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How to: Wear Short Hair Well
Tue, 13 November 2012 12:04PM
Don’t you love it when stars align? And when they’re beauty stars, they shimmer a lot brighter!
This week is one such celestial success story. With all the fabulous banter about Pantene Beautiful Lengths National Donate Your Hair Week, celebrity stylist, Troy Thompson – TRESemmé Scissor Free Salon Stylist – has taken a peek into his crystal ball of shorter haircuts, and emerged – scissors swinging – with these big predictions for summers shorter cuts.
And, of course, with Karlie Kloss making the chop, it’s more fashionable than ever …
ECB: Tell us what you see, Troy?
“I see a resurgence of short bobs, à la Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan,” he coos.
ECB:What’s the buzz on buzz-cuts?
You have to ask, right? Even I went there. With nearly a year under my belt since, things are softer upstairs, and Troy says this is the key trend for future close shaves. “The thing with buzz cuts is that you never see women do the traditional buzz cut like Sinead O’Conner did years ago. I feel Ruby Rose and Miley Cyrus have done a halfhearted buzz cut – but they remain a soft version of it by keeping the length on-top,” he points out. This is the smart tact, he notes, as not all face shapes can suit the extremities of a short buzz. “If your hair is too coarse and frizzy, it is not suited for the latest short hair trends.”
(I must have missed that memo.)
“If you have finer hair and softer waves, short hair is a big plus,” he adds.
ECB: How do should the shorter frontier be forged?
Of course bring visuals into the salon, advises Troy, but not just about the haircut. “Consider colours too,” he advises. “I find there is nothing better than having a strong sharp colour to accentuate the short hair style.
Rather than running with the pack and going lighter for summer, Troy credits bold colour with really making short cuts soar into the sexy stratosphere. “Go bold with your colour and stay away from foils,” he says. “Rich browns and intense reds to make the style stand out.”
But as pretty as it looks in the picture, taking the plunge from longer to shorter often comes down to leaps into the great unknown. “This is where you put your faith in your selected stylist and ensure clear communication with each other.”
On the other side of the snip, you’ll find that your product choices will change drastically. Troy lists dry shampoo as an essential to create texture and lift and serums to reduce frizz.
Growing out a cut can prove a curse, but Troy refuses to buy into the belief that more haircuts as you grow hair out will improve the results. Instead, if you care for your wonky lengths and unguided growth with a treatment, it will keep your short cut in top nick for longer.
I can personally suggest these products too:
- TRESemmé Split Remedy Sealing Serum, $11.49, Priceline
- Sebastian Whipped Crème, $39, 1300 728 333
- Cedel Dry Shampoo, $7.99, Priceline
- Pantene 3-Minute Miracle, 3 x 15, $7.99, pharmacies and supermarkets
- Kevin Murphy EASY.RIDER, $35.95, 1800 104 204
So Primpettes, are you inspired to take it all off?
For charity or simply a chic change?
Posted by: ecb