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.


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Short haircuts and hairstyles for women can be best described as where the hair has been cut to sit above the shoulders (generally around the collar) in varying lengths and layers. The arrangement, combination, and shape of hair lengths becomes the numerous hairstyles we
have come to know, some include short pixie crops, uniform layer cuts, graduated bobs, razor cuts, undercuts, and many more.

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Short haircuts for women are the different ways that hair stylists cut hair. This is generally done by using hairdressing scissors, shears, razors, and clippers, and techniques that all cut the hair shaft in different ways, resulting in a variety of looks.
Short hairstyles for women are the completed look that is achieved from the numerous hairstyling techniques applied to short haircuts that can coincidentally be made to look very different each time by changing the procedure and hair care products.

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Short female hairstyles are for everybody, and for every age. One of the main reasons that short hairstyles do appeal to older women is due to time constraints and easier home hair care maintenance, saving valuable time and effort.
However the frantic way we live our lives means more and more younger females are looking for ways to save time and effort, and still have a short haircut that makes them look and feel amazing.
Getting a short womens haircut should not be determined by one’s age, rather it should be considered as an option along with other important factors such as
● Hair type
● Face shape
● Lifestyle, profession, personality
● Ability for home hair styling
● Time available for home hair maintenance
● Commitment required for regular haircuts, upkeep.

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The benefits of having a short female haircut are numerous and include some of the following;
● Short female haircuts are low maintenance and save valuable time in home hair grooming.
● A female with a short haircut will tell you that their hair is much healthier. This is due to the hair being younger, stronger, having far less exposure to climate, chemicals, heat and moisture damage caused by some hair styling.
● A well executed short haircut can be very flattering, drawing attention to a woman’s eyes, cheekbones, face or other personal attributes.
● A short female haircut is more versatile, many different looks can be created from one haircut.
● Believe it or not, it’s much more comfortable to sleep with a short haircut.
● The biggest benefit by far with getting a short female haircut is that the change will make you look refreshed, anew, while it will make you feel energized and amazing.

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Short answer is YES! The longer answer is short haircuts can be very sexy indeed, and all depends on the way the hairstylists design the best haircut for each woman individually.
Razor cutting creates wispy hair that softens the look of short Pixie crops to look very sexy, blunt short Bob Cuts with jawbone hugging lines and bangs that draw attention to beautiful eyes is also incredibly sexy.
Can anybody argue that Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, or more recently Katy Perry, or Zoe Kravitz don’t look incredibly sexy?

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Short straight haircuts ooze class, style, definition, structure, and personality. Straight hair that is cut short can be made to look blunt, solid, feathered, chic, modern, neat and clean. For straight fine hair types, short female haircuts that are shaped with heavy top layers make the hair appear thicker and more abundant, while straight coarse hair types really come to life when an open razor is used to add texture and to eliminate weight.

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Cutting wavy hair short will eliminate weight and encourage it to bounce back to it’s glorious texture. This is particularly good for fine hair types that often fall limp and tend to look lifeless when longer.
Naturally, there are times when owners of naturally wavy hair want it to be straight, and this versatile hair type can be transformed rather easily through blow-drying and hot irons that consequently will leave the hair smooth and straight, but alas with body and hold.
Short female haircuts on wavy hair texture are adjustable, flexible, and most of all can be a great way to accentuate a person’s face shape and attributes when executed expertly.

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Cutting or layering curly hair shorter will encourage it to bounce up, restore it, and can look amazing providing you get the right haircut. Short curly haircuts are all about shaping hair, using geomeryty against a client’s face shape and other attributes to come up with the winning look. There is an art to cutting curly hair, remembering that the nature of curls will appear much
shorter when styled naturally.
Advantages for having short female curly haircuts include versatility, better hair condition, and saving valuable time.

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Females have been cutting their locks off and working it for centuries now. Popular female short haircuts have come and gone over the past 100 years and some of these include:
● 1920’s Browband; where a jewelled band was worn across the forehead accompanied by feathers or flowers.
● Late 1920’s Eton Crop hairstyle where hair was slicked down firmly and a distinctive kiss curl swirl of hair stuck over women’s foreheads.
● Finger waves
● Short Angled Bob Cuts with Solid Bangs
● Marcel Waves, where hot tongs created deep crested waves.
● Pin Curls
● Italian Cut
● Short Crop, introduced to mainstream by Audrey Hepburn in 1953’s Roman Holiday
● The Pageboy in 1960
● The Bob, reintroduced by Vidal Sassoon
● Geometric Bobs
● Mop Tops
● Afro
● The Wedge
● Spikes and Pixie Cuts
● Concave Bobs (Victoria Beckham)
● Short Crops

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YES, from 20 years of haircutting experience I can declare this to be true. Now what is important is the way short haircuts are planned around particular face shapes, always taking into account a person’s hair type and then other physical and personal attributes.
For example, people that have oblong (longer face shapes) should try to minimise any height on top that will add more vertical length. However bangs (fringes) help to halve the vertical length, as do side parts that make long faces appear less narrow.

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Some types of current short haircuts for women include the following;
● Short Crops
● Pixie Cuts
● Layer Cuts
● Undercuts
● Graduated Short Bob Cuts
● Wedge Cut
● Stacked Bob Cut
● Blunt Cuts
● Faux Hawk

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Always consider your hair texture first, what will it do when hair is cut off, when weight is taken away? Wavy and curly hair types will no doubt bounce up and appear even shorter while straight hair textures may need some special cutting techniques such as chipping, slicing, razor cutting to encourage wispy ends, shag, body, or blunt ends to do the opposite.
The next thing to consider is your face shape, what are you trying to hide or promote?
The rule of thumb is to always aim for the most oval adjustment possible.

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My advice is to really not overthink this, just find a bunch of images that you really like and then send these or take them along to your hairstylist that should know right away which of these could fit your hair type, face shape, attributes, time requirements, and personality.

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It’s normal to be frightened of what is unknown, or what may be irreversible; however, there is a saying: nothing ventured, nothing gained. The fact that you may not like your new short hair makeover is a poor excuse for not doing it. Remember, an opinion is a poor substitute for an experience so don’t make your mind up without giving it a go.

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YES, these tools are a great way to go one step further than simply selecting some favoured hairstyle looks on other people.
Seeing yourself with a new virtual short haircut, or hair color is very insightful and safe. Further to this, it’s not the overall look that people struggle with in makeovers, but rather the sudden change, and so a virtual hairstyle makeover gives you time to adjust, buy in, get opinions from people around you, and to accept the new short haircut before you actually get it
Lastly, remember your hair may not allow you to do everything a virtual hairstyle shows, however this is where your hair stylist will provide you with their expert advice during the valuable consultation.