The Best Short Haircut for Your Face Shape

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Michelle Williams
Oval-shaped faces can pull off just about any look -- especially one that's as bold as Williams' pixie. "The short fringe draws attention to all your features," says ... more 
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Michelle Williams
Oval-shaped faces can pull off just about any look -- especially one that's as bold as Williams' pixie. "The short fringe draws attention to all your features," says Rocky Vitelli, Farouk System's international educator. "This cut accentuates Williams' big eyes, cheekbones, and full lips, so it brings out her beauty completely. There's nothing you're going to hide and not hide with this cut -- everything is out." Smith adds, "The cut is fitted to her head shape with just a little volume, which works for her, because of her oval face shape." S ee the best bob for an oval-shaped face here. less 
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Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:36 PM EDT

Every four or so years, I get an itch to do something drastic.

In high school, I dyed my hair purple despite my parents' threats to throw me out of the house. After college, I said sayonara to a job offer and took off for a year-long backpacking trip through Europe.

And my craving for change is back again.

But now that I'm older, wiser, and far too broke for a self-indulgent trip around the world, I need to find a way to scratch my itch without doing anything too drastic. My answer: I'm going to get a pixie cut.

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OK, so I know what you're thinking. If I don't have a perfectly symmetrical face as pretty as Michelle Williams', Keira Knightley's, or Emma Watson's, a pixie is only going to make me look like a linebacker with lipstick on, right?

That's where you'd be wrong, my friend.

Vince Smith, owner of Vince Smith Hair Experience salon in New York City, says short-sheared girls actually look more feminine. "Wearing your hair shorter allows your true beauty and confidence to show. A short hairstyle can really accentuate your best features, like your eyes, lips, or a graceful, long neck," he says. And the best part? Anybody can pull off a short do. The key is to make sure that the cut flatters your specific face shape and highlights your best features.

See which celeb pictures I'm taking with me to my hair appointment here. Want to find out which cut would look stunningly striking on you? Keep clicking.