Not many dare to go short. This is because although short hairstyles look chic, modern and edgy, they are tricky when it comes to styling. But then it's so much more practical for one whose job takes up most of their time. If you are planning to chop those tresses, here are the 5 latest trends to try out. There's one for every face shape and hair texture.
1. The Pixie –
This one's a classic. Popularized around the 60s, the pixie looks as attractive as it used to be. The hair is cut really short on the sides and back and left a little longer in the front. The modern pixie cut feature bangs and layers for a more textured look. It keeps it from lying flat. The pixie looks great on woman with thick, wavy hair and square, oval and heart-shaped faces.
Celebrity Inspiration: Ginnifer Goodwin, Anne Hathaway and Emma Watson
2. The Bob –
Compared to the pixie and pompadour, the bob is a longer in length. It hits at the jaw line with some going lower grazing the chin. There are different variants of the bob.
• Textured bob – The layers keep it from looking boring by adding volume. A fringe or choppy side bangs add more edge to the look. Women with thick and curly hair should avoid the bob as it tends to pouf up. Emma Stone wears the textured bob with oomph.
• Demi-bob – It gets its name from its longer length. It hits below the mid-neck but slightly above the shoulders. The Demi-bob looks flatters a round face as it elongates it. It is the option to go for if you have wavy hair as the layers fall well. You can seek inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow's Demi-bob.
3. The Pompadour –
The pompadour is brand new in the lineup of short hairstyle ideas for women. Let's say we've borrowed it from men. It is also called "faux hawk" or "quiff". Usually, the hair along the sides is shaved fine and some of it is swept upwards, away from the face and worn high, at the center of the head. This is a bold hairstyle and not everyone can carry it well.
Celebrity Inspiration: Miley Cyrus
4. Shag –
This hairstyle is causal, fun and flirtatious. There are lots of layers and choppy ends that give it its messy look. The good thing about this cut is that it suits almost all face shapes. It's great for fine hair as the layers create an illusion of volume. For this hairstyle you can experiment with the length of the hair. To style it, use a spray that enhances those textures. Avoid gels as they make the hair stiff.
Celebrity Inspiration: Alexa Chung, Jennifer Anniston
5. Short Crop –
The short crop is the shortest of short hairstyles for women. The hair is cut very close to the scalp more like the men have their hair cut in military training. Hence, it is also called the boyish crop. A short crop highlights a good bone structure. It is a not frills look without any fringe or bangs.
Celebrity Inspiration: Rihanna
So, make your pick. As a tip, before you go short, check out photographs of how the hairstyle looks. You should also consult a stylist for her opinion on what will look best for you.