It’s no surprise that short haircuts and hairstyles are taking over the beauty world in the new decade. From Katy Perry to Taylor Swift and Penelope Cruz, all your favorite celebrities have embraced short hair and rocking it like a pro.
If you also want to flaunt a short haircut but don’t know which style to flaunt or how to flaunt it, here is a guide for you. In this article, we have discussed 15 of the most iconic, most loved short hairstyles that your favorite star sported so that it’s easier for you to pick just the right one for you.
But first let’s have a quick look at these short styles for a quick overview.
|Ellen DeGeneres||Super Pixie|
|Keira Knightley||Angled Bob|
|Victoria Beckham||Signature Bob|
|Emma Stone||Romantic Lob|
|Ruth Negga||Short Natural Curls|
|Jane Fonda||Signature Shag|
|Jenifer Aniston||Famous Friends Cut|
|Taylor Swift||Voluminous Bob|
|Penelope Cruz||Beachy Shoulder Length|
|Elsa Pataky||Layered Bob|
|Zoë Kravitz||Choppy Pixie Cut|
|Julianne Hough||Texturized Bob|
|Miley Cyrus||Edgy Razor Cut|
|Kristen Stewart||Asymmetrical Pixie|
1. Ellen DeGeneres’s Super Pixie
Ellen DeGeneres is known for many great things, and her signature pixie haircut is one of them. It’s simple, fuss-free yet provides so much edge to your look even if you don’t style it gels and combs. From her famous daytime show to many red carpet events, she has been rocking this super pixie ever since we remember. And if you also want to sport such a simple yet impressive haircut, then its high time you do it now.
However, unlike many other hairstyles and haircuts, which you can try at home, we would suggest you visit your hairdresser to adorn your tresses with the Ellen DeGeneres pixie cut. Otherwise, there are high chances that you might have to go bald if you try doing it yourself.
2. Keira Knightley’s Angled Bob
Got a round face? Try out this razor-sharp angled bob that Keira Knightley sported in many of the red carpet events last year. This chic, long in the front, shorter in the back hair cut not only adds incredible volume to your manes but also frames your face with those pronounced angles perfectly.
To style you bob just like Keira Knightley’s angled one, apply some volumizing mousse all over your damp hair. A volumizing mousse, like the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, not only adds the required lift but also creates a base for the styling.
Then using a blow dryer and a round brush, dry all your manes so that they look fuller and bouncier.
Once all your tresses are completely dried and have the required volume, take a flat iron (we prefer the HSI Professional Glider Flat Iron) and lightly smooth out the bob so that they look exactly like Keira’s one.
3. Victoria Beckham’s Signature Bob
No one sports short hair like Victoria Beckham does. Her fine, thin tresses are made for a shorter, more voluminous haircut. Over the years she has inspired many girls to try and sport a hairstyle like her. And if you are someone who also wants to try her signature stacked bob, then try it now; this haircut not only accentuates your cheekbones and angles but also elevates your overall aura by several notches.
The best part of this haircut is that it provides an excellent amount of volume. The short, stacked bob at the back and slightly longer face-shaping strands at the front makes for a perfect combination of style and comfort at the same time.
4. Emma Stone’s Romantic Lob
Loved Emma Stone’s long bob? Why don’t you try it for yourself? The soft, romantic lob that Emma Stone sports often is perfect for any occasion. From red carpet events to a day wedding, this side-swept bangs and minimal layering is a universally flattering hairdo to rock.
Adorning your lob with this romantic hairdo is as simple and fuss-free as it looks. First, detangle your manes with a wide-tooth comb and spray on a liberal amount of heat protectant spray (such as this HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector) all over the tresses.
Then, using a 1-inch curling iron, create alternate curls in your hair and let them sit for a minute. Run your fingers through them to not only interconnect the curls but also to give the overall look a soft, natural vibe.
5. Ruth Negga’s Short Natural Curls
If you have natural hair and you want to cut them super short then get inspiration Ruth Negga’s Golden Globes hairstyle. Her tight curly locks along with the pixie-style cut make for a refreshingly youthful change.
To rock this hairdo all day, every day with pride and ease, the only thing you need to do is visit your hairdresser right now and chop off your luscious natural curls into Ruth Negga’s pixie curls.
Short hair always grows back; thus, don’t hold yourself back from trying out this amazing do.
6. Jane Fonda’s Signature Shag
Jane Fonda is more popular for her style than her films. Her signature short shag hairstyle has been the inspiration of many fashionistas out there for years and even though this is quite an old do, its appeal is still the same as it was in the ‘80s proving that some hairstyles just don’t go out of style.
To rock a hairstyle just like Jane Fonda’s 19 Annual Hollywood Film Awards one, we would suggest you cut uniform layers all over your manes. Then using a blow dryer (try out this Remington D3190 Hair Dryer) and a round brush, then blow-waved and tease all your layers to create a voluminous, full-bodied hairstyle that is perfect for any black-tie occasion.
