How To Get The Chop: Long to Super-Short Hairstyles

Have you ever wanted to cut your long hair into a short and edgy hairstyle, but are too afraid to take the leap of faith? Many celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Natalie Portman have both chopped their hair for various reasons – and look amazing with their new style. Below is all the information you need to know if you’re considering changing up your hair in a big way.

It grows back

If you’re thinking about giving your hair the chop – why not just go out and do it? Decisions like this are often difficult to make, but remember that it is just hair at the end of the day.

Step by step

Instead of going to the hairdresser and getting a super-short haircut in just one session, take it one step at a time. Someone with really long hair might want to cut it up to their shoulders, then return back to the hairdresser once more for the cropped hairdo. Go back home and wash, style your hair and see how it works within your lifestyle. Before Miley Cyrus went for the big chop, she cut her extremely long hair just above her shoulders to make sure she really wanted to commit to this style.

Does it suit my face?

Before contemplating any radical hair change, make sure that it will suit your face. We have previously outlined the best hairstyles for your face shape before, so this guide should really help you to make that final decision.

Short haircuts by face shape

Pixie: This very short hairstyle works well with a fringe, with hair slightly shorter in the back and longer at the front. Best for oval, square, round and heart-shaped faces.

Wavy shag: Choose a shaggy bob which is perfect for softening the harsh edges of your face and chin. Pair with a light fringe if you want to frame the top-half of the face. Best for squares faces.

Blunt bob: A blunt bob helps to take the focus away from the structured areas of the face, and looks sweet when is slightly shorter in the back and longer in the front. Add some subtle highlights at the front of the face to highlight the cheekbones. Best for heart-shapes and square faces.

Messy chop: A soft, layered cut is a low maintenance hairstyle which is best for women who constantly want to avoid using heat products. Add a little bit of thickening spray at the roots for some texture, then scrunch product into the ends until it dries. Best for round faces.

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