create a scandal when they go straight from long locks to very short
haircuts, and Keira Knightly elicited some gasps when she switched
to a dramatic, but quite feminine, pixie look. Maybe you've already
made the transition from long to medium or short and are already
looking at very short haircuts for a change of pace or a as a way
to deal with summer heat and humidity.
It is a good
idea to look before your leap, since very short haircuts take a
considerable amount of time to correct if they are considered a
bit too much. Nonetheless, most people who opt for very short haircuts
are quite happy with them, since most of them require very low maintenance
and can be quite stylish.
Very short haircuts
are certainly popular on the runway and in Hollywood. A common look
for very short haircuts is a wavy look that can look shaggy or feminine,
depending on the way it is styled. Few very short hairctus are all
one length, but some people can create some striking mini-bobs with
blunt, very short haircuts.
Many very short
haircuts are compatible with a shaggy look. To create this style:
- work with
hair that has been shampooed and conditioned the day before. Hair
that is too soft will not create the shaggy look you want. For
this reason, make sure that you do not overcondition your hair.
- Mousse is
your best friend for a shaggy look, so work it into wet hair in
generous palm fulls before blowing your hair dry. You can also
work mousse into dry hair
- Using your
fingers, coax your hair into the style you want, blow dry (if
your hair is already dry, use the blowdryer for style) and spray
your hair well.
with layered, very short haircuts add highlights to their hair.
These highlights look more dramatic on very short hair, so be warned
before you start bleaching. It is best to have a professional create
these highlights, and let him or her know whether your want a subtle
or a dramatic effect.
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"pixie look" is a good choice for those who prefer softer,
more feminine looking very short hairstyles. This look is created
by forming the hair into a wedge in the back and leaving more hair
on the top. The forehead is covered with soft bangs that emphasize
the eyes. The pixie look is a good choice for those with an oval
face, and is a low-maintenance hairstyle that requires a bit of
mousse, a curling iron for the bangs, if you wish and a good hair
spray. Make sure that the hair is well conditioned to maintain a
Very short hairstyles
can be elegant as well as convenient for formal occasions. Dramatic,
shiny effects can be created with a high-quality sculpting gel and
a spray that will bring out the sheen in the hair. After washing
your hair, use a sculpting gel and style your hair with your fingers.
You may want to bring some of your hair to the sides of your face
and to create a "feathered" look which can be held with
Blow dry your
hair on a low setting, taking care not to ruin the style you created
and finish the style with a hairspray that brings out the shine.
You can also find shampoos and conditioners that are designed for
people love their very short haircuts and find them a convenient
way to manage their style on ordinary days, they may prefer a longer,
more classical look for special occasions, such as weddings. It
isn't difficult to purchase a hairpiece that matches your hair exactly
and can be fitted to the back of your hair to create an elegant
ponytaill, chignon, or ringlets.
You will want
to consult with a stylist about getting the exact match, but a hairpiece
can give you great style flexibility if you prefer very short haircuts
most of the time, and a little bit of length for those special events.