Who knew a pixie crop could be so versatile? Since Miley Cyrus chopped off her long locks and shed her Disney princess image, she’s really begun to experiment with her hair and is definitely cementing her signature style.
When you think of blonde bombshells, glamorous leading ladies like Marilyn Monroe and Blake Lively come to mind but Miley’s bringing an edgier tone to the phrase with her platinum shade and textured cut. Her style switch-ups are a real inspiration for shorter-haired lovelies so check out a few of our favourite looks for some fresh ideas…
One of Miles’ favourite styles is slicked back and textured. Many of us are put off shorter ‘dos because of the maintenance (i.e. no sweeping your hair back in a pony to hide greasy roots!) but this look works best on unwashed hair so if you’re short on time, work Redken Rootful right into the roots to add plenty of volume before gently backcombing and brushing the hair away from your face. Run a small amount of TIGI Bed Head Manipulator through the lengths to create Miley’s edgy texture.
Sweeping your hair to the front for a fringe effect is another great way to wear your crop. Make like Miley and rock an ultra-modern matte effect using Fudge Matte Hed Extra through your locks for a strong hold and super-matte finish.
We loved Miley’s super-sophisticated look at Tom Ford’s autumn/winter 2015 show. Recreate this Twiggy-esque ’60s mod style by setting your hair in a deep side parting and applying DESIGNLINE Texture Cream Casual Styler to towel-dried tresses before blow drying straight. If you want it smoother, run some straightening irons through it before working Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum right through fr0m the roots to the ends to create the wet look, glossy finish.
If you ever find yourself missing your longer tresses, simply reach for the hair pieces and accessories to change up your look! Miley’s addition of a quirky plaited top knot, complemented her vibrant outfit at the Jeremy Scott & Moschino Art Basel Party back in December perfectly.
Thinking about going for the chop? Stop by your local Supercuts salon and one of our expert stylists will be happy to help you find the perfect crop for you.
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