There are many different types of hair length that fall under the short hairstyle category. Bald, shaved or buzzed hairs can be considered to be very short hairstyles though you will find some that disagree to calling a shaved head a hairstyle. Short caps and cropped hairstyles are about 2 to 4 inches long and the hair may just touch the tops of your earlobes. Longer caps, short bobs and layered cuts that tend to fall between the middle of the ear and the bottom of your nose.

Some individuals will consider anything to their chin to be considered a short hairstyle. However each person will have his or her own definitions. If you previously had hair that fell to your lower back then you might consider a shoulder length bob to be short. It is all relative and will vary from person to person.

Short hairstyles flatter those that have square face shapes. Short spiky cuts, one length bobs and bangs all work well. Short hairstyles can also be very easy as you only need a few minutes to style them, or if you are in a real hurry just apply some gel and let your hair air-dry.

Short hairstyles are very versatile and you can do many things with short hair. You can add small plaits and twists to create focal points when dressing for a more formal occasion. You can scrunch and tease your hair for dressier occasion or even add extensions. Your short hairstyle can be minimally styled for everyday styles, sweeping your bangs to one side as an example. You can spike your hair for a more wild do or sleek it back for that roaring twenties look.

To maintain short hair you will need to have it trimmed frequently. To style it properly you should have a good blow drier and products that suit your hair texture and type. You can also have a lot of fun with accessories, like clips, ribbons and bands, etc. If you are getting a short hair style after having long hair then you should think about getting long layers as you can utilize many different styles.

Short cuts may not work for everyone. If you have curly hair then a short cut may cause your curls to pop out. You need to make sure that you have the correct texture and type of hair that would be flattering for a short hairstyle. Once you have made the chose to go short you should look at photos and determine the type of short hairstyle you want.

If you are unsure then you should speak with your stylist. They are very knowledgeable and will be able to give you advice on a flattering hairstyle for your face and hair.

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