Celebrity Hairstyles: Short vs. Long!

Published on November 21, 2013. Updated March 28, 2017

Many stars seem to prefer to sport a longer hairstyle, but there are a few brave celebs who will chop off their long locks for a short and hip hairstyle. It takes guts to go against the status quo and rock a short hair style, but these women did it!  Take a look at these celebs and compare: Do they look better with longer or shorter hair?  You be the judge!

10. Rihanna

When it comes to hairstyles, it is hard to predict what Rihanna will sport on any given day.  She will go from a pixie cut to a longer hairstyle in a matter of days. What do you think of Rihanna with a pixie?  Do you thinks he pulls it off?

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9. Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is not only known for her stellar performances in “An Education” and “The Great Gatsby,” but also for the stylish hairstyles she has sported along the way. Whether it is a pixie crop or a bob, Mulligan is able to effortlessly pull it off.

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8. Ashlee Simpson

When it comes to hair, Ashlee Simpson has definitely been experimental.  Her hair has been a variety of lengths and colours and, with a face like that, she can pull off anything including a cute pixie cut.

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7. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal, best known for her role in the “The Dark Knight,” chopped her hair off in April of 2013. According to Gyllenhaal, she couldn’t figure out what to do with it, so she had it cut off. “When I was 25, I had really short hair and I thought I would never do it again, but it feels great to have really short hair now that the weather has gotten warm,” Gyllenhaal said.

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6. Shannyn Sossamon

With a face like that, it really doesn’t matter what hairstyle you have!  Shannyn Sossamon, who starred in “A Knight’s Tale” and “40 Days and 40 Nights,” seems to look good with short and long hair.  Which do you prefer?

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5. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway cut off her luscious locks for “Les Miserables” and has since been sporting a cute pixie cut.  It takes a lot of guts to go from long to really short and Hathaway has definitely owned it.  Which length do you like more?

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4. Miley Cyrus

In 2012, Miley Cyrus boldly traded her long locks for a pixie cut. In an interview with “Rolling Stone” Cyrus said, “There’s something empowering about what I’m doing right now.  Especially having ‘short hair, don’t care.’  I think it’s empowering for girls.  Because there’s not one thing that defines what beauty is.”

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3. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is the queen of self-transformation and, when it comes to hair, she has always been a trendsetter. Beckham has sported numerous hairstyles throughout the years from pixie cuts to bobs to longer hairstyles. Which hairstyle do you find most flattering on Beckham?

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2. Samaire Armstrong

Back when she was playing Anna Stern on “The O.C.,” Samaire Armstrong rocked a short and edgy hairstyle, but she has also experimented with longer hairstyles.  What do you think: Does the shorter hairstyle suit her?

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1. Emma Watson

In August 2010, Emma Watson debuted a super cute pixie cut.  Watson proudly defended her choice to cut off her hair, describing it as “the most liberating thing ever.”  Do you prefer Emma’s longer hair or you a fan of her pixie cut?

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