Cream of the crop: The best short cuts of 2017 so far

Cream of the crop: The best short cuts of 2017 so far

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Text: Renée Batchelor

2017 is off to a fresh start with a host of head-turning short haircuts on some of our favourite celebrities. Here are five reasons to make the chop today

It's gone from rainy to scorchingly hot over a span of few weeks here in Singapore as 2016 crossed into 2017. And with Chinese New Year round the corner — have you made your hair appointments yet? — it's time to consider a spanking, new hairstyle. Giving us major inspiration was the leading ladies of the silver screen who are making their rounds at awards season such as at the BAFTA tea in Hollywood and yesterday's Golden Globe Awards.

From Michelle Williams' pure platinum crop to Ruth Negga's slicked-down curls, there are different styles for different tastes. A super short pixie cut looks so fresh on comedienne extraordinaire Kristen Wiig, while the dapper Evan Rachel Woods makes silvery-mauve quiff seem so modern especially when paired with a suit. Even if your hair is growing out slightly like Sarah Paulson, short hair can still look elegant centre-parted and left as is... sans any embellishment. Leave the overdone 'dos and flowing waves behind in 2016 and dare to take the plunge with a hairstyle that signals that you've made your — elegant and tastefully restrained — entrance.

Sarah Paulson

Ruth Negga

Michelle WilliamsEvan Rachel Wood

Kristen Wiig