18 Celebs Rocking Short Hairstyles You'll Wanna Steal RN

Anne Meadows | Apr 12, 2017 Celebrities
18 Celebs Rocking Short Hairstyles You'll Wanna Steal RN
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It's true, you don't have to be a mom of young children to rock an angled bob or pixie cut. It's just a happy coincidence that these carefree styles happen to pair well with a hasty comb-out, a random splattering of spit-up, and a couple days' accumulation of natural oils.


Many celebs, including star mamas like Olivia Wilde, have been going for shorter styles -- and not just after unfortunate chewing gum accidents. And, while we don't know what prompted Selena Gomez to make the cut, she is the latest star who recently majorly chopped her long dark hair for a messy chin-length look that is totally cool.

These cute cropped looks are easy to maintain, perfect for spring, and range from sweet to seriously sexy. Lucky for us, there are plenty of great cuts trending right now worth trying out.

Get ready to put your ears on show, ladies! 

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart bleached buzzcut
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    KStew shocked fans when she buzzed off her hair and went for a bleached, barely-there 'do. This "I'm making a statement" look could be the answer to simplifying busy mornings ... but on the flip side, growing it out likely won't be a piece of cake, so make sure you're committed. 

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry with short blond hair
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    A dark-rooted undercut paired with a long blond flip looks ultra modern and très cool on avid wig-wearer Katy Perry. It might be a look that's a tad on the extreme side for the everyday gal, but you've got to agree it's got major moxie!

  • Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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    Bobs might be commonplace, but as Kerry Washington proves, they don't have to be ordinary. She rocked the long bob (aka "lob") on the red carpet for the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Blunt ends on this sleek bob make for a fresh take on the classic -- we love this look!

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  • Ruby Rose

    Ruby Rose short, dark haircut
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    Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose looked deadly at the John Wick: Chapter 2 premiere, remixing a smokey eye and white tux-inspired outfit with her trademark dark, slicked-back pompadour. The sexy hairstyle works great with thick, wavy hair like Ruby's. 

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson pale pixie cut movie premiere
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    ScarJo sported a stunning side-swept pixie at the premiere of Ghost in the Shell in Korea. The super-textured look hit the perfect casual-chic note -- while also looking so effortless! 

  • America Ferrera

    America Ferrera 2017 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour
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    America Ferrera arrived at the 2017 NBC Universal press tour looking fresh-faced and ready for spring thanks to the new shorter hairstyle she debuted last fall. The actress swapped her signature long black wavy locks for a tousled blond bob. Yes, beachy waves are still in -- and this photo proves they've got a serious cute factor!

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  • Selena Gomez


    Selena Gomez is the most followed individual on Instagram -- and it's no surprise as to why. The pop singer shares glimpses of her personal life through selfies and behind-the-scenes pics, including this shot of her brand new spring-ready haircut. We love her carefree look (one we certainly have rocked ourselves -- albeit not quite so on-purpose, and not so flawlessly!).

  • Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams close cropped platinum hairdo
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    Michelle Williams has been rocking a variety of short cuts in her platinum hair for years now, but this close-cropped pixie is our favorite. It's charming, sweet, and so carefree. 

  • Viola Davis

    Viola Davis at the Academy Awards
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    Raise a glass to Viola Davis -- the talented actress was recognized for her brilliant work in Fences at this year's Academy Awards with a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She also happened to be rocking the cutest bob with black and brown dimensional highlights, swept sweetly over her eyes. A showstopper, indeed.

  • Sarah Paulson

    Sarah Paulson dark, sleek bob
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    When Sarah Paulson debuted her new, reddish-brown-hued hair at the 2017 SAG awards, the speculation was that she found hair inspiration from her character in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark. We can't confirm if that's true -- but we can confirm a sleek, side-parted bob is on trend in any color. 

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  • Janelle Monae

    Janelle Monae 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
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    Janelle Monae recently ditched her distinctive updated pompadour style for a short crop with shaggy fringe à la Halle Berry circa 2002. At the Vanity Fair party following the 2017 Oscars, she played up the classic nymph-like style with a gold floral crown -- and we just cannot get enough of this look! It's so youthful and fun.

  • Lauren Cohan

    Lauren Cohan
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    Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead trimmed her character's basic bob, adding depth with chestnut lowlights to create a modern sultry look. The deep side part is inherently sexy -- and easy for anyone to style on the daily. 

  • Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson at pre-GRAMMY gala
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    Jennifer Hudson is no stranger to a cute short haircut -- but these dramatic, long blunt-ended bangs are new. She looked daring at the pre-Grammy gala this year, but what do you think -- would you try this edgy spin on the classic pixie? 

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  • Paz Vega

    Paz Vega pixie cut
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    Hold up, what year is it? Paz Vega is legit channeling Roman Holiday–era Audrey Hepburn with this look. Her straight, thick fringe rounds out an adorable short cut that really plays up her her facial features. Such a timeless style!

  • Gemma Arterton

    Gemma Arterton
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    A boyish bowl cut looks great on British actress Gemma Arterton. The piece-y bangs make for a casual and flirty look -- a definite one to try for spring!

  • Ruth Negga

    Ruth Negga in red at the Oscars
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    Loving actress Ruth Negga perfectly accessorized her short hair with a gem-studded tiara by Irene Neuwirth with Gemfields rubies at the 2017 Academy Awards. The headband looked totally regal nestled in her black curls -- a darling look we will steal for ourselves ASAP.  

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  • Kiersey Clemons

    Kiersey Clemons at Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
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    When in doubt, it's hard to go wrong with a long, layered bob with face-framing curls, as seen here on Dope actress Kiersey Clemons at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. This style is definitely feminine -- and works for any face shape.

  • Elizabeth Debicki

    80's style hat on actress  Elizabeth Debicki
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    Doesn't Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki look adorable in this retro look? Her short, wavy blond locks perfectly frame her crown under that classic black bowler. Love it! 

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