Scarlett Johansson is all the short hair inspiration you’ll ever need
And we’ve rounded up 15 of her best short hairstyles to prove it
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / October 02 2019
Scarlett Johansson has been in the spotlight ever since she was nine years old and she starred in her first movie, North. Fast forward 25 years and she’s now the world’s highest paid actress of 2019 (thanks to one of her most recent and regular roles as the Black Widow in the Avengers series). She’s considered one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading ladies and she has tried just about every beauty look imaginable. Besides her signature plump pout, one of her most iconic beauty transformations was when she cut off all her hair in 2014 when she was pregnant with her first child.
Scarlett Johansson rocked short hair for a good five years. And she had us contemplating chopping off all our hair on numerous occasions. She knew how to work just centimetres of hair to look everything from sweet to sexy, edgy to elegant.
So for all you short-haired girls out there, we thought we’d wrap up the best Scarlett Johansson short hair moments. Bookmark these pictures for those days when you think you’re bored of your short haircut - ScarJo will have you feeling inspired.
Giving off total rock chic vibes, Scarlett brushed back her longer strands up top and slicked them into place with hair gel.
When: February 22, 2015
Where: 87th Annual Academy Awards
Nailing the perfect balance between feminine and edgy, the wispy texture of Scarlett’s side-swept fringe worked to soften the look.
When: April 12, 2015
Where: 2015 MTV Movie Awards
Scarlett isn’t just a pro at styling short hair in numerous ways, she also loves dabbling in different hair colours. Her dark undercut pops in contrast to her luscious blonde curls.
When: April 21, 2015
Where: "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" European Premiere
So much height
ScarJo is not afraid to add a few extra centimetres up top. We love how she’s managed to boost volume, without looking like she’s used a single hair product.
When: September 10, 2016
Where: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
The growing-out phase
The problem with a pixie cut is that awkward phase when your hair starts growing and you transition to a bob. Of course, Scarlett manages to make it look so good.
When: October 14, 2016
Where: Variety's Power Of Women Luncheon 2016
Curly up top
Putting that extra length she has at her crown to good use, Scarlett is proof you can still style loose curls on short hair.
When: February 26, 2017
Where: 89th Annual Academy Awards
Lots of layers
A good haircut can make a world of difference. Well-placed layers like Scarlett’s take all the effort out of styling short hair. Just wake up and go!
When: 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Where: February 26, 2017
Wild and windswept
This look is chaotic yet cool. We like!
When: March 16, 2017
Where: Ghost In The Shell World Premiere In Tokyo
‘90s frosted tips
Anyone else getting major ‘90s vibes from this ‘do? The dark roots and blonde tips, the volume up top and straight ends - it’s so noughties.
When: March 16, 2017
Where: Ghost In The Shell Japan Press Conference
Spiky and extra short
The shortest we’ve ever seen Scarlett’s hair, even without any hair to work with she still finds a way to make her hairstyle look amazing.
When: March 29, 2017
Where: "Ghost In The Shell" Premiere
Slick with a deep part
Putting Scarlett’s gorgeous face on full show, this would have to be the easiest way to style a pixie cut.
When: June 12, 2017
Where: "Rough Night" New York Premiere
Thick and brunette
ScarJo manages to get so much volume out of her short hair. We are in awe of her mad short hair styling skills!
When: April 23, 2018
Where: "Avengers: Infinity War" World Premiere
Who knew helmet hair could look so good? Well, if anyone can pull it off, it’s Scarlett.
When: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala
Where: May 7, 2018
Beachy and backcombed
Now in bob territory, we love the tousled texture she’s got going on.
When: September 17, 2018
Where: 70th Emmy Awards
Carefree with her natural texture let loose, that little flick at the end is a cute touch.
When: November 11, 2018
Where: People's Choice Awards 2018
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.