Many characters in cartoons are designed according to the exaggeration or reduction of their hairstyles. Cartoon characters with short hair may be common when it comes to males, however, it appears that there is a shortage of female character representation. This article collects a list of cartoon characters with short hair from all color spectrums, black, brown, curly, famous, and less known characters.
This list of short-haired cartoon characters is not ranked on popularity or any other basis.
1. Miss Grotke from Recess
The somewhat lightheaded fourth-grade teacher has short black hair and is dark-skinned. She may seem like an oblivious cartoon character cliche, but she’s an exceptional teacher, teaching her class far above their grade level with great success.
2. Dora Winifred “D.W.” Read from Arthur
Arthur’s younger sister is often the main character of episodes focusing on the younger cast. She has short light-brown hair with bangs. In “D.W. Queen of the Comeback” her hair is even shorter.
3. Dora the Explorer
Dora loves exploring, has short bob-line hair, hangs out with mostly boys, and doesn’t really seem to care about her looks. She’s had the same haircut since she was a toddler.
4. Go Go Tomago from Big Hero Cartoon Series
There are plenty of cartoon characters with short hair! Go Go dressed in dark clothing and have brown short black hair, with streaks of purple, but that doesn’t mean she is evil. Her hair just blends well with her overall style.
5. Gi from Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Gi is the most flexible Planeteer. She is a sophisticated, stylish, and trendy marine biologist. She has short, glossy black hair cut into a bob with bangs.
6. Judy Funnie from Doug
Judy’s defining character trait is that she’s a snobby artist who goes to a private high school. The “artsy” type with short red hair covered by a purple beret and circular shades.
7. Lois Griffin from Family Guy
Lois’ red hair is pretty unique among cartoon characters, but she wasn’t originally supposed to be a redhead. The pilot clips show that she had blonde hair rather than red hair.
8. Meg Griffin from Family Guy
Meg is often displayed as an emotionally fragile character, derived from desperation for love and attention. She probably inherited her brown hair and myopia from her father, famous for her short shoulder-length brown hair.
9. Peppermint Patty from Peanuts
Charlie’s good friend is a “rare gem” cartoon character. Despite her attempts to put ribbons in her hair with the hope to charm her teachers, it never works, and she continues to get D minus.
10. Patti Mayonnaise from Doug
Patricia is Doug’s love interest. Her hair is fluffy yet short in the Nickelodeon version and trimmed down even shorter in the Disney version.
11. Pearl from Steven Universe
Pearl needs structure and logic and gets easily flustered when things don’t go as planned. Her pinkish hair shaved at the middle of her forehead is the most noticeable, alongside her big nose, which somewhat resembles the crest of a blue jay or cardinal.
12. Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo
Velma is a member of the Scooby Gang. She has a short-and-stout appearance, a tacky haircut, and a relatively plain face with big glasses. She has brown-colored hair in the cartoons.
13. Buttercup from Powerpuff Girls
Buttercup is a badass magic girl. She has short black hair in a flip with a small triangular part on her forehead.
14. Betty Boop
A list of cartoon characters with short hair would not be complete without Betty’s spit curl haircut, a spiral curl usually plastered on the forehead, temple, or cheek.
15. Maxine Gibson from Batman Cartoon
The computer programmer character was deliberately added to the cartoon to try to up the show’s female viewership. She has very short dark hair dyed pink.
16. Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers
Lina is an awkward character, the eldest sibling of the Belcher family. Tina has the thickest head of black hair in the family.
17. Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Mandy is a merciless, rude, cynical, and manipulative character. She has short blonde hair accessorized with a black headband, curved into a style resembling devil horns.
18. Sarah from The New Batman Adventures
Sarah was once Bruce Wayne’s assistant. She has black-brownish stylish hair.
19. Dr. Liz Wilson from Garfield and Friends
Garfield’s vet, and Jon’s love interest. She claims that her black hair is all-natural. In the cartoon, her short hair is shown to be darker brown and is curlier than usual.
20. Mariko from Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Mariko was a cryogenics specialist at GothCorp and good friends with Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson.
21. Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons
The intelligent and collected cartoon character is the Simpsons’ middle child, Lisa is both a bookworm and something of the “hippie” of the family. Her blonde star shape hair never changes even as an adult.
22. Lady Jaye GI Joe Cartoon
A gifted linguist female soldier with short brown hair.
23. Kairi Tanaga Batman and Beyond
Kairi is a master martial artist, and one of the few characters who knows Bruce’s secret identity. She has a short black hairstyle.
24. Jane Lane from Daria
Daria’s best friend is a cynical skinny cartoon character with short hair. Jane has some artistic talent that tends to go under-appreciated.
25. Daffney Gillfin from The Snorks
A kind-hearted character with good intentions. Daffney loves shopping and is best known for her somewhat complicated relationship with Dimmy Finster. She has a short purple haircut and a red star-shaped hairpin.
