Okay, so I think we can all agree that it’s getting HOT outside, and no one has time to spend hours styling their hair just to have it become a sweaty mess the second you walk outside. For times like these, the summer cut is the answer. Think short hair isn’t for you? Think again. When it comes to short hair, there are a variety of styles to fit any face shape. Check out these 10 short summer haircuts to find your perfect option for a free and breezy summer.
1. A Middle Part with Waves
If you’re hoping for an edgier look than the typical neat and clean vibe a short cut can give, nothing says bold like a middle part. Some mousse or a quick run through with your curling iron can leave you with the rough and tumble waves of that casually messy look we all strive for. This one of the most versatile short summer haircuts!
2. Texturized Waves and Side-Swept Bangs
For a more dramatic cut, go for a length right above the shoulders. This style gives you the fresh summer look, without the full commitment of going chin length or higher. Short hair is easy to style with some texturizing spray and you can class up the look with some long side-swept bangs.
3. A Natural Style with Thin Bangs
All that being said, it is possible to get a short cut that doesn’t require styling every day. If you’re happy with your own natural waves, go for a cut right at the shoulders or below. Your hair won’t be so short that it flips out awkwardly every which way, but you can still enjoy a little less weight. As well, thin bangs are meant to look fringed and messy, so they don’t require too much work either. These short summer haircuts are perfect for little maintenance.
4. A Blunt Straight Bob
A blunt bob can be one of the most daring short cuts, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying, especially if you have particularly straight hair. They tend to work better with a more angular jaw, but that doesn’t mean they’re not for you. You won’t know until you try.
5. An Asymmetrical Bob
Got a style that’s a little more unique? Go for an asymmetrical bob. You have all benefits of a summer cut with those longer layers in the front to add extra edge, while softly framing your face. Meanwhile, summer is the perfect time to try out a fun color before school or regular business hours are back in session.
6. Fresh and Simple Above the Shoulder
This is the look you should aim for if you want all of the summer vibes with none of the fuss. It’s the kind of hair you can always be running your fingers through, but never messing it up. Ask your stylist for a barely above the shoulder length and subtle, soft layers.
7. Chic Waves, Thick Bangs, and a Middle Part
This look is similar to the first option, but with a blunter cut, choppier waves, and heavy duty bangs. It’s a great option for those who love the messy chic look. With these waves and bangs, you don’t even have to go that short for a sharp, edgy look.
8. Chin Length and Natural Curls
Embrace those natural curls, woman! Everyone else is spending hours trying to fake what you already have. A short bob with naturally curly hair leads to a lovely framing of the face without losing any fun. Add bangs to continue that framing and accentuate your eyes.
9. Keep it Simple
Not feeling adventurous, but don’t want to miss out on the fun of a fresh cut? No problem. Go simple. Even getting just the split ends taken off can lighten your load. If you’re scared of going too short, tell your stylist to keep it below your collar bone. You can also add highlights for a change of pace that still feels natural.
10. Or Go All the Way
Summer is the perfect time to try new things! Why not push your cut to the limit? And if it looks terrible, it’ll grow out most of the way before school starts back anyway.