Celebrities in Short, Edgy Hairstyles

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How to Style Short Hair, the Best Products & More

Ruby Rose, Morena Baccarin, Miley Cyrus. Getty Images

If you find yourself attracted to the short, edgy hairstyles that have been popular in recent years, you're not alone. Edgy, funky cuts and colors are en trend at the moment and made my list of the Top Short Hairstyle Trends of the Year. 

I've pulled together some of the best edgy cuts today. You'll see pompadours, spiked cuts, shaved hair, bright colors and much more. But before you head to the salon for your own edgy short cut, keep in mind that you have to be able to pull off such a cut.

Edgy, short hairstyles command attention. You can't hide behind your hair with these cuts.

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  • Photos: Best Cuts By Face Shape

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Kate Mara

Kate Mara. Jamie McCarthy for Getty Images

Kate Mara cut her hair into this edgy pixie in 2015 and she really rocks it.

Pixie's require the right products and tools. Find out more in The Best Hair Products for Pixie Hairstyles.

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Kelly Osbourne's Pompadour

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For more amazing pompadours, don't miss my Pompadour & Quiff Hairstyles Gallery.

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The Piece-y Look

Morena Baccarin. Frederick M. Brown // Getty

Morena Baccarin wore this gorgeous edgy 'do a few years ago. These days, she wears her hair long and the effect is not as interesting in my opinion. 

More on this look:

  • Piecey Hair: How to Create The Chunky Effect Yourself

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Tyra Banks Gets Her Haircut

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Tyra Banks. The Cut Life Instagram

I love this photo of Tyra Banks with her hair cut into a cool pixie.

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Platinum Pompadour

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short hair on the runway. Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Getty

I have seen quite a few platinum pompadours on the streets of New York City lately. You have to have the right attitude (and the right skin tone) to carry off this look and this runway model does. 

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Sharon Stone Goes Short

Sharon Stone with short hair. Getty Images: David Livingston

I love this cut on Sharon Stone.

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Michelle Williams Short Hair

Michelle Williams. Sean Gallup//Getty Images

Actress Michelle Williams got a lot of buzz for her short hairstyle, which is longer in front and a bit shorter on the sides.

Don't miss Michelle Williams Hairstyles' Over the Years.

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Kimberly Wyatt Hairstyles

Kimberly Wyatt. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

This is a super funky cut.

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Halle Berry Pixie Hairstyle

Halle Berry. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

I like this cut on Halle Berry. She has a gorgeous face that long hair would hide.

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Emma Thompson's Crazy Cool Short 'Do

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Emma Thompson. Karwai Tang and Tristan Fewings for Getty

I love this cut on actress Emma Thompson.

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Short, Boyish Cut Seen on the Runway

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Short, boyish haircut on the runway at Mercedes Fashion Week, NYC. Peter Michael Dills for Getty Images

A bit of pomade works great on short cuts such as these. You can get away with this cut if you have straight, somewhat thick hair. Fine hair will fall a little flat to the scalp.

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Long Sides-swept Bangs

Janice Alida. Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Add bangs to your pixie for a super cool look.

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Ignore the Weird Face, Check out the Great Cut

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Florence Foresti. Julien Hekimian for Getty

This is a lovely hairstyle.

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Adorable Short Haircut at Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week. Ian Gavan for Getty Images

Here's another boyish haircut seen at London Fashion Week.

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Emma Willis

Emma Willis. Gareth Cattermole/Getty

I love this cut. It's super short and the bangs are highly stylized.

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Bedhead: The Trendy Mussed-Up

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Short, mussy hair. Elisabetta Villa for Getty Images

You can't go wrong with a cute, short, mussy hairstyle. Muss it up with styling spray or salt spray and let it air dry.

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The Close Crop

Jessie J. Dave Kotinsky for Getty

Jessie J shaved her head. A few months later, this is what it looks like.

On her official Twitter account, British singer Jessie J announced she would be cutting her hair for charity. She said: "It’s hair, It will grow back. Even if it takes 2 years, if it saves lives it’s worth it. Even if its 1 life that’s something."

She shaved her head on March 15, 2013 on the show Comic Relief helping to raise a record breaking £75m for charity. Here she is on December 1, 2015 wearing it short in a close crop.

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Brightly Colored

Monica Brown. Getty Images
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Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

Ashlee Simpson wore her hair short awhile back and it's always been a favorite.

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Super Side Part, Long Bangs

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A gorgeous short haircut featured at Kenneth Pool Bridal Collection runway show. Fernanda Calfat for Getty

 Short hair shows off this model's gorgeous face.

A huge trend right now is the super long side-swept bangs paired with short hair, like this cut pictured here.

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Joanna Coles

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Pink's Gorgeous Cut Shown From the Side

Singer Pink. Quinn Rooney // Getty Images

Love this cut on singer Pink.

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Ruby Rose: Super Cool Short Hair

Ruby Rose. Lisa Maree Williams // Getty

Ruby Rose (who considers herself gender neutral) always wears a short, boyish cut. She's simply stunning in all of them.

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Stella Tennant

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Stella Tennant. Kirstin Sinclair for Getty

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  • Photos: Best Cuts By Face Shape

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Agyness Deyn Short Hair

Agyness Deyn. Amy Sussman // Getty Images

Gorgeous cut, great color on model Agyness Deyn.

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Agyness Deyn With Short Hair

Model Agyness Deyn on the runway at NY's Fashion Week, 2008. Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images for IMG

Another photo of model Agyness Deyn on the Michael Kors runway.

