From the first minute we can understand what a princess is, we see them with long tresses, thanks to Disney. In school we take pride in our long locks and look down on peers who sport short hairstyles, thinking long hair is the only way to show how feminine you are. Even if I have nothing against girls who believe they need to grow Rapunzel-like tresses and struggle to grow their long hair naturally, I discovered the perks of rocking short hair. The feeling you get when you pick up all those damaged and split ends, make a pony-tail and chop it off with a knife, like Princess Xena would have done, is priceless! Well, maybe I had a stylist who cut off my hair, not with a knife, but with a pair of scissors, but still, the feeling you get when you shake all that hair is priceless. Apart from that, there are many more reasons to sport a short hairstyle and here they are.
You are going to save time and money
Long hair requires a lot of styling and maintenance products, which are very expensive. By contrast, short hair seems to be an investment in both your amount of free time and your bank account. Short hair is low maintenance and if you are a busy mom who also has a career, you will thank yourself later on for cutting your long tresses.
Hair styling is as simple as it can be
When you have short hair you can get away with almost no styling at all, depending on your haircut. After you wash your tresses, they will dry off easier and faster, allowing you to try on some of the coolest short hairstyles, using couple of pins and your hands. Even fancier hairdos are going to be piece of cake. And if you have no time for styling, get some wax on your hands and arrange your bedhair into something presentable. Because you can!
Celebrities love short hair
If you look at celebrities, you will see they also love short hair. Kardashians are going for sleek lobs, Emma Stone is sporting a bob, along with Lena Dunham… they are only three examples of all the celebrities who enjoy the perks of short hair. Regardless of age, celebrities are learning the advantages of having a short hairstyle and they absolutely love it, which makes short hair trendy.
Short hair is best for summer
People with long hair find summer upsetting because their necks are always wet – under those long tresses it’s very hot. By comparison, short hair is a blessing, as it allows the wind to caress your neck and shoulders. In fact, cutting your hair can lower your body temperature up to 5 degrees, which is a lot! Besides, you don’t have to tie all that long hair in a bun during the night, to avoid it from becoming a sweaty, tangled mess that requires washing in the morning.