Your hair is a big part of your female image. While feminine hair might bring to mind long, flowing waves, the truth is that short hair can also look cute, fun, and sexy!
There are lots of reasons why transgender women and crossdressers might opt for a shorter hairstyle. For one thing, short hair is practical and low-maintenance. It also makes a bold fashion statement!
Now obviously, shorter hairstyles can lean towards a more masculine look. However, with the right cut and styling, MTF short hairstyles can look chic and feminine. That’s why in this post, I share my top 3 tips for feminizing short hair!
3 Tips for Feminizing MTF Short Hairstyles
1. Get a cute haircut
The first thing you need is a great haircut that can be styled in different ways. Choppy layered styles are fashionable and look great in both male and female modes.
Ask your hairstylist to show you different options for styling your hair. Layers that are swept towards the face are very feminine and flattering. Curls are another great, girly option.
2. Try a hair accessory
Transgender women with short hair look fantastic with barrettes and headbands, so this is an easy way to feminize a short haircut.
You can wear hair accessories at any age, but choose something appropriate. Stay away from girly bows or headbands after age 30. Instead, go for something sophisticated like a beautiful barrette or a pretty flower for your hair.
3. Wear a hat
Hats are a great fashion accessory. They make a bold fashion statement and add a touch of sophistication to any outfit.
Hats also offer an easy way to feminize your hairstyle. In fact, you don’t even have to do your hair! Just throw on a pretty hat and you’re good to go.
Be sure to consider the season when selecting a hat. That means you’ll want to avoid knit hats in the summer and straw hats in the winter. Felt hats can be worn year round except for during the hottest months.
Let’s Talk Hair Length
Since I am often asked about MTF short hairstyles, I thought it would be fun to do a poll on hair length. Take the poll and leave me your comments below!
Additionally, I’d love to hear about your experience with short hair – along with any other styling tips or suggestions you might have for our short haired girls!
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Recently I wanted to get a trim and more feminine style to my relatively short hair. I don’t have a pic of me with my current length, but shooting for a pixie look I think it missed. I had nicer short hair before the cut and was passible without makeup on. My old look was similar to the photo I used for the image of this comment.
I’m currently in that awkward growth phase of getting my hair to my shoulders. I find that bandanas, worn properly, are another great way to feminize your look without much maintenance. And there’s so much variety too! Sort of like the hats, just throw it on and go.
I like my hair short with bangs and I’m so glad i can find a cute hairstyle for it!
I am balding up front. Not too bad but also have some baldness due to an accident as a teen. I want to grow my hair out but the balding spots kind of give me , I guess fear. My tenant has seen me en-fem. I love it showing her. she seems to like it. Need to add hair on the head and remove it elsewhere.
Have you thought about a hair transplant? Some time Minoxidil in combination with Finasteride can cause regrowth in bald spots
My master made me go to a salon that he went to the day before and talked with the stylist and gave her a pic of what he wanted me to look like
I went to the appointment and she told me I was getting to works today eyebrows , nails, and a cute femine style and lots of high lights
Omg when I walked out my hair was in a femine bob and has lots of platinum blonde highlights and my eyebrows were so thin and high arched I had to send him a pic right away
He loved it and sent me straight to the mall to get both my ears pierced and buy some big hoop earrings and send him more pics
I loved my femine haircut
You are trying to pull one over on us, right? You got your ears pierced and got big hoop earrings into them immediately. Did they give you opioids against the pain and antibiotics against infections, too?
I always grew my hair out longer and longer, always had to cut it when a cancer patient is loosing their hair, women, men love the way my hair grows out, I take special and a close watch on the treatments and care, I don’t want my hair to be “dead” when people look at it. At the beginning of the growing period (to my desire length), I’ll let anyone to touch it and that’s to assist me with the straighten out my hair, cut the split ends, brush it over and over and over again until all the dead loose hair breaks off. Once it reaches a desire length the rest is up to me to finish the perfection after that, I’m really touchy about who touches my hair. When growing out your hair requires most of your time and attention. Washing my hair takes about an hour and a half to 3 hours depending what I have in my hair (gel, hairspray), chemicals will harm your hair if you use to much or using a product out of the directions. People always fail to follow the instructions on some products. I do all this time consuming rituals with my hair for my fellow women that lost their hair due to cancer.
Roni, I have the same problem with getting my hair styled (I am also 60ish); afraid of being outed. Had to get my hair cut for a job when we moved and I miss having long hair that I could at least wear in a pony tail without any problems. The next time I am able to grow my hair out I need to be bolder. Also I wonder if some of our hesitation about being outed is due to the age in which we grew up.
Alice, (what are the odds, Alison replies to Alice)
I’m 63 and wear my hair in something of a bob-style. At first I was nervous however I found that after 6 months, it was my style and I totally owned it.
I no longer feel self conscious at all. I am fortunate in that I do have my own hair and it looks rather good. In fact I found quite a few people complimented me on it, so all is well.
How did you get your stylist to give you a feminine cut? I keep trying showing Pixie cuts to my hair dresser and she has me looking like a guy.
Hair is my biggest issue right now, that and eye brows. I am older (60 ish) but am told I look much younger (genes and a lot of TLC). Decided against a full transition, just do what I feel comfortable with (panties exclusively, ladies jeans, pants, flats and boots). I use concealer,some foundation power and lite lipstick. Feel naked without it. When I am home or entertaining I wear skirts, tights, low heels, occasional bra with padding and more makeup. Thinking of a pixie cut style but not sure how to approach a stylist, I’m shy I guess. That is a big step, will it “out”me?