The top 7 new short haircuts to try now
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The 7 Best New Short Haircuts1 of 8
By Rachel Hayes
From choppy pixies to long bobs, short 'dos are having a moment. "The new short hairstyles are more feminine and are much softer than years past—they're wearable and flattering," says Manhattan-based celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate. So if you're thinking about making a dramatic cut, here are some stylish new options, spotted on some of our favorite beauties.
The Long Pixie2 of 8
Model Jessica Stam showed off a short 'do at the Marc Jacobs show.
Who should try it: The long bangs minimize a wide forehead and accentuate cheekbones, which is great for oval and heart-shaped faces. Because the layers make hair look fuller, it's also a great for fine hair.
What to ask for: Request a crop with long bangs and sides the same length. "Keeping the length on top gives it movement," explains Fugate, who created Stam's look. To style, apply smoothing cream to wet hair, then blow-dry straight with a paddle brush.
The Unstructured Bob3 of 8
Arizona Muse's long layered bob is a model for the perfect tousled-on-purpose style.
Who should try it: This playful look requires minimal styling and is ideal for fine hair. "It works well on all face shapes—it's versatile," says Fugate.
What to ask for: Request long layers that start a few inches below your cheekbone. To style, apply texturizer to damp hair, then blast dry with a blow-dryer while spinning sections around the pointer finger of your free hand to define waves.
The Chop Chop4 of 8
Dutch model Saskia de Brauw has made the boyish crop a must-have 'do.
Who should try it: It's for those with square or heart-shaped faces and most hair types, but avoid if you have thinning hair since it's cut so close to the scalp.
What to ask for: Request a tailored cut with layered bangs a half-inch above your brows. "Have the sides cut really short. The older version was frumpy due to too much width," says Fugate. Finish with anti-frizz serum and blow-dry while tousling.
The Blunt Lob5 of 8
No, that's not a typo. The "lob" is a mash-up that describes Agyness Deyn's long bob.
Who should try it: "This look is great for wide square or round face shapes because it softens the jawline," explains Fugate. It's long enough that even the curly-haired among us can get the look by blow-drying it straight then using a flat iron to get a sleek finish.
What to ask for: Request a structured, above-the-shoulder bob with an angled bang at eye level. "Finish with a dry oil for sheen," says says Raphael Reboh of Femme Coiffure in Miami Beach.
The Faux-Hawk Pixie6 of 8
London-born model Tolula Adeyemi looks fierce with her asymmetric curly faux hawk.
Who should try it: "This look isn't about what's good for your face shape—it's all about attitude," says Fugate. It works with any hair type, but the thicker, the better.
What to ask for: Request a basic pixie with long bangs but keep the back very short and tapered. (Print out this picture to show your hairstylist.) To style, create a deep side part, then blow-dry hair smooth. Flatten the smaller side against your head and tuck behind your ear. Next, use a curling iron to puff up the larger side.
The Choppy Pixie7 of 8
Looking for a short haircut that still gives you a lot of styling options? Sami Gayle's cut might be it.
Who should try it: "The bangs can be styled to flatter any kind of face shape. If your face is round, style them forward to enhance your bone structure. If you have a heart-shaped face, create a side-swept bang to lengthen the face," suggests Reboh.
What to ask for: Request a choppy pixie with long piece-y bangs that can be styled many ways. To style, apply a light smoothing serum, then let air dry if you have time, or blow-dry while pulling hair forward.
The "Karlie"8 of 8
Model Karlie Kloss' chop is one of the most requested hairstyles right now.
Who should try it: This nape-level deconstructed bob with long bangs is ideal for oval and round face shapes since it has an elongating effect. It's also good for fine to medium-thick hair with natural texture.
What to ask for: "Say 'The Karlie'—your stylist will know," says Reboh. To style, blow-dry hair straight and use a curling iron on low to make waves. "If the iron is too hot, you'll get a Shirley Temple look," says Fugate.