Don’t want to splurge on that drastic cut and colour? Try a quick hair change by playing with the placement of your parting!
What you’ll need
Let’s be honest: most occasion-ready hairstyles are often aimed towards ladies with long hair. So when it comes to looking for fresh, fashion-forward short hairstyles, you might find yourself at a loss. But don’t you worry, because we’re to help!
We’ve looked to the cool catwalks (Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Elie Saab, to name a few!), and found a hairstyle that’ll make your short mane look party-perfect for your next gig. It’s an edgier, hybrid version of the slick back and the wet-look hair trend! Introducing: the precise parting!
Just follow our step-by-step guide (below) to learn how to create this gorgeous, festival or party-ready ‘do.
How to create a pretty precise parting
Step 1: Prepare your hair for styling
For ultra-sleek locks, make sure to detangle your short mane first. Then apply a small amount of the VO5 Frizz Free Cream to your crop. This nifty product will help your locks look virtually frizz-free, while also protecting them from heat styling – bonus!
Now, take a fine-tooth comb and create your precise, deep side-parting (on your preferred side!). Grab your hair dryer and blow-dry your hair backwards.
Step 2: Apply gel
To master the sleek look of the precise parting, we recommend you use a strong hold hair styling product like the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel.
Evenly apply a small amount of the gel to your hair, gently raking the product through your tresses.
Editor’s tip: Use the back of your comb to help smooth your tresses back. Or if you fancy some bold definition, use the teeth side of your comb.
Step 3: Finish with hairspray
To ensure that your mane looks like a musical masterpiece, finish off the look with a generous spray of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. This long-lasting hairspray will give your short hair an enviable healthy-looking shine and see you through any occasion in style!
And just like that, you’ve completed our fabulous precise parting hair tutorial. Go you! Fancy getting more #shorthairinspo? Skip on over to our Short Hairstyles page to discover an array of stunning looks to try!