Yes, yes—we’re back with yet another micro trend we’ve spotted on the streets of Milan: stylish short cuts. If you already have a short haircut and are seeking fresh, on-trend ways to wear it, let these looks below be your guide for the rest of the season. On the other hand, if you’re looking for the one haircut style that will get you to finally take the plunge and make the cut, consider all the inspo you need found right here. Read on as we highlight our favorite short styles from Milan and styling tips to help you recreate the look on your own:
Short Styles: Inspiration Straight From Milan
1. The Super Curly Cut
We know, we know, summer was the season for letting your natural curls do its thing but there’s no rule that you can’t flaunt your best curly texture during the colder months too. Put the flat iron down for a bit and go for super defined curly short styles. After washing your hair use a gel, like Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum, for styling. We like this product because it also provides your hair with a soft hold and shine. A few pumps through damp hair is all you need, then dry hair using your diffuser.
2. The Bold Wave
While we are still lusting over the beach wave style, this bold, chunky wave feels more in-tune with the season. Try this clean and simple wavy style on your short hair to give it a polished, more refined update. To recreate the look at home, it’s all about starting off with a smooth base. Wash hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, blow-dry straight using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray then use a hair wand to create your chunky wave at the very ends of your hair. Finish the look with a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray.
3. Slept-In Hair
They say a lot can’t be done with short hair, but we beg to differ. A lot of people believe that with a short haircut you can’t afford to have a bad hair day, like, ever. Our take? Turn said bad hair day into a fashionable look! Let’s take bed head, for instance. If you happen to go to bed without prepping it for tossing and turning all night long while you sleep, or if you just woke without any time in your schedule to redo your hair, turn your messy hair into a style that works.
Grab your trusty dry shampoo, like Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo and spray it at the roots of your hair to soak up any oily residue on your hair. Take your blowdryer with your concentration nozzle attachment and rough dry your hair with your hands to wake the texture up and voilà: Messy short hair that works!
Want more hairstyle inspiration from the streets of Milan, check out the center part styles we are dying to try this season.