These gorgeous styles will have you reaching for the nearest pair of scissors.

You may know why you want to cut your hair shorter, but sometimes you need some more inspiration before making the final decision. Here are a few of the most popular short hairstyles for women right now and some fun ideas on how to style them.

Halle Berry’s Messy Top with Undercut
Halle Berry's Messy Top with Undercut

Undercuts aren’t only for the boys; they can be a great way to add some edge to your pixie cut, just as Halle Berry did. To take things to the next level, try adding some volume too.

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Ursula Corbero’s Choppy Crop
Ursula Corbero's Choppy Crop

Pixie cuts are often paired with side-swept, romantic bangs. For an unexpected twist, opt for a feathery fringe across your forehead. Ask your stylist for choppy, short layers all over.

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Miley Cyrus Dyed Brush Up Crop
Miley Cyrus' Dyed Brush Up Crop

Miley Cyrus is known for being bold, and her hairstyle is no exception. This ‘do is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re feeling up to it, shave the sides of your head and get as much volume on top as possible.

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Zendaya’s Classic Bob with Bangs
Zendaya's Classic Bob with Bangs

A bob is a simple short style you can easily achieve without going as short as a pixie cut. While curly bobs are popular, try a sleek and smooth version like Zendaya for a retro feel.

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Ginnifer Goodwin’s Angular Pixie Cut
Ginnifer Goodwin's Angular Pixie Cut

Pixie cuts are incredibly versatile; they can be as feminine or edgy as you like. Ginnifer Goodwin opted for a less romantic cut with her angular pixie, which highlights her elfin features.

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Rihanna’s Classic Ceasar Crop
Rihanna's Classic Caesar Crop

While Caesar cuts have been a common style for men, Rihanna proves that they can be just as great a look for women. The straight, short bangs make it a ‘do distinct from a pixie cut.

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Katherine Heigl’s Timeless Bob
Katherine Heigl's Timeless Bob

Part what make bobs such an appealing style is that you can style them however you like. For instance, this curly bob sported by Katherine Heigl exudes old Hollywood, but the same style straightened would offer a more modern look.

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Ciara’s Blonde Bob
Ciara's Blonde Bob with Dark Roots

Though you may be tempted to cover up your dark roots as soon as they start to show, follow Ciara’s lead and let them grow out a little. To help with the transition, try parting your hair straight down the middle.

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Sharon Stone Short Scissor Cut
Sharon Stone Short Scissor Cut

Scissors and clippers have a different effect on your hair when it is cut. While clippers are better for super short styles, scissors can help create more dimension and volume.

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Michelle Williams’ Short Pixie
Michelle Williams' Short Pixie

Michelle Williams’ pixie is short, sweet, and sleek. Her deep side part helps add some body to her otherwise smooth and polished ‘do.

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Long Layered Crop with Quiff
Voluminous Pixie with Deep Side Part

This pixie cut is a little different from the traditional ‘do. You have to mix lengths in order to achieve that much volume; cut the sides of your hair short, but leave plenty of length on top to play with.

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Layered Crop With Angular Fringe
Layered Crop With Angular Fringe

Pixie cuts often feature short bangs but don’t hesitate to grow yours out into a full-on fringe. To draw extra attention to your face, add some bright highlights to your bangs.

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Rita Ora’s Blowout Bob
Rita Ora's Blowout Bob

If you like the idea of a bob but don’t want to commit to the cut, take a page out of Rita Ora’s book. By curling the ends of your hair up after a blowout, you can create a bob style without reaching for the scissors.

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Kaley Cuoco’s Short Crop with Textured Top
Kaley Cuoco's Short Crop with Textured Top

Kaley Cuoco was known for her shiny blonde locks, but her feathery, textured crop shows off her lovely features. For some extra fun and volume, try styling your hair against your natural part.

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Blonde Bob with Dark Ends
Blonde Bob with Dark Ends

You can do just about anything to a bob, including play with its color. By adding dark ends to your hair, you won’t even have to worry about touching up your roots as your hair grows out.

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Natalie Portman’s Short Scissors Crop
Natalie Portman's Short Scissors Crop

If you want to try a pixie cut, consider going for a classic one like Natalie Portman’s scissors crop. You can always try something new after, as this is a great, basic ‘do that you can build off.

