And if the only thing stopping you is that little voice inside your head whispering, You'll miss your ponytail — we have the fix. Ahead, we've compiled a comprehensive roundup of the cutest short updos that will ward off any and all post-cut regret.
From half-ups and barrette tucks to delicate French braids and baby topknots — all styled by the coolest girls on Instagram — scroll through to find the photo that will convince you to (finally) go above-the-shoulder short.
The ultimate cool-girl, Rowan Blanchard, proves that an elegant velvet headband
is the perfect juxtaposition to an edgy and shaggy bob.
If your hair won't fit into one French braid
, go for two. Secured at the nape of the neck, they'll show off that gorgeous neck (or, in this case, entire back).
Only have a handful of bobby pins
in your dresser drawer? Slide them into your hair in a criss-cross shape for instant cool factor.
To add instant oomph to a short cut, pull your face-framing pieces back, backcomb them, and pin them at the crown, à la the gorgeous Margot Robbie
If you have naturally curly hair
, take a style cue from model Melody Acevedo. Section off your hair from both temples and pull it tightly into a cute topknot
at the crown.
If your hair hits at your jawline, you might think a low ponytail is out of the question. But there's something inherently cool about those loose pieces inevitably sneaking out and falling around your face.
If there was ever a case for hair jewelry
, it's this shot of Yara Shahidi
and her cropped glossy curls punctuated with delicate gold rings along the side of her head.
Do you see Minnie Mouse or Millie Bobby Brown
? Either way, these half-up, half-down buns
are unquestionably adorable.
A short curly cut
is gorgeous on its own, the clementine-colored scarf is just the bow on top.