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According to Google search data ‘short hairstyles‘ is one of the most Googled beauty trends around the world. And the UK searches for short hairstyles and short hair cut ideas the most. So whether you fancy a change and looking to get a pixie cut, bob hairstyle or wolf cut in 2024, we’ve rounded up the best short hairstyles and trending short hair cut ideas for women.

From fine hair, to curly, afro or women over 60, we’ve covered all bases for you. Just show your hairdresser the inspiration and let yourself get guided by their expert advice.

Trending Short Hairstyles 2024

Best Short Haircuts For Fine Hair

Fine has has the particularity that it can very quickly fall flat and lack volume which is why short haircuts are a great option for those with finer hair. Try opting for some face framing layers and bob to lob length. When it comes to styling, volume mousse and rollers can be your best friend to give your fine hair some extra volume.

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Best Short Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Thick hair requires quite a bit of elbow grease to comply which is why short hair can be a great option to save yourself a bit of time in the morning. But the good news is volume is never an issue for you! Your hairdresser may suggest thinning out the hair and adding some layers throughout to lighten it all up and make your hair easier to manage.

Best Short Haircuts For Afro Hair

Short haircuts are an amazing option if you have afro hair. Your stylist will be able to advise on best cut depending on your features and the upkeep you’re willing to do. When it comes to pixie haircuts, 4C hair is particularly suited as it grows out beautifully and you can still change it up by getting a light fade or creating stunning edges.

Best Short Haircuts For Curly Hair

Many curly haired women shy away from shorter haircuts out of fear it will round out their faces too much and make their hair even curlier. But no matter your face shape, there are plenty of short haircut ideas that suit curly hair very well and it makes curl maintenance easier simply because there’s less hair to deal with. Make sure you pick your hairdresser carefully as some of them are real artists when it comes to dealing with curly hair and that can make a huge difference.

Best Pixie Short Haircuts

Women first started sporting pixie haircuts in large numbers back in the early 1900s, and particularly during the flapper era. Fast forward a hundred years later and women’s love for the pixie haircut is still very much here to stay. Its versatility means it suits those with thin or thick hair, curly hair, afro hair and younger as well as older women. Just let yourself be guided by your hairdresser as they will be best to advise on best cut for your features and hair type.

Best Bob Short Haircuts

In France they say ‘indémodable’ which means ‘never out of fashion’. That rings particularly true for the bob haircut which french women absolutely love. With many variations, the bob haircut can be lightened with layers, a light fringe or blunt ends for a modern cut. Many women shy away from the bob out of fear they will look like Lord Farquaad from Shrek but fear not, your hairdresser will be able to advise on best length and styling techniques to look more French chic than Farquaad chic.

Best Short Haircuts For Women Over 60

Last but certainly not least on our list of best 2024 short haircut ideas for women. Many women over the age of 60 will tend to naturally gravitate towards shorter haircuts. That’s because shorthair is effortlessly chic and tends to be easier to maintain on a daily basis than longer hair. Grey and white hair looks amazing on shorter hair length and any hair thinning tends to be less apparent on short hair depending on the cut. To keep the cut modern, make sure you ask your hairstylist to give you a couple of face framing layers and as always let yourself be guided by their advice.


  • Violette Kraemer

    Violette is the co-founder of The Women’s Journal and Marketing Director with a penchant for editorial work particularly in Health & Wellness, Beauty and Fashion. She has nearly 10 years of Marketing & PR experience in industries varying from arts to fashion, events, weddings and beauty.

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