Asymmetrical haircuts offer a cute and edgy way for women to shake things up while staying true to their personal style. Asymmetrical cuts start with short hair on one side and long on the other. Universally chic and modern, these lopsided hairstyles can look stunning with short, medium and long hair. Ideal for cool girls who want a trendy, bold look, this uneven haircut can be tailored with a number of unique features. From pixie cuts to undercuts and long bobs to bangs, the only rule for asymmetrical styles is that one side must be longer than the other. Find the best asymmetrical haircut ideas to inspire your next cut and style with our collection of gorgeous short and long looks.
- 1 Asymmetrical Haircuts
- 1.1 Short Asymmetrical Haircuts
- 1.2 Medium Length Asymmetrical Haircuts
- 1.3 Long Asymmetrical Haircuts
- 1.4 Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
- 1.5 Asymmetrical Bangs
- 1.6 Wavy Asymmetrical Bob
- 1.7 Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs
- 1.8 Long Asymmetrical Hair with Undercut
- 1.9 Asymmetrical Shag
- 1.10 Asymmetrical Undercut
- 1.11 Unique Asymmetrical Haircut
- 1.12 Asymmetrical Layered Bob
- 1.13 Straight Asymmetrical Hair
- 1.14 Asymmetrical Bob
- 1.15 Curly Asymmetrical Hair
- 1.16 Asymmetrical A-Line Lob
- 1.17 Asymmetrical Pixie with Temple Shave
- 1.18 Blunt Asymmetrical Bob
- 1.19 Asymmetrical Bob with Side Bangs
- 1.20 Layered Asymmetrical Cut
- 1.21 Asymmetrical Lob
- 1.22 Mid-Length Asymmetrical Cut
Short Asymmetrical Haircuts
Edgy and trendy, short asymmetrical haircuts are easy to style and versatile. While some women feel short hair can be limiting, asymmetrical haircuts allow for both short and long hair. This provides the necessary length to style different looks on one side versus the other.
Uneven cuts also works with a number of hair types, including fine, thick, curly, wavy and straight. Experiment with an “one side short” haircut to get a bold, fashionable style this year.
Medium Length Asymmetrical Haircuts
An asymmetrical haircut works can look gorgeous with medium length hair. Commonly, women will choose medium length hairstyle with bangs, but a long bob or flowing styles can be stunning. If you’re unsure about a short cut, start with medium hair and an uneven haircut to see how you feel.
Long Asymmetrical Haircuts
Though bobs and pixies are popular asymmetrical styles, there’s no rule against going big with long hair. This rare hairstyle is quite a showstopper, especially if one side is drastically shorter than the other.
Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
A classic and easy transition into asymmetrical styles is through the pixie cut. The asymmetrical pixie cut is the gateway to the universe of uneven short haircuts; the edgy yet trendy pixie is a layered hairstyle that requires only a little difference in length to fulfill the one-side-longer aesthetic.
To keep the asymmetrical look without shortening the sides, playing with bangs is a way to achieve the same angled style, though it requires patience for growing them out afterward. It’s bold and literally in-your-face, and looks straight off a runway.
Wavy Asymmetrical Bob
For an extra cute cut and style, look toward the wavy asymmetrical bob. Whether it’s intended to be feminine or more on the powerful side, the wavy bob is short in the back and works its way toward some more mismatched length in the front, nicely framing the face.
Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs
If you want to further customize your asymmetrical bob, a great way to do so is by introducing a fashionable set of bangs. They provide a great continuation of length, and definitely add to the sharp angels of an uneven cut.
Long Asymmetrical Hair with Undercut
Another trendy way to incorporate long hair with an asymmetrical style is with an undercut. Having part of the head shaved and the rest hanging with some length. The serious contrast is like a feminine mohawk, with the hair flowing down rather than standing straight upward.
A shag is defined as a cut with several layers with many different lengths. Similarly, an asymmetrical shag just allows for the lengths to taper from side to side. To best achieve this stylish hairstyle, go with a medium length cut, filled to the brim with many choppy layers.
Another contemporary look is the asymmetrical undercut. To fully embrace this style, ask your stylist to shave one side of your head (though it doesn’t have to be straight down the middle), and leave the other side longer. When styling, consider a deep side part to highlight the short shaved asymmetrical haircut. Chic with some bold flair, this very short uneven cut is super fashion forward.
Unique Asymmetrical Haircut
A huge benefit of getting an asymmetrical haircut is how unique you can make it – it can be infused with your style and personality. Run through the list of options, choosing from short or long, bangs or without bangs, and undercut or shag cut. Mix and match to fit your preferred profile, and work with your hairdresser to get there.
Asymmetrical Layered Bob
A layered bob is always fashion-forward when paired with an asymmetrical haircut. The ultimate styling involves plenty of texture – reach for dry shampoo, a texturizing pomade, or sea salt spray – and a little messiness. You’ll look breezy and beautiful with a gorgeous style to match.
Straight Asymmetrical Hair
Though messy waves compliment the asymmetrical look, straight hair can pull off the style beautifully. Whether naturally or through the aid of a flat iron, frame your face with smooth layers for something unique and modish.
A bob already plays with angles as the hair transitions from back to front along the jawline, but can go even further with an asymmetrical dimension. For a seamless transition of lengths, one side of the bob can end around the mouth, while the other can extend slightly more to the chin. It’s a sleek and distinct coiffure.
Curly Asymmetrical Hair
Embrace your wild and untamed side with a curly asymmetrical hairdo. When created by a professional stylist, this cut is beautiful and cute, not to mention easy to maintain. Any extra volume and curl definition can’t hurt with this show-stopping design.
Asymmetrical A-Line Lob
An asymmetrical A-line lob is a beautifully understated cut that is very polished and refined, yet still has and edge of cool. Essentially, one side is still shorter than the other, but only slightly. The hair gradually changes length from the back to the front to complete this crop that doesn’t have to hugely stand out to make waves.
Asymmetrical Pixie with Temple Shave
Essentially combining the short cut with an undercut, the asymmetrical pixie with a temple shave is a daring and beautiful hairstyle. This lopsided crop looks amazing with longer swept pieces of hair near the front, with the shaved side peeking through in contrast.
Blunt Asymmetrical Bob
For a near-perfect style, a blunt asymmetrical bob exceeds expectations. A blunt edge on the ends gives the hairstyle a feeling of uniformity, as well as healthy-looking tresses – no split ends in sight. Additionally, the line that this blunt bob cut creates further accentuates the sharp asymmetry.
Asymmetrical Bob with Side Bangs
One way to soften the sharpness of an asymmetrical bob is by adding side bangs. They can act as a seamless transition between the two divergent lengths, while also making the hair appear elongated in the process. This way, it’s more of a gradual change in length, rather than an abrupt one.
Layered Asymmetrical Cut
For a very attractive and feminine take on the asymmetrical cut, it can’t hurt to add in extra layers. The layered style blends several different lengths, which results in a soft and natural-looking progression. In this case, adding texture and a blunt edge makes the haircut more modern and stylish.
A lob, otherwise known as a long bob, looks stunning when finished off with an asymmetrical chop. The ends are slightly longer in the front, and taper slightly around to the base of the head. With the slight asymmetry, the lob has extra definition and dimension. The result is an empowering and cutting-edge style.
Mid-Length Asymmetrical Cut
For an audacious fashion, go for the mid-length asymmetrical cut. There are a lot of possible variations with this haircut – make a statement with a larger chop, or keep it subtle with a slight taper. It’s a beautiful creation either way.