Gay and Lesbian Hairstyles Inspiration
Whether you’re a fashion forward trendsetter or prefer to keep it simple, lesbian haircuts offer tons of ways to look sharp and reflect your personal style. From pared down buzz cuts to tapered fades that build on traditionally masculine looks, our list of favorite gay and lesbian hairstyles has something for every face shape and level of styling expertise. Read on to see some of the hottest androgynous haircuts for lesbians and modern, edgy people.
1Drop Fade Crew Cut
This simple crew cut is very similar to the classic men’s look, but uses texture around the face to create more styling versatility. The drop fade in the back is a unique touch, and you can easily play with its height to suit the shape of your head. With hair that’s kept short and tight at the sides, this androgynous haircut is flattering on round and oval shaped faces.
2Tousled Curls Undercut
Big blonde curls are left long enough to let their texture play, while an undercut makes this look easier to style than something that’s longer on the sides.
3Undercut with Soft Razor Lines
This type of undercut is the perfect androgynous haircut to show off contrasting color against the darker natural shade of your roots. Short lesbian haircuts like this give you lots of room to play around with different razor lines and hard parts, and this look shows how soft and subtle these shaved designs can be.
4Tousled Taper Cut
This androgynous take on the men’s Ivy League haircut is a simple way to show off your features and open up your face. Some styling is required to keep this haircut looking crisp, and a volumizing mousse will help you to get a side-swept look that’s still got tons of height.
5Spiky French Crop
Spiky textured bangs pushed forward can help to frame your face and eyes without requiring the maintenance that a typical feminine fringe requires. You can style bangs forward in an edgy French crop or push them to the side for a more clean-cut take on the traditionally masculine crew cut.
This disconnected undercut features a drop fade and shows off two different levels of texture. Hair that’s styled back with a medium to strong hold product creates a look that’s boldly androgynous, making this one of our favorite lesbian haircuts for looking edgy yet put together.
7Short Shag Cut
Undercuts and strictly styled looks are very trendy right now, but this short shag shows us a softer side of popular lesbian haircuts. This hairstyle is a great choice for balancing out a heart shaped face, and it works well for anyone who has trouble getting their hair to stay put in carefully sculpted styles.
8Tapered Butch Cut
A buzz cut that’s left slightly longer on top allows a tiny bit of soft texture in this edgy, cool style. This minimalist look is the perfect androgynous haircut for people who like to just get up and go in the morning.
9Masculine Comb Over
Taking a page out of more traditional men’s haircuts, this comb over style is perfectly sculpted into place. Use this technique if you’d like to create the illusion of height on a round face shape or if you’re after a shorter lesbian haircut that’s long enough to show off your styling chops.
10Bowl Cut Pixie
Choose a bowl cut pixie if you’re looking for something that will still stand out from other short hairstyles. The thick fringe does a nice job of framing your face and gives this edgy lesbian haircut a touch of softness.
11Natural Curls with Low Undercut
Most undercut and tapered styles feature a high section of shorter hair around the back and sides. With its super low undercut and shaved edge around the front of the hairline, this short, curly cut looks more unique.
12Side Swept Long Taper Cut
Want more wispy texture in your short hairstyle? Opt for a taper cut instead of an undercut or fade and you can let longer pieces of hair play around your ears. This is also a great option for growing out an ultra short haircut.
It takes a confident person with a bold sense of style to pull off a modern day mullet. But if there’s any way to make the old school haircut work, it’s with the shaggy texture and asymmetrical edge of this hip lesbian haircut.
This choppy pixie cut puts lots of emphasis on your eyes. It has more texture and finesse than a typical short masculine cut, but still works for pulling off a minimalist androgynous look.
If you’ve got thick hair with natural waves or curls, even short haircuts can be hard to style and manage. An androgynous mohawk style will play your hair strengths, allowing the texture to go a little bit wild without completely overwhelming your face.
