When it comes to my hair, I tend to fluctuate between two lengths: just above my shoulder or just above my boobs (both technical terms). Yet there always comes a time with both lengths when I start to feel like I want to either chop it all off and start again or indulge my inner Rapunzel and grow it out super long.
Right about now, I’m at the chopping-it-all-off stage—mainly down to the fact that I’m seeing cool, short hairstyles pretty much everywhere I look. Yes, short hair is definitely trending, with some of my favorite celebs and most-followed fashion girls stepping out in freshly cut ‘dos.
“Short hairstyles are on-trend at the moment,” confirmed Neil Barton, Goldwell ambassador and owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing. “Other than the bob and the pixie cut, there are a few other short hairstyles and this includes the lob—perfect for those who can’t decide whether to keep their length or go shorter. Another short hairstyle that I love is the buzz cut.”
If you’re also toying with the idea of a trip to the hair salon, I’ve rounded up some of the best short hair inspiration from over the last few years. Keep scrolling for all of the ways women are wearing bobs, lobs, pixie cuts, and buzz cuts right now. Plus, I caught up with some hairstylists for expert tips on how to decide which style is best for you, what to ask your hairdresser, and how to care for your shorter strands.