After my little “accident” on Sunday my goal this week has been to not burst the expertly sewn stitches that are housed between my ring and pinky finger. Let me tell you, for a makeup artist /fashion stylist and blogger that is not an easy thing to do. But on the positive side it has forced me to do the unusual -cut back on completing my to-do list and getting a tad bit of R&R between tasks.
On that note I asked myself what would I do on a sick day when I’m just not up to working all day long? Well, there is always that stack of favorite classic movies just waiting for me to curl up and watch…. So yesterday as Jean Luc Godard’s 1960 film Breathless played in the background I set about trying to get some mild work done. Of course, I was endlessly distracted by Jean Seberg, with her closely cropped hair, darling outfits and that flawless skin, it just made me want to get out the shears and change my look.
So if you too are just itching to lob your locks off, from Refinery 29 here are some great ways to keep your short do from looking boring.
Kattia Solano owner of Butterfly Studio has some great tips for the latest trend a Curly Bob: “People with curly hair don’t always think they can go short, but I love curly short hair. It’s fun and very different. Try a cut where the shape is slightly softer and rounder with uneven bits, rather than just straight across. Shorter looks can bring out your eyes, lips, and cheek bones, depending on the lines of the cut, but if you have a wider face, stick with a length below the chin or closer to your shoulders. Always make sure to use products that help give the hair texture, separation, and hold.”
Try these products to get the look.
Leonor Greyl Algues et Fleurs Curl Enhancing Spray, $34, available at Leonor Greyl; Shu Uemura Art of Hair Liquid Fabric, $33, available at Shu Uemura; Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shape Paste, $33, available at Shu Uemura; HerCut Curly Bob Catalyst, $28, available at Sephora.
If you love a super close crop, The Boy Cut is popping up on the heads of celebs and socialites alike. Leonardo Manetti, owner of ION Studio shares his expert advice: “Keeping it long on top makes the look more versatile and fun; you won’t feel as stuck in a styling rut.”
“For a spiky or rockabilly look, add a texturizer or volumizing product before blowdrying and use the blowdryer to help shape your look. You can use a flatiron to smooth out the ends and finish with hairspray.”
“For a more sleek look, add a texturizer to damp hair, then blow-dry the hair down in a swoop along the front and slicked back along the slides. After drying, add a light gel or hairspray to keep the look shiny and slick.”
Get the look with these:Nexxus Maxximum, $10.55, available at CVS Sebastian Microweb Fiber, $18.95, visit Sebastianprofessional.com for salons; Davines Defining Texturizer, $21, visit Davines.com for locations; Rahua Finishing Treatment, $45, available at Rahua.
The messy Bob is another great look worn by the likes of Alexa Chung,. Devin Toth, Senior Stylist at the Ted Gibson Salon shares his styling tips: “To style a messy bob, apply Ted Gibson Build It, or a similar volumizing and texturizing product, to damp hair and then rough dry with a blowdryer. Flat iron just the ends to add definition. Finish with Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold hairspray. Spray the hairspray perpendicular to the blow dryer (direct the hairspray into the hair using the blow dryer). Any face shape can wear this style, and, an angled style, longer in the front than in the back, will make the look edgier by pushing everything forward.”
Try these great products: Ted Gibson Build It, $19.99, available at Ted Gibson; Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Cream, $24, available at Aveda; Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray, $19.99, available at Ted Gibson.