Longer than the pixie, these styles are great for when you get the urge to change up your look, without wanting anything too drastic. They also allow your head to breathe a little when the mercury starts to rise!
Like the long, wavy tresses worn by so many Hollywood stars, a short style lends itself readily to women of all ages. The advantage of having shorter locks is that you can wear your hair to match your mood: tousled or styled, voluminous or flat, wavy or straight, etc. Once you get the chop, you’ll no longer feel limited by your hair type or colour—unleash your creative side!
The secret behind this haircut is in the fringe, which is layered down to the temples or even the cheekbones. It loosely covers the forehead without looking too square, like a straight-cut blunt fringe. A few longer strands at the back sit lightly against the neck and hang down over the ears, mimicking the loose strands that fall down when you tie longer hair back into a ponytail. This will certainly appeal to women who are hesitant to take the short-hair plunge! By reducing the volume on the sides and adding some up top when drying and styling, you’re sure to end up with an on-trend and super stylish look.
Colour me this
When it comes to colour, go for natural and bright hues. For the braver ones among you, go for a whole new shade this summer season, whereas the more prudent ones might want to wait till the fall before playing around with colour. It’s no secret: summertime, with it’s UV rays and dips in the pool, has the potential to completely ruin a colour job.
Maintenance you don’t need to maintain!
Women who are pressed for time and aren’t used to taking hair-raising risks will be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to maintain a short style. Although you’ll need to deeply condition your hair as with any style, avoid products that weigh hair down, and make the most of that natural built-in volume that comes with short cuts. Dry shampoo is fine to use between washes.
Shorter locks allow you to experiment with countless looks thanks to the multitude of styling products available out there. It’s the perfect moment to play with wax, pomades, gels and mousses that were totally out of bounds in your previous life as a long-haired person!
Pssst! With your new haircut, you’ll be able to go six to eight weeks without having to go to the hair salon!
Products we love
- Oil control dry shampoo, by Klorane
- Structure sculpting gel, Fructis Style range, by Garnier
- Pure Clean range, by Garnier
- Set Me Up hairspray for extra hold, by Herbal Essences
Love your look? Then hold onto it with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Beautiful Bold Hold Hairspray! This max-strength spray keeps strands in their place so your look can go the long-haul, as our dewy Lily of the Valley fragrance delights you from the first spray.