Wondering if short hair is right for you? Fortunately, there's a genius trick to getting the answer (sans scissors). Plus, we've rounded up our favorite A-lister short hair looks to give you all the #shorthairinspo you desire. From Rihanna's bad girl bob to K. Stew's buzz cut, keep scrolling, and you're bound to find something that you'll love.
Technically, Cara is growing out her super short hairstyle– but we're obsessed with her new side-swept bob. If you're currently growing out a pixie crop– let Cara be your inspo.
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Actress Taraji P. Henson has given us several aspirational short-hair looks, but this asymmetrical crop with a shaved side is one of our favorites.
Earlier this year, Emilia Clarke went for an almighty chop, and we love it. She revealed her inspiration was Gwyneth Paltrow's infamous '90s cut, as she wrote on her Instagram, "Me: I’m thinking when Gwyneth and Brad had the same haircut. @jennychohair: I got ‘chu."
Oh, hello, shiny bob. We're used to seeing Alicia Keys with long braided hair, but we're very much enjoying this cropped bob.
Irina Shayk stepped out with a seriously daring choppy bob and fringe combo at the Dsquared2 Milan S/S 19 fashion show. We love this fierce look on her.
This windblown crop of Kerry Washington's is giving us serious just-got-out-of-the-convertible vibes.
Kelly Osbourne ditched her lilac roots in favor of blonde, and it looks better than ever. Give your shorter hair volume with Orbie's Swept Up Volume Spray ($42) after you've washed and blow-dried it.
Ruth Negga's haircut makes for ideal inspiration for anyone with naturally curly hair.
Upgrade that lob with a slicked back wet look like Selena Gomez. Ask your hairdresser for longer layers so you can transform your look from day to night with products.
Kate Hudson makes growing out a buzz cut look effortless with this textured crop adorned with a simple black headband at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Solange Knowles's short hairstyle will suit diamond-, oval- and square-shaped faces.
Claire Foy proves a simple quiff can make a short haircut look seriously cool.
Zoë Kravitz proved how striking a pixie crop could look, especially when it's super blonde. Note the mussed-up texture, which makes it look both effortless and cool.
Sam Rollinson shows how a micro bob can look seriously cool, plus the piece-y fringe frames her face.
If you think short hair and baby bangs don't mix, check out Keke Palmer's pixie with a petite fringe and think again.
One word: wow. When Kristen Stewart unveiled this look, we realized that this was the haircut she's been looking for her whole life.
The bowl cut isn't a hairstyle that suits everyone, but Zendaya's gorgeous dark eyes really set this off.
The side shave and the quiff are very reminiscent of Miley Cyrus, but that's not a bad thing. We love this hue and cut on Katy Perry.
Not content with simply having super-short hair, Nicole Richie has also gone for that super-platinum blonde we love.
Michelle Williams is arguably the queen of the short haircut. This platinum crop, which she debuted at the Academy Awards, is a stunning iteration of her shorter 'dos, and it might well be our favorite.
Lupita Nyong'o's short haircut suits oval- and heart-shaped faces.
Kate Hudson shows us how to own a buzzcut with this hair transformation. Think of the time you'd save getting ready in the mornings with this look!
If you're after something universally flattering, look no further. Rihanna's bob hairstyle suits round-, oval-, square-, heart- and diamond-shaped faces.
If there's one thing we know about Kristen Stewart, it's that she knows a thing or two about rocking a short crop. To get something similar, make sure you ask for it to be cut long at the front.
Got a diamond-, oval-, heart- or square-shaped face? Try a blunt bob like Jourdan Dunn's.
J. Hud keeps it short, spiky, and chic. Use some hair pomade or texturized to keep the front piece-y.
Coco Rocha has tried out many different hairstyles in her time, but we do love this short, sharp bob on her. The '90s-style fringe is definitely something we can get on board with.
We can feel ourselves growing more sophisticated just by looking at this sleek bob on Naomie Harris.
When VB went short, she really went for it. And we loved it. While her long hair is her signature look, we're still a fan of this pixie crop.
Hikari Mori is the first person to make us swoon over this haircut since Shawn in Boy Meets World.
When Kate Moss stepped out with this haircut in 2001, everyone went dashing to the salon. The beauty of this look is that it hasn't lost its power, and it's as chic and modern today as it was then.
This short platinum shave has been Cynthia Erivo's signature look for a while, and we can certainly see why.
Remember when Natalie Portman shaved her head for her role in V for Vendetta? While the star was growing her hair back, she also ended up with this gorgeous pixie crop.
Halle Berry rocks a seriously punk-rock fringe in the front of her short, angular 'do.
Taylor Swift's bob hairstyle is great for square-, diamond-, oval- and heart-shaped faces.
We love all of Viola Davis' hair looks, but her natural curls with a subtle red coloring are always a highlight.
Even a super-short haircut like Emma Watson's can take an accessory. A small decorative comb is an easy way to elevate your look. Check out Dolce & Gabbana's gold-tone Swarovski crystal and faux pearl hair slide if you're feeling flush.
Queen Bey has been wearing her locks long for a while, but let's not forget this great honeyed bob moment.
Jessie J's short, textured haircut is perfect for oval- and heart-shaped faces.
Comedy queen Leslie Jones' pompadour is equal parts cool, quirky, and trendy.
Charlize Theron's short, side-swept cut suits heart-, diamond- and oval-shaped faces.
She mad being bald look badass in Black Panther, and Danai Gurira's hardline fade here has us itching for the clippers.
Anne Hathaway's short haircut is longer on top. This gives her the flexibility to play with her parting and the texture to mix up her hairstyle on the daily.
Morena Baccarin shows us how to pull off the perfect pageboy cut while still keeping things feminine.
Mia Wasikowska's side-parted bob looks soft because the unfinished ends balance out the sleek texture.
Camilla Belle's curled bob is a great example of retro-inspired without feeling dated.
Think you can't embrace braids with short hair? Think again. Here Mulligan has used a small fishtail braid to pull the hair off her face. Clever.
Long layers, slicked back like Demi's, are a chic style for any occasion.
Ginnifer Goodwin got the headband memo.
Jessica Alba's wavy, tousled chop is effortlessly chic, especially with her honey blonde color.
Super short paired with lots of mascara is the trick to this elfin look.
Rita Ora's shaggy, front-combed pixie is making us re-evaluate our relationship with the term "combover."
The fringe on this is a cute way to do the super-short crop.
Stenberg's natural curl pattern gives them the prettiest, face-framing spiral bangs.
Want to go short and add a different color? Look to Helen Mirren for some hair inspo.
If you're into just-rolled-out-fo-bed hair, Thandie Newton's textured pixie will be right up your alley.
Lily Collins knows how versatile a bob is. Wear it sleek, textured, or style it with retro Marcel-esque waves for a party.
Calling all beach-wave lovers: Ciara's deep side part is the ultimate way to show off that texture.
Trust Tilda Swinton to go for something a little more left field. This quiffed short crop is made all the more dramatic by the shade of bold blonde.