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64 short hairstyles to inspire your next chop

Stacia is a feminist, fashionista and journalist. She is currently a senior at Arizona State University studying print journalism and marketing. She wants to empower women to look and feel their best through her work. She hopes to become...

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To cut or not to cut?

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To cut or not to cut?

Thinking of taking the leap and going short? These adorable celebrity short cuts might push you over the edge.

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Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale

Hale's textured short hair is at the top of our envy list.

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Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift rocks a long bob (a "lob") that's messy yet chic. This style is perfect for an effortless feel.

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Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Miley's short hairstyle proves that your roots don't always ruin your look. 

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Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani bumps up the volume by sweeping her hair up and back.

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Kat Graham

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Kat Graham

The Vampire Diaries actress showcased a straight-edged cut without bangs.

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Beyoncé

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Beyoncé

Don't be afraid of short hair when you've got curls. Channel your inner diva and go for that bob. 

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RaeLynn

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RaeLynn

Country singer RaeLynn's short cut is flirty and fun.

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Jourdan Dunn

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Jourdan Dunn

The supermodel stuns in a dramatic short cut.

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Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour

Be bold with blunt bangs and a bob, like this iconic Anna Wintour style.

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence

Award-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence recently made her hair shorter and blonder.

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Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling

The star of The Mindy Project dip-dyed her short ends for a modern look.

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Julianne Hough

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Julianne Hough

The Dancing With The Stars performer rocks a choppy, wavy hairdo.

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Lily Collins

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Lily Collins

The British actress rocks a chin-length bob.

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Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden Panettiere

The actress chopped off her long blond locks for a shorter style.

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Zendaya

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Zendaya

The singer's hair is always a topic of controversy, but she pulls off this bob effortlessly.

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Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush

The One Tree Hill alum embraces a shorter, lighter cut than she's used to.

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Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale

The Pretty Little Liars star styles her shoulder-length hair with soft waves.

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Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff

Not only did the former Disney star experiment with a short hairdo, but with a pop of color too.

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Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens

The actor-turned-Broadway star join the short-haired club and wears it well.

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Adele

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Adele

The "Hello" singer's blunt bob adds a bit of edginess to her usual look.

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Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato

The singer slicks back her locks for a polished style.

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Ellen Degeneres

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Ellen Degeneres

The TV host has almost always kept her hair short.

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

The American Idol alum recently debuted a shaved style with choppy bangs.

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Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose

The star of Orange Is the New Black keeps her layers short on the bottom and longer on top.

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Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham

The Girls actor pulls back her short ends for a wispy feel.

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Maria Borges

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Maria Borges

The Victoria's Secret model rocked the runway au naturel.

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Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong'o

The award-winning actor mixes up her short style with a double braid.

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Rita Ora

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Rita Ora

The singer opts for a sleek short hairstyle for the red carpet.

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Frankie Bridge

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Frankie Bridge

The singer-songwriter was one of the first to shorten one side of her hair, leaving the other side longer.

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Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks

The former supermodel works a short rounded bob.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum

The wife of hunk Channing Tatum keeps her chin-length locks tucked behind one ear.

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Rose Byrne

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Rose Byrne

Soft, wavy layers help frame the actor's face.

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Mandy Moore

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Mandy Moore

The actor dresses up her hairstyle with tight curls.

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Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa Milano

The actor styles her pixie cut with sideswept bangs.

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Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland

The Modern Family actor adds pin curls to her short 'do for a retro look.

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Emeli Sandé

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Emeli Sandé

The Scottish singer adds a touch of gold to her curly pixie cut.

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Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez

Uneven layers add shape to the actor and singer's shoulder-length cut.

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Marion Cotillard

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Marion Cotillard

Straight-across bangs pump up the actor's bob.

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Kate Mara

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Kate Mara

The actor parts her chopped pixie to the side.

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Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart

The Twilight star rocks a wavy bob.

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Coco Rocha

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Coco Rocha

The Canadian model adds blunt bangs to her sleek cut.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Long, wavy bangs add volume to her short cut.

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Rosario Dawson

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Rosario Dawson

This shoulder-length style looks effortlessly chic.

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Zoë Kravitz

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Zoë Kravitz

Chopped, messy bangs add a punk vibe to this blunt cut.

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Olivia Culpo

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Olivia Culpo

The former Miss USA swapped her long locks for an A-line bob.

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Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley's short hairstyle features full, wispy bangs and volume at the crown. This hairstyle compliments her oval-shaped face.

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Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer

The Scream Queens star features a choppy short pixie.

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Aisha Tyler

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Aisha Tyler

The host of The Talk adds bangs to her shoulder-length style.

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Camilla Belle

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Camilla Belle

Before growing out her hair, the actor had a chin-length bob.

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Aubrey Plaza

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Aubrey Plaza

The Parks and Recreation actor styles her chic look with side bangs.

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Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union

Uneven layers and a middle part give a fresh vibe to a simple cut.

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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys

The singer showcases tight sideswept curls in contrast to a shaved side.

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Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie

The reality star models a banged bob reminiscent of the 1920s.

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Miranda Kerr

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Miranda Kerr

The Australian model debuts a messy and slightly wavy hairstyle.

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Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles

Queen Bey's sis reveals a grown-out pixie cut with choppy layers.

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Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland

This shiny, sideswept look is a far cry from the singer's Destiny's Child days.

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Rihanna

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Rihanna

The Barbadian singer stuns in a blunt, even bob.

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Halle Berry

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Halle Berry

The actor recently debuted a blond, choppy hairstyle with straight-across bangs.

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Amber Rose

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Amber Rose

For those times when you feel the need to chop it all off, Amber Rose will inspire.

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Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson

The American Horror Story star shows us what sleek and chic looks like for a night out on the town.

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Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson

Kate can make both long and short look effortless -- we're trying not to be jealous.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

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Ginnifer Goodwin

If there's one person out there who knows how to rock the magical, modern-day pixie, it's Ginn.

Originally published Feb. 2016. Updated July 2016.

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