Thinking of Going Shorter? Here Are Celeb Hairstyles to Inspire You

'Cause short hair don't care.


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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.

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Cara Delevingne

short hairstyles: Cara Delevingne

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.

Taraji P. Hensen

Taraji P. Henson

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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.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke's '90s-Gwyneth Paltrow inspired cut
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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."

Alicia Keys

short hairstyles: Alicia Keys with bob hair

Alicia Keys

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

short hairstyles: Irina Shayk at the Dsquared2 Show Milan Fashion Week SS19
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Irina Shayk

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.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

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This windblown crop of Kerry Washington's is giving us serious just-got-out-of-the-convertible vibes.

Kelly Osbourne

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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

short hairstyles: Ruth Negga with a short curly haircut
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Ruth Negga's haircut makes for ideal inspiration for anyone with naturally curly hair.

Jenna Dewan

short hairstyles: Jenna Dewan at Billboard Music Awards 2018
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Jenna Dewan has had short hair for a while, but at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, she revealed an even shorter, sleeker bob complete with a center part. Oh, and we love her yellow eye shadow, too.

Selena Gomez

Short hairstyles: Selena Gomez shows off wet look bob haircut on Instagram

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

short hairstyles: Kate Hudson with short blonde hair
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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

Short hairstyles: Solange Knowles's short hairstyle will suit diamond-, oval- and square-shaped faces.
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Solange Knowles's short hairstyle will suit diamond-, oval- and square-shaped faces.

Claire Foy

short hairstyles: Claire Foy with short brown hair and a quiff
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Claire Foy proves a simple quiff can make a short haircut look seriously cool.

Zoë Kravitz

short hairstyles: Zoe Kravitz with short blonde hair at the 2017 MET Gala
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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

short hairstyles: Sam Rollinson with a super short bob
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Sam Rollinson shows how a micro bob can look seriously cool, plus the piece-y fringe frames her face.  

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer pixie with baby bangs

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If you think short hair and baby bangs don't mix, check out Keke Palmer's pixie with a petite fringe and think again.

Kristen Stewart

Short Hairstyles: Kristen Stewart with a no.1 haircut
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One word: wow. When Kristen Stewart unveiled this look, we realized that this was the haircut she's been looking for her whole life.


Short hairstyles: Zendaya's bowl cut at the Met Gala 2016
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The bowl cut isn't a hairstyle that suits everyone, but Zendaya's gorgeous dark eyes really set this off. 

Katy Perry

Short hairstyles: Katy Perry's new short blonde look
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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.

Nicole Richie

Short hairstyles: Nicole Richie with a chin-length bob, great for round and oval faces
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Not content with simply having super-short hair, Nicole Richie has also gone for that super-platinum blonde we love.

Michelle Williams

Short hairstyles: Michelle Williams with a gorgeous platinum blonde at this year's Oscars
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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

Short hairstyles: Lupita Nyong'o suits oval- and heart-shaped faces.
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Lupita Nyong'o's short haircut suits oval- and heart-shaped faces.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson brunette buzzcut
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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!


Short hairstyles: Rihanna's bob hairstyle suits round-, oval-, square-, heart- and diamond-shaped faces.
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If you're after something universally flattering, look no further. Rihanna's bob hairstyle suits round-, oval-, square-, heart- and diamond-shaped faces.

Kristen Stewart

Short hairstyles: Kristen Stewart's short dark crop
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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.

Jourdan Dunn

Short hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn's short haircut suits a diamond-, oval-, heart- and square-shaped face? T
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Got a diamond-, oval-, heart- or square-shaped face? Try a blunt bob like Jourdan Dunn's.

Ruby Rose

Short hairstyles: Ruby Rose's slicked-back short haircut
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As seen on Ruby Rose, this unconventional cut is easy to pull off when you've got an amazing face and incredible eyebrows. Make sure your brows are looking just as sharp.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

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J. Hud keeps it short, spiky, and chic. Use some hair pomade or texturized to keep the front piece-y.

Coco Rocha

Short hairstyles: Coco Rocha with a blunt, '90s style fringe and a chin-length bob
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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.

