Short haircuts for girls were considered uncustomary by many for centuries. In the past, a young girl with short hair was often a sure sign that the child had experienced a hair care disaster! However, as ideas and views towards gender have changed, the pressure on young girls to keep their hair long is less prevalent than before.
We’re seeing more girls in our kid-friendly salon opt for shorter haircuts than ever. And, we love how a cute short haircut for girls can be just as fun and creative as a long hairstyle! In this article, we’re sharing some reasons why short hair may be right for your daughter and also a few shorter hairstyle ideas we love!
Benefits Of a Cute Short Haircut for Girls
Personal preference should always be the top priority when selecting a haircut. If your daughter decides she wants her hair cut short, and you’re wary if that’s the right choice for her, consider the benefits of a short haircut for girls.
Long hair gets tangled. For young girls with fine hair and active bodies, long hair can easily become full of knots and snarls. Detangling long, messy, and knotty hair can become challenging for parents and sometimes painful for kids.
This is where having a cute short haircut is a major benefit to both kids and parents! Girls with short hair tend to have fewer knots to detangle than children with long hair, making daily hair care struggles almost non-existent.
Fewer Fights Over Hair Care
Daily brushing and combing are essential to keep long hair tangle-free and healthy. When a child with long hair is resistant to a daily hair care routine, struggles between that child and their parents can develop.
While a short haircut won’t magically resolve morning routine frustrations, it can help alleviate tensions brought on by poor hair care hygiene. Short hair is often easier to comb and style than long hair which can save parents and kids from regular fights and headaches.
Boost a Girl’s Confidence With a Cute Short Haircut
Long hair can be frustrating to maintain and manage on your own as a child. When caring for hair becomes too difficult, it can negatively affect a girl’s confidence in both her skills and appearance. A short haircut that’s easier to care for than long hair can help to improve a child’s self-esteem and also allow them greater independence.
Kids that can take care of their body and are self-reliant, are more likely to have better self-confidence and feel proud of themselves than those who do not. Some tips to encourage kids to care for their hair by themselves can include:
- Let your child brush their own hair.
- Allow your child to choose their hairstyle and accessories.
- Praise them for being able to take care of themselves.
- Let your child make mistakes when learning to care for their hair and body.
We Love These Cute Short Haircuts For Girls
Short hair can be just as versatile and fun as long hair. And, you don’t have to say good-bye to pretty up-do’s and feminine hairstyles, there are plenty of options for personalization with short hairstyles too! Consider three of our favourite hairstyles that are supercute, short, and tidy.
The Classic Bob
A bob haircut is when hair is cut straight around the head with a length around the height of the jawline. Bob haircuts can incorporate bangs in the front if desired. While many bob hairstyles have an A-line cut, meaning the hair is shorter in the back than in the front, it’s not necessary.
Many famous celebrities have worn bob hairstyles over the years including Taylor Swift, Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Kerry Washington, Rihanna, and Millie Bobby Brown.
Super Short Pixie
The pixie haircut emerged in the post-war years of the 1920’s and has been fashionable ever since. Pixie haircuts are extremely short, even shorter than most traditional boyish hairstyles, but are cute and sweet as can be.
We love pixie haircuts for girls because they are super easy to maintain, let a little girl’s beautiful face shine through, and can still be styled when desired.
New Ideas: Shaved Hairstyles
Hairstyle trends are constantly changing, especially among the tween and teenage crowd! In 2021, shaved hairstyles are becoming increasingly popular for young girls. Shaved hairstyles are exciting because they allow girls to express themselves uniquely and allow them to change their look as often as they’d like.
A popular shaved hairstyle for girls we see includes keeping hair long on the top and shaved on the sides. These styles are often adorned with vibrant and bold hair colours such as hot pink, cobalt blue, or ice white.
Ready For Your Girl to Take the Short Hair Plunge?
When your daughter is ready to try a short haircut, be sure to take her to a salon that focuses only on kids haircuts. In Victoria, BC, the expert staff at Lizzy Lee & Me are always ready to welcome our customers and care for them during their haircut and style. To book your child’s next appointment, call our salon or book your appointment online.