Many women are wary of having short hair, as they fear that it will look unfeminine. This does not have to be the case. There are many short hairstyles that can look very feminine, with the added bonus of being low maintenance. Short hairstyles will not suit everyone, but if you experiment, you might find that a short hairstyle is actually more flattering than a longer hairstyle. However, you must be completely sure before you take the plunge, as it will obviously be some time before your hair returns to a longer length. To help you make the right decision, there are various websites where you can upload a photo of yourself, and experiment with different hairstyles. It is a good idea to look through magazines to see the many different styles that are possible to create. There are so many hairstyles for short hair, so there will definitely be a style that suits your face shape. If you are not sure which hairstyles will suit your face, ask an expert for advice.

Layered hair

A short hairstyle with longer layers underneath can look feminine. This is particularly flattering if you have delicate features. Layered hair creates a feminine look, and also makes it possible to create additional styles.

Short hair with bangs

This hairstyle suits short to mid–length hair. Long bangs can soften a high forehead. Asymmetrical bangs give this hairstyle an edgy look, especially if the ends of your hair are also flicked. It is a good hairstyle for those who want to have a shorter hairstyle, but are wary of doing so.


Smooth and sleek hair cut into a bob will create a business–like look. This is even more true if your hair is angled at the ends, as this will also frame your face. Hair that is cut with a razor at the nape of your neck can create a more feminine look to this style, as can shimmering highlights.

Messy hair

This tends to be a choppy cut, and the hair is generally unkempt. You can also include soft bangs to add some originality. This is another good hairstyle for anyone who has never previously had short hair, as it often veers towards a mid-length style, and is not as short as some short hairstyles.

Boy cut

This hairstyle often brings your facial features, especially if you have delicate features. It accentuates your eyes and lips, and at the same time, the soft bangs frame your face.

Styling short hair

You do not need any fancy styling products to style short hair. The anti-frizzing products that you would use on hairstyles of other lengths can also be used on short hair. Some products will lock the hair in place, and create a smooth style. This can help to produce some impressive hairstyles. For straightening or curling your hair, there are styling tools available that are compact enough to use on short hair, such as the Sedu range. Caruso hair setters are similarly compact.

As long as you choose the right style, short hair can be very flattering and feminine.  Celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Halle Berry have shown that short hair does not automatically mean a masculine appearance. Take some time to find a style that you like, and seek advice from an expert if you are unsure, as a short hairstyle is a big transformation.