Do you want a short haircut but are scared you will end up with just one particular style? Think again: with the same base you can create several looks depending on your mood. We show you how.
Depending on the time and occasion, your short haircut can look conventional, sophisticated or have a rock chick edge. All you need is some gel, a comb, a flat brush, a hair dryer and a sprinkling of fun.
For work or for an important meeting, opt for the conventional version of your haircut. After you have washed your hair, mark out a side parting. Clip your hair out of the way towards the front of your head and start blowdrying from the back of your head with a small round brush. Then move onto the sides by curving the tips inwards. Leave the front strand to straighten until last. Style it towards the front and inwards to create a slightly curved effect. If you have lots of volume, you can use straighteners to flatten down your hairstyle.
For a quick-to-create hairstyle before going out, opt for fixing gel which allows you to structure its movement. Apply it lightly, though, to avoid creating an overly stiff look. Start with a small amount of product in your hands and apply it all over your hair before styling it towards the back by flattening your hair down. To help you, you can use flat hairpins until the product dries. Repeat the process if necessary and work in the same way so you can control how much of the product you use.
To go to a concert or to go out dancing, add a rock chick touch to your outfit with this messy-styled 80s inspired hairstyle. Start with the same base as the previous look, but apply a wax instead of a fixing gel all over, apart from a large section at the front. The wax allows you to give your hair texture whilst adding radiant shine. It also allows you to play with your locks. Divide them into several strands and wrangle them with the gel to achieve the movement you wish to create. Scrunch your locks with your hands when they are almost dry to get the volume you want.