26. Ace of Clubs from Justice League Cartoon
Ace is a dark character. As a child, she was kidnapped from her home and placed in a government-funded facility where she was trained to use her powers to become a destructive weapon.
27. Stella Stalactite from The Flintstones
A social worker at Bedrock. Stella is a tall and slender cavewoman with tan skin and short brown hair.
28. Amanda Waller Project Batman Beyond Cartoon
Project Cadmus’s head to counter the Justice League in the event they went against humanity’s best interests.
29. Missy from Big Mouth
A shy and nerdy character schoolgirl. Missy is sweet and kind to everybody and very interested in her studies. Missy gets a new hairstyle from short to box braids.
30. Trudy from The Proud Family
Penny’s mother is a veterinarian and, according to Penny, keeps everything in the Proud household together.
31. Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) from Superman/Batman Cartoon
The cartoon character version of Power girl works under the command of Captain Atom. She was assigned to watch over the new teenage Toyman. Power girl is a short blonde-haired superhero.
32. Wasp from The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Wasp is a student and a female superhero cartoon character with short auburn hair.
33. Rogue from X-Men Evolution
Rogue is an insecure teenager, she isolates herself from other people because of her mutant ability. Rogue’s cartoon version has short auburn hair with white streaks as bangs in the front of her hair.
34. Ginger from As Told By Ginger
Ginger Foutley wants desperately to be noticed but doesn’t like being looked at, although her short curly red hair is very noticeable.
35. Sergeants Emily “Steelheart” Hart from SilverHawks
Steelheart is a mechanic and a strong member of the SilverHawks. She has futuristic 80’s short hair.
36. Jubilee from Spiderman Cartoon
Jubilee is the youngest mutant of the X-Men. She has the power to create fireworks. The cartoon character has short 80’s hair, still relevant and stylish.
37. Livewire from The Superman Animated Series
An electrokinetic supervillain with short blue hair who dedicates her life to taking revenge against Superman.
38. Betty Rubble from The Flintstones
The black-haired cartoon character is the wife of caveman Barney Rubble and the adoptive mother of Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
39. Julie Yamamoto from Ben 10
Ben’s ex-girlfriend is kind, cheerful, spirited, and good-natured.
40. Francine Frensky from Arthur
An athletic cartoon character that enjoys competition. Francine and her family are monkeys.
41. Chloé from Star vs. the Forces of Evil
A French student who attends Echo Creek. Chloe is dark-skinned, possibly of some African descent, with short purple hair.
42. Luna Loud from The Loud House
A talented musician and guitarist who speaks in song lyrics! She has short brown hair styled into a near-pixie cut length.
43. EJ Randell from Clarence
Jeff’s mother and Sue’s wife, and a minor character in the cartoon series. EJ is a tall and hefty woman with a square head, short brown hair, and black eyes.
44. Loretta Sanchez-Johnson from WordGirl
A journalist of Action News. Loretta has short blonde hair.
45. Jayna from Wonder Twins
The female character of the Wonder Twins superhero duo.
46. Rhonda Wellington Lloyd from Hey Arnold
One of the most popular cartoon characters. A self-proclaimed “fashion queen”, Rhonda is spoiled, rich, obsessed with fashion, and a bit of a snob.
47. Luz Noceda from The Owl House
A teenage cartoon character who steps into the Boiling Isles, a world where magic is real. She stays and learns magic. Luz has brownish-purple short hair that is usually styled in a pixie cut and brown eyes.
48. Evil-Lyn He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cartoon
The evil witch looks more sinister with her headdress on, that spiked crown of hers is her signature look. Even though seeing her without the headdress is quite unique, she has stylish short gray/white hair. Only in the episode “The Witch and the Warrior” did Evil-Lyn remove her headpieces.
49. Valerie from Josie and the Pussy Cats
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51. Jane Jetson from The Jetsons
Jane Jetson was very much the American middle-class everywoman of 1963, although the cartoon is set in 2063.
52. Mirage from C.O.P.S.
Mirage served as an undercover agent in the C.O.P.S. team. She is a master of disguise, capable of infiltrating the criminal world. She is a young female with dark hair who could be pretty much anyone and wear any hairstyle.
53. Sabrina from Sabrina And The Groovie Goolies
The short platinum blond-haired teenage witch from The Archie Comedy Hour cartoon was aired in the 1970s.
54. Cleopatra from Asterix And Cleopatra
Cleopatra’s beautiful nose is admired by everyone in the Astrix animated movie. The Queen of Egypt had her hairstyle copied by Julius Caesar. The “nodus” featured a roll over the forehead that may have copied Cleopatra’s well-known rearing cobra.
55. Diner Character from Justice League Cartoon
One of two girls the Flash was talking to in a diner in an episode of Justice League. The Brave and the Bold part 1.