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Vibrant color lends playfulness and fun to a short summer crop, whether you opt for a few streaks of brightness or a vivid hue all over. These short, bright hairstyles are perfect for staying cool and streamlining your summer beauty routine. You’ll look stylish and polished even in the simplest of ensembles. Click the notes to learn more about wearing this fun summer trend. –– Laura Martin

Color: Bold clean-lined cuts are great for complex color applications and multiple shades; choppy, piecey styles work best with a single hue. Select your cut and color together for the most cohesive look.

Cut: Bangs are a big trend this season, and adding some to your short shape will keep you looking au courant, especially if they fall above the brow line. Tighter sides and back with a longer top—a trend influenced by classic barbering—is also a growing.

Styling: The best short shapes work with your natural texture, not against it. To style a pixie cut you should simple towel dry, comb into place, add some Styling Creme, Hair Gel, or Texture Paste, and air dry.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle


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