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5 Instant Face-Slimming Hairstyles

Who knew that a hairstyle could slim your face? From Alexa Chung’s wavy bob to ombré, we have found the best hairstyles that flatter your face in an amazing way. Simply take a picture of your favourite celebrity below and let your hairdresser do all the hard work!

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Long bob

Try a long bob, which perfectly frames all face shapes. Emma Stone is the ultimate candidate for this style since it flatters her face and the colour is just right!

Emma Stone Long Bob Hairstyle

Short layers

Shorter layers that fall against the chin are perfect for framing a heart-shaped face. A few highlights is another way to make this look work for longer hair, as seen below on Aishwarya Rai.

Aishwarya Rai with Layered Hair

Shaggy bob

If your hair is curly and textured, a shaggy bob is the perfect hairstyle. Don’t go for a blunt cut which can look a little harsh on thicker hair.

Kate Beckinsale shaggy bob hairstyle

Wispy bangs

Bangs are a fantastic hair trend that is always in style and looks amazing with lighter hair colours. Make sure your fringe hits the area between your eyebrows and eyelashes, anything shorter won’t look too flattering.

Whispy bangs

Beachy waves

Sun-kissed waves are so easy to achieve, especially if your hair has a hint of existing ombré. This look is so flattering on all skin tones and is easily replicated with sea-salt spray and a good curling wand.

Beachy wave hairstyle

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Get The Look: Ashley Benson’s Side-Swept Curls

Actress Ashley Benson was giving us serious hair envy when she was recently spotted at Justin Bieber’s Comedy Roast in Los Angeles. The actress wore a floor-length gown with diamond earrings and side-swept curls. Create this hairstyle in just 10 minutes with our easy tutorial below.

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Instructions

1. If hair has just been freshly washed and dried, apply a heat protectant to your ends. This will help to seal the hair follicle and will prevent any additional damage from the curling wand.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Redken Styling Duo Shield, $30.95

2. Divide hair into three sections (one at the back and two at the front). This will make it easier to curl the hair in a short amount of time. For short hair like Ashley’s, wrap the hair around the wand twice, hold for 7 seconds, then release. Shake the hair from side-to-side; this will increase the amount of volume.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Cloud Nine Curling Wand, $315

3. Repeat this step on your hair, leaving the fringe until last. Lower the heat on your curling wand and hold for 2-3 seconds. This will make the hair look more natural. Take a wide-tooth comb and carefully brush out the curls.

Get The Look: Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

4. Spritz your roots with a touch of dry shampoo to give hair extra body and lift.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Nak Dry Clean Dry Shampoo, $19.95

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Get The Look: Alexa Chung’s Tousled Waves Tutorial

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable hairstyles in Hollywood. Where do we begin?

Just the right amount of sun-kissed strands coupled with a few tousled waves – it’s difficult to believe this hairstyle could be so easy! We show you just a few products which could help create Alexa’s signature hairstyle.

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Instructions

1. Work with day-old hair which still has a bit of natural oils at the roots. If you’ve just washed yours, not to worry!

Get The Look: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Run a few drops of dry oil into the ends to emulate this look. It will also make your hair look super-shiny and healthy.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $39.99

2. Lightly mist the hair with heat protectant spray, making sure to avoid spritzing the roots. It could make your hair feel crunchy and oily.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Redken Styling Iron Shape, $30.95

3. Use a curling wand to carefully wrap small sections of hair. If you want this look to feel a little more tousled, take larger sections of hair and leave them around the curling wand for longer.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

BaByliss Pro Siren Titanium Ceramic 34mm Waving Wand, $120.40

4. When this is done, comb out your hair to loosen the curls. Before heading out the door, carefully mist your ends with a bit of sea-salt spray. It’ll give the hair a touch of body and bounce without weighing it down like hairspray.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nak Style Surfer, $24.95

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Get The Look: Rachel McAdams’ 90s-Inspired Bob

Give your hair a style re-fresh this summer by chopping off those dead ends into a fashionable bob.

Since just about everybody is obsessed with replicating the nineties, we have compiled an easy hair tutorial using Rachel McAdam’s bob as inspiration. It only takes about 5 minutes, and is oh-so-effortless!

