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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I am male and I normally cut my hair short , I just want to keep it short like men but it’s easy to convert into short feminine hair style when I want, what should I ask my barber to do?
I am just freaking out with my hair. My hair is thinking a little in the front. It looks okay with a short mans haircut but when I think about growing it out O don’t think it’s possible. Someone suggested that I could use these pretty extensions if i grow it out but I don’t think it will all. I just want to feel pretty. I know I can look okay as a boy but I want hair and face to match my clothing and style. It makes me feel so sad and self critical for being so superficial but when ai am girly I am so much more confident and relaxed. So crazy being trapped like this. And Il take ghee feelings to the grave, because fully coming out will mean I must leave everything and everyone I know. Also leave responsibilities that I cannot morally leave. Aaaaa al this cause of hair???
Hey Jessica, I have loved fem cuts on guys most of my life. I’ve had my share. And ready to do it again at the age of 50, though I could pass for 40…ha Love going to my salon where I’m very relaxed. I get my eyebrows done once a month, so cool. nails twice a month, love it. Life is too short. One day at a time. All the best. email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of us out ourselves with hair, I know I will once my hair is long enough (like in my image), though that picture was from long ago when I was younger. I’m sure you will be ok. Hope I can grow my hair again soon.
I’ve got my hair reallly short on the sides, but I’m letting the top grow out more and more. I’ve got wavy hair and think it looks really nice! But I’m kind of wanting to find something a bit more asymmetrical…
I have dark blonde hair down to my shoulders with bangs to the side. Lisa.
My hair is just down to my shoulders with bangs to the side. Two or three inches longer would be perfect. For a more feminine style. Lisa.
My hair is just down to my shoulders with bangs to the side. Two or three inches longer would be perfect. For a for attractive feminine style lisa
Antonyio, just be patient.
Your hair will grow!, but is it long enough to get
permed with the small curlers, don’t laugh, the perming
will help your hair grow. I’ve not long had my second perm
and it’s great !.
If you have thinning, try taking fenugreek even in small
doses will help.
Are you going to transition? Lucille’s flat 2 fem will be a start
and watch that hair grow!
my trouble is I need a female looking but also male looking hair do ,my hair is still short as only came out in jan,before that it was a male num3 cut,tired wig but just didn’t feel right,proably just over a inch long now,any ideas