Are You Ready to Go Short?
Mary Jean GalvezOctober 4, 2017
Have you ever wondered how you’d look with short hair? Have you even been so bored or frustrated with your long locks that you’ve wanted to just cut off all of your length? Going short is a huge decision, so it’s important to consider a few things before you decide to take the plunge.
First of all, you have to honestly be ready for such a drastic change on many levels, including emotionally. Cutting off your hair is not something that should happen on a whim and should take some thought and planning on your part.
If this is something that you might be interested in, consult with your hairdresser to see what they think. Show examples of what you’re thinking and discuss your options but be open to their suggestions as to what’s best for your face shape and features, as well as what your hair can actually do. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach with short hairstyles, and they should be customized to fit your physical features.
You also need to take into consideration the increased amount of upkeep and effort needed each day to style. When your hair is short, you will need to have trims on a more regular basis. That’s just a fact, so be sure you are ready for it. Also, not all hair types are easier to style when they are cut short so take your hair density, condition, texture, and any problem areas (like cowlicks or difficult hairlines) into consideration, as well as how much effort you are willing to put into styling your hair every day. Be sure to ask all of these questions and be genuinely okay with the answers before deciding to cut.
Women who exude a certain amount of confidence can wear most any length of hair as long as it’s customized to suit their face shape, features, and lifestyle. Here are some suggestions for the right cut and length for you.
Going super-short, like with a crop, is a daring move that can bring out your eyes, extend the length of your neck and draw attention to your bone structure. It’s definitely not for those who are overly self-conscious or feel that hair length is proportionate to their own femininity.
Pixies offer some length on top so you can have some styling versatility yet they have the benefit of tightly cut sides and backs. They tend to be seen on active women or those who like to have fun with their hair. Although oval faces can wear almost anything, pixies can work well to help balance fuller jaw lines or to hide a lack of width at the temples or even high foreheads. For thinner or pointed chins or diamond-shaped faces, it might be best to leave a bit of wispy length in back to help balance.
Bobs come in all lengths, textures, and finishes (like the popular wavy bob), and can be easily customized to work with most any face shape or help draw attention to facial features. It’s also a great cut to transition your look over time. If you are new to the idea of shorter hair or hesitant to make the move, start with a longer bob and to work your way shorter as you feel comfortable. From there you can change the shape, go for a hint of asymmetry, add layering or fringe, or whatever your heart desires.
So, are you ready to have the “short” discussion yet? Set up your consultation today!