Styling short hair with bangs is an awesome way to shake up your current mid-length style, grow out a shorter cut, or just get a whole fresh new look. Curtain bangs draw attention to your beautiful eyes and can accentuate your cheekbones as well. Another amazing perk of having curtain bangs is that they’re the fastest way to look “styled.” If you’re short on type but still want to look your best, you can focus on getting your bangs just right and pull the rest of your hair back in a quick up-do. Voila, you look picture perfect!
50+ Versions of Short Hair with Bangs – Meet Your New Modern Short Hairstyles
There are almost as many different types of bangs as there are types of short hair cuts! Bangs are so popular because they’re flattering and versatile. If you’re bored with a plain bob or lob, or you want to change up the look of a shorter style like a pixie cut, bangs are an easy way to dramatically change the look of your style – even if you don’t change anything else! The latest curtain bangs style is all about eye-grazing blunt bangs, choppy cuts, and romantic sides-swept styles.
Blunt bangs are thick, full, and one single length. Most of the time they fall between the eyebrows and upper lids in length, but they can be worn shorter for an edgier look. It’s common to see blunt bangs taper slightly down at the edges to blend in with the rest of the hair. Choppy bangs are cut straight across or at an angle, and the pieces of hair are cut at different lengths to give it a softer edge and that classic choppy look. This is a common style with short pixie cuts but also looks great with tousled bob and lobs, as well as ombre nails.
Side-swept bangs can be long or short. They do a really beautiful job at softening up blunt, modern styles and also complement waves very well. Side-swept bangs can give the illusion of length when paired with a short cut and can add totally new shape and movement to mid-length cuts.
1. Cute Chin-Length Bob with Curtain Bangs
This tousled bob looks stunning alongside long, layered curtain bangs. These gentle waves look super casual and low-key when left to hang just above the shoulders. Micro highlights, feline-inspired eye makeup, and ruby red lips are fabulous complements to this fashionable short hair idea. Blunt, boyish cuts like this are making a big comeback. We love that this look is both functional and flattering.
2. Rounded Chin-Length Lob with Bangs
Slightly tapered layers give this over-the-shoulder short hair a slightly turned-in appearance. This fashion-forward bob features extra-long fringe. The polished look feels like a modern version of the short hairstyles made famous by flappers. The sharp hairline and dark brown hair palette serve as a pleasant combination.
3. Short and Straight Hair, Layered Lob with Wispy Fringe
This jaw-length lob features face-framing layers and side-swept bangs. The elegant cut features a deep espresso base and warm copper highlights. The cut looks best on long, square-shaped faces. A little bit of heat and some taming product are all it takes to recreate this polished look each morning. These wispy layers look best on short hairstyles for fine hair.
4. Cozy Shoulder-Length Short Hair with Bangs
The shoulder-length short hair idea features blown out roots, beachy waves, and feathered ends. The wavy tresses and raised fringe frame the face perfectly. This fresh short hair idea pairs well with everything from sweats to ballgowns. Will it be your new signature hairdo?
5. Adorable Side-Swept Cut with Long Layered Hair and Bangs for Thin Hair
This mellow over-the-shoulder layered hair cut is perfect for low-maintenance ladies. The look features a mix of subtle waves, messy bangs, gentle highlights. This shaggy cut is an excellent option for ladies who are looking to amplify their naturally thin hair.
6. Cute, Short, and Tousled Modern Short Hair
This is one of those fabulous medium length haircuts that are perfect for growing out a short style. There’s an in-between phase that can be frustrating and awkward, but you can skip it completely with this cute cut! The wispy layered bob and full tapered bangs give perfect shape and structure to this length.
7. Gorgeous Short Hair With Bangs
When it comes to medium haircuts a simple, wavy lob is hard to beat. With cute choppy bangs short hair like this light brown hair is pretty much as good as it gets! It’s low maintenance, stylish, and oh-so-pretty.
8. Easy Shoulder Length Short Hair With Bangs
This is a simple hair cut idea that works well with natural texture. The shoulder-length long bob is a basic cut without layers. The bangs are what really keep this cut from looking plain. They’re just below eyebrow length and taper slightly at the sides which softens the overall look. If you have medium-thick hair and your texture is mostly straight this would be a very low-maintenance style.
