How I’m Styling My Short Hair

It’s been a few weeks since I had my sister cut about 10 inches off of my hair. I do this about once a year – do a big chop of my hair, have fun with a new style, and then usually let it grow out again, until I’m ready to do it all over. I will still get trims between big cuts – sometimes just to make it look healthy again and sometimes a couple inches to freshen up my style. My hair grows quickly, so I don’t have any reservations about cutting so much off at one time.

Since my hair is shorter now, I wanted to share an updated video for how I’m curling it. While it’s the exact same method that I use when my hair is longer, I know it’s helpful to see it done at different lengths. I like to do a couple more sections with short hair, so that is one difference you’ll see.

Here’s what I use:

t3 Whirl Trio Curling Wand with the 1″ barrel – the 1″ barrel creates more of a wave than a curl, especially when you space out your hair when wrapping around the barrel

GHD 1″ flat iron – for the bottom layer of my hair, as well as to straighten out the ends (I like the cleaner look that creates!)

plus a styling comb and Kenra Volume 25 hairspray

View this video on Youtube.

While actually getting the curls in your hair is an important part of the styling process, the “finishing” portion is just as essential! I like to add volume and more of a “lived in” look to my curls. Even if you don’t do any teasing or like adding a lot of product to your hair, I highly recommend running your fingers or a brush through your curls, once they’ve cooled. It helps to blend them and soften them up a bit.

My hair, on its own, tends to be pretty flat and lifeless. I’ve found products, over the years, that give me the volume and look that I like and work well for my hair! I always spray Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo on my roots when my hair is freshly washed. I like that it adds a bit of grit to my hair, which helps my style hold longer. Then I go through and tease with my comb. After that, I will finish with more hairspray and a humidity spray (in the summertime).

View this video on Youtube.

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  1. 7.22.20
    Michele said:

    My husband saw me looking at your hair when you first cut it and said “that. That’s what you need to do. That.”

    And he doesn’t like ANYTHING😂

  2. 7.22.20
    Michele said:

    My husband saw me looking at your hair when you first cut it wand said “that, that’s what you need to do. That.”

    And he doesn’t like ANYTHING😂😊😊

  3. 4.23.24
    Stylist Gina said:

    this is the infamous haircut that Kate still has guilt over? 🙂 it was a fun cut, regardless!

    • 4.24.24
      Lauren said:

      lol it was cute! It was just shorter than I asked for, but wasn’t a big deal!