5 Stylish Ways to Cut Your Hair Short for Summer
It’s crop top season y’all, and no, we aren’t referring to the midriff-baring fashion trend—we’re talking about haircuts. Each year when summer hits and our sweat levels skyrocket, thoughts of shearing off our luscious locks begin to dance through our heads. For some of us, it’s simply a passing daydream, but for others, it becomes a reality. If you happen to fall into the latter category, the worst thing you can do is sit down in the salon chair and tell your stylist to just take it all off. Instead, you need a solid vision for your cropped do. Before booking that appointment, consider using one of these five styles as your inspiration. They are equal parts flattering and practical—and have the necessary amount of Southern sass.
“It’s a universally flattering style since it won’t pull your face down and it won’t accentuate any features you don’t want to show off,” says Darby Backes, stylist at Mizu Salon. The long bob is an especially great option if you’re hesitant about going short since it’s not as drastic as other cuts.
While our grandmothers may not know what to make of this super cropped coif, it is a great option for petite face shapes. Both Faith Hill and Sarah Paulson have embraced this style, showing ladies everywhere that it is possible to pull off a pixie with grace.
“This is especially great for girls who love to go to the beach since it’s a wash and go style,” explains Backes. A super layered bob cut gives hair instant texture and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance other than a little texturizer spray.
The Blunt Bob
This straight-across style falls above the shoulders and below the chin. Fine to medium hair textures are the best candidates to pull off its sleek shape. “Nothing is chicer than a classic bob,” says Backes. However, if you have curls, steer clear of this blunt cut since it can give hair a triangular, weighed down appearance. Instead, incorporate some light layering into your do.
If you have a heart or oval face shape, consider adding full fringe. It’s the easiest way to spice up an already short do. The best way to style it in the heat? “Take a flat brush and blow-dry your bangs back and forth then spritz in an anti-humidity spray,” says Backes.