Short Hairstyles That Blew Us Away in 2017
With each year, beauty trends come and go. This year was a big year for short haircuts, and we couldn’t have been more excited about it. The lob was still kicking in 2017, and we saw new versions of classic short hairstyles like the bob and the pixie. These celebs’ short hairstyles gave us the most hair envy of all. From Sarah Paulson showing us how to rock a ponytail with short hair, to Jennifer Hudson taking bangs to another level, and Lupita Nyong’o setting the record straight about the beauty of natural hair, 2017 was the year to take notes on short hairstyles. These are the best hairstyles that make us want to run to the salon and say, “Chop it all off.” These short looks are timelessly stylish, so they won’t be dated in 2018. Find your favorite short style on this list, save the picture of it, and walk—no, run—to your hair salon.
Short Hairstyles That Blew Us Away in 2017
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Cate Blanchett’s Chin-Grazing Bob
Cate Blanchett’s bob with delicate waves is the bob we all want, admit it. Blunt cuts like this one have been popular in 2017, and they’re easy to grow out and maintain.
Taraji P. Henson’s Copper Curls
Taraji P. Henson was onto something when she debuted this copper-hued cut this year—burnt orange hair color is going to be big in 2018. We love that she showed off her natural curls with this fun, easy cut.
Scarlett Johansson’s Pixie Volume
Scarlett Johansson showed us countless fabulous ways to style a pixie in 2017, and we loved this volumized, texturized look. This ’do proved that short cuts can have Southern-size volume.
Zendaya’s Sleek Bangs
Zendaya gives us new hair inspo every time she leaves the house, and this sleek, smooth bob is a frizz-free dream. We’ll see bangs everywhere in 2018, so she was ahead of the curve with this sophisticated look.
Millie Bobby Brown’s Side Braid
After Millie Bobby Brown wowed the world in Netflix’s Stranger Things, the teen continued to make us love her with her bold and fun sense of style. She’s on her way to being a fashion influencer, but we took beauty cues from her in 2017, too. This sleek side French braid paired with soft curls is a balance of trendy and classy.
Zoë Kravitz’s Feathery Crop
Zoë Kravitz’s super short look was equal parts edgy and easy. Seeing her go from running errands to the red carpet with this cute cut inspired us all to go short.
Kristen Wiig’s Perfect Pixie
When she wasn’t making us laugh, Kristen Wiig was trying out multiple short ’dos in 2017. She toyed with bangs, bobs, and crops, but this simple, smooth pixie is by far our favorite.
Rachel McAdams’ Wavy Lob
We’re always jealous of Rachel McAdams’ gorgeous hair color, but this wavy lob is the look we’re bringing to our next hair appointment as an example of what we want. This cut has been consistently popular the past few years, and it’s because it really does look good on everyone.
Janelle Monáe’s Whimsical Headbands
Janelle Monáe showed us that hair accessories are doable multiple times in 2017. These delicate gold headbands were one of our favorite ways she adorned her hair.
Sarah Paulson’s Mini Low Pony
As Sarah Paulson proved this year, short hair doesn’t mean updos are off limits. Her sleek, low pony was classy, understated, and looked like something we can easily copy.
Evan Rachel Wood’s Smooth Side Part
Evan Rachel Wood has gone through plenty of hair transformations, but we loved this modern, asymmetrical look. Try out a major side part with super straight strands for a face-flattering, edgy look.
Lupita Nyong’o’s Natural Hair Looks
Lupita Nyong’o is the definition of natural hair goals, especially after she called out a magazine for editing her natural hair out of a cover shot this year. With countless looks that we’re obsessed with (it was hard to pick just one to showcase), she’s giving us natural hair inspiration and confidence.
Selena Gomez’s Retro Half-Up
The Internet freaked out when Selena Gomez recently debuted bleach blonde locks, but we’re fans of this Brigitte Bardot-esque style she wore earlier this year. We’ll take any look that combines volume and class.
Jennifer Hudson’s Bold Bangs
Jennifer Hudson has given us plenty of reasons to have hairstyle envy this year, but this look takes the top spot. Beauty risks don’t always pay off, but she absolutely rocked this style.
Claire Foy’s Old Hollywood Curls
Although she recently debuted an even shorter cut we love, Claire Foy nailed Old Hollywood glamour with these soft, face-framing curls. Looks like royalty, indeed.