There’s something about a great short haircut, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will, that’s impossible to pin down.
A good one will leave you thinking about reaching for the scissors yourself, whereas a bad one will leave you in tears for weeks (see: Anne Hathaway post-Les Miserables cut.)
And because all of the world’s greatest hairdressers work for the stars, it’s Hollywood actresses who rock the best cuts – often for roles they’re starring in. So without further ado, we take a look at ten of the very best short haircuts throughout silver screen history.
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
The hills were alive, the short hair was fabulous and the not-so-holy-nun’s habit did not last long.
But 51 years on, Andrews’ cut has still got us inspired and her songs have still got us singing. Not bad for a wayward nun on the run from the Nazis.
Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby
Sure, it's a truly terrifying movie, but Mia Farrow's pixie cut was on point.
And nearly half a century on, it hasn't aged a day, with everyone from Carey Mulligan to Michelle Williams imitating the 'do. (See also Zoe Saldana's version of the famous cut in the Netflix reboot of Rosemary's Baby).
Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club
As the poster girl of the 80s, no one could get enough of Molly Ringwald's perfectly poufed, moussed and blow-waved hair, especially when she played uptight detention-goer Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club.
Winona Ryder in Reality Bites
The year was 1994. Ben Stiller was still a baby, and everyone wanted a piece of Ethan Hawke.