It's hard to say what we love most about Emma Watson: her career-defining role as Hermione Granger, her enviable fashion sense, or her killer confidence. In an interview in the October 2012 issue of Glamour, Emma Watson gave us even more reason to admire her when she said that she never lets the negative opinions of others affect her. When guys told her that it was a mistake to cut her hair short, the 22-year-old "Perks Of Being A Wallflower" star responded: "Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!"
Recently, Miley Cyrus became the latest celebrity to receive criticism after debuting a peroxide-blonde pixie cut. But Cyrus didn't let the haters get to her, tweeting about how good her new 'do made her feel. And just today, Rihanna -- always a fashion risk-taker -- stepped out in a new cropped haircut for VMA rehearsals.
Many female celebs have gone against Hollywood's traditional beauty standards and opted for short haircuts that make them feel confident and more like "themselves." Click through the slideshow below for eight quotes from celebrities about finding liberation by cutting their hair short.
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"If I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There's no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, 'Why did you do that? That's such an error.' And I was like, 'Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!' I've never felt so confident as I did with short hair -- I felt really good in my own skin." <em><a href="http://www.glamour.com/entertainment/blogs/obsessed/2012/09/emma-watson-talks-style-dating.html" target="_hplink">- Glamour Magazine</a></em>
"With short hair, you've got to be a little bolder, there's nothing to hide behind. So it made me bolder in my fashion choices... It's actually made me more confident as a person I think. I'm not sure why that is. But it has." <em><a href="http://www.uni.ae/2011/06/23/celebs-emma-watson/" target="_hplink">- University Magazine</a></em>
"Feeling so happy in my own skin." - <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/234898195845615617" target="_hplink">@mileycyrus</a>
"Never felt more me in my whole life" - <a href="https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/234835747201482752" target="_hplink">@mileycyrus</a>
"When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed." <em>- Vogue</em>
"Some people will think I'm a neo-Nazi or that I have cancer or I'm a lesbian. After all the crazy hairstyles I had to endure for the films, it's quite liberating to have no hair -- especially in this heat." - Natalie Portman
"I've really grown into it -- I feel like myself with short hair. And it's been a really long time since I had long hair, five years. Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair! I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it." <em><a href="http://thegloss.com/beauty/michelle-williams-has-a-poignant-reason-for-keeping-her-hair-short-877/#ixzz25iaiaLoY" target="_hplink">- Elle UK</a></em>
"I am my best self when I have super short hair. That's when I feel most like me and most confident. I've had long hair until I was about 18 or 19, when I first started acting. I would go to auditions and see every other girl in the room with long, curly hair - whether it be natural or weaved in. I remember thinking this isn't working for me. I have to somehow be different from these girls, so I cut all my hair off. I went to my manager's office and he almost had a heart attack. He said, 'You're never going to work. You are no longer commercial.' And I said, 'That's exactly it. I look like every other girl and they're never going to notice me.' Two weeks after I did that, I got my first acting job. It was 'Living Dolls' on ABC. They even said I was different. And it felt like me."