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Read This Before You Go For The Chop

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    By Justine Marjan

    This year, we’ve seen just about every celeb delve into the world of short hair: Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco. If this has inspired you to make your own chop, we’ve got just the advice for you, whether you're after a pixie or a lob.

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    "Cutting your hair short can be such an exciting, refreshing way to update your look," says celebrity stylist Adir Abergel. "It can be dramatic and new. Hair grows, so take a risk and don’t be so scared to try something new. Your eyes will look bigger, and it will accentuate your jaw line and bring out your features."

    But, that doesn't mean you should make a drastic decision on a whim: Pause for a beat, and think about why you want to go short. Then, try it out risk-free. A great way to experiment is by going to a wig store and trying on shorter wigs. And, working together with your stylist is key. Make sure to go to someone you trust and who has cut your hair before to avoid any “uh-oh” moments.

    Celebrity stylist Ric Pipino explains: “It’s all about communication with your stylist! Be sure to take the time to discuss what he or she thinks would be the best style that would work for your hair texture and length, facial shape, and also your personality and body shape and size. Make sure your stylist knows that you feel like you want something new and fresh that works for you, not just the latest passing trend.”

    Ahead, check out a few shorter styles and how to make 'em look smokin' hot. 

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