Face size and shape as well as hair texture all determine whether or not a short hair cut looks good. A round shape face benefits from a short hair cut just below the chin. A long face appears wider with a chin-length cut.
Short, pixie haircuts tend to look better on women with long necks and on petite women. A haircut may balance out the shape of the body. Certain hair textures, such as curly or wavy hair, behave and look better in longer lengths. Curly or wavy hair texture poof out when cut to shorter lengths, creating potentially unwanted width.