25 Times Short Hairstyles Won in Our Book

Updated 01/22/18

The beauty of hair lies in its versatility. It's deeper than the surface of what meets the eye. Think about it: With hair, you have the freedom to express yourself however you see fit. Good hair changes can feel so incredibly liberating. So if you've been attached to your long locks for a while now, we encourage you to let go and embrace the rebirth of a new hairstyle.

Want to try a new look? Cut a few inches off and try short, chic hair. If you're unsure of where to start, we've pulled our favorite celebrity-approved short hairstyles that we're forever fawning over. Scroll through the slideshow to see them all.

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Solange looks like an ethereal goddess with her curly afro. Add some fluidity and shape to your curls by cutting them in a short, face-framing style like this. 

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Want shorter hair that falls into the medium-length category? Take actress Jamie Chung's shoulder-grazing lob for example. Dip-dyed ends work really well with this style.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum couldn't look chicer wearing this modern, tousled bob at the 2017 American Music Awards.

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Zendaya always serves up major hair goals. These vintage-inspired finger waves give her short cut a classic twist. 

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Oh, Zoë Kravitz. Her name constantly comes up at the Byrdie HQ because we can never get over how strikingly her beauty choices are. Let her classic pixie cut be all the inspiration you need to trade in your long locks. 

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We pride ourselves on being able to keep up with Kim Kardashian West's ever-changing hairstyles. She recently revisited platinum with this sleek, blunt bob and it's pretty amazing. 

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Rihanna is proof that bangs and bobs just work. Especially when an imperfect, layered cut is involved.

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It's impossible to talk short hair without Cara Delevingne. Her iconic, platinum pixie goes down in the books as one of the most badass hair switch-ups in celeb history. Look at how chic her cut looks adorned with a black satin headband. 

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Queen Beyoncé looks regal (per usual) in this voluminous blonde bob. Need we say more?

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Kristen Stewart's short hair needs no introduction. She's worn many cool-girl hairstyles in her day, but we're going to go out on a limb and say this platinum blonde fade is quite frankly our favorite edgy look. 

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We can't get over how downright cool Kate Mara is in this short cut. The longer length in the front that's curled to the side adds a stunning element of structure to this style. 

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Nina Dobrev swept back her short bob back in this glossy style at the Variety and Women in Film's 2017 pre-Emmy celebration. 

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Natural girls: Let your curls hang like Issa Rae's. Add some dimension by slicking them down in the front to give the allusion of a half-up, half-down look. 

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Olivia Culpo shows the beauty in simplicity with this classic, bone-straight bob tucked behind her ears.

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Supermodel Winnie Harlow looks like a true beauty in this Halle Berry–inspired cropped cut at the amfAR Gala in Cannes. 

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Bella Hadid paired her showstopping jumpsuit at the Met Gala with a classy lob that was slightly inverted at the ends. 

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Emma Stone looks regal at the 89th annual Academy Awards in her auburn lob dressed up with Old Hollywood curls. 

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Janelle Monae looks angelic in this spiky pixie cut accompanied with a whimsical headband to complete her dreamy look.

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Actress Ruth Negga continuously represents for the curly girls with her glamorous styles. Re-create her close-cropped curls with mini pinned curls or a tiny 1/2-inch flatiron. 

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Lily Collins continuously shows us how to do a wispy bob correctly.

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Ciara took her layered lob to the next level with this honey-blonde hair color that pops so gorgeously against her skin tone.

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Olivia Munn looked stunning at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in her softly waved lob. Add a few gradual highlights for an eye-catching look like this. 

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It's hard to take your eyes off of Scarlett Johansson in this jaw-dropping look. Her mohawk-inspired cut looks so elevated with those romantic curls that fall perfectly.

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Priyanka Chopra is serving major hair inspo in this asymmetrically cut lob. You can wear this sleek or add texture with messy waves. 

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It wasn't too long ago that Anne Hathaway transformed her long brunette locks into this grown-up pixie cut. Note how incredibly chic she looks with side-swept bangs.

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