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11 of The Best Short Haircuts of All Time

From the short and sweet to the cool and edgy.
11 of The Best Short Haircuts of All Time From the short and sweet to the cool and edgy.

Nothing feels more feminine than having a head full of long lush locks that cascade down past your shoulders. (I mean, just look at the Victoria’s Secret runway and beauty pageants. Bombshell waves, anyone?) But every now and then, when a lady who’s known for her shampoo commercial-worthy strands goes for the chop, the rest of us start playing with those apps trying to see if it’ll look good on us, too. So if you’re thinking that a short ‘do is your ticket to a fab new you for 2016, check out this list of memorable cropped 'dos throughout the ages. 



Nicole Richie

What’s the best way to get over a break-up? Lose weight and get a hair cut! That’s exactly what Nicole did after she parted ways with long-time BFF Paris Hilton, and since then she’s never looked back. 

Emma Watson

We saw Emma transform from the nerdy big-haired Hermione to wild child short-haired Sam on the big screen. What better way to show her versatility, right? 

Lupita Nyong’o

If you think having short hair limits your styling options, run a Google on Lupita and you’ll see how much fun you can have with switching up your look despite the length of your hair.

Miley Cyrus

Going extremely short in the back and keeping it long in the front might tend to look very matronly when done the wrong way. The best way to wear it is messy with sliced up bangs that’s full of texture.

Halle Berry

If you think short hair can’t be sexy, go back to that time Halle played Jinx in Die Another Day


Agyness Deyn

In a sea of long-haired skinny hangers like Irina Lazareanu, Jessica Stam, and Lily Donaldson who ruled the runways circa 2007, Aggy was a sure standout with her bleach blonde faux hawk coupled with dark full brows.


Victoria Beckham

Who could forget the time when Posh Spice made the big move from London to LA sporting cropped blonde mussed-up 'do? Obviously, it’s not your typical soccer mom ‘do and it’s definitely a far cry from her current look, which is more clean, sleek, and lady-like, but this foxy mane surely kept the spice alive.


What better way to introduce an all new you than with a new album and haircut to match? We all saw Riri go from good girl to bad as she went under Jay Z’s umbrella, fully embracing this edgy new look.

Winona Ryder

Marc Jacobs’ muse likes to keep her tresses sweet and short, grunged up in true '90s fashion.



Sweep hair to the side and keep the length just long enough to cover your ears for that school boy appeal.

Audrey Hepburn

It’s hard to pull of fringe like Audrey’s given the awkward length. This look best suits those with a heart, square, or oval shaped face. 

Images from @lupitanyongo, @nicolerichie, and Pinterest.