There’s nothing worse than blow-drying long locks during the summertime. Even if you have the air on full-blast with a fan pointed directly at you, there’s literally no way to stay cool when you’re trying to round brush lengthy strands. Why not give your hair (and you) a break by sticking with a shorter cut during the warmer months? Not only will you cut your styling time in half, you’ll also get rid of any dry, fried ends. The best part: There is a shorter cut for everyone, from a shoulder-length lob to a full-on pixie cut. Keep reading to discover four short styles that will have you running to the salon.
Think the lob is so 2017? Think again! This above-the-shoulder-length style looks chic and effortless, especially during the warmer months. Perfect for women who are too timid to make a drastic chop, the lob offers endless versatility and easy styling, whether you opt for beachy waves or a sleek and straight look.
Long curtain bangs and “lived-in” texture add a modern edge to a longer lob. The key to the look? Lots of layers and a subtle “bend” in the hair, rather than a full-on curl or wave. To achieve a similar style, wrap the hair around a 1-inch curling wand 1-2 times, leaving about 1 inch out at the ends. Tug on the ends as you release the hair from the wand, then use a paddle brush to smooth through all of the waves.
Natural texture is everywhere at the moment, and there’s no better way to show off your curl or wave than with a chin-grazing bob. One benefit of going shorter? It’s way easier to wash-and-go. Simply apply curl cream, sea salt spray or gel, scrunch the ends, then you’re out the door!
Feeling really daring? Why not take it all off and try out an edgy pixie cut? Not only will it take you less than five minutes to style your strands every morning, you won’t have to worry about fussing with your hair too much as you go from the beach to a night out—all you need is styling creme or gel to add definition to a cropped cut.
Ready to make a chop? Stock up on our top short hair essentials that make styling a breeze:
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