Whether you’ve only just mustered up the courage to chop your hair off or have been sporting a short style for a long time, we will show you a variety of ways to style short hair. Inspired by six famous faces we have the advice you need to style everything from a pixie cut to a blunt, angled look, bohemian waves and the lob length.
Pixie’s might seem like a one trick pony but this dramatic cut is actually quite versatile, if you know what to do with it. Scarlett Johansson is currently rocking a razor undercut pixie and it seems that with every red carpet appearance she finds a new way to style it. Two of her favourite styles are voluminous and side swept. For a fun night out with the girls start with a volume spray such as KMS Add Volume Root and Body Lift Spray and run various sections through a thick barrelled curling iron. Alternate the direction of the iron to help create height and texture.
When heading out for lunch or on a date try the casual side sweep. Part your hair on the side and using hair spray and a wide tooth comb brush the length over your head and down your faces. Mess your fingers through your hair to add movement to the look.
If you want a high fashion look then ask your hairdresser to give you a blunt bob like Jourdan Dunn. The supermodel’s sharp cut sits above her collarbone and includes angled layers. To play down the harsh angle opt for ombre which will soften the affect. To get Jourdan’s textured style curl hair away from the face and rub Redken’s Powder Grip into your roots to lift the hair for a teased look. In contrast, this cut also works with glossy, straight hair which shows off the dramatic angle.
3. Old Hollywood
When Taylor Swift cut her hair last year it marked the start of a new era and while she continues to maintain her Old Hollywood style, she is constantly reinventing past looks and showcasing them in modern ways. Taylor is also a fan of the fringe and these two hairstyles feature different to wear bangs. To achieve either of these styles we recommend curling the hair and pinning each curl to set. Once the hair has cooled, un-pin and comb through each curl to loosen the wave. For her formal look curl the fringe, tuck the hair behind one ear and spray with Kerastase Laque Couture to hold the entire look in place; however, effortless affect blow dry the fringe forward and finish without hairspray.
No one does short beach waves like Ashley Benson, in fact this Pretty Little Liar is rarely seen without her waves but in true tradition of a signature she knows how to change her style while still keeping with her bead-hair comfort zone. While both looks below feature bohemian waves, one also feature braids and a faux shave. When creating the relaxed curl that both these looks require be sure to leave the ends out when curling with the Silver Bullet Fastlane 25mm Iron. Brush the curls once you’ve finished to turn them into soft waves. The idea with both these styles is not to be too fussy over details because in order for this look to be edgy you have to take a no fuss approach.
For a sophisticated look nothing beats slick, dead straight hair. Australian Rose Byrne is a fan and often plays around with variations of the style. Starting with a crisp part, centre or side, comb styling gel through damp hair and blow dry. Take the Ghd V Opal Styler and run the hair through it, getting as close as you can to the roots. If your hair is naturally straight then bend the ends under with round brush when blow-drying.
If your hair has been short for a while it’s only natural to long for longer locks but in order to gain that length we must endure through the awkward middle phase. Nowadays we refer to this length as the lob and stars such as Elizabeth Olsen have made it their signature style. Elizabeth prefers a deep, side part no matter whether she’s wearing shaggy waves or a curly updo to create an effortless finish. Use a double barrelled iron and work the hair in different directions before working Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax into the hair for texture and shine.