The Edgy Short Haircut That Hollywood Is Loving

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There are a million ways to style long, luscious locks, but too often, shorter manes are forgotten. Hollywood royalty has revived the the side swept pixie, and we love how this edgy look has given short hair a chic new vibe. No longer is this a cut for busy mothers, but rather a cut for teens and celebs alike.

Miley Cyrus is a celebrity who embraces short hair with a young and edgy twist. Her stylist Andy Lecompte describes his take on the cut as "focusing on definition at the ends." Utilizing Wella Professionals Luxe Oil, he suggests that girls hoping to get Cyrus' style "blow dry into the side sweep or simply comb the pieces and allow to air dry." As for the finishing touch, Lecompte suggests “Rugged Fix by Wella and the stay essential finishing spray. For Miley, sometimes we will either use gel or hairspray. If it's gel, I'm using Wella Pearl Styler. It’s a soft, creamy formula that I love. Often times, I will tie a hairnet over Miley’s hair and blow it to make the hair flat, as she has quite thick hair.”

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Robin Wright, of the hit Netflix show House of Cards, sports this style perfectly. Her hair stylist, Paul Norton, gave us some insight for girls wanting to embrace short hair. “When you decide to go short with your hair, it’s important to embrace texture. Moreover, knowing how to detail and place the shorter hair in ways that flatter your facial structure are key to pulling off these looks. Joico Hair Shake is by far the easiest product to use to create definition and separation. It also helps fine hair appear thicker and fuller. All you do is spray several sprays over the entire head and just use your fingers to scrunch it and gently separate it.”

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As for several other stylish muses of this ‘do, Kaley Cuoco and Scarlett Johansson top the list. Christine Symonds, the stylist for both of these leading ladies, gave us an insider description of how to get the look. Symonds advises that women should decide "what facial feature they want to focus the hairstyle around in order to highlight that feature." Some features she said worth noting are jawline, cheekbones, and eyes.

Symonds adds, “My favorite way to style short hair is to apply mousse in damp hair and then rough dry it while scrunching the hair for added texture. Then, I spray dry shampoo in the roots and apply a light pomade on the ends for separation.” She uses, Oribe Grandiose MousseBatiste Dry Shampoo, and Bumble and bumble Semi Sumo.

Whether your hair is brunette, blonde, black, red, or a myriad of other hues, you can be sure that with these tips, anyone can take on the sideswept pixie cut. The ease of the short length and the quick prep time make this style a great option for everyone. Just add some styling gel or hairspray, pull to the side, and you are ready to go!

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