Short hairstyles are a good way to reduce styling time in the mornings without sacrificing a fashionable look. The trick is finding the right short hairstyle to go with your personality and flair. The search can be made much simpler by turning to classic short haircuts that have stood the test of time.
The bob first became popular in the 1920s. Since that time, it has been a popular haircut worn by women, and some men, all over the world. This look has been worn by Rihanna, Madonna, Oprah and other celebrities. A bob consists of a blunt cut that is even all the way around the head. This classic look gives you a feminine swing of hair and needs little maintenance.
The wedge is a short cut with bangles that is tapered upward in the back with the sides cut longer and angled down. This cut is also known as “the Dorothy Hamill,” since the figure skater made it famous in the late 1970s. The wedge is similar to a bob in the aspect that it lets you still have some length while giving you the ease of styling that comes with short hair.
If you’re looking for a wash-and-go look, then the pixie may be for you. This super short look, worn by Julia Roberts in the movie “Hook” in the early 1990s, is a combination of long and short layers that rarely falls past the tops of the ears. It can be worn spiked, flat or a little messed for easy variations. Other famous women known for the pixie look are Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes. To pull off a drastically short look like this, you need sculpted facial features like a sharp chin or defined cheek bones.
The gamine, also called the “Twiggy” after the 1960s supermodel who made it famous, is another super-short look that is quite similar to the pixie cut. It is a cut that is shorter than the ears. Unlike the pixie, it is longer on top and gets progressively shorter as it reaches the hairline in the back. Once again, you need strong features to pull this look off. It is best worn on a woman of smaller stature.