“For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.” – Audrey Hepburn’s beauty tip
While the mainstream media adore those lovely locks, where do the short haired gals stand? Keeping it short and sweet may has its benefits! Let Chictopia show you how short haired gals can look spectacular and awesome at the same time!
1. Meet: PIXIE
the story: While many people think that the pixie do originated in the 60s (thanks to Twiggy), the hairdo actually started appearing on women’s heads back in the 20s as a form of rebelling. These “rebellious” gals were known as the flappers!
cop it! Pixie haircuts are known for its numerous wisps (the ends are pointy) and layers. Make sure you add volume to your hair. Not only are waxes and pomades great volumizing agents, they pump up the wispy, textured look. Though we usually see straight haired pixies, curly pixies can be done, too! Just don’t have your hair cut too short or else you’ll end up with a curly fro.
famous pixies: Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, and Halle Berry
2. Meet: BOB
the story: No, we’re not talking about that dull guy sitting in the back. Who would have thought that a hairstyle so versatile like the “bob” would have such a simple name? Again, thanks to the roaring 20s, the bob was born. But, it wasn’t until the 60s (once again!) that the bob became popularized (think Beatles!).
cop it! There are many types of bobs out there – wavy, blunt, short, graduated, and the list goes on. But, none other than the asymmetrical bob gets the win for its edginess and spunk. First, you will need your hairline set on the side to prepare the asymmetrical look. It’s because one side of your hair will have to be longer than the other – preferably a lot longer! Unlike the pixie, the ends of your hair should be blunt or razored to get the proper look. Curlies may have a tougher time playing this out, so you may want to straighten your hair to nail the look.
famous bobs: Frankie Sandford, Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Nicole Richie, and Selena Gomez
3. Meet: DEMI-BOB
the story: If you’re confused on how the “demi-bob” works, don’t worry, we were, too when we first heard about this style. It wasn’t until Vogue recently named this “mid neck” length trend a beauty phenomenon when it was seen on model, Arizona Muse, last year. Since then, we’ve seen celebrities with luscious locks cop this style (i.e., Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston).
cop it! The demi-bob is a basic concept: it’s an outgrown bob. So, if you begin with the #2 hairstyle (the bob), it can easily transition into the demi-bob – just grow it out! Just have your hairstylist trim a bit for maintaining the look. For, long haired girlies, just have your hairstylist cut your hair up to mid-neck length and have the edges of your hair cut in wisps. This type of hairstyle is suitable for both straight and curly-haired gals, so funk it up, ladies!
famous demis: Arizona Muse, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, and Ashley Olsen
4. Meet: SHAG
the story: It’s still not known when exactly the “shag” was born, but many believe that it was started by a Manhattan stylist, John Sahag, in the 60s. It wasn’t until the 70s that this hairdo was seen on celebrities (both males and females), such as Mick Jagger, Jane Fonda, while continuing in the 90s (i.e., Meg Ryan, Demi Moore, and Heather Locklear).
cop it! The “original” concept of the shag includes having your layered hair feather out, making the crown of your head full with volume and the ends thinning. The shag is a great foundation to build from, but for an updated look, skip the thinning part. Unless you have super thick hair, thinning the ends will make your hair look less and too spiky! Instead, go for choppy ends while keeping the layers. Add some bangs while you’re at it if you want, too (i.e., sideswept, bold fringe). For extra oomph, apply some mouse/gel on the hair ends to create a semi-flair towards the shag!
famous shags: Agyness Deyn, Cameron Diaz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson , and Kristen Stewart
5. Meet: WAVES
the story: It used to be that everybody wanted straight hair, but it’s about time wavy/curly haired gals get some love! Being embraced for its volume and “just-got-out-of-bed” look, wavy, natural-looking hair starting appearing in the 1940s. But, it wasn’t until the 1950s where we saw glamourized wavy beauties (i.e., Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor).
cop it! Glamourizing those curls can take a lot of time and may end up looking matronly. This is pretty versatile and can work with all types of hair. For all types of hair, the hair has to be cut a little bit beyond the shoulder length. Why? When it curls up, your hair will actually look “shorter.” This applies to curly-haired gals since when your hair dries, it will end up looking shorter. Straight-haired gals, use a ceramic curling iron to curl the middle of the strands while leaving the ends uncurled (it will look more natural). As for curly-haired gals, if you want to control how your curls look, make sure to use some curling cream on damp hair and finger comb your hair, while crunching the curls at the same time.
famous waves: Brooklyn Decker, Chloe Moretz, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, Katherine Heigl, and Keira Knightley
How do you gals feel about short hair? Let us know in the comments!
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As Reported by Crystal (watermoolen)