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Want stylish, fuss-free summer? Opt for one of these short haircuts

From delicious shades of cocoa to messy bobs and gloss-high short cuts — here are ways to spruce up your crop for summer.

fashion and trends Updated: May 09, 2015 19:19 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustan Times
hair,Summer hair,Haircut

Keeping it short is summer’s way of telling you to chill. But, if you are too afraid of getting quickly bored of your bob or panick-struck about that closely cropped pixie, here are some celeb-inspired ideas.

From going for chocolate-dipped locks to a messy case of short n’ chopped — there’s a lot to have fun with! Be inspired by actor Priyanka Chopra and go for glisten-ridden, delicious curly tresses cut just above the shoulders, treated with a rich, dark shade of cocoa brown.

For risk-takers, pop singer Katy Perry, the hair chameleon has to be your inspiration. With the debut of her boyish, out-of-bed pixie wig at the recently held MET gala, she provided a lot of inspiration for those who want this summer to be fuss-free and stylish. We also have the Lob (Long Bob) and the sleek, bang-adorned, contemporary Hime cut that could be your go-to short cut for a stylish summer. Here’s all the hairspiration you need.

* Messy LOB
The Long Bob or the Lob has made its way to our beauty dictionaries, and the style is hair to stay. The beach-perfect waves that only need some easy curl-treatment courtesy a hot iron, are perfect for the season. If you prefer an asymmetric style, take cue from actor-anchor Sarah-Jane Dias and curl each side for a glamorous edge. Add fun to this breezy style by opting for statement earrings like model Karlie Kloss or go for an understated floral accessory like actor Diane Kruger.

* Sleek n’swish
There’s nothing more chic than a sharply-cut bob that spells business. Whether it be actor Katie Holmes’s (above right) wig that she sported for the MET gala or Bollywood actor Sayani Gupta who aces the style, this classic hairdo is one to opt for. And, the heavy-set bangs that skim just the top of your eyebrows go perfectly with the look. We also love how actor Freida Pinto has aced the style, without the addition of the fringe.

* Plush pixies
We might not be a big fan of wigs, but singer Katy Perry can undoubtedly be a big inspiration for those who want to enjoy summer with a short, shaggy crop. Easy to maintain, with maybe just a hair spray or mousse to keep the messy going, this effortless crop is our favourite. For more edgy styling, take a cue from rule-bender Miley Cyrus and use hair chalks for temporary colour and hair clay to instantly add edge to your look.

* Chocolate waves
She is always known for changing it up when it comes to her fashion or beauty choices. And, we are loving how Priyanka Chopra’s 50s-perfect short cut is making a wave. If you are planning to get some colour into your short crop this summer, skip the auburns and golds, and opt for chocolatey shades of brown. The way the hues will offset the sunlight will always be beautiful. Hollywod actor Dakota Johnson and our very own Nargis Fakhri have also opted for a similar style.

First Published: May 09, 2015 19:13 IST