Easy, Breezy:
Short Hair Style Recommendations for Women

Ladies, there’s nothing better than a cute, summer crop to get you styled and out the door in a flash. As days get longer and temperatures rise, you may begin to consider a short, playful ‘do to cut back your styling time for more fun in the sun. These days should be spent making hot dogs and memories, not breaking a sweat in the mirror styling long locks just right. So, without further ado, here are this year's hottest–and coolest–seasonal cuts.


The not-too-long lob

If you’re looking for a mid-length hairstyle with some major versatility, a lob may be the cut for you. The long bob (AKA “the lob”) is one of those styles that can somehow compliment essentially every hair type and face shape. This celebrity favorite lightens the weight while leaving some length so that you can still style, play, and put it up in a bun on those hot, summer days. Oh, and styling’s a breeze. After your shower routine, simply towel dry, and spritz in a texture spray like Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray before letting air dry for subtle, beachy waves all summer long.

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Sunny summer days call for easy-to-style, easy-to-wear shorter looks.
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Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Gel
Use a small amount of styling gel to perfect your new pixie.

The basic bob

If short-and-chic is more your speed, a bob is a timeless look that never fully fades from fashion. This ever-fashionable fringe is as summer-friendly as it is versatile. Spring for a swift, angular bob for a trendy, blunt look, evocative of retro style, or soft, swooping curtain bangs and layers for a gentle, '70s feel. Want to make a statement? Take the bulk out of your thick mane with a razor-cut trim for some edgy fringe. Whether you’re looking for a classic bob or a trendy undercut, a quick chat with your stylist can help you find the contemporary crop that’s right for you.


The present-day pixie

If you’re tired of long, heavy locks in the hot summer months, it might be time for you to take the pixie plunge. Pixies can be soft, short, sassy, and undeniably “cool” in the summer—in every sense of the word. The best part? Styling’s a breeze. Simply tousle your tresses with a small amount of texture paste like Redken Rough Paste 12 and separate pieces with a touch of styling gel—like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Gel—for a trendy, textured look with lasting hold.


Short-and-sweet or a bit longer-and-layered, there’s a cool, summer style for everyone out there. Talk to one of our expert stylists for more easy, breezy tips and tricks to find the perfect summer look for you.

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