THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHORT HAIR BEFORE MAKING THE CUT
Latest celebrity pixie cut leave you with a major case of hair FOMO? Before you rush to your salon to chop your locks, there are a few things you should know about becoming a member of the short-hair-don't-care crew. http://bit.ly/1HeN9Cp
- •KNOW YOUR TEXTUREWhen setting expectations, it's important to understand both your own hair texture and the hair texture behind your inspiration photo. Aka if you have curly hair and bring in an inspo photo of fine, straight short hair, you can't expect your hair to look the same way.
- •BRUTAL HONEST IS THE BEST POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO STYLISTSLook for someone who keeps it all the way real. Your stylist should be able to suggest modifications to a cut that will be best suited for your face, hair texture, and lifestyle. For example, a classic pixie or a funky asymmetrical look will be more difficult with curly hair, but bob could totally work.
- •SHORT HAIR IS A LOT OF WORKWe know @lenadunham makes it look easy (and effortless, and perfect, etc.) but it really is a lot to handle. Unlike long layers, which can survive for months without a trip to the stylist, pixies and bobs actually require those touchup visits every 4–6 weeks.
- •PICKING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS IS CRITICALIf you sleep on hair that's full of firm-hold products, you're going to have a crazy look happening when you wake up. We recommend using more moldable products, like a dry-texturizing spray or a pomade that's not too sticky. (Pro roundup: Shu Uemura Shape Paste and Bumble & Bumble City-Swept Texturizing Spray are must-haves).
- •YOU MAY NOT LIKE YOUR CROP RIGHT AWAYThere's always a trial period —a couple weeks— when you get used to your hair in general. If you're making a dramatic cut, give yourself a few days to adjust before you pass judgment or seek hair extensions. Head to the @nothingbutpixies ‘gram for some inspo.
- •IT'S ONLY HAIR. IT WILL GROW BACKOkay, so you tried a pixie and it just wasn't the right style for you. No prob. You don't have to invest in a closet full of hats just to be presentable when growing your hair again. Head to your stylist and see her for a transitional cut so your long-t0-short journey is *flawless*.
- •What are your short hair survival tips? We want to know 🙋🏻👇🏼