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Long, luscious locks are desired by men and women alike, especially in Hollywood. Yet, there’s something admirable about a woman who wears her hair in a short style. Think about it. A woman with short hair allows her face to take center stage and she has to be pretty confident in her looks to pull it off. Plus, ladies with shorter hair – at least the ones on our list – keep their makeup game tight.  In no particular order, here are a few celebs that we feel actually look better with a cropped ‘do…

Chrisette Michele

When Chrisette Michele first appeared on the scene, she had long, chocolate-brown locks. We think chopping her hair off was one of the best moves for her image. Her pretty features, especially her large eyes, stand out even more without the distraction of a long mane.


Rih Rih’s short jet black hairstyle started a huge trend. Women walked into salons across the country and asked for the”Rihanna.” It also signified Rihanna’s transition into the raunchy pop star we know today. Rihanna, being the hair chameleon she is, has had multiple hairstyles and looks great wearing both long and short looks. Still, it’s when she keeps it short and sweet that her eyes pierce and features stand out the best.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry would still look gorgeous if she was completely bald. That’s just how gorgeous she is! Yet, we love her best when she’s sporting her signature pixie cute. It allows her amazing bone structure to stand out. Flawless!

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is another gal that looks good with both long and short hair. Yet, it’s the short cut that keeps the attention on her beautiful face. That megawatt smile stands out so much more, don’t you think?

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada is very petite and doesn’t need extra hair to weigh down her frame. She’s also another leading lady with amazing bone structure. We think her hair styled in this cropped shag or even shorter – like during her Set it Off days – really suits Jada. Plus, she’s blessed with those high cheekbones she might as well show them off!

Kandi Burruss

The songstress and reality show star needs to go back to her roots. We think Kandi looks best circa first season with short hair. Even in this bright red/orange shade the focus is still on her face. Her huge smile is decoration enough, why add distracting hair?

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji + her signature bob = a match made in heaven! She still has a bit of length, but the style hits just below her chin. This allows the hair to frame her face perfectly. The side bang hides a bit of forehead, but her pretty face is still the main attraction.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis – presently  rocking a natural fro – is no stranger to the short hair game. She knows what works for her and this  is why her hair doesn’t go past her shoulders. She lets her beautiful complexion and genuine smile do the talking.

Nia Long

Nia is one of those women whose beauty isn’t debatable. Her hair short and swept off her face truly allows one to see that. She doesn’t need all that extra! Short and simple works just fine for Ms. Nia Long.


When Solange first chopped off her hair she finally stepped into her potential. She is so much more than Beyoncé’s little sis and is a looker in her own right. Without all that hair, nothing overshadows her and she truly shines.


Angela Basset

What’s hair got to do with it? Angela Basset is another pretty woman who is blessed with those glorious high cheekbones. She has aged well and doesn’t need to hide behind layers of hair. Some women have all the luck.

Amber Rose

Thanks to Amber Rose a slew of women are running around with blonde buzz cuts that shouldn’t be. Amber, however, has the face for it. Say what you will about her,but it can’t be denied that she rocks this look like no other.

Which lady do you think looks best with short hair?  Tell us in the comments!

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