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The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You’re Gonna Cut Your Hair Short

Everyone is going short, so now’s the time to take the plunge. But you don’t want any old haircut, and once you do commit to the chop, how the hell are you supposed to style it? Here, 20 celebrity looks that will inspire you and then some.

Julianne Hough
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
A slightly wavy bob with a liiiiittle bit of layering to lighten up the ends = the ideal way to ease into short hair for you longer-locked gals.

Jourdan Dunn
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
So sleek, so perfect. Natural that the VS Angel knows best.

Lily Collins
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
“Pixie cut” is way too sugary for this spicy look. More like: try-me-and-we’ll-see-how-sweet-I-am cut.

Leighton Meester
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Somehow she seems more Blair Waldorf with this slicked-back lob, right?

Kristen Bell
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
The new beachy wave is shoulder-length—not longer.

Kylie Jenner
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Before the blue dip dye and the extensions, there was this sultry layered number. It’s like The Rachel got a sexy update.

Emma Stone
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
This is the perfect length—right between the chin and the shoulders. It’s *very* 2015.

Anne Hathaway
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
A true bob, down to the subtle layering at the ends to round out the shape. Waves keep it from being too cutesy.

Felicity Jones
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
A mid-length look for those of you who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge.

Katy Perry
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Beauty PSA: Pastels are much easier to pull off for short-haired girls than long-haired ones—you avoid that whole mermaid thing. Reaches for shears and purple hair-dye.

Beyoncé
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Woman rocks some serious hair, but this is our favorite look yet. The blunt ends give this bob a cool-girl flair.

Demi Lovato
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
While many short cuts are often edgy (and risky), Demi looks super sweet and classic with this close crop.

Taylor Swift
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Have you ever seen T.Swift look more badass in your life? It’s the combination of a couple of things: sheared, pointed ends, being slicked back behind the ears, and a deep side part with a slightly swooshed back front.

Miley Cyrus
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
The queen of everything you’re too scared to do. That’s why you should do it.

Kim Kardashian
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
The only thing that makes a new cut better is doing a completely unexpected (if short-lived) color, as demonstrated by Kim.

Lily-Rose Depp
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Johnny Depp’s daughter is all grown up and her hair cut proves she’s just as awesome as he is. It’s simple, easy, and elegant.

Vanessa Hudgens
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Exhibit C that stick-straight *can* work on short hair.

Rihanna
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Ri-Ri is channeling some serious Cleopatra vibes with this lob. If you’re going to do bangs with short hair, make them full and blunt—feathery will make you look ’80s.

Reese Witherspoon
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
It’s Elle Woods after she made partner! The cut itself is a little longer than what you see here—the curls bring it up about an inch. So imagine a daytime look that’s mostly one-layer and just baaaarely grazes the tops of the shoulders. And then curl the hell out of it for a retro moment like this.

Olivia Munn
The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try If You're Gonna Cut Your Hair Short
Proof that you don’t have to abandon the deep side-part with a short ‘do.

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