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Instructions

Get The Look: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

1. Stay with second-day hair for extra texture (and those natural oils), but if you can’t help it, shampoo your hair with a volumising formula. Really work it into your roots, then rinse with cool water.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

KMS Add Volume Shampoo, $28.95

2. If hair is on the thin side, let it dry naturally and apply a light mist to the roots. It will give your hair an extra lift without making it feel crunchy.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

Juuce Sea Air Mist, $23.95

3. Section off your hair, then use a pair of flat irons to keep it looking super-sleek. Part your hair on an angle for the illusion of extra lift and texture.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

GlamPalm SimpleTouch Hair Iron, $269

4. To keep hair in place all day, use our cult-favourite mist which won’t make your hair feel dry and lifeless. Dry shampoo also works to create instant texture.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray, $9.99

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Kate Mara’s Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Actress Kate Mara might be known for her long brown locks, but her brand-new pixie crop is right on trend at the moment. Not only is shorter hair extremely easy to style, but you can master the slicked-back look in less than 5 minutes with our tutorial below.

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Instructions

1. Apply a shine serum onto damp hair concentrating on the very ends. Blow-dry hair on a cool heat with a round comb in a backwards motion. This will help to give the hair some extra volume.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

ghd Smooth Finish Serum, $22

2. Part your hair in the middle (or on the side as preferred), and apply a high shine pomade from root to tip. This will help to give the hair the hold it needs without falling out of place. To distribute the product throughout the hair, use a wide-tooth comb in a backwards motion. If your hair is shorter than Kate’s, you won’t need to use a comb.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Reuzel High Sheen Pomade, $27.95

3. Pin back any longer layers such as bangs or a fringe with a bobby pin, then set it all in place with a medium strength spray.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

KMS Hair Stay Style Boost, $31.96

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Get The Look: Scarlett Johansson’s Layered Pixie Crop

If you’re already rocking a shorter hairstyle or need some extra inspiration to chop those long locks, then you’re definitely in the right place. Actress Scarlett Johansson has been sporting a shorter, edgier look over the last few months which is perfect since we’re heading into warmer weather.

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This easy look can easily be recreated at home with just a few key techniques and holy-grail products.

Instructions

1. Start by using a thickening shampoo which will give your hair some extra lift and texture at the roots. Massage carefully then rinse with cold water to awaken the hair follicle.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultimate Thickening Shampoo, $24.42

2. Wait for your hair to air-dry, then apply a lightweight mousse into the longer layers. This is perfect since it won’t leave your hair feeling too oily or crispy, and will give it some extra hold.

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Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse, $23

3. Use a round brush and wrap your hair around the bristles. Blow-dry on a cool setting, making sure to alternate layers of your hair. It will create the illusion of extra body at the crown.

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ghd Natural Bristle Radial Brush Size 1, $32

4. To set this all in place, use a hairspray and mist finely over the top of your hair. It will keep everything looking perfect without leaving the hair feeling too dry.

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Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Micro-Fine Finishing Spray, $45

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No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

Chopping your hair into a short bob can often feel like a blessing and a curse.

While it’s so much easier to get ready in the morning, sometimes if feels like there’s only one way to style your hair down.

Below are a few key hairstyles to keep your locks manageable and looking stylish at the same time.

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Soft curls

Give your hair a bouncy look by curling small pieces with a wand, or even with the use of sea-salt spray. Since your hair is short enough to dry naturally, mist lightly with sea-salt spray and scrunch with your fingers. The result? A beachy style which looks really natural, and takes less than 5 minutes to create.

No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

Bangs

Cutting some soft bangs not only frames the entire face, but gives you a little bit more to work with. You can wear them straight, curly, or even pinned back to create the illusion of thicker hair. Our favourite way to style bangs is by using a round brush, and styling backwards with the help of a hair dryer.

No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

High ponytail

This works best on hair which is straight and has little to no layers, and is also quick and easy! Simply comb back all your hair, and secure in a high bun. Leave out any front layers to go with this beach-inspired look.

No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

Low bun

If your hair is extremely short and layered, then a low bun is one of the best ways to switch up your look. Use mostly bobby pins to section your hair, and create tiny braids which are perfectly for almost any outing. Don’t forget to mist lightly with hairspray for that extra hold!

No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

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Catwalk-Inspired Styles For Short Hair

Are you contemplating the major chop? Not only is short hair easier to maintain during the warmer months, but there are also a number of easy hairstyles that come along with the territory.

This week, we were inspired by the Spring 2015 hairstyles from Paris and New York for you to try out at home. Don’t forget to share some of your own favourites in the comments below.

