In 2009, Ashley Olsen debuted a killer angled bob—and that was all the convincing we needed to crop our hair shorter than it had been since the fourth grade. Now, even more celebs are favoring shorter styles like lobs, bobs, and pixie cuts—giving us plenty of reason to go under the shears again. In honor of the courage it takes to go short, we’ve gathered nine celebrity looks that are inspiring us to part ways with our long locks. Because, at the end of the day, it’s only hair, right?
Keep clicking to see the shorter styles we're obsessed with!
The singer's chin-grazing chop is balanced by sweeping bangs, for an edgy, feminine look that anyone could pull off.
Only JLaw could make us want to copy her "growing-out-phase" hair.
Whether you love or hate her orange hair color, you've got to admit this layered, made-for-texture cut exudes a too-cool-for-school vibe.
We like to think that Jessica Alba's collarbone-grazing cut is a "gateway haircut" to a more dramatic chop.
The actress' bob is simple elegance at its finest; it feels fresh and modern when paired with loosely curled, bouncy ends.
This wavy, blunt lob is giving us some serious hair envy, thanks for hairstylist Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One salon (and don't even get us started on how perfect the ombré is).
Jennifer Hudson's pixie is surprisingly versatile, thanks to the cropped sides and hair that's slightly longer on top.
Our imaginary BFF Mindy Kaling debuted her shorter chop on Instagram with the caption "See ya sweaty neck, I've got work to do." It's cute and practical, further proof that we should be calling our stylist ASAP. (Kaling credits Clariss Rubenstein as the master stylist behind this look).
The singer's newly shorn style proves that long hair is "So Yesterday” (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves).
How short are you willing to cut your hair? Would you consider one of these styles? Let us know in the comments!