9. Sexy Blonde Short Bob With Bangs
This short blonde hair cut is so nice in its simplicity and elegance. The jaw-length bob is ultra flattering, and the side-swept choppy bangs frame the face beautifully. This is the type of cut that’s surprisingly easy to style but looks super chic and put together. Having a color in your hair like this blonde highlight with darker roots adds a dose of texture and dimension as well.
10. Cute Tousled Bob With Side Swept Bangs Style
The polished, pretty short hairstyles like these are perfect for a busy professional or busy mom. Long bangs in the front and a deep side part give a soft, pretty shape that’s very flattering. The back of the cut is more of a pixie which is super efficient and easy to style.
11. Short Blunt Hair Cut Idea With Bangs
This is a really young, trendy look one of those really cute short hairstyles for girls who like unique style. A blunt bob is worn in natural waves that are loose and unstructured. Blunt bangs on the shorter side add some girlish charm combined with a little bit of rock-n-roll edge.
12. Shoulder Length Cute Hairstyle With Blunt Bangs
This is a great example of shoulder length hair with bangs and how you can style it differently for different looks. The cut is a basic lob and eye-grazing blunt bangs. Normally you’d see a cut like this styled straight, but these undone waves are a great way to mix it up.
13. Pixie Style Cute and Short Hair With Long Bangs
Honestly, if you get this version of short hair with soft bangs you may never get another short hair style again. It’s SO EASY to style this cut and it looks cute every day. It’s a super-short pixie in the back with long side-swept bangs in the front. Everything is cut with a razor and styled with a flat iron to give a modern look.
14. Wavy Navy Blue Hairstyle With Bangs
As hair ideas go, where trendy color meets trendy cut you can do no wrong! Sultry shoulder-length waves and blunt bangs are a win-win all by themselves, but this style goes a step further with an unexpected color. The almost-black shade of navy blue is lovely and unexpected. It’s absolutely perfect for cool skin tones.
15. Sweet Curly Layered Short Hair With Bangs
If you’re looking for women’s short hair styles that are generally low maintenance but still look great, this is a great option. The long bob is curled which accentuates the nice amber-to-silver ombre color. The soft bangs are styled straight and parted on the side which complements the curls nicely. With the right tools and products, you could easily pull off this style in under 20 minutes.
16. Simple Short Hair With Bangs
This is a great cut for straight hair. First, the short length doesn’t weigh the hair down so you’ll get some natural volume. Second, the blunt cut gives the look of fullness (read: not stringy looking) to fine hair. Finally, the soft bangs add to the overall shape and mix up an otherwise simple style.
17. Edgy Violet Choppy Short Hair With Bangs
This one is for the ladies who like daring cuts and colors. The angled bob is cut with choppy layers that go from shorter in the back to longer in the front. Long bangs are a pretty way to define the front of the style. White blonde hair color is peppered with lavender highlights to top it off!
18. Very Sexy Very Short Hair with Baby Bangs
This curly pixie cut is boss hair, hands down. A powerful pixie like this puts you on full display. This cut has short, tapered sides, choppy tapered bangs, and just the right amount of volume on the crown. When you have a short hair this good you don’t need fancy color. Her natural raven black hair looks amazing with this cut, and it would look just as stunning with your natural hue!
19. Effortlessly Cool Side Swept Bangs Hair Style
Love easy, breezy style? Here’s your medium hairstyle with bangs. The blunt cut lob is good for medium thick hair. The wispy bangs soften up the front of the cut and look awesome swept to the side along a deep side part. The curls are a great way to wear this for a night out, and this cut would look great styled straight, too.
20. Mussed Up Short Layered Bob With Bangs
For ladies with thin hair, it can be frustrating looking at the many types of hair cut that won’t work for you. Luckily, this is right up your alley! The chin-length bob gives plenty of volume and fullness, along with the platinum color. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing some of your strands to bangs because the cut has natural fullness. The bangs provide a pretty frame for your face and the whole style is messy-on-purpose perfection!
