Take one look at certain celebrities, such as Rihanna and Halle Barry, and you will see that short hair need not be boring hair. In fact, short hair gives you the option to try different colors and styling products that would fall flat in or damage longer hair. Short haircuts and short hairstyles often emphasize facial shape and features, so consider which features you want to highlight before choosing a new haircut.
Short-haired celebrities, like Ginnifer Goodwin, draw attention to their eyes with a classic pixie haircut. Most pixie cuts begin with a super short cut around the head and close to the sides, but leave wispy bangs that you sweep to the side. The bangs soften the look and also frame your eyes. Maintaining a pixie cut requires a trim every month or so.
For people who want short hair but have rounder faces, a bob haircut help makes faces appear longer and thinner. A bob that extends to your chin or slightly past it looks flattering. If you have straight, thin hair, add a touch of wave with large rollers and crinkling in some gel or a bob may look too flat or stringy. People with curly hair should not get bobs, as the single-length cut tends to make curls look too wide.
Messy Short Haircut
Break out of the prim look of tidy short hair by going with a bedhead look. Layered or asymmetrical hair provides the ideal hair type for the messy look. Wash and towel dry hair. Finger some mousse or gel through the top of your hair, tousling it to make it stick out in multiple directions. Air dry or use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer.
For a trendy short hairstyle, consider an emo-inspired hairdo. This look works well on straight or wavy hair. Begin with an asymmetrical cut, typically a shorter bottom and a longer top, or sides of different lengths. Dye the top half blond and the bottom half black, or consider a bright fuchsia or blue against a black base. Aim for a shaggy look, adding gel to the back of your hair to make it stick out or hair mud to long bangs to shape them.
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