Sexy undercuts are making a splash on the red carpet as more and more celebrities rock this trend with plenty of success, from pop stars to Hollywood A-listers. Whether they keep their hair long or short, the shorn side and back are definitely a growing trend.

If you’re looking for a little hair inspiration in order to get your own edgy look, check out some of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles. From Scarlett Johansson’s new look to celebrities like Kelly Osbourne and Ellie Goulding who’ve been experimenting with the undercut for a while, here are some really successful looks.

Scarlett Johansson

Five months after giving birth to her daughter, Scarlett Johanson showed up at the 2015 G’Day USA Gala and AACTA International Awards with a surprising new look. 

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Pairing a razed undercut with a sleek pompadour, the actress really rocked the look. While ScarJo actually shaved her head last year, her new hairstyle is definitely fresh.

Miley Cyrus

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Trying to leave her Disney child star image behind, Miley Cyrus experimented with more edgy hairstyles and ended up with a few of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles. Adding a color contrast between the darker shorn sides and the blonde top was an inspired choice for Miley, who rocked variations of the style for a long time.

Natalie Dormer

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“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer got her sexy undercut for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”, and her combination of a shaved side with long curly tresses on the other is both fresh and cool. The actress also added braiding into the mix, taking the look to a whole new level. While her cut is definitely extreme, Dormer made it look sophisticated on the red carpet.

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Rihanna Undercut Hairstyle

A true hair chameleon, Rihanna experimented with the hair trend with both long and short tresses, and she definitely achieved some of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles. For the shorter look, Rihanna contrasting colors as effectively as Miley Cyrus, but she kept her locks dark for a longer version, achieved with hair extensions.

Malin Akerman

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An even edgier interpretation of the undercut, Malin Akerman’s undercut is definitely more extreme. After going for long beachy waves for many years, the Swedish Canadian actress debuted a very daring version of the hairstyle, with a fade created with scissors instead of clippers. While the hairstyle looks shaved, then grown out, a lot more effort went into it.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson Undercut Hairstyle

Definitely one of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles, Rosario Dawson’s cut is a bit longer, keeping her look very feminine despite a shaved side. The side-swept undercut style is definitely bold, but it suits the “Sin City” actress perfectly. Unlike Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston and Khloe Kardashian, who’ve faked the undercut with braids, Rosario went all the way and took her style to the new level.

Tilda Swinton

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The actress has always impressed on the red carpet with her slightly androgynous style, but Tilda Swinton also managed to pull off the undercut trend much better than bigger stars. Her golden hair is definitely suited to the hairstyle, whether it’s side-swept of combed back.

Kelly Osbourne

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Rocking some of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles for years, Kelly Osbourne stands out even more thanks to her purple hair. The “Fashion Police” host has also experimented with undercuts while her hair was black, but the perfect proportions and the bold hue create a striking effect.

Ellie Goulding

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Whether her tresses are platinum blond or pink, Ellie Goulding always looks great with the undercut too. Going for a flattering side-swept undercut, the English singer keeps is edgy and sophisticated, whether she’s sporting contrasting colors or a single shade.

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Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd Undercut Hairstyle

Another English singer who’s perfected some of the best celebrity undercut hairstyles, Cher Lloyd has turned the daring hairstyle into her signature style. With one side shorn, and the other covered in long curls, the singer perfectly captures the appeal of this trend, staying feminine while also adding a little edginess to her look.