20 Stylish Androgynous Hairstyles You Need To Know About

Written by Anjali Sayee

Traditionally, women were praised for their lovely long locks. But during the Second World War, women were celebrated for their short hair.

Since then, long hair or short hair has ceased to be the life-changing decision that it once was. Gender neutrality has now become a common cry across the globe. It has given rise to the trend of androgynous (a halfway point between masculine and feminine) clothes and hairstyles. If you thought they were blah, think again! Check out these 20 stunning and stylish androgynous hairstyles.

20 Stylish Androgynous Hairstyles You Need To Know About

1. Neat Pixie


A neat pixie might sound boring, but don’t underestimate it. A neatly brushed pixie with a side parting looks incredibly youthful. It has a boyish charm and a girly twinkle!

2. The “Spur Of The Moment” Pixie

Whether it’s to move on from a break-up or just for a change, we’ve all thought about chopping off our locks. We can all relate to Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday) when she makes a spur-of-the-moment decision and gets her hair chopped. Fortunately, the pixie cut turns out to be chic and stylish. Many women continue to sport this look to this day after watching that movie.

3. Brown Disconnected Gradual Bob

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The unique thing about this bob is that it gets longer in the front abruptly instead of gradually. The top layer at the back is a lighter brown, and it gets darker as you reach the final layer. This contrast adds dimension to the bob.

4. Layered Pixie


Natalie Portman shaved her hair for V for Vendetta, and they shot it all in one go in an incredibly moving scene. But how do you bounce back from a shaved head? With a chic layered pixie, of course!

5. Slicked Back


A gelled-back pixie cut is perfect for flaunting your cheekbones, jawline, and eyes. If you have a large forehead, let your bangs fall over it and gel the rest of your locks back. Pair this hair look with some soft makeup, and you are good to go.

6. The Wedge Cut

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Although we say that fashion is edgier now more than ever, the truth is that uber stylish cuts – like the wedge cut – were around way back in the ‘20s. This A-line cut angle with a deep hairline can take your hair to a perfect ten and beyond!

7. The Messy Pixie


M-E-S-S-Y! That’s what’s turning the world upside down. For years, we’ve heard our parents tell us not to be messy, but now, messy hair is all the rage. Opt for a chic messy pixie – like this one sported by Posh Spice.

8. Platinum Pixie


Platinum meets pixie in this over-the-top hairstyle. I love that the bangs are short, so the cut does not look too elfian. It is edgy but sweet at the same time. This hairstyle would be perfect for summer.

9. Soft Blonde Mohawk


Model and actress Agyness Deyn sports the rock chic look like a boss. If you have a grungy personal style, this hairstyle is for you. Opt for sharp, soft ends that add edge and style to this mohawk. Pair it with a leather jacket to look #GOALS!

10. Dark-Rooted Pixie


This blonde and brunette pixie shows us that we can get the best of both worlds. Keep your roots dark as it helps frame your face. Choose a contrasting blonde shade – one that matches your skin tone and undertone – for the rest of your hair.

11. Spiky Faux-hawk


A messy faux-hawk is a great way to spice up your regular pixie. Comb down your sides, and push the center hair up with your fingers and some hair gel. I like how the ends are curved in – they give the hairstyle a subtle devilish appeal.

12. Full Bangs


If you have thick, dark brown hair and brown eyes, you need a full bangs pixie. Not only does it flaunt your hair volume, but it also makes your eye color pop. It is also a simple and chic way to cover a large forehead.

13. Sleek Mohawk Pixie


Ruby Rose looks like a badass with this pixie cut. Comb down the sides and back of your hair with some strong-hold gel. Slick back the front and crown sections of hair and spritz on some hairspray to achieve this bold look.

14. Contrast Layers


Contrasting layers look very appealing. They showcase your hair beautifully while adding depth to it. Keep your roots dark and opt for a blonde shade in a similar undertone for the rest of your hair. Style your hair in waves to add texture to it.

15. The Curly Felicity


It was a huge surprise when Keri Russell cut her long, luscious curls. While it got mixed reviews from many, Russell loved it. Simply run your fingers through your short curly hair with some gel to mimic this look.

16. Pixie With A Twist


Who doesn’t like a twist every now and then? Apply some gel to your locks and slick them down. Comb your bangs together, twist them at the end with your finger, and lay the twist flat against your forehead. Looks uber stylish, right?

17. Short Layers

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A deep hairline was big back in the early 19th century. It was the inspiration for the graduated bob. I love that this style is coming back with a modern twist. It is being paired with undercuts and patterns. Amazing!

18. Gelled-Back Hair


The gelled-back pixie does not have to be flat. Add some lift to your locks with your comb when you are styling it. By adding height to your locks, you can make your face look slender and draw attention to your jawline.

19. Black Edgy Bob

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Black bob looks edgy and mysterious. Add layer upon layer at the back to give it a gradual curved look. Keep the hairline at an angle to add more dimensional style to it. Overall, this black bob is one cool cat!

20. Short TWA Pixie


Whoever says you need length to flaunt your hair texture is just wrong. Kinky hair looks amazing when cut short. So, it’s no surprise that one of the most trending TWA (teeny weeny afro) styles is the pixie. Style it with a slight undercut to accentuate your kinky curls, and you’ve got yourself a killer look!

Androgynous hairstyles are perfect for anyone who marches to the beat of their own drummer and are always experimenting with new styles. If you’ve always wanted to try one, I hope this list has given you some style inspiration. Which of these androgynous hairstyles are you dying to try out? Comment below to let us know.

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Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.