Women with long and luscious hair are the envy of other women everywhere. When a short haired friend says to a long haired friend “I love your hair, how do you get it so long and glossy?” the subtext generally reads “Argh, I want to cut your hair off and stick it on my own head” – or at least it used to.
Now however, the hairy tables have turned. Short haired women and those who have been ‘growing’ their ‘Rachel cut’ out for the past decade rejoice! Tear down your shrine to Kate Middleton’s barnet and replace it with the likes of Agyness Deyn, Arizona Muse, Karlie Kloss and Sam Rollinson – the bob has made a comeback.
Whilst generally we are used to supermodels having everything long (long hair, long legs, a long queue of attractive men falling at their feet), the AW13 catwalks were brimming with above-the-shoulder hairstyles, from punky through to sleek through to wavy and whimsical.
Our top three must-have styling products for this new do are as follows:
Arm yourself with a good volumising mousse to add texture and volume to your hair. Many of the styles present on the catwalk have been ‘undone’ elegantly dishevelled looks with lots of root lift.
Beauty Resource loves: Percy & Reed Volumising Mousse £12
2. Styling Powder
Styling powder is a product that comes to the rescue when hair is either not full enough or manageable enough. Whilst mousse will provide volume, styling powder is a must for very fine or silky short hair as it will add a matte finish and fullness to the hair for that sexy bedhead look. It can also help to refresh hair between washes.
Beauty Resource loves: Redken Powder Grip 03 £10.05
Whilst we don’t usually think of wax as a product that can be used on longer hair (shorter than average boy length), it can really help to define some styles.
For a quick and easy wavy look, wash your hair and create a side parting before applying some texturizing cream to your damp hair. Next, blow dry your hair using a round brush and once dry take a 1-inch curling iron and use it to curl the ends of your hair. Once you’ve finished curling, take a small amount of styling wax on your fingertips and separate out the curls to loosen them into barely there waves.
Beauty Resource loves: Tigi Bed Head Wax Stick £12.96