In the first of a three-part series on the trendiest hairstyles for women with hair of varying lengths, here are some easy styles for short-haired women — for work, parties or just casual meetings with friends.
Time to party
Take the desired parting, left or right. On the lower side of the parting, remove a section going down till the top of your ear.
Now divide this section into three parts and braid the hair using a serum. This will keep the braid neat.
Once the braid is complete up to the tip of the removed section, tie a thin black rubber band to lock the braid and pin it behind the ear.
Take the top/fringe area and smoothen it using a dryer and brush or an iron. Use a heat-protecting spray or product while using any heating tools.
The rest of the hair needs to be extra voluminous to complement this look. Taking a convenient section from the crown area, use a tong (large size) to lift up the hair from the roots and take it behind.
Just for fun, you could take sections around and below the ear and flick them out using the same tong.
To finish off this look, use a spray serum to add some shine.
Keeping it casual
On damp hair, apply a styling mousse and scrunch.
Leave the top fringe area (top triangle) to be blow-dried or pinned to the desired side and left to dry naturally.
To finish this look, use a serum to control frizz.
Prep hair as described in the casual look.
Take the top fringe area and start backcombing it, taking convenient sections. Work your way from root to tip while doing so.
Balance out the hair and make the top look neat. Now take the centre section, make a puff and use bobby pins to keep it in place.
The rest of the hair can be left natural, but make sure to use a serum to do away with the frizz.
The hairstyles have been put together by the team at Muah Salon, Bandra, with Extra Mile Café, which organises workshops on hairstyling.
Call 90040 60766 for more details.