Thinking Of Going Shorter? Here Are 40 Short Haircuts to Inspire You
So you've decided to go for a short hairstyle. Yep, you've finally decided to take the plunge. But which crop are you going to choose? A great place to look for short-hair inspiration is your favourite short-haired A-listers (including, as you might have guessed, Cara Delevingne—you'll see her new side-swept bob when you scroll down). Once you've deciphered which short haircut you love and which is likely to suit your face shape and hair texture, you can take a picture to your hairdresser so you don't end up in a Friends Dudley/Demi Moore situation. In the hair world, the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is spot on.
There is a dreamy short hairstyle for everyone, and some of our favourite celebrities prove it. Maybe it's a pixie crop as worn by Scarlett Johansson (who, if you remember, once had long hair, too) or something closer, such as Lupita Nyong'o's 'do. Perhaps it's a bob as seen on Jourdan Dunn, Rihanna and Michelle Williams, who have all rocked the look without ever looking like a "soccer mum." Or maybe (just maybe) you're keen to pull a K.Stew and go for a buzz cut. There are so many short hairstyles and haircut ideas to draw on. And of course, short hair can be incredibly versatile; you can play with texture, partings, accessories and even add in braids to mix up your style from day to day.
If the question "Should I cut my hair short?" regularly pops into your head, then why not go for it? You can find the aforementioned short hairstyles (and more) as well as the face shapes they suit in the gallery below. Or if you have thick hair and you're not sure if it will suit you, you can check our gallery of the best short haircuts for thick hair as well. Click through the gallery below for the ultimate A-list short-hair inspiration.
Earlier this year, Emilia Clarke went for an almighty chop, and we love it. She revealed her inspiration was Gwyneth Paltrow's infamous '90s cut, as she wrote on her Instagram, "Me: I’m thinking when Gwyneth and Brad had the same haircut. @jennychohair: I got ‘chu"
Yara Shahidi's face-framing curls look incredible with this chin-grazing bob.
One word: wow. When model Dilone unveiled this look, we saved to our favorites immediately. Tempted by a buzz cut? We reveal all you need to know.
Coco Rocha has tried out many a different hairstyle in her time, but we do love this short, sharp bob on her. The '90s-style fringe is definitely something we can get on board with.
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Actress Amber Valletta proves there's no haircut she can't pull off.
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Not content with simply having super-short hair, Nicole Richie has also gone for that super-platinum blonde we love too.
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When Jessica Alba chopped off her long hair into a bob, we were shocked. But immediately after, we went and did the same, thanks to the fact it looked so good on her.
Supermodel Maria Borges rocks her natural curls in a cropped cut with tapered sides.
We love Amandla Stenberg's honey-hued cropped cut and mini curls.
Alanna Arrington inspires us with her model-off-duty, perfectly-tousled curls every day.