If you ever had long, luscious hair at some point, you probably remember daily showers of compliments that often go alongside it. If you've never had it, the chances are you always wanted it.

But aren’t we all just idealizing the locks the same way we do when looking at Boticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”? After all, women these days have much more important things to do when taking care of something that’s subjectively pretty (is it really) and questionably comfy (no, it’s not).

So this time, we’re celebrating the fresh, unique, and without a doubt, super cool look of trimmed hair. Going from long to short is one heck of a transformation, and these women seem like they don’t regret it a single bit. So scroll down and upvote your favorite haircuts, and let us know which looks, long or short, you prefer in the comments below!

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Capelli rosa e patate
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4 months ago

Look at that smile! ☺️

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Second one has more character. She's beautiful in both pictures!

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To find out more about haircuts and what an expert has to say on the ongoing debate between long and short hair, Bored Panda reached out to Dovile Osia, an experienced hair stylist and colorist based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dovile told us that usually, clients with long hair value it a lot and aren’t in a rush to cut it. “This is when we have to politely bring them back to reality and remind them what it means to have brittle and fragile hair that hasn't seen a cut in a long time.”

According to the hair stylist, beauty is not only the length of hair. “I always encourage a regular trim even for these clients who are in the process of growing their hair.”

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

Really livened up her look!

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littlesaresare
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4 months ago

Damn that is long hair

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Dovile also explained that a good hair stylist should always take into an account what their client wants. “If the look that the client wants to go for is not really realistic, we talk until we find a middle ground.”

When it comes to short hair, Dovile says that everyone can have it, but “it really depends on the head's anatomy, hairline, the shape of the face, hair type, and lifestyle.”

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

Beautiful!

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#6

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

AAAWWWW! 👩💖💖

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#7

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Diddlybop
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4 months ago

So prettyyy

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#8

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Martin Forbes
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4 months ago

T shirt is awesome and so is the new hair style, it really shows off her face.

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#9

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Aunt Messy
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4 months ago

That cut takes away fifteen years.

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Some haircut transformations are truly life-changing. This is what happened to Dovile, who remembers the time she decided to part with her long hair. “I wasn’t yet a hair stylist at the time, but I realized that with long hair, I won’t have that ‘wow’ look.”

“But as soon as I cut it, my life changed. People would ask me how I made such a brave decision, and they would give me compliments. My friends would also tell me that short hair gave me character.”

However, if short hair really works for one person, that doesn’t mean it would work for another. “Beauty is subjective. I believe that you look your most beautiful when you feel good.”

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

This looks much healthier!

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#11

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow!!

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#12

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You are Beautiful (He, Him)
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4 months ago

Covering up a rude comment😊

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#13

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ume reid
Community Member
4 months ago

suits her!

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#14

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Lys Chen
Community Member
4 months ago

I see so many women with thin straight hair and their "after"-pics look awesome. But I have thick wavy hair, I look like a triangle-head with a Bob :(

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#15

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LC Greenwood
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4 months ago

So chic!!! Love this!

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If you’re thinking about getting yourself a post-pandemic makeover with some edgy haircut, Dovile said that the most popular cuts at the moment are razor cuts. “It’s anything from shag to mullet-kind of hair. Meanwhile, more conservative women opt for the long-time favorite bob hair and its variations.”

Dovile concluded that pretty hair requires time and care, and it doesn’t matter how long it may be. “Shorter hair means you’d probably have more visits to hair salons, and long hair demands some nourishing mask treatments at home. Don’t forget to give some time to yourself.”

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Daria Z
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4 months ago

Gorgeous hair in both!

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#17

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LC Greenwood
Community Member
4 months ago

Great transformation! Hair looks chic and healthy

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#18

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Owl
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, you look so good!

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#19

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Gab s
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4 months ago

It's like two different people. Gorgeous on both but as long as she is happy, all else is moot.

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#20

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Madison Feehan
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4 months ago

The volume on that doo! 😲👩💇‍♀️

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#21

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Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Now she has a hairstyle.

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#22

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Ann Finger
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4 months ago

Both very pretty! She is lovely!

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#23

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Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

I prefer the first look to be honest

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#24

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Daria Z
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing!

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#25

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Draco Malfoy
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4 months ago (edited)

is it just me or does the second just seem to fit her

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deceaced_NEMO
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4 months ago (edited)

I love the highlights, thats actually how I want my hair

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#27

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

I'm not a big fan of weird hair colors but this one is so cute on her!

