Women With Short Hair Are Beautiful: 10 Attractive Actresses With Short Hair
It seems that I've been hearing a lot of buzz about short-haired women lately, so I'm here to set the story straight!
Myths About Women With Short Hair
- They recently had their heart broken
- They are lesbians
- They don't care about their appearance
- They don't look good/feminine
Have you ever heard any of these? If I had a dime for every time I'd heard any of these myths, I'd have quit writing for money a long time ago. There is a general perception that women go for the scissors as soon as they feel any strong emotion, or that women with short hair don't care about their appearance and are boyish, gay, or unattractive.
This couldn't be further from the truth. While it is a stereotypical look adopted by certain lesbians, there are just as many lesbians with long "feminine" hair, and many women with short hair are, in fact, quite heterosexual. While not every hairstyle works for everyone, there are many women who look great with short hair.
My Short Hair Story
I had short hair for two years, and I can say that I did not cut it off after my heart was broken. Rather, I was growing bored with my long hair and was ready to update my look, so one day I put it into two braids, chopped them off, and sent them to Locks of Love.
I then visited my hairstylist, who gave me a very short pixie cut. Everyone complimented my look, saying it brought out the good features of my face. I don't mean to brag, but men were suddenly surrounding me like wild dogs. Maybe some of them had weird perceptions about "wild, short-haired women" (if you get my drift), maybe the new do made me look older than my 19 years, or maybe, like my friends said, my new confidence in my appearance was what attracted them. After all, they do say that confidence is the sexiest thing about a person.
Anyway, aside from the positive feedback, I also received some negative feedback from both women and men. A few people asked me if I had made the dramatic change because of boy trouble, and one or two men actually approached me with the line, "I don't have a problem with women with short hair." Red flag! If you don't have a problem with it, why is it the first thing you're bringing up? I also received very honest statements from some people: "I just think that girls should have long hair. Period. End of discussion."
I loved my short hair for many reasons: It was easy to take care of, it was fresh and made me stand out, and I really believe that it made my face look nicer. However, I eventually wanted a change and decided to grow my hair out again. It now hangs halfway down my back, and I love it. I like to style it in a romantic way, with braids, twists, and its natural curls. Still, I'm certain that in a year or two, I'll once again get the urge to chop it all off again. This may be after a traumatic event, but most likely, it'll just be because I'm ready for this fun, sexy hairstyle once again.
I would post a picture, but I'm afraid I can't compete with all of the gorgeous actresses I'm about to show you below, so, sorry!
Short Hair on Woman and Girls: Taboo?
While short hair may not seem like much of a female taboo to most people, any woman with a short do will be able to tell you that it throws some people off-center. While it isn't a taboo, it certainly is edgy, modern, unorthodox, and exciting. Because long hair on a young woman is so beautiful, a girl with a short coif radiates confidence in her appearance. It also communicates independence, as this woman is obviously not afraid to go against the grain.
Below are some photos of great-looking women who can pull off short hair. During my research for this article, I found dozens of outstanding photos, but I decided to include the women who I felt pulled the hairstyle off best. You'll see that most of them have oval-shaped faces and that the short hair really makes their facial angles pop.
1. Audrey Hepburn
She's a classic, so I'm just going to get it over with. Considered by some to be one of the most beautiful women ever, Audrey Hepburn continues to be a standard for fashion, beauty, and short hair cuts. In a way, she defines the look.
2. Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder's doe-eyes, thin face, and delicate features are enhanced by her pixie cut. She isn't generally associated with short hair, but I think she pulled it off better than a lot of people can.
Rihanna has a more unique face than many celebrities, and she takes her short hair to her own level with her sassy and rebellious image. I think it works wonderfully on her, and I prefer her with short hair, though she looks great no matter what.
4. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is another actress that has become classically associated with short hair. She has very sophisticated facial features and an oval face with a very defined jawbone. I think that she looks great with any hairstyle, but short hair makes her stand out that much more.
5. Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams is very feminine in her style, and she has a sweet face that goes wonderfully with a pixie cut. I think that her facial features pop a little bit less than the previous women, but her beautiful eyes are highlighted.
6. Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard is, in my opinion, one of the best looking celebrities on the scene right now. She has very intense, emotional eyes. Though this haircut is from a movie, I think it's a style she should consider adopting in real life!
7. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is another celebrity that people often associate with a short haircut. Though she looks great any way she does her hair, her short cut adds to her sophisticated demeanor.
8. Emma Watson
Because we all got to know her in Harry Potter, many were shocked to see Emma Watson with a pixie cut. She looks so glamorous! Her face shape, dark eyebrows, and eyes all work with her hair.
9. Carey Mulligan
This cut is a little grown-out, but Carey Mulligan pulls off the pixie in her own unique way. Her round cheeks and childlike face make her look very warm and friendly with short hair.
10. Audrey Tatou
Last but not least, another French actress. Audrey Tatou has a mysterious vibe about her. I think she really looks best with short hair because it adds to her allure!