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    Posted: April 13 2003 at 2:51pm
When I had long hair I never dreamed I would go to as short of a hairstyle as I have now,(I now wear a very short, carefully styled pixie; close cropped on the sides and in back, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long on top and in front, neatly trimmed).

Whenever I see a woman with hair even shorter than mine, I often wonder how short would I dare go. An even shorter pixie/crop like the style now worn by Jamie Lee Curtis? A Susan Powter look in her platinum crewcut days? Even a Sinead O'Conner buzzcut?

I believe the shortest I could go with a hairstyle would be the very short crewcut length of Susan Powter. And being Hispanic with a "tan" complexion and dark eyes(like Susan has), I would love to see what I would look like in a platinum crewcut!


I don't think I have the guts to go that short though and bleach my hair platinum blonde. I probably won't go any shorter than I have my hair now.

If you are a woman who wears short hair, how short with your hairstyle would you dare go?
If you are a man who admires women with short hair, how short do you think a woman should go with her hair?

Assuming of course that she has the features to go with a very short look.
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Originally posted by Lady Maria Lady Maria wrote:


If you are a man who admires women with short hair, how short do you think a woman should go with her hair?

Assuming of course that she has the features to go with a very short look.


Interesting question... I'm not even sure what my answer would be. Halle Berry, for instance, can go incredibly short, like she has it now. But I personally think she looked even sexier in 'Swordfish', when she had a more wild, curly look -- it just seemed friskier. So I like a little bit of length to run my fingers through, but not enough to hide a gal's ears or neck.
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There shoukd be no artificially imposed limits on how short a woman can go with her hair. It is totally an individual thing.
___as mentioned a woman as beautiful as Halle Berry looks great with super short hair. Persis Khambatta and Eve salvail looked sensational bald for that matter. Other women should go no shorter than a bob cut.
As with men there should be no limit imposed on a woman.

__the other thing to consider other than a woman being honest with herself on how short she can go and look good ,is her work situation. most workplaces accept short pixies and short afros on African-American women but would not accept a buzzcut or shaved head on a lady. In the arts fields or certain other fields even a shaved head would be accepted.
_____obviously a woman has to take into account her workplace situation.
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Brent .

I wear my hair in a short afro that is cut so short, cropped close to the head, that it is a buzzcut!!!

I work in a government office and I've never had a problem with anyone wearing it this short.
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That's good Melba that you can wear your hair that short and that it is accepted where you work.

Brent makes a couple of good points.
Different women look good in different short styles and how short a woman can wear her hair is somewhat determined by where she lives and works.

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Along this topic of how short would you go. I met a woman at a coffeeshop last weekend who I chatted with for a few minutes who had a buzzcut and she looked good with it. I told her I liked her hairstyle and we chatted a little about hair and whatnot. She had her light brown hair cropped very short,almost right to the scalp, an almost bald buzzcut. She was tall and slender with a nice figure, and she looked feminine; she had good features and was dressed feminine. Nothing too fancy,a blouse and a skirt, she wore makeup, had nice earrings,etc.

She told me she was a graduate student working part time doing computer work of some sort.

I asked her about reactions she got from having hair that short. She said for the most part the reactions were positive from men and women. I told her I wished I had the guts to try a buzzcut, (but I know I will probably never do it).


Also she was tall and looked like a model. I think I'm attractive and feminine but I'm not tall and statuesque like a fashion model. If a woman is tall AND attractive with features like a model it's easier for them to wear an extreme hair style, it just seems to me they can get away with it easier.
She was stunning really, unusual but she could get away with it.

What doesn't look good is when a woman,(and you sometimes see this with teenage girls or women of college age) who try a buzzcut or some extremely short cut and they end up looking not elegent, not stunning and attractive, but rather a little like a goofy punk girl, especially if they have too many piercings in odd places like their eyebrows or their lips,(which they sometimes have) , or wear silly looking clothes(which they sometimes do) or color their buzzcut pink or orange or something stupid like that. In that case the buzzcut just looks silly not fashionable.
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Maria:

Agreed! Bald women or women with buzzcuts can be incredibly beautiful and stunning! As you say they need to have the look for it and have to be classy and feminine in their clothing, jewelry and for that matter their demeanor.

