The celeb girl gang showing us exactly how to pull off short punk hair

Why blend in when you could stand out with punk short hair?!   

As beauty writers, we’re forever keeping up with the latest celebrity hair makeovers and catwalk looks from fashion week (did you see what happened when we tried the biggest hairstyles from fashion month?). So, with that considered, we like to think we’ve got our finger on the buzzer when it comes to emerging trends – and the one that’s stood out to us most has to be short punk hair!

Not exactly a ‘punky‘ kind of girl? Scroll down to see how these stars manage to wear punk rocker vibes while still looking feminine and oh-so stylish.

10 of the edgiest A-list gals who have mastered the short punk hair vibes

british model cara delevingne with a platinum blonde pixie cut wearing a black top and black leather jacket
Cara’s hair can do no wrong in our eyes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Cara’s platinum pixie

You might think that only having a few inches of hair would mean you’re restricted in how much you can do, but that’s not strictly true.

Playing around with your colour – like Cara and her icy, Draco Malfoy-esque hue – will help draw more attention to your barnet and let you follow along with the hottest hair colour trends.

singer halsey on the red carpet in a blue strapless dress with platinum glamorous grown out punk hair
Halsey’s channelling half Monroe, half punk rocker vibes with this one. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Halsey’s glam punk look

Halsey is a pro at all types of punk short hair, having worn a variety of curly crops, buzz cuts and pastel coloured undercuts.

One of our favourites, though, has to be this glamorous red carpet look, as it’s not so out there as some of her more daring looks. What makes it so great is that her alternative personal style gives it more of an edge than your standard coiffed updo, allowing her personality to shine through.

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Editor’s tip: Give lift to your locks by applying a volumising mousse like the TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse to the hair when wet. Use a round brush and hairdryer to dry and style your strands into place, and the mousse will help add an airy, bouncy texture.

black panther star marija abney with a shaved buzz cut hairstyle with mohawk detail on the red carpet at the black panther premiere
Just in case your buzz cut isn’t quite bold enough- add a mohawk! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Marija Abney’s mohawk buzz cut

You don’t need us to tell you that the buzz cut has fast become one of the biggest hair trends for A-list women, with everyone from Kate Hudson to Keke Palmer embracing the clippers.

Black Panther beauty Marija Abney wears hers complete with a teeny-tiny mohawk that just adds that little extra something-something to this bold style.

singer demi lovato on the red carpet in a plunging v neck red dress with an asymmetric undercut bob hairstyle
We’ll always have a soft spot for Demi’s undercut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Demi Lovato’s asymmetric undercut

Currently wearing your hair in a basic bob cut and want to make it look a bit jazzier? For a start, we’d suggest trying out an asymmetric style that’s longer on one side, as this will automatically add more shape to the style.

However, if you’re feeling particularly spontaneous, you can add an undercut like Demi‘s and it’ll instantly multiply your sass factor.

canadian model coco rocha with dark brown hair in a spiked up quiff punk hairstyle
Hair chameleon Coco can pull off just about any hairstyle, including this spiked-up rock chic ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Coco Rocha’s spiked-up style

Proving her model credentials, you only need to google Coco Rocha to be met with pages and pages of her many changing hairstyles from over the years.

This spiky, quiffed-up look really brings out her razor-sharp cheekbones, but even if you’re not blessed with her bone structure, you can still recreate her hair!

actress anne hathaway at a premiere wearing a white dress with her short brown hair in a mature swept back pixie cut hairstyle
Anne Hathaway has a knack for taking an edgy crop and making it look uber feminine. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Anne Hathaway’s swept-back pixie

Short, chic and perfect for women of all ages, Anne‘s mature side-swept pixie is one of the more wearable punk hairstyles for short hair we’ve seen and a great gateway style into trying out shorter hair.

actress scarlett johansson in a v neck striped dress with short dark hair in a cropped style with shaved sides
We’d be smiling too if our hair looked this good! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Scarlett Johansson’s boyish crop

Want to make an extra special effort for a first date or big evening out? Borrow one from the boys with a gelled-up crop like Scarlett Johansson, as this way you’ll still be able to dress up your hair for the evening and make the most of your head-turning cut.


Editor’s tip: If the thought of using a hair gel brings flashbacks of Ross Geller’s excessive styling, it’s not that scary, we promise. The key is to only apply a small amount to your hair using your fingertips, as a little goes a long way.

The VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel is especially suited for creating these slick, androgynous styles, as it stays shiny even after it’s dried.

singer p!nk with pink short punky hair with a curly rockabilly rolls style
Roll with the rockabilly influences like P!nk. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Pink’s victory rolls

Already have short punk hair but on the lookout for new, playful hairstyles that work with cropped locks? Try something retro, like Pink‘s aptly coloured victory rolls, to turn your hair into a work of art.

actress kristen stewart wearing a white crop top with her short brunette hair with blonde highlights in a grown out mullet style
Kristen’s forever experimenting with different short haired looks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Kristen Stewart’s modern mullet

Whether Kristen‘s grown-out mullet was the result of a skipped hair appointment or she’s just trying to grow her hair out long again after getting the buzz cut is uncertain. Whatever the reason behind the style though, one thing’s for sure: the mullet is back.

kelly osbourne with lilac curled short hair with one shaved side, wearing a leopard print fur coat
Could we really do a roundup of punk hair and miss out Miss Osbourne? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Kelly Osbourne’s shaved sides

Most of Kelly Osbourne’s hairdos over the years have been pretty punky but this shaved skin side has to take pole position.

On one hand, she’s got pretty lavender curls and then on the other, it’s a total contrast with a super close shave. The result? A look that’s undeniably Kelly.



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