As beautiful as long hair may be, it takes a ton of effort to maintain it – and don’t even get me started about it constantly dipping into food or clogging the shower drain. And even though making the decision to cut it short can be a tough one, it can also feel incredibly liberating.

Women who decided to take the plunge and cut their long hair are sharing their before and after pics, and they’re truly inspiring. Check out some incredible short hair transformations in the gallery below.

#1

Image source: serafima_matrosova

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Image source: haircut987

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Image source: thinhairthick

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Image source: elie_mrad_official

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Image source: hairby.kirstyj

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Image source: chopitoff

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Image source: shwetasha_paliwal90

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Image source: mila_kryshchykhina

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Image source: palomaribeirocolors

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Image source: donnyandhair

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Image source: saramay_level10

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Image source: kaela.renner

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Image source: chelseydhair

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Image source: coupesdecheveuxoriginales

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Image source: stevenpapageorgesalon

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Image source: skareje

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Image source: the_bob_haircut

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Image source: shornladies

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Image source: shearambitionhair

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Image source: talkingheadswithjanie