60+ Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for When You Want to Shake Things Up

Short hair, don't care.

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If you've always wanted to go short, may we just say: The time is now. Nothing says summer like a breeze blowing against your bare neck. And in the winter, fewer sweaty hair moments mean you can style and go, no worries. You see, what we're really saying is, the perfect moment to lop off your locks and go for a jaw-skimming (or shorter) cut is...whenever. To get you inspired to make the chop—and to help you figure out what to do with your hair once you've gone short, we've hand-picked 66 totally gorgeous, varied celebrity looks that will act as your spiritual hair guide.

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Cardi B.

Long live the pixie cut Cardi B debuted at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Celeb stylist Tokyo Styles is responsible for this wig, which paid homage to Halle Berry's famous '90s 'do in the best way. Leave it to Cardi to make this throwback style feel complete fresh.

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Vanessa Hudgens

If you can't decide to go shorter or keep your length, try both! ICYMI: mismatched lengths are in, as shown by Vanessa Hudgens' asymmetrical lob. If you really want to make a statement, add a side part and a hair flip, like so.

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Gabrielle Union

Want a style that screams "Grown Woman" (who has her shit together)? Peep Gabrielle Union's most recent cut. You can never go wrong with a deep side-swoop, which pairs perfectly with a wispy bob.

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Olivia Culpo

Life hack: When you don't feel like dealing with your hair, slick it back. Culpo added flair to her glossy lob with faintly flipped ends. To get your hair to look just as sleek, add a generous amount of Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment (it's KKW's go-to).

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Hailey Baldwin

Over the years, Hailey Baldwin has experimented with several hair colors. She's transformed her locks from chestnut brown to pastel pink. But Baldwin keeps going back to blonde, and considering how good this wavy bob looks in that hue, we 100-percent support the decision.

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Halsey

Halsey's cotton-candy pink hair is serving retro vibes, and we're here for it. Notice how much volume she has...on short hair. Don't let anyone tell you it has to be otherwise.

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Rowan Blanchard

Try not to be distracted by Rowan Blanchard's gorgeous ultraviolet eyeshadow, and pay attention to this blunt cut. The tried-and-true ear tuck trick always works for added dimension—especially when accompanied by beachy waves.

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen's dip-dyed highlights look even more prominent when cut into a lob. Oh, and as Mama Teigen proves, waves will always grace your hair with lots and lots of body.

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Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles (who I like to call Solo the Songstress) stuns in every style. However, her natural curls kept short and dipped in platinum might arguably be my favorite. Just look at those perfect ringlets!

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Duckie Thot

The badass lob Supermodel Duckie Thot wore at Rihanna's 2018 Diamond Ball proves that shine and a fierce af cut will take you far. You go, girl!

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Kate Hudson

Never let go of your childhood headbands. Why? Because hair accessories will always come back in style. Take a tip from Kate Hudson and pair your polished pixie cut with a dainty headband.

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Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan is the ultimate Beauty Queen with this lob, which is in a league of its own. The cut, the color, the style is everything. These are the waves we should all be striving for in 2019.

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Zendaya

Was 2018 the year of the bob? Maybe. Zendaya's rounded bob was achieved with the help of a flat-iron to add a soft bump to her ends. Choppy bangs, meanwhile, add edge to keep this classic style feeling young and modern.

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Tessa Thompson

Major heart eyes for actress Tessa Thompson's latest starring role in Creed II AND this gorgeous chin-grazing cut we'll never get over. Romantic waves dress up this bob beautifully.

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Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz won the Met Gala last year with her icy-blonde pixie. If you've been debating going for the big chop come 2019, let this convince you that a classic cut paired with a fierce color will never do you wrong. New year, new you, ya know?

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Cara Delevingne

Never underestimate the power of grey hair. It's chic, okay, so let those grey strands come out to play if they're showing up. Ms. Delevingne somehow made her grey-blonde cut look even cooler with a classic '50s S-wave in the front.

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Amandla Stenberg

Fact: Amandla Stenberg changes her hair as often as the weather (and we love it). On this day, she decided to go with a deep side-part and slicked curls. Be sure to use a pomade to finger-through your curls so they'll look extra defined like this.

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Lucy Hale

Jet-black hair is a lewk. Try pairing this inky color with a subtle asymmetrical cut, like Hale's, and you'll instantly become the coolest-looking girl in the room.

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Ruth Negga

It's impossible to pick which short hairstyle actress Ruth Negga looks the best in. From close-cut natural curls to spikey pixie cuts, she slays all day. This super-sleek + straight combo is up there though.

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DeWanda Wise

Tip: Glorious curls and a subtle touch of color will breathe so much life into a standard bob. Doesn't actress DeWanda Wise's textured cut make you want to try curly bangs? Same.

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Emilia Clarke

The GoT's star's grown-out pixie manages to look mature and fresh, edgy and sophisticated, all at once. Plus, her high-contrast color job adds major dimension. Are we bold enough to bring this pic to our stylist? We just might be...

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Janelle Monáe

Things Janelle Monáe is good at: Having excellent hair. And singing. And acting. And accessorizing. Okay, fine—she's good at everything, like amping up a basic pixie cut with a ton of short, choppy layers, and a few rakes of pomade for texture and hold.

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Samile Bermannelli

Let us all bow down to these insanely gorgeous curls that manage to stay voluminous on top thanks to a smattering of short, graduated layers. For even more of a heart-shaped lewk, create a deep side-part over the arch of one eyebrow, like Bermannelli's.

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Rooney Mara

A headband with bangs can veer into schoolgirl territory, but pair it with blunt microbangs, à la Mara's, and you've got a straight-up gamine look that feels both modern and retro.

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Annie Clark

Proof that black is never boring: Annie Clark's satiny, manicured bob. To get the same smooth, curved-under look, roll sections of damp hair around a medium-size round brush and pull taut while you blow-dry.

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Lineisy Montero

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.

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Andrea Riseborough

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.

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Winnie Harlow

Or, you could go the old faithful route with a classic Audrey Hepburn-esque pixie à la Winnie Harlow.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

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.

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Rihanna

The bold RiRi take on the bob involves midnight black strands and thick, in-your-face bangs.

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