Back in July I cut around 10 inches of my hair off to donate to the Little Princess Trust. You can read all about it in my ‘Going for the chop’ post here! When my hair was long I was really lazy with it- I’d blow dry it, put a bit of sea salt spray in it and leave it at that! But since going shorter I feel like it needs a bit more attention and I wanted to get some different ideas for how I could style it! So I’ve teamed up with my hair stylist Tilly to bring you 6 styles for short hair.
This post will show the end results and provide you all with some hair inspiration! If you head over to Tilly’s Instagram page at @Tillyoctaviahair she’ll be uploading all the video tutorials soon soon.
1. Loose Waves
This style would be my usual go to for everyday (when I don’t straighten it) or even a night out, like I said I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair! These waves were created using Cloud 9 straighteners.
2. Loose Waves Pinned Back
This is a really easy way to take a simple style and change it up a bit, through the use of a hair accessory. There’s lots of similar clips to this that can be found on the ASOS website, see here .
3. Messy Ponytail
This style is perfect for the day before you need to wash you hair! The great thing with the length my hair is at the moment is that it’s still long enough to be able to tie back which makes life a lot easier when I’m having a bad hair day. Just curl some strands at the front, tie back and add some pins to add a bit of volume, simple!
4. Dutch Braid
If you already follow Tilly on Insta you’ll know how amazing she is with braids! With short hair, I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to do anything that detailed but I was proved wrong. Look how cute this dutch braid is! Perfect for dinner and drinks or an occasion.
5. Fishtail Plait
Similar to the dutch braid, this fish tail braid is another half up half down style you can pair with loose waves to give it that boho vibe. I think this was my favourite look of them all and it’s a style I definitely need to learn to do on my own!
Now this final style is definitely one you’ll need to keep an eye out on the tutorial for! It’s perfect for an occasion like a wedding or christening and is definitely something a bit fancier than I would normally go for. You can even put tiny flowers like the ones in the picture or maybe little daisy’s in it, to add that extra touch to it.
I’ve included a picture below of all the products and accessories used for this post
I hope you enjoyed and took some inspiration!