If long black hair is the gauge for healthy, well cared hair, short hairs is the epitome of confidence, being comfortable with you and being sexy.
However, choosing styles for short hair is not that simple as one can easily over simply resulting in blandness or over exaggeration resulting in a joke.
So it is important for any woman to know how to choose the best short black hairstyles that work.
Determine the Shape of the Face
The first thing to know before choosing a hairstyle is the shape of one’s face. Most hairstylists would automatically base the kind of hairstyle to be used on the shape of one’s face.
Though there are some that would base entirely on creativity, but the basic principle is that hairstyles are based on the shape of the face. The hair is regarded as an accessory that helps project one’s facial beauty.
If the hairstyle one chooses forces people to look at one’s hair instead of one’s face then it’s a failure. Every hairstyle needs to emphasize the face and all its features.
There are basically five major shapes of faces to work with. These are the oval, round, heart, diamond and square. Each face shape has a preferred hairstyle that would effectively show each shape’s best features.
The Round Face
The best hairstyles for people with roundish face are those that do not emphasize the roundness but instead help “trim” it down making the face look narrow.
Remember that the “ideal” shape of the face is oval, though it is very uncommon to have an oval faced shape. A bob or pixie cut are the famous styles for short hair, but for round faces a bob cut with the sides not curling up towards the cheeks are the best. Remember that the hair must not come down towards the chin but curl away from the jaw to avoid exaggerating the round shape.
The Square Face
If the face has a wide and square jaw, then the face is most likely under this category. The main focus here is to “de-emphasize” the general wideness of the face.
Any hairstyle that adds volume at the top half of the face is not advisable. This makes pixie cuts not quite good for square shaped faces. Instead, one can use the power of bangs to “hide” the wide forehead of most square shaped faces. A full, but layered, tousled or choppy bangs are some of the best suited for this kind of face.
A square shaped face project power and strength but with the wrong hairstyle it can overemphasize these “strong” characteristics and hide one’s femininity.
The Diamond Face
The face has a tapered jaw but is wide in the cheeks. The aim here is to add volume on the top half of the face, especially the tapered forehead, lessen the emphasis on the wide cheek bones and balance the tapered jaw and chin with hair. Similar to the square shaped, the main focus here is to lessen the emphasis on the wide upper part of the face. In this case, the widest part is the cheek bones.
So, a good choice is the use of side swept bangs to cover the tapered shape of the forehead with a good volume of hair. Heavy rounded bangs won’t work quite well as the face would seem small surrounded by humungous volume of hair.
Another good style for diamond shaped faces is the short teeny look normally worn by Halle Berry. If pulled off correctly, the person can actually look younger.
The Heart Face
The face is round but has a tapered and thin jaw and chin. The aim here to create balance is to not emphasize the wideness of the forehead and add volume on the lower part of the face to hide the slim and narrow jawline and chin.
The best hairstyles for this kind of facial shape are those that don’t add hair volume on the top. Because of the tapered chin, a voluminous hair would make the face appear an ice cream cone.
To avoid this, one must focus on a balance hairstyle with side-swept bangs, one of the most famous people with a heart-shaped face is Jennifer Anniston and almost every hairstyle she wears is best suited for this particular shape.
The Oval Face
Deemed as the perfect shape of the face, which is very rare. However, if a woman has this shape, then she is truly blessed. Almost all kind of hairstyle works on an oval face, which is why it is deemed the most versatile facial shape of all.
Majority of the most beautiful women to date have oval faces, which is why every hairstyle suited for other facial features tries its best to balance everything perfectly into that oval shape look.
However, one must put into consideration that length of the face, which can easily be projected way out of proportions with the wrong hairstyle. The most favored short black hair styles are bobs and pixies.
Hair Texture Also Dictates Style
Though facial shapes dictate the general hair style but hair texture is also a major factor on choosing the best short black hair style.
The layered style is best for all hair textures. This makes this kind of hairstyle one of the most versatile. So, for all shape faces, short black hair works well with layered style.
If the hair is thick, bangs are not advisable. According to many hair stylists, bangs are good for straight, coarse and fine hair. It is because of the manageability of fine, straight hair that makes bangs convenient to wear.
Short Hairstyle Is Best for Fine Hair Texture
If one’s hair texture is fine, the short hair style way is an avenue worth taking. If one has an oval shaped face and fine hair, wearing short hair style is perfect, though having shoulder length styles is good as well.
Just remember the ideas stated above on short black hair styles for different facial shapes and one can’t go wrong.