50 Short Brunette Hairstyles for Women (Photos)

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Welcome to our gallery showcasing short hairstyles for women with brunette hair.


Brunette, unsurprisingly is one of the most common hair colors.  Short is a popular length, especially for women in their 40’s and older… but that doesn’t mean younger women don’t opt for a shorter cut.

Below is our fabulous set of photos that highlight this specific hair style and cut.

Natalia Portman gives us major hair goals with this different yet stylish short hairstyle. With a subtle parting, all the hair from the front has been gelled back and pinned behind the ears. From the middle to the bottom, there are cute little ringlets that give the hair a bouncy look.Natalia Portman gives us major hair goals with this different yet stylish short hairstyle. With a subtle parting, all the hair from the front has been gelled back and pinned behind the ears. From the middle to the bottom, there are cute little ringlets that give the hair a bouncy look.

All those who love jet-straight and sleek hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is Mila Kunis looking amazing in this smooth and shiny bob that sports an equal, single length. It has a clean side parting, and the hair from one side has been swept all the way back while from the other side it has been set loose in front of the face. All those who love jet-straight and sleek hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is Mila Kunis looking amazing in this smooth and shiny bob that sports an equal, single length. It has a clean side parting, and the hair from one side has been swept all the way back while from the other side it has been set loose in front of the face.

If you don’t like letting your short hair down and loose, perhaps tie it up like Kate Beckinsale here into a beautiful, messy bun-like hairdo. This hairstyle looks like a hybrid version of a chignon and a bun with curled and twisted hair. There is a single twirl of hair on one side that has been let loose in order to give the hair some dimension. If you don’t like letting your short hair down and loose, perhaps tie it up like Kate Beckinsale here into a beautiful, messy bun-like hairdo. This hairstyle looks like a hybrid version of a chignon and a bun with curled and twisted hair. There is a single twirl of hair on one side that has been let loose in order to give the hair some dimension.

Emily Blunt looks spectacular in her amazing short, brunette hair. Although this hairstyle is super simple, it still manages to stand out. It is a classic bob that has been styled in a certain angle to give the hair an elevated look. Emily Blunt looks spectacular in her amazing short, brunette hair. Although this hairstyle is super simple, it still manages to stand out. It is a classic bob that has been styled in a certain angle to give the hair an elevated look.

Gemma Arterton takes the classic short bob to a whole new level with her unique touch to a simple hairstyle. Her hair seems blow-dried, which gives the hair significant volume, texture, and a bouncy appearance. There are also different layers in the hair that gives it a ruffled look. Gemma Arterton takes the classic short bob to a whole new level with her unique touch to a simple hairstyle. Her hair seems blow-dried, which gives the hair significant volume, texture, and a bouncy appearance. There are also different layers in the hair that gives it a ruffled look.

This is the gorgeous Alison Brie looking like a diva in this short hairstyle. It is a super short bob with slightly waved and curled hair that looks super bouncy and full of volume.This is the gorgeous Alison Brie looking like a diva in this short hairstyle. It is a super short bob with slightly waved and curled hair that looks super bouncy and full of volume.

This hairstyle is best for those who like to pin their hair into beautiful knots, twists or buns. This is Victoria Justice looking super elegant in this tied hair up-do that has all the hair tied back in a pretty knot. Two thick strands of hair have been let loose in the front on either side of the face to give the hairstyle some dimension. This hairstyle is best for those who like to pin their hair into beautiful knots, twists or buns. This is Victoria Justice looking super elegant in this tied hair up-do that has all the hair tied back in a pretty knot. Two thick strands of hair have been let loose in the front on either side of the face to give the hairstyle some dimension.

Here is another short and tied hairstyle by none other than Emily blunt. This is best for days when you don’t feel like letting your hair down so you might as well just pin it in a cute bun at the back of your head and part it from the middle in the front to give it that regal look. Here is another short and tied hairstyle by none other than Emily blunt. This is best for days when you don’t feel like letting your hair down so you might as well just pin it in a cute bun at the back of your head and part it from the middle in the front to give it that regal look.

This is a super gorgeous and modish kind of a short hairstyle by none other than the iconic Natalie Portman. With a dropping poof in the front followed by soft, curly ringlets and the hair pinned back from the side, she looks nothing short of elegant and graceful.This is a super gorgeous and modish kind of a short hairstyle by none other than the iconic Natalie Portman. With a dropping poof in the front followed by soft, curly ringlets and the hair pinned back from the side, she looks nothing short of elegant and graceful.

