Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Cropped hair is making a comeback with the likes of Rihanna, Sarah Harding and Katie Holmes all rocking their short hair looks.

For her spectacular comeback Rihanna not only wowed us with the smash hit Umbrella but also with her new slinky bob. Rihanna, 20, proved she was a good girl gone bad when she rebelled against her label, Def Jam, by cutting off her lengthy locks. Rhianna told Allure magazine: "The label didn’t want me to do this look. But cutting my hair, it made me stand out as an artist. I don’t care who likes it- this is me.” Her drastic hair action was a bold move, but the cut proved to be as successful as Rachel’s from Friends with hair salons being pestered for the Rihanna hairdo.

Sarah Harding likes life in the fast lane so opted for a manageable yet rock ‘n’ roll hair style that lives up to her image. She ditched her preened mane with a cut which shows she means business. The dazzling blonde has experimented with different scissor styles ever since and achieves to stand apart from her Girl’s Aloud counterparts with a look not one of them dares attempt.

Mostly associated with being the homely girl-next-door Katie Holmes was an unlikely candidate to have a huge impact on the style scene. After a marriage to Tom Cruise and a little baby Suri she has dropped a few jaws with her revamped look. Not only did she upgrade her wardrobe but she braved a chin cut bob which brings back years to her face. Even adorable Suri has got in on the act with her own matching cut with side swept fringe.

Of course our dedication to short hair could not be complete without the original hair chopper herself. Without her influence some of these celebrities may never have found the courage to reach for the scissors. Victoria Beckham, creator of the ‘Pob’ was the first to neglect her treasured hair extensions by lopping the whole lot off. The ‘Pob’ leaves front layers around the face heavy and gradually gets shorter around the back. Posh reportedly chopped off the lot due to the damage the extensions were causing her hair, though we can’t help but feel it was to get away from those copycat WAGs!

Female First- Claire Williams