One of the top hair trends for women these days is short hair. While there were periods in previous decades when women wore their hair short, the trend is coming back in full force with styles for all types of textures. If you’ve been toying with the idea of wearing your hair short this year instead of the popular hair extensions, these stylish ideas just might provide the inspiration you need.
The Long Pixie
The pixie has been around for quite some time, but it’s making a comeback in a slightly longer form. This short hair style has a side-swept bang that frames the face and looks great on women with oval or slightly heart-shaped faces. Long pixies often drape the nape of the neck and have chunky, defined layers on the sides and top of the hair. You can even make the look more interesting with a streak of color on the bangs or highlights throughout the hair.
Short Glam Curls
If you have naturally curly or wavy hair but don’t want to go as short as a pixie, you can roller set the hair to form a crown-like bob with side bangs. Taking out the rollers and using a diffuser to add more definition to the hair provides an old-school glamorous look that looks great for formal events. This trendy yet classic look is stunning for long or slightly round faces, whether you’re wearing your natural color or trying a bold new hue.
The lob, which is a long bob, is ideal for heart-shaped faces and women who don’t want their hair too short. A side-swept bang and lots of layers make this look both whimsical and professional, depending on how many waves or curls you want to add. The lob is a perfect short hairstyle for a casual night out or you can sleek it down for an edgy formal look.
The Faux Hawk
This style was popular with rockers in years past, and gives the illusion of a mohawk without the commitment of shaved sides. You can use product to make the layers of this look appear spikier and even play with color by adding dye to the middle of your hair and leaving the sides your natural color. The faux hawk is great for oval-shaped faces and allows you to show off your one-of-a-kind personality.
The TWA or teeny weeny afro is a returning trend that is flattering on women with kinky or very curly hair. Women often opt for this style if they are transitioning from relaxers and have their hair cut close to the scalp to frame the face. As the hair grows out, the curl pattern is more evident. The TWA can be customized with color applied to all or part of the hair. Some styles even include tapered back and sides with product added to enhance the texture of the curls.
These short hairstyles are on trend for this year but are likely to make a comeback in some form in the years to come. Here’s to a stylish new you!