Guys: Why is short hair such a turn off on a girl?

I have been thinking about cutting my hair for a little while and all the people I have talked to have said to go for it that it would look hot, but all the guys I have talked to say NO. My hair is down to my chest, and I am thinking of putting it up to my shoulders...whats so wrong with it?

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  • That style I personally don't like, but that's just me, I know other short styles that I like better (generally straight hair).

    But that's just me, short hair can be attractive it's just a matter of finding the right audience for it. Don't worry about what others think and flaunt your style, it's who you are.

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    • Eh I would wear hat style straight or something like victoria beckham. butttt my boyfriend just said no that I would look ugly with my hair short sooo this is just open discussion to whether a woman should have their hair short.

    • Women should be able to wear their hair as they like, screw what other people think, if your boyfriend has a big problem with your hair, maybe you're not the problem... If you know what I mean.

What Guys Said 24

  • Those "Pixie" cuts make me gag in my mouth, but there's nothing wrong with shoulder length hair. For whatever reason I'm generally attracted to girls with longer hair, I don't know why. I can appreciate short hair sometimes though, just not "guy" short. There are some decent styles out there. Then again, I like "messy" hair as the girls I know call it.

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  • Because we're used to seeing or maybe prefer to see beautiful, long, flowing hair on a girl. It adds to that overall "girly" attraction that we chase. Shorter hair is offbeat and takes a guy some getting used to before he looks past it. But a girl that looks good with short hair and/or doesn't care what others opinions are, are attractive too :)

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    • But are they sexy?

    • Just depends on the girl. You said shoulder length which to me isn't really short. Sure, it may be *shorter* than what it is now, but its not short. I guess it all depends on how the rest of you looks, like your body, clothing and stuff like that. As well as your body language. If you walk like you're packing a pair of nuts down there, then yeah.....but I know girls who've cut their hair shorter (to about shoulder length) and still look great. So yeah, shoulder length isn't bad.

    • Haha I am typically girly. I wear girly clothes, and make up....def not acting like I am packing any sort of anyhting down there haha

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    • Too man-ish. Waaay too short, I liked her with long hair. But she was in V for Vendetta and I absolutely love that movie, so she gets a freebie :)

    • I'm sure she'll be relieved to hear that Marlon.

  • No. I don't like short hair at all. it seem sorta trendy now, like every girl is "supposed to look like Rihanna or ...Winona Ryder".

    Nah...honestly I'm not into that at all. I love cosy, smooth and long hair.

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  • i like shorter hair. some girls look a lot better with shorter hair. plus girls with shirt hair give the best head. they don't have to stop 20 million times to move their hair. haha

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  • wearing your hair shoulder length is attractive...it's when girls take it a step further, shave their heads and look like GI Jane. That's not attractive...any hairstyle that makes you look like a man is unattractive.

    Obviously with shoulder length hair...it's still feminine, so don't worry about it.

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    • Haha you made me laugh. and I'm glad that not all guys hate shoulder length hair.

  • A social viewpoint in the west implies a girl with short hair is more "manly".

    This is why it's a turnoff, the perception of what the girls' personality is rather than how she looks.

    For me I have Trichophillia which means I am overtly attracted to hair, in most cases this applies to long, lushes hair that I can run my fingers through. Apparently many men have this.

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  • It's not a turnoff.

    I actually do like girls who have hair down to their shoulders or a short ponytail, as long as they do it right.

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  • I've always preferred shorter hair on a woman. Think its sexy.

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  • I don't like short hair at all. It just seems kinda manly in a way. Don't get me wrong I have seen some pretty hot girls with short hair; but if they would've had longer hair then they'd looked twice as good.

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  • I actually find girls who can pull off super short hair extremely attractive - moreso than girls with nice long hair. I'm always amazed to find myself in the minority. It's not a look for everybody, though. If you think it will look good, go for it!

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  • girls hair is one of the important things that separate girls from guys, that's why we like hair its more girly :D

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  • I think you should do whatever you like for you.

    I have 70's chops, I don't care what other people think, my friends like me for me.

    But that's just me, I'm far more concerned with personality.

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  • I dunno. I just don't like it. Very girls pull it off. I have found really attractive girls who can pull it off. There all from Europe though.

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  • I don't even think shoulder length is short. I think it's really cute. Once you start going above your chin then it's usually not attractive and too short.

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  • It's not.

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  • I like long hair, but that picture looks good.

    Don't cut it so short like a little boy hair cut.

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  • I am one that loves short hair on a girl. It displays maturity on her part.

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  • You will attract a more desirable man with shorter hair ; I like the style in your link.

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  • because you look like me when I have long hair

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  • Most men find short hair unattractive because, not surprisingly, they are attracted to femininity
    We often see the expression 'if she can pull it off' regarding short hairstyles for women. Well, there's the clue! To 'pull it off' implies to succeed in the face of adversity; i. e. she has the ability to compensate for the major attraction deficit of un-feminine short hair.
    A woman has no duty to appeal to men and should do as she pleases, but men respond to what they respond to and will be more attracted to long hair.

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  • It can be more guy like, usually lesbians do the short hair thing, but everyone is different look wise and preference wise. Some guys like it some dont...

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  • short hair is ok depending how short you mean, down to your sholders is ok but shorter than that isn't an attractive quality to us, basically because it doesn't look feminine to us, I love the look of long har on a girl, its lovely

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  • Coz it's guyish

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What Girls Said 10

  • My hair was down to the middle of my back and I recently cut my hair off. Its now at my shoulder on the sides and rly short in the back so I can have a messy look. My husband loves my hair short, it turns him on lol. it just suits me better then longer hair. Don't listen to other peoples thoughts about it, you do what you want to do. Its your hair. Certain looks look better on differnt people so I think you should go for it, I love my short hair!

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  • So my hair was down to my waist, and my senior year of high school I cut it all off to above my shoulders. All my girl friends loved it, my guy friends not so much, one of them that I was really close to punch me in the arm and asked why I did it? If there's a particular guy you're interested and whose opinion you care about, I'd say get it, looks are the first attraction anyway. But if you don't have a guy in mind and you jus want to see what its like, cut it, if you don't like it it'll grow back.

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  • its cute, who cares what other people think!

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  • Well I have some proof that some guys like short hair. I have a bff who has the same length in the picture and practically all the guys in the class like her. =\ I have long hair/bangs thing and I hardly get noticed. But I love the hairstyle you choose though, it's really cute. But if you have really long hair now, maybe they are so used to it. . but really, do what you want. :D

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  • don't cut your hair short! you'll regret it and it'll either never grow long again or take AGES to grow back! Everyone I know who has cut their hair has regretted it, I know I did! I had hair just below my chest line and cut it to shoulder length,now it has been a year and a half and it still hasn't grown back to it's original length (but it's getting pretty close to it I guess). all I know was that it looked weird with short hair. keep it long!

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  • I think that's a cute hairstyle, and not too short.

    I think guys like feminine girls, and short hair is less feminine than long hair.

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  • It depends on the guy and it depends if you can pull of the look.

    But I don't think it's that bad though, it's actually a cute cut

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  • i know guys that say it's a turn off because they feel like they're kissing a guy. I don't get why if its like shoulder length but that's what my friends say.

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  • totally had this same issue with my last bf.

    stressed over it for a lonnnng time, and then decided that it was my damn hair.

    but seriously, if he's got that much of a problem with it, he's the one with issues, not you. if he can't find you attractive without long hair, f*** him. especially in summer time, who wants long ass hair?

    there are in fact guys who find more than hair attractive in a woman.

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  • Guys like their girls feminine. Longer hair = more feminine

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