While no summer hair story would be complete without a nod to short hair, we’re not going to say what you think we are. True, a cropped top would be cool and convenient right about now, but you may want to think twice about it. “Women’s faces tend to become fuller during pregnancy, so closely shorn styles can be unflattering,” says Natalie Martino, co-owner of Hair America, a salon in West Hollywood, Calif.
Another short-hair shortcoming: You’ll need monthly trims to keep things neat — a difficult (and costly) prospect once a newborn is in the picture. But if you still want to go for the gusto, do a test run, suggests Martino. “Walk around with your hair pulled completely off your face for a few days,” she says.
Decided against a drastic cut? Consider getting a versatile, shoulder-length (or slightly shorter) style that leaves long-enough pieces to pull back when the air gets sticky. “Don’t worry if a few bits fly free in the front,” says Coco, a stylist at New York’s Bumble and Bumble salon. “The look is pretty and sexy.”