The year is winding down and you may be thinking of changing up your hairstyle for the new year. Going short could be on your mind and you’re not the only one thinking about it. The lob cut was very popular among female celebrities this year but there are even more options that you can do to really give yourself an edgy new look that will be turning heads. What is a lob you may ask? It is similar to a bob but a little bit longer, hence the lob.
Maybe consider diving into a blunt cut or a pixie cut that will make your morning routine fly by even faster. Before you decide to chop it all off, make sure to look at all your options and figure out what short hairstyle is best suited for you. Fortunately, there are a ton of celebrities that are rocking the short hairstyle that you can pull inspiration from and get that perfect style and texture that your heart is dreaming of. These short hairstyles are effortless and timeless, making it easy to see why so many people are ditching their long locks for something a little shorter. You can even go a bit edgy with your short locks by adding in a Mohawk or some cool shaved sides, the decision is yours.
Check out our list of the best 65 short hairstyles that celebrities have worn.
1. Natalie Portman’s Pixie Hairstyle
If you are looking to go super short with your pixie cut, then look no further then Natalie Portman. Natalie’s post-buzz hairstyle is perfect for a starter pixie cut and offers a lot of texture to give you a good feel. If you’re a gym junkie, this style is perfect to keep hair off your face and neck and you don’t have to constantly worry about readjusting that pesky ponytail. Pixie lovers can even add in a bit of color to give their hair dimension or keep it simple like Natalie did with just your natural color.
2. Keira Knightley’s Bob
3. Twiggy’s Crop
We all remember back in the day when Twiggy wore a stunning sleek crop and you could do the same thing. This crop is worn parted on the side and is perfect for a classic and simple look. If you are constantly running late in the morning, then this look is really going to help you out because a simple spritz of hairspray and a comb is all you need to obtain a sleek and amazing look. You can also wear a bang with this look and simple brush it to the side when you don’t want them covering your face.
4. Yara Shaidi’s Lob
5. Victoria Beckham’s Bob Haircut
If your hair is thin, then a stacked Bob is the perfect hairstyle for you. Similar to Victoria Beckham, a short, stacked Bob is perfect for accenting your cheekbones and angels. If you’re worried about going too short, this look gives you the both of two worlds. Being longer in the front helps you still have that long hair feel but being shorter in the back helps relieve some of the weight from your hair and pushes you in the right direction for shorter hair. Wear this style pencil straight or with some waves.
6. Ruth Negga’s Curly Pixie
7. Coco Rocha’s Asymmetrical Pixie
Pixies can be very versatile and worn in tons of different ways, so make sure to really research the pixie cut you want. Coco Rocha’s wears her pixie in an asymmetrical style that offers a lot of drama on one side and a super short undercut on the other. If you are really trying to change your look then this is it. The short undercut will almost give you a shaved head feel but you still have the longer pixie cut on the opposite side, giving you options to have straight hair or wavy hair, maybe even throw a bang in there.
8. Tyra Bank’s Crop
9. Emma Watson’s Bob
It was shocking for most to see the Hermoine Granger without her poufy hair but Emma Watson sure looked stunning in her Bob. This Bob style is super versatile and can be worn as a soft classic look to a retro slicked back look. It is perfect for almost anyone since it can be styled in so many ways, even if you’re lazy it still looks awesome. Wear it with some bangs to the side for a modern look or sweep those suckers back for an edgy look.
10. Halle Berry’s Tousled Pixie
11. Scarlett Johansson’s Pixie Haircut
Scarlett Johansson took her pixie cut to the next level by adding bangs to it. With brushed down sides, longer then the traditional pixie, and a messy top, this pixie cut is perfect for someone who loves having short hair that is easy to deal with. Add in some texture spray to add dimension, or just move it around with your fingers for an easy go-to look. Add a few layers while you’re at it to give your hair a little lift and volume.
12. Janelle Monae’s Choppy Do
13. Katy Perry’s Cropped Hairstyle
For a while now, Katy Perry has been rocking some cropped short hair and we are living for it. Fade buzz the side of your hair to achieve some really short pieces and add some asymmetrical layers to the top and back to make it look piece-y, in a cool way. Finish the whole look off by adding in some styling cream to keep the hair in place and looking fabulous all day.
14. Rooney Mara’s Blunt Bangs
15. Samile Bermannelli’s Heart Shaped Hairstyle
Now for some it may be hair to obtain the heart shaped style that Samile Bermannelli is going for her but if you have that volume, then girl go for it. With beautiful curls on top and a ton of volume, it seems that this look is effortless but trust us it isn’t. Adding a lot of gradual layers helps give this look its pop and to get the style make sure to give yourself a deep side part over the arch of one eyebrow.
16. Andrea Riseborough Flapper Haircut
17. Winnie Harlow Old Time Pixie
Winnie Harlow really rocks a classic pixie look and channels her inner Audrey Hepburn with it. Give yourself some bangs to achieve the same look and layers on the side to give your hair some more dimension. Use your fingers to make your classic pixie a little messy or just some styling products to keep everything rightfully in place and sleek, either one is going to look amazing.
