With an elfin profile, Carey Mulligan is a great fit for short hair; her delicate features benefit from the exposure. A short and choppy shag, with textured layers all through the front, top, sides and back, the beauty of this shape is that it promotes a soft, cascading, carefree style; it’s whimsical and light. With dark roots growing in to her classic golden blonde, Carey is cleverly using the regrowth to add a gritty, lived-in feel to her style.
Step: The main focus is to create extra volume at the roots and a soft and tousled effect towards the ends.
Step: Apply a dime-size of styling creme and work through the style, roots to ends with hands.
Step: Blowdry with hands. Lift hair off root and push around while applying heat. This will encourage texture and volume.
Step: Once dry, take a small amount of cream wax and pinch and twist through the shape creating contrast, movement and separation.