Menu Find a salon
  • Accueil
  • The long and short of it: which hair length is best?

The long and short of it: which hair length is best?

  • v/s
Long vs. Short hair

Each year when summer comes to a close, you're faced with a tough decision: keep your hair long or cut it all off? Let's compare both choices so that you're no longer faced with this eternal dilemma!

Long hair

The hairstyle: Medium-length to long hair can be worn straight, curly, crimped, up, down, double braided... the world is your oyster!

The style: Since you can create so many hairstyles with long hair, you can pull off lots of different looks. Play around with accessories, wear fun lipstick colors, look sophisticated and glamorous one day, then hippie chic the next!

What the editors say: You can do a lot with long hair, however it does require lots of care. Make sure to keep it well hydrated and get regular trims so that it always looks shiny and healthy.

Short hair

The hairstyle: The first thing you think of when you think of short hair is probably ultra-short hair. However, short hair can be many different lengths: a bob, an undercut, a pixie cut, or a buzz cut.

The style: Short hair can be a statement in itself. Wear a bold lip color, add some earrings and you've got a great look for a night out!

What the editors say: Short hair is very fashionable at the moment, so don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with your hairdresser. If you're nervous to take the leap, just remember that hair always grows back!

—  Related Articles  —

How to style curly hair – short vs. long

What's the best way to style curly hair: in a short bouncy long bob with bangs or long and lightly curly? Take your pick with today's...

How to style curly hair – short vs. long
Match the look- Wavy hair: long or short?
Match the look- Wavy hair: long or short?

Wavy hair: a hairstyle classic that gives volume and personality to your hair. But do you prefer glamorous long Hollywood waves or fresh and fun...

The best updo hairstyles for ultra-straight long hair

If your hair is naturally straight, long, and slippery, then you know how hard it is keep an updo hairstyle in place. Below you'll find four...

The best updo hairstyles for ultra-straight long hair
Naturally wavy hair: rock it long and loose!
Naturally wavy hair: rock it long and loose!

Summer 2018 is all about embracing your naturally wavy hair. Whether you've got a side part or a central parting, gone for straight or a...

Find a L'Oréal Professionnel salon near you

The essentials

Hair Care
Hair Care
Find out more
Hair Care
Hair Care
Find out more
Hair Care
Find out more

Most Read