Top 100 Short Hairstyles for Women

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The start of a new year is the perfect time to mix things up and change your look. Make fabulous by finding a fresh new hairstyle to suit your unique personal style. Whether you’re updating your current short hairstyle or cutting your hair short for the first time, you’re sure to find a look you adore in our Top 100 Short Hairstyles for Women. Choose from cute pixie cuts, daring close cropped hairdos, edgy bobs, and short romantic curls to reinvent yourself. With 100 hairstyles to choose from, in all styles and many gorgeous colours, you are guaranteed to find the perfect hairstyle to start new year off with a bang.

1. Anne Hathaway Short Hairstyles: Platinum blonde pixie crop with soft side-swept bangs 

Since parting with her long locks for the movie Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway has embraced her short hair and briefly rocked a platinum blonde pixie cut. She’s since gone back to brunette, but we think she looks equally gorgeous as a blonde. If you’re brave enough to cut your hair this short and  try a drastic colour change, find a hairdresser you trust and go for it!

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2. Emma Watson Short Hairstyles: Sleek faux bob with a side parting

Gone are the days of Harry Potter and her wild head of frizzy curls – actress Emma Watson is all grown up, and stunning with her polished bob.  Her “faux bob” is achieved by tucking long hair underneath itself so it appears shorter – clever! Understated and flattering, this hairstyle is easily manageable with a supply of smoothing anti-frizz serum.

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3. Rita Ora Short Hairstyles: Blunt bob with long side-swept fringe

British singer Rita Ora sports a  blunt bob that frames her face beautifully. This simple and classic hairstyle keeps the hair all the same length, and it can be tweaked to suit any face shape. However, this sleek hairstyle grows out quickly, and you should visit a salon every 4-6 weeks to keep your bob in perfect shape.

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4. Rihanna Short Hairstyles: Close-cropped hair with short soft waves 

Hair chameleon Rihanna seems to suit every hairstyle and every hair colour, and over the years she’s delighted fans and the paparazzi with her every-changing personal style. Here she has closely-cropped black hair with short sides and subtle soft waves on the top. This short hairstyle opens up her face and allows her stunning natural beauty to shine through. An effortless and feminine ‘do, it’s perfect for summer.

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5. Katy Perry Short Hairstyles: Electric blue angular bob

Katy Perry is another songbird who loves to experiment with different hair cuts and bold hair colours. She looks amazing with this bright blue angular bob which complements her sea-green eyes. This hairstyle works particularly well for round faces, as it creates the illusion of a longer, more oval-shaped face. As for choosing a new, bright colour – ask your stylist to choose a shade that complements your skin tone.

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6. Carey Mulligan Short Hairstyles: Wispy romantic bob

The Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan looks ethereal with her soft and wispy blonde layered bob. This hairstyle is great for thin hair, as it creates subtle volume and gives hair great texture. It’s also a very feminine style which softens facial features and gives your look a romantic touch.

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7. Vanessa Hudgens Short Hairstyles: Voluminous tousled bob

Actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical left her long curly hair behind and opted for a bouncy, tousled bob. This is a gorgeous hairstyle for thick hair, and it also works particularly well for naturally curly or wavy hair. For a night out, you can use a curling iron to give your tousled bob extra vivacity.

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8. Kelly Osborne Short Hairstyles: Edgy mini-mohawk

Daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne has recently reinvented herself as a fashionista. Her jet-black mini-mohawk suits her alternative and edgy look, and the glossy waves of hair atop her head add a touch of glamour. This hairstyle is very versatile, and can be adjusted for any occasion – be creative and have fun with it!

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9. Emma Watson Short Hairstyles: Cute cropped pixie cut

Emma Watson’s super-short pixie cut is sophisticated and classic, and a bold step forward towards a more mature and confident personal style. This hairstyle can also be surprisingly feminine and very flattering for oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. As your hair grows out of a pixie cut, embrace the opportunity to experiment with many different short hairstyles.

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10. Hayden Panettiere Short Hairstyles: Angular asymmetrical bob 

Hayden Panettiere, actress from sci-fi series Heroes, rocked her angular asymmetrical bob with a side-swept fringe. Shorter at the back and longer in the front, this hairstyle is very flattering for round faces. The side-swept fringe further elongates a rounder face,  and elegantly softens features.

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19 Comments

  1. Kamri Rowlings

    March 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I love #2 and #22.

  2. Rita

    May 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Rachel McAdams’ hairstyle is so cute. I’ve actually always wanted to try a short hairstyle myself as well, but so far I haven’t dared to go through with it.

  3. Priyanka

    May 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Such a Very Beautiful and Different Short Hairstyle Look. Emma Waston and Rihanna is Very cute Collection on every Pictures.

  4. whitney

    May 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Nice hairstyles, will tell my stylist to come check this out.

