It can be daunting for your clients to give you leeway with the scissors to opt for a bold short hair look, and this is magnified tenfold when you’re in the spotlight.
That being said, with the eternal short hair trend that has pervaded 2015, celebrities have taken the plunge, and been rewarded for their bravery. The popularity of bobs, pixie cuts and buzz cuts showcased just how major this trend continues to be, with celebrities unveiling new short looks on Instagram pretty much every week.
Here, we profile eighteen of the greatest A-list short hair looks born this year. Bring this out next time your client has any trepidations about going short.
1. Tyra Banks
She spent 22 seasons of America’s Next Top Model gleefully taking the scissors to various contestants’ tresses for our entertainment, during the always shocking annual makeover episode – but this year, Tyra led by example with this strong pixie cut that shows off her cheekbones the way nature intended.
2. Jennifer Hudson
She’s long had a chic pixie cut, but J-Hud’s new buzz cut took her look to another level.
3. Zayn Malik
It’s not just the girls who’ve gone shorter – former One Direction member Zayn Malik swapped his usual longer faux-hawk for this closer crop. We give it the tick of approval.
5. Katy Perry
Not to be outdone, Katy Perry‘s pixie cut shone on the Met Gala red carpet. The ideal mix of edge and elegance.
6. Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes debuted her drastic chop on the Met Gala red carpet as well, before wearing it throughout the year with aplomb.
7. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron left a salon in September, literally, with her hair in her hands. This top-notch pixie cut was the result.
8. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Chopping her hair into a lob earlier in the year, images have hinted at an even shorter bob-style haircut for Rosie since then, such as this stunning shot for Harper’s Bazaar.
9. Lily Collins
Lily’s hair was cut gradually shorter and shorter this year – with this sleek crop being one of the final iterations.
10. Jared Leto
Usually seen with his famous long locks (so long, in fact, that he’s been credited with the rise of the man bun trend), Jared Leto cut his hair short in anticipation for his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad. This platinum blonde colour was the final feature of the look.
11. Sarah Hyland
The Modern Family actress cut her long hair into this wearable and very trendy bob – ideal for any client.
Zendaya traded her usual long dreadlocks for this equally irresistible pixie cut earlier this year.
13. Jennifer Lopez
JLo cause quite a stir when she opted to shed her well-known long hair for a short bob – a style that we think suits her perfectly.
14. Kate Mara
While Kate Mara’s daring chop garnered a small amount of controversy, we, personally, think it’s a win.
15. Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham’s character Hannah on Girls has been known to cut her own hair on screen, but Lena herself clearly leaves it to the professionals, wowing with this stylishly short cut.
16. Mindy Kaling
The comedian, actress and rising style icon opted for a short bob in May.
17. Rita Ora
Rita’s platinum bob pixie cut could be a go-to summer look for your clients.
18. Dakota Johnson
The 50 Shades of Grey star chopped her locks into this blunt bob – effortlessly cool and a commercial winner.
Which short hair looks will work for your clients?
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