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.
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.
So sleek, so perfect. Natural that the VS Angel knows best.
“Pixie cut” is way too sugary for this spicy look. More like: try-me-and-we’ll-see-how-sweet-I-am cut.
Somehow she seems more Blair Waldorf with this slicked-back lob, right?
The new beachy wave is shoulder-length—not longer.
Before the blue dip dye and the extensions, there was this sultry layered number. It’s like The Rachel got a sexy update.
This is the perfect length—right between the chin and the shoulders. It’s *very* 2015.
A true bob, down to the subtle layering at the ends to round out the shape. Waves keep it from being too cutesy.
A mid-length look for those of you who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge.
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.
Woman rocks some serious hair, but this is our favorite look yet. The blunt ends give this bob a cool-girl flair.
While many short cuts are often edgy (and risky), Demi looks super sweet and classic with this close crop.
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.
The queen of everything you’re too scared to do. That’s why you should do it.
The only thing that makes a new cut better is doing a completely unexpected (if short-lived) color, as demonstrated by Kim.
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.
Exhibit C that stick-straight *can* work on short hair.
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.
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.
Proof that you don’t have to abandon the deep side-part with a short ‘do.
Last modified: August 3, 2015