How to Know if Short Hair Suits You

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.

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If you are someone who also wants to sport this short style but don’t know if it would suit you or not, then just read on.

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.

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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.

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, I would suggest you always talk to your hairdresser first.

As they are professionals, they will guide your way to the most gorgeous cut you have ever sported.

Check these actresses with short hair!

2. Don’t Forget Your Hair Texture and Type

Hair Texture and Type

Another important factor to keep in mind is your hair type [1] 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.

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.

Check: Curl Short Hair With Flat Iron

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’nt have the same effect you are looking for.

Similarly, some short style looks extremely appealing on black-colored hair rather than blonde or highlighted ones.

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

Short Hair Maintenance

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.

A 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.

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 be that perfect for short hair.

For example, you need to pick small flat iron (not more than 1 inch) for short hair.

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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 [2].

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.

Final Words

Now that you know everything you should know to find out if short hair would look good on you or not, we think it’s time that you decide whether to chop off your luscious manes or keep them intact.

The decision is yours.


How To Know If Short Hair Suits You


  1. This is just amazing. I never knew that someone could actually write an article based on whether short hair suits you or not. I wonder where do you guys get such versatile ideas to write articles on. Very impressive. Keep up the good work and keep informing us about the different aspects of hairstyles and haircuts.

    Ok, praises aside, I would like you to clarify something. Throughout my life, I have known that long tresses are difficult to main and require a lot of care. However, in this article, you have mentioned that short hair requires regular maintenance. Which is true? I am really confused. Please help me here.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Dear Kim,

      First of all, thank you very much for your sweet words. We are overwhelmed with your response.

      Secondly, both the statements are correct in their own rights. Short hair requires maintenance in the sense that it requires regular trimming to hold its shape. On the other hand, long hair needs rigorous care because you want to keep it clean, silky, and manageable.

      We hope that this would help you to understand better.

      • Thank you very much for taking out the time and explaining it to me. you guys are just awesome. Keep it up.

  2. Such an unnecessary piece of writing. Anything that comes in your mind you just put it on this site. I don’t find this article at all helpful or informative. A total waste of time.

    I would suggest you come up with some constructive ideas to write about so that your readers feel interested to read them and learn from them.

    Please don’t write only for the sake of writing.

    • Dear Esmeralda,

      Thank you very much for taking out the time and giving your feedback. We appreciate our readers’ response. It helps us to think and write better.


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