18. Zendaya’s Curly Lob Haircut
19. Kacy Hill’s Thick Bob Hairstyle
Sometimes it may seem impossible to have a great hairstyle with thick hair but you’re wrong. Kacy Hill shows that a thick, cropped, Bob can easily be achieved and looks amazing. Add some bangs to really change your look and give yourself a shard dramatic edge that comes right under your ears and directs a lot of attention to your face.
20. Coco Rocha’s Beachy Waves
21. Rihanna’s Bold Lob
Just like Rihanna’s you can wear a bold lob and look fabulous. Add in some thick cut bangs to really add the drama to the look. With some textured layers to added volume and blunt edges, this new lob will be turning heads when you walk pass. Wear the look straight or wavy like Rihanna’s and add some styling cream to hold everything in together but still give that messy feel.
22. Carrie Coon’s Curly Do
23. Kristen Stewart’s Buzz Cut
If you can brave it then do what Kristen Stewart did and cut everything off. The shaved head will take eyes off your hair and really help enhance your other features, not to mention keep you super cool. Dye your hair a crazy color, Kristen went for bleacher hair here, to give yourself the added edge and sit back and enjoy your new hairstyle that will let you get those extra fifteen minutes of sleep in the morning.
24. Michelle Williams Crop
25. Halsey Short Hairstyle
It’s hard to picture Halsey without her signature pixie cut that isn’t so average. This boyish shape helps transform the pixie cut by adding some short bangs in the front. Keep the sides and back short to really get the same look and you can even add some color to your hair for some added drama.
26. Sarah Paulson’s Blunt Cut
27. Rachel McAdams Easy Lob
This look is really simple and easy to maintain, perfect for the busy person out there. Although this is a typical lob, elevate your look by quickly running a curling iron through a few of your strands to give it a little volume. Side bangs will always be in and easy to maintain as well, so let those babies grow out and sweep them behind your ear. Add the final touch of a side part and your finished.
28. Kiersey Clemons Volume
29. Jaime Alexander Sweet Lob
This simple lob is really easy to maintain and looks both professional and fun. Added in layers like Jamie did and have your stylist cut it to really angel your face perfectly. You can use a flat iron to achieve a nice wave or if your more of a straight person, flat iron that thing down. Add a side part for a little more drama and some styling cream to finish it off and make your hair super shiny.
30. Rose Byrne Dip Dyed Lob
31. Julie Garner’s Curls
Embrace your natural curl and cut them into an amazing lob like Julie Garner. To really add volume, use a diffuser when you dry your hair which will also keep the fly-aways at bay. If you don’t have your own natural curl, use a corkscrew curling iron to obtain some gorgeous ones yourself. You can even wear the look with bangs hanging along your forehead, or push them to the side like Julie did here.
32. Kate Mara’s Boyish Haircut
33. Jessica Chastain’s Messy Ringlets
Sometimes it is okay to wear your hair a bit messy, just like Jessica Chastain did here. Cut your hair into a short Bob and add some drama with big ringlet curls. Tease your hair so it is less then perfect and add some styling cream for shine and hold, and tada you have an amazing look. If messy hair gives you anxiety, then skip the teasing step and keep your curls nice and smooth.
34. Millie Bobby Brown’s Super Short Cut
35. Taylor Schilling Waves
Taylor Schilling perfectly shows off why you shouldn’t be nervous to chop your hair off and rock a beautiful wavy Bob. Add in some side bangs like Taylor did and a nice side part to help give a nice angel to your face. You can even wear the Bob two ways, wavy like Taylor did or straight if you don’t want to break the curling iron out. Adding some styling cream to hold everything in place and you won’t regret this style.
36. Taylor Swift’s Messy Bob
37. Karlie Kloss’ Super Short Hairstyle
Karlie Kloss really wears the French girl short Bob cut well and so can you. When you create your Bob make sure to add some bangs and a slight wave to give it a flapper feel. The messier you make this look the better. The Bob is so versatile that you can wear it straight, wavy, or curly, so you really can’t go wrong.
38. Dianna Agron’s Simple Bob
39. Carey Mulligan’s Pixie
Carey Mulligan really outs her own touch on this pixie cut. Have your stylist give you a ton of layers to really help keep your pixie interesting. Add in a wispy fringe if you;re into bangs and don’t forget to throw in some highlights or low-lights to give yourself an added boost. Mix a little styling cream into your new do and move it around with your fingers to give a little bit of a messy finish and your look will be complete.
40. Lily Collins’ Long Pixie Haircut
41. Emma Stone’s Perfect Length
Deciding on just how short your want to go can be difficult but Emma Stone had the right idea with her length. Have your stylist cut your hair right between the shoulders and your chin to give you a not too long, but not too short look. This style is perfect if you aren’t full committed on going short and just want to dip your toe in. Add some waves like Emma did with a curling iron and part it on the side for a little more of a dramatic look.
