By the way, I love the bald look on you, RF! Look at that confidence and the way just lit that pic up with your smile!
And I also enjoy the hair art, Cynthiamoon!
I'm not suggesting anyone get rid of all their hair (like I said before, that was a cold winter!). but I will suggest that you do whatever seems easiest/most comfortable/coolest with your hair, other features be damned. I have full cheeks - they were fuller then because I was about 30 pounds heavier - a prominent chin, deep-set eyes, and other not-especially-feminine features that I worried wouldn't "work" with short hair. but seriously, after a couple of weeks, I stopped worrying about whether I was pretty enough to make up for my no-hair, and started enjoying never having to wash, condition, brush, or otherwise manage it. I really enjoyed the pragmatism, which was one of the main reasons I cut it. if your motivations are fulfilled, I think you'll be happy with your hair no matter what you decide to do with it.
I have a round face and very wavy/curly hair, and I don't feel right at ALL when my hair is long. I think I look way better with short hair, and even if I didn't, I don't care because I feel more like me. I totally agree with rf that you gotta do what feels right for whatever reason (my mom had shorter hair when my brother and I were kids just because we pulled it/it got in the way). And if you're someone who thinks you "can't" have short hair but have never tried it and want to, you should TOTALLY go for it. After all, it's just hair. It'll grow back.
haha... we should qualify: it'll *probably* grow back. but really, experimentation is fun. that's how you figure out what you like, right? it's also how you learn that you're allergic to henna, and that henna is often the main ingredient in those wash-out temporary hair dyes. that was a bad semester. very itchy.
I've had lots of different kinds of hair - as a teenager, I had waist-length, bottle-blond hair that gradually became so brittle and damaged from cheap hair bleach that it started breaking off in handfuls. I finally cut it while studying abroad in college, and I really struggled with feeling beautiful despite having short hair, which is so silly. after that, I vowed never to bleach again, and not too long after that I had to swear off darker dyes too (re: the henna incident). it's been longer and shorter since then, bald once, then this, the world's laziest mohawk:
I do regret never spiking it up. like I said, I was too lazy to actually do much with it.
we'll see how preferences change from here, though I do expect laziness to be a large factor. I don't think it's silly or vain to be concerned about the way your hair looks, especially if you feel like you're losing control over it. since hair can reflect some aspects of health, it's good to be vigilant about what's happening to it. and regardless, it's usually such a big part of how women present ourselves that small changes can provoke big emotional reactions. I hope everyone here can find a way to love what's going on on top of their heads!