100+ Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Major Inspo

Let your haircut planning commence!

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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 spring and summer 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 100+ 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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Zoë Kravitz

Chances are your eyes are fixated on the allure of Kravitz's ravishing red lipstick. 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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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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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 recently told Marie Claire in an interview that this slicked-back, flipped bob is by 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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Katie Holmes

Elegantly styled finger waves will make your hair look like its been touched by an angel. Holmes owned the red carpet with this classic style.

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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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Ciara

It's impossible to forget 2015 Ciara because no one else wore a bob with bangs better. Peep the way her bangs seamlessly blend into her cascading layers, making this one of the most photogenic cuts ever.

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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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Kaia Gerber

18-year-old Gerber shocked the world when she made clear she wasn't attached to her long hair anymore, which she shared in an interview was once the only style she felt beautiful in. Since the big chop, she's gone even shorter, and I'm so here for grown-up Kaia!

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J.Lo

Of course J.Lo can rock this sopping wet texture with a sparkly gown and look iconic. Play up this style with softly flipped ends for even more swagger.

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Regina King

Marie Claire's 2019 cover star Regina King is a classic beauty, and proves that these off-duty waves, especially when cut into a shoulder-grazing lob, looks good on a fancy carpet (and a beach).

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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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Ashley Graham

What's not to love about Graham's stop-you-in-your-tracks, shine-blinding lob? Everything from her rich mahogany color to her immaculately tousled texture is on-point.

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Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon's girl-next-door curtain bangs look less typical with this ever-so-slightly angled lob. Even the smallest dimension in a cut adds major edge.

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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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Naomi Watts

Crooked lobs are a lewk, okay! Take Watts' masterpiece of a cut for example. A gentle bend will add a touch of softness to this bold cut.

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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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Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner

These sisters stepped out twinning for Diddy's 50th birthday celebration with short, sleek, dramatically rounded bobs to remix the most popular style of the season.

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Eva Riccobono

Believe it or not, supermodel Riccobono is not standing in front of a fan. This is what you call windswept, layered curls at their best.

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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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Jaimie Alexander

Want a style that practically shouts "I'm the shit"? Same. Then, we both need to take a page out of Alexander's book and try a sleek angled bob—sexy stunna shades included.

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Arizona Muse

British-born supermodel Muse has the dreamiest, bouncy crown of curls. Face-framing layers add the right amount of shape to this free-flowing style.

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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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