What Are Some Short Hairstyles?


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Some short hairstyles for women include the Emma and the Alice, variations of the bob and pixie cuts. A bob cut is meant to outline the wearer's jaw line, while a pixie cut is a much shorter version with layers of bangs to focus the attention on the face.

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What Are Some Short Hairstyles?
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Depending on the type of hair, different cuts work better than others. For example, the Penelope is an asymmetrical short haircut that works best for women with natural curls. A short pixie cut, however, works better for women with straighter hair that is less variable and more easily managed. Women with thick hair should avoid a shoulder-grazing bob like the Emma since it can look "too puffy," as quoted on Lipstick.

A woman's face structure also impacts how well the hairstyle will work. For the Ramona, a hairstyle that is very short on one side and gradually gets longer on the other side, a heart-shaped face works well as the wearer's cheekbones are accentuated by the framing of this cut. For women with slightly flatter faces, a bob with more defined bangs, as in the Elizabeth cut, is a good option as it makes the wearer's face appear longer than it is wide.

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