When you have long hair, it’s natural to get short hair envy once in a while. You might look at famous figures like Michelle Williams and Rihanna and weep in envy at their cute pixie cuts. With summer making long hair increasingly unbearable, you might even be thinking about getting the chop yourself.
But, going from long to short hair is a drastic change, and it isn’t an easy decision to make. Even if you’ve already booked an appointment with a hairdresser, then, the chances are you’re fluctuating between thinking its a good idea and the worst you’ve ever had.
In many ways, you’re right to have your doubts. Short hair doesn’t suit everyone, and it isn’t as though you can glue your locks back on. The good news is that you don’t need to approach this blind. There are a few ways to judge whether short hair would suit you. And, we’re going to look at them here to help you approach your upcoming appointment with conviction (or not).
Use the apps
There’s an app for everything nowadays, and seeing if short hair would suit is no exception. There’s now a multitude of apps like Virtual Haircut or Haircut Studio which allow you to take a snap and paste a short haircut on top. Just put your hair up before you take the picture so you can get the full effect. While this might not be 100% accurate, it’ll at least allow you to get an overall idea of how short hair would look. Not to mention that apps like these can be fantastic for showing hairdressers exactly which style you want if you do go ahead.
Get to know your face shape
If you’ve always had long hair, the chances are that you haven’t taken much notice of your face shape itself. It’s forever hidden by your luscious locks, after all. But, there’s no such protection when your hair is short. That’s why it’s vital that you get to know your face shape now. While there’s no hard or fast rule, general opinion is that extreme short hair like pixie cuts work best on those with heart-shaped or pointy faces, while longer is often better on those of us with round faces. By seeing where on this scale you fall, you can get a better idea of whether short hair is the best idea, or whether you should keep at least some length.
Look for inspiration you can relate to
Your Pinterest page is probably full of short hair inspo if you’re considering taking the plunge. But, the chances are that you haven’t necessarily looked for inspiration which you can relate to. In reality, though, looking out for short hair cuts on people with similarities to yourself is a must. This, more than most of the other methods, can help you to get a real feel for your short hair image. And, that can make sure you’re confident in the right choice when your appointment finally rolls around.