One of my best read posts is a post I wrote in my very early days of blogging on haircuts for tall women (you can read that particular post here). As you’ll see, the post is not so much about what hairstyles would suit tall women, but it’s just me contemplating a longer a-symmetric bob (which I never got). Seeing the amount of reads that post get though, there clearly is an interest from tall women on how to style their hair, so I did some research and asked tall women on their thoughts.
One thing that became very clear was that there is no such thing as “tall girl hair”. Sorry. Some prefer short, some prefer long, some prefer mid-length. I too was hoping to go to the hairdresser and just ask for the ‘tall girl cut’, but nope, ain’t gonna happen.
I will give you the long and short of the feedback I got from various tall women, as food for thought next time you have an appointment at your hairdresser. Here we go:
Long hair advocates
1. Tall and broad shoulders? Quite a few ladies feel more comfortable with longer hair in that case, myself included, to cover those shoulders up.
2. Some tall women prefer long hair as they feel a bit boyish being tall.
Whilst I personally do not feel masculine because of my height at all, longer hair does make me feel more feminine, if that makes sense?
3. Being tall and having longer hair complements each other, they say
Short hair advocates:
1. Celebrate the long neck: show it off and rock that pixie.
2. Shorter hair is a bit more mature
3. Short hair is easier to maintain (though I’m sure the messy-bun lovers have a different opinion… 😉 )
No miracle: long or short, whatever cut you choose, it should suit the shape of your face. I have to confess that I have serious trouble deciding on what face shape I have though, and those face shape pics with advice you find online aren’t helping much:
I know I can rule out square, and likely round too. But my face is a bit oval. And long as well I guess. On a good day, I see a hint of heart too. And aren’t diamonds a girl’s best friend? So this ain’t helping me much. I only know that I prefer my hair longer. It makes me feel me, it suits me.
And that’s what it is; the most important thing is that if you feel happy and confident with it, you can rock any hairstyle you like. Long or short, tall or short.
Curl it, Cut it, Dye it.
At the end of the day, confidence is the best hairstyle.