The buzz cut is having a major moment thanks to some of the most stylish and influential women on the planet. Celebrities like Maisie Williams, Doja Cat, and Dixie D’Amelio recently buzzed their hair, and they all look effortless and empowered. The look is the ultimate expression of hair freedom as nothing’s holding you back; not to mention it’s a definitive clean slate—and after the last two years, why not start fresh?
Another pro to buzz cuts, aside from the impact, is how perfect they work with every hair type—including for those with thinning or breakage. The buzz is also the best canvas for high-voltage hair color, especially considering if you hate it, it’s gone by your next clippers session. If you’ve been considering the buzz cut but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, consider this celebrity buzz cut inspo your sign to shave it off.
Saweetie’s buzz cut has evolved since she originally posted the fresh short style on Christmas Eve 2021. Originally a platinum blonde crop from celeb stylist Kendall Dorsey, the music artist has even tried out a shade of pink. Saweetie may change her look at the drop of a hat, but judging by this buzz, her real hair is as healthy as can be.
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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
“I used to be so scared to show this face, without hair to hide behind, because I was afraid of how people of the world would receive me,” said Rodriguez after revealing her buzz cut on Instagram. “No more. Now both with or without will be my superpower,” she continued. While your hair can feel like a superpower, when you find out you’re just as powerful with or without it, that’s when your true self-confidence can shine through. Rodriguez achieved the look with the help of stylist Barry Lee Moe, but even without a professional, you can DIY the perfect buzz.
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Kristen Stewart’s bleach blonde buzz cut by stylist Bridget Brager made headlines for good reason. The star seemed to come into her own overnight thanks to the elevated look. Seriously, not only did this cut revamp her style, it arguably ushered in a new phase in her career, reflecting the transition from teen queen to playing Princess Diana.
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Doja shaved her head after posting an image of actual scalp damage from extensions—you can really feel the pain from the tracks digging into her hair. So, once she went through with a buzz cut, we were as relieved as inspired. Doja’s close crop with illustrated eyebrows makes her the poster child of cool.
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Pinkett-Smith enlisted daughter Willow Smith to help with her buzz, and considering her own history with short hair, she was definitely the best expert. She has been very open about her alopecia struggles and shaved her head as a way to move past it. After the Oscars, Pinkett-Smith basically became the face of the condition, and she continues to champion the “bald is beautiful” mantra, serving as an inspiration to all.
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Model Slick Woods is known for her super short hair that she’s constantly experimenting with. She’ll try any shade of the rainbow, which is easy to do when you know you’re going to shave and repeat with zero damage.
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Indie darling Cara Delevingne can pull off any look, and the buzz cut was no exception. After undergoing the chop in 2017, she spoke to WWD about how it changed her concept of beauty and encouraged others to re-evaluate their definition. “The fact that there’s no upkeep, that’s my favorite part about it…In the morning, it’s still a weird feeling to kind of brush my hand past my hair. But just doing it really was liberating. The kind of power and not needing hair to be beautiful, and that was the message I really thought I needed to spread,” she said of the buzz.
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For Gilded Age star Denee Benton, shaving her head was the ultimate release, especially after years of changing her texture. “I had a relaxer my whole life. And then the summer before my sophomore year I was listening to a lot of India.Arie and ‘I Am Not My Hair’ and I shaved it off,” she told People. “Especially as Black women, our hair holds so much. It can be such a source of shame. So to release that for the first time, it really made me feel like I was unstoppable. I felt sexy.” And, boy, does she look it.
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Maisie Williams cleverly summed up the beauty of a more minimal routine in her Instagram caption showing off her freshly-shaved head. Seriously, if you are done with damage and over hair being overprocessed, the buzz is your way to give your hair a break and give your head some much-needed TLC.
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TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio shaved her head and surprised everyone—especially because her long raven locks were very much a part of her signature look. The buzz cut suits D’Amelio and has given her a newfound edge that wasn’t there before. Needless to say, we love the high-fashion crop.
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