Short or long, long or short? It’s the ultimate existential hairstyle question, right?
And seeing as Brisbane’s best hairdressers recently helped us explore the virtues of long hair, it’s only fair that we give the pixie cuts, bobs and lobs time in the spotlight.
Even though those precious strands of yours will grow back eventually, it’s a treacherous—and often regret-filled—path into the land of the short haircut; so many potential pitfalls come with The Great Chop, but don’t fret because we’ve got you covered, Brisbane.
As ever, we look to the experts (aka the on point hairdressers of Brisbane) for their pro tips on how to rock this season’s best short hairstyles.
Short hair: game on, moll.
Lop It Like It’s Hot
Spring is classically a time for new things and reinvention, and last season’s LOB has transitioned. “Moving into spring, we are breaking up the LOB’s bold, sharp edges by slightly feathering the ends of the hair and styling with a conical iron to create a style we like to call the WOB or wavy LOB,” says Linka Jenner at Teneriffe’s White Gold Boutique.
Adam Nichols, Toni & Guy The Valley’s top stylist is loving the Sienna Miller choppy bob for its versatility. “Its just that little bit softer and easier to pull off than Lara Bingle’s blunt cut. It also works perfectly on both thick and fine hair, and both Michelle Williams and Jennifer Lawrence are great celeb muses for rocking this style loose, unpolished and effortlessly cool,” he says.
Two Bobs Worth
“At Epic Hair Designs, we’re crushing on bobs that can be worn smooth and wavy; they are perfect for spring,” says the Epic Newmarket team. “We’re calling it the midi bob (think Rita Ora’s platinum do), and we expect to be cutting a lot of these this season!”
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing's senior stylist Kate Blore is obsessed with the super short look: "I'm totally loving a short textured pixie from the likes of Lily Collins or something stronger like Ruby Rose Rocks. But, if a pixie is far too short, a loose textured crop or A-line bob would be a great way to ease you into something shorter. Baby steps!"
From The Roots to The Tips
You’ve done it; you chopped it off to look like your fave style muse. But what’s the secret to nailing the style without all the tress stress? Our stylists gave us the heads up with their must-do pro-tips.
Pro Tip #1
Keep up regular trims. This style requires regular trims every 5-6 weeks to keep a prefect sharp edge. – Epic Hair Designs Newmarket team
Pro Tip #2
Use fingers to dry your hair, not a brush, and blow-dry in all directions to create movement and texture. – Adam Nichols, Toni & Guy The Valley
Pro Tip #3
Consider some highlights or even low lights to add dimension and help create the textured look. – Linka Jenner, White Gold Boutique
Pro Tip #4
Make best friends with sea salt spray! – Linka, Adam and the Epic team
Pro Tip #5
Pro Tip #6
Prepping and styling is everything; For example, plumping the roots for maximum volume with a mousse and using heat protection and smoothing creams for mids-ends will make a huge difference to your end style. – Kate Blore, Luke Reynolds Hairdressing