21 Razor Cut Hairstyles Examples

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The razor cut hairstyles believe it or not, first originated in Japan. This cutting edge ladies haircut is created by slicing the hair on an angle, which creates a softer look. Whether your hair is long or short in length, it will create a wispy, sexy, and textured, feathered look.

The razor haircut works best on medium to coarse hair types that needs some development. The razor helps to include a delicate, deconstructed, texture adding completion to the haircut, as opposed to the obtuseness that you can get from scissors.

When you think of razor cuts you immediately think of feathered pixies, or shag cuts, however there are many more famous razor haircuts around that you just haven’t been able to put your finger (or razor) on.

Here are a few to get started.

1: Pixie Razor Cut

When we think razor cuts we think short pixie crops.

This Pixie cut wouldn’t look half as good if it weren’t for the razor that has been used to slice hair off at an angle resulting in wispy uneven fibres, creating texture, movement, and also lots of body.

Use your fingers to style pinching the ends with a little styling wax for a more defined look, and you’re ready to knock em dead!


2: Razor Cut Face Framing Layers

Have you have ever wondered how some hairstyles look more feathered than others? Why is it that some cuts look wispy, soft, and face framing always?

The answer is these hairstyles have been razor cut.

Wispy face layers work a treat for square, broad jawbones, creating softness to an otherwise distinct feature. Razor cutting long hair like this will also eliminate plenty of weight leaving your hair with more body than usual and making it much faster to style.


3: Bangs & Razor Cuts

Bangs are a match made in heaven for a razor cut bob because they add even more texture and a whole heap of class. It is a great way to play with your style and some sophistication.


4: Long Razor Cuts

Razor cut hairstyles are not only for the short-haired beauties. Ladies with long hair can try a feathered long hair razor cut look too. This will add texture, movement, and grace to your hairstyle.

Adding some razor cutting around your face layers will help the hair frame better and have a softer overall appearance.


5: Tousled Medium Razor Cut

Tousled medium razor cut hair has been a popular trend among women of all ages because not only does it suit all kinds of face shapes, it is also very easy maintenance. Style it up, or keep it casual, this razor cut look will have you looking youthful as ever.


6: Medium Razor Shag

A medium beachy, razor shag is a wonderful choice if you need more volume, movement, and texture in your hair. A choppy razor cut is carefree and can be described as an organised mess.

A shag cut can create a youthful and modern hairstyle that would look great on all women.


7: Short Razor Layer Cut

A beautiful hairdo is a short-tapered back and sides razor cut. This super-short razor trim will add personality, edginess, and quality to your hair, and will be a trending razor cut style. Accentuate all of your best facial features with this razor cut pixie hair.


8: The Rihanna Razor Cut

The protracted razor blade haircut is a very precise cut and when done correctly. It will give a natural yet modern ‘wash and wear’ hairstyle. This look will give your hair some movement and swing. Team it with some bangs, and create a Rihanna influenced hairstyle.

Try a longer razor cut pixie style which can be styled uniquely. Gel your hair upwards, and to one side created a whiff above the head. This will accentuate your neck, ears, and jawline.


9: Choppy Razor Cut

A layered bob, razor cut looks stunning on all women. Usually a bob cut does not suit a round face however, when it is layered, it takes some of the weight off a normal razor cut bob and can create dimension.

Razor cutting will also take away the blunt square shape, giving a more rounded hairstyle.


10: High Pixie Cut

A layered short pixie hairstyle with razor cut ends is one of the most popular hairstyles that is copied everywhere after trending in Hollywood. Razor cutting through the mid lengths also allows shorter hair to stand up and support longer strands, thus creating more height and volume. This voguish look sported by many celebs gives a confident and desired look.


11: Long Razor Cut

Refresh the feathered razor cut hairstyle by getting longer razor layers that will look softer and help hair take on its natural texture and shape. This hairstyle will suit all face shapes, and gives a great, feminine touch.


