29 Top Asymmetrical Haircut Ideas for A Modern, Edgy Look

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

The good old days of having boring hair are finally over! Forget about straight hair and one-length cuts, Asymmetrical haircuts are the ultimate cool-girl hair that will take your look to another level! Wondering what this haircut is? An asymmetrical haircut is when the hair is cut in uneven lengths and angles. Typically, modern haircuts that are cut asymmetrically have one side that’s longer than the other.

Bobs, pixies, and shoulder-level haircuts are the perfect lengths to show off the asymmetry of an uneven haircut. Although, it also works stellar for longer hairstyles, too! Hairstylist Jacqueline Gibert from Tennessee does amazing work on her clients using asymmetry techniques.

“An asymmetric haircut is a high-maintenance haircut. Consider your lifestyle, time, and willingness to maintain,” Jacqueline shares. Her top questions when getting the look? “Do you have time to come into the salon for regular trims to maintain its shape? Do you have time to style at home?”

She loves Aveda products like the Phomollient Styling Foam for volume. Confixor Liquid Gel is great for texture and shine.

“There are many types of asymmetrical cuts with different hair types and density,” she tells us. “What also matters is your face shape. Slanted lengths have an elongating effect. This is why round and square faces have the most benefits from an asymmetrical style.”

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of trendy asymmetrical haircuts for women!


#1: Trending Asymmetrical Cut for Short Curly Hair

A trending asymmetrical cut for short curly hair oozes with style and fun. It’s for women unsure about getting the big chop and women who prefer an edgy style on their tresses.

It’s so fun! It’s a pixie on one side and a shaggy bob on the other. However, this cut requires high upkeep, needing a trim every 4 to 6 weeks.

#2: Very Asymmetric Uneven Hairstyle

If you dare to play on the wild side, consider this asymmetric uneven haircut. This style can be custom-fitted to your needs. It features a bob on one side and a custom length on the other. This is a great way to show off your own style. Find a stylist experienced in edgy hairstyles. They can show confidence in creating unique looks for their clients. They can also counsel you on at-home care and upkeep for a daring style like this.

Asymmetrical Shag Haircut
Instagram @kenyohoffman

#3: Asymmetrical Shag Haircut

Here’s an asymmetrical shag haircut with a little surprise. The front looks sassy, but the back area? That creates a strong appeal! The back area shows off a sharp undercut with shaved designs. A hidden undercut is optimum for thick tresses to get rid of the bulk yet keep fullness.

Asymmetrical a-line lob
Instagram @salonenvyhp

#4: A-Line Lob

An a-line lob gets its name from being shorter in the back and gradually getting longer in front. If you would like to make a lob edgier, ask your stylist to create some asymmetry in the perimeter. For best results, blow-dry with a large metal barrel round brush and smoothing lotion. Also, it can be curled with 3/4 inch or 1-inch iron if you desire some waves.

#5: Sleek Light Pink Asymmetric Bob

A light pink hue is as high maintenance as it seems and not as simple as just dyeing your hair. If you can upkeep salon visits and at-home care, you can find the joy in the in between. This color can be customized to the wearer. From a rooted color placement or with a prior lightened canvas, it can work. A shorter style like an asymmetric bob can be a complementing cut. It can rid the canvas of color history, helping to achieve the lighter tones of pink.

#6: Asymmetrical Lob for Wavy Hair

Asymmetrical lob for wavy hair guarantees modern and stylish hair. It is a practical haircut to keep. The medium length is a sure bet for different styles of women’s hair.

#7: Short Bob Haircut with Asymmetrical Bangs

A short bob haircut with asymmetrical bangs is an edgier version of a more classic style bob. Consider the hair type, texture, and face shape when desiring any fringe as they require more maintenance and styling. Having a thorough consultation with your hairstylist is essential when getting bangs, especially if it’s your first time getting one. They can discuss if your hair type and facial shape could work well with your chosen style.

