20 Celebs and Fashion Girls Who Are Making Me Want to Chop All My Hair Off

When it comes to my hair, I tend to fluctuate between two lengths: just above my shoulder or just above my boobs (both technical terms). Yet there always comes a time with both lengths when I start to feel like I want to either chop it all off and start again or indulge my inner Rapunzel and grow it out super long.

Right about now, I'm at the chopping-it-all-off stage—mainly down to the fact that I'm seeing cool, short hairstyles pretty much everywhere I look. Yes, short hair is definitely trending right now, with some of my favourite celebs and most-followed fashion girls stepping out in freshly cut 'dos.

"Short hairstyles are on trend at the moment," confirmed Neil Barton, Goldwell ambassador and owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing. "Other than the bob and the pixie cut, there are a few other short hairstyles and this includes the lob—perfect for those who can't decide whether to keep their length or go shorter. Another short hairstyle that I love is the buzz cut."

If you're also toying with the idea of a trip to the hair salon, I've rounded up some of the best short hair inspiration around for you to feast your eyes on. Keep scrolling for all of the ways women are wearing bobs, lobs, pixie cuts and buzz cuts right now. Plus, I caught up with some hairstylists for expert tips on how to decide which style is best for you, what to ask your hairdresser and how to care for your shorter strands.

The bob

Angee Garcia proving that curly girls can rock short hair too.

Probably the most classic short hairstyle, a bob is a one-length cut that typically sits around jaw-level, although, it can be as short as ear length and as long as just above the shoulder. It's a great place to start if you're venturing into short hair for the first time. "There are so many bob variations with a style to suit everyone's face shape," said Barton. "Round faces should try to opt for a long bob that goes past the chin [and] are also great for heart-shaped faces, as well as heavy chin-length bobs, which can balance out the face and look particularly great when worn tapered or with a side fringe. For long and oval face shapes, precise and blunt bobs are fantastic and enhance a strong jaw."

Alyssa Coscarelli

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Short wavy hair + fringe = the formula for cool-girl hair.

Sophia Rosemary

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A piecey fringe lends an edge to this otherwise sleek, classic bob.

Jourdan Dunn

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Beach waves add plenty of texture to Jourdan's mid-length bob.

Lucy Boynton

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Switch to a side parting and add a hair accessory to channel Lucy's blonde bob. 

Marianne Theodorsen

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This blunt, jaw-length bob is seriously pretty in pink.

What should you ask your hairdresser when going short? 

"As well as face shape, it's also important to speak to your hairdresser about the right short haircut for your lifestyle," explained Carly Price, partner at Muse of London. "If you don't have a lot of time to style your hair, you should opt for something a bit more low maintenance that will not need to be styled every day with styling tools (or that won't require as regular trims if you're always busy and on the go).

"Texture is another thing to consider when going shorter. If you have fine hair, what works for you may not work for those with thick or curly hair, and it's important for your hairdresser to find a cut that will work for your hair's texture. Those with curls may find that their curls will go springier and will pop out and not be as loose as they were before being cut."

The pixie

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Cara Delevingne embracing the bleach blonde pixie cut.

Shorter than a bob, a pixie cut is when hair is cut short at the back and sides of the head and tends to be longer on the top. It's most popular incarnation is when a sweeping side fringe is cut into the style, similar to Cara's, but it also looks amazing with a micro-fringe. "Pixie cuts can make a round face shape appear rounder," advised Barton. "I always recommend teaming them with a side fringe to avoid this. Heart-shaped faces suit pixie cuts well and can go pretty short at the back, [while] long face shapes should pair this look with a side parting or some waves to give the look width and balance or should try adding layers for softness."

Emilia Clarke

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Emilia's sweeping fringe and warm blonde colour ticks all the pixie boxes.

Tia Ward

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A soft, wispy fringe balances how cropped this cut is at the back.

Ellie Nesmon

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Keeping her curls short at the back and side and long on top allows Ellie to create a cool pixie effect. 

Zoë Kravitz

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Obsessed with Zoë's super-short crop and barely there fringe.

Zendaya

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The feathered fringe and bright blonde color lends a '70s vibe to Zendaya's pixie cut.

The lob

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Kim's ultra-shiny lob is so glossy that you'll need sunnies to look at it.

Effectively a long bob (hence its name), a lob typically sits just above the shoulders or at shoulder level and is the same length all the way around. A safe bet if you're thinking about going shorter, the lob looks good on just about everyone. "When Kim Kardashian decided to get her hair cut into a super-sleek lob, this [style] went crazy," said Price. "Coming into spring, shorter hairstyles have also become more popular, as clients are starting to think of hairstyles that will be a bit more low maintenance for them in the warmer weather and allow them to get rid of excess weight in their hair."

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Ashley's side parting, slick roots and relaxed waves give her lob a majorly glam vibe.

By keeping her fringe a little shorter at the front, Sade creates a really relaxed, low-maintenance take on the lob.

Kelly Eastwood

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Could there be a more 2019 hair combo than a tousled lob and a leopard-print bucket hat?

Aria Di Bari

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There isn't anyone on the planet who wouldn't suit Aria's chic French-girl lob.

Margot Robbie

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Short hair doesn't have to be severe. Just curl the ends under like Margot to soften your lob.

How easy is it to maintain short hair?

"Short haircuts are great for those who like a low-maintenance look that requires minimal effort and styling," said Suzie McGill, international artistic director and Schwarzkopf UK ambassador. "You can simply add some texture spray to your hair, such as a salt spray, and you're good to go. However, you'll need to be aware that your hair may not be able to fit into a ponytail or a bun. Another thing to consider is your hairdresser." There's no scraping up your hair to disguise greasy roots, so you might find that you need to wash your hair more regularly. Plus, to keep your hair at the length you want, you'll need to visit the hairdresser's every four to six weeks to keep your lengths looking fresh.

The buzz cut

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Feeling bold? Match the colour of your buzz cut to your lipstick like Keke Palmer.

Traditionally speaking, a buzz cut is definitely the most extreme style of the short-hair world. However, cool girls are taking the plunge in droves, and there's something about this closely cropped style that looks so chic. "This hairstyle is definitely not one for the fainthearted and is best suited to those with oval face shapes," said Barton. "This hairstyle is very cool and edgy, and I love how it’s now more feminine than ever before. More and more women are embracing this statement look."

Adwoa Aboah

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Adwoa's cool-girl buzz cut lets her piercings do the talking.

Char Ellesse

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You can't get much of a closer shave than Char's barely there buzz cut. 

Kristen Stewart

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A soft, fuzzy crop keeps K-Stew's buzz cut feeling fresh and elegant. 

Marisa Martins

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Marisa's minimal style complements her short style perfectly. The pillar-box red lip is the icing on the cake.

Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson took the short-hair plunge for a film role, but this chocolate-coloured crop looks amazing on her.