Photo Gallery of Short Blonde Hairstyles

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Pixies, Pompadours, Bobs -- In Many Shades of Blonde

Actresses Kate Peck and Ashley Benson. Getty Images

Short blonde hair is one of the coolest looks of the moment and is included in my list of the hottest short hair trends right now

In this gallery, I've chosen my favorite short blonde hairstyles from 1000s of red carpet and street pics. You'll see pixies, bobs, pompadours and long bobs in many shades of blonde. This style can look chic, sophisticated, edgy or classy. You can wear it mussed-up or perfectly coiffed and you can choose from dozens of shades of blonde from bright platinum to dirty blonde.

Choosing the perfect cut and color can be intimidating. I recommend looking through photo galleries and choosing your favorites, showing them to your stylist and finding the right look with his or her help.

Some tips to keep in mind:

  • The hair color should flatter your skin tone.
  • Unless you are going no more than a couple shades lighter than your natural hair color, I don't recommend going blonde as a DIY project. See a colorist for best results.
  • The cut should flatter your face shape (see Short Hairstyles: Which Work Best With Your Face Shape?) and work well with your hair texture. You don't want to fight your natural hair texture every morning.
  • The difference between an edgy, modern haircut and a mumsy one lies in your hairstylist. If it's edgy or modern that you want, go to a stylist who's known for creating these looks. Your cut is key, as is the styling products you use. Don't miss Is Your Hairstyle Aging You?
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Chin-length is a Safe Short Cut

Sienna Miller, Brooklyn Decker, Michelle Williams. Getty Images

I don't look great in really short hair, but a long bob suits me beautifully.

To find out your best hair length, see 8 Rules to Picking Your Perfect Short Hairstyle.

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Kate Peck

Kate Peck. Getty Images

Edgy platinum pixies are my absolute favorites. They are high maintenance. That blonde in particular.

See more short, edgy haircuts and find out if you can get away with platinum hair.

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Charlize Theron

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

Charlize Theron cut her hair into a pixie a few years ago, grew it out and then cut it into a pixie again in 2015.

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Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson. Getty Images

If you're not sure if you'd look great in super short hair, consider going to the chin or just below first. Ashley Benson's long bob is absolutely gorgeous. For your next cut you can go shorter.

How to Tell if You'd Look Good With Short Hair

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An Edgy Blonde Hairstyle

short hair on the runway. Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Getty

This platinum pompadour is absolutely stunning. See more pompadour hairstyles.

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Sibley Scoles

Sibley Scoles. Getty Images: Barry King, Tibrina Hobson

I love the shaved sides on Sibley Scoles' hair. Don't miss Celebrities in Short, Edgy Hairstyles.

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Joanna Coles


Styling short hair can be high maintenance for some women. You need to right tools and products to get that perfect tousled look that's so in right now. Find out more in The Best Hair Products for Pixie Hairstyles.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence blonde bob
Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 31, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Jennifer dyed her hair blonde in late 2015 and everyone raved over it.

Don't miss How to Tell if You'd Make a Good Blonde.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus. Jamie McCarthy for Getty

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Robin Wright

Robin Wright. Stephen Lovekin for Getty
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Singer Pink

Singer Pink. Quinn Rooney // Getty Images
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Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough. Valerie Macon for Getty Images

This simple bob looks great on blonde hair (or any hair color). Ask your stylist to cut the back slightly shorter. You can do this cut with side-swept bangs, modeled here, or blunt fringe that hit the brow or just above it.

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Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone with short hair. Getty Images: David Livingston

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Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose. Brendon Thorne // Getty Images
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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams. Sean Gallup//Getty Images
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Platinum Pixie

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Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski with short hair. Neilson Barnard for Getty
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Yolanda Foster

Yolanda Foster. Frederick M. Brown for Getty Images

See more bob haircuts

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Short Blonde -- and Curly!

Julia Garner. Chelsea Lauren for Getty

When you have super curly hair like model Julia Garner, pictured here, you typically don't want to go short. Short hair can frizz up on you more easily than long hair and well, hello, pouf-ball.

The fact is, the longer your hair, the more your curls will weigh hair down.

That said, the right haircut can work on curly hair and Garner's cut proves this. 

See more amazing short, curly haircuts.

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz. Tim Whitby for Getty
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British Ex-Supermodel Lisa Butcher

Lisa Butcher. Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images
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Jenni Falconer

Jenni Falconer. Samir Hussein // Getty
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Brea Grant

Brea Grant. Toby Canham // Getty
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Diablo Cody

Noel Vasquez // Getty Images

Diablo Cody, the director, is only sometimes blonde. Most days, she's actually a brunette!

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

This short hairstyle is a longer bob with side-swept bangs. Note the super blonde color, which is great against tanned skin.

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Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl. Jason Merritt/Getty
This honey blonde is warmer than the cooler color in the last picture.
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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman. David Livingston // Getty Images
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Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn. Andrew H. Walker // Getty Images

This cool, edgy cut on model Agyness Deyn is even cooler because of the almost-white color

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Eden Sassoon

Eden Sassoon. Allen Berezovsky for Getty
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Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor. Frazer Harrison for Getty
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Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup. Andreas Rentz for Getty Images
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Helen Mirren

Long bangs on a short haircut. Jim Spellman for Getty Images

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Platinum and Edgy