Edgy, short hairstyles can be just the thing to get you out of a hair styling rut. There is something about cutting off several inches or more that leaves many women feeling lighter and freer after a funky, short cut. Most short cuts are low-maintenance, freeing you from hours spent in front of the mirror with blow dryers and flat irons. If you’re ready to take the plunge into a modern, short hairstyle, here are some tips that will ensure you end up looking and feeling fabulous.
Work with What You’ve Got
When looking for ideas for your new cut, keep in mind your hair’s natural type and texture. For example, light, wispy bangs are probably not a reality for you if you’ve got course, curly locks. You’ll have better luck if you work with nature, rather than try to fight it. Fortunately, a good stylist can help you achieve a funky, fresh look that will work with your hair’s texture, so no matter what type of hair you have, you’ll be able to find something that will work for you.
Consider Your Face Shape
With any hairstyle, it’s important to take the shape of your face into consideration. For example, a few chin-length layers will compliment a heart-shaped face, while a side part and layers at cheekbone length can soften an angular jaw line. If in doubt about what will work with your face shape, talk to your stylist.
Put Your Best Features Forward
Short, edgy cuts can be a great way to draw the eye to your best features. Do you have a long, lovely neck? Show it off by buzzing the nape of the neck extra short. If you have beautiful doe eyes, some long spiky, side-swept bangs can make them stand out. If you’re lucky enough to have gorgeous cheekbones, a super short cut can make you look fabulous.
Last but not least, make sure you go to a stylist you trust, particularly for a drastic cut. Ask friends whose hair you love for recommendations, and talk to a few stylists before you choose one.