Top 10 Short Hairstyles That Work for Millennials
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Top 10 Short Hairstyles That Work for Millennials

Short Cuts Every Millennial Is Wearing

How is it going my millennial babes? You are probably curious on what this post has to do with you, well I’ve been noticing a lot lately on how much hair trends are transcending throughout the decades.

We have gone through so many phases when it comes to our hairdos some, we want to forget and others we will rock until the end of time, but the one look I want to focus on today are our forgotten but oh so lovely short hairstyles.

Have you ever wanted to go short, whether it be with your natural curls or extensions? Well, think of this as your big window of opportunity.

Thanks to the weather and temperatures rising you have plenty of chances to style those locks into sassy, flirty cuts that show off your incredible jawline and facial features. Some short looks have gone out of style, and we wouldn’t dare try to resurrect them.

But I’m happy to see more teenagers and young adults rocking pixie cuts and big chops like its nobody’s business. Like most of us who have cut their hair, you probably don’t know what to do with it once you have it, but I hope this list gives you plenty of inspiration to rock some chopped up hair looks this summer.

So, if you have been dying for a cut look we want to let you know that you are not alone, many celebs are also jumping on the trend wagon and maybe seeing them pull off these styles will motivate you to do the same. So, without further ado, we will get right into the top 10 short hairstyles that will work for any millennial woman.

buzzcut afro

Pixie Cut

The pixie cut is one of the top most common short hairstyle that a woman will get. This style can flatter anyone and show off your best features from your big doe eyes, to a strong jawline.

The short pixie cut takes significant guts but, in the end, it will be worth every lost strand. This style can withstand the test of times, from classic icons like the fantastic Halle Berry to modern day muses, we have seen many millennials rocking this haircut recently, from Kehlani to Miley Cyrus but there is one person we think is giving this cut such a great name.

Teyana Taylor is one celebrity you will see sporting this incredibly cute style with ease. It is crazy to think that at one point in time this star’s hair went all the way down to her lower back. She says that the “first time she tried this pixie cut was in the form of a wig” the singer goes on to say that “You don’t want to make such a dramatic decision and not feel confident enough to pull it off.”

Now, this cut is a part of Teyana’s everyday look, so if you want to try this out first by purchasing a wig or getting a sew-in, then we will completely understand.

pixie short cut

Short and Curly Do’

We have a lot of women out there who are hopping on the train and becoming naturalists, No more perm, texturizers, or harsh chemicals. But dealing with your natural hair also comes with trying to manage our crazy curl patterns and textures but keeping it short and adding graduated layers all throughout will give you a heart shape look which is drop-dead gorgeous.

To spice it up even more and to create dimension within your locks try creating a deep side-part over the side of your face, this will draw people into your eyebrows and bone structure and will make your look seem very desirable. It is such a liberating feeling when you do cut off those damaged ends so keeping it short and curly will save you time, will create less stress, and you will always look chic and up with the trend.

There is a reason why millennials are so in love with this cut, and that’s because of the edge it creates and makes you look and feel incredibly trendy!

curly short red afro

Sporty Space Buns on Short Hair

All the cool girls are wearing space buns this spring and summer and were not just saying that for kicks. But it seems like these mini puffballs are cute for the festival season and especially when you do it on your short hair. If your mane is not long enough to make two buns by parting it down the middle then go for a cuter messy style, try making mini puffs on the top half of your hair and let the rest hang loose.

It’s funny how a lot of people think that just because you don’t have long hair that it will limit the number of hairstyles that you can try, but this is just a fib many will tell to convince you on why you shouldn’t have short tresses. The space bun look originates in the 90’s and is still a go-to style for millennials.

You will find celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian rocking this look on a casual day in the sun, or when working out their lean bodies. So, for all my choppy hair beauties give this style a try the next time you want to go for something new.

space buns pigtails undercut

Short Afro’s

I feel that whenever someone mentions the word afro, we think of big, full wild and free curls protruding from our scalps, but sporting an afro can also mean going the shorter and edgier route. The thick round shape in this style is great if you have an oval-shaped head. And wearing your afro a little trim on the sides with a long top half is a great new style that works well if your face shape is long.

Angela Davis made this style iconic in the 70’s, and now afros had made a significant comeback in 2010 when the natural hair movement came in to effect through social media. I’m glad to say that it is now the norm to see a beautiful woman rocking this short hairdo without hearing or experiencing any negative comments and feedback.

I hope that by you witnessing these bomb ladies wearing their hair out and proud will encourage you someday to rock the iconic and sassy afro cut.

kiitan curly short black afro

Bob Haircut

Bobs is one of the top short looks that you will find any and every millennial queen wearing. The reason why this cut is so popular is due to the many ways you can wear this look.

You can try a soft A-line, go for a blunt cut with a heavy fringe, straight down the middle, chin length, a shaggy lob, and literally, the list can go on. This cut can allow you to style your hair in a smooth, voluminous way that will add texture and either make you look cute and modern, edgy and bold, or flirty and trendy.

