From a bob to a pixie cropped style, short hair remains a favourite of millions of women throughout the world. There is no doubt that short hair is easy to manage and maintain and versatile as well as being quickly styled for those who would rather get up and go in the morning than styling for hours, however many people also find that as much as they love their short hairstyles, they can tend to find them a little masculine.
However, with the right accessories and a few tips, there’s no reason why even the shortest of cuts can’t appear just as girlie and pretty as long flowing curls.
Walk into any jewellery or accessories shop and you’re likely to see walls and racks full of pretty accessories in every colour and finish you could imagine. Now you might think that you can’t possible wear any hair accessories because you no longer have the long hair you’d normally tie it into but you’re missing out on accessories which are perfect for short hair too.
Whether you try a pretty fascinator for an event or a night out or a clip or pin for a daytime special touch, you’ll find that you can transform a drab do into something pretty and unique.
Don’t discount the effect that headbands and hair ties can have on your hairdo either; just because your hair is short and doesn’t necessarily need hiding away from your face or keeping out of your way, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the decorative effect they can have.
Regular Cutting and Shaping
More often than not, the difference between a good and a bad haircut is the difference between a good stylist and one who isn’t good. A good stylist will consider your face shape and hair type when they’re cutting your hair and they’ll ensure that the style they give you is soft, feminine and suits you and your hair.
They might finish your hair differently using thinning scissors and a razor to get a feathered and choppy look as opposed to a blunt cut which doesn’t do your face any favours. Whilst a blunt finish might look harsh or severe on your face and neck, a feathered appearance and thinned hair which the two tools mentioned could give you, are more likely to provide a much softer finish.
For this reason, it’s extremely important to keep up with your haircuts and you might find that with shorter hair you’ll need more regular cuts than you would with longer hair – it could be that you’re going to the hairdresser every 6 weeks to keep your shape and style in the peak of it’s condition.
You’ll probably find that shorter hair changes the shape of your face and the make-up which suits it. You might find that your eyebrows need to be reshaped and that the current eye and lip make up which you use is either too soft or too harsh for your new hairdo and the effect it has on your face.
Mary George is interested in current affairs and blogs on fashion, short hairstyles and the latest hairstyles.