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Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Chopping those long locks into a shorter hairstyle doesn’t mean that your hair should be flat and lifeless.

Little tricks such as blowdrying your hair upside down and using a dry shampoo (on clean hair) can create instant volume in no-time. Below are just a few ways to bring some much needed volume to any short hairstyle.

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Alexa Chung

If you have short bangs, give them some body with a thick curling wand. All you need to do is brush out the curls to achieve a silky-smooth hairstyle.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Frankie Sanford

Give your hair a bit of a combover by creating the illusion of a thick fringe at the front of your face. This works well if you hair is already cut into an asymmetric style (shorter in the back, longer in the front). Keep everything in place by applying a pea-sized amount of mousse to dry hair.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Sandra Bullock

For hair that is mostly dead-straight, focus on creating some volume at the ends. The best way to achieve this look is to blow-dry your hair upside down. As you’re drying the ends, scrunch with your hands to create instant texture.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Olivia Palermo

To create Olivia Palermo’s enviable locks, part hair down the middle, and style your hair at the crown. Create some extra volume by individually heated curlers, and leave them in for at least an hour. For the natural look, carefully comb out the curls, and spritz some finishing spray for extra hold.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Sienna Miller

Create a wispy fringe by shampooing hair with a volumising treatment. To avoid any flat, lifeless hair, skip out on the conditioner. Let your hair air-dry, then apply a small amount of texturising mouse to the scalp.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Marion Cotillard

For hair like Marion, use a curling wand with a thin barrel to make hair appear thicker. Remember to curl hair away from your face, and use a hairspray only at your ends.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Images via Babble, Fierce Fringe By Ana, Carolyn Collado, Fuupon, Hair Products Pro, Beauty Hairstyles Ideas, Beauty Stat

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You can now recreate Kim Kardashian’s signature loose curls with just a few products and simple techniques. Nail this classic look which is appropriate for a formal event, birthday party, or even if you want to feel glamourous while doing the weekly shop.

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Instructions

1. Wash your hair with a sulphate-free formula (this will keep coloured hair from losing it’s shine, and will protect your scalp from nasty chemicals which can cause dandruff).

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Royal Moroccan Hair Repair Shampoo Sulfate-Free, $17.99

2. Apply a nourishing treatment such as Argan Oil to your ends – perfect for women suffering from split-ends, dry hair, or even the over-bleaching their ends which leaves hair brittle.

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Lee Stafford Argan Oil, $20.95

3. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser, this may take a little longer but will cause minimal damage to your hair. Don’t forget to use a cool setting as well!

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VS Sassoon Expert Turbo Dryer, $51.99

4. Divide hair into two parts using a hair clip to remove the top layer from the bottom. Apply a heat-protectant spray to your ends, since this will ensure that no additional damage will occur as a result of styling products.

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Joico Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant, $26.95

5. Use a curling wand to take sections of hair about 2 inches thick and curl away from the face. This is important since you will achieve a natural curl, always remember this rule! Work from top to bottom to ensure that the outer layers of hair won’t drop.

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The Marilyn by Halo, $139.95

6. When you’re done, loosen the curls with a wide-tooth comb.

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Model’s Prefer Wide Tooth Comb, $4.99

7. Spritz some finishing products through your ends to keep your hair looking fresh and defined for hours!

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John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finishing Polishing Serum, $16.99

Image via Hollywood Life

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