Haircut Styles

Best Hairstyles For Short Hair

Never have more of our favorite celebs been lobbing their locks and rocking a short do. Women of all ages are proving that short hair can be sophisticated, sexy and versatile! Be inspired by some of the best short hairstyles of the year.

The fringed pixie
Unlike the traditional pixie cut, this year we’re seeing a lot of this style with a fringe. The range of celebs sporting this ‘do proves that you don’t need to have a particular face shape to pull it off. Although, of course, it doesn’t hurt to have Robin Wright’s bone structure!

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Making waves
Chin-length bobs are hot, and also look great on every face shape. Waves are great for adding some volume and framing delicate features, like those of  Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. Customize your bob to suit your features by moving the part (side or middle) and maybe fashioning a fringe.

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The Side Sweep
Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart are perfect examples of how to wear this look for different occasions. While K-Stew goes the “bed-hair” route, J-Law is looking glamorous on the red carpet with styled-waves. Just part your hair on the side, sweep it over, and pin back the rest.

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Images via Redbook Mag

August 30, 2014

Braided Bun Hair Tutotial

Forget making an appointment with your hair stylist. We show you how to create a trendy braided bun hair up style at home in a few minutes.

Braids continue to be a hot hairstyling trend, and this elegant high bun gets a fun twist with a series of small braids.For this look, you are going to need a sock bun or a bun shaper. The first step to achieving this look is to spray your hair with a shine serum and brush it through your hair with a boar bristle brush.

Next, gather your hair in a high ponytail and insert the sock bun. When your hair is in the sock bun, fan it around and braid small random sections in the ponytail.

Once you’ve created the tiny braids, wrap the hair around the sock bun and insert bobby pins to hold in place. It’s okay if the bun is a little messy; it actually helps the look appear effortless and a little boho, just like Ashley Olsen’s.

March 13, 2014

5 Medium-Length Celebrity Hairstyles We Love

Growing out short hair and feeling less than inspired? You’re in luck, because these five celebrity hairstyles should convince you that a medium-lentgth hairstyle is just as chic as a bob or long hair. A style that isn’t too long or too short will frame your face, and has plenty of versatility with how you style it.

Jessica Alba’s ombre waves
One of the hottest celebrity hairstyles, Jessica Alba’s ombre waves is a great example how to style thick, naturally wavy hair. Jessica’s hair falls just below the shoulders, and you can create similar waves at home using a clamp less curling iron. But this hairstyle, which is ideal for oval-shaped faces, looks equally great straight.

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Amy Poehler’s wavy bob
Funny woman Amy Poehler’s bob falls just at her shoulders, with a wispy fringe, swooped to the side, that frame her forehead and allow her to wear her hair up or down. To get Amy’s slight wave, cut  layers to create movement and use a large-barrel curling iron. This medium-length hairstyle is especially flattering on heart-shaped and round faces.

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Gwnenyth Paltrow’s long straight layers
Gwyneth Paltrow let her blunt bob grow out into a medium-length hairstyle with long layers that are especially defined at the ends. The super straight finish is perfect for a really strong, polished look. Use a straightening balm before straightening the hair, and finish with a light hold hairspray to tame flyaways. Try tucking one side of the hair behind the hair to show off fabulous earrings when going out.

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Rachel McAdams’ loose curls
Rachel McAdams has gone from blonde to brunette to red, but always comes back to medium-length hair, which shows off her flawless skin and sparking eyes. Not ready to go all-out red like Rachel? Try auburn highlights, then have your stylist cut shapely layers which become more defined when curled in a loose spiral pattern with a medium-barrel curling iron or flat iron. It’s the perfect hairstyle for anyone with an oval face.  

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Katy Perry’s Old Hollywood curls
Katy Perry is the queen of transformation, so one day she might be wearing a platinum blonde wig, and another day, a retro updo. But one look she keeps coming back to medium-length hair that falls just below the shoulders. The Old Hollywood curls is a classic style that takes from you from day to night. Start by parting the hair to the side, and use large rollers to curl the ends of the hair. Try an intense hair colour like Katy’s rich chocolate brown to make the hairstyle stand out even more.

