As spring gives way to clear skies and balmy temperatures, women are inspired to switch up their hairstyles. Fortunately, breaking out of a beauty rut doesn’t require a complete makeover; sometimes all it takes is parting with a few inches of your hair. Indeed, the transformative power of a short hair cut is undeniable. A chic, wash-and-go chop has the ability to transform your features while projecting confidence, and if the cuts on these celebrities are any indication, the hottest, short hairstyles for spring are lobs, bobs, and fobs.
Just as the lob (long bob) appeared to be on its way out, Hanneli Mustaparta, Khloé Kardashian, and Tala Samman proved that it’s here to stay. While Mustaparta and Samman opted for collar-grazing cuts in loose waves, Kardashian raked her sleek hair back for a more polished look.
Rihanna made a case for a knockout, chin-length bob at her Fenty x Puma Fall 2016 ready-to-wear showcase, and then again at the Brits 2016 Awards. Those who want to add a statement edge to the chic hairstyle can take a beauty cue from Taylor Swift, who swapped her shoulder-grazing waves for a blunt, chin-length bob with bangs reminiscent to those of Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem.
Meanwhile, after working every inch of her hair into waves, curls, knots, and blowouts, 19-year-old Zendaya settled for a chin-length bob—in the form of a faux wig—at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Synthetic hair is perfect for those who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge. Fake it until you make it with a little help of trompe l’œil magic, and take inspiration from Gigi Hadid’s “fob” (faux bob) showcased at the 2016 American Music Awards. Consider it the commitment-free way to go short.
Click through the gallery below and get inspired by our favorite short hairstyles for spring.