Spring is the perfect time to change hairstyles. You can try the famous bean, decide on your forehead or any of the many fashionable short haircuts! Or is it difficult for you to take this step and understand – are you really ready for such changes in your image?
Short haircuts can be a great fashion experiment, not to mention the fact that a successful styling will significantly increase your self-esteem. However, before showing the stylist a photo of the desired haircut, you must find out whether short hair is suitable for your type of face and figure?
Fortunately, there is one trick that will help you find out if a bob or pixie is right for you!
It's about simply measuring your face with a ruler. This is not difficult. All you have to do is follow a simple formula!
5.5 centimeter rule
Take a pencil and place it horizontally under the chin, then attach the ruler vertically under the earlobe and mark on which figure they will meet. If this number is less than or equal to 5.5 centimeters, then you can safely get a haircut, and a short haircut will suit you. If this number is larger, then it is better to abandon the experiments, because most likely, it’s long curls that suit you.
Now that you know if short hair is right for you, you can consider some other details about your appearance. This means that you need to take into account your face shape, hair texture and even lifestyle. For example, it makes no sense to choose pixies if by nature you have natural curls and you do not have time to straighten them daily.
Thin straight hair
Worried about thin and sparse hair? Pixie is perfect for your type! And the shorter the haircut, the thicker the hair will look. Ask your hairdresser to cut your hair without thinning. And although pixie does not require much care, you may have to visit the salon more often to maintain the desired length of curls.
You can use hair spray to add some texture, but try not to overdo it.
Bonus: remember that with such a hairstyle your facial features will be more expressive. If you have a large nose or high forehead, then they will be more noticeable, the shorter your strands.
Slightly curly hair
You can not say exactly how your curls will behave with a short haircut? In this case, look for elongated versions of short hairstyles. Most of them are combined with wavy hair, but the shorter they are, the more you will look older. Therefore, for wavy strands, it is better to leave a longer option and not to cut hair shorter than 10-12 centimeters.
The best quality of wavy hair is that they do not require constant monitoring, regrowing strands will not be a big problem, and if you dry them without a hair dryer, you will additionally get a phenomenal texture.
Extra tip: make sure you use the right hair care products so that they always look as if you just left a beauty salon.
The secret of a quality haircut is a hairdresser who understands how curls behave when cutting. Make sure that your stylist has already worked with natural curls and understands that their length in the finished form will not be the same as during the work of the master. It would be nice to cut the length, less than what is required, since after drying the curls will definitely rise and will be several centimeters shorter.
Bonus: take care of your curls and use sulfate-free beauty products for best results.
If you have thick hair, then you are in luck – this is the best option for any short hairstyles, since it is easier for stylists to thin them out and make them thinner than vice versa.
But before you cut your hair, remember that your hairstyle may require attention. Especially if you have wavy or naughty hair. Use hair straightening oil to keep it under control.
Additional advice: thick strands should be thinned regularly, since over time they become noticeably more voluminous, and the haircut loses its shape.
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