How to glam up short ‘dos
Short hair, don’t care? That’s not always the case, as anyone who has struggled to glam up a short look can attest to. But with a host of new products hitting the shelves on a daily basis there are now numerous ways to jazz up even the shortest of hair.
Lob (long bob)
This style has become increasingly popular in recent months thanks to stars like Khloe Kardashian going for the chop. A lob is a good choice if you want shorter hair but don’t want to switch long tresses for a dramatic crop. It also gives you a lot more options in terms of changing it up for different occasions.
“Transfer your look into an evening one, by styling the ends to create lovely curls,” Alison Stewart, Owner and Director of Alison Stewart Hairdressing, told Cover Media. “Opt for a deep side parting to enhance its luxurious feel!”
The length of this cut also means you can pin it up or scrape into a ponytail, or make like Khloe and slick the hair back for a sexy look. Instead of grabbing a gel or oil to get this look, use leave in conditioner to give a slick finish without any stickiness. Try Tresemme’s Platinum Strength Leave In Conditioner as it’s a nice thick one that will give you a good, lasting finish.
Chin length bob
This style never goes out of fashion, and there’s a reason for that – it’s just so versatile. Neil Barton, Goldwell Ambassador and Owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing, is a fan of leaving it natural but slightly texturised.
“The chin-length bob can easily look glam but with a minimum effort,” he told Cover Media. “Wash, blow-dry, texturise and go is what I go for with the cute short chin-length ‘do.” Neil recommends the Goldwell StyleSign Structure Me Structurizing Spray – simply spray all over towel dried hair and scrunch the hair while blowdrying to get that messy but chic look.
Arguably the hardest short ‘do to customise… but fear not, we’ve come up with a few ideas to jazz up your crop. A quiff is the style of choice for Jason Collier, Celebrity and Session Stylist and Creative Director at Smooth You Town Spa, who cites Kelly Osbourne as his queen of the crop.
“The perfect glam hairstyle to create with a pixie crop is by slightly quaffing the front section of the hair back into a quiff, giving the look a hint of edginess – think Kelly Osbourne,” he told Cover Media. “Brush the sides of the hair forward and spray with an extreme hold hairspray, this look needs a firm hold in order to stay in place.”
Sparkling clips like the selection at Mila Rose are a good option for adding some extra bling, or why not experiment with a splash of colour with an on-trend hair chalk. Give Naturtint Reflex Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Cream a go too – this gives you the ability to mix up your colour without the use of the chemicals usually found in hair dye.