55 Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Major Inspo

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If you're stuck at home at the moment, why not use the time to plan your next short haircut? (Or, be brave enough to pick up the scissors and cut or trim your own hair, safely!) Join me in dreaming about the day you can sit in your stylist's chair again for a shape-up. You might as well start fresh with a short style that'll be conveniently off your neck for warm days to come. And you don't have to go short-short if you don't want to. Start by shedding off a few inches with a lob, then take it from there. There are endless options for every texture—so much freedom lies in short hair! Don't worry, these styles don't require tons of upkeep. If you're not the biggest hair person, there are shake-it-and-go options for you. 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, I've hand-picked 50+ totally gorgeous, varied celebrity looks that will act as your spiritual hair guide. You're going to want to save these to your mood board.

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Kendall Jenner

Try cutting a classic lob into a super-sharp, asymmetrical, angular shape for added dimension. Playing up the style with barrettes makes this look even more your own.

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Zoë Kravitz

Chances are, your eyes are fixated on the allure of Kravitz's ravishing red lipstick. But her face-framing pixie cut, which complements her features so well, also plays its part with choppy layers subdued with an inky-black hair color for peak chicness.

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Kaia Gerber

Gerber looks all grown up with the bob she debuted summer 2019. The supermodel has stuck to the chin-length cut for a while. Her slightly off-centered part and flippy ends matches her effortless appeal.

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Ryan Destiny

Actress Destiny looks incredible no matter the style, but this glossy-textured bob, made piece-y with a few perfectly placed stray hairs and wispy ends, is one our favorites.

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Sophie Turner

Turner looked nearly unrecognizable to Team MC's eyes at the 2019 Billboards Awards with her bright blonde lob. Take a flat-iron and add soft bends wherever you want more body to lift an otherwise flat lob with more volume.

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Zoey Deutch

The Politician actress Deutch told Marie Claire in an interview that this slicked-back, flipped bob is her favorite red carpet beauty look. We must agree.

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Jodie Turner-Smith

Allow Queen & Slim breakout actress Turner-Smith to take your breath away. In case you needed further confirmation, this constructive cut shows that natural curls can be worn in endless ways.

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Rowan Blanchard

This might be a hard ask, but I never want Blanchard to grow out her again. Short hair is made for the actress. If you don't feel like fussing with your hair at all, try this back-swept style to let your makeup steal the show.

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Margot Robbie

Feast your eyes on Robbie at the 86th Academy Awards, which should have featured a "Best Lob of the Night" award. This bright blonde, blunt cut lob accentuates her neckline so beautifully.

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Bella Hadid

This fall called for a bobbed-up Bella. Although everyone was saying this style is very KKW, this sultry dark chocolate shade and chin-grazing cut looked incredible on the supermodel. Another takeaway: your part doesn't have to be perfect. Let it go!

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Kim Kardashian West

The cool-girl code: wear a bone-straight bob, cut asymmetrically, with hater blocker shades inside for extra points. Leave it to KKW to make us all want to go out and buy more hairspray.

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Ashley Benson

Benson's been known to move on from hairstyles quick, but one thing she's kept consistent the past year is a short cut. Team MC has kept up with her ever-changing hair in 2019, but these golden mermaid waves reign supreme. Case in point: figuring out the shade that complements your skin tone the most should be a priority.

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Irina Shayk

Long hair Shayk is no longer, and the dramatic change to a sleek, angular bob is for the better. TBH, when you have a breathtaking bone structure like this do you even need hair to begin with?!?

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Selena Gomez

Warm shades of caramel peeking through is the reason Gomez's graduated bob doesn't look juvenile curled under. You can revive and modernize this '90s style with color.

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Ruby Rose

What sets Rose's salt and pepper pixie a part from the rest is her shaved sides. Sure, it's badass, but you're a badass too.

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Cynthia Erivo

Erivo showcases the most tried-and-true way to jazz up a buzzcut: color (but make it fun). The gradient effect of this platinum shade is eye-catching in the best way.

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Mila Kunis

Kunis' deep side part stylizes this cut so easily by adding structure. If you're sick of a straight-edge lob, get a little risqué with a shorter cut on one side.

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Michelle Weaver

OWN's Love Is actress Weaver is giving us '90s Halle Berry vibes with close-cut curls. The answer is no, this pixie style will never get old.

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Saoirse Ronan

There's nothing much more minimalist than a sleek, center-parted, blunt cut bob. Ronan is proof that this classic cut is peak elegance.

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Leighton Meester

Some extra styling, like a half bun à la Gossip Girl's Meester, takes the guesswork out of how to make a look your own. Plus, it'll show off your hair color if you also have ombré dip-dyed ends.

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Demi Lovato

Lovato's layered all the way up, which breathes life into an otherwise shapeless lob. The motto: the piece-ier, the messier, the better.

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MJ Rodriguez

Pose star MJ Rodriguez makes me want to add a bunch of spiral curls to my chin-length bob because a little extra drama changes up the whole lewk.

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Dua Lipa

A slightly asymmetrical bob like Lipa's will do nothing but accentuate your gorgeous jawline and give you more room to dress up your bare neckline with whatever you see fit.

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Keira Knightley

Can we talk about Knightly's next-level texture thanks to this eye-sweeping bang moment? A lewk.

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Damaris Goddrie

These defined curls look so gorgeous on Goddrie, and will look so goregous on you. You can always depend on tight ringlets for added dimension.

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Sienna Miller

If you're looking for an low-maintenance way to make your hair look fancy, romanticize your lob with softly flipped ends like Miller. A simple trick that makes all the difference.

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Halle Berry

You can't talk about short hair without paying homage to Berry's iconic pixie cut. There's a reason this style goes down in beauty's history books.

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Meagan Good

Good's skin looks so flawless, and there's no doubt her bright blonde pixie cut, which complements her complexion, has a lot to do with that glow.

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Julianne Hough

Hough's salt and pepper-streaked blonde in this swept-back style screams effortless in the best way.

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Carly Cushnie

Cushnie's caramel brown-dipped curls are beyond beautiful—especially tapered into this subtle frohawk cut.

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