In all of its transformations and variations, the short hair style has always been numbered at the top of the list when it comes to versatility, style and manageability. No other style catches the eye quite like the short hairstyle and no other style makes the wearer look as professional, chic and sexy.
Short hairstyles worn by women are a fairly new style trend when compared with women’s styles in general. In fact, cropped styles only came to the forefront of fashion a little more than 50 years ago. Since that time, the short hairstyle has given women the freedom to express themselves in numerous ways. From the funky and spiked to the soft and feminine, the short hair style can be worn by any woman of any personality, style and age.
Short hair no matter what the age
It has long been a held belief that an older woman should wear her hair short to make her appear younger. While there is some truth in the belief that long hair tends to make wrinkles and flaws more noticeable, shorter styles and long hair styles can both be worn by women of all ages if they choose the right style to compliment their particular face shape and bone structure.
A good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to choosing a hair style to suit your age is to pay more attention to your overall appearance rather than focus too much on how old you are. For example: Trendy, spiked styles can emphasize flaws and sagging skin, but I have seen women in their 70s with exceptional bone structure wear these shorter styles and look amazing.
On the other hand, I have also seen younger women try to wear these same short hair styles and not be able to quite carry it off. So, if you want to wear your hair short, pay close attention to your face shape, build and style of dress before deciding how to cut your hair.
Short hair to flatter your face
I’ve heard it said many times by many people, “I always wanted to wear a short hair style, but I don’t look right with short hair” Ladies, this is nonsense. Granted, not every woman can wear every short style, but every woman can wear a short hairstyle that is tailor-made to compliment their face shape and beautiful features.
There are five basic face shapes: oval, heart, round, square and triangular. All of these shapes can be beautiful, but one is ideal: oval. No matter what shaped face you have, achieving the perfect look involves picking the right cut or short hair style that will make your face appear more oval.
To do this, you and your stylists can try different variations of popular short hair styles to compliment your individual features. For example: If you have a round face shape, you can still wear your favorite short hair style as long as you bring some hair forward on your cheekbones and wear a little height in the bang to give your face the illusion that it is oval.
The bottom line is that a shorter style is not for just a few who have been blessed with perfectly proportioned features. With the right short hair style, you too can sport trendy sexy cropped locks that will be guaranteed to turn a few heads.