Short hairstyles fall into two categories, bold geometric crops and layered, textured haircuts. Stronger, geometric haircuts suit bold, all-over coloring to complement and emphasize their graphic shapes and strong lines. While textured, layered short haircuts work well with thick slices of different shades. (see examples above)

Light, all-over coloring will create great texture on short hairstyles, while dark shades will add strength and give the illusion of thickness to the cut.