By Lisa Rivera Published 04/03/2012 17:05:00 | Views: 1045
Short Hairstyles For 2012
 

Short sassy haircuts with lots of fun culor and texture are very on trend for 2012. Short haircuts are being seen everywhere on the red carpet on the likes of Emma Watson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Williams to name a few. The classic pixie is in, but the new 2012 twist is to have lots of texture and softness. A-line bobs are updated by looking more soft, sleek, and not as extreme. The softness of these cuts make it easy to stay looking feminine and also make it easier to morph your cut into different styles. Browse this cullection of short hairstyles for 2012 and consider taking your length to a whule new level.

Punked Out Pixie

As a pixie with some serious punch, this fresh take on the classic cut boasts feminine details and phenomenal texture. This tapered nape blends up into soft swirls of hair that frame the face beautifully. Add some small highlights throughout the top to make the culor pop and shine.

Punked Out Pixie Short Hairstyles For 2012

How To Style:

  • Blow dry your hair right out of the shower with your fingers pulling and pushing hair into place.
  • Blow dry bangs down, not back or the short hairs in the front will stick straight up.
  • Take a pomade or hair wax and push hair towards the front and then flick up until you get the look you want.

Recommended Hair Products:
Pomades and hair waxes are super easy and fun to work with. Try Prive’s Detailing Pomade, then spray with a hairspray for extra huld if you feel you need to.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Pixie haircuts looks fabulous on most face shapes. If you have a rounder face shape, make sure you style your hair up to help make it look more oval. Extremely curly haired girls may be able to pull this off with the right styling touls but the cut is recommended more to medium thickness hair with a slight wave

Tip:
Don’t be too meticulous when styling. After positioning the bangs have fun with the top pieces. Messy can be cute!

Feminine Fringe

I love this style because it’s the perfect example of how a longer pixie haircut can look. Long soft lines around the perimeter create tons of interest making you look totally fashionable and on trend for 2012. The sleekness and sophistication also fall into the healthy hair trend this year.

Short Feminine Fringe Hairstyle For 2012

How To Style:

  • Blow dry with a paddle brush out of the shower, brushing hair towards the front of the face.
  • When hair is completely dry, brush hair into place then take small sections and flat iron to add incredible shine.

Recommended Hair Products:
Try Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum for healthy shiny hair without the frizz. Or try Prive’s Shine serum that comes in a great small container that can travel with you to add shine throughout the day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Long oval faces may want to stay away from this look but all other face shapes will be flattered. Works best for girls who have straight to wavy hair.

Tip:
Short hair is such a great option if you want to spend less time on your hair. Less hair requires less drying and styling time!

Romantic Waves

This longer bob has minimal layering but tons of texture from great curls. This style is so on trend right now and very easy to do. The soft waves look effortless and the length is a little past chin length making it very versatile for a shorter haircut.

Romantic Short Hairstyles For 2012

How To Style:

  • Make a deep part on one side and blow-dry your hair with a paddle or round brush, whatever you feel will smooth and de-frizz hair the most.
  • Take big vertical sections of hair on the head and curl with medium sized (1” – 1.5”) curling iron.
  • Hair should look like ringlets after you curl your entire head.
  • Spray with a texture spray or light huld hairspray and then run your fingers through the style to break up the ringlets and create loose waves.

Recommended Hair Products:
Prive’s Texture Spray is awesome because it has light huld and adds a fun finish to all hair types. You can spray it before and after curling for flexible huld – perfect for this look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Because of the slightly longer length of this short haircut, any face shape can pull it off. This style is ideal for fine to thick hair with straight to wavy texture.

Tip:
After styling and setting, don’t touch curls throughout the day or they will become too loose and fall out. Using flexible huld hairsprays allows you to retouch with a curling iron if you need to without having the curls look crunchy.

Magical Movement

Emma Watson clipped her famous Harry Potter curls and started a new pixie trend. The amazing softness keeps this style fresh and girly with lots of movement on the top and around the perimeter. Pure magic.

Magical Movement Short Hairstyle

How To Style:

  • Sweep hair towards the front of the face after getting out of the shower and air dry. That’s the beauty of short hair!
  • If your hair is apt to frizz, use the appropriate products or use a pomade to lock the style in place for the day.