RELATED: Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Messy bun

Where: Paul & Joe

A distressed bun is the best choice for second or third day-old hair which just needs a little extra TLC.

Spritz your roots with a gentle dry shampoo, and create a messy bun at the nape of the neck. Tease out some shorter layers at the front of your face to frame the entire look.

Soft curls

Where: Burberry Prorsum

Nothing beats soft curls, and shorter hair takes no more than 10 minutes to completely style. Use flat irons to create flattering curls for your face (remember to curl away from the face), then simply comb-through for a relaxed look.

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Top knot

Where: Chromat

The top knot is a permanent hairstyle which is perfect for keeping hair flawless in extreme humidity. Pin away any stray hairs, and remember to set with finishing spray before heading out the door. Bring a few extra bobby pins in your bag in case of strays.

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Slicked-back

Where: Versace

Slicked-back hair has returned for another season, and is perfect for girls with super-short hair. Use a gel or mousse formula and carefully comb your hair back behind your ears. The wet-look is sure to stay in place all day, but for good measure, spritz with some extra-hold hairspray.

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Get The Look: Stassi Schroeder’s Messy Bob

Reality television star Stassi Schroeder is known for her central role as one of the many cast members of Vanderpump Rules. We immediately fell in love with Stassi’s new shorter hairdo in season 3 of the hit show, and created this easy tutorial to achieve her voluminous look.

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Instructions

1. Start by giving hair some much needed body and bounce in the shower. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner which is designed to lift your roots, and keep hair looking shiny and healthy all day long. This formula is packed with SmartBoostComplex which is perfect for hair which needs a little love.

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Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $24.95 each

2. Carefully dry hair with a towel, and apply a hair serum into the ends. This is best if your hair is still damp, since it absorbs the product better. Do not rinse out.

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Puretopia Pure Protect Hair Serum, $14.95

3. Apply a volumising oil treatment between your fingers, and run evenly throughout your hair. Scrunch the product into your scalp, and work it all the way down to the ends.

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Percy & Reed Smoothed, Seal & Sensational Volumising No Oil, Oil for Fine Hair, $26

4. Blow-dry your hair on a low heat until it’s completely dry. This will make it easier to style later on. Once hair is dry, use a thermal heat protector on your ends. This is important since it will help to protect the hair from heat damage.

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Tresemme Thermal Styling Heatspray, $7.99

5. Use a straightener or curling wand (whatever you prefer), to create big, bouncy curls. Keep the curls away from your face, and work from front to back to create a long-lasting hairstyle.

6. Once your hair is done, carefully brush with a wide-tooth comb, and apply a dry shampoo to your roots for extra lift.

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Polished London Dry Shampoo Cornwell Coconut, $4.95

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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

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Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Anyone with short hair will tell you that styling it is a breeze – straightening your hair doesn’t take long, curling it takes even less time, and applying a volumizing product to the ends basically takes under a minute.

If you’re out of ideas when it comes to styling your short hair, below are just a few tips to make your haircare routine that much more interesting.

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Rollers

If you’ve got the time, invest in some high-quality rollers for your hair. Choose thin, small rollers if you want more defined curls, and thick rollers if you want more body in your hair. Once you’ve taken your hair out of the rollers, mist lightly with hairspray and comb out any loose ends.

Not only will this give hair a natural body and bounce, but it also works while you sleep!

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Beach waves

You don’t need to go to the beach to get those genuine beach waves anymore. Use your hair straightener on an angle and create subtle curls all over your hair. If your hair is angular (shorter in the back, and longer in the front), you may need a friend to style the back for you.

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Scarf

Hair accessories are amazing in all types of seasons, but a scarf is perfect if you’re heading to the beach or park. Not only will it keep your hair intact throughout the entire day, but a little wind won’t cause it from completely falling out of place.

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Braided updo

Create subtle braids at the nape of the neck if you want to keep hair looking neat and tidy. All you need to do is divide the hair into 2 sections, plait, then carefully pin them down at the nape of the neck. Is this the best 1-minute hairstyle – we definitely think so!

Easy Ways To Style Short Hair

Expert tip: If your hair feels a bit thin and lack-lustre, spray a touch of texturising hair product onto damp hair. If you’ve just stepped out of the shower, pat hair dry with a towel before applying a touch of volumising oil on the roots. Blow-dry your hair upside-down for instant volume that will last all day long!

