Short or Long Hair? 12 Celebrities Go Head to Head in a Battle Between the Lengths

Do we have to choose?

For every girl who keeps her hair long, there are five more who like to shake it up and switch things around all the time. (To be clear, it's your head, you can do whatever you want.) Ahead, for the purpose of inspiring some friendly debate and the observation of different vibes, 12 celebrity side-by-sides.

By Bridget Burns

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A bob with curtain bangs? Or superstar mermaid lengths? "We'll take her any way we can get her!" —all

Cara Delevingne

Do you prefer her "model" hair over her "actress" lob? 

Selena Gomez

We daresay her collarbone-skimming cut is her best, most true-feeling look yet.

Jennifer Lawrence

Pixie JLaw? Or JLaw with extensions? Why not both? 

Katy Perry

It's not too out-there to say most of us still think of Katy Perry with long raven locks.

Kim Kardashian

Because of the frenzy surrounding it (and the incredibly inconvenient time, cough cough), some of us will never forget when Kim Kardashian Got a Haircut. But she does always go back to long. 

Kylie Jenner

It's a bit of a different story with this Kardashian, as she experiments with her look more frequently, but maybe she's just trying to accomplish the same thing as we are with this slideshow: to prove that girls can do both. 

Miley Cyrus

Her platinum crop become a signature for a while. 

Natalie Portman

Never forget her V for Vendetta buzz cut (that grew out into an ace pixie). 

Scarlett Johansson

Long or short, her hair is always stunning. 

Kristen Stewart

KStew = one of the coolest, shortest heads of hair in the game—especially after she buzzed it. Kind of weird to think of her with anything else, but maybe you were into it? 


Nobody in Hollywood loves playing with her hair more. And nobody better exemplifies the point that it's not about thinking if you can pull it off—it's about just going for it. 


Do we have to choose?