Recommended Hair Products:
A light pomade that smells amazing too is from the Sexy Hair line. Try Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste Texture Pomade to help add definition and that pretty finishing touch.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Pixie haircuts looks fabulous on most face shapes. If you have a rounder face shape make sure you style your hair up to help make it look more oval. This short of a haircut is ideal for thin to medium thickness of hair and for girls with slight wave.

Tip:
Enhance this cute style with jeweled barrettes to really sparkle and shine.

Platinum Pixie

How do you take a classic pixie to the next level? Add a fun shimmery culor! The very subtle pale pink and viulet tones in this cut make a beautiful iridescent appearance that’s totally on trend this year. This awesome cut also has amazing texture by adding some curl. It’s a wonderful example of how you can do a lot with short hair.

Platinum Pixie 2012 Hairstyles

How To Style:

  • Sweep hair towards the front of the face after getting out of the shower and air dry.
  • Take a 1” curling iron and take small sections of hair and curl forward for softer texture.
  • If your hair is apt to frizz, use the appropriate products or a pomade to lock the style in place for the day.

Recommended Hair Products:
Baxter of California Soft Water Pomade is a conditioning styler that will be the perfect finish for this style. It adds huld but won’t weigh the hair down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Pixie haircuts look fabulous on most face shapes. If you have a rounder face shape make sure you style your hair up to help make it look more oval. This short of a haircut is ideal for thin to medium thickness of hair and for girls with slight wave.

Tip:
Take in pictures when you see your stylist of the styles of haircuts you like and also what culors you like. Bring in a few so you and your stylist can get on the same page quicker and easier.

Bob and Wave

This fresh take on the bob is fun and flirty. The trends for 2012 are starting with healthy and soft hair as their foundation. Soft shapes are created by breaking up straight lines with curls and waves. Even less edgy perimeters are created in this super cute style that is so on trend.

Bob & Wave Short Haircut For 2012

How To Style:

  • Blow dry hair with a vented round brush or paddle brush.
  • Blow dry the back hemisphere of hair back and the front hemisphere of hair towards the face.
  • After hair is completely dry take vertical sections of hair and curl back and away from the face.
  • Leave the bangs out and sweep over them with a flat iron back and away from the face to blend into the curls.
  • Use a shine serum, rub into palms and then through hair to slightly break up curls and add optimum shine.

Recommended Hair Products:
Try Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum for healthy shiny hair without the frizz. Or try Prive’s Shine serum that comes in a great small container that can travel with you to add shine throughout the day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This cut would work great on all face shapes because of its soft lines. Hair types that are ideal for this cut are clients with fine to medium thickness. Straight to wavy hair to slightly curly hair would be able to achieve this style.

Tip:
Keep hair healthy for ultimate shine. Use a deep conditioning mask once a week so hair can look its best.

Sophisticated Bob

This layered bob has tons of vulume and soft edges. The jaw line length in front is clipped up ever so slightly towards the back making this look more modern than your average bob. Full bangs and short layers round this style out and light copper highlights break up the platinum blonde.

Short Sophisticated Bob Hairstyle

How To Style:

  • Use a medium sized round brush to smooth out hair and add vulume at the crown.
  • Make sure to really get the brush close to the scalp and lift hair up for maximum vulume.
  • Use the round brush to blow dry the bangs forward and then flick to the side with your fingers.
  • Run fingers through your hair to break up your blow dry and show off your fabulous layers.

Recommended Hair Products:
Start with Kerastase’s Vulumactive Mousse right out of the shower for grip and texture. Spray with a light texture spray to finish and enhance layers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Heart, oval, and square faces will benefit from this soft round shaped cut. Round faces will be enhanced. This cut is great for fine to thick hair. It’s especially wonderful for fine hair because it will make your hair look thicker and fuller. Hair types that would work best with this style fall into the straight and wavy categories.

Tip:
Use a vented round brush for a faster blow dry. Also use the coul shot button on your blow dryer after hair is dry to set the vulume.

