Stylist Tips: How to Maintain and Style Short Hair
By Keune | August 15th, 2017
Short hair, DO care! Your stylist just weed-whacked your long locks, and you are loving the look and free feeling of your new short hairstyle, but maintaining it just the way you want it is a whole new ballgame. You may think that short hair is easier to maintain than long hair, which it can be, but it does come with its own unique set of challenges and considerations. Carla Danielle Seymour, Keune Haircosmetics Educator, advises on what you should to maintain and style short hair:
“Once you have decided to chop your locks, it is important to think about the day-to-day wear of your new look. As someone who has had not only a pixie cut, but also a mohawk, I am speaking from personal experience. The most effective regimen I found for my short ‘do was that I had to at least wet it down every morning. With all the weight on your locks gone, the bed-head kinks will show and stay. It can be as simple as wetting a towel and wiping down your hair. The next most important thing is product. To have a defined style within your pixie or short cut, you will need to rely on quality product.”
Short Hair Maintenance Plan
Regular haircuts are key to the long-term maintenance of a short look since losing your shape and texture can throw off the feel of the look and drag it down overall. “Generally, if the cut goes above the ear, you will need a trim every four to five weeks. Anything between the chin and shoulders would be every five to six weeks. This will keep your short look fresh and upbeat,” Seymour says.
Style Short Hair with Product
Most of the fun of having a short haircut is being able to play with product! “Keep in mind your hair type when choosing product,” Seymour advises. “If you have fine hair, you will need something with a good hold that is not too heavy. If you have textured hair, you will need something with a little more weight.
Seymour suggest first applying a thermal protectant, such as Keune Care 2-Phase Spray. “This will keep your hair strong and healthy, as well as tangle free.” Another recommendation: Keune BLEND Prep Spray, which is a thermal protectant loaded with a multivitamin complex.
Next, experiment to find what suits you best. Within the Keune BLEND line there are many wonderful products for styling short hair. If you have a short pixie cut, Seymour likes to use Keune BLEND Clay on dry strands. “It has hold without too much weight. It will also give you a more matte look, creating a very natural-looking style,” she says. For added volume, try the BLEND Volume Powder. “Sprinkle it at your roots for fun lift and texture!”
For an “extreme look” that will stay put all day and still look matte and natural, Seymour suggests reaching for Keune Design Power Paste. “With the strongest hold and lowest shine, you will be able to freeze any look you want within your short style,” she explains. For a softer more flexible approach, try Keune Design Forming Wax. “This will give a medium hold and higher shine for a look that is movable throughout the day,” she adds.
Fall/Winter 2017 Short Hairstyle Trends
Short hair continues to be on trend for this fall and winter. Seymour says “pixie cuts with disconnected undercuts with all the length throughout the top for drama, as well as undercuts in short bobs” are what’s trending. “The softer alternative for the season will be a short cut with a long, romantic fringe—something to keep softness around the face with piece-y movement throughout the rest of the cut.”
Have a question about short hair? Leave a comment below, or ask your Keune stylist in the salon for more suggestions on how to maintain and style short hair.
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