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 86 totally gorgeous, varied celebrity looks that will act as your spiritual hair guide.
Can we talk about Knightly's next-level texture thanks to this eye-sweeping bang moment? A lewk.
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.
Add a few soft bends to your lob for elegance, if that's the vibe you're going for. Like Tran, if you have a heart-shaped face, this style will look picture-perfect on you.
Paulson added a playful touch to her choppy ends with texture and volume. Pick a side to sweep most of your hair over to for more structure.
Deyn's windswept texture makes me want to risk it all and dye my hair silver to replicate this exact style. I mean...she looks freaking incredible.
Beckham could write an entire book on "how to be cool." For now, us commoners will take notes on how to nail a tousled lob like her.
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.
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.
In the mood for a sophisticaed low bun like Larson? Go for it. Repurpose your lob into wavy tendrils for added femininity.
Who says super-short cuts and dramatic side-swept bangs don't go together? Wright, and her perfectly amazing hair, beg to differ.
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.
Chan's loopy curls, which cascade so gorgeously down her face, is what makes this classic lob look so beautiful.
It's impossible not to be captivated by Arterton's stunning bone structure this cropped cut shows off so well. Arterton, may I borrow your face, please?
Hough's salt and pepper-streaked blonde in this swept-back style screams effortless in the best way.
Cushnie's caramel brown-dipped curls are beyond beautiful—especially tapered into this subtle frohawk cut.
Toying with texture is turns a style into your own. Kruger's tousled waves are ideal for low-maintenance ladies.
It makes me happy to see Maria Borges completely owning her natural texture on the red carpet, which is tapered ever-so-slightly to create a soft contrast.
Swinton is the epitome of très chic with this structural cut. There are three words to describe this cut: cooler than cool.
Henson dressed up her lob with an asymmetrical cut, which adds fullness and volume to this sleek style.
McGowan's wet and wispy texture is taken up several notches because of this shine. So rocker-chic.
Moss's exaggerated bang is an A+ example of how to make layers work in your favor. Loading up on layers adds structure to any style.
Supermodel Thot's sharp bob shows the timeless beauty of a blunt cut. This is a "tasteful without trying too hard" style.
The most tried-and true way to uncomplicate things and nix the fuss of your hair altogether? A good ole' glossy slick-back. Like Gilian, give your cropped style more of a shape with a deep side part.
A stark color contrast always livens up the show. Wood's cool-toned gray, which gradually blends into her dark roots creates an interesting shade story.
Arrington's chin-grazing ringlets look equal parts romantic and cool. The answer is yes, you should get curly bangs.
That I-just-rolled-out-of-bed look works so well with short, piece-y styles. Try Tatou's take on texture to create the perfect frame for your face.
It's impossible to pick just one of the "best" short styles Lupita Nyong'o has worn so well throughout the years. She honestly deserves her own gallery, because this woman makes magic with her natural hair. Can't choose between an afro and a buzzcut? Do both!
Stop trying to smooth down your flyaways, and work with them instead. Everything about Lucy Boynton's graphic eyeliner, brushed-up brows, and choppy bob is a vibe.
Sophie Turner looked unrecognizable at the 2019 Billboard Awards. There's something so stunningly simple about her sleek lob she's serving. The classic center part looks extra cool on her.