Factors such as hair texture and the shape of the face are important to consider before picking a short hairstyle. The shape of a person's face can influence if a short hairstyle will look good on him or her. Although anyone can wear a short hairstyle if it is chosen correctly, short hair works very well on people with oval faces.
The different face shapes can be oval, round, square and long. People with round faces may opt for a short hairstyle that is fuller on top. A square-faced person may look good in a bob that comes down to the cheekbones. A person with a long, thin face can opt for a short hairstyle that creates fullness from the mid-ear area to the chin.
Similarly, other factors to consider when choosing a short hairstyle are facial features, such as facial lines around the mouth and the nose. The neck area is another important feature. People with loose skin in the neck area should choose a short cut that draws attention away from the chin area.
Hair texture is another factor to keep in mind when choosing a short haircut. Hair texture can be fine, medium and thick. Women with straight and thick hair can opt for the pixie cut if they also have an oval face. If hair is thick and wavy, then a shaggy pixie may be an option. An unstructured bob may go well with hair that is wavy and thin. However, the long bob may be a good choice for all hair textures. Some types of short hairstyles are different versions of the pixie and bob.