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8/13/2010

Do short people need to have short hair?


They say that shoulder-length is universally the most flattering length. Think about it: No matter how tall or short you are, no matter how fat or narrow your face is, no matter how frizzy or curly your locks, you will look good in shoulder-length hair.

Long hair generally means below the shoulders. Women with long straight hair are usually the gifted ones (sourgraping) who has oval and square faces, and who are thin...

Super-short people (ehem, me super short?) don't usually grow their hair long because it tends to make them look shorter.

But actually, choosing on how to wear your hair is up to you... I have friends who are shorter than I am but have very long, luscious hair and they seem to carry it with confidence. I think this is where the face shape comes in.

For us with round shaped face, it is advisable for us to have a bob hair cut in layers so it won't look like a big mass of hair. It's good if our hair moves flawlessly when we turn our heads left and right... If we want to grow longer hair, say, below the shoulders, we need to have the front part (lip and chin) layered so as to make our face a little longer. Adding side swept bangs also helps to create an illusion...

Here are some pics of women who has round shape faces and look great on short hair...




I am short and I want to grow my hair long.... Say below the chest area... I'm determined to do so because this is the first time I am doing it and, for years, I have had a bob cut. So far my friends seem to love my present hairstyle. Since I have natural wavy hair, I had the top part cut in layers, and trim down until the ends. Making the ends soft and wavy.



I am happy with my hair and eventhough I am on the "short and plump" side, I believe I can carry it with confidence. I have also learned that "a good hair cut masks your downfalls and promotes your best features".

How about you? Which haircut do you think works for you???

2 comments:

Sienna said...

Great post! Nice long hair Jin! Inggit ako kasi I have really thin hair but am stubbornly leaving it long. But soon I'll cute it (after winter). I like the pics of Nicole Ritchie's hair and the girl in green. :)
Sienna

McDreamer said...

@Sienna - You picked the right haircuts for your face shape! The thing is, for me, having short hair means "high maintenance"... it looks great when blow dried, but when it dries naturally, they're just all over the place...