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Short and Extra Short Hairstyles

Short Hairstyles
Actress Julianne Hough joined the current hairstyle trend and said Good-bye to her long hair
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Keeping your neck exposed to cooling air and keeping a cool head on hot summer days is particularly easy if you wear your hair short. Putting scissors to a long mane may be slightly easier this year because short hair is in vogue. We show stylish short haircuts from short to razor-short

  • Cutting off your long hair may not be an easy decision given the time it takes to grow a long mane. However, an easy short hairstyle may actually provide you with the style you always wanted while supporting the health of your hair. Short hairstyles draw the attention to the face and help you embrace its beauty. There is hardly a chance that you will look like a man just because you cut your hair short. Soft feminine features, sensual lips, makeup and jewellery will make it impossible not to be attracted to your femininity. Countless very feminine actresses and models show how alluring short hair can be. Today, Julianne Hough is one of many actresses who cut their hair short.

  • Step by Step to a Short Hairstyle

    Before you make the step to short hair, you may like to find out whether this currently trendy style is right for you. There are longer pixie and Garcon haircuts as well as short bobs, which you may like to use as stepping stones toward razor short hair. This still gives you a chance to step back from a hairstyle, which may not be right for you. After all, cutting your hair very short is a big step. On the other hand, you may discover that short hair is exactly your style!

  • What kind of Short Hairstyle is Right for You?

    Before you decide on a short hairstyle, you may want to analyse your face to see whether you made the best choice:

    Round faces: Asymmetric pixie cuts with bouncy hair on top of the head are ideal for round faces. Your face will appear narrower.

    Angular facial features: Undone bobs flatter angular faces. Layering tends to soften angular chin lines while fringes cover square-edged foreheads.

    Oval faces: Almost all short haircuts look terrific if your face is oval. Strands of hair falling across the forehead make all short haircuts appear softer and more playful.

    Heart-shaped faces: Bobs with strands of hair falling across the forehead and outward styled waves flatter heart-shaped faces.

  • In our gallery, we show short and shorter hairstyles. You may find your style among the various short hairstyles.

  • Gallery: Short and Shorter Hairstyle Versions

    Short Haircuts: The Bob

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    Short Haircuts: The Bob

    Bobs are classic short hairstyles. If you contemplate cutting your long hair short you may like to consider the bob as a transitional hairstyle or as the test case, which will help to arrive at the best hairstyle decision. At this stage, the hair is still long enough to go back on the haircut decision. When push comes to shove, you may even find a way to style a ponytail. Jennifer Lawrence’s bob in our photo is wavy. This makes the bob haircut more convenient still. Simply apply some salt spray to your damp hair and allow it to air-dry

    Short Hairstyles: Pageboy Hairstyle

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    Short Hairstyles: Pageboy Hairstyle

    Michelle Williams looks young and feminine wearing her pageboy haircut. The front hair is allowed to fall across her forehead starting from the side parting. The front hair is then pushed behind the ear. With a small amount of hairspray the pageboy will keep its shape

    Short Hairstyles: The Short Bob

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    Short Hairstyles: The Short Bob

    Chloë Sevigny shows off her short bob, which is only one step away from a pixie cut. The hair extends past the neckline in the back and longer strands of covering hair fall all the way from a middle parting across the forehead and the sides. The side hair covers part of her ear.

    After blow-drying your hair, cover your fingertips with a small amount of hair wax. Then use your fingers to shape the hair

    Short Hairstyles: The Garcon Haircut

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    Short Hairstyles: The Garcon Haircut

    Carey Mulligan wears the classy Garcon hairstyle with style and grace. The haircut brings out the beautiful shape of her young face. This hairstyle is ideal for women with fine hair. The top hair is combed forward from the crown of her head and across her forehead where it merges with the very short side hair. Use hair wax to accentuate the hair ends and apply extra-gloss hairspray to give this hairstyle even more appeal

    Short Hairstyles: The Eton Crop

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    Short Hairstyles: The Eton Crop

    The Eton crop is almost but not quite as short as the pixie cut. Audrey Tautou’s rascally smirk is the expression we most associate with sassy Eton crops. The tousled hair frames her fresh face naturally. Curly or kinky hair is perfect for Eton crops. This haircut needs regular trimming to avoid a wild appearance

    Short Hairstyles: The Pixie Cut

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    Short Hairstyles: The Pixie Cut

    The pixie cut draws attention to every feature of your face. Not to worry, there is nothing to hide. This haircut tends to give women an air of confidence and self-assurance. Whatever you want to wear, from jeans to an evening gown, the pixie hairstyle will enhance your appearance without stealing the show. Nothing distracts from Charlize Theron’s beautiful face. Instead, the short hair is a perfect frame.

    Styling the pixie requires nothing more than matte hair wax or texturizing cream. Cover your fingertips with the wax or cream and use your fingers to accentuate individual hair strands