3 Tips for a Perfect Short Hairstyle

November 1, 2010 at 9:30 am , by

Keira KnightleyGinnifer Goodwin

I used to dream of having a long, flowing mane, but fate had other plans. I’ve learned to accept and adore my above the shoulder locks, and now celebs like Ginnifer Goodwin and Keira Knightley are embracing a short-stranded look, too. Here are my top three short-hairstyle tips:

  1. The right cut matters. Whether you want a shoulder grazing bob or a dramatic pixie, your cut should be tailored to your face shape and features. “The pixie cut is great because it’s a classic cut that can be tweaked and styled according to your mood, your outfit, or your personality,” says Nicholas Penna, Jr., owner/lead stylist of SalonCapri.
  2. Shine is key. With less hair to distract the eye, it’s important to make sure your strands look as healthy as possible. Penna suggests using thermal protection products when styling and finishing with a spritz or two of shine spray (try: Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Spray).
  3. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! No matter the length, hair accessories can emphasize your entire look.  Go ahead, show off your new pixie cut with a jeweled headband, add some glamour to your bob with sparkly hairpins, or use a pretty clip for a simple updo.

How do you ensure your short hairstyle is the talk of the town, or at least the office?

9 Responses to “3 Tips for a Perfect Short Hairstyle”

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  2. I keep seeing cool short hair lately and it’s soooo tempting to get a new haircut!


  3. I just went to short hair, and I love it! It actually helps my profile and easier to keep looking good through wind and rain! I always thought that long hair was more feminine, but short cuts can be just as sexy.

    Thanks for the tips.


  4. I’ve always loved Ginnifer Goodwin’s pixie cut! She looks much better, and more modern, with her short ‘do. Same for Kiera.


  5. I’ve been short for around a year & a half now and I’m hooked…I have naturally curly hair so I switch from straight to curls but ultimately I’m a headband and haircolor nut! They definitely make me stand out!


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  7. I used to want long hair all the time when I was younger, but now I realize that my hair was way to flat and stringy to pull it off. I look much more sophistocated and stylish with short hair and now I finally embrace it! Great tips.


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