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Long to Short Hair
Need inspiration to make the cut? See celebs who have chopped their locks.
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Long to Short Hair

Long to Short Hair

    Heather Mills stuck to a long, loose, highlighted blonde style for years. Until she made a big change in July 2009...The busy mom and activist (who is also opening a restaurant) cropped her, bleaching out the spiky layers in platinum and grayish tones. The cut is certainly lower-maintenance, but those roots will be killer.

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    Twilight leading lady Kristen Stewart chopped off her signature layered locks in June. Looks like she's already getting into character for her role as Joan Jett in The Runaways.

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    Gennifer Goodwin made a seemingly overnight tress-formation, appearing at the He's Just Not That Into You premiere on February 2 with long, wavy locks. Two days later, she rocked a straight, shoulder-grazing bob. We're loving the new do - how about you?

    Paris Hilton has joined the Katie & Posh Club, shrinking her long blonde locks into a chin-length crop. We say "shrinking" because it's hard keep tabs on the extension-fanatic's true lock length. But hey, when you have your own line of hair extensions (Hilton's line is called DreamCatchers), your chameleon-like hair length is your best advertisement. Before you follow Hilton's, lead check out what stylist to the stars Christo told StyleList about how to pull off a short do.

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    Jessica Alba went from a flowing romantic 'do to a chic and edgy bob.

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    Victoria Beckham: Before the Cut

    There was a time when Posh had long, flowing locks (well, extensions) before she went for her dramatic razor cut bob that kicked off the trend in Hollywood.

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    Victoria Beckham: Short Do

    "Victoria has a great bob that works with her style," says Christo. "There are not too many hair textures that can pull off this look; it has to be fine and straight." One advantage of a shorter cut? "They are fun to play with and can be very versatile. Ask your stylist how to play around with styling tools to create different looks."

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    Katie Holmes: Before the Cut

    When she started dating Tom Cruise, Katie's hair was long and straight.

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    Katie Holmes: Short Do

    "Katie Holmes can pull off a short cut," says Christo. "She went from a young pretty girl to a sexy woman who turns heads." But Christo warns, "Don't forget you need to be backat the salon 4-6 weeks after getting a short cut. Be prepared to put the money and time in."

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    Anne Hathaway: Before the Cut

    Before she chopped her locks for her upcoming film Dancing With Shiva , Hathaway was known for her long, thick hair.

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