Aldo agree that the punk look is appalling whether the young woman wears a buzzcut or not. The pierced lipped, heavily tattooed, green and purple hair bunch really are clowns.
What is pathetic is when a 35 year old goes for the punk look. Bad enough for an 18 year old.




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I have known several women over the years who have buzzed or shaved thier heads and were very beautiful... But you have to have the face and head for it...

I shave my head every other day and wouldn't consider ever growing my hair back... I love the feel and the look!
Change is good for the soul and fun to talk about!
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You are right Tony, another thing to consider when going to an extremely short cut is not only your facial features but your head shape. Obviously the shorter you go the more your head shape comes into play.

Good points regarding very short crops, buzzcuts or shaved heads.
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Well,i guess I'm alone on this one,since I love the punk look

But again,even if i do love that look,take into account where you are working,where you are,etc.

Punk or not,i loooove short hairstyles,and i wish..i just wish i had the guts to try something that short.I will only try..erm...chin length hair.
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Maria:

I had to comment on something you wrote. You said that tall women can get away with a buzzcut or bald look easier than shorter women can. That is to say the"fashion model, tall, slender girl"type is somehow better suited to hair that short, more than other women.
I have to disagree a little with that. I have seen some awfully attractive young ladies wearing crewcuts, buzzcuts and bald looks who are your short, petite types. What's more important than height is: - how pretty is the woman's face,her headshape, does she look good with little or no hair, does it suit her overall look, and importantly, her attitude. Does she like her look and wear it with confidence.
All of that Maria.
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Maybe you are right Brent.

Thanks for your responses. You make some very good points, thanks.
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I agree with you Brent, height doesn't matter, your face and head shape do matter.
If I felt I didn't have the features and headshape for such a short afro as I wear, I wouldn't have my hair cut this way!!! That's for sure!!!!!
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. A woman should have input from her man on how short she wears her hair.
I am a woman who believes a woman should try to please her man by wearing the style that he loves on her, no matter how long or short he wants her hair.
That is part of loving someone.
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What if your husband wears his hair the way that HE wants to and the wife really hates it! Should she still "Please her man"? What if she likes her short but he hates it? What then? Debbie
There is more to life than hair...Come on---Go get a life!!!!!!!
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Ideally the man and woman in the relationship would have hair styles that please each other.



I am fortunate in that way. I like my guy's hairstyle and he likes my hairstyle so there is no problem in our relationship concerning hairstyles.

Couples should communicate on this issue.

But I am sure each couple figures this issue out for themselves.
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I don't know, it's the woman that has to wear the hair to work, shopping, wherever, she should have most of (if not ALL of) the say as to how she wears her hair (short, long, blonde, brunette, straight, curly, etc)
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Ditto! Pleasing your man is fine, but that shouldn't be your (or your hair's) sole purpose. You should be happy with your own hair, and if your other half likes it too, that's a nice bonus. I wouldn't do "no matter what" to my hair, just to please my boyfriend.
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I agree Isla, a woman has to ultimately decide what hair she wears. It is nice if your guy likes it too however, my guy does thankfully.

Speaking of how short would you go, I went for a trim this morning and my hair now is the shortest I have ever had it, still in a pixie style but only a little over an inch, perhaps an inch and a half long at it's longest and trimmed very short on the sides and in back, about the same length as Jamie Lee Curtis's new very short pixie.

I think that is as short as I can go, any shorter and I am basically wearing a crewcut.

How about some of you other short haired ladies, how are you wearing your hair these days?
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Maria:
Good, very good. I'm very happy you are wearing your hair as short as you are, I'm sure you look great!!! My wife has extremely short hair as well, I do adore beautiful women in short hair!-
As you know Maria I am not a big fan of extremes, especially "liberal" extremes, but extremely short hair on a beautiful woman is one extreme I very much like!!!
Have a very good evening dear lady!!!
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