Hairstyles 2015: Where Length is not Important June 30, 2016

Gone are the super-elaborate hairstyles. Simplistic styles, shorter locks and funky colours are back in vogue. You see celebrities step out of their comfort zone and let go of their signature looks, and it is hard to not emulate them.

No matter how long your tresses are, there is no reason you cannot look stunning. A very wise person had once said, “Never let length get in the way of fabulous hair.” Keeping that in mind, here are styles for every hair length.

Short Hair:

1. Pixie With Side-Swept Bangs:

Pixie With Side-Swept Bangs

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The pixie cut never seems to go out of style. Here, we see Scarlett Johansson sport the cut, with long, tousled, side-swept bangs.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through hair and blow-dry in all directions to give your hair a wrapped look.
  2. Part hair off to a side and using a straightener, style your bangs into loose waves.
  3. Slick back the shorter side and finger-comb through the longer one.
  4. Set with a strong hold spray.

Is This For You?

The length of this style makes this perfect for those with oval or heart-shaped faces.

2. Smoothed Out Pixie:

Smoothed Out Pixie

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Ginnifer Goodwin is truly an inspiration when it comes to rocking short hair. Here is a twist on her usual spiky hairdo.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into hair.
  2. Using a mini straightener, smooth out and polish your locks.
  3. Brush hair away from your face and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style looks best on those who have a petite face.

3. Short, Messy Bob:

Short, Messy Bob

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Lily Collins sure looks adorable yet chic in this short, slightly messy cut. This versatile look is practically effortless to style and maintain.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair and blow-dry, scrunching at the crown.
  2. Brush out the top section and straighten.
  3. Tease to create volume and smooth out your hair.
  4. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

The voluminous top makes this style suitable for all face shapes.

4. Textured Pixie:

Textured Pixie

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Kaley Cuoco certainly created a big bang when she chopped off her long tresses, favouring a shorter, chicer cut. The textured locks and the studded headband lend a very feminine vibe to her overall look.

How To Style:

  1. Work pomade into damp hair.
  2. Finger-comb to separate the strands.
  3. Top it off with a fancy headband.

Is This For You?

This look best complements oval faces.

5. Straight And Tousled:

Straight And Tousled

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Scarlett Johansson, once again, shows the world how to rock short hair. The tousled locks add a twist to the classic slicked back hair.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair and straighten it out.
  2. Tease at the top section and brush back diagonally.
  3. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle is best suited for those with oval or heart-shaped faces.

6. Slicked-Back:

Slicked-Back

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This hairdo is a classic and never seems to go out of style. Probably the most popular way to wear your short hair; and Kate Mara makes the style look all the more tempting.

How To Style:

  1. Work pomade into damp hair.
  2. Part hair on one side and brush.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle complements a wide range of face shapes, though people with wider faces might want to give this look a wide berth.

7. Faux-Long:

Faux-Long

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Nope, Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t magically grown her hair overnight. Her short bob has been pulled back and pinned to create the illusion of longer locks.

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing product to damp hair and scrunch as you blow-dry.
  2. Pull back hair and secure with bobby pins, leaving out strands to frame your face.
  3. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairdo complements every face shape.

8. Super-Short Pixie:

Super-Short Pixie

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Here, we see Miley Cyrus with a super-short pixie, reminiscent of Sharon Stone. This laidback style gives her a softer look than the spikes she usually sports.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair and blow-dry.
  2. Brush hair thoroughly.

Is This For You?

This hair looks great on oval or heart-shaped faces.

Medium Length Hair:

1. Side-Swept Bangs:

Side-Swept Bangs

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Taylor Swift has let go of her signature curls to flaunt a simplistic, almost straight style.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into hair.
  2. Using a straightener, curl hair away from your face.
  3. Set with a medium hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This is a style that complements every face shape.

2. Messy Wob:

Messy Wob

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Wob or wavy bob has become a favourite amongst celebrities. Here, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sports a messy take on the wob.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into hair.
  2. Straighten hair, then tease and scrunch to add volume.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

The wob has to be one of the most versatile styles around. It looks good on everybody!

3. Angled Wob:

Angled Wob

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The wob has taken the masses by storm, and here, we see Emma Stone with an angled wob with a centre part.

How To Style:

  1. Part hair down the middle and apply a volumizing product.
  2. Using a straightener, style hair away from the face.
  3. Set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This, once again, is a very adaptable look that goes well with any outfit and on any face shape.

4. Pin-Straight:

Pin-Straight

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Marion Cotillard has her hair cut blunt across the ends, and with just the slightest bit of volume on top. A casual, effortless look you can sport every day.

How To Style:

  1. Use a volumizing product on the hair and spray with heat protectant.
  2. Part hair off to one side, and creating small sections, straighten them out.
  3. Twist and roll the hair on top and pin them back.
  4. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle is perfect for those with oval or heart-shaped faces.

