Short hair, don’t care. This fall is all about chopped locks for dramatic style and you don’t need post break-up permission to go for it. Although we have to give Orlando Bloom and Nick and Joe Jonas props for inspiring Katy Perry’s platinum pixie, Olivia Culpo’s edgy lob and Gigi Hadid’s chin-length bob. But while their haircuts/state of mind connection was clear, ours on the other hand gets to say whatever we want it to, from confident and cool to playful and mysterious. So pick out your cut, pull some attitude and chop-chop.
It’s safe to say, ’60s supermodel Twiggy and actress Mia Farrow helped put this his super chic cut on the style map. Shorter at the back and along the sides and then varying in length on top, this look is more versatile than you think. So take your cue from Ruth Negga, Evan Rachel Wood and Kristen Wiig and more and go short, short, short.
Short for the long bob, the lob is a modern take on the 1920’s original, when women took their hair’s length into their own hands by freeing themselves from decades of mandatory updos. Embracing the in-between short and long length now are fan favourites Ashley Graham, Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland.
Once synonymous with the preppy ’80s and perennially aligned with Vogue’s Anna Wintour, the bob is a hairstyle staple. Typically, the cut falls just below jaw length and features straight hair. Stars like Kylie Jenner, Emma Roberts and Taylor Swift however, are giving the classic look multiple variations with smooth sleekness, natural wave and wispy bangs.
Want to give your cropped look a little Gwen Stefani, Pink or Cara Delevingne edge? Swipe your favourite shade of Platinum, Rose Gold, Copper or Bronze along your tips, at your roots or all over your hair for a shimmering colourful effect. Clairol’s Color Crave Hair Makeup ($11.99 each, available at drugstores), makes mixing up your beauty style easy and commitment free with washable hair makeup.