Short Hair Don’t Care!Posted on 6/12/2019
Short hair, oh yeah. Barney spoke to the girls at Elle about how to show off a summer crop for a sweat free, cool girl look.
For the incoming summer, the overwhelming hair trend is to cut it all off. Fuss-free, easy to style and effortlessly chic, short hair is having a moment.
But a stock-standard bob is not going to cut it (pun intended). Rather, add some edge to your chop by embracing different textures, colours and shapes.
“For me, this is a year of individuality,” hairdresser Barney Martin tells ELLE Australia. “There are a lot short and bold androgynous styles coming through. “Whatever you opt for you can have! In saying that, great bone structure, confidence and youthfulness really help with such short hair.”
For those time poor and with great cheek bones a super short cut can be your summer time best friend. With the right hair cut styling time and product use is seriously lessened, you should be able to sashay out the door even quicker, and with less danger of hat hair!
The lob: The ultimate haircut for those too nervous to go super-short, this grown-out bob is best worn longer at the front, angling up slightly to the back of the hair. Celebrity fans include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel and Ashley Benson
The bowl cut: Yes, really. First, the male version was pioneered by Timothée Chalamet and Harry Styles and then Charlize Theron officially made it a trend when she stepped out with a Linda Evangelista-inspired version.
The angular lob: As seen on Vanessa Hudgens (pictured) and Ariana Grande, the lob—with longer layers at the front—is a safe maiden voyage into short hair territory. Style it sleek and straight with a little kick to the ends. Photo: @vanessahudgens
The close shave: Martin points out that more and more women are opting for little to no hair, like models Adwoa Aboah (pictured) and Adut Akech and actress Joey King. It takes confidence, sure, but the impact is undeniable. Photo: @adwoaaboah
The soft pixie: “If a very short length feels a bit extreme, a pixie cut worn long enough to tuck behind the ears with some softness in the neck will help you feel less exposed,” Martin advises. Make like model Edie Campbell (pictured) and embrace “graphic cuts with some softness”, Martin says.
Texture, texture, texture: Martin says styling your short hair should be “playful”, with plenty of texture and volume, a la Lucy Hale (pictured). We recommend using the Dyson Airwrap™ styler to dry hair, working the round volumising brush attachment through lengths to add extra body.
Smooth operator: On the other side of the fence, Martin says “slick and serious” styling is also going to be a trend
The short bob: “A short bob (think Bambi) is less confronting for a client who is thinking of changing from a long style,” Martin explains.
The flapper look: It’s not for everyone, but Julianne Hough’s blunt, ear-lobe length bob and fringe requires very little maintenance to look super chic.
The grown-out pixie: Don’t be scared by the in-between phase that comes with growing out a pixie cut—Cara Delevingne is proof it can look elegant, feminine and full of volume.
Here, we take you through the styles, cuts and lengths to embrace