It’s no secret that us women have a strong relationship with our hair, and most times the way we feel about our luscious locks goes beyond vanity. Sure, hair impacts the way our facial features are viewed, but it’s also one of the things in life we can control that makes us feel better about ourselves.
If you’ve lived the majority of your life with long hair, and never really considered succumbing to the chop, it could be because of a comfort zone, or the feeling of your hair being a security blanket. There’s a fear of, ‘I don’t know who I will be without my long hair’, and the external validation of how feminine long hair is. But in today’s society, the choices of beautifully feminine short hair styles are endless – there’s no doubt there is a new cut and style out there just for you that will keep you feeling like you, with perhaps a bit of a ‘fresh start’ thrown in for good measure.
It’s an emotional process to go from long to short hair, and we are with you 100% when we say, It’s not just hair, it’s a part of your identity. But if you feel it’s time for a change, or a new beginning, you can be sure there’s a stunning style that will work specifically for you and your face shape.
Not every short hairstyle is great for a round face, so opt for one that keeps your ears covered. Normally short hairstyles are created easily with mousse and a blow dryer, and a round face can look thinner if a fringe is styled asymmetrically to one side. Round-shaped hairstyles aren’t ideal for round faces, but defining edges and occasional tresses…well, you’ll look extremely chic and charming.
A curly bob with an asymmetrical inverted cut and fabulous colour combination is an edgy look that instantly elevates your style without sacrificing femininity.
Textured and Layered
If you’ve been gifted with thick hair, you’d never have lacked volume in any hairstyle. But at the same time, thick hair in longer lengths may feel heavy, so a short layered style will keep the volume without sacrificing thickness. Layered bobs are a great way to keep thick hair tame, but if you are wanting to take the thickness out of it, opt for an angled bob – it will take all the excessive thickness out of your hair, leaving it modern, sexy and fun.
If you’re daring to bare all and just chop it all off, the pixie wedge hair cut is beautiful, edgy and classic. Keeping the top and sides longer than a traditional pixie style adds volume, and if you choose for some asymmetrical style, it will remain interesting as your hair gets long again.
When you take a moment to reflect back on your life, each stage will be defined by the diverse variety of hairstyles you rocked – think back to your dedicated decades and how you carried yourself with your favourite style. But whether going through the big chop is signalling the end of a relationship, a new promotion at work, or a change in life direction, there is usually a direct correlation between what’s happening with our hair, and what’s happening in our lives.
The stylists at Dextress will be with you every step of the way when it’s time for a new you, and we guarantee you will love walking out of the salon with your new short do.