What short haircut is right for me?
Depending on your face shape and how radically you want to change your look, there are many different styles to consider. A good place to start is by looking at the short hairstyles used by celebrities with the same face shape as yours.
There comes a time when every woman needs a total makeover from their usual look. It can be because of the necessity to create a new image for yourself, to close cycles, or just because you want to have fun with your looks. One of the most challenging and scary ways to change your entire look is to cut your hair short. The dread of cutting your hair short is that you may not magically return your hair to its original form if you don´t like it. It is definitely not a decision for the faint of heart.
So how can you determine what is the perfect short hairstyle for your particular face shape?
Here we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that may help you determine the best way of cutting your hair short and with style.
The Oval Face
Think of Charlize Theron and Cameron Diaz whenever we are dealing with an oval-shaped face. These women have rocked long and short hair in the most beautiful ways, and they can be a perfect guide for your own journey through short hair.
One of the most flattering ways to wear short hair if you have an oval face is to cut it short, and we mean short. If you have either wavy or straight hair, you can look amazing with a pixie cut without bangs, or really short ones. You can look gorgeous in hairstyle, and what’s even better, it needs very little maintenance.
The Round Face
Many people have the misconception that if you have a round face it’s impossible for you to get a pixie cut, but that’s an outrageous myth! There are women that can look beautiful with a round face and a pixie cut, such as the actress Ginnifer Goodwin from Once Upon a Time.
Goodwin is the perfect example of a round-faced woman who can look like a princess with her short hair. For those of you round-faced ladies out there, the best way to look like a goddess in a pixie cut is to cut it in a way that you can part your hair to one side, allowing the front of the haircut to be a little longer and so that it frames your face.
The Triangular Face
For a reference of a triangular-faced lady, you can think of the beautiful Victoria Beckham. She has been a fashion icon for the past decades, and you know you can trust her fashion sense. Because of how prominent the jawline is in people with a triangular face, it is often better to soften that jawline and bring a bit more attention to the temples and forehead.
There are two main ways to pull off the pixie cut in the most flattering way possible: the long pixie cut or the choppy pixie cut. Both of these hairstyles are a bit more edgy than the ones we’ve seen previously, but they look amazing on women with a triangular face. The long pixie consists in cutting your hair diagonally, leaving the front of the haircut longer. The choppy pixie is messier and it allows you to style your hair in various different ways.
The Diamond Face
If you have a diamond-shaped face, you have something in common with the talented JLO! Much like the triangular face, your jawline tends to be more prominent, but your cheekbones are also a strong part of your face. The diamond face is a bit trickier than others, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a pixie cut.
To be able to accentuate your features in the best way possible, you might want to try a short pixie cut with bangs that are swept to the side. You can also rock a really short bob with long bangs to be able to frame your face.
The Square Face
The famous actress, Olivia Wilde, is a perfect example of a square face. The best thing you can do in order to soften your features if you have a square face, is to add volume to your pixie cut and roughen it up. Some curls will also add texture to your hair and it can look beautiful if you cut it short.
Always aim to have an asymmetrical haircut, for it can enhance your features in a better way than if you have a sleek pixie cut. It is important that you ask your hairdresser for the appropriate layering for your haircut, so that your hair may have the perfect texture for a square-shaped face!
The Heart Face
Short hairstyles for women are perfect for heart faces. If you know you have a heart-shaped face, girl, you are in luck. This particular shape has chameleonic ability to rock almost any type of short hairstyle so we are gonna give you some pointers that might help you choose your style. Some artists that have the same face shape as you include Scarlett Johansson, Kate Hudson, and Reese Witherspoon.
For your type of face, you can go from a sleek (long or short) pixie cut, some asymmetrical curls to the side, or even a textured and modern pixie. Most short hairstyles will look amazing on you because of how dynamic your face shape is!