Short, Edgy Haircuts and Styles
The biggest misconception of cropped haircuts is the idea that the styling options are limited. Even the shortest buzz cuts can be as versatile as longer lengths with a little creativity. Find inspiration for your next style from the 10 short, edgy haircuts shown below.
Dilone's Platinum Buzz Cut
Nothing is bolder or edgier than a shaved hairstyle. Dilone’s super-short cut makes even more of an impact in a bright blonde hue like the platinum color shown here.
Lucy Boynton's Bedhead Bob Cut
Whoever says flyaways are bad clearly hasn’t seen Lucy Boynton’s look here. For this bedhead bob, the wispier, the better. Let your hair air dry if you have a natural wave, or create organic bends in the hair with a flat iron. Then, muss it up with a little backcombing and texturizing spray. Sweep the pieces around your face behind your ears to finish.
Lana Condor's Short Hair and Edgy Color
From the front, Lana Condor’s soft waves seem like a classic choice. But a quick flip of her head reveals the peek-a-boo lavender streaks in the back of her mid-length bob. If you’re wanting to try a look like this just for the night, use clip-in extensions of a temporary spray tint for a similar effect.
Solange's Blonde Bun
If you think short haircuts can’t be pulled back, you’re missing out on a whole category of short, edgy hairstyles. For this look, Solange’s hair is styled in a perfectly imperfect low bun. The lived-in hairstyle complements the sleekness of her outfit for an overall cooler vibe.
Rowan Blanchard's Pixie Cut and Wet Look
When it comes to short, edgy hairstyles, the less contrived they look, the cooler they feel. Rowan Blanchard’s effortless wet style appears as if she just stepped out of the shower, but the shiny, piece-y strands actually take a little behind-the-scenes magic. A lightweight gel or styling cream will give the effect of soaked strands without actually requiring water.
Zoë Kravitz's Textured Crop
For this pixie look, the stylist worked with Zoë Kravitz’s natural texture—not against it. To recreate the texture and shape like this, warm a pinch of styling pomade into the palms of your hands, and use your fingers to work it through the strands from roots to ends.