At unDONE Salon, when we get a guest in our chair that says they are thinking about getting a short haircut, we get excited with ideas of what we could do. However, we also hear the worry of whether or not it will look good on them. As much as we love hair and believe that most people can wear some form of a short hairstyle, there are some things to keep in mind if you’re on the fence about making the cut.
Face Shape Matters
When opting for a shorter cut, it’s important to keep the shape of your face in mind. However, just because a certain cut might not look good on you doesn’t mean other short styles won’t work either — it just depends on how short you go.
To enhance your features, a short haircut is often a good choice for those with an oval face shape. However, if you have a round face, you can still get a shorter cut with layers throughout to add some height and make your face appear longer.
If you have a heart-shaped face, you can add some longer bangs to your short haircut to disguise a wider forehead. Nonetheless, it’s important to talk with your Boise hair salon stylist about what styles they suggest depending on your individual face shape and the look you’re hoping to achieve.
Short Styles Aren’t Always “Wash & Go”
A common myth we often have to dispel at unDONE is that short hair is “wash and go” ready. In fact, this isn’t a common reality. Short hair often requires the use of professional salon products to add texture and accentuate your style. You may also need to use recommended styling tools like a blow-dryer, flat iron, or curling wand to add volume, curl, and bounce.
Wavy Hair Can Go Short
Having wavy hair doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a short haircut. While it’s important to consider your hair’s texture, there are a wide variety of short cuts that will work for you. Keep in mind, however, that you might end up enhancing your waves when removing additional weight from them. That’s why you might want to consider keeping it on the longer side of short to help work with what you naturally have.
Growing It Back Won’t Be A Problem
If you end up going with a shorter cut and end up not liking it as much as you thought you would, don’t fret. At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists can provide you with some wonderful “in between” haircuts as you grow it back out. Even more, you may end up with a style that you absolutely love and want to stick with. While it may seem like a time-consuming task, growing your hair back out isn’t as bad as we make it out to be in our minds. In fact, it’s a great way to try new hairstyles that you may not even considered.
Short Hair Isn’t Just For Boys
At unDONE, we often hear concerns about whether or not a short haircut will appear feminine. Of course, it will! Short hair isn’t just for boys. Nothing shows off a beautiful necklace or pair of earrings like an amazing short haircut. Even more, if you find yourself constantly pulling back your hair in a ponytail, a fun, sassy short haircut can provide you with a softer, more feminine look.
At unDONE Salon, we don’t believe short hair is for everyone. However, it’s not something to be scared of either. If you are considering a new hairstyle it’s important to contact our stylists at (208) 287-2010 or schedule a free consultation online before taking the plunge with any style. Just provide us with some pictures and don’t be afraid to ask questions. We promise to help you have fun choosing your next short haircut!