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The Latest Short Hairstyles For Women

Updated on December 8, 2015
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Choosing your new hairstyle

  • There are so many fashionable hairstyles around these days it can be quite overwhelming trying to choose a new look. Firstly think how short do you want to go.
  • Take into consideration your face shape. Women with small petite features can look good with extremely short hair if they have the confidence to go with it.
  • Most of us feel happier with a medium short cut meaning a bit more hair around the sides of our faces we can tuck behind our ears for a different look.
  • Then you have to decide do you want a full fringe for a dramatic look or a side-swept fringe for a softer look. Maybe you don't want a fringe/bangs at all as you have a lovely forehead to show off.

  • Next you have to look at your hair-type. No point choosing a beautiful sleek style if you have unruly wavy or curly hair. You will end up being disappointed with the results.
  • Unfortunately, hairdressers can't achieve miracles although they do try very hard to give you what you want.
  • You need to decide how much time you want to spend on your new hairstyle in the mornings.
  • You may want to get up give it a brush and go so don't choose a fussy style keep it simple. Of course, if you have lots of time then a more complicated style may be the one for you.

Short Pixie Hairstyles

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  • Don't forget that short hairstyles need more trimming to keep their style at least every 6 weeks possibly less depending on the cut.
  • You need to factor in the time and cost for your frequent trips to the hairdresser. On the plus side having your hair cut on a regular basis will mean your hair is in excellent condition.
  • If you have very long hair it's probably best to go short gradually so you don't get too much of a shock. A short bob is probably the best way to start it's easier to grow if you decide short hair isn't for you.

Do You Like Your Hair?

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Medium short hair with full fringe
Medium short hair with full fringe

The hairstyles to the right show how you can vary your short haircut. You can have a full fringe or grow it a bit longer and have a side-swept fringe.

These hairstyles are just long enough so you can tuck your hair behind your ears for a different look.

These hairstyles are best suited to naturally straight hair but can be adapted to wavy hair for a more messy look. Of course with hair straighteners, even wavy hair can become straight.

Medium short hair with side swept fringe
Medium short hair with side swept fringe
Short fine hair
Short fine hair

The two hairstyles on the right are very short and suited to ladies with petite features. These styles are suited to all hair types.

Fine and straight or thick and wavy. They can be worn with a long fringe or a blunt cut fringe.

A very good hairstyle if you want something simple and don't want to spend a lot of time on your hair.

Very short hair with fringe
Very short hair with fringe

How To Make Your Short Hair Sleek

Short straight hair
Short straight hair
Short hair with long fringe
Short hair with long fringe

The hairstyles to the right show hair that is cut shorter at the back with longer hair at the front.

If you fancy a change you can have your hair swept back from your face.

Good for most hair types with possibly a bit of help from hair straighteners if you want the sleek fringe look.

What kind Of Hair Do You Have?

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A wavy bob
A wavy bob

The hairstyle on the right is ideal for those of you with naturally wavy hair. It's cut in a bob and left to dry naturally. It can be worn with or without a fringe.

A simple bob with a long side swept fringe
A simple bob with a long side swept fringe

The hairstyles on the right are simple cut bobs. They can be cut with or without a fringe.

Really good for naturally straight hair but those of you with wavy hair can achieve this look too with straighteners.

This is an ideal cut if you are going short for the first time and are a bit unsure.

Straight bob with a blunt cut fringe
Straight bob with a blunt cut fringe

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Short curly and wavy hairstyles
Short curly and wavy hairstyles

Would You Consider Having Short Hair?

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    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hayden looks amazing. Short hairstyle looks good to some people.. Cute hub! shared

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      wow.....nice hair styles....earlier i used to have long hairs now i get it cut short and I think i will love to try some styles after check and recheck all your guidance here. wonderful hub this one.

      votes up and shares:-)

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you for sharing unknown spy. I think short hairstyles look good on most people it's just a case of choosing the right one.

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      dghbrh thank you for your comment and sharing :)

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Thanks! I just saw this in on my feed page, and bizarrely I was going to google this very topic today. I really need a hair cut, and I am going to go a bit shorter. Voted up and useful.

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      Moipone 4 years ago from South Africa

      I agree with you Unknown Spy she looks wonderful and suits her like it was custom made.

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment Donnah75 glad you found it useful :)

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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      This is a really cool hub and those haircuts are beautiful. I'm the kind of girl to hide behind long hair though! : )

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment Pyem. I'm always changing my hair I grow it long then want it short then end up growing it again.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I try to keep my hair short in the summer time. I do a lot of work outside and get so tired of having to fix my hair only to have the wind tear up what I have done. I love all the pictures, your timing is perfect as I am about to go get it cut again. Voted this up and useful! :)

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment sgbrown I'm glad you found it useful :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Just as I thought of having my hair cut short, fingers directed me to your hub. Good job here christin53. Very useful and will vote for that.

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment Cris Sp i'm glad you found it useful.

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      Linda Cassini 4 years ago from Las Vegas NV

      Great for the imagination before you sit in the chair at the salon !! :)

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Linda Cassini I'm glad it was helpful,it's always good to have some idea of what style you want before you sit in the chair :)

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      Madison Gardiner. 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Oh how I wish I could rock the pixie cut... Great hub :) useful for a gal with short hair!

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you themadimadimadi I wish I could do the pixie cut too but It wouldn't suit me.

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you christin53 for showing us those lovely short hair styles. I like short hair like theirs (models) as it is easy to wash and just towel dry it no need for hairdryer. And very easy to style.

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