17 Celebrities Who Were Bold Enough to Chop Off Their Hair (PHOTOS)

17 Celebrities Who Were Bold Enough to Chop Off Their Hair (PHOTOS)

 The prospect of chopping off your long locks and opting for a pixie or bob cut can be scary, and though not everyone can pull off a short 'do, these pics of Hollywood A-listers with short haircuts prove that sometimes less is more when it comes to hair.

Click through for 17 celebrities who chopped it all off.

Tell us: Do these celebrities look better with long or short hair?


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  • Emma Watson

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    The Harry Potter movies prevented the actress from changing her hair during her teen years, so once filming finally wrapped, Emma Watson decided to experiment with short locks.

  • Victoria Beckham

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    She may have ditched her trademark bob several years ago, but Victoria Beckham's signature camera pose hasn't changed.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    3

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    The Oscar winner claimed dying her hair for the Hunger Games movies fried it, so she cut it short to start over.

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    4

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    The Once Upon a Time actress loves her pixie cut so much, she's claimed that she will never have long hair again.

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  • Miley Cyrus

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    She rocked long hair during her Hannah Montana days, but her short crop fits Miley Cyrus's edgier, more grown-up persona.

  • Anne Hathaway

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    Images via Rob Kim/Retna Ltd./Corbis and Mayer Red Carpet Fotos/Splash News/Corbis

    She may have won an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables, but cutting her hair short for the film made Anne Hathaway cry.

  • Natalie Portman

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    A buzz cut does not look good on everyone, but luckily Natalie Portman has a nicely symmetrical head.

  • Jenny McCarthy

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    Images via Justin Paludipan/Splash News/Corbis and CARLOS PIAGGIO/Phil Ramey/RameyPix/Corbis

    Ditching her long hair extensions, Jenny McCarthy debuted a cute bob cut in 2014.

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  • Keira Knightley

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    Images via infusny-220/INFphoto.com/Corbis and Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA/Corbis

    The British actress is known for period movies, but in 2005, Keira Knightley opted for a very short and modern cut for the film Domino.

  • Kaley Cuoco

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    Images via Byron Purvis/AdMedia/AdMedia/Corbis and Parisa/Splash News/Corbis

    The Big Bang Theory actress said she hadn't changed her hair in 20 years before she cut it off in 2014.

  • Michelle Williams

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    The Blue Valentine actress sported a boy cut for over five years and claimed the only straight man who loved it was her ex Heath Ledger.

  • Katie Holmes

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    Perhaps it's the influence of her good friend Victoria Beckham at work, but Katie Holmes has cut her hair into a dramatic bob several times over the course of her career. 

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  • Sienna Miller

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    The actress is no stranger to short 'dos, having cut it into a pixie for Factory Girl and into a bob for Burnt.

     

  • Renee Zellwegger

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    Plastic surgery rumors have dogged the actress in recent years, but her hair has changed just as much as her face.

  • Charlize Theron

    15

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    The Mad Max actress proves that short hair can be just as sexy as long locks.

  • Sharon Stone

    16

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    Even as she approaches 60, Sharon Stone's short cut makes her look sexy, not matronly.

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  • Ashlee Simpson

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    Images via Jenna Blake/Corbis and Johns PKI/Splash News/Corbis

    The mom of Bronx and Jagger (and Jessica Simpson's little sis) cut her platinum hair short in 2010.

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