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The Long and Short of It – the Cut for the Season


In this installment of “A New You,” the most daring thing you can do when you’re looking for a new you is to go short! If you’ve been wearing your hair in the same tired style since high school, or if you’ve been taking baby steps each time you visit the salon and getting just a little more cut off, it’s time to really look at what you can do with your hair that will give it the “wow” factor.
First, find a good stylist. You should have the utmost trust in your stylist. If she’s someone you’ve been with for a long time, then take advantage of the rapport you’ve built with her, tell her exactly what you’re thinking, and bring pictures! Ask for her recommendations, and trust that she will suggest the best styles for your hair type and face shape.
Short hair can be very easy and chic if you have the right cut. This season, the lob is the hot haircut, not only because it looks great on so many people, but it’s also extremely versatile. It works with both straight and wavy hair, and it’s ideal for fine hair. Inspired by Julianne Hough, this lob is classic and stylish at the same time – whether you opt for chin-length or shoulder-length hair or something in between. Its flexibility is amazing, offering options like sleek and straight or wavy and long, or even one-sided. If you feel the need to take baby steps, this cut is among the best, because it can handle longer layers or be shorter without being drastic.
Short hair benefits from proper product application. While it seems to be tedious to have to rely on several mousses, gels and sprays, all these things allow you to craft your desired look. Among our recommended products for the lob cut are Aveda Phomollient finishing gel, control paste and air control hair spray. Use them sparingly, because you can often reach a point of no return, when you’ve simply put too much product in your hair and it’s now being weighted down. Less is more. Ask your stylist for tips, and then play around with it until you’re satisfied with the look. Then, toss your head back and walk with confidence – a new hairdo equals a new you!