Anthony Nader talks 10 coolest short hairstyles that you must try at least once in your lifetime as seen on style.nine.com.au
From Kim Kardashian’s sleek lob to Ruby Rose’s rock and roll pixie cut, short hair is here and it’s having a moment.
“Having short hair is fun and you should try it at least once,” hairdresser Anthony Nader told 9Style.
We have all your style inspiration needs sorted with our pick of the 10 chicest, short hairstyles.
The Pixie Plunge
Australian model and Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose is the current poster girl for short hair.
The Urban Decay beauty muse has rocked just about every different short style around, but her signature pixie cut remains our favourite look.
Expect to admit your hairdresser into your inner circle if you plan on maintaining the perfect pixie cut. “When you have a short crop you need to commit to your hairdresser every say 4-6 weeks so its kept razor sharp,” says Anthony.
The Bold Buzzcut
Kristen Stewart is not afraid of a dramatic hair transformation and her bright blonde buzzcut is a major hair move.
Warning: As much as we would love to look as bad ass as Kristen, it’s important to know if your face shape is suited to a buzzcut before you commit.
“Be aware of bone structure that appears to be angular, meaning square or rectangle as this will only highlight a fuller jaw line and neckline,” says Anthony.
The Compromise Cut
Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale’s chin-length bob cut is a perfect happy medium for those who aren’t ready to say goodbye to their luscious locks just yet.
“Keep some fun up top so you can create some soft texture and be able to push the hair into different hairstyles,” says Anthony.
The Lob aka ‘Long Bob’
Just when we thought that Kim Kardashian West was staying faithful to her favored long hair extensions again, she managed to beat us at our own game debuting a new sleek, lob hairstyle in March.
The Hot Mess
House of Cards actress Kate Mara’s blonde messy bob cut is the perfect hairstyle for those who are wanting a shorter hairdo that retains a more effortless and carefree feel.
The Power Chop
Leave it to longtime hair icon Jennifer Lopez to opt for a shoulder-length haircut that is both feminine and powerful to make a statement.
This cut has style status in spades and doesn’t take too much off your hair length.
“The beauty of having longer strands is you can get away with having an off day as you can twist it up into a high top knot or a cool loose braid,” says Anthony.
The Risky Business Cut
Cara Delevingne’s chic new lilac-coloured pixiecut is definitely a hair risk and totally throws the rule book out the window, but experimenting with your hair is half the fun of embracing a new look.
“The beauty about going short is that you can always style your hair differently which I think is fun and it also gives you a chance to play around with your wardrobe,” says Anthony.
The Rule Breaker
When pop star Katy Perry says you’re the reason she cut her hair short then you know you must be doing something right.
Scarlett Johansson’s bold, edgy and uber stylish undercut, which is shaved on both sides of the head with the middle section left long, is one of the most desired haircuts among the more adventurous members of the A-list.
The Posh Cut
Victoria Beckham has certainly made some wrong moves when it comes to her hairstyles in the past (hello multi-coloured hair extensions), but she seems to have gotten it right with her classy lob haircut that still allows for hair to be styled into loose, beachy waves.
“If your wanting texture and volume opt for a product like a soft paste or a soft clay that isn’t too dry so you can define your hair’s texture,” says Anthony.
The Metamorphosis Cut
In the wake of her split from boyfriend Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry decided that a fresh new cut was what she needed to turn a new leaf and with her hair continually getting shorter and shorter she hasn’t looked back since.
From her balayage undercut to her blonde buzzcut, it seems that Katy has been converted to short hair for life.
By Harriet Armstrong for style.nine.com.au