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Last week we brought you a post featuring general ideas for transitioning your hair from daytime to evening. This week, we’ve shared some more specific inspirations for changing up layers and bobs, and now we complete the series with a look a shorter looks. For pixie cuts, Ginnifer Goodwin and Evan Rachel Wood provide great examples of taking a short shape from casual to glamorous. Ginnifer wears her head hugging shape with a tousled piece-y finish that is transformed by pushing bangs to the side and adding height. Evan goes for a more dramatic transformation, switching from messy side-swept pompadour to glossy finger waves. Read on for steps and product recommendations for dressing up (and down) short hair. –– Laura Martin 

Step: For a day look, apply a mixture of texture paste and hair creme through damp strands. Finger dry, establishing desired direction and finish with creme wax for separation. For high volume styles, mist with refinish dry shampoo for added height and finish with primp working spray for flexible structure.

Step: For a sexy nighttime finish, add volume foam to roots of dry hair and mist healing oil onto tips. Hit roots with your dryer for about a minute, lifting with your fingers and pushing bangs off the face. Complete the look with holding spray.

Step: For a high shine vintage look, wet down your strands and apply a quarter each of curl definer and hair gel. Part deeply on one side and use a comb to create a waves, holding them in place with duckbill clips. Allow to dry, remove clips and use fingertips to brush on a light coating of shine spray.

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. 

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