42. Leighton Meester’s Slicked Back Do
43. Beyonce’s Bold Bob
Let’s never forget when Beyonce graced use with her thick, bold Bob. Part your hair in the center and skip the bangs fr this look. Add in some blunt ends and if you really want to channel your inner Beyonce, add in some golden highlights to really give this Bob a whole new look. Wear it like Beyonce with some curls, or straight, whatever you’re feeling.
44. Vanessa Hudgen’s Stick Straight Look
45. Anne Hathaway’ Curly Bob
Anne Hathaway really shows the right way to wear the classic Bob. With added layers and rounded ends, this style will shape your face perfectly and have you wondering why you didn’t go short before. Wear it with a middle part so your rounded ends perfectly surround your face and wear it with a slight wave like Anne did here.
46. Miley Cyrus’ Messed Up Pixie Hairstyle
47. Lily-Rose Depp’s Classic Lob
With the lob being in style it doesn’t mean you have to put a lot of work into it. Look at Lily-Rose Depp’s lob which is parted in the middle and offers a slightly rounded edge. Take a curling iron or flat iron and slightly round the edge under to this elegant look and add styling cream to make sure everything is tame. It’s that easy and your hair will look great.
48. Marion Cotillard’s Sophisticated Look
49. Lupita Nyong’o’s Short Look
Lupita has always pulled off the perfect short hair effortlessly. Shave most of your hair off but keep it a little longer on top to give yourself some volume. You can even tease the top a bit to give it a messy flair and even more volume. This look is pretty simple to do and perfect for the busy person.
50. Sienna Miller’s Retro Bob
51. Alexa Chung’s Layered Bob
The Bob makes an appearance again with Alexa Chung and this one has some pretty beachy waves and a lot of texture. Add in a lot of layering to get that perfect texture and wear it in a part down the middle to make both sides even. Use a curling iron to add in the waves you want that will help keep the look from going flat and give you a ton of amazing volume. Finish off with some sea salt spray to keep the curls intake or some styling cream.
52. Emilia Clarke’s Retro Lob
53. Ellie Kemper’s Choppy Lob
The great thing about a lob is the numerous ways you can wear it, that’s one of the reasons it is so popular today. Take inspiration from Ellie Kemper and wear your lob a little choppy. Add in a ton of layers to get that choppy feel and part it don the middle so both sides are even. Run a curling iron through it to get some perfect curls and finish off with some hairspray.
54. Emma Roberts’ Short Cut
55. Gabrielle Union’s Fun Bob Haircut
Just look at Gabrielle, she loves this bob and so can you. This awesome bob is longer in the front and shorter in the back with a little bit of layers added in. Use some texture spray to give it a little volume and drama and run a flat iron through it to give it a little bit of structure. Added a deep side part to one side and take this look out for a spin.
56. Cara Delevingne Buzzed Head
57. Audrey Hepburn Pixie Original
Audrey was the person who really made the pixie cut what it is today. Add a micro fringe like Audrey did with a little curl to really give yourself the original look and run a curling iron through it to add a little wave. Don’t go overboard with this since Audrey made it look effortless.
58. Elizabeth Debicki’s Crop
59. Jennifer Lawrence Cool Pixie
When Jennifer Lawrence debuted her pixie, her fans were both shocked and in love. Follow her look by adding a lot of layers to your pixie to get some texture and keep it a bit messy. Add some highlights to bring a little definition to your look and add a bang for a slightly cooler look.
60. Zoe Kravitz Super Short Crop
61. Alicia Keys’ Short Hairstyle
Alicia Keys took her lob to the next level and made it super short in the back and long on the sides. Create a similar look by adding a deep side part and really give yourself some volume on the side. Have your stylist cut your hair short on one side and in the back then add some styling cream to finish it off.
62. Gemma Arerton’s Bowl Cut Hairstyle
63. Kaley Cuoco’s Messy Crop
Kaley took the plunge and chopped off all her long blonde locks and we love it. Get inspiration from her messy cop that has a ton of texture from all the layers that were added to it. Add in some bangs if you like and use some styling cream to really give it that messy feel. Finish with some highlights and low lights to keep it a bit wild and you will love this style.
64. Katy Perry’s Moehawk Haircut
65. Ruby Rose’s Edgy Boy Cut
Ruby Rose really gives this look a new edge with the added shaved parts. Ask you stylist to shave most of your hear, but keep it longer on top. Finish by edging in some lines around the front of your face and the side, to really push the look over the edge like Ruby did. Use a flat iron to straighten the top and some texture spray to give yourself some volume.
Deciding to cut all your hair off and go for a shorter look can be really scary. Take some inspiration from these celebrities and really go for it. You can start off small by going for a lob and gradually work your way up to something a lot shorter like a cool pixie. Just remember to really speak up to your stylist and clear describe what you want and bring a lot of photos with you to make sure you get your perfect look. In the end if you don’t like it, your hair will always grow back and it will be a thing of the past but trust us, you won’t regret going short.