The power of a good haircut knows no bounds. With it, troubles melt away, confidence is restored, and lives are refreshed, renewed. Think we’re exaggerating? Ask Natalie Portman or Emma Watson after they got their career-changing pixies, or Kate Mara when she got the lob that was copied around the world. Yes, a good cut can be truly life-changing—which is why we gathered 10 of our favorite celebrity chops in one place for your viewing pleasure. There have been quite a lot of good cuts this fall, but these 10 land at the top of our list.
From a shaggy lob with bangs to long, sleek layers à la Behati Prinsloo, keep scrolling for all the haircut inspo you need this season!
Elizabeth Olsen can do no wrong in the hair department, largely thanks to her hairstylist (and resident Byrdie hair guru) Mark Townsend. We love this medium-length chop; with a deep side part and lots of movement, it's the opposite of boring.
Another client of Townsend's, Johnson proves shaggy layers and blunt bangs can be every bit as elegant as an updo.
Proof that this look (which also happens to be fall's most popular cool-girl cut) can be as chic as it is rock 'n' roll? Look no further than Kerry Washington.
The wavy lob is the celebrity haircut of the moment, and the fact J.Law went for the plunge makes us all the more badly want to do it too. To copy her windswept texture, spritz a texturizing spray, like Ouai's Texturizing Hair Spray ($26), through your strands and muss them up a bit with your fingers.
This year's version of the Peter Pan cut is sleek and slicked closely to the head. Kate Mara will continue to serve as endless haircut inspiration.
The easiest way to spice up an in-between-length cut? Make sure the ends are choppy and blunt, like Selena Gomez's, and add just the hint of wave.
We're obsessed with how Lupita Nyong'o has been styling her natural hair lately, specifically this recent cut that's perfectly shaped but still looks effortless.
Rachel McAdams scored major points in our book with this daring cut, hitting right at lip level—all the better to show off that perfect bone structure, of course.
If you prefer your strands long, make them Victoria's Secret Angel–worthy by adding short layers near the top and tapering the ends, like Behati Prinsloo did.
Who says curly girls can't go the lob route too? Tessa Thompson proves it can be done. Style it into a deep side part and add a dab of moisturizing shine serum, like Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl-Enhancing Smoothie ($7).
Want more haircut inspiration? Check out our roundup of the It girl-approved short cuts for fine hair.