Saturday, 4 May 2013

How To: Style Short Hair



 HI THERE ! Want to know how to recreate this messy mop? Read on! 



Last week I went to the hair dresser and got more than a couple of inches cut off, I wasn't exactly Rapunzel or anything, my hair was just below the shoulder but to us girls even an inch of hair from the "split ends" can be traumatic (why is it so hard to part with it?). I know I definitely leave that trip to the hair dressers to the very last minute, when my hair just takes the form of a monster on my head and no hair straightener, serum, brush, clips and bits can rule the beast. Okay I think I might by slightly over doing it here, but when my hair gets that unruly and stubborn, I do tend to talk about it as if another creature stuck to my head. The day before I went to the hair dresser I started to slightly panic as I didn't know what I wanted. I started looking for photos to bring with me, as my francais isn't exactly fluent, I wasn't taking any risks! Here's what I found and thought, to hell with it, chop the beast off!



I brought this photo in with me to the hairdresser from the latest edition of Glamour magazine, love the super cute heart dress too, unfortunately it doesn't come with the hair cut *sigh*. Although the model in this photo is stunningly beautiful, I think this hair cut would suit a lot of people. If your hair has a natural kink and you're looking for something easy to maintain, then I think this could be for you too. I love how this hair cut is just to the jawline as it really shows of the neck in a pretty, feminine way. I also love how long earrings get showed off a little more too with this cut. It's a win win situation.

More onto the point though, how to style this look? well it's super easy! If your into big hair with lots of volume then look no further.

At the moment my hair routine consists of the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly shampoo and conditioner and after the shower I put in a large pump of the L'oreal Kérastase Elixir Ultime serum (that's a mouthful!) that my sister gave me to try out (it smells beautiful and leaves hair soft but not weighed down, thanks Anna!). And then I only half blow dry my hair, leaving it a little to dry naturally.





I then use my Remington hair straighteners to put a loose curl in my hair, they are so old now but they get the job done, so I can't complain! I work my way from the very back to the front pieces of hair throughout each layer.






I always curl my hair in layers, it's a lot easier to do as I always miss pieces of hair in the back if I don't. I lightly spray my hair with the Toni & Guy Firm Hold hairspray as I do each layer, making sure the curl doesn't drop too much along the way. 




When I'm finished curling all of my hair I gently pull my fingers through, teasing the curls apart to give a more natural wave. Finally I rub the roots of my hair with my fingers to give extra volume and give a final spritz of hairspray.




I normally would just leave my hair like this, leaving those wavy curls bouncy and wild, but for more of a sophisticated look I like to twist a little piece of my hair from the front, on the side where my fringe doesn't fall and pin it back with a clip, like the flower one below.


I don' know why I'm stretching my neck out like a giraffe, but I told you guys I can't pose!
Gotta love a blurry photo! never know what the iphone shots are gonna give ya.

And there we go, that's my how to style short hair! Let me know if you guys find this helpful in anyway or if you have any suggestions for me on how you style your short hair, I love reading all your lovely comments :) Also if you have any hair products you think I should try out, please tell me! I'm always up for new things to try.

See you soon beauties! 




35 comments:

  1. That is such a gorgeous look, thanks for the tutorial :)

    I always think with my shoulder length hair I can't pull of curls, I will try it!

    Lyndsay
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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    1. thanks Lyndsay! You can DEFINITELY do curls! you are so pretty and have such a cute hairstyle for curls! :) I hope you give it a go, I also like to use those seasalt sprays to give a bit of texture when I don't wanna go curly curly, you should ease yourself into it with those if you haven't already tried it out :)
      p.s love your blog! found it through Carrie's :) x x

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  2. Lovely look! When my hair was shorter I always used to style it like that :-)

    xx
    http://thelastbrokenroad.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle :) it's so easy to do and wear isn't it? I love your long hair though :) x x

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  3. Aw Katie this is such a cute post! Hair looks fab xx

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  4. thanks so much Alice! I love your April Favourites :) x x

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  5. WOW Look how much volume you've got in your hair! It's amazing :D Love your tips xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. haha it's a bit wild alright! it really really helps to rub the roots of you hair with your fingers to add volume :) glad you got some tips :) x x

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  6. I love you new hairstyle!!! It's so feminine! And the curls bring a lot of interest to it!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thanks Selene :D your comments make my day x x

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  7. EXACTLY how I used to style my hair (even have my fringe the same side, ha) about a year ago before it grew (finally). wow, you look absolutely stunning and this hair cut suits you so, so much! x

    Lilie
    mintcandylilies

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    1. My long lost hair twin hehe! Thank you so much, it's really thanks to a little photo editing and after taking a million photos haha! Can't wait to check out your blog x x

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  8. Now I wish I had short hair, you are absolutely beautiful :)

    xx
    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. Wow thanks!! :D aw I bet in a week I'll want to grow my hair again haha! It's a vicious cycle :( thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be popping over to your blog now! :) x x

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  9. This is such a beautiful style! My hair is quite short too, so I'll have to give this a go :) x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Hehe yay! So nice to share the love for short hair :) I really hope you give it a go and like it :) checking out your blog x x x

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  10. Nice post! Love that your getting back into the swing of things!

    http://throwmesomethingbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Nadja :) I'm really trying to get back to myself again, so I'm so happy you liked it x x x

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  11. So pretty! Its so glamorous, and could sorely tempt me to chop all mine off again!
    Carrie xxx
    Carrie:Brighton

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    1. Thanks Carrie! We all gotta enjoy a little glamour now and again ;) you have beautiful long hair and it suits you so well, I'd love to see how you style it too :) x x x

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  12. It is absolutely beautiful Katie, it really suits you! I love how you have styled it, it is super cute and feminine but very glamorous at the same time. It also seems perfect for Spring time. Also I love the first picture lol.

    Oh and thank you for the really sweet comment about Cody :)

    Elle xx
    www.bakingfashion.com

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    1. Thanks Elle :D for all your lovely comments and support, I'm so happy you like it :) yeah it feels so nice to have shorter hair for spring and summer, I hate when on a really hot day last summer and my hair was down if have a really sweaty neck xD think that's a little TMI haha sorry! Aw I hope Cody is doing well x x x

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  13. Your hair is so cute! I love how it looks in the first pic. Arizona Muse is such a good style icon and you have pulled her hair cut off really well! xx

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    1. Thanks for tellin me who she is, I had no idea, I just looked up more photos of her and she's such a cool model! :) and thank you for your lovely comment about my hair, I didn't know if anyone would read on after the first crazy pic xD x x

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  14. that looks super cute. I suits you really well too. I have not had a short hair really long time. I tried to have one and realized that I am not ready to let go of my long one.

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    1. Thank you Visceral :D if you've got long hair, flaunt it! I love long hair too :) x x x x

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  15. it looks amazing and suits you so well! Yet again, I am jealous that you live in france! :) xxx
    http://handpickedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Hi just found your blog! Woah this looks beautiful on you! I have naturally curly hair, I wish my curls looked like this all the time ;) So pretty on you and reminds me a lot of the tousled 'Alexa Chung' look! Great post.

    If you have a moment, take a look at my blog? if you enjoy it maybe we could follow each other? Lucy x

    www.behind-clothes-doors.blogspot.com

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  20. Cute post! Your hair's pretty!

    Kelly xx

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. you r making me jealous with your gorgeous short hair...now i want to cut my hair...argh...oh well....in the process to grow them long so cant even think abt getting the scissor near:(

    Amna

    asqgenerates.blogspot.com :)

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  23. I'd get my hair cut short just to look like this.. Love your style.

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