Brave enough to embrace 2019’s trendiest trim? Going short doesn’t mean skimping on style. Here we show you how to make the most of your cropped top.
There’s something undeniably liberating about a shortly shorn ‘do. Less fuss and muss, fewer tangles, more time. And, though we’re just a few weeks into the new year, trends from the runway to the red carpet are coming up short. Literally. From celebs such as Dua Lipa and Emilia Clarke, to the Spring 2019 catwalks of Gucci and Coach – short cuts are going the extra mile. Here are a few of our faves to get you inspired!
Best chopped bluntly, this chin-skimming crop can be worn with or without bangs, and adds edge to your look. It’s also a great starter cut if you’re thinking about going short but are afraid to commit to going all the way, and adds body, volume and bounce to your tresses.
Get the look: Keep your strands looking sleek and glossy by using a shine-enhancing hair oil. We’re snatching up Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil for RO14.6.
This isn’t your spinster aunt’s 1920s Louise Brooks-inspired hairdo. Though drawing inspiration from the golden age of flapper style, the design’s in the details with this updated version. Bangs (aka a fringe) is a great way to freshen up your face if you’re looking for a new way to perk up your do. Just be sure to snip them with your face shape in mind. This is a great cut for those with waves or curls as the natural texture of your hair will add lift and movement.
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In spite of its über-short length, a classic pixie can still be ultra-feminine – though growing it out tends to invoke fear among even the staunchest style chameleons. Work through that awkward in-between stage by opting for a tousled look that screams runway glam – rather than bed-head.
Get the look: A good hair volume powder is your best friend when it comes to keeping your pixie versatile. We love Redken’s Powder Grip 03 Mattifying Hair Powder – just apply it to your roots and voilà – instant texture! Price: RO4.09.
Whether you choose to opt for a heavy fringe or not, this cut is the perfect starter pack for those wanting to dabble in going short. With longer layers at the front and shorter, piece-y wisps at the back, it’s an asymmetrical style that works well with all face shapes.
Get the look: Invest in a BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Volare 2000W V2 Mid-Size Hair Dryer and let its powerful airflow give your tresses the ultimate voluminous blowout. Price: RO76.9.