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Looking for a holiday fix for your short hairstyle? Well look no further, these quick and easy styles will give your cropped cut a festive appearance in five minutes or less. Wear them to your company holiday party, or to give your hair a quick happy hour pick-me-up. Click the notes for instructions to creating each look. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


Kristen Stewart is great at giving off the aura of don’t-give-a-damn and her short textured hairstyle fits perfectly with her vibe. A cropped and layered razor cut that makes her hair manageable and versatile, styles like this are a a great option when you want to add strength and definition to the face, while making hair easier to manage. The rich mocha brown color defines the shape of the cut, and provides the perfect contrast to Kristen’s skin tone. But you don’t have to be hot-tempered actress to wear a similar style; learn how to get your short textured layers in the notes.

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Jenna Dewan has followed the same path as Miley Cyrus and chopped off her long brown locks in favor of a blonde cropped cut. But unlike Miley’s edgy ‘do, Jenna’s new look is sleek and styled. Her hair was chopped into a chic angular bob, with plenty of volume and smoothness. There’s no denying that Jenna’s natural brunette color is stunning on her, but we’re crazy about this new look! What do you prefer — blonde or brunette?

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Ever since the sixties –– think twiggy’s iconic crop –– attention-seeking celebrities have used the drama of a short hair cut to put themselves in the spotlight. In our age, the likes of Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, Shailene Woodley, and Coco Rocha have all taken the snip, and then posted pictures of their new image, encouraging the world to marvel at their daring makeovers. JLaw hardly needs more overtures and we loved her long, flowing, carefree tresses, so this was a shocker. But we can’t deny that her new look is better than good. With a tight nape and a gushing asymmetrical line angling into sweeping bangs, she creates both-head-hugging shape and artful unbalance, for the perfect marriage of punk and pixie. One fun thing about short styles is the ability to rearrange the aesthetic from day to day; you can go from sleek and smooth to textured and tousled in a flash. For our tips, click style notes.

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Cropped shapes look great all year round, but they’re at their best in warmer seasons. In the winter months short cuts get hidden under caps and headbands, but come spring it’s time to shine! Even head-hugging manes suffer from winter dryness, but warm weather means wave and texture. New products, styling techniques, and tweaks to your cut can transition your shape into the new season. If your contemplating a short shape for the first time, this is the perfect opportunity; take a cue from the budding trees and try something fresh. Read the style notes for tips on the season’s trends, styling tips, and product recommendations. –– Laura Martin 

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