Tired of your long locks? Short hair can be incredibly sexy”not to mention stylish. If you’re considering the crop, follow these three steps.
1. Get inspired
If you associate short hair with soccer moms and First Ladies, think again. The modern cropped cut is fresh with a twist of Old Hollywood. On the red carpet, a long list of celebs”including Halle Berry, Ginnifer Goodwin, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and Carey Mulligan”are rocking stylish short cuts.
Need another reason to consider going short? You’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Who can forget Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday when she exclaimed, All off? Her distinctive cut helped make her an icon”maybe it’s time for you toV try something similar yourself.
2. Get the right cut
Before a pair of scissors come anywhere near your coif, consider what kind of short cut will suit your face shape. Everyone can sport a cropped cut”you just have to tweak it to make it work for you. Got a long or oval-shaped face? Lucky you”any cut will work, so experiment with a range of different styles. If your face is heart-shaped, create a pretty silhouette by keeping your top layers long to help build out your jaw line. If your face is more round, soft, sweeping layers are your best bet for a gorgeous shape. Square faces need choppy layers and bangs to frame the strong look.
3. Wear it right
Now that you’re sporting your new short ‘do, have fun with it! The best part about a cropped cut is its versatility. Try going glam with a Ginnifer Goodwin-inspired pixie cut (add a deep side part for an even more dramatic look). Feeling wilder? Take a cue from Rihanna, who pairs her unusual fashion ensembles with an even bolder pompadour hairstyle. Even bed head looks good on short hair. French actress Audrey Tautou usually wears an ultra-feminine, layered style on the red carpet”the messier, the better.