After a long stint of Kim Kardashian influenced long barrel waves, cropped cuts have made resurgence and short hair is officially on the comeback trail. So, for you ladies with less than enviable locks (like me), toss those hair extensions aside (like, for forever) and get your cut on.
Need some convincing? Just take a look at these celebrity hair transformations. I think you’ll be running to the salon before you even finish reading!
Julianne Hough’s new ‘do took her from teenybopper to bombshell. This piece-y short style really lets her natural beauty shine through and helps her achieve a more grown-up, sophisticated look.
After a bit of a hiatus, model, Catherine McNeil is back and cooler than ever sporting a textured bob.
Ali Larter proves that a short cut can make you look fresh, not old. Add glamour with waves by following these tips.
If you’re fearful of going too short, follow Jessica Alba’s lead by starting with a Lob (Long Bob) that hits at your collarbone.
Update your entire look with a blunt cut and long, side-swept bangs a la January Jones.
Although Olivia Palermo’s tresses are lust-worthy, they overpower her delicate features. The sleek, shorter hairstyle highlights her beautiful face.
The best fix for a long, thin face is a chin-length cut. Ruby Aldridge replicates Olivier Theyskens’ “too cool for school” cut with this effortless choppy bob.
The proof is in the pictures, ladies. There’s an undeniable sophistication that comes with having shorter hair. Some products I love since I’ve cut my hair are: Bumble and Bumble “Texture”–just rub a nickel size amount starting at the roots, going down to the tips; and, Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray–spray on a generous amount to dry hair and style with your hands. Both products give hair volume and texture for an overall cooler hairstyle. If you have thick hair and are looking to go more sleek and shiny (like Olivia Palermo) try Redken Glass 01. All you need is a dime size amount for your whole head.
So, are your salon appointments booked? What do you think of the celebrity hair makeovers above?
– LIZA COLLIS
Liza Collis is a fashion magazine editor in Manhattan and a beauty guru to her friends. She believes that the best thing about being a woman is the opportunity to experiment with beauty every single day.