5. Romantic Curls:

Romantic Curls

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Taylor Swift has bounced back to the land of curls, but instead of the tighter curls she usually flaunts, her hair here has softer, looser waves and curls that give her a very princess-ey look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product through hair.
  2. Straighten out your bangs and using medium barrel curlers, create ringlets.
  3. Set with a medium hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This rendition of the princess hairstyle looks good on everybody.

6. Braided Headband And Pulled-Back Hair:

Braided Headband And Pulled-Back Hair

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Emma Roberts has tied her medium length hair in a simple yet elegant braid that complements her overall look.

How To Style:

  1. Part hair sideways and section off the top.
  2. French braid horizontally along the crown and pin the headband in place.
  3. Sweep back the sectioned off hair to create faux side swept bangs and plait the remaining hair.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle suits everybody.

7. Purple Shock:

Purple Shock

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Everyone seems to be getting experimental with their hair. Here, Katy Perry shows-off her gradient purple locks, tousled to lend an edgy look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair.
  2. Scrunch hair as you blow dry.
  3. Finger-comb and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

The volume on this one makes it suitable for all.

8. Tousled Hair And Wispy Bangs:

Hair And Wispy Bangs

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Halle Berry has let go of her signature spikes in favour of medium length hair. Keeping up with the trend, she has styled it in soft waves that frame her face.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair.
  2. Straighten out the bangs and using a large barrel curler, create curls.
  3. Spritz with a medium hold hairspray and finger-comb to separate the curls.

Is This For You?

This style works for everybody.

Long Hair:

1. Side Swept Retro Waves:

Tousled Hair And Wispy Bangs

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Reese Witherspoon has taken the retro style and added a modern twist to it. The curls are voluminous and softer, rather than the slightly crimped style of the past.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through hair and part it off to one side.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, style loose curls.
  3. Tease a little to create volume on top and finger-comb the ends.
  4. Set with a strong hold hairspray or pomade.

Is This For You?

This is a look that complements everybody. And here is a more comprehensive guide on how to get this look.

2. Smooth And Long:

Side Swept Retro Waves

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This timeless, elegant style, sported by Natalie Portman, is easy to recreate and gorgeous to look at. This is a great hairstyle for those with naturally straight hair, but you can always straighten your wavy or curly hair to sport this look.

How To Style:

  1. Part hair off to a side and work pomade into it.
  2. Brush thoroughly.
  3. Using a straightener, gently curve the ends of your hair.

Is This For You?

This is a really great look for oval or petite faces.

3. Voluminous Bun And Faux Bangs:

Bun And Faux Bangs

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Large, voluminous buns are trending and Rihanna rocks this classic style with faux blunt bangs that lie across the top.

How To Style:

  1. Brush back hair into a high-top ponytail.
  2. Section it off and straighten it.
  3. Take a section, wrap it around the base of the ponytail and let the ends lie atop to create the illusion of bangs.
  4. Tease the other sections and wrap one around the other to make a voluminous bun.
  5. Secure with pins and set with a hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style looks best on those with long faces.

4. Naturally Straight:

Smooth And Long

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This free flowing style on Lucy Liu has been spiced up with volume and a natural looking ombre colour. This is a great style for those with naturally straight hair as it allows you to play up your smooth, long locks.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair, and brush as you blow dry.
  2. Tease slightly to add volume and smooth out the top with a brush.
  3. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

5. Sleek Long-Tail:

Voluminous Bun And Faux Bangs

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Smooth, long ponytails are back in vogue. Easy to pull off and great to look at, this is a classic indeed.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into hair.
  2. Part hair off to one side, use heat protectant and straighten.
  3. Pull back hair and secure with a hair tie.

Is This For You?

This works for most face shapes.

6. Boho Chic:

Naturally Straight

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Long, cascading hair can never go out of fashion. This tousled, bohemian look is extremely versatile and can be sported anywhere.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to hair.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, create loose waves.
  3. Brush it out for that gentle waviness.
  4. Tease the top and set with a flexible hold hairspray.

Is This For You?

This hairstyle suits everyone.

7. Sleek ‘60s Long-Tail:

Sleek Long-Tail

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Here is Cara Delevingne’s modern take on the ‘60s waves. The waves add a twist to an otherwise simplistic hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Part hair off to one side and apply pomade to still damp hair.
  2. Using a straightener, curl hair away from the face and smooth it over to the side.
  3. Brush hair back and tie at the nape.

Is This For You?

This style looks best on those with oval faces.

2015 is a great year for hair. Super-long tresses, pixies and everything in between- length simply doesn’t matter when it comes to what’s trending! So go ahead, flaunt your haircut – or the lack of it, and look fabulous.

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