Ready for The Big Chop? These 5 Short Hairstyles Will Give You Instant Inspirations

2018 is all about short hairstyles. It's the year to be brave and embrace the short haircut. Here are our top 5 short hairstyles to help inspire your next visit to the hairdressers.

The year 2018 is all about short hairstyles: Be brave and embrace a short ‘do! The benefits of a short haircut are that it’s incredibly easy to style, and it’s fast. Plus, it doesn’t interfere with things like workout routines. When you’re exercising, short hair doesn’t have to be tied back, as it’s already out of the way, so it won’t get caught in your face. Having less hair to deal with on a daily basis means you’ll have more time to spend on the things you love. Not to mention the cut back in the amount of shampoo, conditioner and styling products you need to use.

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For many, the idea of chopping off hair can be terrifying. Don’t be afraid to switch up your style. It’s a great way to start over, and if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back to be long before you know it. You might even end up liking it more and walk is more confident with head and neck held a little higher. The initial shock of getting your hair cut can be overwhelming, but give it a week or so to let it grow out a little and get used to the new style. However, it will take some time to get used tofeeling the breeze tickling your neck.

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If you decide to make this dramatic change, it’s important to be confident that the person cutting your hair is on the same page that you are. Take images of ideas of short hairstyles you like on other people for the hairstylist to reference. Find a short haircut that works for your hair and your face shape. Search for a hairstylist that you trust, who knows what they are doing and who will take the time to help you achieve the right look.

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It’s just hair at the end of the day, and it will grow back eventually. Why not take the plunge get a short haircut and embrace a more sophisticated style? Trust us, you will quickly forget you ever had long hair to begin with. From the classic bob to quirky pixie cut, here are our top 5 short hairstyles to help inspire you.

5.) Pixie Cut

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The pixie cut is a short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped in layers, typically so as to create a slightly tousled effect. It is a variant of the crop. Pixie cuts were popularized first in the 1950s when Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her debut film Roman Holiday. The pixie cut is a signature look for celebrities looking to revamp their image. Pixies are very easy to maintain and can be worn casually, or dressed up for special occasions. The pixie haircut is still super stylish and is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd.

 4.) The Bob

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The bob cut is a short hairstyle for women in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw level, often with a bangs at the front. Bobs can be cut at the ears, below the ears or above shoulders. The bob is a timeless classic hairstyle that can be worn by everyone. They can look very different depending on the cut and the way of styling. The bob was first created by Polish-born hairdresser Antoine de Paris in France in 1909, and it’s been in fashion ever since.

 3.) The Shag

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The shag cut is a layered hairstyle with various lengths. Textured layers are feathered at the top and sides. The layers make the hair full around the crown, and the hair thins to fringes around the edges. During the 1990s, Jennifer Aniston popularized the hairstyle in her role as Rachel in Friends. The shag looks fantastic in any hair length and adds a stylish yet edgy twist to a look. Created by barber Paul McGregor, the shag is a versatile, edgy hairstyle, able to be worn extremely messy or seamlessly straight.

 2.) Short Gradation

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The short gradation cut provides volume and looks beautiful. Short and higher layers give more volume to the hair. An angled style that’s not too extreme enhances the faces best features. You will quickly learn how to style a graduated cut with little to no effort. A great time-saving style, short, graduated cuts are ideal for thinner, naturally straight hair. It’s also the perfect style for showing off your statement earrings and letting your personality shine through. A no-fuss cut with only minimum of styling required on a daily basis

1.) Pompadour

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The pompadour cut, also known as the quiff or the “faux hawk,” is quite a brand-new hairstyle. Usually, the pompadour hairstyle is shaved clearly on both sides and teased top in the center. The hair is swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead, and sometimes upswept around the sides and back as well. It has become a popular option for singers such as Pink and a number of other celebrities. It’s named after the mistress of King Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, who preferred to wear her hair swept high up off the face.

Most hairstyles can look professional regardless of length. However, many business experts agree that a short haircut makes for a terrific professional appearance. Too, a short haircut in the summer months is great when the heat just gets to be too much to bear. It will make you feel cooler and much more comfortable. It’s easy to use hair as a security blanket to hide behind, but with these fashion-forward short hairstyles, you’ll have no choice but to be bold, go forth and let your confidence shine.

Have you been considering cutting your hair? Which one of these short hairstyles would you choose? Tell us in the comments below or share your short hairstyles with us on social media, tag @topfivecom and #top5shorthairstyles.

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