  5. Erica

    May 2, 2014 at 2:44 am

    A lot of these are super cute but I think it all depends on your face shape. I know I could never pull off anything shorter than shoulder length. The shaved head is cool, but not something I could do. I really like Anne Hathaway’s cut with her brunette hair, she looks super pretty with that style.

  6. Angela

    April 29, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Having just moved to a tropical country, humidity is wreaking havoc on my long tresses. I’ve not been blessed in terms of face structure and have used long hair to frame my face. Now I see a few short face framing hairstyles I quite like, especially Katie Perry’s electric blue one, Hayden’s and especially Kelly Clarkson’s. Good tips about highlights too! Looks like I’m off to the salon!

  7. Shelley dudley

    April 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Carmen, you have put together a great list here. This provides women with an excellent list to choose from. Anne Hathaway looks so great in her Platinum blonde pixie crop with soft side-swept bangs. This will be excellent for ladies who want to look smart in a gorgeous outfit. Carey Mulligan Short Hairstyles can be seen as a variant of Anne’s hair do, adding a bit of more flair. Do you want know my pick, I’ll choose Keira Knightley Short Hairstyles: Long pixie cut with shaggy bangs, it rocks.

  8. Tara

    April 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I have worn my hair short for about 5 or 6 years now and I love it. Short hair is comfortable, and it doesn’t take long to get ready in the morning. The one thing that I don’t like is that I always get the same haircut. With this fantastic list, I’ll have plenty of alternatives to choose from when I get my next haircut, I’m kind of leaning towards Emma Watson’s cut. Thanks, great job on the list.

  9. Anne

    April 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I envy anyone who can pull off a short haircut…so much easier to take care of! Looking at this list though, there are definitely some bobs I might try out next time I head to the hairdressers. Katherine Heigl’s hair styles rock…so pretty and feminine! Now, if only the rest of me could look like her after.

  10. Norah R.

    April 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The Textured blunt bob of Lily Cole is definitely my favourite short Hairstyle.I have a round face shape and I strongly believe it will make me look pretty. It’s simple and practical :-)

  11. Lisa

    April 24, 2014 at 7:50 am

    This post comes at a good time for me. I especially love Kelly Clarkson’s hair style. You see, due to a chronic illness, I’ve lost some hair and now some of it is growing out.

    Although I have always been a long haired girl, the list of examples here have inspired me to go short, not just because it’s easier to manage and is fresh, it also will help me deal with the lost of my hair and help me gain my confidence again!

  12. Purvi Kantariya

    April 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    When I saw the hair style of Jessie J Short Hairstyles (21), it scared me.
    I love the emma watson’s short hairstyle (2) and scarlett johnsson short hairstyle (11). I also like the katy perry’s short hairstyle but with black color not with blue.. :p

  13. Elisha

    April 22, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I agree! This list should be used by salons! My salon never has any good photos to look at prior to my appointment and many of these are timeless cuts that will never go out of style. I have always loved Victoria Beckham’s cuts but if I was brave enough, I would love to try Jennifer Lawrence’s!

  14. Christine

    April 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I pinned #30 to my daughter’s Pinterest board. She’s getting married this fall and is looking for a shorter, spunkier style than her shoulder-length one. I think this would be awesome with her tiara and veil. Plus she has the same color hair color and face shape as Rihanna, so it would fit her well. Adorable!

  15. Lynn

    April 21, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Wow – salons need to keep this list handy to show clients! Even though I could never go as short as a pixie cut, some of these are really cute! My favorites are #18 Rachel McAdams, #64 Jessica Biel, #66 Cameron Diaz, #96 Mandy Moore and all the Katy Perry styles. These are all in the fairly short/close to medium length styles, which is the shortest I have gone.

  16. Jane White

    April 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for these recommendations. You have listed a lot of styles here that would accommodate all classes of women, from the corporate working mother to the baby care giver. It’s all about the looks, once the hair is perfectly done, we have the perfect looks. If you ask me, I’ll go with number 14 when going to work and number 18 when I am on vacation.

  17. Brittney

    April 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    It is obvious why celebrities use professional and experienced hairstylists. Their hairstyles are fantastic. My personal favorite is Taylor Swift’s hairstyle because I have similar curly hair and similar color of hair. Plus it really suits her face. By the way Mila Kunis looks beautiful no matter which hairstyle she tries!

  18. Melissa

    April 16, 2014 at 3:29 am

    This is an awesome list of short hairstyles. Short hairstyles can never get outdated due to the fact that most of the women prefer having short hair as it is easy to handle and take care. Moreover, if you are getting late then it just takes a few seconds to comb short hair in comparison to the longer ones.

  19. Libby Wilmont

    April 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    These hairstyles are AWESOME! By far Rhianna and P!nk’s styles are the most edgy, fun, playful of them all! Wish I could count on a hairstylist to pull them off! Goodness knows I wouldn’t be able to afford whomever their hairstylist is – but I have some good ideas to attempt!

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