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4 Most Shocking Short Celebrity Haircuts

Jennifer Lawrence hair was arguably the year's biggest star

By Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Contributor

In 2012, a new Miley Cyrus haircut stole headlines. The Hannah Montana star traded in her long, brown locks for a platinum blond pixie haircut — and the Internet went crazy.Of course, the world soon learned that the pixie cut was only the beginning of the Miley Cyrus transformation.

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But it was only the beginning of surprising short celebrity haircuts too. In fact, several surprising short celebrity haircuts have generated their own buzz in 2013. Two recent ones: a new Jennifer Aniston haircut and a new Reese Witherspoon haircut.

News of a Jennifer Aniston bob haircut broke last month when the Friends star axed around six inches off her signature hairstyle. A new Reese Witherspoon haircut didn’t come long after, with the actress also switching to a bob in 2013.

While those new short celebrity hairstyles were surprising, though, even Jennifer Aniston’s short hair was tame compared to the changes a few other celebs made this year. Take a look at the four most shocking short celebrity haircuts of 2013.

New Jennifer Lawrence Haircut Steals the Show In 2013

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We all knew that Jennifer Lawrence — popularly nicknamed “J Law” by fans and the media — would steal headlines this year. But who knew that Jennifer Lawrence’s hair would also be a star in 2013?

Well, just a few weeks ago, Jennifer Lawrence — the lead character in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — debuted a new haircut. And it put the buzz around last year’s Miley Cyrus haircut to shame. In fact, the new Jennifer Lawrence haircut of 2013 was actually was a CNN breaking news alert!

Jennifer Lawrence, sporting her new short hair, joked about it on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, too. “Can you imagine, getting your haircut and then finding out about it on the news? That was the weirdest thing that has ever happened to me,” Lawrence said, in her typical down-to-earth persona.

And while not everyone was a fan of the new Jennifer Lawrence haircut, the general response was more positive than it was for the Miley Cyrus pixie cut. Of course, in the eyes of many fans, J Law can do no wrong.

Short Beyonce Haircut Surfaces in 2013 … But Is Short-Lived

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A new, shocking Beyonce haircut in 2013 also turned heads, but only for a hot second. In August early, Beyonce’s short haircut was revealed via Instagram (of course). In a similar vein of the Miley Cyrus haircut, Beyonce’s short haircut was a blond pixie cut.

By mid-August, though, the new Beyonce hairstyle was already history.

Yes, the star was soon was spotted pushing daughter Blue Ivy and rocking yet another new ‘do. Although it was still a short haircut in comparison to her long, flowing mane, the Beyonce bob wasn’t as dramatic as the Beyonce pixie cut.

And that Beyonce hairstyle didn’t last long either.

Still, the short lifetime of a super short Beyonce haircut made it all-the-more shocking.

Unexpected Keith Urban Haircut Comes in 2013

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Surprising short celebrity haircuts weren’t limited to the ladies this year. Forget about the Jennifer Lawrence haircut or the Beyonce haircut — many folks were far more surprised when news of a Keith Urban haircut began circling.

Keith Urban — the country star and American Idol judge married to Nicole Kidman — is known for a shoulder-length mullet-style haircut complete with highlights. But late last month, Keith Urban followed the trend of short celebrity haircuts and debuted a pixie cut, I guess, of his own.

“Snow ain’t the only thing falling in Nashville today,” Keith Urban tweeted after debuting his short haircut on the social media platform.

While the Keith Urban haircut didn’t turn quite as many heads as the Jennifer Lawrence haircut, for example, it did strike a chord with loyal country music fans. The week or so after pictures of the new Keith Urban haircut surfaced, it was the leading story for countless country radio stations.

Pamela Anderson Haircut Turns Heads in 2013

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To round out of list of the most shocking short celebrity haircuts for 2013, though, we’re back to the women. When most of us picture Pamela Anderson hair, we think of the big, blond ‘do from the star’s Baywatch days — complete, of course, with a good bit of cleavage.

But photos of short Pamela Anderson hair began making headlines in late October. The new Pamela Anderson haircut was yet another blond pixie cut … although she dyed her locks brown not long after.

This short celebrity hairstyle debuted right before Anderson ran the New York City marathon, leading Ellen Degeneras to ask the star if she cut her hair to be more aerodynamic.

But apparently there’s more to the new Pamela Anderson hair than that. “I just thought my hair had had a life and I kind of wanted to put that behind me and start fresh,” Anderson said.

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