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Calling all slightly regrettable bobs and impulse cuts. (And those who are loving their short hair...most days).
I get it, you made the chic chop and it was fun for a while. And now? Your search history is flooded with “How To Grow Short Hair Out As Fast As Possible”.
You still get to enjoy your chop AND you can pop it in when longer manes are desired. Whether you're waiting for things to grow back. Or you just love the versatility of going short to long on a dime.
Here are 5 hairstyles to do for short hair looking for The Long Hair Experience.
What started as a simple quarantine chop, has now became an entire bob movement across our explore page. And we're here for it!
Halo extensions are perfect for making your bob bolder because they're not just about length! They give that nice boost of volume to ends, bringing your short style into 2021 territory.
How to Make the Most Out of Your Halo's Volume:
While we always suggest getting your halo cut by a professional stylist. This type of haircut is meant to add blunt volume to your ends. So there's less need for an intricate blend into your natural hair's length.
If you're planning on DIY-ing this look, take the time to be meticulous with placing and securing your hairpiece before grabbing the shears as you'll be CUTTING your halo. And that's permanent, babe!
Once you're ready for the chop, cut along your end-line. Essentially just matching the length of your halo to your natural hair's cut.
Big Tip #1: Grab a friend to help with the back.
Big Tip #2: Taper edges with small vertical snips to ends.
And voila! You're now the proud owner of the fastest throw-on style for your bob.
Did I love the resurgence of flipped up ends at first? No. Am I absolutely obsessed with them now? YES.
Firstly, you don't need to have the most uniform flip out to your ends. You can have casual turn-ups and turn-ins that go more 60's glamour than 60's cartoon. You can rock them in a pony or in a downstyle.
And they're also a perfect oily hairstyle!
Here's Where Your Halo Goes to Werk:
The star power rests in your hair's ends. And with all that added length and volume to your locks, you've got tons of end to work with. Using a curler or straightener, flip your ends inward or outward, piece by piece.
Again, you can hot tool your way to a uniform flip OR alternate ins and outs for a bouncy curl effect.
For Halo Hair Extension Updos:
Didn't think halos could rock a pony? Where have you been! Halo hair extensions can be worn up and they're totally ponytail-able.
To place your halo in an upstyle:
Just like your downstyle, flip ends with your hot tool of choice and lots of hairspray.
Remember! Always opt for lightweight sprays for halo extensions.
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Have you ever played dress up and tried to put on as many things you could find? This is that. But in a very grown up way.
And while this isn't a short hair exclusive 'do, it makes the most of your hair real estate in the funnest way possible.
How to Pile Onto The Clip Trend:
The rules for execution here are fast and loose. Literally. Style as desired. Snap clips. There's endless placement and clip coordination options, but these are some of our faves:
Go super matchy-matchy with one colour or stone type like pearls. Create your own headband with face-framing bobby pins. Or go crazy on eclectic with a little bit of everything… everywhere.
And trust me, finding your fave way to combo is the little clip-me-up you didn't know you needed.
Already a staple in any short hair's style repertoire, this updated beachy wave is the cool younger sister of curls.
Accent your windswept wave with sparsely placed braids for the ultimate done-yet-undone look. Psst! It's also great for blending your halo hair extensions!
How to Elevate an Effortless Style:
Using a wand or hair straightener, throw in loose waves throughout your hair for total blending and windswept-ness.
And just as casual as that, add a handful of small braids throughout. I suggest leaving out the elastics for the eeeextra bit of laid back to your look.
Lastly, finish with an allover spritz of texturizing spray for gritty volume. Sea salt sprays are fine, too.
But, they require a wash out after each use, so use sparingly!
One other tip?
A freshly washed halo will give you a bit of beachy curl from the get-go as it naturally dries this way.
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Half-up 'dos are kind of our favourite halo hairstyles. And they make short hair look so much more…
LUXURIOUS. EVERY TIME.
One amazing inspo era for half-up styles is the 60's, they're a transformative hairstyle for thin hair. Perfect for flattering any face shape. And they're so, so easy to put together!
How to Half-up with halo hair extensions:
For this, your halo will need to sit slightly farther back on your head. This way, there's ample hair in the front to pull over the wire and hide it!
Once placed, you can create your pony portion. From the crown, tie a high pony that sits close to your head. Leaving enough hair in the back to cover any weft.
Lastly, get that full outdoor-voice kinda volume with big barrelled curls to all areas of the hair. You can even tease out your curls with a paddle brush for an extra bit of retro charm.
Oh and trust me even without a halo, this style makes the finest of hair look THICK thick.