50 Queer Women with Outrageously Good Hair

Sometimes lesbians have bad hair. There, I said it. It’s okay though, because actually sometimes all sorts of people have bad hair. Luckily, sometimes all sorts of people also have good hair. And lesbians just happen to be all sorts of people. Wow, look at that. So here I bring you 49 queer women and one self-proclaimed lover of androids with outrageously good hair!

Okay. Now everyone stop asking me on Formspring what a lesbian haircut looks like.

Tell us all about your favorite haircuts in the comments!

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Lizz is a consumer, lover and writer of all things pop culture and the Fashion/Style Editor at Autostraddle.com. She is also full time medical student at Brown University in Providence, RI. You can find her on the twitter, the tumblr or even on the instagram.

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  1. Jessica Clark’s wife, Lacey Stone, was my trainer in NYC until she moved this year to LA..They are 2 of the hottest freakin’ women..Fairly certain on the rare occasions Jessica was present, my mouth was agape and possibly drooling

  2. There are days when I really want a haircut like the one Amber Elizabeth is rocking. It reminds me of that cut Jennifer Goodwin rocked a while ago and kept styling up into a wicked pompadour. I WANT THAT.

    Then there are days when I want pretty, long locks…. so I just keep it at a bob in order to achieve a happy middle.

    • No joke, last time I was at the hairdresser both the apprentice and the guy who cuts my hair told me I should style my hair like Ruby Rose’s because it’s the right length and “it would look hot.”

  3. In the name of being respectful and nitpicky on the internet, I don’t know that Jiz Lee would appreciate being identified as a queer *woman* or as a lesbian judging from this from their online bio: “Please refrain from the words “Lesbian” or “woman””.

    But their hair is still awesome in all its different minimalist permutations!


  4. I came here to find inspiration for my next cut and instead find mysel on this list! Thanks for the shout-out, that was a fun cut, got me lots of action. Maybe I’ll just have to do it again.

    • Your hair is your hair. I like my own hair long enough to bury my hands in. I’ve spent the last few years growing mine from shoulder-length to about my elbows–my goal is down to my hips, just to be able to say I had it that long–and gotten nothing but compliments. (Well, except for that time I left a hair the cake. When your hair gets to a certain length it is damn hard to pass it off as anyone else’s.)

  5. DJ Saratonin gets several points in my book: Not just for the hair but for the Magen David, the blazer and the HI Hawaii tshirt.

    Evan Rachel Wood *sigh* My fave Jewish girl rn. Oh, and I love that you included Missy Higgins.

    And lastly, yay to the return to red, Lindsay!

  6. Love, love, LOVE all of these haircuts,women/Androids!
    Makes me miss my Mohawk… But now I have
    an awesome Afro and a few members of my
    gay family have threatened to kick my butt if I ever cut it
    again… *sigh*
    But I do get many compliments daily about it, so
    It’s all good. :)

  7. Loveeee curls, curls, curlsss!!! Especially loose & wild. Jasika Nicole, Stephanie, Miss March 2013 & Luna. All so diff but all so gorg! And I also love the style on Jincey Lumpkin, that sleek look with the soft waves. So classic!

  8. Thanks for reminding me how insanely hot Sara Quin looks. I’ll never get over my huge crush on her. ahh life is so unfair!

    Amyway I have a thing for Frankie Sandford hair right now, even if she’s not a queer. The only thing stopping me from cutting my hair like hers is that her bangs always cover her eyes and I find it annoying!

  9. I want Nat Garcias haricut but im still trying to get up the courage to cut my hair short! Its been long-medium length for a while now. I just dont want to look ridiculous with short hair and be another bad haircut lesbian :0

  10. It is so refreshing to see so many lesbians with long hair on this list. So many people in the general population AND in the queer community associate short hair with lesbians and long hair with straight women. There is no “lesbian hair.”

      • 5 year old Riese reminds me of his girl I knew in pre-k who gave me a slug, I screamed and threw it across the playground.

        BUT I LIKE (COVERED IN) BEES! Not really I watched ‘My Girl’ and feared bees but I respect the shit out of them because of the Magic School Bus epi about them. I’m pretty sure remembering the bus itself was omnisexual turing into different things and shit, quite magical LIKE THESE QUEER HAIRCUTS. I need a queer(er) hair cut when I move to NYC it will happen, oh look a queer girl city guide about different NYC spots thanks AS!!

        Damn, 5 year old Riese’s hair cut gave me all kinds of childhood memories…FOND ONES! :D

  11. Even though Janelle says she likes androids, I still don’t see how that makes her ‘queer.’ Trust me, I want her to be a lesbian!lol She has a huge lesbian fan base, I get why she would say ‘androids.’

  12. I’m really happy about the number of women on this list with pretty long fancy hair. I’ve always had this random urge to chop my hair off just to “look gay”, but I LOVE my shoulder-length curls too much to do it, and this is more reassurance that yes, I am gay enough regardless of what my hair looks like. Thanks.

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