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How to Style Short Hair Like a Pro Part 2


11. Stylin’ Asymmetry

This curly texture swept over to one side and flipped up in the back creates a fun and flirty ‘do!


How to Style:

1. Work a flexible hold styling gel through towel dried curly hair.

2. Part hair to one side.

3. Use a finger-pronged blow dry diffuser to scrunch and dry hair on the top. Use medium heat.

4. To style the back, use a 3/4-inch diameter round brush while aiming the air stream from your blow dryer up and over the brush to create a flip.

5. Use a spray wax to give curls and flips a bit of definition.

6. Finish by securing with medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Be Curly curl enhancing hairspray intensifies and locks in curl with all day frizz control.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, heart, pear


Angle the part from the hairline over the eye diagonally back towards the middle.

12. Flipping Out

This platinum blonde stack is flipped to one side to emphasize the asymmetrical fringe.


How to Style:

1. Shampoo and condition with products designed to keep this blonde color vibrant.

2. Towel dry by wringing excess moisture from hair.

3. Work a half dollar-sized amount of styling foam through hair.

4. Part hair to one side on a slight diagonal.

5. Use a 1 1/4-inch diameter round brush to lift and blow dry hair in the back.

6. On the parted side, use the round brush the opposite way to flip hair up.

7. Finish round brushing in the fringe section, blow drying hair up and straight out, then gently sweeping to one side.

8. Work a bit of texture wax through the ends to create definition in the fringe and flipped side.

9. Secure with a medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

To keep blonde vibrant, shampoo and condition with BC Bonacure Color Save Silver Shampoo and Color Save Conditioner. The shampoo contains an essential violet color pigment which supports and enriches the shimmer of cool blonde hair colors. Color Save Conditioner balances pH of the hair, keeping it shiny and healthy.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, square, pear


When round brushing, keep turning the brush to get the maximum amount of bend at the ends.

13. Spunky Spike

Fall in love with this rich chocolate brown blown up with tons of spiky texture.


How to Style:

1. Towel dry hair by wringing out excess moisture.

2. Work a spray mousse through hair, concentrating it at the roots.

3. Create a diagonal part that angles the fringe over one eye.

4. Use fingers to tousle hair, lifting at the roots to create loads of volume, as you blow dry.

5. Arrange hair randomly as you spray a texture wax for definition, pulling pieces here and there for a unique look.

6. Finish with a high hold hairspray to support the strong shape.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus humidity-resistant volumizing spray mousse provides great style support as you blow dry. Add texture with Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay which provides a dry, texurized feel with a buildable, non-waxy hold.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, square, pear, round


Style the fringe area to one side for a more ready-to-wear and office-friendly look.

14. Rally for Ringlets

This beautiful buttery blonde with ringlets gives a slight nod to the banana curls made popular by Shirley Temple.


How to Style:

1. Towel dry hair by wringing out excess moisture.

2. Preheat a 3/4-inch barrel curling iron.

3.cAllow hair to completely air dry or spray a leave-in conditioner through hair and blow dry with a 1 1/4-inch diameter round brush.

4. Once hair is completely dry, use clips to section the topmost hair out of your way, leaving about two inches of hair near your neck free to curl for the next step.

5. Work in horizontal sections beginning at the bottom. Take a one-inch vertical parting of hair and wind it around the iron on top of itself. Hold for a few seconds, gently unwind to release, and let cool in your hand before allowing the curl to hang. Repeat the winding in one-inch by two-inch sections all the way around the head.

6. This next part is a bit tricky because you don’t want to completely get rid of the banana shape of the curls. Very gently tousle some of your curls to give the style a more modern feel.

7. Finish with some medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Search folica.com for a fabulous selection of round brushes!

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear, square


Wrapping the hair on top of or around itself on the iron is important. It means the difference between getting the banana curl shape as seen in the photos above or ending up with more of a spiral or wavy curl.

15. Curl Couture

An abundance of tight spiral curls gathered to the top side of the head for a fashion-forward style can be easily dressed up or down.


How to Style:

1. Work a curl defining cream through dry hair.

2. Gather hair at the front of the crown of your head and then move it off-center just a bit to whichever side you prefer, brushing ever so gently over the sides and back to smooth.

3. Secure with a non-snag elastic.

4. Arrange curls around the elastic and use bobby pins that match your hair color to secure the curls in different spots around the elastic. This will keep the hair looking like an updo rather than a floppy high ponytail.

