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18 Celebrities Who Mastered The Short Hair Trend in 2015

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

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios - Red Carpet Arrivals Featuring: Tyra Banks Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 26 Apr 2015 Credit: Apega/

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.

4. Rihanna


The Met Gala solidified the short hair trend – and while everyone was looking at Rihanna‘s dramatic canary gown, we were most drawn to her sophisticated take on the bob.

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

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Charlize Theron attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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.

12. Zendaya


Zendaya traded her usual long dreadlocks for this equally irresistible pixie cut earlier this year.

13. Jennifer Lopez

attends the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City.

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

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Kate Mara attends the "Fantastic Four" New York Premiere at Williamsburg Cinemas on August 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

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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