Not that kind of shortcut, silly! Unless your talking about shaving time off your morning routine or evening party prep time; in that case, I guess we are talking about that kind of shortcut! Ever since the dawn of the 20th Century, American women have been experimenting with the freedom brought by short, flirtatiously fun haircuts, beginning with the classic flapper bob.
The classic 20s bob is timeless, as it speaks to a more innocent age while also conveying a sense of adventure and playfulness. Bangs cut straight across the forehead open up the face and accentuate the eyes, while the short length, angled toward the front, brings a high cheekbone to the fore.
Recently, the pixie cut has gotten an update, married to longer rock n roll inspired layers in the front. Even with the update, the heart of the style, a flirtation with androgyny and a devil-may-care mystery, is the soul of the look. The key to the wispy front layers is a razor's edge, which—when paired with finer hair—gives the look texture and lift.
This bob may be called The Donna Reed, but in its updated state, it's not your mothers bob. Perfectly seamless layers from the crown to the nape create a beautiful lift and slope that's easy to style, yet totally fresh and put-together. A soft bang with face-framing layers just long enough to tuck behind one's ears are feminine, flirty, and fun.