12: Razor Side Bangs:

Razor Cut with Side Bangs is an adventurous and edgy look. Get the razor cut for a choppy side fringe sweeping across the face to give dimension. This look will suit the slimmer face shapes mainly, but is versatile for all lengths of hair.


13: Concave Bob Razor Cut

Casual, natural, textured are just a few words to describe this concave bob that has had a good workout using a razor blade.

While the overall shape is still visible, what has happened now is that the hairstyle is alive, has attitude, natural movement, and looks amazing.


14: Mid Razor Chop

Going one step further than the previous look is this mid choppy haircut, achieved with using a razor.

As is generally the rule with razor cuts, some sections of hair must be left longer because it’s this unevenness that creates interest, and the unorganised appearance, synonymous with razor cuts,


15: Short Razor Cut

Most of the time we think having short hair puts a limit on your experimenting, but try layers with a razor on your short hair. Yes, you read it right layering. Now you can enjoy the full benefits of short hair and layers at the same time. The layers add too much style to simple and boring haircuts. It will give some classic, Hollywood, glam vibes.


16: Medium Razor Cuts

Razor cut hairstyles can be utilized for making a crisp and restless style to medium length hair. While going for a razor trim on medium hair, razor cut long layers to keep volume. Razor cut hairstyles look extraordinary on medium hair when they are blow-dried or waves are created to give a beachy vibe.


17: Halle Berry Short Razor Cut

Take a cue from Halle Berry and chop off your hair pixie. The simplest way to take some weight of your hair is to opt for a layered razor cut hairstyle. Get your mane razored for a jagged cut all over to achieve a textured look and feel that is easy to style with a little wax or moulding paste.


18: Curtain Bangs Razor Cut:

The newest and upcoming trend of 2021 are the curtain bangs. The longer, face-framing look, can easily be achieved with a razor. If you’ve been eyeing the style, you can hop down to the salon and ask them to pull out the razors for a beautiful curtain bang.


19: Long Wispy Razor Cut

Creating long feathered, razor layers for your long, silky locks is a great way to add attitude to your razor haircut. Layers along with bangs create a dynamic version to long, straight hair. This airy flow throughout the hair, will leave you strands light, and a good way to create blunt layers without compromising on length.


20: Female Quiff Razor Cut

Add some character to a short quiff hairstyle by razor cutting the top section.

The choppy uneven layers create texture and lift in a soft way.

A great look for small and round face shapes, the question is are you game to try this one?


21: Med Ryan Shag

Meg Ryan’s shag cut certainly helped bring the look back to life, although it never really went away did it?

Layers in long hair combined with razor cut edges create feathered wisps or wefts of hair, add some blonde highlights for extra texture and you have yourself a full-blown shag cut.

Is there a razor cut hairstyle for you?

Razor cuts indeed come in all shapes, lengths, and sizes with the main benefits being adding texture, softness, body, natural bounce and shape to any hairdo.

Speak to your hairstylist to find out if a razor cut could work for you.


If you liked this article, you should read about layered hair here.


hair texture

Category: hair texture

hair texture can be best described as the diameter and thickness of each individual strand of hair and includes

  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Coarse

However, most people will say their hair texture is straight, wavy, or curly, with rarely ever mentioning the thickness of each hair strand. Indeed, hairstylists around the globe will often say a person has straight, wavy, or curly hair texture on a thickness of hair type.

In some countries, hair stylists will insist that hair texture is all about the thickness of hair strands, while hair elasticity relates to straight, smooth, wavy, or curly hair types.

On HSC, we use the term hair texture as straight, wavy, curly, or very curly hair.

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Straight hair can be best described as a strand of hair that when completely dry has no bend, curve, or curl to it.

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While all straight hair has no bend or curves, there are 3 categories of straight hair.

