16 Inspiring Haircuts for Every Length and Texture

Updated 08/15/19
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New haircuts are the beauty equivalent of the tricky wedding-dress hunt. You decide to go for a fresh style, but then quickly become consumed by the plight of finding the right haircut for you that you become unsure. You spend hours sifting through hashtags and curating mood boards and spend ages contemplating cuts you know full well you're not going to choose. Until one day, you spot The One. You screenshot it immediately, send it to all of your friends for approval and then book an appointment.

While we love the haircut hunt, there are just not enough hours in the day to accomplish it. So we've done the legwork for you. We've filtered, edited and cut out the duds and compiled all the haircut ideas that you need to see. Now all you have to do is pick one.

The Curly Crop

Woman with short curly hair and long earrings

If you're ready to embrace the season's bold crop trend but you have curly hair, you don't have to feel left out. Use your natural curls to your advantage and build volume up top to frame the face.

The Shag

Woman with blonde hair and bangs

This season is all about bangs, and this one won't steer you wrong with its shaggy cut to match. We can't get enough of those post-shower undone ends, and Redken Wax Blast 10 ($16) is the easiest way to re-create them.

The Rounded Afro

Haircut Ideas: Woman with natural Afro hair

The key to this cut is keeping the sides shorter than the top for a rounded finish. Keep tight coils heavily moisturized and healthy with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie ($9).

The Pixie

Haircut Ideas: Woman with short cropped hair

Haven't we all wanted this cut at some point? This is definitely the summer to get it, especially with eyebrow-grazing bangs.

Wavy Beach Layers

Haircut Ideas: Woman with brown mid-length hair

The ultimate laid-back cut for fine hair. With layers that create the subtlest waves, this cut will give you instant volume. 

The Ear-Length Bob

Haircut Ideas: Woman with short curly hair

This is the type of cut that will be the topic of the week in your group chat, and we can't get enough of it. It's loose, tousled and has plenty of body. It will also look great straight. Spritz a bit of Ouai Wave Spray ($26) for added texture and hold.

Non-Committal Bangs

Haircut Ideas: Woman with long brown hair and smokey eye

If you're happy with the length you have, you can add a bit of freshness with face-framing layers and blunt ends. 

Super-Straight Bangs

Haircut Ideas: Woman with Fringe and Straight Black Hair and bangs

This is serious cool-girl hair, and if your hair is naturally fine and straight, then this cut is everything you've been looking for.

The Shoulder-Skimming Bob

Haircut Ideas: Shoulder-skimming bob

Dishevelled, messy hair is at its best with this longer crop. Complete with a middle parting and plenty of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($46), it's the perfect summer style.

The Center Part

Haircut Ideas: Woman with short curly hair

Give tight curls some body and lift with a defined shape.


Haircut Ideas: Woman with fringe and wavy bob

Micro-bangs are everywhere, and if you were on the fence before, we know that this cut will convince you. To keep the texture and define waves, use the crunch-free L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Volume Lift Mousse ($20).

The Sleek Bob

Haircut Ideas: Woman with short bob and pink lipstick

This just might be the chicest short bob we've ever seen. With super-blunt ends, it looks so good tucked behind ears to show off the cut. To smooth down flyaways and to keep the ends looking healthy, apply Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler ($26).

Hollywood Waves

Haircut Ideas: Woman with long hair and green earrings

A glossy blow-dry is up there as one of the most covetable hairstyles. This is the perfect in-between length to go with it.

The Retro Pixie Crop

Haircut Ideas: Woman with blonde pixie cut

Feeling bold? A feathered pixie crop is an answer, with enough layers on the top to keep the movement.

The Curly Crop

Haircut Ideas: Woman with short Afro hair

Let's just take a moment here to really pay this dream hair the attention it deserves. If you're transitioning to natural hair and want to go for the big chop, this is the style you've been waiting for. 

Split Bangs

Haircut Ideas: Woman with brown bob and fringe

We told you that bangs are the way forward, and these non-committal ones will still work with this cut when it grows out.

Side Bangs

Haircut Ideas: Woman with peekaboo fringe and long hair

These side-swept peekaboo bangs are everything, especially when contrasted with long, sleek hair. Rub GHD Advanced Split End Therapy ($28) to keep the look polished. 

As summer has well and truly arrived, mark the occasion with one of these on-trend haircuts. The salon chair awaits you. 

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