Entertainment Fashion & Style The Best Short Haircuts for Brunettes The sleek, the bold, and everything in between Share PINTEREST Email Print @dualipa Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Julyne Derrick Julyne Derrick Contributing Writer Texas Lutheran University American University Julyne Derrick is a contributing writer for Byrdie specializing in haircare. She has over a decade's worth of experience as a writer and editor. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 05/09/19 01 of 19 Pixies Look Great With Short Brown Hair Getty Images Brown and black hair look fantastic with a short haircut. The contrast between lighter skin and darker hair makes a shorter cut stand out more than it does on light hair and skin. This gallery highlights fabulous short, dark hairstyles. Many of the styles are pixies, but a few bobs and many edgy cuts are included as well. They're the perfect inspiration for your next cut. Be sure to show your stylist any that you love and she'll have a great idea of the look you're going for. Remember that styling short hair can be somewhat high maintenance. You need the right tools and products to get that perfect tousled look. Stock up and you'll get the most out of your new look. 02 of 19 A Great Edgy Cut Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Actress Ginnifer Goodwin often has fabulous short cuts. She looks lovely with this pixie that features long, side-swept bangs. The rich chocolate color also makes the short, edgy haircut pop and it frames her face perfectly. 03 of 19 Sleek and Sophisticated Jason Merritt/Getty Images Here, actress Ginnifer Goodwin sports a slicked to the side look that makes her cut look more sophisticated and perfect for evening wear. Her sparkly earrings and minimal makeup put the focus on her beautiful face as well. 04 of 19 Going Long Michael Buckner/Getty Images If you thought pixies were Ginnifer Goodwin's go-to cut, think again. This adorable bob also shows off her face shape and the highlighted curls give it a sexy-sleek look. 05 of 19 A Cool Shag Haircut Frazer Harrison/Getty Images This choppy shag haircut is a bit of a daring hairstyle, but actress Renee Smith wears it with confidence. It's a little longer than most and is absolutely fabulous for her heart-shaped face. 06 of 19 Short Curls Are Great Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Some people may say that you can't go short with curls, but it can be done. Short curly haircuts can be high maintenance, though Italian singer Carmen Consoli's thick and tousled bob looks hot and a little wild. That's exactly why we love it. 07 of 19 The Classic, Cute Pixie Kevin Winter/Getty Images This short pixie is a classic look and one that's easy to maintain and grow out. It really makes actress Valorie Curry look even more youthful than she does naturally. It's a cute, sexy look that is timeless. 08 of 19 Highlights for the Eye Pop Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The highlights in this short haircut bring out Glamour magazine editor Cindi Leive's eyes. It's a simple addition to a new cut that can really stand out, especially when it's layered in such amazing shades of brown. 09 of 19 The Brown Bob Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images This brown bob typically works best for women with naturally straight hair. Though we often see her with shoulder-length hair, actress Jessica Stroup sure can rock the look. If your hair is curly, you can get this look with a flat-iron and a little time. It's a fantastic option for a night out. 10 of 19 Short, Brown, and Dramatic Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images Spanish pop singer Luz Casal is another woman to watch for dramatic, short styles. They're filled with classic yet vogue style and range from long layers to short and sleek. This particular cut is one that will grow out great, so it's perfect for a woman who loves to change things up like she does. 11 of 19 The Short, Brown Bob Valerie Macon/Getty Images Canadian actress Chelsea Hobbs is another woman who wears her hair long more than she does short. Yet, this longer bob with bangs can give many women confidence that trimming a little more off can result in a great look. 12 of 19 Funky and Fresh Hairstyle Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images The bangs on Spanish model Juncal Rivero's hairstyle tone down her wider forehead without covering it completely. The curls are soft and stunning and the entire look is retro glam. 13 of 19 Short, Spiky, and Stunning Jason Merritt/Getty Images Notice how short the bangs on this haircut are. While it will take a lot of upkeep, it will grow out nicely if you tire of it. If you've got a lovely face like actress Morena Baccarin does, this style will only bring more attention to your best features. 14 of 19 Victoria Beckham Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Fashion designer, model, and singer Victoria Beckham made the asymmetrical bob iconic in many ways. Growing out an unevenly cut style like this can take patience, though. Just be prepared to cut it all one length when you're ready to change things up. 15 of 19 Growing It Out in Style Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Known for her long, wavy locks, actress Hilary Swank did cut it relatively short at one time. Here she shows that you can retain a ton of style while growing it out. Those side-swept bangs and the golden highlights add fun and funk to the look. 16 of 19 Sweet, Black, and Bold Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images This super short cut is super sweet and it's made even better by the deep black color. It really brings out filmmaker Diablo Cody's stunning sea blue eyes. 17 of 19 Cute Yet Cool Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images British "it" girl, Alexa Chung is known for her cool haircuts. They're usually pretty mussy and have that unkempt look, but they work really well for her personality. In this photo, she took it shorter than normal with a wavy bob that is super cute. 18 of 19 Curls for a Sultry Look Frazer Harrison./etty Images A curling iron adds a sultry dimension to "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson's long bob. The curls are classy yet modern and it's a fabulous look for the red carpet or any special occasion. 19 of 19 Halle Berry Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Actress Halle Berry is another icon for trend-setting short hairstyles. She's known for going from pixies to shags and this is a mix of both. It's definitely one of our favorite looks from her over the years.