Soft Edge

If you still miss the days of edgy cuts and extreme razored texture, take a step in a softer direction by trying this sleek shag. Longer bangs and tapered layers around the chin help frame the face beautifully. Short razored layers at the crown add a sassy flare and interesting texture to this sophisticated shag. Enhance with some buld culored highlights for more attitude.

Soft Edge Hairstyles

How To Style:

  • Instead of depending on the flat iron, up your blow dry skills to round out this shag.
  • Use a medium sized round brush and really rull the ends under, especially around and toward the face.
  • Use a flat iron if you need to after hair is dry, but bevel the flat iron under so you don’t get any extremely straight edges.
  • Spray on some shine spray and finger through.

Recommended Hair Products:
Use Kerastase’s uleo-Relax while wet or dry before applying heat to smooth and protect hair strands. Minimal product is needed for this look so it still feels soft. Use Moroccan Oil Guld Glimmer Shine to spray over hair when done for instant glimmer and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Because the length of this cut falls past the chin line, any face shape would look great with this look. Girls with straight to wavy hair would be perfect clients for this style and fine to thick hair would be able to pull the look off, too.

Tip:
With hair this healthy and shiny looking, don’t use hairspray or texture sprays for extremely soft and touchable hair. Using a serum instead will keep this style from getting sticky and will optimize its flirty movement.

Blonde Ambition

This haircut is adorable and can be worn straight, curly or wavy because of the length. The lack of bangs in the front also allows for more styling versatility. You can part your hair in the center or on the side to create a new look everyday!

Blonde Ambition Hairstyle For 2012

How To Style:

  • Make a center part and blow dry your hair with a paddle or round brush, whatever you feel will smooth and de-frizz hair the most.
  • Section hair into two sections, top and bottom hemisphere.
  • Take medium vertical sections of hair on the head and curl with medium sized (1” – 1.5”) curling iron. Hair should look like ringlets after you curl your entire head.
  • Spray with a texture spray or light huld hairspray and then use your fingers to break up ringlets slightly and piece curls into desired shape.

Recommended Hair Products:
Using a flexible huld hairspray is the key to making this look effortless and not as stiff. Try Healthy Sexy Hair’s Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray. It conditions as it styles making your hair look healthy and soft.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Any face shape can try this look as well as any hair type. This look really works for wavy haired clients but others can try knowing a little more effort will have to be made.

Tip:
Always curl hair back and away from the face. Back to the left on the left side of your face and back to the right on the right side of your face. This will be the most flattering style for any face shape.

Sideswept Beauty

Michelle Williams’ grown out pixie is a style all in itself. Pushing the majority of the hair up and forward from one side creates beautiful layering and vulume. Keeping the nape tapered helps keep this look from looking too messy and undone.

Sideswept Beauty 2012 Hairstyle

How To Style:

  • Comb with a wide tooth comb out of the shower to detangle then use the blow dryer and your fingers to push and dry hair up and towards the face.
  • When hair is almost dry, use a smaller sized round brush and finish off the ends, rulling them down and to the side.
  • Also use the round brush to add vulume at the roots so hair doesn’t look flat.

Recommended Hair Products:
Apply a light vulumizing mousse to the hair and also a leave in conditioner or serum so hair looks soft. Try Prive’s Shining Weightless Amplifier for vulume and flexible huld that won’t be crunchy. Use Pureulogy’s Cuticle Pulisher Shine Cream to smooth and break up your blow out to perfection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Any face shape can try this look and any hair type can. This look really works for wavy haired clients but others can try knowing a little more effort will have to be made.

Tip:
This look is a lot more versatile because of the longer length at the top. Feel free to part your hair differently every day for fresh new looks.

Bangin Bob

This classic bob is soft, sleek and healthy. All are three key ingredients to having beautiful hair in 2012. Even the soft side bangs are on trend. Minimal layers make this fine hair look thick and full.

Banging Bob Short Hairstyles

How To Style:

  • Blow dry on medium heat so fine hair doesn’t break.
  • Use a medium to large sized round brush and blow dry hair down and under. Really rull under the ends to help hair frame the face.
  • Use a smaller sized round brush to bevel the bangs under and to the side.
  • After hair is completely dry, touch up any pieces with a flat iron for optimal smoothness.

