64 Short Hairstyles That Will Make You Want to Chop It All Off

by Stacia Affelt
May 2, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. ET
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It's true that many of us have some kind of emotional attachment to our long hair — but it's also true that taking the plunge and going for a new short 'do is totally refreshing. There's no quicker way to break out of a rut and completely change up your look.

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

Originally published July 2016. Updated May 2017.

1 /64: Lucy Hale

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1/64 :Lucy Hale

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

2 /64: Taylor Swift

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2/64 :Taylor Swift

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

3 /64: Miley Cyrus

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3/64 :Miley Cyrus

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

4 /64: Gwen Stefani

4/64 :Gwen Stefani

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

5 /64: Kat Graham

5/64 :Kat Graham

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

6/64 :Beyoncé

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

7/64 :RaeLynn

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

8 /64: Jourdan Dunn

8/64 :Jourdan Dunn

The supermodel stuns in a dramatic short cut.

9 /64: Anna Wintour

9/64 :Anna Wintour

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

10 /64: Jennifer Lawrence

10/64 :Jennifer Lawrence

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

11/64 :Mindy Kaling

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

12 /64: Julianne Hough

12/64 :Julianne Hough

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

13 /64: Lily Collins

13/64 :Lily Collins

The British actress rocks a chin-length bob.

14 /64: Hayden Panettiere

14/64 :Hayden Panettiere

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

15 /64: Zendaya

15/64 :Zendaya

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

16 /64: Sophia Bush

16/64 :Sophia Bush

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

17 /64: Lucy Hale

17/64 :Lucy Hale

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

18 /64: Hilary Duff

18/64 :Hilary Duff

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

19 /64: Vanessa Hudgens

19/64 :Vanessa Hudgens

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

20 /64: Adele

20/64 :Adele

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

21 /64: Demi Lovato

21/64 :Demi Lovato

The singer slicks back her locks for a polished style.

22 /64: Ellen Degeneres

22/64 :Ellen Degeneres

The TV host has almost always kept her hair short.

23 /64: Jennifer Hudson

23/64 :Jennifer Hudson

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

24 /64: Ruby Rose

24/64 :Ruby Rose

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

25 /64: Lena Dunham

25/64 :Lena Dunham

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

26 /64: Maria Borges

26/64 :Maria Borges

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

27 /64: Lupita Nyong'o

27/64 :Lupita Nyong'o

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

28/64 :Rita Ora

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

29 /64: Frankie Bridge

29/64 :Frankie Bridge

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

30 /64: Tyra Banks

30/64 :Tyra Banks

The former supermodel works a short rounded bob.

31 /64: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

31/64 :Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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

32 /64: Rose Byrne

32/64 :Rose Byrne

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

33 /64: Mandy Moore