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#28

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Jacki Davenport
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful

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#29

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

I could never pull this off. I would look like a raisin with some lint on top :/

crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
4 months ago

u can pull off anything with that sense of humor! u made me LOL <3

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Sofia Sternberg
Community Member
4 months ago

Love this

Valereee
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow! She is gorgeous...I agree, not very many could pull this off !

Daisy Rothschild
Community Member
4 months ago

As in men, you have to have the right shaped head to pull off a shaved tight look and she can do either or both! the makeup is on point too

Diane Lyons
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous in both pics

ᑭIᗰᑭᒪE ᖴᗩᑕE
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4 months ago

Women who choose to shave their head really brings out the hatred in some of y'all, huh 🙄

jasper
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4 months ago

I like her longer hair better, but both look great.

Jewell Martin
Community Member
4 months ago

Not for me.

Nancy Buckheister
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope

Glenn Zoontjens
Community Member
4 months ago

Not a fan of the "after"

Rose Sakkara Blacke
Community Member
6 days ago

she's stunning in both styles

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 months ago

I like it & so much easier in the mornings!

DetongLhamo
Community Member
4 months ago

I’ve had my hair this short but as you age and your face isn’t quite so ‘pixie’ like, it doesn’t work. When I did have it this short I actually felt more confident and attractive.

Janet Chaney
Community Member
4 months ago

either way she's stunning

Robbi Tomsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Very classy

Dana Ward
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful style for her.

MAKtheknife
Community Member
4 months ago

Not my fav.

Francie Traschen
Community Member
4 months ago

gorgeous. all the models in this posting are gorgeous

Carol Roeder
Community Member
4 months ago

Say it ain't so! I'll take the first one over the new cut! Again, shaved heads and women do not compute! Not sexy at all!

Sherry
Community Member
4 months ago

The first one looks like a skunk ready to spray...

Lila Grace
Community Member
4 months ago

I love bald heads on women. So beautiful

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks fierce in with the barely there hair.A well shaped,pretty head is preferred for the second cut

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
4 months ago

She's striking in both, but I like the before better.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
4 months ago

She is just really pretty regardless

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
4 months ago

When you have a beautiful face, you can wear ANY hairstyle!! I have the feeling this fits her personality perfectly!!

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
4 months ago

Not sure why she did this- not my business- but you have to have a really nicely shaped skull to pull this off. I have an odd dip in my scalp in the back, so I'd look weird...

Morgan
Community Member
4 months ago

The before is so hot!! Not so sure about the after.

Joy Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

Really cute!

Jean Jensen
Community Member
4 months ago

All weird but only for the entertainment business

lynn marrapodi
Community Member
4 months ago

Stunning and brave!

JD Lee
Community Member
4 months ago

I actually love the before but can appreciate the freedom of "after".

Jackie Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

Both are AMAZING!

June Dominguez
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful woman but cut sucks!

Mandy Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

This girl would look good with any hairstyle.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes. Let’s start all over.

Heather Atwood
Community Member
4 months ago

With a face like that, she should be OBLIGATED to wear her hair that short! Gorgeous!!

The Rainbow Zebra
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm losing my hair due to a chronic disease.... I LOVE THIS

Billy The Kid
Community Member
4 months ago

Even though she looks like a porcupine in the first one, I still prefer it.

Elizabeth McConchie
Community Member
4 months ago

I don’t think either one is particularly flattering.

Shellia Ventura
Community Member
4 months ago

I always wished I could have this look, just love it.

Elena Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

I wish I had the guts...

Calla Walker
Community Member
4 months ago

I Luv it!!! Shes Beautiful and her natural color makes her eyes stand out also shows of her features Im not brave enough to do it but I Luv it on certain people who can actually pull it off!!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope too ..short of when longer like some exotic bird

Brie Sansotta
Community Member
4 months ago

Cold in Winter!

Kelli Hardin
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous both styles!

Nicole Switzer
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks awesome in both pics!

Iggy
Community Member
4 months ago

Both are great.

Maris madness
Community Member
4 months ago

Love love

Loa Mun
Community Member
4 months ago

wow she looks so fierce i love it

Dena Cox
Community Member
4 months ago

Neither...grow it longer

Milena Belic
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't like either of them

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope, prefer the before

SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Sinead O'connor, is that you?

Lori T Wisconsin
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope

Evita Waybrant
Community Member
4 months ago

Why? Looked great before

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Cupcake168
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4 months ago

I would like to hear the story behind that one. Sometimes you need to do what you do.

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