SHORT HAIR, DON’T CARE

IT’S THE UL­TI­MATE EASY-CARE SUM­MER CUT AND COULD BE JUST THE THING FOR A FRESH START

Life & Style Weekend - - YOU -

We’re cur­rently em­brac­ing the chaos of Christ­mas, but New Year is just around the cor­ner. On top of the weeks of scrib­bled out “2017s” in your note­books, this means res­o­lu­tions, rein­ven­tions and that, “new year, new me” men­tal­ity. Go­ing to the gym, chang­ing your diet and pay­ing off the credit card are big asks – it’s much easier to treat your­self to a fresh look that will make you feel brand new.

A new hair­style is a fast, ef­fec­tive and down­right ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

A bob usu­ally con­jures up trau­matic me­mories of child­hood when a bowl was a re­li­able hair­cut guide, but these days there are quite a few stylish vari­a­tions of the short style that are per­fect for a rein­ven­tion.

They’re be­ing re­ferred to as the bob, the pob and the lob. The bob, as we know, is a short, straight hair­cut, typ­i­cally jaw length and can be parted cen­trally or to the side.

The pob, also known as the Victoria Beck­ham, is a con­cave bob, which is longer at the front and shorter at the back. How dra­matic you make the slant is up to you.

The lob is a straight-edge longer bob, which usu­ally brushes the col­lar­bones, but is straight all the way around.

The great thing about short hair is it’s a dream to main­tain.

Thanks to cropped-lock god­desses like Lara Bin­gle (pic­tured) and Jen­nifer Lawrence, short hair doesn’t have to be per­fectly straight and shiny to look good.

Roll out of bed, give your hair a lit­tle spritz with some sea salt spray – Pure does a great job as well as smelling amaz­ing – and you’re good to go.

If this isn’t your style, stock up on pur­pose prod­ucts that will tame fly-al­ways and give your hair a flaw­less shine, such as Pure Hair Food’s Smooth­ing Serum.

If hu­mid­ity plays havoc with your mane, De Lorenzo have a fab­u­lous anti-hu­mid­ity spray that works in hot and sticky sur­rounds.

No mat­ter your styling pref­er­ences, split ends are a big no-no for short hair, both be­cause they’re more vis­i­ble be­ing around the fa­cial re­gion, but also be­cause split ends make the rest of your hair sus­cep­ti­ble to dam­age.

Keep those ends healthy with a sim­ple treat­ment. Ap­ply a smidgen of Davroe’s Ends Re­pair af­ter show­er­ing or be­fore styling for an in­stant ef­fect.

WORDS: SALLY COATES

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