16Platinum Buzz Cut
Make an even bigger statement with your barely-there buzz cut by combining it with a bold new color like platinum or pastel pink. An added bonus of having hair this short is how much easier it makes the coloring and growing out processes.
Tilda Swinton is an icon of androgynous beauty, and her flawless style offers up endless inspiration for chic gay and lesbian hairstyles. This icy platinum shade is the perfect choice for anyone as fair-skinned as Tilda, while the undercut helps put added emphasis on longer, swept back pieces.
18Taper Fade with Razor Line
This super crisp taper fade and edge up are the work of a skilled stylist. You’ll need frequent trims to keep this style looking clean, but the reward is little to no styling time in the morning.
19Brushed Up Undercut
Use gravity-defying styling to help show off your undercut and slim the look of a round face shape. To get your hair to stand up this tall, apply a volumizing mousse and blow-dry hair in an upward motion before finishing with a texturizing product and hairspray.
Wear LGBT pride in your bangs with this colorful tousled hairstyle. The combination of rainbow shades together mimics a bright sunbeam and makes a bold contrast against any base shade.
21Short Boy Cut
Keeping it short and simple, this boy-inspired cut will pull together your androgynous look without requiring much styling. If your hair tends to look fuzzy when it’s this short, we recommend working a texturizing spray or styling cream into your hair to create definition without looking overdone.
22Side Parted Taper Cut
Looking for a lesbian haircut that plays up your feminine features? The deep side part in this tapered pixie creates a side-swept bang to frame and show off your brows and eyes.
For thick hair that’s hard to style in shorter lengths, an undercut nape eliminates bulk while bringing some stylish edge.
24Choppy Bangs Pixie
Choppy texture in the bangs makes this androgynous pixie a stand-out against more basic short styles.
25Swept Back Bob
A short bob that lands just below the ears and is cut with tons of texture allows you to sweep hair away from your face like Ellen Page. This is a great way to turn the sleek classic bob into something more edgy and raw.
26Two Color Pixie
Evan Rachel Wood looks stunning with this dramatic cut. This is a two-color pixie that is shorter on one side with a longer side swept part making this a very sophisticated and stylish look.
Quiff hairstyles let you to wear a shorter haircut with tons of glamour and drama. Brush hair down in front of your face for maximum impact, or sweep it over to the side on more casual days.
28Sleek Comb Over
This edgy comb over is full of dynamic textures, mixing sleekly styled longer pieces with a close undercut and shaved part.
Keep your curly hair easy to work with a taper cut that leaves hair longer just above the forehead. You’ll have lots of styling options around the face without needing to worry about the back of your head.
30Brushed Back Taper Cut
This classic, masculine style is the perfect androgynous haircut for women with round or oval faces.
31Undercut Side Sweep
The hard edges of an undercut and razor line play nicely against the side swept hair on top of this ultra-modern lesbian haircut.
32Tapered Natural Curls
Whether you call it a TWA or taper cut inspired by men’s styles, this is a great way to show off your texture without having to worry about intensive styling.
The pompadour is often associated with Elvis, and is now enjoying huge popularity as an androgynous haircut that signals both edge and glamour.
34Long Bangs Taper Cut
Want to look like an early ’90s heartthrob? The long bangs in this taper cut offer plenty of hair to play with and give us serious Tiger Beat vibes.
We’ve got lots of undercuts on our list of hot lesbian haircuts. If you’re looking to up the edge, go for a bald undercut that’s shaved without a guard. On top of looking supremely badass, you’ll be able to trim your own hair without much trouble.
36Soft Parted Style
There’s something almost sweet and innocent about this simple, low maintenance look. Longer hair around the face allows for a deep side part, letting you push hair behind the ears without needing too much styling time or product.
If you like to experiment with colors, silver or grey highlights are super trendy and look beautiful on short hair. Evan Rachel Wood is rocking a very short side swept and sleek pixie cut.