These Trendy Short Hairstyles Will Get You Excited for Fall 2021
If we had to choose one hairstyle that will always deliver, it has to be the bob. No matter your face shape, hair texture, or personal style, there is a bob out there to fit the bill — be it super cropped to the chin and cheekbones, long enough to skim the shoulders, or somewhere in between. Short hair is something that can make life just a little bit easier and more flattering as we grow out of the long cuts of our younger days — and there is no better time to take off a few inches than when heading into the season of apple picking, pie baking, and football watching.
Autumn on the horizon is reason enough to get a fabulous short hairstyle. From collarbone lobs to short bobs to pixie cuts, these are the best short haircuts to try this fall.
Sharp Short Bob
This chin-hugging cut doesn't take any sass, which just so happens to be the vibe we're trying to muster for the whole autumn season.
Waved Chin Bob
Bring on the vintage feels with this textured bob that frames the face with minimal layering and a soft bend around the temples.
Relaxed Shoulder Cut
You really can't go wrong with an in-between length and easy layering that gives volume and movement without requiring too much styling, seen here by stylist Chrissy Rasmussen.
Make a cropped cut even more on trend for fall by asking for choppy layers on top that will make sure you have plenty of styling potential.
Blunt A-Line Bob
Short hair doesn't have to be boring, and this bob will back us up on that. Long, side-swept bangs are a great option for anyone trying to update their short bob ahead of the season.
Sharp Shoulder Cut
If ends could cut glass, we'd bet on this sharp lob-length style any day. For those with naturally straight, fine, or thin hair, this can turn up the style with little-to-no hassle.
Curly Layered Bob
Curls really sing when paired with tons of layers that enhance your curl pattern and natural volume. Case in point: this layered bob that brings new life into any curly mane. Wispy bangs top it off perfectly.
Textured Chin Bob
We're aiming for all the texture when it comes to this mini bob. Internal layers are the way to go when getting extra volume out of short hair.
Sculpted Crop Cut
Keep things simple and clean with a boyish crop cut with side-swept bangs that flatter most face shapes. Why shouldn't autumn be the perfect time to start showing off those cheekbones? Exactly.
Stacked Chin Bob
If you're looking to pump up the volume, a stacked bob will do the trick. Layering the backside shorter than the front ensures that you've got extra height and body.
Shoulder Shag Cut
A shag cut has style for days, and we're loving it for all hair textures this fall season—especially those with springy spirals. Fringe (like this set by stylist Michelle Thompson) can revamp any look.
Nothing frames the face like a collarbone-skimming haircut with internal layering to feign extra volume and take off weight without looking too choppy.
As far as we're concerned, curtain bangs will never go out of style — and we can't help but recommend it for any hair update. It's just the move to make when craving something to jazz up any existing cut.
Curly Shoulder Shag
A saucy shoulder length, tons of layers, and wispy bangs make up this ultimate curly girl cut that we're hoping to see all over salons this season.
Keep plenty of styling potential with a cropped cut that is shorter on one side, but leaves long side-swept bangs on the other side.
The key to nailing this look is framing the jawline with extra short layers to capture that Joan Jett-inspired shag style. The length skims the collarbones just so.
Angled Collarbone Cut
This one by stylist Carolynn Judd is all about the drama, hitting the nape of the neck in the back and skimming the collarbones in the front. Ask for A-line, instead of stacked.
Fringed Shaggy Bob
This is a modern-day version of the helmet shag, and we're loving every single inch of it. Cropped bangs and mega layers are the ticket to snagging the retro look.
The easiest way to update any basic straight, long bob? Add some texture with long bangs or layers.
Chic, modern-day mullet, anyone? This neck-grazing cropped cut can be styled in many different ways.
Blunt Chin Bob
For those with thick hair, a blunt bob that grazes the chin can be super flattering. Accentuate with texture and minimal layering.
Asymmetrical Collarbone Cut
One of the longer cuts in the bunch, this asymmetrical cut is perfect for those looking to inch their way up to a bob. A deep side part complements it perfectly.