Whether you want to go with short hair because it's flattering or just because it's easy to wear, there are a few things you should know about chopping it all off.
First, although the conventional wisdom says you should go shorter as you age (no, we don't agree with this fashion "rule!"), shorter locks aren't for everyone.
Here are a few things to consider before you go short:
- Shorter hair not always easy to grow out. The pros say some short cuts — especially the pixie — are difficult to grow out, so you may want to take that into consideration before you chop it off. See how to grow out your hair to find out the easiest short cut to grow out.
- Not everyone looks good in shorter hair. Take Teri Hatcher's recent bob haircut for example: public opinion weighs heavily toward Teri looking best with long hair.
- Men like long hair. Sure, you may love it short, but he loves it long. One study even suggested that short hair signals a lack of interest in sex. Hmmm. And you thought it was just a hair cut.
- Think about your glasses with shorter hair. When you wear glasses, the pros suggest you opt for a haircut with softness to flatter your mature features; that means a shorter cut should have some soft layers.
- You can't highlight super short hair. Our hair pro said you need at least 4 inches of hair to look good with highlights.
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