5 Pros And Cons Of Rocking Short Hairstyles

By Kimberly Kimble

Making the decision to cut off all your hair is not an easy one. The way we wear our hair actually says so much about us, and changing that style can be intimidating.

Here are five pros and cons of common short hairstyles to help you decide if you want to cut it short or keep it short if it already is. And remember, while society may have certain rules about how we should rock our hair, don’t let those social norms keep you from doing what you want with your hair.

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5 Pros And Cons Of Rocking Short Hairstyles
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5. Short Bobs

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Bobs are wonderful and adorable hair cuts. They can be sexy or cute depending on how you rock them, and, if you get a straight bob, they're one of the best styles for growing out your hair evenly. One of the main cons of this hairstyle is the fact that you can't just throw it back in a ponytail when you want it out of your face; you have to have bobby pins and headbands at the ready.

5. Short Bobs

Bobs are wonderful and adorable hair cuts. They can be sexy or cute depending on how you rock them, and, if you get a straight bob, they're one of the best styles for growing out your hair evenly. One of the main cons of this hairstyle is the fact that you can't just throw it back in a ponytail when you want it out of your face; you have to have bobby pins and headbands at the ready.

4. Short And Natural

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Wearing kinky hair short and natural is a beautiful and healthy way to style natural hair. It also protects your hair from more damaging styles, like pressing or relaxing. The major cons of rocking the natural look are the social stigma that's sadly still attached to natural hair (but don't let that stop you!) and, of course, the grueling hair care regimen to keep it shiny, healthy and beautiful.

4. Short And Natural

Wearing kinky hair short and natural is a beautiful and healthy way to style natural hair. It also protects your hair from more damaging styles, like pressing or relaxing. The major cons of rocking the natural look are the social stigma that's sadly still attached to natural hair (but don't let that stop you!) and, of course, the grueling hair care regimen to keep it shiny, healthy and beautiful.

3. A-Line Bob

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This short cut is one that looks particularly striking on women with long necks. The sharp angle greatly accentuates the cheekbones and jawline. It also shares some of the cons of the bob, only the cut of this one can make wearing it up look a little odd because of the length.

3. A-Line Bob

This short cut is one that looks particularly striking on women with long necks. The sharp angle greatly accentuates the cheekbones and jawline. It also shares some of the cons of the bob, only the cut of this one can make wearing it up look a little odd because of the length.

2. Tight Twists

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Tiny, tight twists are no longer just a styling technique, but a style in themselves. They're great for protecting damaged hair and growing it out, plus they're super adorable. The cons of this style are similar to wearing it natural in that it takes a lot of work to maintain and that there is still some social stigma out there against black women wearing their hair natural. But again, don't let that stop you from rocking this fierce style.

2. Tight Twists

Tiny, tight twists are no longer just a styling technique, but a style in themselves. They're great for protecting damaged hair and growing it out, plus they're super adorable. The cons of this style are similar to wearing it natural in that it takes a lot of work to maintain and that there is still some social stigma out there against black women wearing their hair natural. But again, don't let that stop you from rocking this fierce style.

1. Pixie Cut

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Now, any woman can wear her hair however she wants, but certain styles go really well with certain facial structures. I love the pixie cut; it's adorable and low maintenance while remaining super feminine, and it looks really good on women with long faces and high cheekbones. Sadly, there are still some negative associations out there for women with hair this short, but that's definitely no reason not to do it.

1. Pixie Cut

Now, any woman can wear her hair however she wants, but certain styles go really well with certain facial structures. I love the pixie cut; it's adorable and low maintenance while remaining super feminine, and it looks really good on women with long faces and high cheekbones. Sadly, there are still some negative associations out there for women with hair this short, but that's definitely no reason not to do it.