Although cropped cuts were fashionable long before Miley Cyrus traded her cowboy boots for booty shorts and hacked off her hair, there’s a noticeable lack of styling tips for ear-length locks out there. Even Alex Estrada, our model for this story, has been feeling deprived. “I’ve been wanting a pixie tutorial because I never know what to do with my hair. I usually just mess it up with my hands and go,” she says. Well, Alex, all of that is about to change.
We tapped hair guru (and short-hair aficionado) Bethany Brill to help us master the four looks every woman with a "boy" cut should add to her repertoire. If you’ve been stuck in a same-style-every-day rut, drop everything and study the easy steps ahead. Who says long-haired girls have all the fun?
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Photographed by Winnie Au; Hair and Makeup by Bethany Brill; Styled by Jennifer Steele