Jeanette Zinno, 24, has always had long locks. "I actually wanted to cut my hair short for a while, but never went through with it," she said. "I think I finally decided to go for the plunge because I wanted a more mature, sexier look and needed a change."
Ted Gibson Salon's Senior Stylist Liam Carey says, "Going short gives you a strong, confident, sexy look. I love giving women short haircuts that have flexibility, styling, and keeping it feminine — that's why women come to me for short hair."
Before you sit down in your stylist's chair, Liam (pictured) says, take "face shape, hair texture, maintenance, and overall desired look" into account — "Whenever going from long to short, mentally prepare yourself for a major change that's going to make you look different. Consider life events as well — what you really want for those special days. Depending on the length, it could take six months to a year to grow out short hair."