New Year, New Haircut: Best Short Hairstyles for Women

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Let’s be real: 2016 wasn’t the best year. If you want to shed the weight of the past year, changing up your look is a great way to do it. Your hair is one thing that you can always count on—if you change up your current style, you can always go back to it, which is why getting a new short haircut for the new year is the perfect way to begin 2017!

We’ve been inspired by celebrity hairstyles, and are totally feeling the short haircut look. Olivia Munn has been rocking a super cute short black hairstyle lately, and we’re completely obsessed with. Her short hair waves are classic and chic and compliment a variety of face shapes. If you’re feeling Munn’s short hairstyle and want to shake things up for the new year, take a look at our favorite short hairstyles for women!

Short Hairstyles You Need to Try in 2017

Layered Bob Cut

Jamie Alexander rocked this look throughout the year. Her dark locks cut into a layered bob complemented her angular features flawlessly. Marie Claire says that, “a little bit of waving action with a flat iron is the best way to nab this style if you’ve got straight strands.”

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Shoulder Length Waves

Margot Robbie wore her blonde shoulder length hair in beach waves a couple times throughout the year, and made us want to chop our hair off instantly. This option is a great short hairstyle for round faces, as it’s not too short.

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Short Bob

A short bob haircut look great straightened. However, if you want to switch things up a little and your hair is too short to be curled, get you hands on some sea salt spray for some beachy waves! Taylor Schilling showed us how beautiful all-over waves can be when you’ve got a straight edged bob.

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Pixie Haircut

Although this style is a big commitment, it can definitely be worth it! Sporting a pixie haircut will allow your features to take centerstage. If you’re worried about having to grow it out when you’re ready for a change again, there are some super simple styles you can pin your hair into during that awkward in-between length.

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Inverted Bob

This look is most probably most popularly seen on Victoria Beckham. Although everything looks good on her, we promise this is a flattering haircut on normal human beings, too! Almost as short as a pixie cut in the back, this style gets longer the closer towards your chin it gets. Super easy to style, this haircut is perfect for girls on the go.

Piece-y Pixie

This isn’t your basic pixie cut! Amped up with some piece-y layers, Michelle Williams rocked this look on the red carpet. Marie Claire says “to get unruly post-shower hair to fall in line, work product like a mousse or paste through short hair before blow drying to avoid duck feather flyaways.”

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“The 40 Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try Now,” Marie Claire web site, November 9, 2016;, last accessed December 30, 2016.