If you've always wanted to go short, now's a better time than ever to take the plunge (think: less sweaty hair moments). But there's no going back once you commit to the chop—unless you're doubling down on hair gummies—so how the hell are you supposed to style it once you do? Here, 60 celebrity looks that will act as your spiritual hair guide.
Proof that black is never boring: Annie Clark's satiny, manicured bob. Round-brush your hair inwards if you have naturally straight hair or spend a time with a flat iron to re-create this sophisticated look.
This "business at the bottom, party on top" style just goes to show that an unfussy top knot can transform any look, even on cropped hair.
The cool-girl model look is straight from the runways. If you have naturally kinky hair, it means brushing it up from the roots (the more height, the more power to you) and shaved on the sides.
Who actually ever got over these Sailor Moon hair buns? When you have ombre highlights, they look even cooler.
We're mesmerized with everything about this look, from the dress, to the lips, to the shimmery shadow that matches the frosty flapper cut (!!!) Platinum gals, save this to your Pinterest, STAT.
The new cool girl pixie cut is shorn on the sides with thick bangs at the front, and a mixture of dark and light tones.
Or, you could go the old faithful route with a classic Audrey Hepburn-esque pixie à la Winnie Harlow.
When your outfit and big earrings are taking center stage keep your hair swept up and curled to keep it out of your line of sight.
Zendaya's channeling '60s girl groups with this pretty, voluminous curly 'do that's all about the hairspray.
Musician Kacy Hill shows us the freshest way to break up a cropped bob: cropped, thick, and even bangs.
We can't tell what we're more into: the perfect beachy waves or the root-y platinum look this brunette model is going for.
Beauty PSA: Pastels and platinum hues are much easier to pull off for short-haired girls than long-haired ones—you avoid that whole mermaid thing.
The bold RiRi take on the bob involves midnight black strands and thick, in-your-face bangs.
One of the sleekest short cuts ever? Here, the supermodel shows us what it looks like when you ask your stylist to take your bob up an inch, cut slightly cropped side-swept bangs, and apply a super-conditioning hair mask.
One way to play with shorter strands if you have naturally curly texture: let it grow out at the front and have your stylist cut it closer on the sides. The tousled bangs will be worth the sweaty forehead situation in the summer.
In which Kristen Stewart convinces us that shaved, bleached hair is definitely one badass way to keep your head cool in the heat (now, if only we had her courage to go through with it).
It's tough to choose our favorite of all of Katy Perry's dye jobs, but this sweet retro blonde style—with a single green strand in the mix—takes the cake.
The ideal light-as-air lob: one that's gently curled out at the ends and gets lighter toward the bottom for an ombre effect.
The flapper pin-curls of the '20s are still just as glamorous today, as shown by Loving star Ruth Negga at the Golden Globes.
Platinum-blonde Michelle Williams might be our favorite version of Michelle Williams, like ever; here her signature crop is flat-ironed like a satin sheet and tucked behind both ears. Sweet and chic.
Monáe's been experimenting with all kinds of beauty looks for her Hidden Figures press tour, from Minnie Mouse ears adorned with safety pins to extravagant top knots. But for the everyday, we're all about the sophisticated puffy curls that give this blunt look so much more character.
Not your average pixie cut alert: if you're got a boyish shape like Halsey's, brush your bangs toward your eye-line if they're super-shorn instead of angling them back.
One of our favorite hairstyle chameleons, Sarah Paulson shows us how to rock visible roots without looking like you slept on a few colorist sessions. She incorporates the dual-tone color into her red-carpet style with a blunt cut and equally edgy waves.
Behold one of the sweetest pixie cuts we've spotted yet this year—a piece-y fringe masterpiece we're bookmarking for summer.
Here's simple cut that's instantly elevated by a little curl in the strands closest to the face. It's one five-minute curling iron trick that'll make a *world* of difference.
Everything about this look is pure magic, from the short, rounded curls to the shimmery cat eye 😍.
Curly haired gals, we've got you: use a diffuser when you're drying hair to boost volume at the rooms. Or, look for a half-inch curler if you want to create your own corkscrew curls.
A sweet layered bob that's just the right right length and style for angular faces. Pro tip: a little bit of waving action with a flat iron is the fastest way to nab this style if you've got straight hair.
The dip-dye highlights right at the ends of her hair add a perfect little pop of color to this wavy look.
Tuck or pin your hair behind your ears to fake a half-updo.