Scarlett Johansson never fails to impress us with her incredibly amazing hairstyles, and here she does it again with this uber-short, pixie-looking hairstyle. Her hair has been pulled back from one side, and from the other side, there are layers of wavy hair almost covering the forehead. This has to be one of the most stylish and fashionably bold hairstyles. Scarlett Johansson never fails to impress us with her incredibly amazing hairstyles, and here she does it again with this uber-short, pixie-looking hairstyle. Her hair has been pulled back from one side, and from the other side, there are layers of wavy hair almost covering the forehead. This has to be one of the most stylish and fashionably bold hairstyles.

If you have a knack for experimenting with hair, perhaps take a leaf out of Kristen Stewart’s book. She absolutely rocks this super bold pixie-hairstyle that has a huge lock of hair swept to the side, and all the hair from other areas seem to have been tightly gelled back. This hairstyle certainly requires some guts and isn’t for the weak!If you have a knack for experimenting with hair, perhaps take a leaf out of Kristen Stewart’s book. She absolutely rocks this super bold pixie-hairstyle that has a huge lock of hair swept to the side, and all the hair from other areas seem to have been tightly gelled back. This hairstyle certainly requires some guts and isn’t for the weak!

Jenna Dewan blows fans away with this incredible hairstyle that is so simple yet looks amazing. It has a sleek middle parting followed by jet straight hair all over. The front two strands of hair appear to be slightly wavy that add a little volume to the hair. Jenna Dewan blows fans away with this incredible hairstyle that is so simple yet looks amazing. It has a sleek middle parting followed by jet straight hair all over. The front two strands of hair appear to be slightly wavy that add a little volume to the hair.

Emma Watson looks like a dream come true in her beautiful short hairstyle. All her hair has been pinned towards the back except from one side where knotted ringlets of small strands of hair have been let loose near the forehead. Emma Watson looks like a dream come true in her beautiful short hairstyle. All her hair has been pinned towards the back except from one side where knotted ringlets of small strands of hair have been let loose near the forehead.

Joey King looks the epitome of cute in this adorable short hairstyle of hers. This hairstyle has equal length short hair with baby bangs-like fringes in the front that look absolutely pretty. It also gives the face a very young, fresh and an innocent look.Joey King looks the epitome of cute in this adorable short hairstyle of hers. This hairstyle has equal length short hair with baby bangs-like fringes in the front that look absolutely pretty. It also gives the face a very young, fresh and an innocent look.

Lily Collins sets amazing hair goals and also shows us how to turn ordinary short hairstyle into an extraordinary one. Although it is one of those simple and classic short bobs, she has transformed it into an amazing look. It has a side parting followed by large, rounded curls at the bottom that make it look super voluminous and bouncy. Lily Collins sets amazing hair goals and also shows us how to turn ordinary short hairstyle into an extraordinary one. Although it is one of those simple and classic short bobs, she has transformed it into an amazing look. It has a side parting followed by large, rounded curls at the bottom that make it look super voluminous and bouncy.

The famous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star, Alyson Hannigan looks great in this short hairstyle. It’s a bob hairstyle with very subtle and slight waves going on all over the hair.The famous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star, Alyson Hannigan looks great in this short hairstyle. It’s a bob hairstyle with very subtle and slight waves going on all over the hair.

Not a fan of open, loose hair? No worries, tie it up in a beautiful, bouncy pony-tail just like the stunning Jennifer Garner. She pulls off this look flawlessly with her hair pulled back in a high pony-tail and cute fringes in the front that greatly compliments the entire look. Not a fan of open, loose hair? No worries, tie it up in a beautiful, bouncy pony-tail just like the stunning Jennifer Garner. She pulls off this look flawlessly with her hair pulled back in a high pony-tail and cute fringes in the front that greatly compliments the entire look.

This is a super chic and unique hairstyle that is similar to a pixie-cut, except that a thick, sleek lock of hair is falling on the face on one side and from the other side; the hair has been pinned behind the ear.This is a super chic and unique hairstyle that is similar to a pixie-cut, except that a thick, sleek lock of hair is falling on the face on one side and from the other side; the hair has been pinned behind the ear.

Bob haircuts have been trending since quite a while now so here is another angled bob hairstyle that appears to be a slightly longer from one side and a tad shorter from the other end. It is a clean, classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off!Bob haircuts have been trending since quite a while now so here is another angled bob hairstyle that appears to be a slightly longer from one side and a tad shorter from the other end. It is a clean, classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off!

If your hair game is all about being bold and feisty, this hairstyle is for you. It is a super short, pixie-like style with a side parting and layers of voluminous layer styled together on a single side. If you have sleek and chiseled facial features, you can pull this off effortlessly.If your hair game is all about being bold and feisty, this hairstyle is for you. It is a super short, pixie-like style with a side parting and layers of voluminous layer styled together on a single side. If you have sleek and chiseled facial features, you can pull this off effortlessly.

