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I regularly get asked on Hair Crazy for tips on styling short hair, so I thought I would share my 4 simple steps:
1. HAIR CUT
The first thing is to get a hairdresser who you trust. My hairdresser is great and always listens to me. I usually ask for my hair to be cut short enough to spike, a little longer at the front and chopped into all over.
2. BLOW DRY
After washing my hair and roughly towel drying it, I blast it with the hairdryer all over. I usually point the hair dryer in the opposite direction to where it would naturally fall in regions where I want to spike it. Sometimes I do a bit of a “fauxhawk” on top which I blast from the front of my holding my head upside-down.3. STRAIGHTEN
I have naturally wavy hair so it is necessary for me to straighten my hair all over at this point. I straighten from root to tip with a ceramic coated straightener. It is made easier if I section off my hair with clips and do it in layers.
4. STYLING PRODUCTS
I am of the opinion that it is worth spending a little more on styling products, the more expensive salon brands seem pricey but they last a long time and give good results.
But having good products is useless without knowing what to do with them! I only use a pea-sized amount of the “clay” (really most kind of wax will do) as pictured. Too much wax weighs down your hair and makes it difficult to spike. Then I rub the wax into my hands thoroughly so it coats my palms and fingers (your hands should be nice and hot from rubbing the wax in, suggesting that the wax is malleable enough to style with). Rub the wax from root to tip roughly until your hair looks something like this rather embarrassing photo of me:
Then fix your hair using the hairspray. All hairsprays are applied differently, but this particular one I hold relatively close to my head (about 5inches) and spray. A light mist is enough for the back, but at the front I am often more liberal and rub the hairspray into the fauxhawk.
And there you have it! Thanks for reading.