Hair Inspiration: The Crop

For most girls, the thought of chopping off our long locks strikes fear in our hearts (myself included). I have always envied the girls that have the gumption and the bone structure to pull off a short do, however in recent years I have noticed its less about the bone structure and more about your hairstylist. Colour, cut, and style play such a huge role in making a cropped do work for you.

The crop is a trend that seems to be sweeping Hollywood like wildfire in the last year, everyone from Diana Agron to Emma Watson taking the drastic leap. The key to making this look work for you is choosing the right cut and colour for your face shape.

For those with a round face shape or a heart face shape, opt for a pixie style cut like Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams, Halle Berry and Emma Watson. This cut elongates your face shape and accentuates your cheekbones.

Ladies with a square face shape are best suited to a choppy crop like Keira Knightley, Alexa Chung and most recently Diana Agron. This is great for softening the jawline and is easily maintained with a bit of dry shampoo for volume and styling mouse used in a scrunching motion.

Long face shapes are best suited to the classic bob a-la Victoria Beckham. Oval face shaped ladies rejoice because anything suits you!

Take some inspiration for the coming summer months from our celebrity gallery below. These fierce ladies prove that keeping your hair long doesn’t prove your femininity.

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Images: Zimbio.com , Glamour UK, Cosmo UK

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93 Comments

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Friday 10th January, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Go for it if it suits you!

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    A lot of gorgeous styles!

  • Reply Citrinoj Sunday 11th November, 2012 at 1:36 am

    i absolutely love my crop. so easy to look after, and can change color often..:)

  • Reply Sparkles17 Tuesday 6th November, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Love it, cute and smart.

  • Reply Ian Thursday 25th October, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Dianna’s is amazing WOW

  • Reply Sparkles17 Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Wish I was brave enough!

  • Reply dj23249 Tuesday 10th July, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Only suits some faces and definetly not mine

  • Reply EliseA Monday 21st May, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Yay for the crop!

  • Reply jennybean Friday 4th May, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    i love this style. i actually got it myself twice, and it’s grown out again haha.

  • Reply aalana Wednesday 21st March, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Love love love diannas hair!

  • Reply jones Wednesday 22nd February, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    nice styles but i’m too scared to cut my hair

  • Reply jessicawheelock Wednesday 22nd February, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I really wish I could be brave enough to do this…my hair is halfway down my back, I don’t think I could ever part with it. Personal fave? Michelle Williams, for sure!

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Love the crop… have it myself ;-D

  • Reply julzjulzz Sunday 29th January, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The crop would only work on particular face shapes

  • Reply shell0606 Sunday 29th January, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Wow I’m so tempted to chop mine off

  • Reply leighbonello Saturday 28th January, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    They all look great!

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 26th January, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    ..had the Crop this year…now considering growing it again..

  • Reply mandystsai2 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Just can’t work up the courage to get one… πŸ™

  • Reply lara2507 Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    it suits some people. some celebrities look absolutely gorgeous though!

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Thursday 19th January, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Whenever I have long hair I want short hair and as soon as I cut it I regret it! Why is it so tempting!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 10:32 am

    looks too messy, but edgy yet fashionable at the same time!

  • Reply mandystsai2 Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I love Emma’s new crop.

  • Reply lizzie77 Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Cute hairstyles

  • Reply balibabe7 Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 1:33 am

    A short cut does wonders for my cheekbones πŸ™‚

  • Reply dapperdolly Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I think there’s a great many types of crop or short hair in general and as always it’s best to go with what suits your face shape, body shape and what you’re comfortable with.

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Love the cropped look, very easy to maintain etc..however now I’m going to grow it a little longer 😎

  • andthebirds
    Reply andthebirds Thursday 5th January, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    very nice

  • Reply amyk3u Saturday 31st December, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    was thinking about cutting my hair πŸ™‚

  • Reply juliew Friday 30th December, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    short hair is wonderful

  • Reply whatsupmonkey Thursday 29th December, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I sometimes wonder about a short ‘do but I’ve never seen one with thick curls like mine that I would like. Past a certain shortness, it seems like an afro is my only option without a straightener.

  • Reply ladadidah Tuesday 27th December, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    wish I were brave enough to do this

  • Reply bwa1 Monday 26th December, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    like Diana’s hairstyle. looks gorgeous.

  • Reply midnightstarfish Monday 26th December, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Looks so pretty but I won’t be able to do it!!

  • Reply glass-slipper Sunday 25th December, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Don’t think I’d have the guts! Dianna looks super fierce though

  • Reply juliew Saturday 24th December, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    love short hair

  • Reply dysfunktionalfolk Saturday 24th December, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I wish I could pull off these kinds of hair styles. πŸ™

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Thursday 22nd December, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I love short hair, I wish it would suit me but it doesnt

  • Reply melissacicero Wednesday 21st December, 2011 at 8:39 am

    such a fresh cut, looks great summer!!!

