Short and Extra Short Hairstyles
- Actress Julianne Hough recently made a major change by saying Goodbye to her long hair.
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Short hair is perfect on hot summer days as it leaves your neck exposed, keeping you cool in the sunshine. With short styles in vogue, cutting your long hair maybe easier than you think. Read on for advice on what short do would suit you and look through our gallery for some style inspiration.
Cutting off your long hair may not be an easy decision given the time it takes to grow. However, an easy short hairstyle may actually provide you with the style you always wanted. Additionally, if your long hair has split ends, a short crop can make it look healthier as the ends simply get cut off.
Short hairstyles also draw attention to the face, complementing its features. Some may worry that a short haircut would make them look more masculine, however makeup and jewellery will enhance the femininity. Countless actresses and models demonstrate how attractive short hair can be so why not experiment with your look.
Step by Step to a Short Hairstyle
Before you cut your hair, you may like to find out whether this style is the right style for you. There are longer pixie and Garcon haircuts as well as short bobs, which you may like to use as stepping stones towards razor short hair. This still gives you a chance to step back from a hairstyle that may not be right for you. Or you may just want to take the plunge and go straight for a very short style!
What kind of Short Hairstyle is Right for You?
Before deciding on a short hairstyle, analyse your face shape to help you choose the best cut for you:
Round faces: Asymmetric pixie cuts with volume on top are ideal for round faces as this will make them appear narrower.
Angular facial features: Undone bobs flatter angular faces. Layering tends to soften sharp chin lines while fringes cover square-edged foreheads.
Oval faces: Almost all short haircuts look terrific if your face is oval. Sweeping fringes across the forehead make all short haircuts appear softer and more playful.
Heart-shaped faces: Bobs with fringes and outward styled waves flatter heart-shaped faces.
Look through our gallery for a variety of short and even shorter hairstyles. You may even find your new look.