Short hairstyles with bangs are definitely the way to go for the modern woman who is always on the move and ready for action at a moment’s notice.
But she also needs to look chic during the day and sultry at night. How do you achieve all of those things at once?
With a pair of bangs, of course!
Here are 45 artistic short hair with bangs ideas that you won’t be able to resist showing to your stylist.
1. The Jennifer Lopez
Even though the singer turned actress is quite famous for her long mane, she could not resist the lure of the short hairstyle. Here she is with a long bob complete with a fantastic set of oversized bangs that make her look windswept and like the diva we all know she is.
2. The Jessica Alba
If you look closely, you’ll notice that actress Jessica Alba is wearing the exact same haircut as Jennifer Lopez is. The difference is that Jessica went for the 2000s version of it, with the ends turned outwards. Remember how we all used to do that?
3. The Diane Keaton
Doesn’t it feel like Diane Keaton has been wearing this haircut for an age? This is the reason we feel that we should be giving her an award for perseverance and fidelity when it comes to style. She absolutely adores short hair with bangs and so will you.
4. The Susan Sarandon
Speaking of hairstyles that time forgot, here’s Susan Sarandon with a proud display of the 90s inverted bob. What we love the most are the highlights and lowlights, both blonde, in her always red hair.
5. The Ophelia Lovibond
You know her from Guardians of the Galaxy and W1A, and now you also know her as your inspiration when it comes to short hair with bangs. The English actress has a fantastic head of dark red hair and very heavy-set bangs that brush her eyelids.
6. The Jennifer Love Hewitt
Even though she is usually a brown-haired girl and we love her like that, we honestly cannot get enough of Jennifer Love Hewitt as a brunette. This shade of dark chocolate with just a hint of cocoa around her asymmetrical bangs to sweeten her eyes has us mesmerized.
7. The Taylor Swift
Hello? No, I’m sorry. The old Taylor with the long, blonde hair cannot come to the phone right now. Why? She’s at the stylist. Getting this amazing short hair with bangs, 60s style. Have you noticed the smoky blonde hues around the roots? Wowza!
8. The Krysten Ritter
You know her from Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad, and Vamps. She’s typically your favorite goth girl or vampire and for a good reason. Here she is with a beautiful darker than the night classic inverted bob with blunt baby bangs.
9. How to Style Short Hair with Bangs
If you don’t really know how to style short hair with bangs, you can always take a look at actress Felicity Jones. She went for a medium sized bob with a very heavy set of bangs and some light and textured beach waves.
10. The Alexis Bledel
Always a darling herself, Alexis Bledel decided to opt for sweetheart curls in her hair as well. They go perfectly well with her wispy bangs, as they frame her face and show off her amazing blue eyes. Rory has grown up to be a beautiful woman!
11. The Emily Deschanel
In case you didn’t know, Zooey Deschanel has a sister called Emily who is an actress as well. Not only that, but they look alike both preferring bangs. The difference is Emily has gorgeous green eyes instead of blue and shorter, mahogany red hair.
12. The Sandra Bullock
One of America’s favorite funny ladies, Sandie B is also a fantastically beautiful woman. Here she is with a straight, shoulder-length bob and a most interesting pair of bangs. They have been swept to one side so as to sweeten her very square face.
13. The Ciara
We love her as a blonde, but we will definitely not say no to singer Ciara as long as she’s wearing this dark cherry sultry bob. It’s asymmetrical and choppy in all the right places, as it the fringe, and she looks like she time traveled from the 20s. Wow!
14. The Zendaya
Another lady with a fresh pair of bangs to her name is the very beautiful Zendaya. Her fringe stops right at her brow line, which we might add is looking a bit too contoured. As per the rest, we do love the short hair with bangs idea.
15. The Kerry Washington
When in doubt, go for bangs. And here is actress Kerry Washington to demonstrate the perfect length. Your fringe should reach that exact spot between your eyelids and eyebrows. That’s when they will flatter you the most.
16. Short Dark Hair with Fringe
Dark hair? Check. Wispy fringe cut to the optimum and most flattering length? Check. Beach waves? Check. Perfect white dress? Check. Jenna Dewan Tatum has it all. Plus, she has Channing Tatum. We rest our case.
