Trendlooks 2016

Short Hair Cuts for Women - from Soft to Spiky

Short Haircuts for Women:  Charlène Wittstock
Layering around the neckline softens the contours of Charllène Wittstock’s masculine haircut
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The style of the cut can either make or break short hairstyles. Most women think long and hard before they decide on a short, boy cut. How short is too short? How much layering do you prefer? How many ways are there to style a boy cut? How awkward is the transition back to longer hairstyles? It's quite a big decision and we've selected a number of stars with short haircuts in our gallery, which may help inspire you for a new short do.

  • Cutting long hair short deserves some consideration, after all hair does not grow back overnight! You may also wonder whether short hair fits your face shape and style. Will your siblings introduce you as their little brother? Are you ready to make the new hairstyle fit your personality? On the other hand, short hair may draw the desired attention to your face and be a strong look in the workplace

  • Short Haircuts for Busy Women

    It does not take long to style short hair. The short hair of a masculine cuts dries quickly and can be easily pushed into shape without much ado. A little hair wax or volumising powder is all it takes to create a short hairstyle. This is certainly a good argument for a short haircut, which may give excessively processed hair a much needed rest. If you are a woman who makes up her mind easily and likes to experiment, it is easy to get rid of that long mane and try an entirely new look. Remember, variety is the spice of life!

    Are you already on the brink of cutting your hair short? The photos in our gallery will certainly help you make the next step. The stars and celebrities in our gallery look stylish and beautiful with their short hair, what more inspiration do you need?!

  • Gallery: Women’s Short Haircuts

    Women with Short Haircuts: Morena Baccarin

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    Women with Short Haircuts: The Fully Layered Haircut

    We are smitten by the way Brazilian actress Morena Baccarin (‘Homeland’) wears her short wavy bob. She looks young and sassy.  


    Tip: Long earrings look particularly beautiful with short hair and enhance the feminine character of this hairstyle

    Women with Short Haircuts: Miley Cyrus

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    Women with Short Haircuts: Short Hair with a Quiff or with Spiked hair

    One haircut - two looks: Miley Cyrus with quiff (on the left) and with spiked hair (on the right).


    Tip: The dark roots add an element of nonchalance to these two hairstyles

    Women with Short Haircuts: Audrey Tautou

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    Women with Short Haircuts: Curls

    Audrey Tautou looks young and sassy wearing this curly pixie haircut. The fringe is very short. Two slightly longer strands of hair cover part of her ears. It is easy to change from this haircut to a longer hair style.


    Tip: Apply some hair wax before shaping this hairstyle with your fingers. Tousled hair is part of this look

    Women with Short Haircuts: Janet Jackson

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    Women with Short Haircuts: Short Hair with Top Volume

    Janet Jackson looks a few inches taller with her loosely brushed back short hair with plenty of volume on top.

     

    Tip: Make sure that the hair on the side of the head stays close to the scalp. This will make your face appear smaller

    Women with Short Haircuts: Wolke Hegenbarth

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    Women with Short Haircuts: The Pixie Cut

    Actress Wolke Hegenbarth’s pixie cut is layered on the sides.

    Tip: Wear this hairstyle with a stylish side parting