It’s long been said that a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. In some cases, however, a woman who cuts her hair around summertime can’t be bothered with hair on her neck. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure: short hairstyles are a power move, and while they may be a bit more high-maintenance, they’re sure to make a statement — every time.
That’s why, celebrities are eternally unafraid to get friendly with the scissors. They’re always announcing that they’ve decided to cut it all off and in many cases, decide to add some festive and bold color as well. A quick scroll of Instagram is proof of that, often marked by exciting, new, and fresh hair moments that prove that in many cases, less is more.
So if you’ve been thinking about opting for the chop, but are still on the fence, these are 18 looks that may just make your mind for you.
Monae wowed with her structured, fiery-hued coils.
The “Nia Long”
Singer Serayah’s throwback cut is the epitome of keeping it old-school.
Stylist extraordinaire Misa Hylton’s metallic, blush pink hue adds the perfect edge.
Short & Sweet
Porsha Williams has been donning a low, minimalistic shave lately — and we’re loving it.
The Reddish Reds
China McClain, who’s known for a short buzz, recently added the vibrant color to her look.
Teyana Taylor’s parted curls adds shape and dimension to her growing fro.
Short-haired pro Jada Pinkett-Smith has continued to show off her brightly-hued cut.
Meagan Good’s latest cut is the perfect start to an impending summer.
Toni Braxton not only buzzed it all off, but also bleached it for a barely-there appearance.
Sleek & Slick
Actress Jurnee Smollett rocked the wet look this awards season.
Keke Palmer’s ruffled curls boast the perfect amount of frizz and definition.
Tiffany Haddish’s flesh-toned buzz cut was complemented with a nearly-unnoticeable part.
Lennox’s backswept texture is both stylish and low-maintenance.
Alexis Sky’s heavy platinum bang fell perfectly parallel to a shorter cut on the left side.
Jennifer Hudson gave us high-glam with a bold, finger-waved style.
Monica rocked her edgy bowl cut that’s masterfully razor cut.
Coils With A Message
Yvonne Orji made a major statement with the Black power fist etched into her buzz cut.
Tia Mowry’s high-sitting curls boasted tons of honey brown dimension.