Short hair is back - flatter your features and slim your face with a new short hairstyle!
Short hair never goes out of fashion. Why? Because short haircuts often take little styling, but suit all hair types – even fine hair if you keep your layers longer at the front. Sweep hair to the side, slick it back or brush it forward for a flattering finish that the A-listers would approve of!
Plus short hair is a great way to slim your face and chisel your cheekbones! Celebrities such as Helen Mirren, Emma Willis, and Anne Hathaway all look fabulous with short hair because it compliments most face shapes, and defines their features.
Some of the best advice for fine thin hair? Short hair is also great if you want to boost fine, thinning hair too. By keeping the front section of your hair slightly longer and your layers at the back shorter, you can ruffle your hair up to give it instant volume and bounce! Easy!
What’s more you don’t need to buy a million products to look after short hair – mousse and wax are your best styling friends! In small amounts add some mousse to wet hair and blow-dry for texture and volume, or use the tips of your fingers to add wax to dry hair for movement.
Some of our favourite celebrity short hairstyles…
To give your crop a modern update, style the front section away from your face for a super-chic, but soft look like Emma Willis.
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We love Helen Mirren’s natural tousled bob. A slightly longer fringe is perfect for adding volume and texture.
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Woman of the moment Olivia Colman shows us how it’s done with this elegant but workable, super-short crop.
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Duchess Camilla’s sleek but simple hair, with flared sides, is totally timeless.
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Queen of the crops Charlize Theron channels Hollywood glamour with a simple side fringe that really opens up her face.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s super short pixie cut wins maximum style points. The key to making this length work for you is to add in some texture on top to stop it looking too flat.
If you want to update your style for summer, then take inspiration from Halle Berry’s pretty crop. Choppy layers teamed with a feathered fringe help give instant height.
Texture always works well on cropped hair and Judi Dench’s choppy pixie cut is a shining example! She proves you don’t need a fringe either.
You don’t need a fringe or layers to flatter your face, just follow Jennifer Hudson’s crop that’s feathered around her hairline to frame her features.
The ultimate style iconic, the Queen’s signature bobbed hairdo is perfect for older ladies, and brilliantly low maintenance.
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Jennifer Lawrence’s pixie cut is growing out. The actress has teased it back, giving it plenty of height.
Viola Davis’ short hair looks extremely glamorous with some retro waves added in.
Not sure how to wear your short hair? Copy Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and add a hairband. Easy peasy.
Glenn Close rocks the relaxed pixie cut here, with a sweeping fringe to give the look a softer, overall feel.
Kristin Chenoweth’s sweeping fringe really frames her face. This is a great way to wear hair that hasn’t quite reached bob length.
Charlize Theron oozes glamour with this sleek short hairstyle. Tuck your hair behind your ears and let your earrings do the talking.
Anne Hathaway’s gamine haircut is making us extremely envious. We love her messy short ‘do.
Actress Helen George shows off her wearable crop that has a long side-sweeping fringe which stops her cut looking too boyish.
Although she’s grown her hair out now, Kate Silverton proved here that a ‘bowl’ cut can look stylish! This is a great cut for thick, straight hair.
This super short bob looks incredible on model Naomi Campbell – it’s a fab way to grow out your crop.
Smoothing her hair behind her ears but leaving the ends to peek out at the back, Chloe Sevigny’s fringeless crop and deep side parting looks sleek without being severe.
Judy Murray works the classic crop matching her off-centre parting with a short, back and sides that flatters her smaller features.
Glee actress, Jane Lynch plumps for lots of textures, layers and curls for a roughed up look that shows off the different tones of blonde in her hair.
Proving you can still go short if you have curly hair, Meg Ryan chooses a long crop with shorter layers at the front to frame her face and balance the waves either side.
Halle Berry keeps her layers longer at the front and shorter at the back to give her short hair height and body. The subtle lowlights create an extra 3D effect too.
We love Maggie Gyllenhaal’s side parted pixie cut. Not only does it flatter her dainty features, she proves that short can be feminine and sexy.
Mad Men actress, Elisabeth Moss, lets her hair fall naturally to the curves of her that shows off her multi-tonal blonde colour a treat.
She’s often spotted with her hair styled into retro waves and crazy coiffs but Emeli Sande’s crop works equally as well when it’s simply brushed forward and to one side.
Kim Kardashian’s mum, Kris Jenner, adds a feathered fringe to her jet-black crop that’s anti-ageing and sophisticated.
She might be used to wearing big wigs as Lady Mae in Mr Selfridge but in real life Katherine Kelly prefers to keep her hair short, wearing it in a neat crop.
Chopping off her length into a short, textured pixie crop, Audrey Tautou leaves her layers to naturally flick out for a relaxed finish.
Lisa Maxwell’s curled under crop shows that you don’t have to have really short hair on top to work a short hair look!
Smoothing her top-heavy crop into a side parted, tucked under crop, Dannii Minogue’s style is sophisticated and suits heart and oval face shapes.
Working the elfin crop, Ginnifer Goodwin isn’t afraid to keep her hair super short.
A great way to glam up short hair, copy Michelle Dockery and part your hair in a deep side parting before waving the end sections to add some volume to your style.
Michelle Williams’ pretty pixie crop is cut shorter underneath so she can move the longer layers around the top sections and alter her style every day of the week.
American actress, Lena Dunham opts for a choppy crop with shorter layers through the top sections to give her hair lift and height through the crown.
She’s had long, curly, straight and short hair and for 2013 Rihanna has returned to her chic and edgy crop. Do as she does and use wax to add definition to a short fringe.
Sharon Osbourne rarely strays from her cherry red crop. Ensuring her hair falls just next to her eyes subtly draws attention to her cheekbones.
A soft, side swept crop, Michelle Williams’ short, feathered fringe keeps her hairstyle looking feminine and pretty.
Jane Fonda adds height and volume to her short hair with plenty of flicked-out layers and texture at the root.
Jamie Lee Curtis chooses short sharp layers to ensure her crop sits close to her head while her different tones of grey add depth and dimension to the cut.