Short hairstyles, like most styles, come in and out of fashion regularly, but they usually spend more time "in" than out. Recently, a long layered hair style was at the forefront of the beauty industry, but more recently, women have once again embraced the freedom and surprising versatility of short hairstyles. If you look at a picture of short hairstyles from the 1920's, you'll see that the hair is "marcelled." This was a process by which women's hairstyle was coaxed into tight, head_hugging waves. But if you look at a picture of short hairstyles from the 60's, you'll see that the women's hairstyle of that era was straight...often rolled on giant coffee cans to achieve the right effect.
Short hairstyles are bold and breezy, as long as they do not present you with a chipmunk effect. A full_length cut with long and flowing locks is able to slim the appearance of the face by effectively hiding the sides, while a short cut is more inclined to leave the face exposed and bare. Some of the short styles can even curl around the cheeks, which will make the face seem even rounder, and therefore you want to make sure to choose a cut that is stylish and chic, and doesn't leave the face looking chubby.