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We’ve all fantasized about chopping our hair off at some point. While some of us muster up the courage to go short, others of us are forever standing with our toes over the edge, totally afraid to jump. Allow us to say that summer is a GREAT time to go short. Think of the cool breeze on your neck! Think of how that just straight up doesn’t happen with long hair!

If you’re sick of going back and forth, and need that final push of inspiration to book that salon appointment, here are a few of our favorite ladies talking about what life was like when they finally went short.

1. Evan Rachel Wood

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Growing up, somebody said I didn’t have the face for short hair. But I think your hair can change the way you feel about yourself. I cut my hair into a mohawk when I was 23. That was [five years ago], and I’ve never really grown it back. I felt such freedom.”

2. Taylor Swift

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“I actually cut my hair here [in London], in the O2 arena backstage. All my friends watched, including Ellie Goulding. I was planning it for six months. I was like, I’m doing it. I’m cutting my hair. I’m changing my hair for the first time ever.”

3. Halle Berry

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I love short hair — that’s me, that’s who I am. I just feel confident and feel like my best self when I have short hair.”

4. Miley Cyrus

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“I didn’t plan a haircut to change my life. I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life. There’s something about having no hair that it screams being confident.”