What short hairstyle is right for you? You're searching for a new hair cutting service or stylist, but you only want to explore options for shorter-length women's hair cuts. Before you select a stylist or choose a cut, take a look at what you need to know about short hairstyles.
What Are Short Hairstyles?
There isn't one universal short haircut for women. Instead, you'll find a variety of options to choose from. Common contemporary or trend-forward short-length cuts include:
The pixie. This sometimes super-short cut is a favorite of celebs such as Halle Berry and Zoe Kravitz. You can pair this cut with a longer fringe of bangs or barely there, off-the-forehead wisps. The pixie cut works with many different face shapes and is ideal for a woman who has an edgy, ultra-modern style.
The wedge. The wedge features a shorter-in-the-back, longer-in-the-front type of design. This style gives you a sweeping bang that you can part on the side—creating a soft swoop or gentle fringe.
The bob. This classic cut may feature bangs, a center part, or a side part. Unlike some other cuts, the bob works well with straight, wavy, curly, and coily hair textures.
Now that you know more about some of the most popular short haircut picks, it's time to take the next step and decide which one you should choose.
Which Short Haircut Is the Right Style?
There's no one-size-fits-all women's short hair style. If you're not sure which shorter option is the perfect pick, consider:
Your stylist. Is your hairstylist an expert in wedges, bobs, or another style? When you select a stylist, ask about their experience with shortcuts. Not only will this help you to choose the professional with the most short-style experience, but you'll also know that you can trust your stylist's expertise and opinions.
Your face's shape. Again, a pixie fits many different face shapes. But other cuts may look off with a narrow, heart, oval, or other shapes. Your stylist can help you to figure out which face shape you have and help you to complement it with the best short haircut possible.
Your hair's texture. Even though a bob may work well for many different textures, the same isn't always true for other short styles. Like face shape, your stylist can help you to better understand your hair's natural texture and explain how it will affect each type of cut.
Along with the stylist's opinion, your face shape, and your hair color, you also need to think about the look you want. The right short haircut can play up your personal style—giving you an edgy, modern, classic, romantic, dramatic, or other aesthetic.