If you’re looking for a high-impact hair transformation, take a cue from these lovely ladies and take the chop! Stars like Jennifer Hudson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Michelle Williams, and Jennifer Lawrence are the inspirations for perfectly pretty short styles. Going from traditional long layers to a clean crop not only instantly updates your look, but can mean less styling time too.
Think Before You Chop!
• For rounder face shapes, ask your stylist to keep longer layers in the front; this will help to draw the eye downward and elongate.
• For long or square face shapes, talk to your BFF—your most trusted stylist, that is—about creating face-framing layers.
• Versatile cuts like bobs and shags can work for all hair types and face shapes, with a little modification.
• If you’re feeling especially daring, go for a quiff, pompadour or ultra-short pixie (think Miley Cyrus, Amber Rose, Janelle Monae). These styles are more about attitude than hair type or face shape!