STYLE 3: CHIC FLIP
The recent rise in short hair—dianna Agron’s shag, Scarlett Johansson’s bob, Kangna Ranaut’s 10-inch chop—has started a style revolution. “Cropped hair hasn’t been this big since the early ’90s,” says Marco Santini, co-owner of Ion Studio in NYC, who created these cuts. Beyond looking sexy, the trend is ideal if you’re craving a quick change or want to make a statement, says Sheenah Hankin, PH.D., author of Complete Confidence— a key reason we’ve been known to lop off our locks after a big life event (like a break-up or job switch). “Hair is a signalling device, one of the first things people notice about us, and a major change indicates a fresh start,” says Hankin. If you’re ready to make the cut, consider these three trendy options.
If the idea of cutting off tonnes of hair freaks you out, a shoulder-length look is ideal. This one appears to be all one length, but it’s actually hiding lots of layers...a sneaky way to add all over volume. Add gel to damp hair (like Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray, ₹ 1,300). Using a round brush as you blow-dry, tug roots upwards for volume, then flick the brush outward at the ends so they flip. Last, wet fingers with hair spray, and push them an inch into your hairline for this off-the-face effect.