Video: Short Hair Styling Tips with Nikki Phillipi

Master these short hair care basics.

Whether you are new to the short hair scene or a veteran to above-the-shoulder locks, you’ll find some major hair inspiration – and envy – from Nikki Phillipi’s how-to video (above) where she shares some easy haircare tips for short hair. With assistance from some trusty products, you’ll learn about some of Nikki’s styling tricks, including secrets on how to prolong your style. Read on to discover more:

Short Hair Styling Tips with Nikki Phillipi

For a rockstar, tousled vibe: Using a one-inch curling iron, take a haphazard approach to adding some bounce by alternating which direction you wrap your hair. If the first strand waves away from your face, curl the next one towards it. This is a good tip to ensure your curls don’t blend together. Follow with a quick tousle and finger-comb for a chic and messy look.

Pin, twist or simply leave it: Your hair is now prepped for a few of Nikki’s signature looks: a voluminous pouf up front, a twist on one side, or a simple but edgy vibe when left down around her face.

To extend the life of your hair: You called it. Dry shampoo.Nikki suggests the TRESemmé Fresh Start Color Care Dry Shampoo to absorb oil and add body, volume and texture without leaving any residue. She sprays a little throughout her roots for some added fullness.

Keeping things shiny: Nikki uses the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment to guarantee shine and moisture without making her hair feel oily. This oil is generally used on damp freshly washed hair but Nicki says when she’s in need of a glossy boost she’ll use it on dry hair, too.

Heat protecting: Using dry shampoo will mean not washing your hair as frequently, which in turn leads to less heat styling. When Nikki does use heat she makes sure to prep with the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray, which doesn’t only protect from heat but helps the hair to look healthy, too.

Am I the only one now longingly dreaming of rocking a short look this summer?