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.
What style makes you feel most confident? Would you ever get a short haircut? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!