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Lily Collins Beauty of Old Bob
Lily Collins Beauty of Old Bob

For a special occasion, go for Lily Collins’ retro glam bob. Her sleek roots with large curls at the tips are evocative of a 1920s style, perfect for any event.

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Kristen Stewarts Blonde Buzz Cut
Kristen Stewarts Blonde Buzz Cut

If you thought a pixie cut is short, think again: a buzz cut is as short as you can get without shaving your head entirely. To really stand out, go platinum blonde like the brave Kristen Stewart did!

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Carey Mulligan’s Caesar Crop
Carey Mulligan's Caesar Crop

You can still go for a Caesar crop if your hair has some natural curl to it, like Carey Mulligan. Your hair’s natural wave can help add texture and volume, which makes styling a breeze.

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Zoe Kravitz’ Short Crop
Zoe Kravitz' Short Crop

To really show off your facial features, opt for a super short crop like Zoe Kravitz. This length works especially well for bedhead; the messier, the better.

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Marion Cotillard’s Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Marion Cotillard's Bob with Side Swept Bangs

This super elegant bob frames the face perfectly with its long side swept bangs. Pushing one side of the hair back behind the ear opens the face up even more. A little wave keeps the look from being too serious.

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Ivanna Sakhno’s Short Crop with Silvery Blonde Highlights
Ivanna Sakhno's Short Crop with Silvery Blonde Highlights

Ivanna Skahno totally proves that short hair is where it’s at with her slicked back style and silvery blonde highlights. Those with short hair should take advantage of how easy it is to style and dye as Ivanna does here.

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Milla Jovovich’s Short Shag
Milla Jovovich's Short Shag

Milla Jovovich has a long history with short hair. She constantly comes up with winning looks and this short shag is no different. This ruffled style adds laidback vibes even at red carpet events. Layers are added throughout to give a wispy texture to her short do. Her easygoing vibe is emphasized with longer bangs that graze the top of her eyelids.

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ Layered Bob with Side Part
Mary Elizabeth Ellis' Layered Bob with Side Part

Layers can create much-wanted texture through the hair but can also take away volume. By adding a side part, volume is given to the crown and balances any wispy layers.

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Roxane Mesquida’s Side Swept Bob
Roxane Mesquida's Side-Swept Bob

Reminiscent of old Hollywood glam, Roxane Mesquida pulls most of her hair back but keeps her side-swept bangs in a loose s-wave. There are several different ways to get a similar look. One of the more traditional methods is to curl hair in one-inch sections with a small curling wand (the smaller, the better). Hold the curling wand perpendicular to the part. Start from the root and curl the hair over and around the wand. Don’t let the curl loose. Pull the curling wand out from the curl, pin the curl in place, and let the curl cool (about ten minutes). Do the same to all hair from the part down the side of the face in one-inch sections. Once all the curls have cooled, take the pins out and brush hair with a boar bristle brush. The curls should form into an “s” shape.

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Evan Rachel Wood’s Half Up with Caramel Highlights
Evan Rachel Wood's Half-Up Bob with Caramel Highlights

Caramel is such a beautiful blonde color that works well in every season. It is an austere tone that warms up the face. Here, the combo of her caramel highlights and the half-up bob makes Evan Rachel Wood looks earnest and dignified. The hairstyle contrasts well with a fun pop of blue eyeshadow.

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Spiky Blonde Pixie
Spiky Blonde Pixie

The classic pixie haircut is given a cool-girl edge with the spiky texture and light blonde color. A darker eyebrow contrasts well with this look and adds definition and a solid base to facial features.

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Classy Pompadour
Classy Pompadour

The pompadour is a classy and classic way to give style and dimension to any look. It can be created with any length hair but is especially easy to create with shorter hair as shorter hair is lighter and can hold the volume needed on top. To get the look, use a volumizing spray to help create the poof and a gel or wax to slick back the sides.

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Balayage on Bob with Choppy Bangs
Balayage on Bob with Choppy Bangs

Balayage is a free-hand technique of highlighting hair to create a more natural gradation of lightness. It looks a bit more loose and free than traditional highlights and is especially great for looking naturally sun-kissed. It’s often associated with long, wavy beach hair, but looks incredible with a sophisticated bob and choppy bangs. The contrast of the two different looks, tawny and refined, definitely is a unique style.

