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15 short hairstyles that will make you want to chop your tresses ASAP

Jamé Jackson
·5-min read

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Yes, there are cute short hairstyles for women of all ages, hair textures and types. And contrary to popular belief, there is actually a lot of versatility with short hair. Depending on factors like your actual cut, your hair texture and the products you use, you can create a one-of-a-kind chopped look that makes you the talk of the (Zoom) town.

With many of us at home and patiently waiting for more salons and hairdressers to open their doors, you may already have a short hairstyle that’s growing out or you may be searching for your next style to inspire that big chop.

To help you work cropped locks, check out these 15 celeb-approved short hairstyles for women. And don’t worry if you don’t know what products to use to style your look to perfection — we’ll handle that for you, too.

1. Kim Kardashian’s ‘Bumped’ Bob

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A bob is a timeless short hairstyle — but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Use a large-barrel curling iron to really get your ends curled and set in place.

2. Cardi B’s Wispy Pixie

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This short pixie on Cardi lives rent-free in my mind. To get those slightly choppy, wispy strands, section off smaller sections of hair with a flat iron, and then blend with your fingers for that smooth bedhead look.

3. Jodie Turner-Smith’s Perfect TWA (Teeny-Weeny Afro)

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If you can get your eyes off of Jodie’s rich chocolate skin for a moment, you’ll notice that her TWA is the perfect solution for a no-fuss, light maintenance girl. This is one of the most low maintenance hairstyles for short hair.

4. Willow Smith’s Expert Finger Coils

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To achieve precise finger coils like Willow, you’ll need a product that offers some serious hold. Of course, you can never go wrong with Eco Styler Styling Gel, which is not only an Amazon best seller but is also extremely affordable.

5. Kristen Stewart’s Bedhead Mohawk

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To get Kristen’s messy (but polished) bedhead look, you need some serious volume. The Got2b Blasting Freeze Hairspray gives a flexible hold without weighing your hair down.

6. Cynthia Erivo’s Blonde Buzz Cut

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Ah, the blonde buzz cut! As a fellow blonde, I definitely recommend going to a professional if you’ve never applied color before. However, if you want that beautiful frosty blonde like Cynthia, go for a Wella Color Charm blonde tone that suits your personal needs.

7. Chrissy Teigen’s Full AF Lob

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Chrissy Teigen’s hair always gives me life! Achieve loose curls with a large curling wand and then brush them out with your fingers. Voila! Star ready.

8. Teyana Taylor’s Rockstar Pixie

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To get Teyana’s textured pixie, a small flat iron is key. After using a mousse (like the Joico JoiWhip Firm Hold Designing Foam) to shape the hair while wet, lift smaller pieces for additional volume once dry.

9. Halsey’s Chic Mushroom Cut

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Halsey’s mushroom cut is just the right amount of edgy for those looking to achieve a cool short cut without fuss. If you’re feeling fearless, you can buzz your sides and back by yourself. But watch out — and throw on a safety guard for any of your blades.

10. Bella Hadid’s Sleek Middle Part

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The thing that makes Bella’s hair look so chic is her super sleek middle part. To tame pesky flyaways, use a hair stick to slick down the middle part before flat-ironing the rest of the hair.

11. Zoe Kravitz’s Super-Sleek Pull Back

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Um, who doesn’t want to be Zoe? Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to achieve this low-maintenance look. Use the Joico JoiWhip Firm Hold Designing Foam to shape your hair the way you’d like. Tie your hair up with a scarf and let it dry.

12. Saoirse Ronan’s Playful Bun

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Who says short hair can’t include a few bedazzled accessories? If you want to toss your short hair up in a messy bun, elevate it with a simple hair jewelry accessory, like these pearl hair clips that are super affordable on Amazon.

13. Kelly Rowland’s Shoulder-Grazing Bob

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Achieve a high-shine finish on your beautiful bob like Kelly Rowland with a smoothing finishing spray. If you’re really focused on getting a super straight bob, use a high-power blow dryer to get your hair as straight as possible.

14. Kaia Gerber’s Beachy Waves

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To get Kaia’s beachy waves, set the hair with a hair deep wave crimper and then immediately set the curls in place with hairpins. The best part is you can keep the pins in for a really structured look (like Kaia) or take them out and let the curls naturally fall over time.

15. Janet Mock’s Textured Fullness

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To achieve a look like this, you want to embrace a bit of frizz and a lot of texture. A fan-favorite go-to product for this look is the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which you can use to build incredible volume and texture.

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