Hot Hair: The Long & Short of It

Recently, we've watched stars like Rihanna, Michelle Williams and Janet Jackson go from long hair to short to long again so often that we're becoming dizzy! Every hair length is beautiful in its own way, but the truth is, each most women look best in one or the other. Here, we compiled a gallery of celebs who've sported tresses of varying lengths--let us know in the comments section whether you think they're a "short hair" or "long hair" girl!
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 14, 2010

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Here, our favorite celebs who’ve sported tresses of varying lengths—let us know in the comments section whether you think they’re a “short hair” or “long hair” girl!

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Halle Berry looked stunning with her long, glossy blowout — but we think her signature itty-bitty pixie is a zillion times more dazzling. Thoughts?

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Whether her hair’s short and streaked or long and platinum, Miss Keri Baby has always favored asymmetric styles. Which length do you like best?

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Elise Neal’s cropped cut flaunted her cheekbones, but her long waves give her a beach babe sexiness. Is she a short or long hair girl?

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Whether she’s rocking a short style with full bangs or long ringlets with a festive flower, Selita Ebanks is always flawless. Which length suits her best?

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Whether she’s rocking a short style with full bangs or long ringlets with a festive flower, Selita Ebanks is always flawless. Which length suits her best?

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Meagan Good’s side-shaved short cut is ultra-trendy and cute — but we loved her long, bouncy extensions, too! Which style do you think looks best on her?

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Kelly Rowland is the latest chanteuse to abandon mile-long extensions for an angled, asymmetric short cut. Which do you think is more flattering on her?

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Solange Knowles is super-edgy with her short, coily ’fro — but we also loved her long blowout and bangs combo. Which do you like best?

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Vanessa Simmons’ short, asymmetric crop was all kinds of edgy and cute, but her long blowout is super-sophisticated. Which suits her better?

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Last year, Chrisette Michelle buzzed her hair into an adorable TWA. Recently, she debuted a long, curly, amber-hued weave. Which is sexiest?

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Ciara experimented with short hair a couple years ago, when she rocked an androgynous wig. Do you like it better than her signature long, wavy locks?

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At the beginning of her career, supermodel Sessilee Lopez sported a short, chic afro. Recently, she’s been rocking long, lustrous extensions. Which ’do is more flattering?

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Nia Long is equally gorgeous sporting a short, tousled crop as she is wearing a shoulder-length blowout. Help us with the decision — is she a short hair or long hair girl?

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Iman went from a sleek, choppy bob to long, princess locks in the blink of an eye. Which is sexier?

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Michelle Williams recently chopped off her Destiny’s Child-era long locks. We think the short hair gives her a cool girl feel, but the long hair is definitely sleek. Thoughts?

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Kelis is known to be a coif chameleon. From a huge, fluffy blowout to her short red crop, she’s had every style under the sun. We loved the huge, wild curls of her early career…what’s your opinion?

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Janet had long hair throughout her whole career—but this year, the icon snipped her strands and debuted this sexy new boyish cut. We’re dying over it, are you?

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Nicole Ari Parker’s tousled, short cut is super-chic, but we just loved her long, straight blowout and eyebrow-grazing bangs. Which do you think works the best with her face?

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