  • Reply youminx Monday 19th December, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Diana’s is amazing. So sexy. And might I add that Jess Stoup totally looks like a Kristen Stewart. That is, if Kristen Stewart decided to come up with a new facial expression.

  • Reply punkemohardcore Friday 16th December, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    This really makes me want to cut all my hair off again

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 10th December, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Daringly going to try this cut this summer

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Thursday 1st December, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I once tried to get a short hairstyle and I walked out amoslt in tears with something like a bowl cut, the dumb hairdresser didnt know how to cut hair after braggibg how amazing he will make me look, he realised he stuffed up too. So too scared to try short hair.

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  • secretsundaes
    Reply secretsundaes Thursday 24th November, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    My short hair was definitely inspired by Dianna. My hairstylist said my texture and volume wasn’t suitable for it so I got a digital perm with my cut and it turned out amazing. Long hair has always been considered sexy but I think girls like Dianna and Emma really help girls take the lead on having it short and still lookng hot.

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  • Reply daysofourlives123 Friday 18th November, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Sometimes i wish i could just do the crop, it would be super easy to maintain, thats for sure!

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  • Reply darling Tuesday 8th November, 2011 at 5:03 pm

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  • Reply BellaB Sunday 30th October, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Loved the look on Dianna Agron, but I’m not sure it’d work for me.

  • Reply mmariahhlee Sunday 30th October, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    i’ve cut my hair like this so many times! it’s way too hard to maintain without straightening every day and after it rains.

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Sunday 30th October, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Personally I’d love to do the crop. Something like Diana Agron but my face is too round for the short style.

  • Reply Marie_Incoll Thursday 27th October, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I’m always afraid to do the crop, but these inspire me!

  • Reply AmberB Tuesday 25th October, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Love Hayden’s cut – I wish I could pull off that style

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 23rd October, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    My fave crop out of those photographs here would have to be Vic Beckham. She looks mishcieveous!!

  • Reply ccalou Thursday 20th October, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    from long to short to long to short and im finally letting my hair grow again but after seeing this style come back im thinking of doing the bob again???

  • Reply kendallx3 Tuesday 18th October, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Looks good on some. I love having short hair, so much easier to look after.

  • Reply COLLEEN Monday 17th October, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I love the crop.

  • Reply thelakehousewriter Thursday 13th October, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    love the crop! have one myself….

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 13th October, 2011 at 1:41 am

    The cropped looks would be great for our very HOT australian summers and after swimming, just shake πŸ™‚

  • Reply ethereal Thursday 6th October, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I have been growing my hair patiently for the last 3 years, no way I would chop it all off! I agree that the crop does actually suit a lot of people though and it would be much easier to maintain!

  • Reply saymx Thursday 29th September, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    How i wish i can pull Dianna hair πŸ™

    • Reply saymx Thursday 29th September, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      *pull off Dianna’s hairstyle LOL

  • lexandthecity
    Reply lexandthecity Tuesday 27th September, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I went from waist long hair to a short bob, it sounds a lot scarier than it is! Hair grows back and you could always get extensions if you really don’t like it. Worth trying it if you’re thinking about it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tibby_86 Thursday 22nd September, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I have always wanted to chop my hair off but i dont have the guts and i know that i would be wanting my long hair back within a week. lol

  • Reply jazzyh171 Wednesday 21st September, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    i couldnt pull this look off

  • sumaya
    Reply sumaya Tuesday 20th September, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Long hair is the only way for me.

  • Reply vonisntflexi Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 12:59 am

    woah! now i cant wait to get a new look!! thanks!!

  • Reply armstrong Friday 16th September, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I love Rhianna’s Style

  • Reply kittydoll Thursday 15th September, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I love Diana’s crop! But I wouldnt have the guts!

  • LOUISE-ANNE
    Reply LOUISE-ANNE Tuesday 13th September, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I love the freshness and cuteness of bobs and crops.

  • MissBee218
    Reply MissBee218 Monday 12th September, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    love dianna’s crop, absolutely gorgeous!! I used to have hair that reached my bum and cut it off at the start of the year to a concave bob above my shoulders – no regrets at all!!!

  • citystyle93
    Reply citystyle93 Friday 9th September, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    wow Dianna’s new hairstyle looks absolutely amazing..i wish i could pull something like that off πŸ™‚

  • Reply stefaneigh Friday 9th September, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I got my hair like this about 2 years ago and it was so good in terms of maintenance and all but I didn’t suit me that well and i’ve been growing it ever since!

  • safiyeTANK
    Reply safiyeTANK Thursday 8th September, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I love how the chop can turn ordinary into edgy, if you have the face, rock it!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Saturday 20th August, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Love love love her hair it looks just like mine!

  • Reply bluebird Tuesday 16th August, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I love Dianna’s new crop and I had also all my hair chopped off 6 weeks ago which I am loving! Takes no time to style and dry..just fab.

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Tuesday 16th August, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      ahh! I am contemplating the chop just have to work up the courage πŸ™‚

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