While short hairstyles are seemingly the quintessential summer look, with new seasons come new hair trends, as well as the need to shake things up. Luckily, with stars like Evan Rachel Wood and Vanessa Hudgens shedding length for short, cropped cuts, styling short hairstyles takes only a few short steps.
How: While Michelle Williams recently paid tribute to her inner bombshell through Vogue’s now-iconic photo-shoot, she raised eyebrows with her bold, bleached pixie late last year that channeled Mia more than Marilyn. Luckily, regardless of texture or temperament, it’s easy to style a pixie, since only a blow dry and touch of product is necessary to keep razor-cut ends looking sharp. However, if you’re partial to air-drying, tousle hair with a touch of mousse, then apply a few drops of shine serum to keep things looking polished.
What: Layered bob
How: There are more than few ways to style a bob, and thanks to stars like Keira Knightly and Carey Mulligan, to boast different looks daily has become crucial to fall’s eclectic aesthetic. For a wavy style, blow dry hair loosely, then use a flat iron to curl pieces for a tousled look you can top off with a flexible hold hairspray.
For a straight, sleek style, blow dry hair straight with a round brush, then finish off with a flat iron. Top off with a few drops of shine serum, and lightly spray hair with a polish or flex-hold hairspray.
What: Blunt bob
How: Attesting to Fall 2011’s affinity for the bold, dramatic parts and blunt ends are the stepping stone to short hair from shoulder length, with kitchen-cut styles helping channel the 90s aesthetics showcased on the runway. To achieve the likes of Alexa Chung’s self-styled ˜do, blow dry hair straight, complete with a flat iron, then take sections throughout to create loose, tousled waves. If your hair’s naturally straight, you can also just blow dry and go “ running a few drops of shine serum through hair with your fingers before heading out the door for a tomboy-inspired, bedhead-esque finish.