"Should I cut my hair?"
It's a beauty question we all ask ourselves cyclically: Every six months or so, some event happens in our lives that inspires us to go in transition mode, and we feel the itch to do something to our hair to match the change. But then we get cold feet. Because we remember that one bad pixie cut we had seven years ago. And we fail to go for it. Well, not this time…
In 2018, there just so happens to be a slew of incredibly cool, badass, androgynous It girls whose buzz cuts, pompadours, and grown-out pixies give those of us with an inkling to go short no reason not to do it. Behold 10 of the coolest short haircuts in Hollywood.
Byrdie's go-to muse Zoë Kravitz has been serving these incredible '90s Halle Berry hair vibes lately, and whether she's juxtaposing them with artsy David Bowie makeup or something more polished like the glowy look above, it's just so good.
Fitness guru Bethany C. Meyers is something of a hair chameleon, but this dark buzz with a little volume on top is one of our favorite looks of hers, especially when paired with mile-long lashes and a classic red lip.
2018 doesn't even make sense without the gap-toothed glory that is model Slick Woods. This rose-gold version of her signature buzzcut is simply iconic.
You can always trust model/DJ/generally cool human Agathe Mougin to be rocking a stark white, Andy Warhol–esque crop.
British model Adwoa Aboah was one of the first buzzcut icons of the 21st century that we were truly inspired by, and she continues to prove that no hair can be just as seductive and commanding as (if not more than) waist-length waves.
Androgynous model Rain Dove identifies as a "gender capitalist," meaning they'll take advantage of whatever modeling opportunities come their way, posing in menswear or womenswear—whatever brands that will have them. Male or female, this slick, '50s-style pompadour would look incredible with a smoky eye and dewy, glass-like skin.
Dancer Mette Towley first shaved her head at the request of Rihanna (and when Fenty's superhuman founder says jump, you ask how high). In the end, the platinum buzz looks stunning, allowing Towley's bone structure and dark eyes to speak for themselves.
Ruth Bell has let her strands grow out a bit since that traffic-stopping platinum shaved head she debuted in 2015, but we're living for this grow-out stage. Her boyish, choppy pixie is just textured and dimensional enough to look flattering on pretty much every face shape.
Jill Soloway, creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent, chopped all their hair off and stopped wearing "glam" makeup in 2015 and has felt a sense of empowerment and relief as a result. That's one of the many cool things about inch-long hair: You don't have to style it at all for it to look instantly polished, especially when paired with a set of geometric glasses and a confident disposition.
You can't very well put together an ode to androgynous hair without acknowledging Roby Rose. This sleek, grown-out pixie looks equally chic, whether you slick it back or add some easy, sophisticated waves. We actually talked to Ruby Rose last year about her secrets to making your look more gender-bending. Read her sage advice here.