Short hairstyles are fun, sexy, flirty, and easy to take care of. Considering face shape and personality are important when considering a short hairstyle. An oval shaped face really suits any style of hair, while a heart shaped face my look fuller at the chin with a layered bob hairstyle that has ends that flick outward at the bottom. A square face can be softened with layers and soft curls and an off centered part can help break up the symmetry. A round face does well with a feathered cut and layers coming forward to help slim down a fuller looking face. Bangs help to disguise a long forehead on a long face while a chin length cut will help to add volume and fullness to help broaden the face. The next consideration is the personality. A bold shape like a square_looking bob with short blunt fringe needs a strong personality. A side swept bang on a classic shag with flipped up ends looks great on a flirty feminine personality.
Short hairstyles have been popular for women since the 1920's. Louise Brooks's bob hairstyle in 1917 became the most popular hairstyle of the 1920's. Women of this time period threw out their corsets as they ventured out on a quest for freedom and they began cutting their hair short. Short hair became the new hairstyle for women as they entered the workforce. Short hair has long sense been a symbol of freedom and professionalism for women.