#8: Sleek Blonde Long Asymmetric Bob

A sleek blonde long asymmetric bob wears well on straight hair. To prevent breakage when heat styling, spend time asking your stylist. Ask about the recommended temperature settings and products to recreate the style.

Natural-Looking White Asymmetric Curls
Instagram @hair.by.immy

#9: Natural-Looking White Asymmetric Curls

Go for a fun and funky cut with natural-looking white hair and asymmetric curls. An asymmetrical cut is perfect if you want to try something fun and out of your comfort zone. An uneven cut can be customized to any length of your liking. Don’t forget to bring in pictures of your favorite asymmetrical haircuts at your next hair appointment.

Curly asymmetrical hair
Instagram @alizaquefez

#10: Curly Asymmetrical Hair

Curly asymmetrical hair is unique. An asymmetrical cut focuses on different lengths of long and choppy layers to add an extra layer of texture, dimension, volume, and bounce. Talk to your stylist about getting a dry, curly haircut. This type of cut can help your hair lay once styled.

#11: Layered Bob for Straight Hair

A layered bob for straight hair adds volume and is a good option for those who want modernity. Bet on mousses or leave-ins to leave it with a messy texture and added dimension, making this one sided hairstyle even more modern and trendy.

Long layered asymmetric haircut
Instagram @ayhanonluel

#12: Long Layered Asymmetric Haircut

A long layered asymmetric haircut is a cut with one side longer than the other. Asymmetrical haircuts are fun, playful, can be styled straight or curly, and suit all face shapes.

straight asymmetrical haircut with side bangs
Instagram @painted_locks

#13: Straight Asymmetrical with Side Bangs

This straight asymmetrical with side bangs is short on one side and longer on the other. Want to wear it all down and straight for today, then style it with curls tomorrow? This haircut is so versatile for whatever you like to do to your dark brown hair.

asymmetrical haircut for a round face
Instagram @hair_do_salon

#14: Asymmetric Cut Ideal For Round Face

Let go of your long hair as you can pull off an equally stunning short haircut while longer on one side. Go for this asymmetrical brown cut that works well with your natural waves, and it’s ideal for round face shapes. Not convinced enough? Take it from hairstylist Cami Mcknight from Mesa, AZ who did this masterpiece. She trusts that “it’s a great way to add some instant swag to your look.”

Asymmetrical A Line Haircut
Instagram @silvy_dimitri

#15: Asymmetrical A Line Haircut

Amplify the beauty of your warm blonde hair by opting for a short asymmetrical a-line haircut. Consider adding soft waves for a final touch that carries out more glam factor.

#16: Asymmetrical Blunt Lob

This getting an asymmetrical Lob with bronde locks in uneven lengths and part it to one side. The payoff is too good that you’ll get a smooth and delicate bob hairstyle without making much of an effort.

short asymmetrical bob with bangs haircut
Instagram @thehairbarny

#17: Short Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

A short asymmetrical bob haircut with bangs creates a fashionable look for your oval face. The cut allows you to pull off either a wavy or straight style, and still manage to nail it. Streaks of copper highlights on your black tresses are what will add flair to complete your look.

asymmetrical haircut on black hair
Instagram @zahswagg

#18: Flattering On Black Hair

This asymmetric cut features a mohawk fade to finish it off too strong. Flattering on black hair with hints of brown hue, this trend will add a final touch to your refined look.

#19: Short Asymmetrical for Fine Hair

The stylishness of this haircut is so strong that it’ll reflect your confidence. This short asymmetrical cut for fine hair features hard edges that are cut by a razor for extra details. The blonde tone in this undercut bob puts some emphasis on there.

#20: Medium-Length Asymmetrical

The blonde balayage and beach waves are like two peas in a pod. Both do wonders to top off a lovely medium-length asymmetrical haircut.

#21: Edgy Short Asymmetrical Pixie Cut

An edgy short asymmetrical pixie cut hairstyle for one of those independent women like you! The texture is to balance out the boldness and sophistication of your dark, short hair. A lopsided haircut looks stunning, to the point that some grey strands visible on your locks will be the least of your concern.

