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Celebrities cut their hair all the time. In the glamour world you have to keep evolving in order to stay in news. Some celebrities cut their hair for special movie roles. Others do it just for publicity. However, we have to admit that it takes a lot of courage for a celebrity to sport a very short hairstyle. Very few celebrities have dared to chop off their hair and sport short hairstyles.

It is commoner in Hollywood for celebrities to cut their hair short. In Bollywood, we still have conventional standards of a woman's beauty. Long and lustrous hair is one these beauty parameters that are still very strong. That why most Indian celebrities do not dare to cut their hair very short.

But in Hollywood, a celebrity chopping off her long locks is very fashionable. In fact, the short hairstyles can sometimes give the celebrity a sudden facelift. For example, Halle Berry is one of the first celebrities to cut her hair short. Today, we love Halle Berry's pixie cut hairstyle more than we likes her long hair.

Here are the names of some celebrities who dared to cut their hair really short.


Emma Watson

Emma Watson was seen as a cute and bubbly pumpkin pie when she came to Hollywood as a child actor. She suddenly shed all her brunette hair to adopt a stern pixie cut. The hair cut has helped her evolve as an adult actor.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni

This cricketing star was notorious for his long and orange locks. But after he won the World cup for India, he went bald as a mark of respect for his good fortune. Ever since, he has maintained a short hairstyle.


Miley Cyrus

As Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus had volumes of wild brown hair. But now all that extra hair has been chopped to a pixie cut. An she has also dyed her hair silver white.


John Abraham

John Abraham's lofty locks made all the girls pine for him. But with age, John has adopted a smart short hairstyle that everyone admires.


Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway had long coffee brown hair that she likes to leave open or do up in elaborate buns. She shed all her hair for her role in Les Miserables for which she won the Oscars in 2013.


Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman had beautiful chestnut coloured hair that fell in gentle waves. But for her role in "V For Vendetta' she shaved her head completely.



Rihanna's hairstyles change faster than the weather. She had long brown hair during the Grammys 2013. But now, she has black hair and a pixie cut.


Nandita Das

Nanadita Das was the perfect native beauty with her dark skin and long black hair. She shaved her head for the movie 'Water' in which she was playing the role of a widow.


Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley is known for her brave stances. She has curly brown hair. She chopped it of haphazardly to get a cool hairstyle.


Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham had short layers when she was Posh Spice. Then with age she grew her hair longer. But now, she is back to the asymmetrical bob cut again.


Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes had pretty brown hair when she married Tom Cruise. But as the marriage failed, so did the length of Katie's hair. She has a bob cut now.


Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is one of the few Indian actresses who dared to cut her hair short. She shaved off her head along with Nandita Das for her role in 'Water'. Unfortunately, the movie was never made with its original cast.

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Story first published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 16:42 [IST]
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