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The Best Bob Hairstyles Ever

If you’re thinking about embracing a shorter hairstyle, there’s no better time than now to take the plunge and give your hair a much needed makeover! Not only is a bob hairstyle extremely versatile, but they are super-easy to style and don’t require nearly as much attention when compared to long hair.

Below are just a few celebrity hairstyles we’ve picked out which should serve as sufficient inspiration if you’re ever inclined to chop your hair!

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The fringe

One of our favourite shorter hairstyles is inspired by Frankie Sanford, pop-singer from the British girl band, The Saturday’s. Not only is Frankie’s hair easy to style, but the shorter bangs at the front allow you to create a number of different looks.

The Best Bob Hairstyles Ever The short pixie

Back in 2006, Sienna Miller chopped her long blonde locks in favour of a shorter hairstyle to play the lead part of Edie Sedgewick in Factory Girl. More than eight years later, and Sienna has yet again chopped her hair into this super-flattering style.

Go for wispy bangs to frame a square shaped face, and cut hair shorter in the back for added texture.

The Best Bob Hairstyles Ever The lob

Otherwise known as the long bob, is perfect for girls who still want to keep a bit of length in their hair. This style sits above the shoulders, and usually sports a blunt haircut for added drama.

Host and reality television star, Giuliana Rancic wears the lob with long layers, but you can also cut a fringe to make the hairstyle look less harsh.

The Best Bob Hairstyles Ever

The ombré bob

Singer Ciara has transformed her hair into a super-short ombré bob right in front of our eyes! This style works perfectly from dark to light hair, since highlights are hand-painted on the ends for a gradient look. Go for a short chop (just under the ears), to create the illusion of texture in thin hair.

The Best Bob Hairstyles Ever

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How To Style The Ombré Bob

Ombré hair is still very much in style, with many women choosing to chop their long locks for a more manageable shorter hairstyle. Although, shorter hair doesn’t always mean your hairstyles are limited. Try these quick and easy styles the next time you want something new, or simply refresh your look.

Soft waves

Loose, soft waves are perfect for women with short hair since they take almost no time at all to recreate. Use a curling wand with a thicker barrel to achieve loose curls, and remember to use a heat protectant! Then comb through the ends of your hair for a low-key look. Soft waves look amazing with an ombré bob because the colour graduation is perfectly sun-kissed.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Straight

Don’t be afraid to wear your hair straight every once in a while! Focus on creating some volume at the crown, otherwise this style can look flat and dated. Blow-dry the hair from the top, then hold it all in place with finishing spray.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Blunt bangs

Embrace a shorter hairdo by cutting some blunt bangs to frame your face. Not only will this look perfect for people with an oval or heart-shaped face, but will transform your entire look. Mist hair lightly with some sea-salt spray to achieve body at the ends.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Messy ponytail

It is easy to achieve a bohemian look if you have lots of layers framing the front of your face. Tie hair back into a small bun and ponytail, creating drama at the crown. Pin hair back, plait and twist it into place. Set the entire look with a spritz of hairspray at the ends.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

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Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Short hairstyles don’t have to be boring – especially if you want something fun and quirky for your wedding day. Inject a little bit of old-school glamour into your cropped look, and get creative with makeup and accessories for the big day. Get inspired by just a few hairstyles which work with any colour and hair texture.

Half up, half down

This classic look is sweet and demure with shorter hair – especially since the nape of the neck and décolletage is exposed. Feel free to add larger costume accessories such as necklaces and earrings which compliment the hairstyle. Part the hair at the top, then wrap tiny strands before pinning them at the back. This style is secure and won’t fall out throughout the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Twist updo

An updo on short hair is a great idea if you want a low maintenance look, which doesn’t require any touch-ups. Start with day-old hair since this will hold better through the day, and is easier to style. Then get creative and add plaits, twists and a small chignon on the nape of your neck for a classic undone look.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Slicked back

A slicked back hairstyle looks amazing on short hair, since it won’t lose it’s hold throughout the day. The shorter the hair – the better! Simply comb through hair and apply a texturizing mousse which will keep your locks looking flawless.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Finger waves

Take some inspiration from Daisy Buchanan and replicate the 1920’s finger waves for a classic look. Pair with dark eyeshadow, lots of lashes, and a blood-red lip for instant glamour.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

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