One of the major benefits to having a short hair cut is how easy it can be to maintain and take care of. Your chances of keeping the hair in better condition are far greater as shorter hairs are also younger and more vibrant than when you leave it to grow out. However, it is not only about an easier life - short hair cuts are always at the front of fashion and beauty trends and that can be seen in the many celebrities who are shedding longer locks for a more confident and voguish look.
Just this year alone we have witnessed stars such as Rihanna, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba hitting the red carpet with glorious short hair styles. If you want to make the transition from long to short or if you just want some fresh ideas for making your short hair turn heads - this article is going to introduce you to the current styles that are taking over the world! Read on.
The Shag Haircut.
Think Brittany Murphy - this style is especially popular with younger women. The look is fresh, modern and funky and fits well to confident women - that would be all of you then! I imagine that such a cool look would give you confidence if you are otherwise lacking. What makes a shag a shag is the many different layers that are cut into the hair. You can accentuate these layers and add texture by using a little pomade or wax and teasing the hair with the fingers.
The Crop Haircut.
Victoria Beckham shocked plenty when she went for the crop. It is a big step to cut hair so short and not everyone can pull this one off. Mrs Beckham managed it though - and so can you, especially if you have thick, straight hair or Afro hair. This cut also looks better when you have prominent cheekbones and an oval face shape. The crop is at it's best when textured and messy as opposed to slick and smooth.
The Pixie Haircut.
Who other than Halle Berry would be the best example of a gorgeous pixie cut. The pixie cut is in fact a classic and even the glamorous Audrey Hepburn favored this style. Again, like the crop - it is a huge transformation if you are going from long hair to the pixie. If you are proud of your facial features - a pixie cut will bring those features forward. Slightly wavy hair, an oval, heart-shaped or square face are the best matches for this short do.
The Sedu Haircut.
Sedu hair basically means straightened hair that is sleek and soft in appearance. Katie Holmes probably uses straightening irons to make her short cut so silky. I for one envy the style of Katie Holmes which is classic, yet modern enough for the younger women. Her hair just makes me want to reach out and touch it - only I often found the computer screen got in the way. The Sedu can be flexible in that it suits most hair types. All you need is a good set of straightening irons and a little more patience if you hair is naturally curly.
That was my pick of some of the best cuts going for short hair. Don't forget that you can add bangs to most of the above styles for an even more unique look. Bangs can be short, swept to the side, wispy, choppy or even asymmetrical. Don't be afraid to try something new.