Anybody that says that shorter hair is easier to style day-to-day than long hair probably hasn’t had short hair before. Ladies that sport shorter do’s know that it can feel difficult to come up with new, creative styles when you have less hair to play with. If you’re in a style rut with your shorter locks and don’t have the time or money to spend extra hours at the hairdressers
or in front of the mirror, we’ve got you covered.
Once you’ve learned to tame your shorter tresses, you’ll never want to grow your hair out again. Learn how to take your short hair look from go to woah with simple, chic looks that you can recreate at home time and time again, from statement looks to day-to-day glam. Get scrolling, and get inspired!
Slick, sleek and sophisticated
Looking for a glamorous going out look but just don’t have enough hair for an up-do? Try the popular water-sleek look
that Kim Kardashian loves and slick your pixie-do back. Using a volumising mousse on your roots, blow dry damp hair back with a brush for some height. Go over your ends with a straightener, and comb through a coin sized dollop of a light molding wax to flatten any flyaways.
Meet your new best friend: dry shampoo
Styling your hair is actually easier the second day into a wash. With a little natural oil, you’ll find that most styles will hold better. If you don’t have time for a blowdry before running out the door, a spritz of dry shampoo like Batiste’s Dry Shampoo ($8) on your roots can be your style saviour. Dry shampoo will add volume, texture
, and buy you another day between washes. Plus, it smells great!
Dry shampoo or texture spray can also be used to spray onto bobby pins prior to inserting them into your hair to prevent them slipping and sliding. The spray will offer the pins some grip and keep your style in place.
Tousled and trendy beachy waves
Who said beachy waves are only for girls with long hair? For a look with texture and volume that won’t have you racing for the mirror to check for flyaways during the day, try out this tousled style. Start with a side part and use your favourite salt spray to loosen things up. Don’t have one? Create some texture in seconds
by mixing together 20 ounces of soda water and a teaspoon of sea salt in a spray bottle for an instant, homemade ocean spritz. Even if you don’t have time for a dip at the beach before work, you’ll fool everyone with this sunkissed look.
There’s nothing more chic than a super straight bob
. Get a polished look that will steal glances all day long by applying a product KMS California Hair Stay Styling Gel ($11) onto damp hair and finely combing it through.
Blowdry and straighten with your favourite ceramic straightener. Try an oil-based finishing spray for a glossier look.
Embrace the lob
A short do to try before taking the plunge and going full-pixie
, everyone loves a lob - a long bob! Make this do a little more interesting with a deep side part and textured waves, wrapping your hair around a one-inch curling wand, going in alternating directions.
Finish with a spritz of Style Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray Clay ($19) to keep your waves from dropping throughout the day.
Crank up the curl
Got naturally curly hair? Amp them up with a curling iron and you’ve got a cute look signed, sealed and delivered. If your curls are super tight, try using a small curling iron to create definition.
Likewise, if your curls are larger and closer to waves, opt for a larger-barrel iron to define the curls and lean into a bouncy, voluminous look.
Don’t be afraid to accessorise
Dress up a shorter do with clips, headbands and bobby bins - they’re not just for primary school students. Keeping stubborn short hairs tamed can be a challenge with cropped styles. Try getting creative with hair accessories
, like with a fun chevron bobby pin design. Pin back your fringe with one bobby pin, pushing the open end toward the ceiling.
Complete the "V" shape by sliding one leg of another bobby pin at a downward angle through the looped end of the first pin. Repeat as many times as you like!
Pump up the volume
With shorter hairstyles, volume is your secret weapon
. Create a simple quiff by teasing the front section of your hair with a teasing comb to create lift. Secure the quiff with two criss-crossing bobby pins and you’re good to go.
For hold, use a light-finish hairspray. A quiff is a great way to dress up a smaller bun and to take a look from day to night.
Go light on product
Remember, shorter hair is easier to weigh down. When trying more adventurous styles, ensure you avoid applying wax or pomade anywhere near your roots. It will flatten your hairstyle and cause it to become oilier.
Treat yourself to a great cut at Pialba Place
If you’ve got a shorter style to maintain or are ready to take the plunge, treat yourself to a visit to one of Pialba Place’s exceptional hair salons. Visit the teams at Haircorp
and Mode Hairdressing
to take your style to the next level.
04 / 05 / 2017