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Gray Undercut Crop
Gray Undercut Crop

Gray hair is celebrated with this short undercut. This neutral color looks great with any skin tone and is so on trend. To maintain the color, a purple shampoo is recommended between salon visits. Don’t worry about dark roots. They can add dimension and depth.

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Ruby Rose’s Undercut Crop with Highlights
Ruby Rose's Undercut Crop with Highlights

If you haven’t screenshot Ruby Rose at least once as short hair inspo, you might be the only person on earth who hasn’t. She flaunts her amazing features, beautiful jawline, and dazzling blue eyes with short hair.

Her highlights give off the impression that she’s just come home from a beach vacation. This style is sexy and cool; just like Ruby Rose.

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Lavender Haze Short Crop
Lavender Haze Short Crop

This color is so perfect for any season! It’ll make you stand out wherever you go and especially at this length, its delicate tone can be appreciated perfectly.

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Lily Collins’ Side Swept Pixie
Lily Collins' Side Swept Pixie

Pixie cuts are super versatile and dainty and Lilly Collins definitely knows how to wear them! With a side-swept fringe, it gives the whole asymmetrical look the finish it needs.

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Scarlett Johansson’s Short Crop and Wavy Side Fringe
Scarlett Johansson's Short Crop and Wavy Side Fringe

For someone with thick wavy hair like Scarlett Johanson is wearing it here, this short scissor crop is a pretty cool way of flaunting the luscious locks by leaving it longer at the top.

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Raven Symone’s Undercut And Dyed Top
Raven Symone's Undercut And Dyed Top

The star from That’s So Raven is known for being quite adventurous with her hair, this bleached tip undercut style looks super fresh on Raven!

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Gigi Hadid’s Pushed Back Bob
Gigi Hadid's Pushed Back Bob

All business with a side of sexy is what this look exudes! The classic bob is super versatile and easy to style.

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Demi Lovato’s Inverted Bob
Demi Lovato's Inverted Bob

Demi Lovato has been known to express herself quite a lot using different hairstyles. This style, however, is a bit more reserved and classical. The inverted bob does a great job at accentuating her facial features, and of course, the side-part is also a key part of the game.

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Chloe Moretz’ Angular Bob
Chloe Moretz's Side Parted Wavy Bob

I’m getting incredible 1940’s glam vibes here from Chloe Moretz’s side-parted wavy bob. The wavy ends make an already short crop feel even shorter and edgier, love it!

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Charlize Theron’s Layered Crop
Charlize Theron's Layered Crop

Charlize Theron’s layered crop is one that brings movement and playfulness in good measure. Who says short haircuts fall short when it comes to styling? Not us! It looks super cute the way they also curled her side-swept bangs along with the rest of the layers.

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Brittany Snow’s Mid-Part with Layered Bob
Brittany Snow's Mid-Part with Layered Bob

A straight or layered bob will look chic however you dress it. and in this example, Brittani Snow knows to go with some soft waves to accentuate her long layers. The side part is a nice touch but it can look just as stunning with a middle part.

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Keri Russell Wavy Bob
Keri Russell's Wavy Bob

Kery Russel’s Luscious locks are to die for! Especially when she flaunts her incredible waves in a layered bob. Layered bobs look amazing on thick hair.

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Dark Roots and Blonde High Lights
Dark Roots and Blonde High Lights

We’ve been seeing this cute youthful style more and more these days. To think that once upon a time people wouldn’t want to be caught dead with overgrown roots! Fashion flows and so should you!

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Short Curly Crop
Short Curly Crop

This haircut is all about shapes. Quite boldly they’ve accentuated the curls by giving the crop a sharp ending edge and I’m so here for it! Contrasts people! They can create such unique looks.

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Michelle Williams’ Sort Crop
Michelle Williams' Short Crop

Michelle Williams’ very blond and very short pixie looks fantastic with a long side-wept fringe. Notice how they’ve opted to go with rather long layers instead of short ones that characterize the textbook pixie haircut.

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Kirsten Stewart’s Undercut
Kirsten Stewart's Undercut

You want short, and then take it a step further? That’s what Kirsten Stewart went for right here. Take a page from an altogether different book, the undercut, Stewart stepped it up by leaving the top long enough to do some highlighting and I absolutely love the whole look.

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Sophie Okonedo’s Natural Curls
Sophie Okonedo's Natural Curls

Oh dear me! I just love to see a healthy and shiny curly mane, remember, your hair would thank you immensely if you tried your best to incorporate a hair care routine that suits you best depending on your hair type.

