The Best Celebrity Buzz Cuts of All Time

  • Buzz cuts are a short hairstyle that will add an edge to your look.
  • Celebrities like Doja Cat, Halsey, and Joey King have all gotten the haircut.
  • See the best celebrity buzz cuts to get some inspiration for your own haircut ahead.

Over the last few years, many celebrities have been making the bold beauty decision to shave their heads — with some even going completely bald. Others have taken the "closely shaven" approach and are wearing their new shorter hair in an edgier style: a buzz cut.

With stars like Jason Momoa, Doja Cat, Ireland Baldwin, and Maisie Williams all being added to the buzz-cut fan club, it seems the closely cropped style is becoming quite the haircut trend. But if you're considering trying it yourself, there are a few things to note.

First, always err on the side of caution. "If you are unsure of the length of the buzz cut, start on the longer side," hairstylist Jennifer Korab previously told POPSUGAR. "It is important to communicate the length you are looking for." Michelle Cleveland, hairstylist and owner of Hair Addict Salon, agrees. "Considering just how short the hair will turn out with a buzz cut, I would be certain to tell your stylist what your goal is regarding length," she previously told POPSUGAR. "For example: 'I want to see skin' or 'I'd like to be able to still grab some hair.'"

While some of the aforementioned celebrities have gone under the clippers for roles in movies and TV shows, other stars have decided to get rid of their length in the name of style. If you're considering doing the same, ahead you'll see some of your favorite stars who have worn the daring haircut, as well as their reasons behind their decisions.

Additional reporting by Ariel Baker

Jason Momoa's Buzz Cut

Jason Momoa started off September with a fresh haircut. On Sept. 5, the "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" star shared a video on Instagram of him ditching his signature shoulder-length hairstyle for a buzz cut. In the clip, he says he's "shaving off the hair" as he holds up his recently cut braids, and explains the reasoning behind the change. "Doing it for single-use plastics. I'm tired of these plastic bottles, we gotta stop. Plastic forks, all that sh*t. Sh*t goes into our land, goes into our ocean . . . The things in our ocean, it's just so sad. So, please, anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastics in your life."

Maisie Williams's Buzz Cut

Williams, who has never been one to shy away from a hair transformation, posted about her buzz cut with a caption that hinted at the easy maintenance that comes with the style. Her Instagram caption hilariously reads, "washing head w facewash> #3in1girlie," and honestly, that sounds like a major perk.

Saweetie's Buzz Cut

Saweetie revealed her blond buzz cut on Dec. 24, 2021, while on vacation. In an interview with Kevin Hart for the latest episode of his show "Hart to Heart," which aired on Peacock on Aug. 4, Saweetie shared the reason behind her big hair transformation.

"In quarantine, I had time to do a lot of like self-reflection. I learned how to meditate, and through meditation I've had access to my higher self. And that gave me a whole new experience," she said. "I read that hair holds a lot of energy, so it's essentially the metamorphosis of Saweetie and Diamonté — caterpillar into butterfly."

Ireland Baldwin's Buzz Cut

Baldwin recently posted her buzz-cut transformation on Instagram, something she felt was "long overdue." Alongside the announcement, it was also revealed that the model also dyed her hair platinum blond. With a caption that reads "don't tell me I won't do something because I will," Baldwin went further into detail about her decision on her Instagram Stories.

"Do things that scare you. Do things that other people say you'll never do," she wrote. "My hair was destroyed by years of bleach and modeling and bullsh*t since I was 17. It's long overdue for a restart/refresh. I've always wanted to do this but I was always scared. Now that I don't care what other people think, I feel more beautiful than ever."

Doja Cat's Buzz Cut

Doja Cat recently shaved her head on Instagram Live, cutting her head into the buzzed hairstyle. "I feel like I was never supposed to have hair anyway," Doja Cat said on camera before also shaving her eyebrows. "I cannot tell you one time since the beginning of my life that I've ever been like, 'This is cool.'"

Prior to committing to the look, Doja Cat did a test run with the style with a two-toned pastel wig.

Michaela Coel's Buzz Cut
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Michaela Coel's Buzz Cut

Ahead of her role in "Ahead So Long," Coel decided to shave her head because there wasn't a lot of representation in media of dark-skinned women with short hair being represented as a love interest. "When I was growing up I never saw no girls that looked like me doing romantic leads," the actress told BET. "I was pretty determined to do it. And I knew when I get this job and I'm gonna shave my head and I'm going to turn up with no hair and they're gonna have to make it work."

Joey King's Buzz Cut
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Joey King's Buzz Cut

For her role in Hulu's "The Act", King shaved her head to play a presumed-terminally ill child. She loved it so much, she shaved it a full three times. The actress told Allure magazine that the cut didn't bother her. "I've never really had an attachment to my hair. I couldn't care less what happens to it," King says.

Amber Rose's Buzz Cut
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Amber Rose's Buzz Cut

Model and sex-positive advocate Amber Rose has been wearing her hair in a short platinum buzz for years and the style has become a part of her signature look.

Kate Hudson's Buzz Cut
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Kate Hudson's Buzz Cut

Kate Hudson also shaved her head for a film. She told Jimmy Kimmel in 2017 that she was worried about how her head would look. "Oh! What is the shape of my head going to look like?" she told Kimmel she'd thought to herself. "I really started to panic." Luckily, she pulled off the style flawlessly.

Halsey's Buzz Cut
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Halsey's Buzz Cut

Halsey is fearless when it comes to experimenting with their look and has worn their hair in braids, multicolor hues, and close shaven. Naturally, the beautiful star looks great in all of them. In December 2019, she shared a photo of their short, natural curls, giving fans a look at the progress they'd made with growing out their hair, but several months later in October 2020, the singer revealed in a viral TikTok that they had shaved their head once again.

Amandla Stenberg's Buzz Cut
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Amandla Stenberg's Buzz Cut

Stenberg starred in a movie called "Where Hands Touch" about a biracial child in Nazi Germany, and shaved her head for the role. She joked in a since-deleted Instagram post that the look made her feel aerodynamic.

Kristen Stewart's Buzz Cut
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Kristen Stewart's Buzz Cut

In 2017, Stewart buzzed her hair for a role in the film "Underwater." Since then, she's experimented with keeping her look short, trying out different styles from pixies to lobs.

Natalie Portman's Buzz Cut
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Natalie Portman's Buzz Cut

Natalie Portman famously shaved off her hair for a role in "V is For Vendetta" in 2005. She looked so good, the internet would surely break if she revisited the look in the future.