53 Short Hairstyles That Will Persuade You to Visit the Salon

You've decided to go for a short hairstyle. Yep, you've finally decided to take the plunge. But which crop are you going to choose? A great place to look for short-hair inspiration is your favourite short-haired A-listers. Once you've deciphered which short haircut you love and which is likely to suit your face shape and hair texture, you can take a picture to your hairdresser so you don't end up in a Friends Dudley Moore–Demi Moore situation. In the hair world, the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is spot-on.

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As seen on our favourite celebrities, there is a short hairstyle of dreams for everyone. Maybe it's a pixie crop as worn by Scarlett Johansson, who if you remember once had long hair too, or something closer, such as Lupita Nyong'o's 'do. It could be a bob, as seen on Jourdan Dunn, Rihanna and Michelle Williams, who all rock this look without ever looking too "soccer mom." Or maybe, just maybe, you're keen to pull a K.Stew and go for the buzz cut. There are so many short hairstyle and haircut ideas to draw on. And of course short hair can be incredibly versatile; you can play with texture, partings, accessories and even braids to mix up your short hairstyles from day to day.

If Should I cut my hair short? regularly pops into your head, then why not go for it? You can find the aforementioned short hairstyles, plus more, as well as what kind of face shapes these cuts and styles suit, in the gallery below. Or if you have thick hair, and you're not sure if it will suit you, you can check our gallery of the best short haircuts for thick hair here. Click through the gallery below for the ultimate A-list short-hair inspiration.