Short Hairstyles: 100+ Amazing Cuts To Inspire Your New Look

Kate Mara

We think it's fair to say that short hairstyles are totally having a moment - something Kate Mara can confirm.

The actress - who recently went that bit shorter in style (and that bit darker in shade), gives us all kinds of inspiration.

Sienna Miller's been snapped sporting a tousled cut, while Charlize Theron has proved to be a fan of close crops. More and more A-listers are chopping off their long locks to work something way more trend-led.

'I love the idea of wearing an evening dress with a hair cut, rather than a hair do,' celebrity hair stylist Orlando Pita told us in an exclusive interview for Marie Claire Runway. 'It updates your whole look - you wear your hair cut.' Just look to Cheryl Fernandez Versini. Cheryl's effortlessly cool seventies bob looks ultra-glam when worn with a stylish cocktail dress - but is still equally glamorous when worn with denim on the weekend.

And as demonstrated by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it's simple to achieve fuss-free elegance with short hair. The model likes to centre-part her choppy layers before adding plenty of volume with products.

Considering going for the chop but scared at the same time? You're not alone, says Orlando. 'I had been trying to get Karlie Kloss to cut her hair for ages and when she finally did do it, she loved it! I think sometimes women can't picture themselves with a short hair cut if they have had long hair for a long time. It's good for people to cut their hair - I get bored with long hair and I like showing alternatives.'

Actress Lily Collins is one star keen to show that it's not hard to craft short hair into more adventurous styles for special occasions. A regular on the red carpet, Lily's been known to experiment with curlers before premieres to achieve timeless old school Hollywood glamour.

So have a browse through our favourite short hairstyles and print off your favourite looks, ready to take to your hairdresser. You can do this and it will look amazing! Prepare to be inspired...

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