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5 Short Haircuts We’re Loving Right Now

Carey Mulligan Sexy short hairstyle

Thinking about short hair for the summer months?  Check out these 5 short haircuts!

Short hair can very liberating and a wonderful way to kick off the spring and summer seasons. Short haircuts can also be a great way to avoid some of the problems associated with summer hair, like drying and bleached out color from too much fun in the sun. Paired with casual outfits or sophisticated evening wear, a well done short haircut can be as versatile as long locks.

 

Michelle Williams Academy Awards 2012 Blonde Crop Cut Michelle Williams shows off her gams while grocery shopping with a female pal in Tribeca in New York City

Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams’ platinum pixie cut looks just as fabulous dressed up for the red carpet as it does when she is just running around doing errands.  The secret to this look is keeping up with the color and maintaining  the integrity of the hair by conditioning.  Dark roots will make this short haircut look sloppy rather than sleek, so if you are going to commit to super short hair with a super blonde color, make sure you are prepared for the upkeep.

 

Emma Watson at 2012 World Film Premier

Emma Watson casual cute pixie crop

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson looks so fabulous and glamorous with her short hair that I almost want to get the same haircut.  (Except I’m about 30 years older and a lot less stunning than the former Hermione Granger…!)  Her pixie haircut plays up her high cheekbones and striking eyes, so that her face truly shines beneath the cut.  And with a bit of gel to add texture or to slick back the front, her haircut can be either playful or sophisticated.

Rhianna with edgy emo hairstyle short on sides long bangs and top

Pop singer Rhianna looks fierce and fabulous in her cropped haircut.  Opting for longer pieces in front gives her that edgy look that is soooo RIRI. It also gives her more styling options (not that she needs them with the hair stylists she has on call!) But longer pieces on top will help you mix it up a bit if a super short haircut isn’t your thing.

Gorgeous Rooney Mara could give us all lessons on how to style short hair while growing out the cut.  Her extreme makeover for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has yielded a lovely and elegant look post filming.  With short pieces accentuating her face to sleek and swept back styles, Rooney’s short haircut is dramatic and graceful all at the same time.

British actress Cary Mulligan is growing out her super short haircut, and the transition is lovely. With dimensional layers she achieves a soft, tousled look that still allows for some braids and styling when she wants to change her look up a bit.  This cut would be great for summer because it requires very little up-keep and can be styled with your fingers and left to air dry.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for your comment Cynthia! We always love to hear feedback from our readers.

    It’s so nice to hear that you enjoy your new haircut. Check out 6 Formal Short Hairstyles for Any Party to learn how to jazz up your new look!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — April 2, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

  2. Short hair trend is back. I recently cut my waist length hair very short. So I’m all for short hair this season. You can style it many ways and lets not even talk about how you spend only minutes getting ready in the morning. And, let’s remember, this short hair is what put model Twiggy on the map…

    Comment by Cynthia Mercado — April 1, 2012 @ 5:41 am

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