Short and Sweet: 3 Tips for Making the Cut

By  July 28, 2014

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If you’re considering a big chop this summer, make sure to pick a cropped do that’s right for you. Our words of wisdom: Know your options, pick the look that works with your style and personality, and then learn how to style it. Here are three to consider.

The Playful Pixie
What it is: This messy style works off the “perfection through imperfection” theory, meaning the messier the better. The playful pixie is ideal for the girl with an edgy, contemporary sort of style who isn’t afraid to stand out and turn heads. Its jagged and angular aesthetic adds sharpness to a rounder face.
Who has rocked it: Miley Cyrus, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Lawrence
How to get it:
1. Start by rubbing Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Pixie Play Wax between your palms and apply it from root to tip. This gives hair control and structure without stiffness.
2. To get piecey definition, rough up your hair between index finger and thumb for lots of texture. Style it in multiple directions.
3. Spray Garnier Fructis Texture Tease for long-lasting hold and protection against humidity without stickiness or residue.

Short and Classy
What it is: This short do looks polished and pretty—it boasts longer layers and a softer sort of appeal than the playful pixie. Shiny and sleek strands are styled with a side part for a more subdued, professional look. This classy style works with all face shapes.
Who has rocked it: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Watson
How to get it:
1. Start by rubbing Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Pixie Play Wax between your palms and apply it to hair.
2. Use a comb to make a side part. Then comb it down, tucking longer layers behind your ears.
3. Spray Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray to tame any flyaways and add weightless shine.

The Curly Crop
What it is: Girls with curls can rock a cropped do too! This fun hairstyle calls for more volume on top so ringlets fall casually over the forehead. This free-spirited style is ideal for curlicue lovelies who like a chic but natural look.
Who has rocked it: Solange Knowles, Keri Russell, Audrey Tautou
How to get it:
1. Section off damp hair and add Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream Gel to locks. This 24-hour holding formula de-poofs ringlets, preparing them for styling with intense nourishment.
2. Shape your style by scrunching your curls as they air-dry or while you blow-dry them with a diffuser.
3. Once hair is dry, add high shine to your cropped curls with Garnier Fructis Brilliantine Shine Spray.