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The weather outside might be frightful—and bundling up under layers of sweaters has become a daily necessity—but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo rocking short hair this season. Sure, long hair might be cozier (covering your ears on a chilly day is one of long hair’s best benefits). But sometimes, long hair just gets in the way during the winter months. We’ve all been there: We take our scarves off only to find a tangled mess has formed out of nowhere from all of the layers we’ve piled on ourselves. What that means: There’s no better time than now to venture into the world of short hair (i.e. shoulder-length and above). Yes, really! The best part? By chopping your locks in winter, you’ll also allow yourself enough time for it to grow back to mermaid lengths come summer. Win-win, right? To put your mind on the right track, consider the following your guide to short hairstyles for winter. Keep reading to fall in love with our favorite layered, tousled, shoulder-skimming hairstyles, such as the layered bob haircut. Short hair, here you come!
This dual length short hairstyle is known for being longer in the front and shorter in the back, giving way to a super-perky, textured look.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray
Flat iron or curling wand
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray
Here’s how to style your new cut:
Step 1: Start with damp hair. Before you begin blow-drying, spritz a volumizing hair spray onto damp hair.
Step 2: Blow-dry. Start by spraying your hair with a heat protectant. Then, using a round brush, blow-dry your hair until it’s completely dry. Be sure to keep the heat as low as possible to complete the task at hand to help minimize any damage (without sacrificing style).
Step 3: Grab a flat iron or curling wand. With hot tool in hand, create slight bends in your face-framing strands. These slight curves will automatically perk up your hair.
Step 4: Add texture. To give your hair some grit, use a hair texturizing spray. With just a few spritzes, your hair will go from drab to fab.
Step 5: Set your short hairstyle. Apply a flexible-hold hair spray to help lock everything in place with a movable finish.
Just think of this hairstyle as the just-right short haircut: not too long and not too short. Add a mussed-up finish and you’ve got a hairstyle perfect for any occasion (day or night, casual or formal). Talk about versatile and stylish! And, did we mention it looks fabulous on just about anybody, regardless of hair texture or type?
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse
Step 1: Protect your locks. As always, before you begin getting hands-on with hot tools, it’s important to use a heat protectant irst.
Step 2: Create lift from the roots. When blow-drying your damp hair, add a little root-lifting hair mousse before using a round brush to add height to your short hairstyle.
Step 3: Curl your hair. In two-inch sections, wrap your hair around the barrel of your curling wand to create the perfect curls as the base of this look.
Step 4: Shake it out. Once you’ve finished curling your hair, flip your head over and shake it all out to achieve a lived-in vibe.
Looking to get a little edgy with your new winter haircut? This is most definitely the one for you! With a modern take on a beloved classic, this hairstyle lets you show off your short hair in a trendy, voluminous way.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel
L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold
Step 1: Add mousse. On damp hair, work in some hair mousse. Blow-dry with a round brush to build volume.
Step 2: Apply a styling gel. While your hair is still the slightest bit damp, add a touch of styling hair gel. Once you’ve massaged the hair gel through the longest part of your Mohawk, begin to mold it into place until it’s at your ideal height.
Step 3: Use hair spray. To ensure your Mohawk lasts in all its modern, edgy glory, be sure to use a strong-hold hair spray to keep everything fully upright.
Loving your new short hair? Check out our article, 5 Braided Hairstyles for Short Hair, to learn how to create a few other short hairstyles.