Many women with naturally curly hair get overwhelmed with the maintenance required for long styles, but do not wish to have a cute but dull short hairstyle. Fortunately, there are a wealth of styling products on the market that can help curly girls rock a sexy and short look. Remember that, with any style, it helps banish frizz if you squeeze out all excess water from wet hair before applying leave-in conditioner and styling products.
At the 2008 Academy Awards, Julie Christie rocked some bouncy frizz-free curls that looked like glammed-up bedhead (see “Resources”). If you have corkscrews, you can loosen them up a little for this hairdo by applying leave-in product and then putting your hair up in a twist to air dry. If you have looser curls, they should be medium length. Part wet hair in sections and smooth in some Curlisto Structura Lotion. Use a diffuser or air dry the hair. Add a finishing spray for some gloss.
If you have wavy hair that can hold curl, try adopting Ashley’s Judd’s super short but sexy style (see “Resources”). You can use rollers and finish with a spray that adds gloss and shine. If you have loose curls, you can define your curls by using a thick leave-in conditioner or pudding and following with gel or mousse. Put the top layer in duck bill clips to let it dry, allowing the hair to achieve full bounce.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Singer Corinne Bailey Rae knows how to work kinky curls to give them maximum bounce and volume, all in a short bob haircut (see “Resources”). Section wet hair and apply a curl cocktail of leave-in lotion and gel. Twist the sections. Dry with a diffuser. Add a finishing spray for shine.