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  • It seems like a lot of celebrities are taking their hair to the chopping block and we’re actually loving their bold new looks! In a world bombarded with beyond-real, gorgeously-perfect long hair, pixie cuts and bobs just scream freshness! It is, however, quite a scary decision to commit to and we’re ultimately left worrying if a short ‘do would suit us.

    When you think about it, moms actually have the most to gain with a short hairdo – think wash-and-wear, pull-proof (yes, as your growing baby will have a heyday pulling your long locks), i-don’t-need-a-hair-dryer kind of hairstyle. Get the picture?  

    The good news is, everyone can do it -- it’s really just a matter of finding the best cut for your face shape. Here’s a guide to help you decide and give you a little push to take the cut!

    oval face

    Got an oval face like that of Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Carey Mulligan or local 'it' girl Angel Jacob? You're among the lucky ones. Aside from the fact that it is the ideal face shape, women with oval-shaped faces can get away with almost any hairstyle, like a bob or a pixie cut if they want a short ‘do. However, their face structure has the natural tendency to look long so it is important to avoid adding length atop the head. Having side-swept and layered bangs will keep the forehead from looking bigger than it really is.


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    oblong face

    If you have an oblong face like model/host Joey Mead, or Australian actress Rose Byrne, you can rock the short 'do, too. Oblong faces usually have high foreheads -- a deep part and side-swept bangs are best to conceal the length and keep the face well proportioned. It is also advisable to create some texture, like soft waves to add volume on the sides of the face. Choose a cut that is either above or below the chin to avoid emphasizing a pointed jawline.

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