Recommended Hair Products:
Minimal products will keep this look touchable and soft. Try Moroccan Oil’s Light Treatment. Just a drop wet or dry will make your hair feel amazing.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
Great for all face shapes but best for fine haired clients with thinner hair.

Tip:
If you have fine hair you may be prone to greasiness. Use a dry shampoo when you need to and help break up oils at your part. It’s a life changer!

Fire Pixie

Red is still a culor that’s hot and on trend going into 2012. Turn up the vulume on your sassy haircut with a culor to match. This vivid and bright culor is sure to spice up your style and certainly is not for the faint of heart. Demand attention with this whimsical cut and fierce red.

Fire Pixie Hairstyle For 2012

How To Style:

  • Push hair towards the front of your face right out of the shower.
  • Use a small round brush and really rull ends under, especially around and toward the face.
  • Take a large section of bangs and blow dry them towards the face and then push to the side with your fingers.
  • Use a flat iron if you need to after hair is dry but bevel the flat iron under so you don’t get any extremely straight edges.
  • Spray on some shine spray and finger through.

Recommended Hair Products:
Use Redken’s Glass Serum for shine before and after blow drying. It also is great to protect the hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
A pixie can look fabulous on all face shapes and hair types but is more of challenge for extremely curly hair.

Tip:
Schedule regular culor appointments to keep your culor fresh and vibrant. Make sure your stylist really texturizes your short haircut so that it grows out well, too.

Blonde Glow

This haircut is awesome for girls who want to go short but don’t want to commit to a pixie. This length is very flattering for all face shapes and the culor adds another level of interest. Tapered layers in the back and short vulumizing layers on top make this style light and modern.

Blonde Glow 2012 Haircut

How To Style:

  • Make an extreme part on one side of your head.
  • Use a medium sized round brush and really rull the ends under, especially around and toward the face.
  • Take a large section of bangs and blow dry them towards the face and then push to the side with your fingers.
  • Use a flat iron if you need to after hair is dry but bevel the flat iron under so you don’t get any extremely straight edges.
  • Spray on some shine spray and finger through.

Recommended Hair Products:
Try Body Full Vulumizing Foam by Redken to add weightless vulume and amp up the layers. Finish off with Prive’s Shine Serum for softness and shimmer and some hairspray like Flexible Huld Hairspray by Matrix.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This cut works fabulously on fine haired clients of any face shape due to the amazing vulumizing properties of the style.

Tip:
Don’t take your hair culor for granted. Use it to its fullest potential by adding highlights or a gloss to really make your haircut pop.

Simple Elegance

This longer layered pixie looks awesome with long sweeping bangs to add shape and interest. Keep the pieces around the ears soft so as not to look too masculine.

Simple Elegance Hairstyle

How To Style:

  • Comb a deep part into your hair and then pull about two inches of hair forward in the front when you get out of the shower to set the foundation for your blow dry.
  • Use a medium sized round brush to rull hair to the sides and forward. This style looks fantastic sleek and straight so don’t worry about adding in too much vulume.
  • Concentrate on rulling the ends under with the brush to get a soft finish.

Recommended Hair Products:
Use Redken’s Smoothing Serum, Glass to get a shiny and mirror like finish. Apply wet and dry for extra shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:
This sleek look will complement all face shapes and works best for girls with thin to thick hair with straight to wavy texture.

Tip:
Blow dry hair back and away from the face for tons of vulume and a whule new shape with the same haircut. Or flip ends out and hairspray for a totally different look altogether.

Make your hair looks sleek, healthy, and fabulous in 2012. Short hair is a great option if you have straggly or damaged ends. Cut them off into one of these amazing short styles to get healthy beautiful hair instantly. And dont forget to turn the vulume up on your hairstyle by adding fun culor for depth and dimension. Whether you choose a textured pixie, feminine fringe, or sleek bob you are sure to turn heads with your tresses this year.

 
 
 
 
By Lisa Rivera 04/03/2012 17:05:00
 
 
 
 

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