Short Hairstyles to Suit EveryoneHow to pick the right short hair for your face shape
Emma Watson is one of the celebrities that chopped off her long locks and went for a great new pixie haircut. Miss Watson stated that once the final filming for the last Harry Potter movie was over, she wanted to do something different. She had thought about cutting off her long hair for some time and when it was over she said it felt liberating. She announced her decision on Facebook.
There is not a woman out there who at some point has not thought about cutting off their long hair. One bad hair day after another and we find ourselves making an appointment with our hairdresser. However, when we arrive at the appointment, most of us wimp out and just get "the usual," our split ends cut off and a bit of a trim. The fact of the matter is, most of us want to be brave and go for that short look like Emma Watson did, but when it comes time we are terrified that it will not look good on us.
There is good news. No one should fear getting their hair cut short, because there is a shorter hairstyle that will work for everyone. It comes down to finding the right short haircut to suit the shape of your face. One stipulation is if you have long, thick, curly hair. This can be hard to tame into a short style and will be better maintained in a shoulder length cut. Wanting a shorter hairstyle with this type of hair is not worth the fuss when even a bit of rain can turn it into a frizzy mess.
Perhaps the best face shape to pull off any short hairstyle that you want. A pixie crop style will highlight your cheekbones and your eyes and a long angular bob will be the perfect frame for your face. Heavy fringes and hairstyles that fall into your face should be avoided because they will cover up the shape of your face and can have the appearance of adding weight.
If your face is round, you will want to opt for a layered hairstyle that will frame your face. It should finish just below your jawline. Along with the cut, a sweeping fringe will help your face appear thinner and define your cheekbones. One length blunt haircuts should be avoided as it will enhance the roundness of your face.
A great chin-length bob will help give the appearance of width for an individual that has a long face. Full style at the sides of the face will balance out the length of your face. However, it is important to avoid hairstyles that are long and parted in the middle as this will make your face appear even longer.
Tousled, textured bobs are perfect for softening the edges of a square shaped face. A bob will reduce the look of an angular jaw line. Cuts should not end at the jaw line as this will accentuate the square shape of the face. Instead, opt for a haircut that ends above or below the jaw.
Amazing cheekbones tend to be natural elements for women with a heart shaped face. For this reason, you will want to show them off by using a chin-length bob that has a playful fringe cut. This will help give a fullness around the jaw line where it is needed most. If your face is very narrow at the chin, you should avoid really short hairstyles that are top heavy.
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