In case you haven’t noticed, short hair is here to stay …
In the past week, music powerhouse Beyonce went super short and runway powerhouse Coco Rocha took it all off too. Two women known for their beauty went rogue from the traditional long and sexy hair look. Interesting. Now, I wouldn’t say this is the latest trend or craze in beauty and hair – after all – Pink, Tilda Swinton and even Miley Cyrus have done the whole undercut/mohawk style for awhile now. And my favourites, Michelle Williams and Ginnifer Goodwin have been poster pixies for, you know, the “pixie cut” for years. Seriously, short hair is here to stay …
I myself am coming up on my two year anniversary for the “short hair, don’t care” club. One day, I went from waist-length hair to gamine in one fell swoop and faster than I could tweet about it. I haven’t looked back since.
I love my short hair. I miss my long hair from time to time, but I love.my.short.hair. So much so, that it’s gotten a bit shorter (buzzed) on the sides and longer on the top. (And, as I type, I’m currently transitioning my hair into a modernized mohawk, but I still have some hair appointments to keep before the full transition is made.)
But don’t think that short hair is easy, folks.
Yes, there might be less fiddling and faddling but some fiddling and lots of faddling is still required – even when your hair is less than three inches long. Pixie hair is just as much work as princess hair, you know.
Blow-drying is still a big help in creating movement in the hair. (Short hair is cute. Helmet head isn’t.) Before I blow-dry, I like to use a heat protectant which I spritz and comb through the hair first. Then, on a medium heat setting, I dry the hair, especially swishing the hair back and forth, side to side.
If you wear your hair longer on the top like Michelle Williams or Coco Rocha, large velcro rollers can give you some lift and height, especially if you want to toss the hair over to one side for a deep part. Try using two or three large velcro rollers across the top middle section of your hair. Place the rollers in your hair while damp and either air dry or blast with your blowdryer. Once dried, release and finger comb into place.
Proper product is always your best friend and you will need some product. I like using waxes or putties for a piece-y look and gel when I want a slick look. The problem with product and short hair is that it’s easy to overdo it. The key is to use a small amount of product and work it from the back of your hair to the front. This way, you don’t deposit to much product in and around the bang and crown area where too much gel or wax can look oily and greasy as opposed to chic.
Right now, I don’t feel the need to go long again. In fact, I think my short hair might stay for quite a while longer. There ain’t nothing wrong with that …
Are you a member of the short hair, don’t care club? If so, What are your tips and tricks for keeping your short hair looking sexy?