17. The Jennifer Lawrence
Here’s a throwback pic of everyone’s favorite actress, Jennifer Lawrence, back when she was a bit younger. She used to wear a 2000s inspired outturned bob with a set of wispy bangs that barely reached her eyebrows. It was a very young and fresh look.
18. The Demi Lovato
We simply cannot get enough of how good Demi Lovato looks with short hair with bangs. We cannot put our finger on it, but it’s something in the combination of extremely dark hair plus long, side swept bangs, and that smoky black eye makeup that has us reaching for the scissors.
19. The Alexa Chung
Here’s how you do modern hipster meets 60s mom. This is a long bob inspired from that era which received a new breath of life thanks to hipster girls everywhere who wanted to look cool and interesting. We’re digging it!
20. Short Layered Fringe Hairstyles
Meet the pixie with a past. Long before every Hollywood and Instagram celebrity were getting the now uber famous pixie, there was Jodie Foster, paving the way for a different kind of feminism. This is a long and layered pixie cut, with a heavily arranged fringe.
21. Modern Hairstyles with Bangs
Keira Knightley has never been a conformist. Therefore, when she decided to get the pixie cut, just like everyone else, she knew she had to add her own touch to it. Therefore, she came up with this fantastic set of windswept bangs.
22. The Charlize Theron
Leave it to Charlize Theron to deliver the most beautiful and glamorous version of the pixie cut you’ve seen in your life.
It’s inspired from the 90s, of course, but she makes it modern in a way we could definitely get behind. And just look at those earrings. She was wearing ear cuffs long before anyone else was!
23. Quick Hairstyles for Short Hair with Bangs
Anne Hathaway went for the boyish pixie as well. But, of course, hers was the sweet and classic kind. Anne is a darling princess at heart, as we all know. The great thing about it is that you can copy this haircut no problem at all. It’s that straightforward.
24. The Robin Wright
Some women have the right facial features for a pixie, some don’t. That’s just the truth. When it comes to short hair with bangs, actress Robin Wright seems to have been made for a blonde pixie with extra long bangs. We are genuinely impressed.
25. The Brittany Murphy
We’ve mentioned the 2000s before, but here is where you can truly seem them in all their glory. Actress Brittany Murphy used to wear her hair in a shade of beige and caramel blonde and a very layered and feathery pixie.
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26. The Kaley Cuoco
If you are just like Sheldon or like us for that matter, you gasped when you first saw Penny without her long, blonde hair after eight seasons. However, if you take a look at actress Kaley Cuoco and her stylish short hair with bangs, you will be lost for words.
27. The Jenna Elfman
Here’s another blast from the past for you, just to prove how long the short hair with bangs mania has been going on. Jenna Elfman’s overly long sandy blonde pixie is an inch or two from becoming a bob and we don’t mind one bit.
28. The Sharon Stone
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to go for ‘the cut.’ However, you can look like a mom or like a grandma or you can look like a Sharon Stone. It’s entirely up to you. We advise you to go for the latter, though.
29. Straight Bangs with Short Hair
We’re not sure what we love more about this picture. The short hair with bangs, the lush, dark brunette color or the superbly luxurious pearl earrings with the Channel logo on them? Never mind. Can we, please, have them all?
30. The Victoria Beckham
There was a time when Victoria Beckham hadn’t made the transition to fully-fledged, elegant fashion designer, and was still counting on her singing career. Back then, she looked like this. She’s wearing an asymmetrical, bottle blonde bob with long side-swept bangs.
31. The Emma Thompson
Forever inspirational in more ways than just through her looks, British actress Emma Thompson loves to wear an overgrown pixie cut in a very beautiful shade of white sandy blonde mixed with a bit of beige for texture. What a beauty!
32. The Meryl Streep Short Hairstyles with Bangs
Speaking about beauties of the big screen, it was impossible not to mention Meryl Streep, especially in her role in The Devil Wears Prada.
Her iconic hairstyle, a long pixie cut with blown out bangs, in a silvery white, was inspired by another signature haircut. Anna Wintour’s brown bob with heavy bangs.
