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Short hair styles: 5 short hair cuts to try now

Short hair styles: 5 short hair cuts to try now


From sleek and sophisticated to artfully edgy, it’s time to think about losing some length this winter and trying out some short hair styles. Whether you’re looking for something totally new or an on-trend way to freshen up your look, there are several stylish ways to go shorter with your hair style this season.

“Winter blues can really get you down. Pick yourself up with a fresh short hair cut,” says Stacia Lance Gambrell, hair stylist at Lotus Salon in New York City and an independent stylist for editorial and fashion shoots, runway and the red carpet. “It’s the best present you can get for yourself.” She shares a few of her favorite short hair cuts to try now.

1. Chin-length bob 

Balmain fall/winter 2012

Whether you go bold and boxy or tousled and textured bobs are back in a big way this winter, Gambrell says. A bob is one of those classic short hair cuts and we have seen many variations over the years but the chin-length style makes it easy to make a change that isn’t too drastic. “To keep your bob fresh and fun the length should be at your chin and the structure blunt,” Gambrell says. She also suggests adding eye skimming blunt bangs for a more dramatic twist. If you want to keep the style sleek use a sculpting product before drying. For a more relaxed look, work a light hold styling cream into damp hair and finger dry.

2. Cropped pixie 
Balmain fall/winter 2012

We saw cute, ultra-cropped cuts grace the runways at Rag & Bone, Lanvin and Giambattista Valli to name a few, giving us the impression that the shorter the better this winter. “If you are feeling really adventurous this season you should try a cropped pixie and go short all over,” Gambrell says. “Go for something reminiscent of Twiggy’s famous pixie cut from the 1960s or Mia Farrow’s look from the movie Rosemary’s Baby .” For more modern inspiration look no further than Harry Potter alumni and burgeoning fashionista Emma Watson. Othercelebrities who have tried out variations of the updated pixie include Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams and model Agyness Deyn, who brought the look back into the style spotlight when she burst onto the fashion scene several years ago.

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