It seems like many celebrities are cutting off their long, luxurious locks in favor of shorter hairstyles these days. First came Emma Watson, then Miley Cyrus, now even YouTube's Geek 'n Sundry star Felicia Day has chosen to go short.
It's no wonder. Shorter hair is much easier and less time-consuming to care for, and still provides a classic look. Short hair can be shaped to suit almost any female face shape. For example, Felicia Day, who has more of a square face shape chose a style with a bit more length in the front and on the sides, which suits her well, and gives her a number of styling options. Emma Watson has a rounder face profile, and her super short locks were perfectly suited to bringing out her most striking features.
Many have disparaged Miley Cyrus' new cut, but this is mostly due to the edgy, spiked-up way she chooses to wear it. In fact, her style is quite well-chosen, as it gives her a whole range of styling options. When worn smoothed down, the top length can give a quite classic and glamorous look that's well-suited to the red carpet.
The other advantage of short hairstyles is their appeal to women of any age. While longer styles are usually reserved for younger women, shorter hair can look good on women of any age - just take a look at women like Jamie Lee Curtis or Meryl Streep. As we get older, our hair tends to thin and become more prone to breakage; short hair can help avoid these issues and provides a fabulous alternative to the overly permed look of days past.