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Ursula Corbero’s Mullet
Ursula Corbero's Mullet

This is such a badass haircut for such a badass woman! Ursula Corbero is no stranger to short hair, known to wear an edgy bob haircut with short bangs as she played the role of Tokio in Netflix’s show Money Heist. But here she’s decided to go with a short mullet.

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Daria Strokous’ Wet Bob Look
Daria Strokous' Wet Bob Look

The wet-hair look just seems like such an iconic choice of hairstyle each time and I love Ursula Corbero’s take on it with the side part like that.

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Alice Pagani’s Signature Bob and Short Bangs
Alice Pagani's Signature Bob and Short Bangs

The Italian actress Alice Pagani, best known for her role on Netflix show Baby wears exceptionally well short bangs such as these, and the bob haircut is an excellent frame for her features.

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Sophia Amoruso’s Blunt Wavy Bob
Sophia Amoruso's Blunt Wavy Bob

If you feel like you know entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso like your gal pal from watching Girl Boss on Netflix say “I”! But seriously, through the whole show, I just thought she had such a unique style and if you follow her on Instagram you know that’s absolutely right.

Here she’s wearing her romantic wavy bob with a deep natural side-part. I really like what they’ve done with the waves, making them defined but quite supple in texture.

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Letitia Wright’s Side Parted Crop
Letitia Wright's Side Parted Crop

The different levels of this hairstyle are what makes it so great. I can’t stop going back to the waves, they look so cool and soft, providing some beautiful texture!

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Wavy Short Crop
Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Wavy Short Crop

This look gives us a cheeky middle ground between the wet-hair look and dry hair. And the scissored layers are a key aspect of this haircut. I absolutely love it on Mary Elizabeth Winstead!

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Tati Gabrielle’s Signature Blonde Waves
Tati Gabrielle's Signature Blonde Waves

Tati Gabrielle’s one of the weird sisters in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and just like herself here, Prudence wears her hair in the same manner. Super befitting for Tati Gabrielle’s stunning features.

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Kiernan Shipka’s Beach Waved Bob
Kiernan Shipka's Beach Waved Bob

Kiernan Shipka who plays Sabrina on the Netflix show of the same name has her characteristic blonde blunt bob and some messy beachy waves going on in the styling department. She looks stunning, I love this look on her.

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Paz Vega’s Choppy Layered Crop
Paz Vega's Choppy Layered Crop

Paz Vega’s bone structure basically makes her a chameleon in terms of what haircuts suit her. This messy layered crop keeps the volume heavier on top and tapers down very lightly.

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Zendaya’s Blonde Caesar
Zendaya's Blonde Caesar

Zendaya’s blonde super classic Caesar cut is everything I’d expect to see from her. The blonde tone they’ve chosen makes her skin glow in a radiant light. Just perfect!

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Li Yuchun’s Feathery Bangs and Short Crop
Li Yuchun's Feathery Bangs and Short Crop

I love the way Li Yuchun’s feathery bangs frame her face, especially with such a short crop like this one. These bangs are slightly angled to the right side of her face. Just lovely!

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Claire Foy’s Long Business Crop
Claire Foy's Long Business Crop

Claire Foy’s short crop is a longer version of the business crop, o a medium scissor crop.
This length allows for some movement to stay present in the hairstyle. You may mess around with it to find what works best for you.

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Middle Part Wavy Bob
Middle Part Wavy Bob

This variation of the wavy bob haircut in brown looks so chill and effortlessly pretty! It does help that their outfit also has a relaxed but chic vibe with those little red sunglasses!

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Pink’s Rock n’ Roll
Pink's Rock n' Roll

Pink’s been rocking the short hair for a while now, and thanks to her we got plenty of opportunities to see the different stylings she’s gone for. This one particularly gives me Elvis Presly vibes for sure!

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Jose Maria Forque’s Straight Line Bob
Paz Vega's Straight Line Bob

This straight-line bob although blunt it is slightly angled at the bottom, is a very symmetrical cut; especially if worn with a middle part. So to soften the look a little, Paz Vega has gone with a deep middle part.

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Aura Garrido’s Super Short Bob and Side-Swept Fringe
Aura Garrido's Super Short Bob and Side-Swept Fringe

Aura Garrido’s super short bob edges with the territory of the mushroom crop. A super cute feature is the way they’ve added depth with a side fringe.

