Over the past decade or so, it is more acceptable socially for women to sport shorter hairstyles. Everyone from celebrities to the average woman on the streets can be seen rocking awesome short hairstyles.
Short hairstyles have always been polarizing. They will either make you look like the belle of the ball or they will make you look like the girl with weird short hair who no ones wants to be seen around with.
Not knowing which end of that spectrum you will fall after getting a short hairstyle can be quite distressing and god forbid a few negative comments on it and your confidence can plummet to rock bottom.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT A SHORT HAIRSTYLE?
As a woman, you will often get asked that question. Heck, you will find yourself asking it often.
So is that a rhetoric question suggesting that getting that short haircut was not such a smart decision after all? Well not really.
There are ample of good and strong reasons as to why you would want to rock some shorter hair and they are as follows:
Easy to maintain
Less salon trips
Makes you stand out from everyone else
Less product and styling
Makes you a rebel
Conveys power and authority
Makes you cool
SHORT HAIR & YOUR FACE
Which means you will need to have a thin and lean girly bodytype and a thin neck and overall feminine facial features.
You will also need to have a well defined and sharp jawline but not too masculine like a male bodybuilder. This could mean dropping your body fat to extremely low levels to achieve that female model like face, which is something quite unhealthy by itself.
Your other facial features like eyebrows, eyes, nose and lips too need to be extremely feminine. If you are not gifted with extremely feminine body and face features, then you will be better off with longer hairstyles.
|The reason why asian women can carry off short hair so well is because of their extremely feminine facial & body features and straight hair|
A few other important considerations are your hairline and hair type.
Short hair can be used very well to hide a receding hairline or an overly big forehead. So make sure you and your stylist come up with something works in favour of your hairline and face type instead of against it.
Straight haired women will find it much easier to rock short hair rather than curly or wavy types. Curly and wavy hair can act totally different at different lengths and can be hard to style.
Also irrespective of your hair type, it is necessary that your hair be healthy looking since you hair will be the focal point of your personality if you decide to go short.
THE ASYMMETRICAL ANGLED BOB HAIRCUT
The angled bob is the most popular type of bob hairstyles and is a great choice for women with rounder face shapes. The sharp angled cut contrasts the softness & roundness of the face and makes for a great look overall.
SHORT HAIR IS VERSATILE: SPIKE IT UP OR WEAR IT DOWN
CHIN LENGTH PARTED & CURLY HAIRSTYLE
A VERY STYLISH SHORT PIXIE
A REBELLIOUS PERSONALITY DEMANDS A REBELLIOUS SHORT PUNK HAIRCUT
THE TOMBOY/FEMME LOOK
The undercut + pompadour look is not just for men. This girl rocks this look worn by guys usually, so well.
CAN YOU GO THIS SHORT?
A GREAT CHOICE FOR WOMEN ROCKING NATURAL HAIR
MEDIUM CHIN-LENGTH WAVES HAIRSTYLE
INSPIRINGLY SHORT & BEAUTIFUL
SHORT & CURLY
- Do not blantanly copy the hairstyles above without taking your face and hair type into consideration. If necessary carry along a photo of the hairstyle you desire to get and show it to your stylist.
- Also make sure to learn how to style short hair from your stylist. They will be willing to share useful tips with you. You want to look good everyday not just on the days you go to the salon. So don’t get scared to ask a question or two to your stylist. You’re paying them and most stylists are friendly actually.
BUT WHAT IF MY SHORT HAIRSTYLE DOESN’T LOOK GOOD?
There is always the possibility that your new short hairstyle won’t look good.
Well here’s the thing…
…irrespective of how bad you think it looks, it’s probably not that worse. Yes it will be different, but not bad as you think it is.
Since you and those close to you have grown accustomed to a certain image of you, you will get some comments and giggles about it. But that does not necessarily mean that your hair looks bad.
Just remember the golden saying that “You can’t please everyone, all the time”