Making the chop and embracing short hair is one of the biggest hairstyles trends of 2013, embraced by celebrities, rock stars, and models across the globe. Now you want to go short, but which cut is for you? Hare are the top 2013 short hair trends for women.
The pixie has been the red carpet look this year. Long bangs and layers all over add feminine softness to this boy-inspired cut, which has been seen on Anne Hathaway, Homeland’s Morena Baccarin, and Lena Dunham.
There are lots of styling options too. Add just a touch of serum to get this all over fringe look or add a side part and comb hair across to the opposite side. Or add a pomade like Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste to work in some piecey texture like Ginnifer Goodwin. For a red carpet worthy look, blow dry hair and add mousse and a lightweight wax to spike hair up!
Thanks to ultra flattering bangs, this short haircut can really flatter anyone. Think about it, it looks the same as wearing a ponytail with full bangs but way more chic!
The undercut is the must have short haircut for women and men this year! For ladies, a dramatic but feminine way to get the look is to shaved or cut ultra short just one side around the ear.
This asymmetrical cut is similar to Rihanna’s signature cut, with close cropped hair emphasizing the length and fullness of bangs worn on an angle. Another way to highlight this edgy short hairstyle is with hair color – lighten up or add a bold shade to bangs while leaving shortest hair in a contrasting color.
Earlier this year, supermodel Karlie Klassen made the news by making the chop into this chin length bob. This isn’t Anna Wintour’s sculpted bob with every hair in place but a looser, modern update with loose waves that add plenty of volume.
This adorable bob cut works for every hair type – if you don’t have natural curl get it with a salt water spray like Davines No.14 Sea Salt Primer for Wizards or John Masters Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray (with lavender!). Just work through towel-dried hair and let air dry the rest of the way, occassionaly scrunching hair with fingers.
Or for an instant finish, add a few waves with a narrow curling wand like Remington T-Studio Ceramic Curling Wand that tapers from 1″ to 1/2″ at the top and will cover you at any hair length.