#22: Layered Stacked Asymmetrical

Looking as pretty as a picture! Go for this layered, stacked asymmetrical hairstyle to revamp your locks. Your short, black, and dense hair will have the soft texture it has ever needed.

Great For Women Over 50
Instagram @soubecas

#23: Great For Women Over 50

Gorgeous choppy asymmetrical bob hairstyles are great for over 50 women! Because of the layers, achieving a textured effect on this blonde bob becomes so painless. Upgrade it with long bangs on the side for a sense of youthfulness.

asymmetrical haircut for long length curly hair
Instagram @abbylovesaveda

#24: Perfect For Long-Length Curly Hair

Try a long asymmetrical cut with micro bangs perfect for a long-length curly hair. Mandeville-based stylist Abby Landrum is behind of these crimping, braiding, and teasing. The result? Such defined curls in which all you get is ’80s punk rock vibe. For an edgy finish all day long, style your brown lock with Air Control, Control Force, and Hair Potion from Aveda.

short spiky asymmetrical haircut with undercut
Instagram @lukasmuny

#25: Short Spiky Asymmetrical with Undercut

This asymmetrical hairstyle with an undercut is a mullet punk cut with a more aggressive and alternative footprint. It was created by barber and stylist Lukas Muny of Humaitá, RJ. “My inspiration comes a lot from the urban youth movement,” he explains.

“I always use the phrase ‘think outside the box.’ Customers do not use products as they used them years ago. They want practicality and versatility. They want their own expression printed on the hair with an exclusive design,” adds Muny.

#26: Asymmetrical Thick Hair

Edgy asymmetrical hairstyles are easy to style for women with thick hair. A precision cut is never boring if it creates a stylish shape to transform your brown locks.

This blunt asymmetrical pixie with an undercut on the bottom was created by hairstylist Kales Efird of Durham, NC. “I love this cut for its precision and funky shape,” he claims.

Efird says this uneven hair a super fun look, but it definitely has some upkeep! “I blew this out with a round brush using a leave-in conditioner and a smoothing product from Davines, but this is definitely a haircut that can be styled messy and curly using a curl mousse or a sea salt spray.”

#27: Short Wavy Asymmetrical

The perfect short wavy asymmetrical cut and style to show off a movement! Brighten up your jaw-length hairstyle with a touch of blonde hue on your dark roots to match your elegance.

An asymmetrical haircut is an edgier but trendier bob haircut.

Keep in mind when wanting an asymmetrical hair cut is that it is disconnected. It will grow uneven and you may have to go in more frequently to maintain than your typical lob (long bob).

Depending on the texture and density of hair, it’s important that you style it with the right products and blow dry straight and not with a round brush. If you’re thinking of adding body use a good volumizing mousse, blow dry straight and, once dry, add a Kenra Texture Spray to keep straight. You can also use a 1-inch curling iron, take big sections on the top layer, and wear.

One of the best ways to wear this style is to tuck or bobby pin the shortest side behind the ear. It’s a great way to dress it up for an event, night out, or look cute working out at the gym – so versatile!

very short asymmetrical cut for short hair
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#28: Very Short Asymmetrical Cut for Short Hair

A very short asymmetrical cut for short hair is the perfect choice for women looking for an edgier and more creative look to their hair. An asymmetric style looks best between a pixie and shoulder-length hair as the length difference is harder to notice on longer hair. If you want an even edgier look, try out an undercut with the asymmetric cut.

#29: Dark Copper Asymmetric Pixie Cut

A dark copper asymmetric pixie cut is an amazing way to bring out green eyes and sharp facial features. If you have very thin or very thick hair this cut will require more time to style than average thickness. The dark copper color adds richness and works exceptionally well against skin with warmer or pinkish undertones.

Asymmetrical hair is a fantastic way to draw the eye to certain focal points while simultaneously diminishing features that may be more prominent than desired. A pixie cut can be more work to style depending on the cut, hair type, density, and shaping preferences, however, having an asymmetrical pixie cut lends itself to the option of having a longer growth time as well as easier styling.