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The back and sides of this short cool 'do is tapered into the head while the longer length through the top is jagged cut to create a textured look and feel, and the bangs are cut thick and blunt. The shape of this hairstyle is perfect to complement an oval or oblong face and best suited for those with fine to medium hair.
Our model looks chic and stylish here in an edgy windblown short hairstyle. She suits short hair well, thanks to her oval face shape and high cheekbones. The tapered sides and back of this cut show off her face nicely, while the longer layers on top give her some forehead coverage and bring the focus up to her eyes. This â€˜do also works well with her hair type, which is thick and straight, and looks best in cuts that are layered and textured. The thick fringe not only highlights her eyes but frames her face and provides her with some forehead coverage.
As for her color, our model has a fair, cool complexion, dark eyes and naturally light hair. She lightens up her natural color here to a light platinum shade that has icy white highlights throughout. These highlights lighten up her hair color even more and give her complexion a rosy glow.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
- Forehead Height
- 10 minutes
- Use wax to piece out the ends for extra style.
- Mousse and Wax
- Blow Dryer
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Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.
2. Finger Dry the Back with Blow-dryer
Use your blow-dryer and your fingers to dry the back of your hair by moving your hair around to allow the heat to pass through it.
3. Blow-dry in Messy Circular Movements Using Fingers
Using a blow-dryer on a low heat setting, use the palm of your hand and fingers in slow circular movements to dry off the hair and to create a disorganized effect.
4. Use a Medium Radial Brush
A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.
5. Blow-dry Bangs Forward
When blow-drying your bangs forward, clip your hair back leaving only your bangs out. Position your bangs evenly in your brush, taking the hair in a forward direction. Blow-dry from roots to ends, keeping the tension consistent, and evenly distribute heat over the whole section of hair that you are working on. Repeat until the hair is dry. This will stop any frizz that may occur.
6. Pinch Hair for Texture Using Wax
To finish the look, apply wax to your fingertips, making sure to smooth the wax over all of your fingers, then simply pinch the wax onto the ends of your hair, applying as much or as little as needed.
7. Style the Back Messy Using Wax
Apply wax to your palms and then roughly rub the wax into back of your style. Use circular hand movements for a messier finish.
8. Style Sides Messy Using Wax
Apply wax to your sides using your fingertips and mess the hair in a circular motion, piecing the ends out as you go and as messy as you like. For a softer hold, use only a small amount of wax.
9. Style Bangs Forward Using Wax
Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips, and then using your fingers, rake through your bangs pinching the ends as you go to create a feathered, textured effect.