A Gallery of Short Brown Hair: From Pixies to Shags

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Pixies Look Great With Short Brown Hair

Morena Baccarin
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Brown and black hair looks fantastic cut short. The contrast between lighter skin and darker hair makes a short cut stand out more than it does on light hair and skin.

This gallery highlights popular short dark hairstyles. Many of the styles are pixies, but a few bobs and many edgy cuts are included also.

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A Great Edgy Cut

Ginnifer Goodwin
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Ginnifer Goodwin looks lovely with this pixie featuring long bangs. The rich chocolate color also make this short, edgy haircut pop.

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A Cool Shag Haircut

Renee Felice Smith
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This choppy, longish shag haircut may not work for every one, but Renee Smith wears it with confidence.

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Short Curly Haircuts Actually Look Great

Carmen Consoli
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Short curly haircuts can be high maintenance, but Carmen Consoli's thick and tousled bob looks hot.

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Valorie Curry

Valorie Curry
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 This short pixie makes Valorie Curry look even more youthful.

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A Great Short Hairstyle

Cindy Leive
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 The highlights in this short haircut bring out Glamour magazine editor Cindi Leive's eyes. 

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The Brown Bob

Jessica Stroup
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This brown bob works best for women with naturally straight hair. Or you can get this look by flat-ironing curly hair.

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Dramatic Brown Short Hairstyles

Dramatic bob
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This dramatic, short hairstyle will grow out great.

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Short, Brown Bob

Chelsea Hobbs
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A great look on dark hair is this longish bob with bangs.

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Funky but Fresh Hairstyle

Juncal Rivero
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The bangs on this hairstyle tone down a wide forehead. The entire look is retro glam.

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Short, Spiky Haircut

Morena Baccarin
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Notice how short the bangs on this haircut are. This cut will take a lot of upkeep but will grow out nicely if you tire of this look. If you've got a lovely face like actress Morena Baccarin does, this style will only bring more attention to your best features.

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham made this asymmetrical bob iconic in many ways. Growing out an unevenly cut style can take patience. Be prepared to cut it all one length when you tire of it.

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Hillary Swank

Hillary Swank
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Here, Hillary is growing out a short haircut.

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Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody
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This super short cut is super sweet. It brings out filmmaker Diablo Cody's stunning sea blue eyes.

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Cute Yet Cool

Alexa Chung
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Alexa Chung is known for her cool haircuts. Here she sports a wavy somewhat mussy bob.

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Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson
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A curling iron adds a sultry dimension to "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson's long bob.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin
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Here, actress Ginnifer Goodwin sports a slicked to the side look that makes her cut look more sophisticated. Her sparkly earrings and minimal makeup put focus on her beautiful face. 

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin
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Another version of Ginnifer Goodwin's short hair

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry
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Actress Halle Berry is known for her trend-setting short hair styles - from pixies to shags.