  1. Type 1A (fine)
  2. Type 1B (medium)
  3. Type 1C (coarse)
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There are many benefits to having naturally straight hair and these include;

  • Straight hair has more shine due to how light hits and reflects back off the smooth surface, and also due to how the cuticle sits smooth down without any bends in the hair shaft.
  • Straight hair can be precision cut into classic bobs, eye catching bangs, face framing layers, and solid straight lines.
  • Straight hair can be curled either permanently or temporarily just until the hair is wet again.
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Wavy hair is also known as Type 2 hair, also best described as hair that has a twist, where soft S shapes form that don’t really ever complete the (S) into an (8), or curl. Some wavy hair is mistakenly described as big open soft curls, however a way to tell way form curly is how the large elongated diameter between the S appears like waves in the ocean, hence why we it’s called wavy hair.

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Wavy hair types are considered the best hair texture types because;

  • Wavy hair can be made smooth and straight looking, with lots of body.
  • Wavy hair can also be curled, scrunched where it will hold better and last longer.
  • The wavy hair texture can be trained overtime by adjusting the weight distribution by how wavy hair is cut, for example keeping wavy hair long and all one length will make it appear less wavy, while adding layers that reduce weight will do the opposite and make it bounce up.
  • Wavy hair and wavy hairstyles are generally much easier and faster to style and manage when left in their natural state.
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Wavy hairstyles come in many shapes and forms that include

  • Short wavy layer cuts
  • Beach waves hair
  • Wavy bobs
  • Shag bobs
  • Wavy lobs
  • Long wavy hair
  • Shoulder length wavy hair
  • Short wavy pixie cuts
  • Wavy hair with bangs
  • Mid length wavy hair
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A: Curly hair or Type 3 hair as it’s known is described as where hair grows in coils, spirals, starting with a bend in a hair strand that continues to bend until it forms a ringlet.

Curly hair is considered a dominant gene trait, yes natural curls are determined from well before you are born, made up as a part of your DNA.

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The shape of your hair follicle, the tube that hair grow out from is what determines curls. For example, people with an oval shaped follicle produce curly hair, while round follicles produce straight hair.

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The best haircut for curly hair is the one that suits your curly hair type, face shape, personality, and lifestyle. Above everything else, people with curly hair need a hairstylist that understands geometry and how to shape hair when cutting it.

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Fine hair is where the diameter of your hair’s circumference is less than 60 microns and this in hair talk is measured as 16 hairs per millimetre.

Fine hair can be straight, wavy, or curly in texture.

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Fine hair is not bad at all, in-fact it can be cut to make it appear thicker than it really is by keeping layers longer and blunt cut, all to one length. Fine hair can also be made to look fuller and thicker chemically using permanent waves, and curls.

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Medium hair thickness is the diameter of a single hair shaft, measured at around 70 to 80 microns which is roughly the thickness of a piece of copy paper.

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The best hairstyles for hair that has a medium thickness really depends on the hair texture (straight wavy, or curly), the overall condition of the hair, and then other important attributes such as a person’s face shape, personality, home hair styling ability, and time factors. The best hairstyles are the ones that save time, and look great without too much effort.

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Having medium hair diameter is actually a very good thing, and something that strangely is not mentioned nearly enough. Perhaps it’s because as hairstylists we are too fixated on solving problems, that is to try and find solutions for people that have fine or coarse hair types.

Medium hair types are easy to work with, are the most malleable, and adaptable.

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Coarse hair is generally identified by a thick hair shaft, measured at around 120 microns and above. Another way of knowing if your hair is coarse is to grab just one hair and roll it between your fingers, if you feel it as textured and it looks wider than a piece of sewing thread it is coarse.

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It is not bad at all to have coarse hair, in-fact as a hairstylist for over 30 years it has only been on a handful of occasions that I have struggled with coarse hair, and this was to do with penetrating the hair shaft with hair color.

For devising a great haircut for coarse hair, or indeed styling hair to last, coarse hair was always obedient and was easy to work with.

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While there is more hair to control when your hair is coarse, it’s not harder to control if you

  • Carefully considered hair cutting techniques, layers, and shapes.
  • Use the right home care products, that are moisture based.
  • Get regular salon trims
  • Have a haircare regime that works for you