Celebrities Who Have Gone with a Cropped Hairstyle

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One of the easiest ways to instantly and dramatically alter your look? – cut off your longer locks and replace it with a chic, cropped look. Countless female stars have turned to this move for a refreshing and brave new style. And because these ladies are all so gorgeous, their new cropped hairstyles all look fantastic. A close-cut style highlights one’s features in a way that no other style can. There’s no hiding behind long bangs or a hair flip. Their faces are front-row-and-center, a place these celebrities are used to being.

Making the cut is a huge change. Make sure you are at least ninety percent ready to do it when you go for the plunge (it’s most likely a small percentage of woman who are one hundred percent, completely ready to do it when they decide to go through with it!). But there’s no better way to turn heads, make an impact, and show off both your stuff and your confidence than with a cropped hair do. It doesn’t get any better in the hot weather either! These beautiful ladies have all faced the scissors and cut off their longer locks.

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Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory star is the most recent famous face to change up her look completely with a new cropped do. She did it in two stages – a chopped up to her ears hairstyle to a very recent short, choppy one. Kaley cited fellow actress Michelle Williams as her inspiration for her new pixie cut. Cuoco, who just recently signed a contract giving her and her fellow Big Bang leads $1 million per episode, had long, beachy waves before. Her pixie cut is so new that it’s hard to find pictures other than on her Instagram (name: Norman Cook, named after her dog. Cute!).

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Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games star and Oscar-winning actress had definitely one of the most famous haircuts ever when she cut off her hair into a choppy, sideswept pixie cut. Jennifer was well-known for having long, blonde hair earlier in her career but then she started experimenting with colors and cut it first into a shorter collarbone length cut. Jennifer looks amazing and confident in any hairstyle.

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Shailene Wooly

This rising star debuting a new slicked-back short cut in May of this year, at Elle’s 20th annual Women in Hollywood Event. Her long, thick hair was beautiful but she cut it to star in the movie adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, in which she played a cancer patient. A video tape went viral that shows the actress crying as she gets the majority of her hair cut off. Unsurprisingly, the Divergent star looks great no matter what.

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Emma Watson

Emma’s long hair was necessary for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. Once filming wrapped on the last movie, she chopped her hair into a dramatic pixie cut. She’s been letting it grow out ever since but that took killer confidence!  No matter what hairstyle Watson has, she’s always going to be stunning but it’s nice to know she can pull off the short cut as well.  Is there anything she can’t do?

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Charlize Theron

Charlize has changed up her hair many times throughout her career for fun and for film roles. She has stuck with a ultra-short cut for awhile now, which looks fantastic with her striking features.

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Miley Cyrus

In 2012, the pop star cut off her long Disney-like locks/extensions in exchange for a bleached blonde short ‘do. The risky move paid off in spades, because it helped transition Miley into her new persona as a feisty, sexual, edgier pop chick.

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RiRi has tried every hairstyle under the sun, and changes hair color just as often (black to red, to blonde, back to black). She had a jet black cropped haircut for a while that fit her tough-chick persona perfectly.

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Anne Hathaway

Hathaway cut off her long brown hair on camera for her role in Les Misérables. She committed to it full force and has stayed short to this day.

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Halle Barry

The Oscar-winning actress and star of CBS’s Extant has, perhaps, the most popular, well-known cropped hair ‘do of any female celebrity. She has had her hair short and spiky years and it looks amazing with her bone structure and beautiful face.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer’s beautiful dark brown hair has slowly gone shorter over the years, ending up with a dramatic pixie cut. The darker color, for her role as Snow White in Once Upon a Time, looks great against the pale skin and strong brows.

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Pamela Anderson

Famous in part for her long superblonde locks, Pamela shocked the world when she took out her extensions and replaced them with a pixie cut. She chopped her bombshell blonde hair in preparation for the New York marathon. She really pulls it off!

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Dark Knight actress has changed up her look a lot over the years but chopped her hair into a scruffy pixie cut in early 2013. Then, this April, she surprised everyone by bleaching it blonde. The new look really works, and the star looks super feminine with her gamine hairstyle.

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