Experts Agree: This Formula Reveals If Short Hair Suits You

Amy Lewis

Deciding if you should chop off your locks and embrace short hair can be an incredibly tough choice. However, we've found that it can be a liberating experience, not to mention the ultimate confidence boost. But before you head down to your hairstylist's clutching a picture of your favourite celeb's short haircut, you need to find out if it will look good on you full stop. 

Thankfully we have a genius trick that will help you find out whether or not a bob will look good on you. It's merely a simple case of maths and measuring your face. Fear not: It's not complicated; all you have to do is follow the below instructions. Keep scrolling to see our trick for finding out if short hair looks good on you, plus how to cut your hair short according to your hair type.

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The 5.5-Centimeter Rule

Discovered by hair icon John Frieda, the rule is simply this:

1. Take a pencil and place it under your chin.

2. Then place a ruler under your ear. 

3. Take the measurement from where the pencil and the ruler meet. 

4. If it's less that 5.5 centimeters, short hair is go. If not, you should consider sticking to a longer length. Easy, no? 

Now keep scrolling to find the right short hairstyle for your type of hair.

Next up! Eight five-minute hairstyles for short hair.

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