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris
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We can feel ourselves growing more sophisticated just by looking at this sleek bob on Naomie Harris.

Victoria Beckham

Short hairstyles: Victoria Beckham with an short elfin crop, perfect for heart-shaped faces

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

Hikari Mori

Hikari Mori is the first person to make us swoon over this haircut since Shawn in Boy Meets World.

Kate Moss

Short hairstyles: kate moss with pixie crop
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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. 

Cynthia Erivo

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This short platinum shave has been Cynthia Erivo's signature look for a while, and we can certainly see why.

Natalie Portman

Short hairstyles: Natalie Portman's cute crop is a great look for oval-shaped faceds
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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

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Halle Berry rocks a seriously punk-rock fringe in the front of her short, angular 'do.

Taylor Swift

Short hairstyles: Taylor Swift's bob is great for square-, diamond-, oval- and heart-shaped faces.
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Taylor Swift's bob hairstyle is great for square-, diamond-, oval- and heart-shaped faces.

Viola Davis

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We love all of Viola Davis' hair looks, but her natural curls with a subtle red coloring are always a highlight.

Emma Watson

Short hairstyles: Emma Watson's super short haircut looks great with this comb accessory.
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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. 


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Queen Bey has been wearing her locks long for a while, but let's not forget this great honeyed bob moment.

Jessie J

Short hairstyles: Jessie J's short and texture haircut is perfect for oval- and heart-shaped faces.
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Jessie J's short, textured haircut is perfect for oval- and heart-shaped faces.

Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

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Comedy queen Leslie Jones' pompadour is equal parts cool, quirky, and trendy.

Charlize Theron

Short hairstyles: Charlize Theron's short, side-swept cut suits heart-, diamond- and oval-shaped faces.
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Charlize Theron's short, side-swept cut suits heart-, diamond- and oval-shaped faces.

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

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She mad being bald look badass in Black Panther, and Danai Gurira's hardline fade here has us itching for the clippers.

Anne Hathaway

Short hairstyles: Anne Hathaway's short haircut is longer on top. This gives her the flexibility to play with her parting and texture.
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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

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Morena Baccarin shows us how to pull off the perfect pageboy cut while still keeping things feminine.

Mia Wasikowska

Short hairstyles: Mia Wasikowska's sleek bob will suit oval-, square- and diamond-shaped faces
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Mia Wasikowska's side-parted bob looks soft because the unfinished ends balance out the sleek texture.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle

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Camilla Belle's curled bob is a great example of retro-inspired without feeling dated.

Carey Mulligan

Short hairstyles: 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.
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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.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

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Long layers, slicked back like Demi's, are a chic style for any occasion.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Short hairstyles: Ginnifer Goodwin sports a jet-black crop
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Ginnifer Goodwin got the headband memo.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba's wavy, tousled chop is effortlessly chic, especially with her honey blonde color.

Mia Farrow

Short hairstyles: Mia Farrow's classic elfin crop is simply stunning
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Super short paired with lots of mascara is the trick to this elfin look.

Rita Ora

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Rita Ora's shaggy, front-combed pixie is making us re-evaluate our relationship with the term "combover."

Sienna Miller

Short hairstyles: Sienna Miller looks incredible with a pretty elfin crop and a long fringe
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The fringe on this is a cute way to do the super-short crop.

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

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Stenberg's natural curl pattern gives them the prettiest, face-framing spiral bangs.

Helen Mirren

Short hairstyles: Hellen Mirren rocks a crop and pink hair at the same time
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Want to go short and add a different color? Look to Helen Mirren for some hair inspo.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton textured pixie

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If you're into just-rolled-out-fo-bed hair, Thandie Newton's textured pixie will be right up your alley.

Lily Collins

Short hairstyles: Lily Collins has a classic flapper-style bob
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Lily Collins knows how versatile a bob is. Wear it sleek, textured, or style it with retro Marcel-esque waves for a party.



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Calling all beach-wave lovers: Ciara's deep side part is the ultimate way to show off that texture.

Tilda Swinton

Short hairstyles: Tilda Swinton has a chic slicked over quiff and a short back and sides cut
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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. 

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