‘The Big Chop’ is a phrase used to describe the process of cutting off your damaged hair in order to let new and healthier hair take its true form. The chop might come naturally to some, but for many women cutting off their hair is a huge deal. We attach so much of ourselves to our hair. Cutting your hair can also be a symbol of letting go and allowing yourself to start fresh.

The wave of the naturalistas has seen many women ‘big chopping’ their hair, and celebrities have been at the forefront, showing women that it’s okay to start fresh and most importantly that it can be fun to switch up your look and step out of your comfort zone. We have rounded up some of our favourite celebrity ‘Big Chop’ transformations as seen on the red carpet:

1. Keke Palmer

We loved seeing Keke recently rocking this bold and purple number 1 cut at the IHeartRadio MMVAs! She never fails to give us new and interesting looks on the red carpet and the purple edge to the short look stays true to Keke’s edgy style.

short hair

Rex Features

2. Kristen Stewart

Kristen is known for her more androgynous and tom-boyish style so this hair cut definitely stays true to her style. She rocked this look at the launch of the new Chanel perfume in Paris!

short hair

Rex Features

3. Zoe Kravitz

The beautiful Zoe Kravitz truly stunned us when she showed up to the premiere of Gemini with this neutral look matched with her banging short blond cut.

short hair

Rex Features

4. Amandla Stenberg

Amandla showed up looking amazing with her dark number 1 cut to the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Amandla is one who is never scared to take risks with her hair and we can’t wait to see what other short hair styles she is going to rock!

short hair

Rex Features

 

5. Cara Delevingne

Cara showed us her softer side when she arrived at the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiere with her sleek, short platinum blonde hair. She styled it with this cute headband and bold makeup.

short hair

Rex Features

Whether you’re looking to let go of old baggage and start fresh or if you’re looking to re-grow your damaged hair, the big chop can be a cool way to switch up your style and give your look a new edge. These celebrities have shown us how to be on team ‘#ShortHairDontCare’ and rock it!