Short hair is a big craze in the new decade. From your favorite celebrities to the girl sitting next to you, every other fashionista is flaunting this haircut to up their style by several notches.
If you are someone who also wants to sport this short style but don’t know if it would suit you or not, then this piece of writing is just for you. In this article, we have discussed some of the prominent factors (face shape, hair texture, hair color) you must keep in mind in order to find out whether a shorter haircut would suit you or not.
Eager to know them? keep on reading!
1. Consider Your Face Shape
Your face shape plays a very crucial role in determining if short hair would suit you or not. If you have an oval-shaped face then it’s most likely that almost all haircuts and styles would suit you. However, whenever your face is round, heart-shaped, or rectangular, you might need to be a little careful when choosing a short haircut for you as it might be quite tricky as all the short styles might not accentuate your face shape gorgeously.
To flaunt the best short haircut that would suit your features the most, we would suggest you to always talk to your hairdresser first. As they are professional, they could guide your way to the most gorgeous cut you have ever sported.
2. Don’t Forget Your Hair Texture and Type
Another important factor to keep in mind to find out if short hair suits you is your hair type and its texture. The cut that would suit you the most greatly depends on these factors. With various types of hair (straight, wavy, curly, and natural) and equal types of hair texture (fine, thin, medium, coarse), it can be said that not all the short hairstyles are meant for every type and texture of tresses.
If you are someone with fine, straight hair strands, a short haircut like a voluminous bob or shag would be an excellent choice for you as it not only lightens the weight of the tresses but also adds the required oomph and body to the otherwise flat tresses.
On the other hand, if you have very thick and wavy hair, it might be quite tricky to flaunt a shorter hairstyle as it might seem unflattering. However, if you are willing to chop off quite a lot of your tresses, then a hairstyle like Zoe Kravitz’s choppy pixie cut or Ruth Negga’s short natural curls would suit you perfectly.
3. Keep in Mind Your Hair Color
Yes, in addition to your face shape and hair texture, your hair color also plays a role in determining whether a short hairstyle is for you or not. For instance, if you don the famous “Rachel” haircut from the popular TV series “Friends” and you don’t have highlights on your tresses, then it would never have the same effect that you are looking for.
Similarly, some short style looks extremely appealing on black-colored hair rather than blonde or highlighted ones and that’s why you must also take into account the color of your tresses before deciding if it suits you perfectly or not.
4. The Maintenance Factor
If you are someone with a busy lifestyle and little to no time to groom your hair, then shorter tresses might not be suitable for you. We are saying this because short haircut is very high-maintenance and requires regular trims (at least once in a month) and cares to maintain its shape and look.
The haircuts with bangs require even more touch-ups. In roughly every couple of weeks, you would need to shorten them to maintain their appearance.
Regular maintenance sessions not only ask for a lot of your time but also increase your expenditure because of regular salon visits. Hence, if you don’t want to go through these experiences, then a short, sexy yet comfortable hairstyle might not be your cup of tea.
The hair tools are also different based on hair length. Hair Tools that are suitable for long hair will not perfect for short hair. For example, you need to pick small flat iron (not more than 1 inch) for short hair.
5. Try Out the John Frieda Rule
One of the most effective ways to find out whether a short haircut will suit your face or not is by trying out the popular John Frieda Rule. Celebrity hairstylist John Frieda developed the 2.25-inch rule in order to make sure that you know exactly if a haircut will accentuate your appearance before chopping them off.
For this interesting test, you will need a pencil, a ruler and a mirror. First, stand in front of the mirror in such a way that you can see the side of your face. Then place the pencil below your chin horizontally and the ruler under your ear vertically so that the pencil and the ruler create a “T” with each other.
Now measure the distance from your ear to the pencil and note it down. If the distance is less than 5.7cm, short hair will look fantastic on you. And if it’s over the 5.7cm range, we would suggest you stick to your long tresses as little manes are not for you.