At one time or another, almost every woman dreamed about having long hair, especially when they were young. Some girls would wrap towels or scarves around their heads so they could pretend to have long, flowing locks. Many of those same women followed through on their dream, which meant wearing their hair long as an adult.

As you know, hairstyles change from one year to the next. And most recently, shorter styles are all the rage. If you have long hair, these looks might prompt you to make a change.

After all, long hair isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. If you don’t believe it, check out these 50 shorter styles that make women look younger and more vibrant.