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, Halle Berry 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.
Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect example of short hair chic! She adds instant height by blow-drying her hair back but keeps it really soft and pretty by tonging in some soft movement too. This style works for days out or nights out! What’s more it will slim your face thanks to the height of the style. Win, win!
Some of our favourite celebrity short hairstyles…
To give your crop a modern update, style the front section away from your face for a soft look like Emma Willis.
We love Helen Mirren’s natural tousled bob. A slightly longer fringe is perfect for adding volume and texture.
Anne Hathaway has grown out her short layers into a sweeping side fringe that looks chic and elegant.
Queen of the crops Charlize Theron channels Hollywood glamour with a styled back fringe that really opens up her face.
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.
Crops don’t mean you can’t take on aspects of an updo! Anne Hathaway has has grow her hair out on top so she can plait it and create the illusion of longer hair – clever!
To get Helen Mirren’s textured bob, towel-dry your hair before applying Naturtint Styling Mousse and combing through. We love!
Just in time for the release of The Hunger Games, Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence chopped off her long locks into a textured pixie crop.
Wow! Pamela Anderson rocks an undercut and deep side part, she looks edgy and youthful. We approve!
Maggie Gyllenhaal has completely transformed her look by changing her hair colour from a deep brunette to a creamy Champagne blonde, perfect for summer!
A cool platinum blonde, Miley Cyrus’ demonstrates how the crop can work on women of every age.
Blow-dry back the front section of a pixie crop for this fashionable finish like Jessie J.
If you’re looking to hide any frown lines follow in Helen Mirren’s footsteps and ask your stylist to cut in a layered side fringe – it’ll help hide any tell-te signs of ageing.
Texas lead singer Sharleen Spitari forgoes lots of short layers in favour of eye-length feathering that suits her round face shape.
Miley Cyrus shows how undercuts can really work on cropped hair. Pile your hair to one side when you want to show it off or part it the other side when you don’t!
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.
Cropped hair can be at it’s most versatile when the sides are kept super short and the top sections are left long.
For anyone worried about a lack of volume in short hair, look to Sharon Osbourne and her signature cherry red crop.
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.
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.
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.
Sharon Osbourne rarely strays from her cherry red crop. Ensuring her hair falls just next to her eyes subtly draws attention to her cheekbones.
Anne Hathaway has gone for the chop! Her short style compliments her oval face shape and would look great slicked to one side or messed up
Emma Thompson looks great with a jaw-length rounded cut. The side-sweeping fringe is a great extra
Add shorter layers into your short cut to give it a new look instantly
Try Carey Mulligan’s short layered blonde crop. Flattering for all face shapes
Short rounded style by Rae Palmer is ideally for thicker hair types
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.
Shaggy blonde layered crop by Rae Palmer
Allowing her hair to fall naturally in different directions, Halle Berry’s relaxed, laid-back crop works just as well for the red carpet as it does for every day.
Suave slicked back crop by La Biosthetique
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.
Soft spiky brunette crop by Ken Picton
Glossy cheekbone skimming crop by Hooker and Young
Textured plantinum blonde bowl crop by Rae Palmer