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Nov 17, 2010

How to find the right short hairstyle

 Every couple of years a beautiful Hollywood starlet cuts her hair short, looks amazing and the this hairstyle becomes trendy agian.

This year the trendsetter is the "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson. To be honest, when I first saw her new hairdo I wasn'n sure whether I liked it or not. However, her recent appearances on the red carpet and some magazines have made  me love it. Actually, I love it so much that I wish I had the courage to go short.

 I bet many of you ladies have thought about that at some point. If you like that style but don't know if you could pull it off, read bellow and find what's the best short haircut for your face. 

Why should I go short?
  • The right cut will show off you best facial features and make your beauty shine brighter.
  • The short styles are forever simple  ready-to-go hairstyle.
  • It is great for summer.
  • Easier and quicker to fix in the morning or when you're going out.
  • Takes less time to wash and dry.
  • Easier to manage and experiment.
  • No more tangling and damaging your hair while brushing. 
  • Uses less, if any, hair products to get it to stay in place and look good throughout the day.
  • People can focus on your face and not the mass of hair on your head.

What is the best short hairstyle for me?

 When choosing a haircut the most important factor is your face shape. Please focus on yourself rather than your favourite celebrities, unless you are their doppelgangers.

If you're not sure what your face shape is, here is a guide:

  The quick way is to print out a passport-suitable photo (straight face, nothing in front of you)  of you and draw a figure around your face as similar as possible to circle (round), oval, heart/triangle, square or rectangle (long). The form that best fits you is your face shape. 
  Another way is to measure your face's length and width and compre them. If your face is oval, the lenght should equal 1,5 times the width. For round - the lenght is (almost) the same as the width and there are no sharp angles. Long face is longer than 1,5 times it's width. Heart-shaped face is narrow at jawline and gets wider towards the forehead. Square - as long as wide with defined angles. 

Oval Face Shape

Morena Baccarin 
An oval face is the most versatile shape you can have, almost any style or cut, long or short, will suit you. The best short cut for an oval face is a cute pixie cut with a soft fringe, style can be worn as a straight smooth cut or with soft curls and spikes. Oval shaped faces should try avoiding having extra long hair to avoid giving you a long face.
Long Face Shape

Kate Beckinsale
The idea with a long face is to create the perception of width by making your face look fuller. Width is created in a number of different ways, for short hair it’s best to have a chin length bob, softly layered or curled on the sides and a soft side swept bang. Chin length styles give the illusion of width as well as curls and layers. Side swept bang is soft and downplays a long forehead. Avoid short cuts that add volume on the top of the head, as it will give your entire look more length instead of width.

Round Face Shape

Short hairstyles are a little difficult for a round face; the idea is to try elongating the face, for this you will need to keep your hair length just (or longer) past the chin. A long bob is ideal, but avoid too straight a cut or an extremely curly cut, as this will only accentuate the roundness of your face. For a long bob just past the chin add very soft waves or layers (try keep the top part of the hair flat with waves starting past the ears) to add height to the style.

Square Face Shape

Agyness Deyn
For a square face the idea is to downplay your strong jaw line. The best short style is to keep the hair very short and spiky. Avoid bob’s and bangs as this will only make your face look squarer.

Heart/Triangle Face Shape

Jennifer Love Hewitt
The heart shaped face is also known as triangular shape because you have a broad forehead and narrow, pointy chin. A short cut should highlight your eyes and cheekbones, use long side swept bangs or brow-grazing fringe to achieve this.


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