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Short and Sweet: Wearing Short Hair

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The distinctive short hairstyle of singer Robyn creates an interesting contrast to her soft feminine facial features. The short undercut side hair and the longer top hair falling into her face ideally suit the round shape of her face
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Women wearing short hair may look feminine or stylishly boyish, sometimes casual and sometimes sleek. Whatever the style, short hair is alluring and sophisticated. Stars like Jenna Elfman and Ashlee Simpson take us through the gamut of short hairstyles. Contrary to widely held beliefs, women do not cut short their femininity along with their hair. Well-shaped short haircuts are sophisticated, they attract attention to the facial features, and bad hair days are a worry of the past. Now, what do you think of cutting your hair short? Please take a minute to admire our line-up of the most beautiful short haircuts of stars. The video by top hair stylist Armin Morbach shows you how short hairstyles are done

  • Quite often, we are even nervous about having the ends cut off our hair. "Please! Not too much!" We worry about having our hair cut by seemingly uncontrollable hands. There is also no reason to worry about looking too boyish. Short hairstyles look particularly sexy and feminine no matter which one of the many looks you choose. Whether you want to look extravagant and stylish or feminine and innocent, a short haircut can bring the desired result.

    Short haircuts look good at any age no matter what hair colour. Even fine hair provides enough volume for a short hairstyle without spending much time blow-drying while pulling your hair over a round brush. It is very important to fit the short hairstyle to the shape of your head.

  • Rationales for Cutting Your Hair Short

    Are you unsure about cutting your hair short? Here are a few good reasons for a short hairstyle:

    A Short Hairstyle ...
    1. ... makes you look confident: At work, women with short hair look tougher and more professional.

    2. ... looks dynamic: Short hairstyles appear more dynamic. Subconsciously, people assume that this also applies to your character.

    3. ... is versatile: Short hairstyles are incredibly versatile. You can style your hair in different ways as often as you like.

    4. ... is easy to maintain: Short hair does not require much time for blow-drying or styling.

    5. … reveals your personality: Short haircuts draw attention to your face and jewellery.

    6. ... keeps your head cool: No heat will build under short hair.
    7. ... makes you look younger: Dependent on the haircut, you may not need that face lift.

    8. ... gives you a head start on growing healthy hair: A short haircut provides a new start. It is a radical remedy for damaged hair.

    9. ... makes you unique: Women with short hairstyles are a minority.

    If your hair is quite long you may like to approach shorter hairstyles gradually. Your first step could be a shoulder-length bob. If this is still too risky you may like to try a mock bob or look at your image with short hair in computer animation.

  • Tools and Methods to Style Short Hair

    Few tools and little time are required to style a short hairstyle. Important tools are

    - styling mousse and styling wax

    - put away your blow-dryer

    - utensils to style distinctive eyebrows

    - wearing a layered hairstyle

    - regular trimming every six weeks

  • Styling Short Hair

    Short hair does not relegate you to always wearing the same hairstyle. You can create a new look every day. Hair clips and slides help to tame unruly short hair. Alice bands and hair jewellery create eye-catching style variations.

    In his video, top hair stylist Armin Morbach shows how to quickly modify short hairstyles over and again.

    The stars of our gallery line-up show you the most beautiful short hairstyles.

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  • Gallery: Stars Wearing Short Hair

    Short Hair: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

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    Short Hairstyle: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

    When singer and actress Ashlee Simpson started her career her hair was long and jet-black. Maybe she wanted to set herself apart from her older sister Jessica. The young mother now wears her light blonde short hair in various styles

    Short Hair: Sami Gayle

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    Short Hair: Sami Gayle

    Young actress Sami Gayle adds maturity to her image by wearing a short hairstyle. As you can see, short hairstyles can change a woman’s appearance to look more or less mature, dependent on the styling. The star in our photo is only 16 years old. Imagine that!

    Short Hair: Carey Mulligan

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    Short Hair: Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan uses her modern page-boy hairstyle to underscore her versatility. The accomplished actress would probably not look quite as special with longer hair. With her short hair she has a style all of her own. The haircut seems to be invented for Carey’s young face

    Short Hair: Princess Charlène of Monaco

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    Short Hair: Princess Charlène of Monaco

    A few months after exchanging wedding vows with Prince Albert, the former athlete swimmer Charlène cut her long hair short. She now wears a short haircut, which is reminiscent of Twiggy. Nevertheless, she still looks like royalty

    Short Hair: Tilda Swinton

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    Short Hair: Tilda Swinton

    The long top hair makes the short haircut of actress Tilda Swinton look boyish and elegant at the same time. Over the years, the actress made this exceptional hairstyle her own. The hairstyle draws attention to the long line of her neck

    Short Hair: Viola Davis

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    Short Hair: Viola Davis

    US American actress Viola Davis coloured her short page-boy haircut in a rich shade of brown. The asymmetrical fringes and the extended volume on the crown and in the back of her head optically lengthen her face and make her look young

    Short Hair: Jenna Elfman

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    Short Hair: Jenna Elfman

    The short haircut makes actress Jenna Elfman look younger without face lift. The asymmetric fringed haircut is casual but still has a touch of class

    Short Hair: Morena Baccarin

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    Short Hair: Morena Baccarin

    Actress Morena Baccarin (known from science fiction series like ‘V’ [Visitors]) had her long dark curls cut down to a sophisticated short hairstyle. In an interview before she cut her rich curls, she worried that short hair might make her look like a boy. Obviously, there was no reason for such concerns. The Brazilian actress certainly did not lose any of her feminine appeal