Shortcuts for Short Cuts

From pixies and shags to bobs and pageboys, short hair is a breath of fresh (h)air. Keep your cropped locks looking their best with these time- (and tress-) saving tips.

Find What Flatters You

Not all hair textures are suited for all hairstyles and cuts. For example, if you have super-fine hair, you might fare best with a pixie to create the illusion of thicker hair; if you have a slight wave to your hair, one-length cuts may work better since wavy hair tends to hang a bit looser and longer (compared to curly hair, which coils up). To find the best short style for your tress texture, visit your local PM salon or school.

Michelle Williams Short Blonde Hairstyle @sheridanwardhair

[source:  @sheridanwardhair]

Luna Lazar Short Wavy Hairstyle via @julia_krohse_hairmakeup_artist

[source:  @julia_krohse_hairmakeup_artist]

Get a Grip

Sometimes, short hair slips out of bobby pins more easily than longer hair does. To keep your strands in place, spritz the inside of bobby pins with dry shampoo or finishing spray to gain a little more grip.

Short Hairstyle with Bobby Pins via @luciedoughty

[source:  @luciedoughty]

Lighten Up

Avoid weighing down your short hair by applying root lifter or volumizing mousse to your roots, and pomade and wax to your ends only.

Ellery Ann Short Edgy Hairstyle via @lucasdoney

[source:  @lucasdoney]

Unplug a Little

Lazy women, rejoice! For natural-looking lift, blow-dry cropped locks around 50 percent dry, run a little serum through hair with your fingers then air dry.

Short Curly Hairstyle via @ivanduda

[source:  @ivanduda]

Flip for a Flatiron

Set aside the curling wand and use a flatiron with thermal protection spray to create waves with a polished finish.

Khloe Kardashian Short Blonde Hair via @justinemarjan

[source:  @justinemarjan]

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