For girls who have recently made the chop or have had short hair for a while, you know that it’s not as “easy” as everybody thinks to style your shorter hair. You always read about ‘hair hacks’ but rarely are they applicable to short hair. You need to employ an arsenal of products including gels and dry shampoo to get those cowlicks and kinks to fall just right. So this one is all about the different tips and tricks you may need to use for styling your shorter hair.
1. Bobby-Pins Trick
Short hair usually slips out of bobby pins more easily than longer locks. Spray texture spray or dry shampoo on bobby pins before inserting them into your hair. This will give them a little more grip and prevent them from slipping throughout the day.
2. Chevron Style Bobby Pins
Use chevron-styled bobby pins for pinning your bangs back. When you have short hair you can’t simple throw all your hair back in a ponytail. One styling option you could do is style bobby pins by pinning your bangs back with one bobby pin, push the open end upwards. Complete the “V” shape by sliding one leg of another bobby pin at a downward angle. Repeat as many times as possible.
3. Headband Trick for Short Hair
Short stubborn strands can be tricky to keep down but with a few headbands, you can eliminate the hair stress. Crisscross to headbands over your hair to keep your pixie cut smooth and styled all day.
4. Frizzy Short Hair No More
Frizzy hair is a problem with both long and short hair but it’s a little more emphasized on shorter hair. Keep a cold cream styling product in your bag just in case you need to tame your frizz when it’s humid.
5. Rock a Pompadour
Tease the front section of your hair from temple to temple. Twist your teased hair and push it against your part. Secure the voluminous style with bobby pins in an “X” formation.
6. Tousle Your Pixie
Pixie sounds oh-so-sweet but this look isn’t very sweet at all. It’s bold and edgy. You probably won’t mess with anybody who rocks this look. Rather than worrying about short and sleek, run your fingers through your hair with some styling product and let it fall naturally.
7. A Front Braid
Braids are not just for long hair. They are a sweet and chic way to style your short hair rather it’s a long pixie or lob. Create a deep side part. Start from the part and work towards the opposite temple. French-braid a section about one inch wide along your front hairline. Then secure with a bobby pin or clear elastic.
8. Wrap It Up
Take a large scarf, form a triangle and then tuck in the point. Put the scarf around the nape of your neck and tie it together at the top of your crown.
9. Add Some Flair
You don’t have to stick to the same texture day in and day out. If you have a party coming up, then it’s time to style your short tresses in a beautiful new texture. If you’re rocking a pixie then grab a ½ inch curling iron, styling or pomade cream and get to styling. Check out this tutorial from ModCloth for more in-depth details.
10. Create a Faux Hawk
If you have shorter hair and you often leave it lying down, why not style it the other direction? Push your hair up and grab some gel and hairspray to create a faux hawk hairstyle. Remember, if you have a long face shape, then this look probably isn’t right for you.