Short hair hit the mainstream in 2017 and it shows no sign of stopping this year. Update your look with a daring, short cut and take inspiration from our roundup of celeb-inspired short looks we’re loving now.
Flirty, low-maintenance, and fun to play with, the pixie cut is a classic that requires some courage to pull off. This style also works well for curl mavens who want to take it short. We won’t lie, the growout is awful. But chopping it all off gives you total freedom and a fun look that is as versatile as your part, product, or hair accessories. ScarJo recently tried a super side-part pixie and used the longer top locks as side fringe.
Nervous about chopping your hair? Ease your way into it with a lob, or long bob. This look typically hovers anywhere from below the chin to shoulder level. For celeb inspiration, think Olivia Palermo, who has been sporting an ombre lob for ages.
The flapper it-girl haircut is on trend again, with celebs from Lauren Conrad to Emma Stone choosing chin-skimming bobs. Sleek bobs look sharp with side parts and smoothing hair oils, which define the look. Blunt bangs (another 2018 hair trend) pair well with sleek bobs, so add fringe or keep it classic.
Many short looks work best with straight hair. If you’ve got wavy or curly hair, try a textured bob to give dimension to your locks by chopping in blunt layers. Cate Blanchett provides celeb inspiration for this style.
Ultra Short Pixie
Whoa, this cut is not for the faint of heart. Zoe Kravitz chopped it all off, and we can’t deny how incredible it looks. This is a great way to rejuvenate your look. Ask your stylist for product recommendations to spike up or slick down your cropped look.
Pro tip: The best short cut for you always takes your hair’s texture and your face shape into consideration. Before you commit, talk it over with your stylist, who can advise you on what cuts will flatter your features. Need a new stylist? Find your next beauty pro at Vagaro.
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