Whenever a woman needs a change in her life, she shops for new clothes, shoes or bags, she travels, or she changes her hairstyle. In my case, since I am the practical kind of Maria, I went for changing my hairstyle – drastically, I might add. I went from Rapunzel to a Filipina who’s just gotten about three short haircuts all at once.




What You Need To Know Before Getting Short Haircuts | The Practical BeautyWhat You Need To Know Before Getting Short Haircuts

Before we get into it, you need to know that I cut my hair short to have a change of perspective. You see, and this is for you men reading this now; when a woman cuts her hair, she doesn’t only aim to change her life. She aims to change herself – become more exciting, charming, adventurous and whathaveyou. Isn’t it wonderful that a simple haircut can evoke this kind of change? But, anyway.





Short Haircuts For Women With This Face Shape | The Practical Beauty

Here are a few things you need to consider before getting short haircuts:

  • Ask yourself if you really need to cut your hair short or you just need a trim. Short hairstyles are not for everyone.
  • Does your hair type agree with short hair?
  • Think about how you will maintain and style your new hairstyle.
  • If you end up not liking your cut, how are you going to handle it?
  • Who do you trust to cut your hair in the way you want?




Why I DID NOT Like My Hair Cut

Are Short Haircuts For You | The Practical Beauty

I told everyone on social media that I got a haircut, but I didn’t really say that I loved it. It was OK, but I wasn’t crazy about it. I mean, look at my face shape. It’s round. I know you guys are used to seeing my chiseled cheeks, but it’s contour. So here are the problems I had with my haircut:

  • It was too short.
  • I could barely tie it up.
  • The cut did not go well with my naturally wavy hair.
  • My hair looked all over the place, untamable, and extra frizzy.

There were a couple of factors that brought me to this point. One, I did not explain the hairstyle I wanted to the stylist. Two, the stylist did not see how my hair was, dry and natural because I had my hair up in a bun with hair mousse. I think the stylist assumed that I had straight hair. He was not my usual person who cuts my hair which was another mistake.

The End Of My Short Haircut | The Practical Beauty
Do you see how it’s shaping up but it doesn’t look quite there yet? That’s because my face shape doesn’t suit my short haircut.

Thankfully, my hair has grown out, but I advise you to think long and hard if you really want a drastic change, not just in your life, but in your hairstyle.




Choosing A Stylist

If I can’t talk you out of getting short haircuts, the best thing to do is to choose your stylist wisely. Here are my tips on how to do that:

  • Going to an expensive stylist doesn’t mean that you’re going to get the best haircut. But, I always splurge when I cut my hair short. Short haircuts need precision and judgment that senior stylists have.
  • Talk to you hair stylist. No matter how skilled he or she is, you’ll still need to communicate what you want. Your stylist can, then, tell you whether your hairstyle choice is right for you or not.
  • That’s the other thing, a good stylist will tell you if a short haircut is a terrible idea. He or she doesn’t just cut away without giving you suggestions on what’s a better choice.

Now, How Do You Know If You Got A Good Haircut?

The Practical Beauty With A Short Haircuts | The Practical Beauty
I know where my angle is that’s why I look really thin in pictures when I’m actually chubby.

See how your hair’s going to be without the blowdrying and styling. If it looks great, you got a good haircut. If it doesn’t, well, you can always grow it out.

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