7. Jenifer Aniston’s Famous Friends Cut
Every “Friends” fan wanted to adorn their tresses with Jenifer Aniston’s short stacked-layer even once in their life. This was one of the most tried out hairdos in the 1990s than any other hairstyles ever was.
So what made the “The Rachel” haircut iconic? Other than the fact that Jenifer Aniston sported this, “The Rachel” hairdo is super stylish yet comfortable and that’s why ever other fashionistas wanted to rock this haircut back then.
If you still want to try this haircut in the millennium, then we would suggest you ask your hairdresser for the choppy layers falling just above the collarbone with chunky blonde highlights.
Blow-dry them every day with a round brush to maintain your “Rachel” look even in the 2020s.
8. Taylor Swift Voluminous Bob
Taylor Swift never fails to impress us with her style and when she sported the super short bob that shows off her long neck perfectly, the world was in awe. The blunt bob that she flaunted was sleek yet voluminous to add depth to the overall look. Moreover, the perfectly placed bangs not only softened out the fierce look but also covered her entire forehead. This is certainly an edgy style but it’s not too daring to give it a try.
To sport this look, the first thing you must do is to blow dry your hair upside down with a round brush to give it the much-required body and volume. Then flip your manes over and lightly brush over to smoothen them for a sleeker outlook.
Next, with a flat iron, straighten your bangs with a flip at the roots to make sure that the bangs also have the same volume as the bob.
9. Penelope Cruz’s Beachy Shoulder Length
Penelope Cruz is a dream. Everything she does, every fashion move she makes is followed by several million girls in the world. And her beach shoulder-length hair is no different. This wispy layered lob is super simple to create but has a great impact on the way you look- it makes you stand up in the crowd without even trying hard.
If you want to adorn your long bob with this wispy, salty hairstyle, all you need is a suitable curling iron. For the styling process, apply a handful of volumizing mousse all over your shoulder-length tresses to not only add some volume but also to build a perfect base for the waving. Then using a wide barrel curling iron, such as this T3 SinglePass Curl Professional Curling Iron, create barely there, loose waves in your manes so that they look exactly like Penelope Cruz’s hair.
10. Elsa Pataky’s Layered Bob
No one flaunts bob as Elsa Pataky does. She shows off her sexy bob like a queen!
Her layered bob with just the right amount of curls here and there looks so chic and works everywhere regardless of what the event is. If you really want to up your hairstyle by a few notches, then this layered bob is a must-try for you.
To achieve this laid back yet sexy look, adorn your bob with loose waves or light curls. Don’t forget to feather out the ends of the curls to make your hair look thicker and fuller.
11. Zoë Kravitz’s Choppy Pixie Cut
Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz has undergone the most shocking yet pleasant hair transformation last year; she has chopped down her signature long braids into a super sexy short pixie crop and looked almost unrecognizable in her Instagram post.
Like Zoë, if you are also not a fan of bangs and long hair, then her funky pixie cut is just the right one for you. Use a narrow plated flat iron (this MHU Professional 0.5 inch Mini Flat Iron would be an excellent choice) to twist your super short strands so that they don’t fall flat and looks incredibly edgy.
12. Twiggy’s Sleek Crop
A cropped cut is always not about wispy twists and Twiggy showed us just that. Her super, sleek side-parted crop cut kick-started her modeling career in the early ‘60s, and ever since this iconic hairstyle has been a favorite among women with short hair.
To flaunt this hairdo perfectly, first, flat iron your short tresses to pin-straight tresses and then apply a generous amount of hair gel to get that sleek, shiny effect. After you are done, part them on any side you wish and voila! You are ready to rock Twiggy’s iconic sleek crop anywhere and everywhere you want.
13. Julianne Hough's Texturized Bob
14. Miley Cyrus’s Edgy Razor Cut
Miley Cyrus made jaws drop when she chopped off her signature long locks and debut ha super short razor cut. Even though she rocked this cut, it is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. If you are someone who is edgy and likes to take a risk with your hair, then we would suggest you try out this daring look, even only for once.
Even though this completely disconnected haircut has long tresses on top and almost shaved ones on the sides, it’s not as difficult to style as you might assume. Apply a bit of gel through wet hair and blow-dry it for a slight lift. Then backcomb the long tresses and you are ready to rock the world.
15. Kristen Stewart’s Asymmetrical Pixie
Kristen Stewart shows us that some hairstyles never get outdated and her asymmetrical bob is one of them. This high at the back and low at the front hairdo is one versatile haircut that works well with edgy outfits. And if you want to flaunt this hairdo in your hair, your best option is to visit a hairdresser rather than trying it at home.
Now that you know some of the most famous celebrity short hairstyles, we are sure that you can now decide which do you should flaunt and how. Therefore, don’t waste any time and get yourself a brand new hairstyle to make everyone awe over your look.