We spoke to the experts to round up our favorite A-lister short hair looks (to give you all the #shorthairinspo you desire) and determine a few styling tricks. Whether your hair is naturally textured, or usually falls pretty flat—we've got you covered with the short hairstyle that will best suit you.
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Keep scrolling for 60 of the best short women's hairstyles.
Deep Side Part With Texture
Technically, Cara is growing out her super short hairstyle—but we're obsessed with her side-swept bob. If you're currently growing out a pixie crop, let Cara be your inspo.
Asymmetric With a Slight Undercut
Taraji P. Henson has given us several aspirational short-hair looks, but this asymmetrical crop with a shaved side is one of our favorites.
When Emilia Clarke went for an almighty chop, she revealed her inspiration was Gwyneth Paltrow's infamous '90s cut. She wrote on her Instagram, "Me: I’m thinking when Gwyneth and Brad had the same haircut. @jennychohair: I got ‘chu."
Oh, hello, shiny pompadour. We're used to seeing Alicia Keys with long braided hair, but we're very much enjoying this cropped 'do.
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.
Tousled and Short
This windblown crop of Kerry Washington's is giving us serious just-got-out-of-the-convertible vibes.
Kelly Osbourne's signature lilac roots make quite the statement when styled in a wavy mohawk. Give your shorter hair volume with Oribe's Swept Up Volume Spray ($42) after you've washed and blow-dried it.
Wet-Look Lob With Side Part
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.
Bob With Short Bangs
Solange Knowles's short hairstyle will suit diamond-, oval-, and square-shaped faces. According to Grenia, the key to a similar style starts in the shower. "Prep curls using a hydration boosting shampoo and conditioner (I love IGK Thirsty Girl Anti-frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, $27) and for best results, leave the conditioner in the hair for an extra five to ten minutes, brush well and rinse. Using a microfiber towel, gently squeeze excess moisture from the hair." Allow to air-dry and you're golden.
Side-Parted and Short
The Crown's Claire Foy proves a simple quiff can make a short haircut look seriously cool. And might we add, her bejeweled top pulls the entire look together in a rather regal way.
Zoë Kravitz proves 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.
Blunt Bob With Bangs
Sam Rollinson shows how a micro bob can look seriously cool, plus the piecey fringe frames her face.
'90s Short With Bangs
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.
Chic Bowl Cut
The bowl cut isn't a hairstyle that suits everyone, but Zendaya's gorgeous dark eyes really set this off.
Undercut With Swoop
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.
Blunt Lob With Side Part
Not content with simply having super-short hair, Nicole Richie has also gone for that super-platinum blonde we love.
Pixie With Texture
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.
Here's how to own a buzzcut: project confidence by drawing even more attention to the style with buzzed-in designs on one side of the head.
Blunt Bob With Texture and Bangs
If you're after something universally flattering, look no further. Yara Shahidi's curly bob hairstyle suits round-, oval-, square-, heart- and diamond-shaped faces.
The best way to rock a short crop is to add product and spike the hair sky-high. To get something similar, make sure you ask for it to be cut long at the front, so you have length to play with.
Center-Parted Wavy Lob
Got a diamond-, oval-, heart- or square-shaped face? Try a blunt bob like Jourdan Dunn's. Got some texture to work with? Don't be afraid to play with it. "There are so many great products that enhance your natural waves or curl while preventing frizz," Heath says. "You can use a product like R+Co. MOON LANDING Ant-Humidity Spray ($33) on your curls once they are dry, too."
Jennifer Hudson keeps it short, spiky, and chic with this pixie cut. Use some hair pomade or texturized cream to keep the front piecey-looking.
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, too.
Slightly Side-Parted Bob
We can feel ourselves growing more sophisticated just by looking at this sleek bob on Regina King.
A slightly longer pixie allows you to show off your natural texture (just be sure to use a smoothing cream to keep the hair well-hydrated).
Center-Parted and Ear-Length
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 dashed 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.
Buzzed on the Sides
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.
Pixie With Length
Halle Berry rocks a seriously punk-rock fringe in the front of her short, angular 'do.
Chin-Length Bob With Heavy Bangs
Taylor Swift's bob hairstyle is great for square-, diamond-, oval- and heart-shaped faces.
Natural and Classic
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.
Middle Part With Fluffy Texture
Queen Bey has been wearing her locks long for a while, but let's not forget this great honeyed bob moment. If you have natural curls, try air-drying hair to achieve this look. "Using a towel, begin ‘scrunching’ hair to compress and encourage the natural curl pattern," advises Grenia. "Where desired, pick up 1-2 inch sections, twist hair in the natural direction of the curl, and gently compress. This is a great way to even out curl pattern and add texture to areas where hair may naturally be straighter."
Combed Forward Pixie
Jessie J's short, textured haircut is perfect for oval- and heart-shaped faces. And we just love this blonde hue against the singer's skin tone.
Straight Up and Styled
Comedy queen Leslie Jones' pompadour is equal parts cool, quirky, and trendy.
Side-Part With Slight Waves
Charlize Theron's short, side-swept cut suits heart-, diamond- and oval-shaped faces.
Rihanna's classy 'do is giving us major Old Hollywood vibes a la Mia Farrow. Perhaps it's the straight across baby bangs?
Tousled and Short
Anne Hathaway's short haircut is longer on top, which gives her the flexibility to play with her parting and the texture to mix up her hairstyle on the daily.
Side Part With Length On Top
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.
Short With a Single Braid
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.
Blown-Out and Slicked Back
Long layers, slicked back like Demi's, are a chic style for any occasion.
Short With a Headband
Queen of the short haircut, Ginnifer Goodwin got the headband memo.
Side-Parted With a Retro Twist
Jessica Alba's wavy, tousled chop is effortlessly chic, especially with her honey blonde color.
Rita Ora's shaggy, front-combed pixie is making us re-evaluate our relationship with the term "combover."
The fringe on Sienna Miller's cut is a cute way to do the super-short crop.
Asymmetric With Natural Texture
Amandla Stenberg's natural curl pattern gives way to the prettiest, face-framing spiral bangs.
Bob With a Blowout
We're loving the ease of Gabrielle Union's blown-out bob and swept side bang.
Air-Dried and Short
If you're into just-rolled-out-of-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.
Bob With Subtle Beach Waves
Calling all beach-wave lovers: Ciara's deep side part is the ultimate way to show off that texture.
Longer on Top
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.