Photo Gallery: Short Sleek Hairstyles

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams. Walter McBride for Getty

It takes guts (or what we call "chutzpah" here in New York) to go really short, but as you will see from this photo gallery, the results can be very, very cool.

Whether you're seeking a cut that's sexy or funky or sweet, there are many, many cuts available to you. To find out what short cuts look best on you, I suggest checking out this slideshow: Photos: Best Cuts By Face Shape and this article, Short Hairstyles: Which Work Best With Your Face Shape?.

Let's start with Michelle Williams's pixie hairstyle, which she's back to wearing after a brief growing out period that was either just too awkward to endure, or just not right for Williams. She looks so darling in the pixie and it just so happens to be the most requested hairstyle in US salons, according to Elle Magazine. Williams talked to Elle UK about her super popular hairstyle (which she surely didn't know has since become very popular among American women).

"I feel like myself with short hair. And it's been a really long time since I had long hair, five years. Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair. I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it," Williams said to Elle.

It seems women do really love the cut, because it's hugely popular.

This is Gallery 4. See my other galleries of short, sleek hairstyles:

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Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander. Michael Stewart for Getty Images

Actress Jaimie Alexander debuted her short, cropped cut in April, 2016. 

"For me, the greatest part of beauty is confidence, so I recommend wearing something you really feel comfortable in that is maybe an extension of your personality. Don’t try to be anybody but yourself," she told USA Today. 

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Editor in Chief of Citizen K Arabia Esther Quek

Editor in Chief of Citizen K Arabia Esther Quek. Kristin Sinclair/Getty

 Esther Quek is frequently photographed because of her amazing hairstyles, which she typically pairs with giant statement earrings. 

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Devyn Abdullah

Devyn Abdullah. Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

This hairstyle on model Devyn Abdullah is simply gorgeous.  

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Singer Pink

Singer Pink. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Pink's sported short hair for many years now, and it's become her signature look, but this Quiff is the cut she usually wears these days. 

See more photos of pompadour hairstyles.

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Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne. Alex Huckle for Getty

 Sharon Osbourne is frequently seen in bright red hair color. 

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Jessie J

Jessie J. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

 Singer Jessie J with a super short cropped platinum hairstyle. 

Don't miss Can You Get Away With Platinum Hair?

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A Blunt Cut

Paris Fashion Week street scene. Edward Berthelot for Getty

This is a cool cut on this woman at Paris Fashion Week.  

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner and daughter Kylie. Vivien Killilea for Getty

 Kris Jenner has always worn her hair short. But I love this edgy version. 

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Short Sleek Hairstyle: Halle Berry

Halle Berry. Jason Merritt/Getty

Halle Berry no longer wears this signature pixie (her hair is now quite long). But she once told ELLE Magazine she feels most like herself in super short hair. 

"I love short hair -- that’s me, that’s who I am. I just feel confident and feel like my best self when I have short hair," Berry said.

Read the entire article here: Halle Berry Shares Her Beauty Secrets with Stylelist.

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Miley Cyrus's New 'do Makes the News

Miley Cyrus. Steven Lawton // Getty Images

Miley Cyrus wore this platinum 'do for a couple years. She's now growing it out.

When she she first cut it short, it was quite controversial, putting Cyrus on the defensive.

"My dad @billyraycyrus used to tell me 'opinions are are like a** holes every body has one' LOVE my hair ❤ feel so happy, pretty, and free," Cyrus tweeted shortly after unveiling the style.

Apparently, Miley has wanted to go short for a long time. When she was 15, she was interviewed on ABC News and pointed to a photo of model Twiggy with pixie hair, stating in the interview, "One day I'm gonna cut my hair like that. I know I am. I know I will one day."

It's not exactly a pixie haircut, though. What Cyrus is sporting is a pompadour, also known as a "Quiff." This stylish, edgy cut has been seen on many celebs, including the singers Pink and Rihanna.

See more photos of pompadour hairstyles.

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Anne Hathaway Cuts Her Hair off & It's All Drama

Anne Hathaway. Jamie McCarthy // Getty Images

When Anne Hathaway cut off her long hair into this adorable pixie, it apparently was a big crisis. The actress revealed on Live! With Kelly on July 12, 2012 that she broke down in tears when she cut her hair. "[I was] a mental patient level of crying... I was inconsolable," she said on the TV show.

So why the haircut anyway? Hathaway was preparing for her upcoming role as Fantine in the film adaptation of Les Miserables.

See more photos of pixie hairstyles.

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Rihanna Goes Short Again, after a Few Years with Her Hair Longer

Rihanna. Christopher Polk // Getty Images

Rihanna debuted this pixie haircut at the 2012 VMA Awards. According to Elle UK, who caught up with Rihanna's stylist Ursula Stephen for the scoop, the haircut was done for the VMAs because Rihanna and Stephen wanted to try short hair again, but this time do it better. The last time Rihanna had short hair was back in 2008.

See more photos of pixie hairstyles.

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The Singer Pink's Punk Rock Quiff

The singer Pink. Isaac Brekken // Getty Images

 Here's a gorgeous version of Pink's amazing pompadour. 

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Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose. Caroline McCredie // Getty Images

Slicked back is a great look for short hair. 

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Short, Blonde Hair

short, cool hair. Gaye Gerard // Getty Images

This look looks great with any hair color.

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Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding. Dave Hogan
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Eva Pigford's Short, Cropped 'Do

Eva Pigford. Mark Davis for Getty
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Kathy Weber

Kathy Weber. Jasmin Gerat // Getty Images
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Kate Peck

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Kate Lanphear

Kate Lanphear. Cindy Ord for Getty
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Elizabeth Moss

Elizabeth Moss. Imeh Akpanudosen for Getty
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Is This Super Short Hairstyle for You?

Ariane Davis. Vivien Killilea for Getty
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Andrea Osvárt

Andrea Osvárt. Mark Davis for Getty
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Another Halle Berry Hairstyle

Halle Berry's hair from the side. Jason Merritt for Getty
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Laura De Boer

Laura de Boer. Pascal Le Segretain for Getty Images
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Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose. Lisa Maree Williams for Getty