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Funky Short 'do on British Actress Lydia Kelly

Lydia Kelly, British actress. Tim Whitby // Getty Images

The Brits aren't afraid to go short.

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Noemie Lenoir With Super Short Hair

Model Noemie Lenoir. Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Model Noemie Lenoir is very, very tall, but somehow her very short hair doesn't leave her looking like a pinhead.

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Miley Cyrus's Pompadour Hairstyle

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Miley Cyrus with shaved hair. Mike Lawrie for Getty Images

Miley Cyrus is almost as famous for her pompadour hairstyle as she is for her shenanigans onstage and at awards shows. Here is one of her most recent looks.

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Photos of Super Short Hairstyles -- Audrey Tautou

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Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

I like this cut on actress Audrey Tautou. She is an example of a woman with curly hair who can rock the short hairstyle.

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Edgy, Cool, Just Awesome

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Mark Townsend's Intagram

Superstylist to the stars, Mark Townsend has a wonderful Instagram full of his coolest hairstyles. This cut was one of my favorites.

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Kris Jenner

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Kris Jenner. Getty Images

The world's most famous "mom-ager" (as in mom who manages her famous kids), Kris Jenner has always sported some version of a short haircut. This is a great look on her.

See photos of her when she was younger in my gallery detailing Bruce Jenner's Transformation: Photos of Him Over the Years.

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Rosa Salazar

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Jim Spellman for Getty

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German Singer Michelle

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Michelle. By: Luca Teuchmann for Getty

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Kelly Rowland

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Linda Evangelista

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Chelsea Kane. Frederick M. Brown for Getty

 This haircut is super flattering on Chelsea Kane. I love the color and the long, layered bangs.

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Rihanna in 3 Different Hair Lengths

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Rihanna. Getty Images: Lester Cohen, Steve Granitz, Jason Merritt
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Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron with short hair. Jason Merritt for Getty Images

When Charlize Theron cut her hair in early 2013, the world gasped. Turns out the pixie look is quite adorable on her. Theron is lean and tall so she can pull off this look. Curvier women need a bit more hair on top to balance out their bottom half.

Theron later grew her hair out, but in 2015, she cut it into a pixie again.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron in a new pixie. Getty Images. Clockwise from left: J. Countess, Michael Stewart, Mireya Acierto

Here's Theron's 2015 pixie.

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Coco Rocha

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Coco Rocha with short hair. Bryan Bedder for Getty Images

Canadian fashion model Coco Rocha, pictured here, told Vanity Fair magazine in Sept. 2013 that actress Tilda Swinton convinced her to cut off her long hair.

"Because she seemed like the sort of woman that could give a lot of looks, and with my job, I need to give a lot of looks,” said Rocha.

“Short hair, for some reason in our industry everyone gets nervous when a model does that, because it means she only has one look. Tilda, I thought, could really change things up. She can be boyish, she can be feminine, she can be sexy, she can be cute.”

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Bria Murphy Layered Pixie

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Bria Murphy with short hair. Frederick M. Brown for Getty Images

A super short, very layed pixie works wonders on black hair. You just have to make sure you have the angular bone structure to pull this look off. And Bria Murphy does.

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Michelle Williams With Short, Red Hair

Michelle Williams. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

Michelle Williams models a great super short hairstyle.

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Super Blonde

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Joanna Coles; Mika Brzezinski. Larry Busacca for Getty

I love Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski's super blonde short hair. Always have. It's sassy, perfectly coiffed and suits her personality as a newswoman. Here she is with Joanna Coles.

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Boyish Pixie, Ears Sticking Out

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Short brown hair on the runway at BluGirl, Milan Fashion Week. Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Getty

Sometimes when you have something others might consider a flaw (a large nose, ears that stick out), it's actually what makes you absolutely charming. This pixie cut shows off the runway models ears in the best way possible.

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Actress Clemence Thioly's Boyish Pixie Cut

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Actress Clemence Thioly. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff for Getty Images

Clemence Thioly has exquisitely beautiful facial features which are shown off perfectly with this boyish pixie. If she had thick long hair, she might look like any other pretty actress, but the pixie makes her stand out.

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Platinum Blonde Short Hair

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MADE Fashion Week Spring. Joe Kohen for Getty

I love how edgy this short cut is. Some people think short hair means you can have only one look. That's nonsense. Here, you see how a typical short hair cut with layers can be mussed up rock 'n roll style for the runway or the streets of any city.

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Karyn Mendel

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Karyn Mendel with short hair. Karyn Mendel for Getty

Note the gorgeous color on Karyn Mendel. The deep side part allows all her hair to be pulled over to one side, which is a very chic look.

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Emma de Caunes

French actress Emma de Caunes. Getty Images

This short haircut has just the right amount of edge to it.

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Nora Zehetner Short Hair

Nora Zehetner. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images
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Curly Hair

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Carla Juri with short, wavy hair. Mike Lawrie for Getty Images

Swiss actress Carla Juri proves you can have thick, naturally wavy hair and still get away with a short haircut. I absolutely love this look on her. 

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Diablo Cody's Close Crop

Noel Vasquez // Getty Images

I love this cool cut on Diablo Cody, note the color here, in the next picture she has almost the same cut, but has dyed her hair black!

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Diablo Cody Pixie Hairstyle: Same Cut, Different Color

Frederick M. Brown // Getty Images

Here, Diablo Cody's hair is black.

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Jasmine Gurat's Short, Boyish Hair Cut

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Jasmin Gurat with short, cropped hair. Franziska Krug for Getty

Here's yet more proof you can have thick wavy hair and get away with a gorgeous short, boyish haircut. I love this version on Jasmine Gurat.

 

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