Female Hair Cuts That Are Short in the Back & Long on the Top

Ginnifer Goodwin showed off her cute crop at the premiere of "Something Borrowed" on May 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Short locks are seriously on-trend right now. Follow in the footsteps of fashionistas such as Vanessa Hudgens and Ashlee Simpson and ditch the long locks in favor of an asymmetric crop. Give your locks a serious injection of sexiness and wear them short in the back and long at the front. Those varying lengths will give your do added texture, definition and interest. From a cute pixie to a graduated bob, short, angular crops are oh-so hot right now.


The humble pixie crop has evolved into a countless textured and choppy variations. Ask your stylist for a pixie crop that is shorter in the back and longer around the front for a super-flattering finish. Draw attention to those killer cheekbones with long, flipped-out bangs. Choppy, razor-defined layers will give your strands a ton of texture and movement. Use a touch of styling wax to manipulate your tresses into position.


Keep things quirky and interesting and rock an asymmetric cut. Ask your stylist for a cropped cut that becomes gradually shorter at the back. Leave your longer strands to fall around lip length to contrast your super-short back section. If you have a larger forehead, team your cut with angled bangs that blend into the rest of your cut to even out your proportions. Gals with a small forehead should skip the bangs and add longer face-framing strands around the front instead.

Short Spikes

Work a short, spiky crop for a low-maintenance and fuss-free option. Stars such as Halle Berry have rocked this do with enviable results. Ask your stylist for a style that is shorter around the back and sides and longer on top. Soft, tapered layers will keep your top section looking flirty and fun. Use a touch of hair wax to pull up those tresses for a fresh and feminine look.

Graduated Bob

The graduated bob is super-flattering and works for just about any face shape. Ask your stylist for a chin-length bob that becomes gradually shorter around the back. Those longer strands around the front will help to frame your face and highlight pretty features. Add choppy, textured layers to give your hair added definition and body. Wear your bob sleek, straight, textured or tousled when you want to shake things up.

Related Videos


Add to this Article



Just for you

What type are you?

Choose your Eye Shape
or Register
Daily Look


How would you like to register?

Register with Facebook
  • It's fast, easy and hassle-free
  • One-click log-in and commenting
Register with typeF.com
  • Use your email to create your account