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6 Advantages of Having Short Hair (for Women)

Updated on December 15, 2017
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Poppy Reid is a proofreader for Japan Info and a video game enthusiast. She lives in Tokyo and has two hamsters named Zelda and Hemingway.

Short hair on women looks great in a huge variety of styles, lengths and colours. It can look wild and fun, and can be easily manipulated into a smart and formal style to suit any occasion. Fringes, layers and even shaved parts can look fantastic on a girl. This article examines the advantages of having short hair, practical, fashionable and economical.


1. Short hair means more focus on the face, makeup, and accessories

A short, attractive hairstyle emphasises a bright lipstick, eye make-up or earrings. The hairstyle is part of the look, but other features can be emphasised and more easily noticeable - not hidden by long fringes or hair that covers big earrings. A darker lipstick or more eye make up can really highlight your look.


2. Short hair means less hair mess and waste

Long-haired people may understand the woes of hair waste. Loose hairs that fall out naturally can block drains, appear in your bed and floor, and get stuck in your hairbrush or even your vacuum cleaner. People with short hair don't have nearly as much of a problem with this. It's an unfortunate reality for those with long hair that can be inconvenient and time-consuming.

Although this is more of a practical reason than a fashionable one, it's something to consider. Sweeping up rouge hairs and buying drain covers is something you don't have to worry as much about with a cute short style.

3. You can save money

When purchasing hair products such as hairspray, shampoo, conditioner, wax and dye, it's only natural that someone with lots of long, thick hair would probably use (and therefore have to buy) a lot more than those with short hair. If you try a short style, you'll save money on hair care products and also get a more vibrant colour when you dye your hair, whilst only ever having to buy one box. Having long hair for over a decade, dying my hair always resulted in a dull, rather disappointing colour that was a lot less impressive than my short-haired friends unless I bought two (or sometimes even three) boxes. Again, this is economical rather than fashionable, but it's yet another advantage of cutting your locks. The process of dying and spraying also takes a lot less time and is easier to manage.


4. Short hair takes less time to prepare

Getting your hair ready in the morning - particularly brushing, curling, spraying or straightening - is a lot faster if you have easy, short locks that take less time and effort to maintain. Straightening in particular is very time-consuming with long, thick hair; with clipping back layers and such, it can take the best part of an hour, whereas a shorter style can take as little as ten to fifteen minutes. With this extra time, it allows for more experimentation, different styles, and attention to other parts of your look such as make up and accessories.

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5. Short hair is healthier and easier to manage

Trimming a shorter hairstyle takes less time than very long hair, and is easier to maintain. Short locks that get lots of attention tend to stay healthier for longer, which shows in the style itself.

Bouncy bangs, healthy tips, and well-kempt roots make your hair look vibrant and professional all of the time. It is of course possible to do this with longer hair too, but hair that's extremely long and thick can sometimes become dry, weak or even dead without being as easily noticeable.


6. It grows back!

Having short hair doesn't have to be permanent, and a well-maintained short style will easily grow back if you decide it's not for you Best of all, you can start with a pixie do, then shoulder-length, experiementing and trying different styles as it grows. Why not try a cute short do this autumn and see how it emphasises your best facial features, saves cash on hair care products, and shines with vibrant health?

Many celebrities have cut their usually long hair short, and looks great in a variety of simple but effective styles. Some examples include Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry. Why not try it yourself?

© 2014 Poppy


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      rebeccaair 11 days ago

      I think the types of short hairstyles for women are so cool, which make them look simple and clean. The collection of short hairstyles for women in contains many other kinds of short haircuts.

      I just wanna take one that is a suitable short haircuts for round face shapes.

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      Rochelle Frank 2 years ago from California Gold Country

      Over the years I have gone from long to very long to medium to very short and back to long. Thinking of going short again for all the reasons you mentioned.

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