You will see celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ciara, and Jennifer Lawrence sporting this fabulous trim. A cut like this needs no explanation I promise anyone can pull it off and you will look amazing with this cut. So, what are you waiting for loves? Grab your scissors and get to snipping, because this style will forever be in trend.

short blonde bob

Bob with Bangs

What’s better than a regular bob, you guessed it is having one with bangs. Whoever came up with cutting hair a little shorter in the front to cover our massive foreheads was a genius.

This cut is very bold especially if you have your hair all one color like jet black. This style adds volume wherever it may be lacking and does a great job with slimming down your face and drawing less attention to facial features that can make you feel insecure. This type of cut is one that you don’t have to try on your real tresses because there are hundreds of wigs out there that can accomplish this same look and feel with zero commitment.

You can also try this cut with a quick weave or sew-in, so, check out Private Label’s Brazilian or Malaysian straight hair to get your bob with bangs style now.

nicki minaj bob with bang

Shaved Head

Shaving your hair is probably one of the edgiest ways to keep your head cool in the heat, but only a few will have the guts to go through with doing this cut. This trend is more than just a hairstyle; it denotes such a powerful message that no matter if your hair is long like Rapunzel or bald like Mr. Clean we are all beautiful no matter what.

Many celebrities have made the dramatic step to cutting off all of their hair; a few examples would be Katy Perry, Zoe Kravitz, and Kristen Stewart. But one of my favorite buzz head beauty who deserves her spot on the top millennial short hairdos is no other than Millie Bobby Brown who you may know as Eleven in Stranger Things. Millie who is only 14 years old is showing the younger generation that it is cool to have short hair and be confident at the same time.

So if you are still on edge about cutting off all of your hair, I hope hearing and seeing Milly Brown’s story will give you that extra shot of motivation.

bald fennella like whoa

Finger Wave

Who would have thought that a hairstyle so prevalent in the 20’s would still be standing the test of times in 2018? The finger wave haircut is beautiful and effortless to accomplish. This retro cut is a major throwback, but that doesn’t stop the stars from walking the red carpet sporting these looks. You can catch celebrities like Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, and Zendaya wearing their hair in this style.

I honestly feel like more millennials should go for this cut because it is unique, different, and is something anyone can pull off. There would be no list of top short hairstyles if finger waves are not in it, so are you bold enough to give this look a try? I dare you to this summer, and please let us know what you think.

zendaya finger waves

Slick Back Short Hairdo

A slick back style on short hair can bring your look up and out several notches. Talk about having sex appeal you will look like the fiercest and edgiest thing walking on two feet. This style gives you the chance to show off that beautiful face and piercing eye color. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Demi Lovato, and Hayden Panettiere love wearing their hair in a slick back manner for any red-carpet events, and they all look stunning in style every time.

This short look is every millennial dream, and it adds a distinctive, fun feature to any outfit you decide to rock. Don’t sleep on this cut and try your best to use a lightweight mousse or gel when trying to accomplish this look, and you don’t want to give off the appearance that your hair is greasy.

kendall jenner slick back sleek hair

Short Hair Tucked Behind the Ears

This style is one of the simplest, but boy is it one of the cutest ones to try with your short hair. By merely tucking your strands behind your ears, you will be giving off a sweet, innocent, and girly look that anyone can fall in love with quickly.

During the hot weather having your short hair dangling on your cheeks, 24/7 can feel unbearable. This inconvenience typically means that your summer bobs will end up in braids, pinned up, or our favorite which is tucking them behind your ear. There are do’s and don’ts when doing this amazingly simple hairstyle, and the most significant pointers are to use a styling cream or volumizer, so your curls aren’t sticky and stiff.

Secondly, try leaving a little strand of your locks in front of your ear to keep the shape from looking too awkward or severe. If you are someone like me who has large ears and afraid to shed light on them, don’t worry it won’t, and a tip my mom would always tell me is never leaving the house without putting on some earrings. This style is the easiest one to try so if you have a little extra time today give this look a go.

short hair undercut shaved

Which Short Look Is Your Favorite?

There are so many short hairstyles out there, but these happen to be the top 10 best ones so far for this year. Who knew that there were so many options out there for us to try? If you’re too nervous to attempt these cuts on yourself, you should see your hair stylist and have them recommend the best short look that will fit well with your facial features.

Remember that you also have the option of getting short hair extensions, wigs, and sew-ins to try a more temporary alternative to the styles on this post.

If you thought this list was inspiring and know a favorite short hairstyle that millennials are loving, please let us know in the comments down below.

About Symphony Clarke

"My name is Symphony Clarke, I am a young entrepreneur who owns an online thrift store. I love blogging about hair, fashion, and lifestyles. I never pass up the opportunity to discuss the latest fashion and hair trends. Most of my time is invested in blogging, and making my online business the best of the best! My goal in life is to inspire anyone I come in contact with to be the greatest, and most creative person they can be."

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