21. Chic Short Hair With Bangs
This cute short hair is loaded with layers, and its a perfect way for women with thick hair to go short. The choppy layers break up any bulk from your natural texture and make this style perfect for beachy waves. The long bangs are more like short layers in the front of the cut and look best when parted on the side.
22. Pretty Angled Layered Bob With Bangs
Isn’t this style sassy and sweet? The angled lob has some subtle choppy layers but an overall blunt cut. The choppy bangs soften this modern hair cut idea and taper on both sides to blend in with the longer pieces in front. Finger-combed flatiron curls are the perfect way to style this look.
23. Ombre Lob With Perfect Front Bangs
As women’s short hair style gooes this deserves some kind of award. The cut, color, and texture is a perfect trifecta, and it’s totally attainable! The cut is a simple angled lob with choppy ends and long middle-parted bangs. The color is a beautiful ombre that starts just where the bangs end. The texture is smooth with a luster that’s not shiny but looks silky soft.
24. Silver Pixie Hairstyle With Smooth Curtain Bangs
This is a great hairstyle for women with thick hair texture. If you have fine hair you can use color to thicken up your strands to get here too. The choppy pixie is short on the sides and back, with long angled curtain bangs in front. The bangs are perfect for styling to the side to smooth and structure the front of the cut.
25. 70s Inspired Long Shoulder-length Hairstyle for Women
This pretty retro-inspired cut has layered hair in the front with long side bangs that taper and blend toward the longer pieces. The long bob is cut with soft layered ends. You can style this straight and easily use a round brush to get the slight bend in the front layers.
26. Perfectly Platinum Cute Easy Hairstyle
This lovely look is full of volume in the most modern way. With a shoulder-grazing lob and slightly choppy ends (usually cut with a razor), you get a nice, full cut that bumps up your natural texture. The wispy side bangs make a simple center part look best and draws the attention to her eyes. Use some root lifting spray to get that volume at the crown, and finger-comb curls with texture paste for the overall undone waves.
27. Shoulder Length Layered Hair With Bold Side Bangs
For women with thicker hair medium length haircuts can get bulky, but this style is artfully cut to make the most of naturally thick texture. The razor cut blunt bob has some sneaky subtle layers in it that lighten up the bulk. A generous amount of hair is cut into side bangs which makes a gorgeous, full blunt bang and lightens the load on the rest of the hair.
28. Choppy Pixie Short Hair for Women
This is a great short hairstyle for women who like a more avant-garde style. The look is a little bit a-symmetrical with choppy bangs that are cut to be parted on one side. The layers in the rest of the pixie are razor cut for that blunt, choppy look. The platinum color gives it a thick texture and will give you a little more hold as you style this cut.
29. Adorable Smooth Bob With Short Bangs
Short bangs aren’t for everyone, but it’s hard to imagine a cut like this with anything but short bangs! This cut is absolutely ideal for women with straight hair with silky texture. The chin-length bob is a classic shape, and the short, even side bangs give it an update. The length is just right because it allows you to pull back the front pieces for a half-up style or wear it down.
30. Cute Short Hairstyle With Buttery Blonde Waves
If 2018 has a haircut, this would be it. A mid-length choppy bob with buttery blonde balayage, styled in loose, beachy waves, with long side-swept bangs. It’s the perfect blend of casual and coiffed, looking “done” without looking stuffy.
31. Awesome Modern Shag With Eye-skimming Bangs
This sexy modern shag is more than a little bit daring. The cut is a layered long bob with wispy choppy bangs that taper into the shortest layers of the rest of the style. The color, while high maintenance, is really stunning. The roots are dyed crimson red, well the rest of the hair is white blonde.
32. Cute and Easy Wavy Bob With Curtain Bangs
This is a really cute short hair with curtain bangs that proves you don’t have to have color or highlights to get a great texture. The angled bob is cut with choppy razored ends and styled in loose waves. The side swept bangs are also choppy and taper down at the sides. Simple and gorgeous!
