7 Celebs Who've Chopped Their Locks

September 14, 2012 By:

There must be something in the Hollywood water lately. Everywhere you look, starlets of all industry stripes are taking a silver pair of scissors or shavers to their hair to trade in their longer hair for something a lot…shorter.

It’s partially what makes these drastic styles so innately rebellious — you ditch that longer 'do just as everyone is screaming “don’t!”

But these buzzed bombshells don’t care. From a pixie to the closely clipped, here are seven celebrities who are proving that “less is more” with their locks recently.


The Reason why we always keep watching RiRi is because she rocks every mane in the fashion textbook. Since we already know she has no fear in the switching-my-style-up department, it wasn’t a complete shocker when on September 5, a day before the VMAs, Rihanna swept in like a manic pixie.

The newly cropped singer once rocked a half shave-under faux-hawk back in 2009. This singer’s new hair is just as sleek, but more carefree and dare we even say, cute, for a sex kitten.

Miley Cyrus

The Girl Formerly Known as Hannah Montana is officially on the tile of the salon floor. Miley Cyrus revealed a cropped bleached blonde look that proves that this 19-year-old is ready to experiment with more than just salvia.

These confident, Punky Brewster tresses pump up not just the volume for Miley in her hair territory, but also her style confidence. We’ve seen her flaunting ripped sleeveless tees minus the bras and just rolling out of bed in combat boots since the debut.

Lena Dunham

Even Lena Dunham’s taking notes here. The HBO “Girls” creator and writer not only has her finger on the pulse concerning Millennial woes and insecurities, but in celebrity pop culture as well.

The funny woman took to her Twitter to announce her new self-aware “manic pixie girl” tresses inspired by Ms. Miley:

Emma Watson

In another bold move, Emma Watson did what many young teenage actresses do to separate themselves from their young teen actress image.

Apparently distancing herself from her hair has helped Emma find more fringe work outside the margins of her Harry Potter status.

Just look at her IMDb page for evidence. Ever since she said “Alohomora!” to those wavy locks, she’s landed roles in Oscar-nominated My Week with Marilyn, adaptation of the cult book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the mature Your Voice in My Head.

She should just fire her agent, and hire her hair to get her more grown up roles.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway also took her hair to the executioner’s block for her movie career, but unlike the others on the list who went under the hairdresser’s guillotine to make a bold red carpet statement, this supposedly left her in tears!

“I’ve now done back flips out of windows, I’ve jumped off buildings,” says Anne of going to the extreme on Live with Kelly! this summer for her role as Fantine in the film version of Les Miserables. “And cutting my hair reduced me to, like, mental patient-level crying. I was inconsolable.”

Darling Annie needs to look in a mirror and wipe away those crocodile tears because she looks anything but les miserable.

Natalie Portman

Forget fashion – that was just a bonus when Natalie Portman shaved her hair off for the film V for Vendettat. This one was all in the name of art!

It was way back when in 2005 when the Oscar-winning Black Swan actress got the bald treatment on screen in an über dramatic scene.

The hairless look even caused waves in indie music circles inspiring a rock band in Seattle to name itself Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head.

Official hall of fame status.


Has Pink ever had long hair?

This isn’t exactly a recent look for the alt-pop singer, but she’s something like the O.G. pixie.

Ever since her “There You Go” debut in 2000, Pink has inspired many a girl to attempt the adventurous look at American salons everywhere and rarely does anyone ever walk out looking pitiful.

Pink’s hair proved that when it comes to rocking a short hair look, it’s less about gels, hairsprays, and product and all about finding the right attitude.