Look Younger with Short Hair

Woman with short hair
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Does short hair really make you look younger?
 
There are no more rules for age-appropriate haircuts or lengths of hair nowadays. But there seems to be a certain charm in short haircuts that captivates women of all ages, and of course the men who admire them.
 
This kind of magic is not that miraculous at all; it can be understood by looking at its roots in aesthetics and also in psychology. It is the shape of the style that can turn a haircut into a "fountain of youth", but also the way this new hairstyle will make a woman feel is a huge factor.
 
Radiance makes us look Younger
 
Have you ever noticed that beautiful women radiate and just make you look twice? It doesn't matter whether they are young or old, what face shape they have, or how many wrinkles tell the stories of their lives. Beauty truly comes from within and a woman who feels great in her own skin, who is happy with her life, confident and of a positive spirit, will always radiate beauty. A haircut is just one small element, but one that should not be underestimated.
 
My grandmother used to say: “If your hair looks good, then it doesn't matter what you wear.” A good haircut makes us feel attractive, just like a pair of sinfully expensive new shoes. And short hair adds to our well-being on many levels. One is that it is just cute.
 
Short hair is practical; it keeps us cool, doesn't take long to fix, and gives us more time to enjoy the rest of our lives. And that's where the radiance comes in. It cannot be stressed enough: This very simple secret is that if you feel beautiful and happy, then you will radiate and others will pick up on it.
 
Over the last few decades something truly revolutionary has happened to short hair; it has become sexy. We have to thank creative hairstylists like Vidal Sassoon and the first women who donned their irresistible pixie cuts in the 1960s. Those haircuts are still just as alluring today as they were then.
 
Instant Face Lift with the right Haircut
 
Long hair, if not cut and styled correctly, can have an aging effect on some women, and that just has to do with aesthetics, vertical and horizontal lines, points of focus, and the balance of it all. If the hair is just parted and hangs down on both sides, it creates a vertical focus and adds more gravity to the face. Especially when the skin gets a bit softer along the jawline, this can be rather unbecoming. By wearing the hair short, the focus of the eyes goes upward, fine textures, wispy ends, and a little volume on top shift the entire weight of the look, and voila, ten years are gone!
 
Short haircuts with soft lines and cool textures are just as much fun to wear as they are to look at. They give a woman a feisty, confident edge, making her look self-assured, strong, and modern. They take the focus away from fine lines around the eyes or around the lips and the best part of all, they can be changed as the mood requires it.
 
You can go from nice girl to wild babe in seconds, just by changing the direction of the hair and since it is short and grows back quickly, changes in color are easier also, without the risk of damaging hair that took years to grow. So, all in all...shortcuts are fun. Fun makes us happy, and when we are happy, we are beautiful.
 
Just take a look at some celebrities who look good with their very short haircuts.
 
Ginnifer Goodwin
 
Ginnifer Goodwin with long hair
Ginnifer Goodwin's long hair - Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock
Ginnifer Goodwin with a pixie cut
Ginnifer Goodwin's pixie cut - Photo: Joe Seer/Shutterstock
Still a relatively young woman, the comparison of Ginnifer Goodwin's long hair and her charming short haircut demonstrate what this article is about. The lines of her face, her jawline and cheekbones are pointing upward with the short tresses, whereas in the first picture her expression is a bit more dull and indeed older.
 
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