20 Gorgeous Haircuts That Will Make You Want to Chop All Your Hair Off

With summer coming to a close and scraggly, sun-damaged lengths lingering heavily, the urge to chop all your hair off might be stronger than ever. While this sentiment might normally be met with blank stares and reminders to exercise caution, it just so happens that short hair is majorly trending right now. And not just the ever-popular bob haircut either. Celebrities, fashion girls, and hairstylists agree that all varieties of short hair are in. Rejoice!

So what does that mean for your short-hair aspirations this season? Good things, we think! From cuts to colors and all sorts of styles, all things short hair are gaining some well-deserved renewed interest. Ahead, check out the short-hair trends set to dominate the rest of the year. And be sure you scroll to the end to see the trendiest and most controversial look we can't believe is still going strong. Just you wait.

1. Extra-Short Bobs

January Jones Short Hair



The bob is poised to be the top hair trend of the decade, and the sleek chops just keep getting shorter and shorter. January's Parisian-inspired, chin-grazing look is so chic.

Jodie Turner-Smith Short Hair



No matter how short your bob is, there's always room for some beachy waves.

Whether you're going for a sleek, straight look or want those famous tousled waves, a good straightener is the tool for the job.

2. Fringe and Bangs

Jasmine Sanders Short Hair



Bangs and fringe aren't exactly new, but we love how they're being embraced by those with shorter hair lately. Take Jasmine's wispy corkscrew fringe for example. Just beautiful.

Chloe's heavy curtain bangs are oh-so-cute paired with her short haircut.

We all know how monumentally oily bangs can get. Keep a dry shampoo on hand like Pureology's to keep strands extra fresh. 

3. Short Shags

The quintessential shag haircut tends to run a little longer in length, but that doesn't mean short-haired folks can't get in on the action, too. Just look at Alyssa's polished short shag.

Gabi Fresh Short Hair



Gabi's tumbling curls further prove that short hair of any texture is perfectly shaggable. (See what we did there?)

Frizz is the enemy of the shag haircut, especially if your hair is short. Keep it at bay with a nourishing leave-in conditioner like this one that imparts smoothing hydration and protects against humidity. 

4. Retro Vibes

Millie Bobby Brown Short Hair



Celebrity hairstylists already predicted that '90s hair vibes would be big in 2021, and Millie's vintage flip is the most prominent example so far. She's giving us Clueless, and we have no choice but to stan.

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Halsey's Old Hollywood volume is making us want to throw it back a few more decades.

5. Hair Accessories

There's really no hair length that isn't suitable for hair accessories, but there's something about adding decorative accents to short hair that feels extra elegant. Kerry's oversize pearl clips are just one option that looks chicer than chic.

These tiny accents are so lovely paired with a low bun.

You'll be able to create endless looks with these versatile pins.

6. Swept-Back Looks

Kaia Gerber Short Hair



Whether you're rocking a bob, shag, or even a pixie cut, there's nothing more face framing than a slicked back look à la Kaia. It's so editorial and unbelievably low effort.

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Here, Zoë's smoothed tresses are a bit more sculpted yet equally mod.

No slicked-back look is complete without a good pomade. Ouai's long-lasting finishing paste is your go-to tool for all-day gloss and hold.

7. Natural Textures

Tracee Ellis Ross Short Hair



Sporting your natural hair texture isn't a trend, but there's no denying that more and more folks are fully embracing their curl and coil pattern. We're all for it, especially where shorter strands are concerned. Tracee's Diana Ross-inspired look is the perfect example.

Renia's amped-up bob is a beautiful cut to accentuate her soft ringlets.

Whether you're working with wavy, curly, or coily hair, this weightless curling cream will accentuate any texture.

8. Braids

Ruby Rose Short Hair


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Braids are timeless, but they've been gaining renewed momentum as one of the most popular hairstyles over the last couple of years. Braided accents, like Ruby's edgy French braids, are an unexpected yet pretty addition to her signature pixie cut.

Cleopatra Coleman Short Hair


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Cleopatra's box-braided bob is almost too cool for words. And that color? Yes.

9. Color Play

There's nothing like a pop of color to take any short haircut from regular to remarkable. Brittany's stark, face-framing streaks show just how much of a difference a little color makes on an otherwise standard cut.

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If vibrant colors are more your speed, take note of Ryan's bold all-over color.

This pre-shampoo treatment helps to balance the hair's pH level and seal the cuticle to protect deposited color against fading as you wash.

10. Mullets

Maisie Williams Short Hair


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Mullets have been popping off ever since Miley Cyrus debuted hers early last year, and by the looks of it, the controversial hairstyle is back for round two. Maisie Williams is among the flock of stars dedicating themselves to the grunge-inspired cut, and we have to say that we've never been more tempted to commit to such a wild look.

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Zendaya's temporary mullet was such a moment.

Next: If You Got a Quarantine Bob, It'll Be a Lob Soon—Here's How to Style It

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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