What is common among Emma Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Carey Mulligan, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Katherine McPhee? If you are still wondering then the answer is that all these celebrities have short hair. Many people when they chop off their hair wonder how to wear it and a few always back down from having too short a hair, but short hair if worn properly can be chic and stylish. The key is to know how to style the hair.
Popular Short Hairstyles and Tips
Though not as common as long hair, short hair can also look perfect and fabulous. Here are a few hairstyles that are very popular and easy to make.
For an evening out, a wavy bob can be perfect. Playful yet feminine, bob is one of the most common short hairstyles. To create the look, all you need to do is to create a deep side parting.
Apply texturing cream to dampen the hair and blow dry the hair straight with a round brush. Next, use a curling iron and wrap the hair ends around the barrel for a few seconds. Once done separate and loosen the curls.
This works well if the hair is cut really short and the hair falls just under the ears. To get this short but sophisticated look, one can simply towel dry the hair and apply a hair mousse to further texturize the hair. Next, side part the hair and comb the hair while applying a styling gel with the fingertips. You can either wear it just like that or accessorize by wearing a headband over the parted hair.
As mentioned before, bob cut is very popular among people having short hair. You can always use variations to make it look different. To get a tousled and curly bob, you need to spritz the hair with a hair volumizer. Next, flip the hair upside and blow dry the hair to add volume to the roots of the hair.
Once the hair is fully dry, use a curling iron to curl the hair leaving the hair ends as it is. Once the curls have cooled down, spray a gel and scrunch the hair to get the tousled look. Finish it off by using a hold hairspray.
One of the problems of short hair is that the hair falls onto the face. To do away with this problem, you can go for the sleek hairstyle that can be achieved with a styling gel that gathers all the bangs and holds it away from the face. If it still isn’t enough, then use bobby pins to pin the hair back. Also, use an anti-humidity hairspray to control the flyaways.
Faux Angled Bob
This is an easy hairstyle that can be achieved by creating a deep side parting using a volumizing hairspray and a blow dryer.
Next, use a curling iron to twist the hair at the ends before using a flat iron to straighten the hair at the nape of your neck to add extra length. The fluff is added with the volumizing hairspray at the start and the anti-humidity hairspray at the end.
These look best in short straight hair that falls just above the chin. To get this style, all you need to do is dampen the hair with a smoothening cream after which you can blow dry straight. Next, to get a straight look run a flat iron over the bottom half of the hair. Then blow dry the bangs and curve it inward while blow drying – this will add an extra volume. Lastly, add shine to the hair by rubbing some hair shiner onto the bangs.
Perfect for a night out, it is a perfect for short hair that falls just above the ears. To get the look one can simply side part the hair. The hair must rest over one side of the face.
Next, use a curling iron and start curling the hair ends outwards to give it a wave look. Once the hair cools off, use your fingers to shape it and then use a strong-hold hairspray to flatten the hair and also make it stay in place.
Not popular among the masses, pixies are for those who love experimenting with their looks. This is more about the haircut than the hairstyle. Once the hair is shaven on one side, you can simply add layers on the other side. To get the layers perfect, use a volumizing spray and follow it up with a blow drying routine involving a round brush. Next, using flat irons just straighten the layers and make it more defined.
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