25 celebrities who know how to rock short and cropped hairstyles

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If you've ever decided to go for a cropped do then you know how terrifying it is, as sometimes it can go horribly wrong.

While you might be aiming for Twiggy circa the mid-1960s, you might just end up looking like that time Monica gets a terrible haircut from Phoebe in Friends. Yes, this did actually happen to us, and yes, we still have nightmares about it.

Our own dreadful experiences aside, that doesn't mean we don't truly love a elfin crop. Unsurprisingly, there are many celebrities who've rocked a short style over the years, which is probably something to do with the fact they have access to some of the world's best hairdressers (we're not bitter, honest).

From Emma Watson's dramatic cut post-Harry Potter to Kate Moss' iconic style, as well as Mia Farrow's classic Rosemary's Baby era 'do, we take a look at 25 of our favourites.

  • Coco Rocha

  • Robyn Wright

  • Michelle Williams

    When Jen, sorry, Michelle went for the chop, she transformed into chic fashion guru overnight. Sure, we loved her style before but those fewer inches really gave her the edge.

  • Emma Watson

  • Twiggy

  • Liv Tyler

    Liv's is the ultimate 90s cropped do. This style is best for oval faces and those who possess larger features.

  • Charlize Theron

  • Winona Ryder

  • Natalie Portman

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    The woman of the moment, Lupita Nyong'o has rapidly become the darling of the fashion scene, after she was photographed wearing that red Ralph Lauren gown with a cape. Her hair, of course, is her crowing glory and is just the right amount of volume.

  • Cynthia Nixon

  • Tilda Swinton

  • Sienna Miller

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    When J-Law debuted this haircut, we were, admittedly a little skeptical. Mainly because we loved her dark Katniss tresses. But it's grown on us (sorry) and now we love it.

  • Rooney Mara

    This is a more quirky crop so you've got to be brave to try this one out but Rooney Mara can of course carry this look off with aplomb.

  • Helen Mirren

    How cool is Helen Mirren? Don't answer that because we know you'll only say 'very'. Because of course she is. Very in fact. Just the best. And this cropped pink do proves exactly what we love about her.

  • Carey Mulligan

  • Kate Moss

    This was the look that meant pixie crops were cool. Cue thousands of girls wanting to go out and copy the exact look (we might have been one of them).

  • Keira Knightley

  • Anne Hathaway

  • Karen Gillan

    Before this picture, former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan had actually shaved all her hair off, so what you're looking at is, technically, regrowth. Somehow, Karen has managed to make this look utterly stylish. We love it.

  • Mia Farrow

  • Agyness Deyn

  • Judi Dench

  • Halle Berry

    If you've never tried rocking a quiff, then we insist you do that immediately. Halle Berry's cropped 'do was cute but with a tomboy edge, the ideal hairstyle to set off her delicate features.


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