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Jose Maria Forque’s Shaggy Caesar
Greta Fernández' Shaggy Caesar

I just love how this haircut manages to make this particular length have so much more extra movement and texture going on. If you’re not sure what I mean when I call it a shaggy caesar, check out this article on our other section to get a good idea.

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Paz Vega’s Short Scissor Crop
Paz Vega's Short Scissor Crop

Didn’t I say Paz Vega could wear almost any haircut and look bomb? It’s like she doesn’t really go through an awkward length phase after a haircut at all.

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Ruth Negga’s Glam Curls and Short Crop
Ruth Negga's Glam Eton Crop Curls

This look is giving me some strong “Roaring 20’s” vibes and I am loving every single bit. The way Ruth Negga’s hair is so short but it still has these luscious glam waves blows my mind. What a fantastic look!

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Blonde Short Crop
Blonde Short Crop

Let me start with the fact that I’ve always thought that when blondes wear black it just looks like they’re on a whole another level of fashion. CONTRASTS people!

The short crop follows a very subtle ‘A’ line getting slightly longer as the hair nears the sides of the face and shorter at the back.

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Short Afro
Short Afro

Remember that a healthy afro-textured hair requires the proper care in order to keep healthy. The range of variations in texture goes from slight waves to very kinky locks.

A lot more celebrities are starting to embrace their natural hair and while some decide to give their hair a break by wearing protective styles like braids or cornrows, some people go for the big chop.

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Natalia Gotsii’s Wet look on a Short Crop
Nataliya Gotsiy's Wet look on a Short Crop

The ‘Wet Look’ has been around for a while, but since Kim Kardashian embodied it during the Met Gala 2019 it has been popping everywhere. Here, the Ukrainian supermodel Nataliya Gotsiy sports it with a playfully-teased short crop and looks stunning.

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Lucie Lucas’ Layered Medium Hairstyle
Lucie Lucas' Layered Medium Hairstyle

Right. So this is technically a medium hairstyle but still falls under the short category for women who are used to having long hair.

Volume is key for this look and Lucie Lucas’s abundant hair is the perfect subject as it makes the long layers shine in their luscious waves.

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Choppy Long Bob and Subtle Waves
Choppy Long Bob and Subtle Waves

The super trendy Lob or Long-Bob, is making rounds and I love seeing everyone’s take on it as they mesh it with their personal style.

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Anja Rubik’s Side-Swept Bob
Anja Rubik's Side-Swept Bob

This hairstyle takes a super wispy, and layered bob haircut and gives it a little spin by dropping a natural side-part and a tucked side to the mixture. Looks pretty badass if you ask me, not to mention that it’s simple enough to style.

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Marion Cotillard’s Lod and Ashy Highlights
Marion Cotillard's Lob and Ashy Highlights

Lovely beach waves! But wait, did you notice the very low-key highlights in ashy tones? Yeah! I had to do a double-take on them because they’re so dainty they mesh perfectly with Marion Cotillard’s dark brown hair.

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Anja Rubik’s Wispy Layered Crop
Anja Rubik's Wispy Layered Crop

Wispy and wonderful. Keep in mind that to get the best out of those feathery layers you’ll have to do some styling if you have straight hair, and if you’ve got naturally wavy hair (depending on your type of texture) you’ll achieve different variations of this look.

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Mina El Hammani’s Thick Curls
Mina El Hammani's Thick Curls

Mina El Hammani is a Spanish actress with Moroccan ancestry best known for her debut on Netflix’s Elite. While Mina’s curls are naturally much tightly packed than they’re shown here, the styling gives us an exquisite rounded shape that’s super flattering to her facial features.

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Middle Parted Deep Brown Bob
Middle Parted Deep Brown Bob

This is a bob look cut pretty bluntly staying true to trend just below the chin. A side part would give the leveled ends a little bit of variation in length but when styled like in this example it is the perfect haircut to accentuate symmetric features.

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Lachlan Watson’s Waves
Lachlan Watson's Waves
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Rebecca Ferguson’s Easy Slickback
Rebecca Ferguson's Easy Slickback
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Angled Fringe and Lob
Angled Fringe and Lob
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Cate Blanchett’s Side Parted Bob
Cate Blanchett's Side Parted Bob
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Lena Headey’s Black on Black Bob
Lena Headey's Black on Black Bob
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