Which celebrity has your favourite medium-length hair?

January 29, 2014

Short Hairstyles for Every Occasion

Today marks the launch of Pantene’s second annual National Donate Your Hair Week in Australia, which sees hair donation events taking place across the country.  Pantene ambassador Barney Martin is encouraging people to get involved by pledging their ponytails to the cause, and shares some of his favourite short hairstyles. And in seems short hair is one of the hottest celebrity hairstyles right now, with everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Pamela Anderson cutting their hair short!

“There’s no better reason to go short than Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and Pantene’s National Donate Your Hair Week is a great opportunity to chop off your ponytail,” says Barney. Short, sleek styles are in this summer and there’s a style to suit all face shapes, so what are you waiting for – pledge your ponytail today!”

If you’re considering going short and donating your ponytail to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, but not quite sure if the look will work for you, Barney gives his reasons why short can work for every occasion. Now you can help a cancer patient in Australia and New Zealand deal with one of the effects of cancer treatment and rock a new look at the same time.

Boardroom
A cute pixie crop with a side part is the perfect grown up look to take you to the top in the boardroom.

Work event
Sweep the front of hair back off face to create a voluminous crown, and use pins to secure hair pulled back at the sides. The elegant look works well with chin length hair blow dried to turn in slightly at the ends.
Tip: Use the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Collection to smooth hair and help repair damage to prepare hair for this sleek look.

Night out
Up the glam stakes for a night out with a layered shoulder length cut, with waves and subtle side fringe.

Date night
Go smooth and sleek with a glossy cut finishing just below your chin. Complete the look with a blunt fringe sitting just above your eyes for maximum impact.
Tip: Use Pantene Styling Treatment Foam Smooth Straight before blow-drying for a smooth finish.

Music Concert
For extra edge, a bleach blonde undercut is an ultra-cool way to rock a short style.

Beach break
For the ultimate in easy holiday styling, make the most of a low maintenance jaw length bob tousled by salt and sun. Opt for an eyebrow-grazing fringe for a playful edge.
Tip: Use Pantene Styling Treatment Mist Soft Curls to help keep waves soft and touchable.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths is the first program of its kind in Australia and New Zealand to inspire women to grow cut and donate their hair to be turned into real hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Since launch, over 6,000 ponytails have been donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This year, help Pantene create even more real-hair wigs by growing your hair long and strong with the new Pantene Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Collection before you donate.

Find out how to hold your own cutting event by visiting www.pantenebeautifullengths.com.au and registering to receive a party pack.

What are your favourite short hairstyles?

November 10, 2013

Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Textured Waves Hairstyle

Lily Collins’ textured waves with a centre part as seen at the Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. yesterday is such a cute hairstyle for short to medium-length hair. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. Mara started by spraying Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray then rough drying the hair using the Harry Josh Pro Tools Hairdryer.

2. Next, she waved Lily’s hair using a one-inch barrel iron, creating a natural, textured wave.

3. To break up the style, she then used Serge Normant Dry Shampoo all over.

4. Then to add a bit more ‘piecey-ness,’ Mara rubbed Kevin Murphy Night Rider Matte Texture Paste into the palms of her hands and ran it through her hair.

5. Finally, she sprayed L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray all over to seal the textured wave.

What do you think of Lily Collins’ wavy hairstyle?

October 24, 2013

Get The Look: Amy Adams’ Soft Curls In 5 Steps

We love Amy Adams’ soft curls as seen at the opening of the Carolina Herrera boutique on Rodeo Drive last week – it’s the perfect look for spring brides! Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves created the look in 5 easy steps.

1. Start by applying Moroccanoil Curl Defining Mousse to wet hair.

2. Next, comb your fingers through your hair and dry it out, allowing the natural texture and curl of the hair to form.

3. Once you have dried your hair completely, use a light spray of L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray.

4. With a 2″ curling iron, start curling random sections of your hair. After you do this, take three large sections and roll the ends of your hair under and pin it in place.

5. Finally, allow your hair to cool and take a large paddle brush to soften the wave. Finish with a light spray of hairspray.

Do you like Amy Adams’ soft curls?

July 12, 2013