Short Hair – Is This The New Summer Trend?


Looks like short hair is going to be the trend this summer! The latest to join the long line of celebs who already made the cut are Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum and Renee Zellweger.

As much as I love how shorter hair gives you that sexy, edgy vibe, it does take the right features and a whole lotta courage to chop it all off. The last time I had short hair was over 10 years ago *lol*

So what about you ladies? Are you digging the look? Will you be spotting shorter hair this summer?

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Haha this post came in time.. well kind of. I chopped off my waist length hair during Chinese New Year in a VERY impulsive moment. And well long story short, my boyfriend is still in mourning. But next paycheque I’m hoping to go for an edgy Rihanna asymmetrical bob-y hair do!

  2. Hayden looks stunning with shorter hair! Can’t say I like it much on the other two you posted. I’ve been tempted a few times to lop it all off, but I’m scared I don’t have defined enough of a facial structure to really carry it off.

  3. Oh dear, I do not like this trend, I think they looked better before! Call me old fashioned, but I will always think long hair rocks :)

  4. I chopped my hair off about 8 months ago and I LOVE it. I get so many compliments and I do feel like it makes a girl look more edgier and stylish. It does depend on how she can pull it off though. I was so scared to cut it but its the best thing I ever did. Everyone says I look better with short hair!

  5. So many of these women get their hair cut off on a whim then wind up getting extensions because they miss their long hair. I was foolish enough to get a chin length bob 2 different times & have finally learned that I like my hair at least shoulder length. The truth is, most women look better with hair.

  6. I think short hair can look good on certain people, depending on how the hair is cut and how the person’s facial features look like. I love Rihanna and Natalie Portman with short hair. Hayden looks pretty good with it too. Heidi doesn’t look bad with short hair, but I definitely like her with the long locks.

  7. I have to agree Hayden looks stunning with this hairstyle but Heidi Klum and Renee Zellweger…not so much. Although, I would say if you have always wanted to try having short hair go for it! So what if it doesn’t look perfect, you’ll never know until you try it and within a few months it will grow back to a reasonable length =] (Plus it will grow back quicker in the warmer months) I’ve had my hair short for about three years now and I love it! I’ve even gone for undershaved and mohawk before now…recently I had my shoulder length hair shaved on a number 7 and I’ve had a lot of compliments. So seriously, if you want to try it….just go for it 😉

  8. Heidi is the only one whose haircut looks good. But even on her, the long hair made her look extraordinary. I strongly prefer long hair on 99 of 100 women.

  9. Hayden Looks Beautiful With Short Hair.. But Idk If Its What She Indended… If You Look Close In Most Of Her Short Hair Pics It Looks Quite Fried…! I Think Ill Be Expecting Her To Grow It Back In!

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