33. Simple Elegant Blunt Lob and Full Bangs
Doesn’t this remind you of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Onassis? This is a total throwback but it looks as timeless as ever. The blunt bob is punctuated with thick blunt bangs are cut straight across. The cut is styled in a half updo with loads of volume. Just goes to show, glam never goes out of style!
34. Pretty Gamine Pixie With Short a-symmetrical Baby Bangs
This adorable pixie cut is cropped super tight on the sides with more length and volume on the top. The baby bangs are cut in an asymmetrical style so that there are very short pieces on one side that get longer as it goes off toward the ear on the other side. Definitely, invest in some good styling mousse or route spray for short hair with bangs like this!
35. Wavy Silver Ombre Lob With Wispy Bangs
This style is absolutely artful! The long, layered bob is styled in perfectly messy waves and the pretty wispy bangs set off the front just right. The color is amazing. Natural roots, bayalage silver, and ever so subtle lavender tips. Gorgeous!
36. Sweet and Short Layered Bob With Bangs
This short hair with bangs is simple and to the point. The classic bob is chin length but has some subtle layers at the bottom. The bangs are long so that they can be parted to the side and shape the cut around the face. Some pretty natural highlights are the finishing touch.
37. Undercut Pixie With Choppy Side Bangs
Pixie cuts are already pretty daring, but this one ups the ante. The undercut hairstyle for women is super short on the bottom half with gradually longer layers from the middle to the top. Thick side swept bangs keep the cut’s movement while defining it around the face and softening the overall look.
38. Pretty Hairstyle for Growing Out a Pixie
If you have ever grown out a pixie cut you know firsthand that there is a no man’s land between ear and length. This haircut is the remedy. The cute layered very short bob softens up all of those different lengths in a purposeful way. The bangs are choppy and soft and blend into the rest of the cut. Awkward phase? What awkward phase?
39. Beautiful Lavender Bob With Bangs
This cute easy hair style is full of moxie. The short bob is styled straight using a round brush to get just a little bit of bend and volume in the hair. The ends are soft which makes them taper perfectly at the bottom. The longer bangs are somewhere in between choppy and blunt but cut with the same precision. Lavender highlights contrast beautifully with her dark natural color.
40. Long Side Bangs and Shoulder Length Waves
This is a great lob for medium textured hair. This with bangs is cut in layers and you can tell she’s got some natural curl that was probably styled with a diffuser to get those beachy waves. The bangs are long, cheekbone length, and parted to the side for a soft, sexy look.
41. Tousled Platinum Lob With Side Bangs
Va Va Voom! The style is a head turner. The long bob is cut with layers, almost “Rachel” style for 2018. Choppy bangs are perfectly parted to the side. The all-over platinum from root to tip and big volume give this cut bombshell status.
42. Sunny Blonde Long Pixie Cut With Side Bangs
When you’re growing out a pixie or going short for the first time, you need some medium haircuts to bridge the gap between short and long. This one is perfect! It has the feel of a pixie with the layers and choppy side bangs, but the length of an (almost) bob with ear-to-chin length pieces and long side-swept layers in front.
43. Cool Long Bob With Bangs and Middle Part
There’s something really daring about a blunt bob with a center part. We’ve seen it more often lately and love it every time! The bob is simple and blunt. With no layers in front, bangs give contrast around the face and look really nice when parted down the center like this.
44. Loosely Crimped Bob With Full Curtain Bangs
This short bob with bangs is sexy as hell. The chin-length bob is cut sans layers which gives it a contemporary, full look. These blunt bangs are thick and tapered at the sides to lend a boho-chic air to this otherwise modern cut. The styling on this is great because it’s somewhere between big crimps and loose curls.
45. Sleek and Straight Bob With Blunt Bangs
This has got to be one of the best hair ideas we’ve seen in a while. TBH, you really need to have naturally straight hair texture (or a dedicated blow-out schedule) to make this work on the regular, but it’s totally worth it. The long bob is styled sleek with gently curled under ends, a refreshing twist on the stick straight variety. These blunt bangs are cut straight across and masterfully accentuate the rest of the cut.
