Classy short hairstyles from the world’s most iconic women

Want a classy short hair look? Then take a peek at these famous short hairstyles...  

There really is something empowering about pulling off short hair. Although many of us are after long, luscious locks, short cuts can be just as striking, stylish and perfect for complementing our facial features! Brave, bold and utterly feminine, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s most iconic women have chosen to sport classy short hairstyles. And the good news is, it’s once again one of the hottest trends of the year, thanks to its ability to add a youthful edge to any signature look!

So, if you’re looking to redefine your style and make a bold statement with a new short crop, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve rounded up 5 fabulous women who’ve rocked short classy hairstyles, to help inspire your next salon visit. Go on, take a look!

5 Classy short hairstyles from icon women


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Twiggy was the pioneer for all other short classy hairstyles. Credit: Getty Images

Twiggy – The side-swept, blonde pixie

With her signature lengthy lashes and, of course, famous short boy-cut, the swinging sixties’ fashion icon’s distinct look is top of our classy short hairstyles list! The epitome of a chic and modern look that’s steeped in nostalgia, today, Twiggy’s signature cut remains as popular as ever.

One of the main advantages of this revolutionary cut is undoubtedly its timeless appeal. Think about it, with modern day A-listers like Michelle Williams and Kate Moss having sported variations of this cut, it’s never really left our radar! 

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Mia Farrow’s ultra short crop will always be fashionable. Credit: Getty Images

Mia Farrow – The super-short pixie crop

Let’s face it, not many of us are brave enough to take the plunge and embrace the pixie crop. But those of you who have the right bone structure should definitely consider getting this effortless cut, as it’ll instantly inject style into your everyday look. Back in the ’60s, Mia Farrow showed us how to master this bold style – and even now, it’s as fashionable as ever, requiring minimal styling and maintenance!

Editor’s tip: To achieve a relaxed, undone pixie crop, we recommend styling your ‘do using a texturising spray, like the V05 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray.

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Audrey Tatou’s curly crop is just oh-so sweet. Credit: Getty Images

Audrey Tautou – The curly pixie

If anyone is able to pull off a short, curly pixie cut with such ease and commitment, it’s definitely this petite French icon! The Amélie actress is the perfect pin-up for this playful yet elegant hairstyle. By teaming it with a short, textured fringe, it instantly opens up her heart-shaped face and adds another contemporary dimension to the look.

Editor’s tip: Use the Toni&Guy Creative Stick It Up Gum for extreme definition, control and a high-shine finish for your pixie crop. See, short classy hairstyles are a breeze to style!

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Leigh Lezark’s choppy lob is on-trend and fierce. Credit: Getty Images

Leigh Lezark – The sleek, black bob

A sleek, black bob just exudes understated sophistication, especially when paired with a bold, red lipstick. And Leigh Lezark is the perfect example of how to pull off this ultra glam look with ease.

Editor’s tip: To achieve glossy, pin-straight locks with a perfectly polished finish, we recommend using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray in conjunction with your straightener when styling your bob. 

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Natalie Portman went all out with her buzzcut. Credit: Getty Images

Natalie Portman – The barely-there buzz cut

It really was a style-defining moment when Natalie Portman shaved her head for her role in V for Vendetta, and was spotted sporting the barely-there buzzcut shortly afterwards in Cannes. It definitely proved to the world that girls can look utterly feminine and feel empowered with so little hair!

Bold and beautifully unconventional, this classy short hair look is definitely not for the faint of heart. But if you’re brave enough, we can promise it’ll be one of the most liberating things you’ll ever do.


Loved our round-up of famous short hairstyles? We knew you would, which is why we also think you’ll fall head over heels for the other cropped ‘dos on our Short Hairstyles page. There you can find useful tips and tricks, like the best way to style a bob haircut!

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