While short hair is not quite as versatile as long hair, there
are still many, many options for creating your own look. One of
the joys of short hair is that it takes virtually no time to
wash and dry, making it ideal for anyone with a hectic
lifestyle. You can literally shower and style and be out the
door in minutes! From cropped layers to bobs, the stylists at
Barron's London Salon have done it all!
Varying the styling product you use can alter the look of your
short hair cut. Choose a serum or cream for a glossy, high shine
effect or try a matte wax or salt spray for a more textured,
tousled finish. Additionally, keep your short hair style bouncy
and healthy looking by shifting product build-up and pollutants
with a deep-cleansing shampoo. Use once or twice a week and
follow with a light conditioner to detangle and smooth.
If your hair is too short to secure an updo, try pinning up the
back sections and leaving the front loose. It looks ultra-modern
and the sections which frame the face can be very flattering. To
add interest to your short hair, add an accessory or two. Twist
a few sections at the front and secure with decorative grips or
pins, or add an oversized flower over one ear.
To create a bed head style that is wash-and-wear simple, rub a
dollop of volumizing mousse on damp strands before blow drying
with diffuser attachment. For additional height, try tousling
strands while drying for a fuller effect. Use gel-coated
fingertips to define and maneuver your short hair. Define the
tips of your short hair with pomade-coated fingertips and mist
hair with flexible-hold hair spray to set.
A more on the edge look can be found in a chunky crop that uses
bangs and jagged layers to create height and dimension. Shaggy
strands at the back can be stacked upon one another the give
your short hair a bi-level look while remaining sleek. Side
swept bangs should be kept in place with a bit of styling gel
for a smooth finish.
Short hair with longer layers can be bold and feisty without
sacrificing femininity. Blow-dry your short hair upward from
beneath the give your short hair extra height at the roots. Turn
the tips of your short hair up slightly with a round brush and a
spritz of hair spray.
The classic Shag haircut for short hair is pure sex appeal with
voluptuous curves and flips. A mass of uneven layers and stacked
strands adds height to the short hair. Beveled tips have an
almost natural predilection for turning upward. A touch of
styling cream keeps the locks of short hair in place. A round
brush will help mold the pieces of short hair into the desired
A chin length 'do works perfectly for either a sleek and simple
look or a more flirty style with a flip at the back of the short
hair strands. Smooth bangs are kept off to one side slightly and
kept in place with a bit of styling gel. Flipped tips at the
back are turned upward with a round brush and kept in place with
a strong-hold styling wax.
You can go wild with short hair by creating jagged cuts. Opting
for an uneven crop that uses jagged, chunky layers to create
height and dimension is a modern edgy short hair cut. Beveled
ends can be stacked from shorter face-framing locks to lengthier
middle section and super-short tresses at the crown. These
wildly different lengths create a full and windblown look for
short hair . These wildly different lengths create a full and
windblown look for short hair that is easily sculpted into wild
points. The jagged tufts of short hair are kept in place with a
touch of strong-hold styling wax.
You can reverse the typical styling conventions for short hair
and keep longer strands at the front of your mane and shorter
locks at the back. This bang-heavy style is amazing with weighty
sheath of bangs counterbalanced by closely sheared tresses at
the back. The jagged tufts at the crown are formed with
gel-coated fingertips that pull the short hair into random tufts
across the crown.
If your short hair is cut into a bob, there are many popular
styling options to choose from. You can soften an angular cut by
making the jagged edges feathery. With a round brush, blow-dry
short hair away from roots and spray them with a light
application of styling spray. This lift will give your short
hair added height and a softer appearance at the crown. To keep
the tips of your short hair in place, use lightly coated gel
fingertips to gently tug strands into place.
Another soft bob look for short hair can be achieved with
beveled layers that frame the face. Side swept locks help give
short hair some movement and are kept in place with a
medium-hold styling gel. A touch of product at the tips helps to
keep frizz and flyaway strands under control.
To be demure with your short hair use soft shaggy layers
highlighted with soft streaks to create depth and dimension. The combination of color and texture gives this short hair style
several different opportunities to look feminine and sweet.
Angled side sideburns are kept long, so they aren't too harsh
and height at the crown gives the entire short hair style a
A wavy bob is both casual and stylish. With a simple center
part, decadent waves are kept in check with a touch of styling
mousse. An almost bouffant look at the crown is achieved with a
volumizing mousse. Applied to damp strands, the mousse is
activated when strands are blow-dried from beneath and lifted
away at the roots with a round brush. The ends of the short hair
are then scrunched upward to seal in that romantic wave.
Get a punk rock-worthy style without actually having to shear
your strands into a Mohawk. This wild style is all about volume
and staying power. The short hair strands at the crown are swept
up and away from the roots into that austere and intimidating
look. A strong hold styling wax is used to freeze those short
hairs into place and product-coated fingers are used to turn
tips up slightly.
Fill your short hair with movement by sweeping your locks
forward, in the opposite direction of their natural flow. Use a
round brush and some strong-hold styling wax to coerce the front
strands up into that zany peak. Use gel-coated fingertips to
vigorously tousle razored strands at the sides of the head to
give an overall gritty texture to the crop.
An unusual part that crosses horizontally across the crown of
short hair creates the starting point for this style. Using a
flat paddle brush, smooth strands of your short hair forward. To
make sure that the locks stay sleek, press small sections flat
using a straightening iron. To finish, spritz with a laminating