Choosing Short Hairstyles (2)

Anna Farris with short hair
Anna Farris - Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock
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Anna Faris and Amy Madigan
Seen in these photos, Anna Faris and Amy Madigan are wearing short hairstyles that fall at the longer end of "short". Yet the two looks are remarkably different.
Note how Anna’s fine, pale blonde locks are gently tapered at the ends to create soft edges. These soft, clean lines are great in that they flatter and frame her face and provide a clean, professional look that is also chic and stylish.
Amy Madigan with short hair
Amy Madigan - Photo: Everett Collection/Shutterstock
Amy Madigan’s hairstyle is of a comparable length but features a layered cut with a lot of deep texturing, creating deep points in the layers which enhance the color variations in her hair and allow for a flipped out styling in targeted areas where a little volume is desired.
The variations in the strands and the movement created by the twists and turns in the hair make a great frame for the face and help to draw focus to the silhouette as a whole, minimizing the signs of aging.
Milla Jovovich and Angela Bassett
The two hairstyles shown here, sported by Milla Jovovich and Angela Bassett, are shorter and both feature different degrees of wave in the hair.
Milla Jovovich with short hair
Milla Jovovich - Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock
For Ms. Jovovich, the curl is softened into a wave to soften her sharper features, while the volume of the hair gives a horizontal focus to her slender face. The sweeping line of the fringe perfectly frames the eyes and draws the viewer in to her piercing gaze.
Angela Bassett with short hair
Angela Bassett - Photo: Joe Seer/Shutterstock
Angela Bassett’s hairstyle is actually very similar, but her coarser hair texture requires a variation in the way her curl is handled to create the softness desired.
The layers in the hair are tapered into long locks which become shiny, soft tendrils framing her beautiful face. The soft sweeping lines and the shimmer and definition in the finish help to keep the eye drawn to the hair and minimize the appearance of the fine lines that belie her age.
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