15 Chic & Short Hairstyles To Inspire Your Fall Chop

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Think about the cool-girl short haircut you've always wanted. Maybe it's the polished jaw-length bob you've saved on Instagram, like, a hundred times, or the loose curly pixie that would finally allow you to quit your blowout habit. Whatever your dream chop looks like — now's the time to pull the trigger.
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.
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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.
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The ultimate cool-girl, Rowan Blanchard, proves that an elegant velvet headband is the perfect juxtaposition to an edgy and shaggy bob.
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With a blunt bob that falls above the collarbone, a half-up feels so chic. Pin it back with a sleek barrette — like this gold rectangular one, which is only $12 at J.Crew. The Mejuri chunky hoops will cost you a little extra.
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If you have styling mousse and a single bobby pin, you can get the easiest "updo" ever.
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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).
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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.
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The Blair Waldorf padded headband trend is making a major comeback — this time on unfussy, cotton-candy bobs.
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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.
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Lucy Hale is constantly doling out short updo inspiration, but we're especially loving this French twist bun. It adds a heavy dose of glamour — you know, just in case you can't splurge for the diamond droplet earrings.
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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.
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You don't need to buy anything special — just two skinny hair ties — to pull off this unexpectedly chic, sectioned half-updo like Olivia Palermo.
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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.
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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.
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Do you see Minnie Mouse or Millie Bobby Brown? Either way, these half-up, half-down buns are unquestionably adorable.
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A short curly cut is gorgeous on its own, the clementine-colored scarf is just the bow on top.
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There's something about a pearl-lined barrette tucked into a wavy bob that feels polished and effortless at the same time.
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