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Short Haircuts for Women

December - 14 - 2012

In many cultures, a woman’s power and beauty lay in the length of her hair. In poems, novels, paintings or songs, artists reveal the beauty of woman by describing her long and wavy hair. But in our 21st century this is no longer a doctrine. Short haircuts for women can express their independence, empowerment, or simply stand for a different type of feminine beauty. Even Cleopatra is said to have worn her hair very short, so she could easily change wigs according to occasion or her own fancy. Marilyn Monroe may have dyed her hair blonde, but she always wore it above the shoulders, not losing an inch in sensuality, though.

In the 1920s, after the end of the First World War, many women shortened their hair and dresses to show their independence and sophistication. It might have seemed outrageous or daring, but soon everyone adopted that short, curled haircut. A similar thing happened after WW2 as well, which goes to show that the emancipation of woman and short haircuts go hand in hand. Working women today can really benefit from the advantages of short hairstyles, especially if they work in an office,  handling other activities which require focus and attention. Short hairstyles are versatile and feminine, so they can be adapted to all types of occasions; thus, you can create short hairstyles for prom, wedding, or other elegant events, without losing any of the glamor that long hairstyles confer.

A typical short haircut for round faces was also coined by Audrey Hepburn, who sported a mousy, elfish kind of beauty. Her hairstyle had become so famous that girls would just ask for an “Audrey Hepburn” at their stylists’. Even nowadays, artists like Ginnifer Goodwin or Rihanna still wear that bob haircut. And there are many other movie stars and celebrities who have always had a short haircut, like Oscar-winner Halle Berry, or actresses Emma Watson and Michelle Williams.

Any woman can wear her hair short, but that doesn’t mean that any haircut can suit anyone. That is why it’s best to consult a stylist when it comes to best short haircuts for women. Depending on your age, the shape of your head, the type and color of your hair, a hairstylist will recommend this or that hairdo. If you’ve always had long hair, getting a short haircut might seem like too big a change, but you might be surprised at the results. Sometimes change is good; a renewal of habits and, why not, haircuts could turn out to be an improvement. A short haircut can make you look younger, lighter and carefree.

Simply put, hair has been and is an accessory. It can stand for social status; it can send a message, express your personality or simply, your style. You can even get an androgynous or unisex short haircut, they used to be all the rage in the 90s and they’re coming back.

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