For anyone looking to give their hair a major transformation, this hairstyle is meant for you. It is yet another sleek-looking short pixie cut with all the hair thrown towards one side of the face. The front has ultra straight layers of hair that fall on top of each other, giving the hair some dimension and elevationFor anyone looking to give their hair a major transformation, this hairstyle is meant for you. It is yet another sleek-looking short pixie cut with all the hair thrown towards one side of the face. The front has ultra straight layers of hair that fall on top of each other, giving the hair some dimension and elevation

This has to be one of the most stunning and absolutely chic bobs that go from short in the back to slightly longer in the front. It also appears to be a super voluminous style with short bangs in the front to give the hair a little texture. This has to be one of the most stunning and absolutely chic bobs that go from short in the back to slightly longer in the front. It also appears to be a super voluminous style with short bangs in the front to give the hair a little texture.

If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.

If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.If you are a fan of messy and tousled looking hair, this is the best option for you. This short, brunette hair looks fantastic with wavy layers of all over that not only add volume to the hair but also look super chic and stylish.

This is one of those bold and daring short hairstyles that not everyone can pull off easily. It is an extremely short hairdo with beautiful waves like curls that appear to be super bouncy and voluminous. The hair has quite a texture to it that gives it an airy kind of an effect.This is one of those bold and daring short hairstyles that not everyone can pull off easily. It is an extremely short hairdo with beautiful waves like curls that appear to be super bouncy and voluminous. The hair has quite a texture to it that gives it an airy kind of an effect.

This hairstyle is for those who don’t like putting in too much effort for their hair but also want to look stylish and chic. This is a super sleek, flat and straight bob with a neat side parting and equal length hair at the bottom. This style is simple yet looks really good.This hairstyle is for those who don’t like putting in too much effort for their hair but also want to look stylish and chic. This is a super sleek, flat and straight bob with a neat side parting and equal length hair at the bottom. This style is simple yet looks really good.

Here is another bob hairstyle, yet so distinct and different from the rest. This is a kind of a messy short bob with tousled hair at the top followed by soft waves-like curls that look healthy and flowy.Here is another bob hairstyle, yet so distinct and different from the rest. This is a kind of a messy short bob with tousled hair at the top followed by soft waves-like curls that look healthy and flowy.

This is an absolutely breathtaking short hairstyle with a lot of layers of short hair on top of each other that are super straight, sleek and glossy. The hair length is till the nape of the check which is what really that gives it the edgy kind of a look.This is an absolutely breathtaking short hairstyle with a lot of layers of short hair on top of each other that are super straight, sleek and glossy. The hair length is till the nape of the check which is what really that gives it the edgy kind of a look.

Pick your favorite short hairstyle from this gallery and get ready to have a few heads turn your way!


Why go short?

It’s a good question, but as women get older, hair can get a bit thinner which doesn’t look as good when long.  Also, shorter hair is much more manageable.  When it’s long, styling time is much longer.

Short is not a precise term.  It can be a bob or a shoulder length layered cut.  It can also be very short akin to a man’s cut which can look striking as well.

That said, long hair offers a lot more styling options such as upstyle, ponytail, braids, etc.  This can be fun and it’s an easy way to completely change your look day-to-day.

What about being a brunette?

There’s not much of a decision here.  Brunette is one of the most common natural hairstyle.  While many brunettes opt to dye hair blonde, most don’t.  In fact, some blondes dye it brunette.

In fact, for many women, I think brunette looks better; a natural brunette can look a little odd when opting to dye it blonde.  It just doesn’t fit well.

Adding Highlights

Another way to add some depth and texture to a brunette hair color is to add highlights.  While going straight blonde can look a bit odd, short brunette with highlights can offer a bit of interest without resulting in an odd look.

Shades of brown

Brunette or brown isn’t just one shade.  There are many shades.  Sometimes it’s referred to light, medium or dark brown.  In other instances, there may be a more sophisticated name applied such as:

  • Golden brown;
  • Honey brown;
  • Caramel;
  • Cocoa;
  • Sandy;
  • Dark chocolate;
  • Light ash;
  • Sun-kissed;
  • Dark;
  • Light;
  • Milk-chocolate;
  • Red-brown;
  • Cappucino;
  • Chestnut;
  • Dark ash;
  • Chocolate cherry;
  • Cola;
  • Plumb; and
  • Mahogany.

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What should you do?

Check out our gallery above and find a look that you’re looking for.  The variety is enormous and we strive to provide a varied set of options so you can get a lot of ideas. Pay attention to face types as well because face types can certainly dictate what type of hair cut you should get.


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