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Thinking of trimming your tresses? This season is the time to do it since cropped cuts are shaping up to be a cold weather style trend worth trying. If you need a little extra inspiration, we put together three of the hottest short hairstyles to try this winter.

Katie Holmes -- Chin-length bobSomething classic: Chin-length bob

If you've been toying with the idea of shorter strands but don't want to take too much off, a chin-length bob is a great way to ease into a look with less length. Whether you go bold and boxy or tousled and textured, bobs are back in a big way this winter. A bob is always a classic cut and we've seen many variations over the years, but the chin-length style makes it easy to make a change that isn't too drastic. To keep your bob fresh and fun, the length should be at your chin and the structure kept blunt. We also suggest adding eye skimming blunt bangs for a more dramatic twist.

Styling tip: If you want to keep the style sleek, use a sculpting product before drying. For a more relaxed look, work a light hold styling cream into damp hair and finger dry.

Michelle Williams -- Cropped pixieSomething cute: Cropped pixie

While not for everyone, pretty pixie cuts are flirty and fun. We saw cute, ultra-cropped cuts grace several spring runways, showing us that when it comes to hair, the shorter the better this winter. So if you're feeling really adventurous this season, try a cropped pixie hairstyle and go short all over. Opt for something reminiscent of Twiggy's famous pixie cut from the '60s or Mia Farrow's look from the movie Rosemary's Baby. Or for more modern inspiration, look no further than Harry Potter alumni and burgeoning fashionista Emma Watson. Other celebrities who have tried out variations of the updated pixie include Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Williams.

Rihanna -- Asymmetrical cutSomething different: Asymmetrical cut

We've been particularly intrigued by this versatile and flattering cut, so why not change things up with your strands this winter by going asymmetrical? The on-trend cut sees the sides cut very short and the top section left long. Think Rihanna, a celebrity famous for this unique but sophisticated look. The length on the top can vary from shoulder length to just inches long, but the key is to ensure the sides are much shorter than the top. This is such a great shorter cut this season because the length on top gives you lots of versatility with styling without having to put too much work into the finished product. To maximize the style potential of this look, use a product that will help create texture and boost volume.

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Lauralee Hensley January 24, 2012 | 3:41 PM

I got brave last summer and got a Pixie. I liked it, but I don't think my husband did, since he was used to me having really long hair. So I let it grow out into a bob like the one above, but just a bit longer. Well, I wanted it shorter again, so it's somewhere between a bob and a pixie, if there really is such a thing. It has some layers, but not a lot. A bit shorter than the bob on the lower layer too, by not too much. Hubby wasn't too happy when I cut it again. I think he really wants me to let it grow out long again.

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