17 New Haircuts to Try This Year

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Jennifer Ford Feb, 15, 2019

It’s out with the old and in with the new. Last year, we said goodbye to toxic relationships, bad habits, bizarre beauty trends like rainbow brows, and finally, monotonous hairstyles. We declare 2019 will be a year of spectacular hair and what’s more impressive than a cool new haircut. If there’s anything to be said about making a big (or small) chop, it’s that it’s empowering, liberating, and all around badass. Don’t believe us? Ahead, 17 celebrities whose crops are all of the above.

Danai Gurira

Making the big chop doesn’t mean you have to be pigeon holded to a TWA. Danai Guiria’s retro hightop is just one of the great and many ways you can style and shape shorter tresses.

Michele Weaver

Romantic waves are achievable on any length, but when paired with a short crop, its a match made in heaven–or at least it will help you find one. Michele Weaver who plays Nuri on Love Is can certainly attest to the power of love and a fly haircut.

Cardi B

While Cardi B. has a revolving wardrobe of wigs, the rapper’s pixie unit is our all -time favorite. The ’90s inspired cut is edgy and practical, in other words, it’s everything a statement hairstyle should be.

Amandla Stenberg

Can you name duo that’s fresher than a new cut and color? We didn’t think so. The Hate You Give actress gave this 80s’ haircut a completely new feel at our 11th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala with a chestnut-colored hue.

Gabrielle Union

A grown-up haircut is a telltale sign of a woman who’s about her business. Whether you’re on the brinks of a start-up or busy moving your company forward, Gabrielle Union is proof that you can pretty much take on anything with this power cut including a new baby and booming hair care to start.

Regina King

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If you want to take your long hair to new lengths without actually cutting too much of it, opt for a cool lob this season. Regina King’s shoulder-length strands are short enough raise “You cut your hair?” eyebrows and long enough to keep your face warm this winter.

Cynthia Erivo

If you want a hairstyle that screams “You didn’t come to play” see Cynthia Erivo’s rooty-blonde face-framing cut. With a hairstyle this bold, it will be hard to get your intentions for 2019 misconstrued.

Lupita Nyong’o

Nothing makes a statement quite like a big chop. For inspiration turn to Us actress, Lupita Nyong’o whose muse for TWA hairstyles.

Kyla Pratt

If you can’t decide whether or not you want curly or straight hair, try a tapered cut a la actress, Kyla Pratt, that offers both of the terrific textures.

Lena Waithe

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Ready to have more fun? A blonde buzz cut may be just what you need to usher it in. Master of None creator, Lena Waithe told Variety that her decision to cut her hair “helped her to step into her true self” and we’re here for it.

Winnie Harlow

We’re bookmarking this wet and wavy look for spring break because it’s way too cold in New York for a wash n’ go. But if you’re on the West Coast, this is a cool bob you can rock right now.

Sibley Scoles

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Nothing catches the eye quite like silver and gold, which is why E-News correspondent, Sibley Scoles stole the spotlight at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards with her short silvery tresses and mixed metal earrings. Let this be a lesson on how to slay all 2019.

Ruth Negga

For a signature look that will withstand the test of time, try Loving star Ruth Negga’s short pin curls that evoke glamour year after year.

Janelle Monae

Anytime bangs are an option, go for it. Luckily, they can be paired with any hairstyle including Janelle Monae’s cute cut.

Tessa Thompson

In 2019 we still aren’t tired of seeing this 90s’ bob. How could we possibly get over this nostalgic look, when celebrities like Tessa Thompson make it look so cool.

Zendaya

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Zendaya’s Joan of Arc inspired haircut will take your strands to new dimensions from its length to its texture.

Zoe Kravitz

If you aren’t motivated to cut your hair just yet, then draw your attention to Zoe Kravitz sleek pixie cut. Changed your mind? Yeah, we thought so.