The decision to trade in a long_layered hair style for one of the new short hairstyles should be one that any woman makes with the help of her stylist. Many women choose short hairstyles to add height...something that is especially becoming when middle_age creeps in and things begin to "sag" all over. However, rather than short hairstyles, it's often true that an updo hair style is a better way to achieve "lift" and height.
For men, short hairstyles are nothing unusual since the majority of men in this planet sport this style. These hairstyles are popular for many reasons, such as religious principles (most Christian denominations require a man to have short hair so that his head is not covered when he prays) and one's profession (e.g. athlete, military personnel, or businessman).