It doesn't take a shear genius to see why short hair is trendy for summer; besides being lighter and cooler, it's also great for fuss-free styling. Here, Hollywood's go-to hairstylists take the guesswork out of going short and reveal surefire ways to make the cut.
Face Type: Square JawBrooklyn Decker
To offset Brooklyn Decker's strong jaw line, Ted Gibson gave her a soft, textured bob. "I also created graduated layers and made the cut a little longer in the front," he adds. "You want hair in the front to be below the jaw so that it doesn't draw the eye to that area of the face."Another Popular Hairstyle for a Square Jaw
RihannaFace Type: High Forehead
"Rihanna had a great pixie cut," says Campbell. "To minimize her forehead, her stylist gave her fantastic chunky bangs."
"Bangs work well with this face type, but they don't have to be cut straight across," says Gibson, who likes Rihanna's side-swept, angled fringe as an alternative.
Reese WitherspoonFace Type: Heart-Shaped
"If you have a sharper chin, I wouldn't take the hair too short," says Gibson.
"I don't think you should go any shorter than the chin," agrees Campbell. "You might also follow Reese Witherspoon's lead and add soft bangs-she looks great with them."
Michelle WilliamsFace Type: Round
According to Gibson, sleek, angular short cuts are best for a round face (think an asymmetrical bob or a pixie with side-swept bangs). "A rounder face tends to have less shape to it-while straight hair will lengthen, angles in the haircut will add shape and symmetry," he says.
Don't confuse straightness with flatness, though; hair should still have volume. Michelle Williams' pixie is flattering because "the fullness is kept at her crown and above her ears," says Campbell.Check Out Another Versatile Pixie
Liv TylerFace Type: Thin
If you have a long, thin face like Liv Tyler, Gibson says to go below or above the chin ("a little shorter or longer is better"). He also suggests making the face appear more horizontal with a deep side part or-if you're feeling bold-wide bangs. "Bangs that extend to the outer corners of the eyes can widen the look of the face," says Gibson. "Just make sure they're not too blunt; thin faces tend to have more angles than most and you don't want to exaggerate those."Amazing Celeb Body Transformations
Anne HathawayFace Type: Long Neck
Want to flaunt your long, gorgeous neck? Go with a pixie. For balance, however, Gibson says to try a lengthier bob like Anne Hathaway's ("bobs that are cut above the chin can look weird with a long neck"). He also styled Hathaway's strands straight and blunt: "Annie has big, beautiful eyes and a softer complexion-I gave her haircut angles to bring strength to her face."Make the "Grown-Out" Look Work for You
Victoria BeckhamFace Type: High Cheekbones
If you have chiseled features like Victoria Beckham's, consider yourself lucky. "A lot of different lengths work for someone with high cheekbones," says Gibson. "They can get away with anything."
"I loved it when Victoria had the asymmetrical bob," says Campbell. "It really showed off her amazing bone structure."
Halle BerryFace Type: Oval
While high cheekbones might be the most enviable facial feature, a smallish oval is considered the ideal shape, says Campbell ("any style works with an oval face"). Just look at pixie loyalist Halle Berry for proof!
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