with long hair desire a change once in awhile, and might experiment
with short hairstyles. Some short female haircuts may have an "all-sheared
off" look and can be cropped close to the head, whereas other
short female haircuts leave a bit of hair on the end for messy bun
or a chignon.
haircuts can be elegant or funky, curly or straight, and short hairstyles
provide at least as much flexibility as long hairstyles.
Many of those
who switch from long hairstyles to short female haircuts cite added
convenience and lower maintenance as reasons for the change. Although
long hair can always be swept into a bun, a ponytail or a French
Twist, the care involved in maintaining long tresses requires a
lot of time and effort. Short hairstyles are also great for warmer,
more humid climates.
haircuts, even if they are very short, can still be feminine. Curly
hair can look quite sweet in short hairstyles. You can create a
nest of tight ringlets if you:
- Shampoo and
condition your hair with solutions that will give your hair extra
- Work mousse
through your wet hair to bring out the curl
- Use wacky
curlers in your hair if it is not naturally curly and let your
hair dry for at least half an hour. Or, if you prefer, use a narrow-barrelled
curling iron, working with one inch sections of your hair
- Use a pick
to style your curls rather than a regular brush if you want an
extra curly look.
- Spray your
hair. For a "cute" look, decorate your hair with bows
and other hair accessories.
haircuts may be all one length or layered. A layered look adds volume
and more extreme layers can create a stylish "shaggy"
look with the help of mousse, a blowdryer and your fingers. Simply
work the mousse or gel through your wet or dry hair and coax the
hair into the style you want. Hold with hairspray.
The bob is a
classic choice and was among the first short female haircuts. Although
bobs caused a scandal in the 20s, it is a perennial favorite today,
and has taken many forms and variations.
The first bobs
were blunt cuts which made the entire length of the hair a bit longer
than the ears. Most early bobs were curled and the sides were pulled
back with bobby pins ("bobby pins" derive their name from
the famous hairdo). Today's bob can be layered or all one length,
with or without bangs. To style your bob:
- Leave your
bob completely straight for a blunt look. Use a good gel and comb
your hair straight as you blow dry
- For a page
boy bob, try curling the ends under, as well as the bangs, with
a large-barrelled curling iron
- You can create
a mostly straight bob with a flip in or flip out at the end by
wrapping the ends around a flat iron and "flipping it"
in the desired direction
- Try using
wacky curlers or a narrow barrelled curling iron for a "kinky
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hairstyles can mimic long hairstyles. It is possible to create mini-buns
or little chignons, provided that you have just enough hair to bring
back into a ponytail. Shorter hair can be more of a challenge to
work with, but the "messy" look is quite fashionable,
and you curl or straighten tendrils that don't fit into the sides
or into the chignon. Use pins that match your own hair and don't
worry about the strands that hang out, as long as the "messy"
look is intentional!