Kathy: That depends on how short. I have my bangs about to the end of my nose, my sides to my chin and the back to my mid-neck. I'm growing a pixie out. It works fab for me! In fact I love it! It makes doing my hair so easy. I am what I call "hair dyslexic" and am unable to maneuver a brush, clips and hand held with much dexterity. However, this lil' baby does it all and quick too!!