Since we live in the 21st century there isn’t much in the world of fashion and especially hairstyles that hasn’t been tried already so in the wake of the era when we can only revive the trends of yesteryear, the question remains, which ones are worth reviving and which are better left to be forgotten. It is sort of a general understanding that girls should have long hair and boys should have short hair but this idea is sort of a byproduct of the simple biological fact that women have faster hair growth than men.
During the past century in particular, this biological fact has been put aside by many people, thanks to the decade and culture that they belonged to or to their self image. During the late 70’s and all throughout the 80’s for instance, there was a trend that the hottest celebrity guys were those that had a sort of feminine side to them, who wore makeup, who had long hair and dressed accordingly – and as an opposite of that, there was a trend among women to be more masculine. Take Grace Jones for instance – there wasn’t a man on this planet who didn’t want to get to bed with her, or at least to get beaten up by her, especially after her role in the second part of the Conan saga, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She had short hair and she wasn’t the only one at that time.
After a sort of hiatus that short hair had with women in the nineties and the “zeroes” (I still don’t know how to refer to this particular decade), it is once more back into the limelight and is being sported by many a famous beauty. All guys will most likely agree with me that the most surprising and yet at the same time most pleasing transformation from a long haired beauty to a short haired one was that of the sexy Emma Watson whose literally boyish hairstyle still makes her look absolutely adorable and enticing. Of course, we also shouldn’t forget beauties such as Natalie Portman, Victoria Beckham, Hale Berry and Keira Knightley who have all been sporting short hairstyles.
Last but by no means least, the girl who has tried out all different kinds of short hairstyles and mixed them around with plenty of different colors is Rihanna. You can see her sporting an angled bob hairstyle or various types of updo styles and also those that require a woman of her boldness, with all the shaved portions and layers of hair on top formed in different shapes. Of course, she has been known to wear long hair as well, but we are all more in tune with Rihanna when her hair is short. All in all, even though it might have looked like some sort of a passing trend in the last decades of the past century, short hair for women has withstood the test of time and is now officially back in circulation.