Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Taking the Plunge: Short Hair!

A cute and comfortable short hairstyle is something many women are dreaming of, but ... it's such a big step! And indeed, it is a drastic step if you have long or very long hair. All the sudden you will have to live without the little "curtain" you have been hiding your face behind for all those years. The "blanket" that kept your ears and nape warm will be gone. Getting rid of your long locks can be a very difficult decision. Some women will get them cut without hesitation, for others it will be a very tough decision. If you go for it with an open mind getting your long hair cut short can be a thrilling and very interesting experience
You will not only look different, but also feel different after the haircut! Your hair makeover will also make you feel different as a person. Many women that get their hair cut short all de sudden change their wardrobe also, to make the new look complete. The most difficult moment of the long to short makeover process is when you sit in the hairdresser's chair, looking at yourself in the mirror and realizing that it is only a matter of minutes before your long locks will be hitting the floor. Don't think of the scissors and clippers as tools to cut your long hair off. Consider them as tools that will bring you a completely new and thrilling look. If you are not ready for a real short hairdo yet, then you might consider a medium length hair style first.
once your hair is short. There are so many attractive short hairstyles you will be able to choose from. You will be amazed to see how pretty you can be with a trendy short crop and wish that you would have gotten rid of your long locks a long time before.
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Woman with medium long hair
Woman with a young short haircut
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As many short haired ladies will confirm, a whole new world of possibilities opens up Get advice from your hairstylist before choosing a short hairstyle for yourself. First she will define what your face shape is and then give you proper advice. There are many different face shapes (oval, round, rectangular, pearl shaped, heart shape, diamond, square) and her advice will strongly depend on that.
After she tells you what the suitable styles and lengths are for you, it will be up to you to make the final decision: short or ... very short. Go for very short if you are courageous. With short haircuts "less" is mostly "more". A couple of centimeters less hairlength can be the deciding factor to make a haicut look really stunning!
As already mentioned, the possibilities with short hair are endless. A gamine crop looks youthful with feathery layers directed forward onto the forehead. You can spark it up with highlights. A short layered boyish short crop with a tapered nape is very adorable and a perfect way to wear straight hair. Slick it down with gel or wear it spiky for a sophisticated look. If you want to make a statement an angled bob with a shorn elevated nape is the perfect look. This buzzed nape look will certainly get you noticed! You can of course also opt for a sweet classic hairstyle and enhance it with contrasting colors. A face framing short bob with bangs can be very flattering and sexy.
Asymmetrical short haircuts are simply gorgeous, but of course only suitable for ladies with the right attitude. You'll have to make sure first that you'll feel good with this slightly daring look. When you are ready for an ultra short hair cut, then a pixie style might be just what you need. Wear it spiked or get some length through the top for a ruffled look. Use gel for a bold look.
If you have straight hair the possibilities with bobs are numerous and it is also quite easy to vary your look with only small differences in lenghts. A tapered bob with short bangs and fringey layers can be very charming. Light layering at the ends gives the hair extra swing. A couple of shorter pieces of hair around the face and a slightly angled neckline will make a bob hairstyle sophisticated. Experimenting with bobs can be fun and a nicely cut bob will never go out of style.