Short hair is so popular this year that several short haircuts also appear in my list of the 20 Hottest Hairstyles of 2013. But which of these popular cuts best suit your face shape and hair texture? Read on to find out.
Audrey Hepburn was the original celebrity with pixie hair and Mia Farrow popularized the look in the 60s. In the past years, pixie hair has “cropped up” on a host of stylish singers and actresses including Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Halle Berry and most recently Anne Hathaway.
The pixie works best on women with thick, naturally wavy hair, but also looks good on women with fine, straight hair. Avoid the pixie if you have a long face — the pixie could make your face appear longer. The pixie works best on women with heart-shaped, square and oval faces. It’s a good cut for women with round faces, too, just be sure to add some volume to the top of your head.
A hot new hairstyle trend for 2013 is the pompadour, also known as the quiff or the “fauxhawk.” This hairstyle — which usually features shaved sides and a puffy teased top that reminds me of a rooster’s comb — has become the cool hairstyle of choice for singers Miley Cyrus and Pink as well as a host of other celebrities.
Who can wear this look? Anyone with guts, really. And it depends on the cut. A good stylist is adept at funky hairstyles and knows to follow the shape of your head rather than just your face shape when cutting a short, edgy style.
The bob is a classic hairstyle that never goes out of style.
This season’s bob has a bit of edge to it. The hot bobs this year are messy, a bit tousled but they all end at the chin or just below it. Add in blunt bangs or fringe for a really edgy look.
So who can wear the bob? Anyone with a nice jawline and neck will look good in a bob. If you have a round face, a longer bob is a better option for you (see below). As for hair texture, bobs work best on thin to medium hair. Stay away from short hair if you have coarse or curly hair — a bob will only puff out on you.
Super-short, edgy cuts
It takes guts (or what we call “chutzpah” here in New York) to get a super-short, edgy haircut (hello Miley Cyrus!), but as you will see from this photo gallery, the results can be very, very cool — and even sophisticated.
Whether you’re seeking a cut that’s sexy or funky or sweet, there are many, many cuts available to you.
The long bob has been around for a few seasons and it’s still just as hot this year but it has a new name — the demi-bob. According to Vogue Magazine, which named the demi-bob a hot trend, it’s a bob that falls anywhere between the mid-neck and the shoulders. It’s also been seen on many actresses and models this season as everyone seems to have gotten sick of their long, tousled waves at the same time.
Everyone looks good in a long bob so have at it, but be sure to abide by the rules of this haircut:
Longer bobs can be bland if too blunt. Stacked layers in the back with a bit of backcombing while styling add dimension. Add fringe or thick bangs for a real retro-70s look.
A bob can’t be too layered, or it’s not a bob. But this year’s bob isn’t too blunt, either. Leave it wavy and mussed, blown dried under or flipped out 60’s style.
The long bob works best on straight and wavy hair but it looks good on all hair textures (even curly). It’s a versatile cut because you can wear it air-dried or flat-ironed.