially on short swirly hair.
What could be sleeker and more polished than a platinum blonde/silver pixie cut? This stunning style has been trimmed to perfection, complete with a sweeping side fringe. As if this wasn’t enough, the icy tones compliment the model’s pale skin.
It’s hard to say what we love most about this choppy pixie crop. The cherry red color will look gorgeous on all skin tones and the angled cut, with multiple layers and a highly stacked back, looks totally on trend.
Cherry Streaks, Graduated Bob
Sticking with the cute cherry red color scheme, this angled bob is sleek and straight in the front with stacked, choppy layers at the back. The color is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to do anything too daring.
Silver and Blonde Pixie
One way to update a classic pixie crop is by experimenting with different colors and silver tones are totally trendy at the moment. Dye the underside of your short cut a shimmering shade of silver and keep the top and icy blonde for a really fun look.
Choppy Pixie with Ombre
This is a classic cropped cut which has been proven time and time again to look flattering on girls of all sizes, ages and face shapes. The gradual ombre fade from blonde to brown adds definition to the hair and makes the choppy layers stand out.
A lopsided pixie crop like this one is the perfect way to flaunt your features. Keep one side slightly long to frame your face while the opposite side is cut short enough to open up your eyes and bone structure.
The Peter Pan
This impish burgundy crop is an absolute must for any girl with big eyes and a beautiful bone structure. The many jagged layers are perfectly face framing and will make you look completely youthful.
This perfectly polished pixie looks stunning with short, stacked layers and dramatically angled bangs. The color is such a startling shade of white blonde that it almost has a tint of icy silver. If you love this pixie haircut, you can find more here.
An icy shade of platinum blonde combined with a dramatically angled cut and spiky layers will make anyone stand out in the crowd. Opt for the whitest shade of blonde and super short layers to recreate this look.
There is something very romantic about the soft rosy color of this magical pixie cut. Try out a subtle touch of pastel like this if you want to experiment with fun colors but don’t want to do anything too vibrant.
All About the Back
One of the best things about rocking a pixie cut is that it is a rare opportunity to flaunt the back of your hair. Keep the layers of your white blonde crop short and stacked if you really want to keep the drama in the back.
Pastel Blue Reverse Ombre
When most of us picture ombre hair with a bold color, we image a natural shade with a rainbow hue at the bottom of the hair. Reverse ombre flips the style upside down by beginning with the bold color and fading into something more subtle. This pastel blue, graduated bob proves just how incredible reverse ombre can look.
Keep your pixie cut super short and cropped with a few subtle layers if you want a haircut that is incredibly easy to manage while still looking stylish.
Undercut With Uneven Layers
This super edgy cut is the perfect blend of sexy and tomboyish. Rather than a gradual fade, go straight from a shaved undercut to choppy, tousled layers to keep your style exciting.
Cool Toned Crop
Here is another example of just how beautifully pastel blue hues go with short pixie cuts. This color is the perfect blend of vibrant and subtle, and is sure to look cool on girls of all skin tones.
Keep it flattering with lots of long layers and some face framing side bangs. This cut is versatile enough for you to switch up the style whenever you like but short enough to remain easily manageable.
If your short pixie cut is stacked with layers in the back, don’t feel like you always have to spike them up. Your crop can look just as stunning and structured when your brush your layers downward, keeping them tousled and a little bit messy. Find more short hairstyles here.
Wine Red Highlights
Ever wondered whether you can play around with fun colors like this purplish shade of wine red, but stay sophisticated and work-appropriate? A few highlights of the shocking shade through side bangs looks both understated and eye-catching.
Extra Short Graduated Bob
If you’re growing out a cropped pixie, or even if you want the benefits of both a chic bob and a super short cut, this look could be ideal for you.
Unleash your inner punk princess by trying out this contrasting, edgy cut. You’ll have to be pretty confident to pull off such a bold crop with a pale blue tint.
Extra Long Bangs
Keep the front fringe of your dramatically angled crop super long. The extreme A-line in this cut allows you to enjoy both long, feminine locks and short spiky hair at the same time.