46. Edgy White Blonde Pixie Short Hairstyle With Long Side Bangs
Short hair with side bangs is a no-brainer, and this cut shows just how versatile that style can be. This is a very short hairstyle with choppy layers on the sides and back that make it perfectly textured. All the length is on the top, where side bangs are cut in to swoop dramatically across the forehead. The allover platinum blond accentuates the cut perfectly!
47. Chin-length Cute Hairstyles for Girls
This short layered haircut with bangs is perfect for girls who want to try their hand at shorter hair but aren’t ready to dive into a full-on pixie. This is a bob cut but its got layers from front to back that give it volume and is angled into longer pieces around the face. The side bangs are long and designed to blend into the longer front layers when parted on the side. It’s a cute easy hairstyle with a ton of personality!
48. High Gloss Bob With Bangs
Bust out your shine spray, ladies! This hairstyle is classic bob with bangs that bring it up to date. The bob is chin length and styled straight with curled under ends. The bangs are what really make the cut shine. They’re long and blunt, which is a great choice with a traditional cut like this. Make use of your flatiron and a generous amount of shine spray to finish the look.
49. Punk Rock Bob With Short Bangs
Rock-n-roll isn’t dead, it just went to the salon! A hairstyle with baby bangs this short is a daring choice, but you can totally pull it off! This is a very layered haircut with baby bangs that are blunt and cut straight across, but at a much shorter length to give it that punk feel. Styled straight, mussed up, and platinum, this is one hairstyle that takes some dedication and upkeep!
50. Sultry Silver Lob and Side Swept Bangs
This is one moody ‘do from the color to the style. The layered bob with bangs is cut long (shoulder-length) and the wispy bangs are short but perfectly accent the longer layers in the rest of the cut. The dark silver balayage is simply gorgeous. We love that this is styled super straight but has the perfect amount of volume on the top and sides to make it feel really glam.
51. Natural Medium Length Women’s Haircut
This is a perfect example of how you can use your natural texture for low maintenance short hair with bangs that looks great! This style works best with fine and/or silky straight hair textures. It’s a basic shoulder-length bob and full, choppy bangs that are the only “layers” in the cut. This totally gives, “I woke up like this,” vibes.
52. Layered Blonde Bob With Choppy Bangs
A layered bob with bangs gives you amazing texture, dimension, and depth. If you have thin hair, you can “fake” thicker texture with a cut like this. Loads of layers are cut all around the bob and the choppy ends soften up the cut. The choppy bangs are an extension of the layers and give the style a nice finished look. Don’t let the style fool you, you will NOT roll out of bed looking like this! Daily effort is definitely required.
53. Sunburnt Red Ombre Bob With Short Choppy Baby Bangs
Hello, surfer girl! This cut is beach-worthy and while the color is anything but natural, it somehow looks like it because of the burnt ombre effect. The style itself is actually really classic: chin-length short hair with bangs. There are 2 features that set this off. First, the bangs are styled really blunt, straight, and with a tiny bit of choppiness that makes them really stylish. That color does all the rest of the work so there’s no mistaking this for a dated look.
54. Sleek Glossy Bob With Eye-grazing Hair with Bangs
If you have thick hair you owe it to yourself to get this haircut at least once in your life. This is so glamorous we can barely take it. Totally Linda Evangelista in her prime. Chin length blunt bob, choppy eye-grazing hair with bangs, shiny straight styling. It’s hair perfection!
55. Gorgeous Curly Bob and Bangs
Do not let anyone tell you that if you have curly hair you can’t rock bangs or a bob, or both at the same time, darn it! This curly short hair with bangs is proof positive that you can. It’s all about cutting the shape to work WITH your curls and using the right product to define them.
50+ new and unique short hairstyle options with bangs
So, now that you’re inspired its time to book an appointment at the salon. As you can see, whether you have straight hair, curly, thick, or fine, you can have short hair with bangs and it can look amazing! The key is to match the style with your natural texture, plus the amount of time and money you’re willing to spend on getting the products and styling right. Your stylist knows what that will take and can help you find and style your winning look.
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