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HOW TO MASTER SUMMER’S CROPPED HAIR TREND

If there’s ever a time to embrace the hairstyle of the season it’s now. Cropped locks are bigger than ever and with the temperature set to soar and beach days calling, pharmacy a low-maintenance mane has never been so appealing. Here, super-stylist Anthony Nader from Raw Salon in Sydney gives you tips for mastering this look.

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WHAT DO YOU ASK FOR?
Summer is definitely the time to experiment with your hair and why not get the chop? This season’s short hairstyle trends involve more texture and airiness than other seasons, making it a great option for quick morning styling and low-maintenance upkeep.

Ask your stylist to keep a few longer pieces hugging your hairline and for a choppy texture throughout the interior of the style. That’s the key here.

WHAT’S YOUR FACE SHAPE?
The most favourable face shape for any hairstyle is oval because it’s in proportion and symmetrical. That said, you can definitely have your hairdresser use the shears to tailor the right length for your face shape. It’s about altering different choppy lengths.

I always recommend taking references of the hairstyle you’re trying to achieve so you know you’re both on the same page. But remember, not everyone can pull off a “Lena Dunham” short crop, so it’s up to your stylist to make the look work for you.

YOU’RE OVER THE CROP, SO NOW WHAT?
The pain associated with growing out a shorter style is one of the main antidotes to taking the plunge in the first place, but don’t be deterred. To keep your hairstyle looking modern, make sure you keep the length crisp and blunt so it always looks clean and your ends don’t look wispy and dehydrated.

WHAT’S NEXT?
The key trends for the coming season are all about experimenting and going short! It’s time to shed the longer hairstyles in favour of soft textured hair like Michelle Williams, Halle Berry and Ellen Degeneres. Think it will make you look harsh? Think again. These styles are huge and, with the right handiwork, really feminine.

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