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Don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t get lush, full-bodied locks to rival any Hollywood starlet's. The secret to hair with volume turned up to 11 is to find the perfect haircut. Don’t waste time lusting after somebody else’s locks when voluminous tresses are just a hair snip away. Clever layering, tapering and feathering are sure-fire ways to create the illusion of full, thick, limelight-stealing locks that you’ll be desperate to show off.
The pretty pixie cut has become this season’s it-style for good reason. Celebs including Carey Mulligan and Ashlee Simpson have been spotted rocking sexy pixies with oodles of volume. Celeb hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai notes that shorter locks don’t fall limp. Ask your stylist for a super-short pixie with lots of softly layered strands. The differing lengths will give you plenty of texture and definition to play around with. Team your pixie crop with peek-a-boo angled bangs for a fresh and flirty finish that turns heads.
Rock this season’s latest cut and try a shaggy bob, or "shab." This choppy, razored do is a contemporary take on the shag cut and is full of flirty layers. Ask your stylist for a shab cut that falls around lip-length. Lots of razor-cut strands will give your hair a textured look that is bursting with attitude. Those contrasting layers ensure your locks are full of body and volume. Use a touch of styling wax to manipulate and tease those tresses into position.
The "lob," short for long bob, has become the haircut of choice for seriously stylish fashionistas. Give this trend an injection of quirkiness and wear yours asymmetric. Ask your stylist for a shoulder-grazing lob that is shorter around the back for a fun, versatile ‘do. Add choppy layers throughout to really vamp up the volume. Wear your lob sexy and tousled for a full and flirty finish. Lightly backcomb your roots before curling for a sexy, evening style.
Give the bob a modern twist and wear yours choppy and textured. Keep your do full of flirty volume and wear it chin-length. Ask your stylist for a bob with layers throughout to retain that all important body. Team your bob with straight-across wispy bangs for a feminine finish. A cute bob is low-maintenance and seriously stylish, perfect for gals that don’t want to be a slave to longer locks.