Beauty: How To Style Short Hair (My New Style Story)

August 26, 2013

If you couldn't tell from the before-and-after above, I, as people would say nowadays "chopped my hair off." That's not all, though. It also dyed it just a bit darker! Basically I went to the salon because 1. my hair was getting way too long, and 2. I had a gift card for there. So I knew I wanted to go darker, and my stylist showed me a chestnut color with a tint of red, and a more brunette color. We decided to mix the color for a shiny, trichromatic result, and oo la la! I knew I wanted just a little below shoulder length, so that's what I got, with under layering for a little movement. It's a bit shorter than I imagined, but I can't go wrong with all of the celebrities rocking shorter locks nowadays such as Carey Mulligan, Miley Cyrus, and of course Anne Hathaway. I guess as my stylist said, she styled the "new me" for college. The keep up is easy with me moving away to college because demi-permanent shades actually last longer. I'll be sure to be using my color protectant shampoo!

So, now that my hair is shorter it's definitely easier to maintain - less drying time, sometimes even the natural shine and movement needs not to be styled. At least I can just throw on a headband or bow! However I ask myself, if I were to style it, how would I? Here's some advice for ladies with short hair and breaking the day to day drab!

1. All About the product
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Just by teasing your hair with some sea salt spray, or texturing cream (I recommend Not Your Mother's), you can add some pizzaz! That's what so great about short hair - a little goes a long way. Not only can you tease it, but adding some dry shampoo at the tip adds volume instantly. 

2. Woah There Waves
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Anne Hathaway flawlessly proves here that there's no length limit for wavy or curly hair. It adds movement to hair, making you instantly look sexy. You can do the ol' leave the braids in over night trick or break out your curling iron or wand to make loose curls. Do a side french-braid or add a headband for an effortless boho look.

3. Accessorizing is key!

 It's the ageless fix for either a bad hair day, or a fix for a boring look. A colorful or design-clad hair tie, bow, headband, or scarf is to go-to's for hair accessories. The best thing about hair accessories is the unlimited variety of styles you can pull off. Depending on the color scheme and pattern, you can pull off anything from edgy to boho to classy. And of course they work with all hair types - especially short! If your hair is straight or curly, the right accessory will pull the look together. 

Thanks for reading, I'd love to hear feedback about my hair! Do you have a similar story? Comment, below, email me, or tweet me!

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