33. The Helen Mirren Short Hairstyles with Bangs
The list of short hair with bangs and timeless beauties continues with none other than Helen Mirren, here with a medium length white bob and parted bangs. The color brings out the green in her eyes, which is what we suggest you do if you share this fabulous feature with her.
34. Short Brown Hairstyles with Bangs
We said timeless beauties. Therefore, there was no way we could not have mentioned Jane Fonda on this list of short hair with bangs ideas.
She is wearing her signature outturned bob in a very light brown with lots of blonde highlights and which matches her oversized gold and emerald earrings.
35. The Meg Ryan Short Hairstyles with Bangs
She was the sweetheart of the 90s with some of the best romantic comedies ever made, such as You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Now you can totally copy her amazing shaggy hairstyle and star in your very own love story, if you want.
36. Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair with Bangs
Olivia Newton-John is here to demonstrate how easy it is to have short hair with bangs. All you need is an easy to maintain bob and a set of wispy bangs. Run your brush through it every morning, add a little hairspray, and you can be on your way.
37. The Katie Holmes Short Hairstyles with Bangs
Here’s one of the sexiest and sultriest bobs on our list, worn by none other than good girl Katie Holmes. She looks like she is about to audition for the part of Velma Kelly in Chicago. If you’re a fan, you can totally copy this look.
38. The Rachel McAdams Short Hairstyles with Bangs
A long support of short hair with bangs, Rachel McAdams is also a great advocate for this hairstyle. She makes it look fantastically effortless and sweet. It can also be a great style for a summer wedding, don’t you think?
39. Long Bangs with Short Hair
Salma Hayek is the picture of utter perfection with this 90s outturned and layered, shoulder-length bob. The detail that makes it so sultry and sexy is that one layer of extra long bangs that hangs carelessly over one of her eyes. Oh, and the dark tangerine lipstick, of course!
40. The Kirsten Dunst Short Hairstyles with Bangs
Sometimes, a jaw length bob with wispy bangs and a comb is all you need. If you have fine hair, just like Kirsten Dunst does, don’t despair. Instead, try to embrace it with this very French-looking hairstyle. The sunflower blonde helps a lot as well.
41. The Dakota Johnson Short Hairstyles with Bangs
Dakota Johnson is the owner of, probably, the most famous pair of bangs of the 2010s. Mainly because of the actress starring as the controversial Anastasia Steel in the adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades of Gray. Copy her look if you have a goddess doing the hula-hoop inside you.
42. Popular Hairstyles with Bangs
Even though she is, in fact, a natural blonde, actress Emma Stone loves to dye her hair different shades of red. Here she is with a slight ombre which makes us think of a Tequila Sunrise combination of colors. Way to go, Emma!
43. The Michelle Williams Short Hairstyles with Bangs
One of the longest wearers of the pixie cut in Hollywood, Michelle Williams gets bonus points for also being one of the longest platinum blondes in tinsel town.
It takes a lot of determination to stick to one haircut and one hair color for such a long time. What can we say? She just loves short hair with bangs!
44. The Cate Blanchet Short Hairstyles with Bangs
You loved her long, silvery blonde hair as Galadriel, the Lady of Light in The Lord of the Rings. More recently, you also adored her as the darker and much more dangerous Hella in the massive hit Thor: Ragnarok, where she had long, midnight brunette hair.
In real life, however, actress Cate Blanchet is very partial to a simple, long pixie cut with side swept bangs, in a lovely beige neutral undertone.
45. The Carey Mulligan Short Hairstyles with Bangs
It doesn’t matter if you liked her better as Bathsheba Everdeen in Far From the Madding Crowd or as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Carey Mulligan is a win no matter what. Here she is with an overly long pixie cut that she outturned using a hair roller and some very seriously cute bangs.
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Richard is fascinated by everything that has to do with styling techniques and how technology can play an important part in the industry’s development. He started out his career as a barber, and later found his passion for both men and women’s hairstyles. Richard now works as a writer for fashion magazines, blogs, and is actively taking steps toward launching his own online platform!