This morning, Nashville star Clare Bowen debuted a significantly shorter ‘do in a Facebook post where she looked almost unrecognizable. Although we love her new look, one might wonder what sparked such a dramatic cut. The 31-year old shared a heartwarming message where she explains being diagnosed with end-stage nephroblastoma as a child and why she decided to make the chop. Clare writes, “I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that’s not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It’s not what makes you beautiful either.”
We applaud the actress for sharing her inspiring message and we couldn’t be more obsessed with her new haircut. In the interest of celebrating women who look amazing with short hair, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite micro cuts here. Thinking about spreading Clare’s #BeautyWithin message? Which cut would you get? Let us know in the comments below.