5. Finish with a light to medium hold shine-infusing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray provides flexible, touchable hold, humidity resistance, UV protection and added shine.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, pear


This style works best on those who have natural tight, spiral curls. Permed hair will work too, though the curls should be tight rather than loose and wavy.

16. Girl on Fire

Beautiful blazing red highlights woven through a base of rich red brown make this tousled look red hot.


How to Style:

1. Work a quarter-sized amount of texture enhancing cream through towel dried hair.

2. Use a 1-inch diameter round brush to create volume in the back and top of the crown. Round brushing as you blow dry will also give hair that bit of bend you see in the photos. Work in pie-shaped sections, aiming the air stream along the top of the brush as you turn it.

3. Emulsify a nickel-sized amount of texture wax or paste with fingertips and piece out the tips of your hair to add defined texture.

4. Part and arrange hair in the fringe to one side.

5. Finish with a medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Hairplay Design Wax separates and defines with flexible control and lasting shine.

Best Face Shapes:

round, oval , pear


Keep red hair color vibrant by using Aveda Madder Root Shampoo and Color Conditioner.

17. Classically Smooth

This short, angled bob with lots of layers in the back is styled smooth for a classic and shiny finish.


How to Style:

1. Towel dry hair by wringing out excess moisture.

2. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling serum throughout hair.

3. Part hair to one side.

4. Blow dry using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique as described above in “Definition of a Curly Blonde”.
Straighten the front a bit more with a flat iron and use the iron to bend some of the hair in the crown back, giving it a bit of height.

5. Finish with a shine infusing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s 427 Paddle Brush is lightweight for easy styling as you blow dry.

Best Face Shapes:

All face shapes would look great in this style!

18. The Long and Short of It

This is a fantastic crop cut with a short back and length left around the front and sides to frame the face.


How to Style:

1. Emulsify a quarter-sized amount of styling cream with fingertips then rake through towel dried hair from mid-lengths to ends.

2. Part hair deep to one side.

3. Using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique, blow dry hair to give it body and movement.

4. When you get to the front fringe section, use the paddle brush in the same manner you would a round brush, lifting the hair and blow drying it straight up and out.

5. Use the paddle brush to then flip that front section over and back, giving it the lift you see in the photo.

6. Secure with a medium hold hairspray and a bit of shine spray.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Sparkler aerosol shine spray provides a weightless natural shine. Layer it for additional sheen.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear


For extra lift in the front, use a 2-inch diameter round brush to blow dry hair back and away from the forehead, then let it fall to the parted side.

19. Fireworks

A flash of bright red adds an edge to this uber-texturized crop.


How to Style:

1. Spray a workable styling spray generously through towel dried hair.

2. Use fingers to tousle hair as you blow dry using a medium heat setting.

3. Work a matte finish paste through hair, creating random texture by pulling hair in different directions.

4. Finish with a high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell Fast-Drying Sculpting Spray. Add texture with Alterna Hemp Natural Strength Concrete,which is an ultra-hold styling mud that provides texture and separation with a firm, matte finish. Lock in your style all day by finishing with Alterna Bamboo Style Ultra Hold Hairspray.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, pear, square, round


Lift, lift, lift as you blow dry! This will give you volume where you want it, especially in the middle if styling exactly as seen in the photo. Use a flat iron to bend some pieces for a more natural look.

20. New Heights

This ultra texturized blonde is styled with volume all over and a short fringe that frames and brings attention to the eyes.


How to Style:

1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse through towel dried hair.

2. Use a 1-inch diameter round brush to create lift, volume and bend in the hair as you blow dry.

3. Turn the hair in the crown towards the back and in the sides down and to the back. Turn hair in the fringe straight up and out in front of you, then under for essential volume.

4. Finish by creating separation with styling fibers and a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Rewind 06 pliable stying paste lets you twist, shape, rearrange and texurize hair. Forceful 23 super strength finishing spray provides ultimate strength, lasting lift and frizz-free shine.

Best Face Shapes:

heart, pear, oval, square


Don’t be afraid to really get into hair with your fingertips to work styling paste and creams through hair. A light touch won’t be enough. You’ll need a bit more of a rough-and-tumble approach to get this texture!

Now that you officially know how to style short hair, keep your cut fresh by switching up your styling methods often. As you can see, not only are there tons of phenomenal short hairstyling options, but there are also many ways to style the same haircut. Accessorize with a smile for best results!


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