12 Short Hair Cuts that Scream Chic, Not Mom

Short Chic HairShort Chic HairLast year I wrote a post called 15 Short Hair Cuts That Scream CHIC (Not MOM), and now I'm back with 12 more haircut ideas that might tempt you to chop off your hair for something that's harder for baby hands to tug and quicker to wash and style.

Or just something to change up your look.

Here are 12 short hairstyles that scream chic:










Short and sassyShort and sassyShort and Sassy
This bob instantly adds sophistication, and it can clearly look more modern than "soccer mom." She may not be short OR sassy, but Katie Holmes looks stunning!

















Cute and playfulCute and playfulCute and Playful
This cut looks adorable, even with a casual head scarf. Add a bow for a more whimsical and girlish look.

















Sleek and chicSleek and chicSleek and Chic
This look is sleek, stylish and sophisticated! The woman in the photograph donated her hair to Locks of Love. We're sure she looked gorgeous with long hair, but we're loving the new look!













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Bang BraidBang BraidBang Braid
Carey Mulligan proves that braids aren't just for the Rapunzels among us. Who knew Carey Mulligan could look so natural as a blonde?













Wavy bobWavy bobWavy Bob
Hair gurus Bumble and Bumble created this look with their products for "Fine, Wavy Curls." What is it about tousled yet stylish hair that looks so sexy?














Va-Va-RedVa-Va-RedVa-Va-Red
No one will accuse you of having "mom-hair" with a cut like this. Not only is the color vibrant, but the look is so modern! This look is anything but matronly.














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Sultry SexySultry SexySultry Sex Appeal
Catherine McNeil, an Australian fashion model, looks extraordinarily glamorous and sophisticated with her retro-inspired 'do. We admit sometimes we make this face in the mirror, but she pulls it off so much better! Do we owe it to the hair? I think so.













Pixie Pixie Emma's Pixie
Emma Watson famously chopped off her Hermione hair for a chic and grown-up pixie cut - proving that it can be done. Watson is growing into such a glamorous woman! In a way, she is a bit of a pixie pioneer!














RedRedSome Like It Red
I'm not sure if I like the cut or the color better - so just copy the two.














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Choppy, messy, sexyChoppy, messy, sexyChoppy, Messy, Sexy
You might not think that this cut could look flattering, but actress Shannyn Sossamon certainly pulls it off.


















Dark and edgyDark and edgyDark and Edgy
Model/TV personality Ruby Rose looks even more gorgeous with short hair.














Light and feminineLight and feminineLight and Feminine
Proof that you can still look soft and girly with a short chop. Your femininity is not in your hair!














-By Michelle Horton
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