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!
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”