July 18, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Short hair is having a moment. Top models Karlie Kloss and Arizona Muse recently chopped off their long locks, and a whole host of celebrities have followed suit. What better time to try the style for yourself than right now? Actress Brittany Snow shows how it’s done with this simple tousled bob.
If you don’t already have short hair, ask your stylist for a bob cut with long layers. The layers will give your hair more volume and dimension without weighing you down. (Tip: Make sure your longest layer hits just below the chin because it will look shorter when worn wavy.) Try a deep side part and sideswept bangs for extra glamour. Check out our favorite celebrity bobs for more ideas.
Next, get gorgeous beachy waves like Brittany’s – without spending a day at the shore. All you need is a curling rod and some light-hold hairspray. Section your hair into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Wrap each section around the curling rod one at a time, and after a few seconds release the hair from the rod. The more tightly you wrap your hair around the rod, the tighter the curls will be. Continue curling the rest of your head, alternating the direction you wrap each piece. Once finished, shake out your curls and run your fingers through your hair. Don’t worry about making them perfect; with this look, the messier, the better! Finish with a spritz of hairspray. (Need more direction? See our step-by-step video guide.)