After we ran our tutorials on formal updos for thick hair and stylebook-inspired hair, many of you asked for tutorials for short crops. So, here we are! Whether you’re gearing up for school portraits or just want to look picture-perfect, these short hair tutorials will ensure that you’ll always be camera-ready.
To achieve Graphic Designer Bree’s vintage-inspired victory roll, you’ll need: A rat-tail teasing comb, a hair clip, a 1-inch curling iron, bobby pins, hairspray, and a flower.
1. Using your comb, start by separating out the hair that will be part of your victory roll.
2. Clip this section of hair out of the way and, using your curling iron, curl the remainder of your hair.
3. Curl the front side section away from your face, spritz all over with hairspray.
4. Un-clip the front section and, using your curling iron, curl it up and away from your face. It may take a few tries to get all those little pieces curled!
5. – 6. After setting the curl with hairspray, re-curl it using your fingers and hold in place.
7. Decide on placement and pin into place using your bobby pins. Set with hairspray.
8. Gather the front side section of hair, twist, and pin into place.
9. – 10. If you’ll be adding an accessory, like the fresh dahlia we used, pin into place with a bobby pin.
For Head of Employee Programs Rachel’s faux updo, you’ll need: a 1-inch curling iron, a no-slip headband that matches your haircolor, a fine-tooth comb, and hairspray.
1. Using your curling iron, curl all over, being sure to direct the curls away from your face. Spritz with hairspray.
2. Determine the placement of your headband and slip it over the crown of your head, pin into place.
3. Starting from the front section, begin twisting and tucking sections of hair up and over the headband, it should start resembling a crown.
4. Continue twisting and tucking, being sure to fill in any gaps.
5. If you have very short hair in the back, use your comb to hold the hair in place while you blast with hairspray.
6. Set the style with hairspray.
For Fashion Writer Anna’s braided updo, you’ll need: Texturizing balm, mini clear elastics, bobby pins, and hairspray.
1. Start my working a small amount of the balm through dry hair.
2. For Anna’s style we created nine braids total. Start by braiding each side towards the back.
3. Create three braids on either side of your head, and three braids in the back.
4. Secure each braid with a clear elastic.
5. Using your bobby pins, take the three braids from one side and twist them together, pinning in place behind your head.
6. Repeat with the other side, leaving the remaining braids loose.
7. Gather the three remaining braids and bring them up and over where the two gathered sides meet, tuck and pin with bobby pins, being sure to hide the elastics.
Do you rock a short crop? What are your favorite ways to style short hair?