The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far
Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad embellished—Southern women do love a little hyperbolic flair—our hair has the power to make a statement, set the tone, or give a pop of confidence on any day. With trendy pixies, crops, and bobs aplenty, 2018 is absolutely teeming with gorgeous short hair inspiration already. Southern women know when it’s time to make the chop, whether because the temperature is creeping up or our hair is weighing down; and we’re seeing some short cuts that make us want to jump on board faster than greased lightning. From tousled and textured to sleek and smooth, these short hairstyles cover every length, texture, and personal preference you could have in mind. These hairstyles might be short on length, but they’re certainly not short on style. To help you find the perfect inspiration to bring for your next salon visit, here is the best short hair of 2018 so far.
We're All About The Chop
This haircut is coming back in a big way, thanks to its surprising versatility in styling (no short layers to fall out!) and simplicity in nature. This layer-free style works well on those with thin hair!
The rounded bob is taking over right now because the soft edges that curl inward so effortlessly make the hairstyle look sophisticated, yet not too stuffy. You can keep it a little tousled (like above) or go super sleek.
We can’t get over the sculpted looks we’re seeing gain popularity in 2018, from slicked-back bobs to sleek crops like this! This style can use products for smoothness and shine (as seen above) or merely be combed over to the side, tucked behind the ear, and sprayed a tad with your trusty hairspray.
This length went out of style for a while with longer bobs becoming more en vogue, but now it’s back with a vengeance. Ladies are loving to change up their hair this year (without doing anything too crazy), and a chin-grazingly short bob is a great example!
Asymmetry is popular amongst many short cuts, not just lobs! An asymmetrical pixie or bob gives the same dimension and personality as this longer length, but the asymmetrical lob makes it a bit more noticeable and fresh for 2018.
Deep Side Part Lob
We can’t get enough of the lob—it’s the perfect length for those who are scared to go super short! 2018 is all about texture and effortless styling, and this tousled cut with a deep side part captures that feeling perfectly.
The super short pixie isn’t quite as in as last year anymore, but we’re loving this boyish pixie you can tousle with texture if you have wavy or curly hair or go with a sleek and refined look if you have straight hair. Side-swept bangs look perfect with this style.
Bob with Full Bangs
Sleek, classic, and stylish—this hairstyle gives a modern twist to a reliable cut. The choppy waves, straight bangs, and high shine make us want to pull of this fashion-forward look.
This even more tousled version of a long pixie cut gives a fuss-free touch of style to any look. Short top layers and bangs are the trick to this crop-length haircut. Highlights work to give more movement and dimension to the hairstyle.
While the shag cut was showing up everywhere last year, this more subtle variation goes along with the no-fuss, natural trend that’s taking over this year. Piecey bangs, face-framing highlights, and simple layering make this look easy and cute.
A blonde pixie is about the cutest thing we’ll ever see, from super short to this long pixie. This textured pixie cut is much longer in the front that most, making it cool and fresh for 2018.
Center-Parted Short Bob
Simple and straightforward, this short bob is about ease and functionality. Perfect for ladies with naturally straight hair, this style gets a subtly chic feel from the middle part.
Blunt Textured Lob
Thick-haired ladies, this blunt lob will do great things for you! In this style, a deep side part and wavy texture look amazing; but we have equally as much love for straight blunt lobs, parted any way you choose.
We never thought we’d say it, but a bowl cut might be making a comeback? But only in this most stylish way! A bowl-bangs crop haircut looks absolutely fabulous on blogger, Deddeh Howard. (Check her out for the most impressive short hair inspiration shots ever!)
We listed this style as one of the top hairstyles that will take over salons this year. The no-fuss bob is minimal with layers, easy with natural texture, and laidback with lived-in color (subtle highlights that can last you up to six months before touching up!).
While layering and hair texture usually give bobs ends thinner than the middle part of the shaft, the trend this year is going thick and heavy on the bottom. It emulates the brushed out curls of Old Hollywood in a way, and full or side-swept bangs help even out the top and bottom!
You read that right: Baby bangs are a thing! We’ll be the first to say that there are few people that can pull this style off. (Oval faces might have the best luck.) But, we will admit, it looks quite stylish and cute on those that have the gumption and features to rock it.
There’s something so effortlessly chic about a swept-back bob or pixie, and this style isn’t hard with a little pomade. It easily transitions from day to night with the addition of a bold lip, which we love!
Old Hollywood Bob
The brushed-out curls are back! There’s nothing quite as chic as a bob in this waved style—with minimal layers, no bangs, and this buttery blonde color making it utterly envy-inducing.
Some ladies are saying goodbye to styling and fuss altogether with the shortest pixies and buzzed styles. Come summertime, this length is going to be the envy of all long-haired ladies sweating and frizzing down here in the South!
Two-Tone Bob with Center-Parted Bangs
We’re swooning over this ashy bronde two-tone hair with the perfectly paired burnt orange lipstick. The only thing that makes it even more stylish is the flouncy bob length and fun center-parted bangs.
Wavy Side-Swept Bob
The side-swept bang is the easiest way to switch up your hairstyle without doing anything too drastic. These bangs swoop below the cheekbone and work well with a fairly deep side part.
Perfectly Tossed Bob
Ample layers are essential to get this perfectly tossed style, and we love how effortlessly cool it looks. For an easy fix, texturizing spray (or on our desperate days, dry shampoo!) to the roots gives the volume and holdability you need to keep it tousled!