Hair Trends Right Now: Short Hair

March 5, 2013

As the weather changes, maybe you’re thinking of changing your hairstyle, too? Sebastian Professional Urban Artist, Ryan Mitchell of Renya Xydis Sydney guides us through autumn’s coolest trend: short, cropped hair.

Long the go-to for Hollywood A-listers wanting a drastic change of image, the appeal of the chop will continue to gain momentum for A/W 2013. For those craving an altogether new do, take your inspiration from LA’s leading ladies and take drastic measures – these starlets know how to make headlines. “With celebs like Miley Cyrus, Evan Rachel Wood and Anne Hathaway joining the crop club, losing your length has never been sexier,” says Ryan.

Stand out from the crowd

So, with pixie cuts and crops remaining big for the season ahead, how do you stand out from the crowd? “The trick is to opt for something different than a traditional pixie. Go for something cool like a long fringe that you can wear down or swept up into a quiff. Or if you’re confident, try a traditionally men’s style like a pageboy with an undercut. The shaved back and sides looks amazing on ultra-feminine girls.”

Facial shape and structure

Before committing to a chop though, Ryan suggests taking into consideration your facial shape and structure. While most faces can work a short style, he recommends taking on expert advice in choosing a cut that best complements your face shape. “Oval shapes can work a short fringed pixie cut, while on a square face, leaving greater length in the front works best – always consult a skilled professional to ensure you end up with a style that suits.”

Best product for short hair

To style boyish looks, invest in pliable stylers like Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber and Matte Putty. “These types of products are great for allowing you to layer and shape hair with an elastic-type texture that allows for maximum flexibility.”

Are you thinking of losing the length to your hair this season?

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