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.
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.
Shaved sides don't always have to look rough and tough. Scarlett Johansson looks elegant with her tapered cut paired with the most perfect, loopy curls.
Forward-sweeping, spikey bangs are the fun style you never knew you needed...until now. Loading up the front of your cut with layers adds dimension. Throw streaky highlights in the mix, like Tyra Banks, if you really want to wow everyone.
It takes a brave woman to rock a chic bowl-cut so well. Emma Roberts' micr0 bangs are cooler than cool. And don't you want to look cool? Thought so.
Consider supermodel Emily Ratajkowski's I-just-left-the-beach waves a no-brainer when it comes to bobs. It's really hard to mess this style up. You just need the best sea salt spray for your hair texture.
Danai Gurira's braided lob stole the show at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Trying different textured styles, like braids, passion twists, bantu knots, and more look so good with bobs.
Remember when Anne Hathaway went platinum? R.I.P. to this lewk, which will forever live on in my heart because this swept-back style is timeless. If change doesn't bother you, pair your cut with a fresh, vibrant hair color.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: natural curls look good at every length. Sanaa Lathan's grown-out afro is everything. To shape your curls, set up a consultation with a skilled stylist to figure out what's most flattering for your face shape.
Bed-head hair is 100-percent acceptable, especially on pixie cuts. Ginnifer Goodwin spikey strands are falling wherever they want, and I'm here for how perfectly imperfect this looks.
Have you seen anyone look more badass with baby bangs than Constance Wu? I think not. This style screams confidence in the coolest way. And if you're still going back-and-forth: yes, you should cut your bangs.
In March, Mandy Moore traded her signature lob for a bob and hasn't looked back since. From shaggy styles to these soft retro curls, she's switched things up, which proves just how versatile an a-line cut can look when you have fun with it.
Curls can do anything. So much yes for Yara Shahidi's curly side bangs and blunt cut. Ugh, and that blue eyeshadow. I can't.
Adding the most basic hair accessories, like bobby pins, adds so much more of a shape to short styles. I love the structured look of Lili Reinhart's sunny blonde lob completed with a soft wave.
Stop thinking that short hair has to be straight. Big hair and bob cuts look absolutely beautiful together, as proven by my girl Kelly Rowland's blown-out, crinkly curls.
Not that Lana Condor didn't already resemble a stunning porcelain doll, but when she wore her usual bob accompanied with thick, blunt cut bangs that seamlessly fell into her layers, she actually looked unreal.
Real talk: texture will take your cut up several notches. Serena Williams flawlessly showcases the more bends, the better. This wispy style gives her a-line cut so much more personality.
The easiest way to jazz-up a chin-length bob is with a beret. The tried-and-true hat trick instantly elevates actress Lucy Boynton's simple style.
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 completey fresh.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!