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You may feel like having short hair limits your options when you're looking for a new style, but you're wrong. There are so many different ways you can style short hair -- it's not just the boring bob of the past! Whether you want an ultra-feminine style with side-swept bangs or a Twiggie-esque pixie, short cropped hair is extremely chic. The best part is you don't have to worry about untangling and taming long, knotted locks; just wash it and go.
Show off a little bit of your wild side with a short spiked pixie. This type of haircut, most notably worn by Halle Berry, is worn slightly longer on top but cropped close to the scalp on the sides. It works with the natural texture of your hair, so if you have hair that's hard to tame but not overtly curly or frizzy, adding a little bit of styling cream to the longer strands will give it a funky, textured look. Why it's a win? No blow-drying is required.
There's nothing more feminine than a wispy pixie with long, side-swept bangs. Ashlee Simpson wowed the red carpet when she ditched her long, red locks and debuted this short, cropped style. The longer strands around her ears and side-swept bangs frame her face, while the wisps around the nape of the neck add some feminine flair. This '60s-inspired haircut works best on women with delicate features who are lost behind longer locks.
If you're classically chic and favor a vintage style closer to Audrey Hepburn than Rihanna, a boyish, cropped pixie could be the short cut for you. This wash and wear hairstyle has hit the red carpet on stars like Emma Watson and Michelle Williams -- and it works because of their boyish frames. Both of these stars are petite with small features that lend themselves to a shorter, androgynous cut. This type of style requires frequent trims but you'll never have to touch a blow-dryer again.
Not all pixies have to have a sleek straight look or intense texture. You can have a soft and feminine cropped cut that doesn't sacrifice your soft curls. This cut is a tad longer than an ultra-short, almost buzzed pixie, but it still falls above the ears. Vanessa Hudgens, who has naturally curly hair, wore this style to show off her texture. To get a similar look, apply a curl enhancing cream when hair is still wet and blow-dry with a diffuser. Since this cut is all about bounce and movement, tease the roots of your hair for extra bounce.