Short Hair With Bangs Is Going to Be a Major Thing This Spring—Here's Proof

There's a common misconception that short hair doesn't boast the same versatility as long hair—especially a cut that's paired with an even shorter front. But the truth is, a short haircut with bangs is not only a transition style (like after winter and before summer), but it can also be switched up at a moment's notice. (Think front to side bangs, slicked back, or parted in the middle.) Don't believe us? We've rounded up 25 short hairstyles with bangs that prove this is the perfect cut for spring.

Textured Bangs


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Gone are the days of straightening your bangs within an inch of their lives only to have them contradict the rest of your hair. Let your shag boast the same natural texture for a seriously showstopping look.

Rosemary's Baby


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First made famous by Mia Farrow in the '60s horror film, this short cut is nothing short of award-winning.

Roller Derby


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This rounded, flipped-in, bouncy bang style was most likely created with the help of a foam roller. It may be an old-school way of achieving a new look, but this is definitely not your grandma's haircut.

The Side Sweep


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A short bob paired with long side bangs is the balance we all need this spring.

Root of It All


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Nothing screams cool girl more than lived-in roots that have grown out and into the bangs. The high contrast of dark roots against blonde ends helps too.

Modern Finger Wave


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Reminiscent of a '20s flapper look, this modern-day take fuses Old Hollywood waves with a fresh shape. A soft chestnut color helps soften things up too.

Chopping Block


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If there's anything that transforms a basic short hairstyle into a banging one, it's a choppy cut. Ask your stylist to shape your ends with a razor for tons of texture and a roughness we can't get enough of.

Mushroom Top


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Cooler than the name sounds, the mushroom cut consists of a rounded chop. Think a bowl cut that's longer in the back and shorter in the front.

Behind the Curtain


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A French-girl cut if we've ever seen one, the bob-and-curtain-bangs pairing oozes a certain je ne sais quoi.

Level Up


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Bangs are most often cut in a soft shape longer at the sides, but this straight-across chop boasts an unexpected edge.

The Mini Bangs


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Shorter than the usual eyebrow-grazing fringe, mini bangs fall in the middle of the forehead. It's a bit French and a bit rock and roll and totally rad.

Color Crush


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If there's one thing that can make a fresh haircut (of any length) look even more fabulous, it's a bright new color. A neon hue is a fun choice for spring.

The Curly Bangs


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Curly haired beauties often write off short blunt bangs as a style they can't wear, but if this textured fringe isn't the proof you need to try it out for yourself, we don't know what is.

The Chin-Length Bob


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If you're not sure how short to cut your hair, chin-length is a great way to show off your incredible cheekbones. Pair it with tousled bangs for an It-girl feel.

Sleek Bob


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A streamlined cut with straight-across, flipped-in ends with symmetrical bangs is about as sleek as it gets.

Short Layers


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Who said above the shoulder–length hair can't take rows and rows of layers? This choppy cut is proof that short layers are the best thing you'll do this season.

The Natural Wave


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If you're lucky enough to have a natural, soft wave, we suggest letting your hair (including your bangs) air-dry. The wavy texture and face-framing fringe feel retro in the best way.

The Piecey Bangs


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A sparse fringe with a soft wave throughout the hair feels too cool to care in the best way possible. And it's super easy to achieve.

Face-Framing Fringe


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The anatomy of a perfect fringe lies within the longer-on-the-sides shape. It frames the face and softens the look of your entire haircut.

Ladylike Lob


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Short for a "long bob," the lob, paired with soft bangs and a curl at the ends, feels feminine and oh so cute.

Rocker Chic


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Cool enough to steal the spotlight, this modern take on the business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back mullet is the revival we've been waiting for.

The Flirty Shag


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A messy, voluminous shaggy cut and tousled bangs are the secrets to looking like you're not trying too hard. Some dry shampoo (even on clean hair) will get you the look every time.

Tousled Curtain Bangs


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Curtain bangs + tousled waves = a fresh and effortless hairstyle.

Curly Fringe


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Here's another case for curly hair and bangs.

Bob With Volume


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This look is just so chic and effortless.

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