By Maria Del Russo
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Spring is when people fall in love, clean their apartments top to bottom, and…take scissors to their strands. Just take a scroll through Instagram — celebs are cropping their hair left and right. And, there’s plenty of short-hair inspiration to go around, even if the typical textured bob isn’t your thing.
Not sure where to find it? Never fear. We tapped four of the top stylists in the field to ask where they find theirs. Click through for the short styles you’ll want to sport this season. Go ahead and show the photos to your stylist — but don’t be surprised if they already have them hanging at their station.
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“This iconic cut defined Twiggy. It’s the hair that never goes out of style. She was very slender, so having this short hair really defined her face.” — Mia Santiago, hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Uptown
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A chin-length bob with loads of texture is a seriously breezy style.
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“I love how beautiful and transformative short hair can be. Anyone who wants to instantly change their image should try a style like this.” — Anthony Dickey, cofounder of Hair Rules
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“I love this cut because it’s unique. There’s that perfect balance between precision and texture at the ends. Style this one with mousse to create the right texture between light and volume.” — Nathan Rosenkranz, hairstylist
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“The exemplary mod woman Mary Quant’s signature Sassoon haircuts were all about ease. Although it’s a strong, geometric shape, it’s no-fuss, and so precise that you look straight into her eyes. You notice, without distractions, how captivating she really is.” — Wes Sharpton
“This is a great wash-and-go style that can be done in the shower right after conditioning. It’s also great for someone growing out their natural hair, but wants it to still look like a style.” — Anthony Dickey
“Saskia is one of the many models whose careers seemed liberated once she went short — think Linda Evangelista, Edie Campbell, Agyness Deyn, Karlie Kloss, the list goes on and on. The art of a great short haircut is what it exposes about the woman. No wonder these models look more striking, open, and braver with shorter hair. People are able to connect with them, and that’s why they soar to the top.” — Wes Sharpton
Teen Vogue beauty and health director Elaine Welteroth’s curly, short crop is seriously cool — we dig the tight sides, voluminous top, and the halo effect of the golden highlights.
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“Stella Tennant is a personal favorite of mine — the queen of androgyny.” — Wes Sharpton
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You can easily change up a curly bob for the season by adding wispy bangs across the forehead.
“I love the shape of Paulina’s cut. It’s a very short look that still maintains femininity.” — Nathan Rosenkranz
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