From pixies to bobs, these are the popular short hairstyles loved by the A-list stars

From Zoë Kravitz' pixie to Margot Robbie's wavy bob, these are the popular short hairstyles to add to your Pinterest board right now.  

Long Rapunzel-length tresses may have been huge in 2017 but like all good things, it’s time it came to an end. Luckily for you, though, you won’t be without an on-trend ‘do for long, as the world is turning its head to these 12 popular short hairstyles.

Whether you’re too impatient to grow out your locks or just don’t want the hassle of maintaining it, you can count your blessings now because we’ve got a treat for you. Simply scroll down to discover the latest stylish hairstyles from the red carpet and get ready to crop those tresses!

12 popular short hairstyles loved by the stars

zoe kravitz dark brown spiky pixie cut on red carpet wearing red lipstick and black sheer dress
Punk pixies. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Zoë Kravitz

Since ditching her platinum blonde dreadlocks, actress and musician Zoë Kravitz has been our poster-girl for popular short hairstyles. The style chameleon that she is, Zoë has the ability to switch from innocent soft pixies to this swept back spiky style like no one else.

zendaya with brown '60s-inspired voluminous short hairstyle with curled ends wearing yellow high neck top
’60s-inspired styles. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Zendaya

From Zendaya to the Moschino runway in Milan, the latest hair trend for short tresses comes from the former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. Expect to see plenty of well-coiffed ’60s-inspired bouffants, flicked out ends, and pillbox hats popping up at red carpets and in fashion spreads this year.

Editor’s tip: To create this style at home you will need to amp up those tresses, so we suggest creating tonnes of body from root to tip by using the TRESemmé Volume and Lift Hairspray.

solange knowles wears brown hair in smooth back updo with hair clips along hairline and metallic blazer
Accessorise, accessorise and accessorise some more. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Solange Knowles

From platinum blonde afros to box braids, Solange Knowles knows how to make headlines with her hair – and when it comes to the latest stylish hairstyles, you can be sure that she will pull out one stunner of a look!

Now, you might expect to see this type of clipped style backstage at a fashion show while the glam squad work their magic on the models, but by rocking it on the red carpet, Solange has officially brought this ’90s snap clip trend back. You can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be trialling it this festival season!

saoirse ronan popular short hairstyles sharp straight blonde bob at oscars 2018
Saoirse Ronan is straight to the point. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Saoirse Ronan

Lady Bird actress Saoirse Ronan ensured all eyes were on her at the 2018 Oscars when she arrived with this blunt bob haircut. We predicted blunt tresses would be huge in 2018 and with the likes of Jenna Dewan Tatum already championing the style, we expect big things for this cut.

Editor’s tip: We must warn you, keeping this style sleek and straight likes Saoirse’s can be quite high-maintenance so we suggest stocking up on the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray. Not only will this protect your hair from heated styling tools but it will keep your hair frizz-free, too!

lucy hale sleek side parting low ponytail on brown hair wearing striped one-shoulder dress
Slick back strands continue to be a popular short hairstyle for this year. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Lucy Hale

Tempted to go for a cropped ‘do but still want the option to wear your tresses in an updo? Then we suggest going for a shoulder-length bob.

Not only have long bobs been the height of hair sophistication for some time now, but they’re also long enough to style in a chic low ponytail like Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale.

Style tip: Fans of the Kardashian middle parting take note – it’s all about side-parting this season. From Rochas to Anna Sui, models strutted down the runway with side-partings in sleek and tousled styles, making for a quick and easy style update.

janelle monae with short dark brown pixie hair with retro wave finish wearing red blazer, white shirt and black big bow tie
Janelle Monae is short hair goals, yet again. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Janelle Monae

Is there any style Janelle Monae can’t do? We think not. From accessorising her hair with pins and butterflies to her classic pompadour style, singer and actress Janelle Monae is full of surprises when it comes to her hair wardrobe – but it’s her latest style that grabbed our attention most.

Styling her long pixie hair in a side-parting, Janelle went for a smooth finish but, as always, she added a little quirk, this time with a retro-inspired Danny Zucko slick forehead curl.

Editor’s tip: Thinking of trying out Janelle’s vintage style? We suggest using a strong hold gel, like the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray, for working your strands into a smooth, frizz-free finish.

danai gurira shaved buzzcut with white pattern design on the side at movie awards wearing white dress
Who knew buzzcuts could be so creative? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Danai Gurira

Ever since Black Panther, the world has been obsessed with Danai Gurira (we are apart of the Danai appreciation squad, of course) and when it comes to popular short hairstyles, we think she has the fiercest style yet.

Wearing her buzzcut with shaved pattern designs, Danai is both chic and badass at the same time – kudos to you, Danai.

audrey tautou popular short shag hairstyle on curly brown bob-length hair wearing white oversized shirt dress
The shag is still the undisputed popular short hairstyle for the year. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Audrey Tautou

When it comes to fashion, hair and beauty, we all know that French women tend to come out on top. Leading the French-girl legion for cropped tresses is actress Audrey Tautou, who recently revealed a curly shag haircut.

So if you are a curly-haired lady looking for the latest stylish hairstyles, we suggest giving this tres chic shag a whirl.

Editor’s tip: Create bouncy, frizz-free curls with the VO5 Curl Defining Mousse. Dispense a small amount through towel-dried hair and scrunch in. Blowdry and BAM, you’ve got yourself a ‘do worth talking about!

margot robbie wears popular short hairstyle blunt wavy blonde bob at oscars 2018 with strapless white dress
Wavy blunt bobs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Margot Robbie

We have been admiring Margot Robbie since her The Wolf of Wall Street days and with her latest hit movie I, Tonya under her belt, the world is falling head over heels for her once again.

Showing off a blunt wavy bob at the 2018 Oscarswe can’t help but think Margot has just revealed what will be the hottest hairstyle for spring/summer.

vanessa hudgens with dark brown bob and bangs chanel haircut with black beret and suit
Bobs & bangs are the two words you need to know this year. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Vanessa Hudgens

If we had to take a poll for the most popular short hairstyles, bobs and bangs would certainly top the list. From sleek and straight to Vanessa Hudgens’ natural texture, this hairstyle is perfect for hair perfectionists and get-up-and-go girls alike.

Style tip: However you decide to wear this style, cap the look off with a trendy beret for added style points and Parisian vibes.

winnie harlow popular short hairstyles dark brown pixie cut
Pixie’s continue to one of the popular short hairstyles. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11. Winnie Harlow

You can’t open a fashion mag or walk down the high street without seeing a picture of model Winnie Harlow. From her empowering style to an army of famous friends (you name them, she hangs out with them), Winnie Harlow is #goals everything.

Take this soft pixie cut for example: mostly associated with girl-next-door stars like Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan, Winnie is able to give the style an edge by adding texture and styling with safety pin earrings. Fabulous!

tessa thompson dark brown hair in updo with thick black headband wearing white shirt and big bow tie
Tessa makes a strong case for the headband trend. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

12. Tessa Thompson

Westworld fans will recognise actress Tessa Thompson as the perfectly-polished villain Charlotte Hale, but off-screen we have to say we adore her style so much more.

Wearing her curly brown hair in a carefree updo, Tessa completes her look with a black headband which for anyone with short hair will know is a go-to accessory normally reserved for the gym.



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