The Questions We’ve All Asked About Short Hair
Thinking about taking the plunge with short hair, or awaiting an influx of queries from crop-curious clients? We’ve got all the answers you need to the most commonly-asked questions about short hair…
1. How Do I Know if Short Hair Will Suit Me?
Let’s clear one thing up: everyone can pull off a short hairstyle, providing they find a cut and length that perfectly suits their face shape. Here’s how…
- Short Hairstyles for Oval Faces: Because their features are perfectly in proportion, anything goes for people with an oval face shape. Side-parted pixie crops, long bobs, buzz cuts… They can pull off every short hair look in the book.
- Short Hairstyles for Round Faces: Those with a wonderfully-feminine, rounder face can use short hair to lend definition or lengthen their features. Look to add height at the crown or try snipping in a side parting and side-swept bangs.
- Short Hairstyles for Square Faces: It’s easy to soften the edges of a square-shaped face, while enhancing all that natural, elegant structure. Simply swap ultra-short, blunt cuts and sharp angles for chin- or shoulder-length bobs that feature tousled layers.
- Short Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: People with a heart-shaped face tend to have a wider forehead, incredible cheekbones and a narrow chin. For this reason, they suit Mia Farrow-inspired pixie cuts, short bobs and side-parted styles, to name a few.
2. Is Short Hair Better for Fine Hair?
When considering short hairstyles for fine hair, know that there’s no ‘one perfect cut’ for thinner locks. However, short styles can help to make fine strands appear thicker, while longer cuts tend to make a lack of volume look more obvious. To further enhance the body-boosting powers of a short ‘do, add a few choppy layers for texture.
3. Does Short Hair Work for Thick Hair?
Put simply: yes. All hair textures tend to pair perfectly with a shorter ‘do, and thick, lustrous locks are no different - providing you get the length just right. Some of the best short hairstyles for thick hair include a classic bob, a lob (long bob), a wob (wavy bob), a face-framing pixie and asymmetrical, chin-length cuts.